cardaddyExcellent preparation and outstanding service. Portions including sides are large, consider sharing.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMarliave=marvelous!We went to Marliave after my daughter's graduation. She had eaten there before because a friend of hers had recommended it, and she wanted to go again. The drinks and food were prepared with care and were delicious!. Our waitress was attentive and very pleasant. With all the choices of restaurants to go to in Boston, she picked a winner!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!(a little pricey!) but delicious food and ambiance!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle oasis downtownI really like the Marliave for lunch, especially in summer. Its tucked-away location always surprises people, though the brand name is familiar to all Bostonians over age 50 or so. The outdoor tables are quiet and off the street. The ambiance is way better than its parent, the Grotto, which always makes me want to redecorate. The Marliave food is good, and the service is friendly. A high-quality, all-purpose lunch place (meaning for a great variety of guests, from teenagers to visiting dignitaries). A little overpriced but not intolerably so.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved Return to MarliaveHadn't been to Marliave in years and forgot how historic and lovely it is. It has a great view of downtown and the lovely old architecture of the buildings and looking out the window surrounded by flower boxes and tucked into a side street it feels like Europe. So does the helpful professional waitstaff who don't rush you. There's everything here from sandwiches to full entrees and nice wine to boot. It's a great place-wasn't noisy or crowded on an early Saturday night5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for an early dinnerWe went for an early dinner after a matinee show. There was a nice specialty drink menu which used fresh squeezed juices. We all liked our appetizer, rarebits, and dinner. If you go for dinner after 5:00 your dinner is presented under a Cloche cover! We had the truffles and coffee for dessert Yum!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and a very knowledgableGreat food and a very knowledgable waitress. Our waitress had a table of 20 and our service did not suffer as a result. She would check in on us regularly.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMmy food was not cooked andmy food was not cooked and I sent it back and still wasnt cooked! The others had finished so I left it -no credit on bill or even a free drink-not cool!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good restaurant - wouldVery good restaurant - would recommend it to anybody - love the decor and service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMarliave was delicious! TheMarliave was delicious! The old-timey drinks were the highlight of the night, very refreshing and suprisingly strong in a good way! Try the tres curieux, delicious! Our waitress was friendly and knowledgable, and very attentive!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMarliave never fails. ArtfulMarliave never fails. Artful craft cocktails, hearty and tasteful meals, incredible deserts, service with personality, it's hard to go wrong.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI visited Marliave for restaurantI visited Marliave for restaurant week and appreciate the extensive menu choices. The food was excellent and I will definitely return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent but for all theExcellent but for all the stairs and the 20 minutes it took us to get seated despite having a reservation.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMJust had such a wonderfulJust had such a wonderful meal and great service!!! Everything comes out on platters with silver tops!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time our departmentSecond time our department has been to Marliave and once again it was fresh and delicious. The service was outstanding considering we went for lunch on restaurant week. Can't wait to go back.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat deal on oysters! WentGreat deal on oysters! Went during Restaurant week and they were very accomodating and didn't make us fel rushed. Amazing food and impressive menu.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal!First timer, we dined during lunch for restaurant week. Excellent selection, excellent food, excellent service. I will return!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!We had such an amazing meal at Marliave! Our server, Lindsey, was absolutely amazing. She gave us good food recommendations and was so friendly, even on a very busy night at the restaurant. The restaurant week menu was extensive and delicious. By far the best meal I've had at any restaurant participating in restaurant week. I will definitely be back to check out those dollar oysters!! Thanks for the great experience!!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDiamond in the roughFine dining experience without pretention. Except for being asking whether I was done before clearing my plate (an indubitable yes), waitstaff stuck to fine dining etiquette, which is appreciated in a city where it is rare. Nevertheless, the restaurant was not "stuffy" & had a mixed crowd (perhaps because it was Restaurant Week). Bar area has a lively atmosphere, view of the kitchen, beautiful bar space, & classic French style, while upstairs dining has wall-to-wall windows with views of the city lights - more romantic and formal. Carpaccio exquisite; scallops plump & done perfectly with earthy mushrooms; beet salad sculpted like a tort - perhaps making the goat cheese taste custardy. Wine sizes confusing (mL and oz interchanged)3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place! The foodI love this place! The food is always implacable and I love that the menu remains the same during restaurant week and you get to try all of the regular menu items.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOui!I was here for "Restaurant Week" and tried the 3-course special. I had escargot, steak frites, & a cheese plate for dessert. The food was great, the cheese plate was pretty ordinary. Their drink menu is something special - I'm usually traditional with a Sapphire Martini, but I took a chance and tried the "Bone Shaker" instead. It was wonderful -- if my tongue had been long enough I'd have licked the bottom of the glass. I also had a great red wine - a cab/syrah blend called The Sum. All in all, I'd return here again, there are several menu items and more drinks I want to try! I sat upstairs where it was quiet, I'm not sure downstairs is as quiet.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMwent for restaurant week withwent for restaurant week with a group of 6. I was able to move my reservation up from 9:30 to 6pm, and got upgraded from a booth downstairs to a table upstairs which was much nicer ambiance for a sitdown dinner. For my three courses I got the mussels (excellent!), beef wellington(good portion, a bit too rare for me. also the pastry underneathe was a bit undercooked and the mushrooms/foie gras was understated, but the accompanying sauce was good), and ice cream trio (should have asked was the day's selection was but we had fun guessing and came up with mint chip, caramel rum raisin, and strawberry swirl). The waitstaff were friendly and discrete. They also simultaenously uncovered our entrees which was a nice flair. Overall a good experience3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was very nice and trendy.It was very nice and trendy. The waitstaff was so attentive. Never felt like I needed anything3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for the Lunch restaurantWe went for the Lunch restaurant week menu and it was an incredible deal. I started with the beet salad (great) and he had the meatball sliders which were incredibly tasteful and enjoyable. Then I had the Sunday Gravy which was really good (and usually $20, which was the cost of the entire lunch restaurant week prix fixe!) He had the steak frites which he enjyoyed as well. We finished with the brownie sundae and butterscotch pudding - the were both great! The service was spot on (lots of teamwork going on there) AND I found that the wine list both here and at Grotto is stellar. I have not had a glass of wine at either that I didn't enjoy and I have tried both $8 and $14 glasses.
