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Marliave

4.4
1906 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic (34)
The Marliave, Boston's fourth oldest restaurant, has a tireless commitment to house prepared cuisine. Our orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit juices are fresh squeezed daily. All breads, desserts, sauces, pastas, ice cream, and stocks are made daily in house and are prepared to order. The Marliave utilizes local fresh vegetables, fruits, natural raised animals, and the finest imported ingredients to create our food and drink menus.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, French, Continental
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Hours of operation
Menu Sunday-Saturday:11:00am - 10:00pm. Cocktails Sunday-Saturday 11:00am- 1:00am. Dollar Oysters Sunday-Saturday: 4:00pm- 6:00pm and again 9:00pm- 10:00pm.

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Phone number
(617) 422-0004
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Herritt chef/owner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tremont Street
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Valet is available through the Nine Zero Hotel
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Park Street and Downtown Crossing
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Marliave offers an extensive menu of smaller portioned hors d’oeuvres designed to supply a lighter fare in an informal cocktail setting. The upstairs bar is an attractive setting for parties up to fifty persons. The entire upstairs is available for larger gatherings over one hundred guest.

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Private Dining

Boston's 4th oldest restaurant, Marliave, has an upstairs bar that holds up to fifty persons, with its own private bar. The main dining room can hold up to sixty persons and the room is enclosed in a wall of glass windows overlooking downtown.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service. Loved sitting upstairs. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

$1 oysters from 4-6 daily, an excellent cocktail menu, and splurge-worthy entrees. Loved our table in the upstairs dining room.

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vipMike (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Valentines

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Tiffany 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

While the dinner was wonderful, my husband and his friend both ordered the Beef Wellington, which was fabulous, BUT, that was all that was in the plate, they weren't told that no vegetable would be served with it at all, we all thought it was a bit odd, that while my friend and I we got a full meal, the beef wellington is all that you get....I think if it was served with just some greens, or any vegetable my husband would have liked the place more.

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Joanl (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Love this place. Food is always excellent and served with a flare. Great selections. Romantic. Wait staff great. Awesome martinis

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JesseO (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Despite being greeted by our server with "How are you gentlemen this evening?", my wife and I decided to chalk it up as an awkward start and move forward as we were meeting with friends we had not seen in a bit and were excited to try out a new local restaurant together. While our main dishes were across the board great, our server was constantly inattentive to our needs especially when he forgot to put in our appetizer order and we were continually waiting to place drink orders. He must've given up on us toward the end because our final interactions, including paying the bill, were with someone completely different. Hopefully this was a one off experience as the food was truly delightful but as far as first impressions go, this was not one that'd compel any of our party to return or recommend any time soon.

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BrewBat (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We had a concert at the Orpheum and I wanted to have dinner close by. Parked on Province St. Everything was close. The restaurant is old, been there for a while. Menu was eclectic. Many different choices. The clams were excellent. Beer good. Pasta excellent. Can't say anything bad about the food. Will go back there again.

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Blossom33 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Celebrated our Anniversary dinner with our family - everything was top notch from the Bartender- 1.00 Oysters- the waitstaff , the rare bits are to die for. Dinner was perfection if you haven’t been there it’s a must try

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Diversefid (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

place is great, two bars, great drinks and bartenders...booths and tables on two floors of a great old Boston building....had a drink and oysters at the bar, then went upstairs for dinner...had the rabbit, was outstanding...my girl had a great seafood dish...the place is quaint, yet upscale in a non-arrogant way...love it...second time and will return

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vipMisspicky2014 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Perfect as always! ❤️

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vipESFromBoston (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Really cozy spot in old Boston with an old-school atmosphere. Food was all top notch. Beef Wellington was perfect. Chicken was tender, Brussel Sprouts were delicious. Excellent cocktail offering. A great place for a date or romantic evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall the place was nice. All the workers were friendly and the service was fast. The food looked amazing but it was all bland. The Sunday Gravy looked amazing but had no flavor, same with the potatoes au gratin. The beef Wellington said medium rare but it was borderline inedible. If the food had more seasoning I would have been happier. Will try a second time to try and give it a second chance.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

My girlfriend and myself went here to celebrate Valentine's Day. The service was excellent, our waitress was very friendly and made fantastic food suggestions. We were impressed with the detail and flavor in all the dishes we ate and particularly enjoyed the scallops entree; my girlfriend thought it was one of the best dishes she'd eaten. All in all we had a great night and plan to eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Good service, great food.

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vipSweener24 (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Marliave has been on a slide of late. Their food is not what it used to be and as other diners have commented, the people shucking the oysters leave bits of shell and dirt in there, not so good at $3/piece. The silver dome reveal is always cute. Sad that the quality is dropping.

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Carl58cham (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful evening will be back, want to try several entree’s

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crEATe (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our first visit to Marliave was a treat! Beginning with cocktails in the bar, our charming bartender gave us the full history of this restaurant, one of the oldest in Boston.

Our table was being readied upstairs where we felt both a cozy warmth and a white tablecloth elegance... very appealing.

The dollar oysters are a terrific bargain and are so worth getting there before six o'clock! Our mushroom risotto was a kindly divided as we asked to share and when we requested that our grilled asparagus be returned to the kitchen for additional char, it was done with a smile. Great service! We will return.

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KatherineN (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This restaurant is a treasure. The staff is attentive and courteous, the food is wonderful, and the ambiance is special in part because it is up on the second floor and looks out over the gaslights from big windows. A very pleasant atmosphere and definitely my favorite in the area.

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RMGMSP (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I dined here with business colleagues since it was literally just down an alley from our hotel. Many restaurants can have a fun drink menu without the quality to back it up, but Marilave didn't disappoint with classy, delicious drinks - the Jennie Churchill is my recommendation! The dinner menu also had a broad selection to satisfy even the fussiest eaters, and the historic ambience of one of Boston's oldest restaurants was a treat for out-of-towners.

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SarahK (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We enjoyed our night out walking from the Omni Parker House to this cozy location. The exterior of the restaurant was pleasant with the side lights glowing. The views of the city lights at night was beautiful. The food was prepared wonderfully and our Beef Wellington was superb. Paying so much extra for a side dish, however, is ridiculous. The wait staff was very kind and pleasantly attentive. Th decor of the interior disappointed us. The minimalist approach is nice but as a food/travel photographer, it was difficult to find that one shot that set of the interior as unique. It felt almost as if the restaurant is still in the process of interior design planning perhaps. Photos are on my instagram account at thymephoto

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

A wonderful place to dine for a special occasion. Food was outstanding.

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vipPefuti (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Not good. Such a lovely old time atmosphere, sort of hidden from view. Such horrible food, slow and inattentive service. Not recommendable at all. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I came here for my birthday based on all the great reviews and Marliave didn't disappoint. The food and cocktails were great and service was awesome too. Will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great overall experience. The only negative was our host set us in the middle of an empty dining room and insisted that we couldn't take an empty window table instead. As a former host myself I understood that the tables are reserved in advanced so I was okay with it, but when our waitress came the first words out of her mouth were "Do you want to move to a window seat...?"

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RevDocDiner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The Marliave is always outstanding and a reliable go to place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Dollar oysters before 6 pm!
Service is attentive and swift. The covered dish presentation and second floor views provide a formal but comfortable ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Most of the food was good, except the 2 dozen oysters & clams we got, every single one had broken shell bits in it because they weren’t shucked properly....it was off-putting to say the least. However our server was great so that made for a great dinner.

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Blueskin06 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We were looking for a restaurant in the theater district and found these guys online. Great back story on the origin and the pictures looked cool along with the extensive custom drink menu. When we arrived - better than we imagined. Dining room was upstairs and nice - outdoor place looked great (it was January so we didn't sit out there - but looked promising in the nice weather). Intrigued by the custom drink menu we were not disappointed. Appetizers were very good and interesting (I had scrambled eggs - no kidding). The entrees were good and we left feeling like you should feel after going out to a fun restaurant - full and happy. We will go back for sure - right around the corner from Boston Opera House.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Our 40th Anniversary celebration was enhanced when our server immeadiately got us a complementary glass of Prosecco to toast with. Service and food were very good and we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Always a hit

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