WONDERFUL experience3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Marliave is an institutionThe Marliave is an institution in Boston, it is one of the oldest in the city and that is saying something in a town this old. Even though it was our first time there, we will relish returning. The food was prepared just as we ordered and was cooked to perfection. All the people at our table were very happy with their order. I must say that the mussels were particularly wonderful, tender and packed with flavor.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI went for restaurant weekI went for restaurant week for lunch. Overall, the food was quite good - mac and cheese, risotto, escargot, desserts. The fried fish was overly oily, but the French fries with herbs were very good. Service was exceptional. The view on a sunny day was lovely in the upper dining room.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an amazing time. IWe had an amazing time. I had the best shrimp of my life in the Trout dish, and the box of truffles was rich and delicious. My boyfriend and I had an amazing time, and our server was friendly and accommodating. By far one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI would have never known MarliaveI would have never known Marliave existed unless it was Restaurant Week. It is a hidden gem and the food was fantastic. This place fits a lot of people comfortably so we didn't feel like we were squished in one place. The food is very rich, and good portions, but was also pretty heavy, so don't come here if you want to eat healthy. It is definitely a treat to yourself or a great way to celebrate. I recommend taking visitors from out of town here, for sure!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Marliave was great!The food at Marliave was great! We went for restaurant week and they had a great selection of meals. Some restaurants will give you a small selection, but not Marliave. The service was great too. Also, their cocktails are amazing.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at MarliaveMarliave never fails to knock it out of the park during Restaurant Week. The lunch menu was loaded with choices straight from the regular menu (as it should be during RW!) with great options to suit everyone. Portion sizes are perfect-not skimpy. The waitstaff and hostess staff were very efficient and pleasant from arrival to departure. I felt our business was appreciated, and the kitchen enjoys making great food. Bravo!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMarliave was perfect for ourMarliave was perfect for our group of 6 professionals meeting for dinner-and it is perfect for two as a date spot as well! Never have I found a restaurant that can suit so many types of occasions so perfectly. Excellent experience.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat unique menu, includingGreat unique menu, including the drinks. A good buy, particularly when they started restaurant week early! A great date night!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friends and I (we wereMy friends and I (we were a group of 8) had a wonderful time at Marliave this past Friday night. We loved the drink menu and everyone enjoyed their meal immensely. The oysters, mac and cheese and shrimp scampi were great. Our waitress was also timely and fun. I will definitely be back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMarliave is the best placeMarliave is the best place to have a very tasty mid afternoon cocktail and a deliciuos food a la Scott.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch DelightWe were sat at a quiet, corner window table in an otherwise empty restaurant. The hostess was wonderful. She was spacing other incoming guests at comfortable distances apart instead of pushing guests into the section of the only server on. We had a fantastic brunch, overlooking a courtyard, the food was delicious. Cocktails took a little, but again with the excellent service, the server acknowledged the delay, apologized, and we went on to drink some delicious and well balanced drinks. Next time we are in the area, we are stopping in.1/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ever expanding menu atThe ever expanding menu at Marliave is always delicious. The Great Experiment is a personal cocktail favorite. For food, rarebits, escargot, portobello sandwich, beef Wellington... The list goes on. I have yet to try anything mediocre. For a true guilty pleasure, the Mrs. Marliave is amazing!
With great food comes equally great service. Attentive servers who have passion for the restaurant and consistent, friendly attitudes.11/25/2012 12:00:00 AMThis is the third year weThis is the third year we came to try the Restaurant week at Marliave with friends. We all love it and will be back for more. Very good value for money. Highly recommend to food lovers.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM