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About Marliave

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.

10 Bosworth Street
Boston, MA 02108
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, French, Continental

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.

Cross Street:
Tremont Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 422-0004

Website:
http://www.marliave.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is available through the Nine Zero Hotel

Public Transit:
Park Street and Downtown Crossing

Executive Chef:
Scott Herritt chef/owner

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

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.

Marliave Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (34)
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Romantic (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Cozy (20)
Business Meals (18)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Happy Hour (9)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Scenic View (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Fun (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2012

not as good as last time. Appetizers were very good ( sliders. tomato salad0 but entrees were fair. Ordered a Cobb salad with chicken. salad was very fresh but chicken was inedible...incredibly poor quality. Not sure that i would return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2012

This was my 2nd time here, and it didn't disappoint again. Had to go with the Gnocchi again - handmade and perfectly cooked in a savory sauce. Mussels for the appetizers was also delicious. My friend had the scallops which were also yummy. Not a fan of the tapioca dessert, but otherwise a wonderful meal. Service impeccable. My favorite drink - their version of the French martini - was perfectly made! Great French restaurant - upstairs is much quieter than downstairs, and try to get a window seat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2012

I've been to Marliave several times and I always go back for the escargot. I love that they incorporate both French and Italian cuisine and I'm always pleasantly surprised by the items on their menu. The service is hit-or-miss, so I would perhaps not go for a very special occasion, but for a more-than-regular occasion, Marliave would be a great choice. They've also got great cocktails! Overall, amazing food & cocktails, but mediocre service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2012

The food was great, and the service was outstanding. The noise level detracted a bit from the overall experience, but we would definitely recommend Marliave, and we'll certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2012

We enjoyed an early dinner upstairs at Marliave (to take advantage of the oyster special ($1 each between 4 and 6). From start to finish, the service (thank you, Rena!) was very welcoming, friendly, and impeccable. We ordered the Steak Frites which was excellent and came with the best French fries I have had anywhere and the Sunday Gravy (perhaps not the most appetizing name, but a fabulous combination of flavors with gnocchi, beef, lamb and pork). The meal was exceptionally good and the service even better. Sitting upstairs was a quieter and more relaxing alternative to the busy bar scene below. We have a new favorite restaurant in Boston and will be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2012

A talented chef, an interesting and varied menu with something for everyone, reasonable prices, and a wait staff that really wants you to enjoy your meal. The hostesses have never once said "May I help you?" They smile, and ask if we are "joining them for dinner this evening?" Even if you never order chicken, order this one. It's delectable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2012

We were visiting Boston and so delighted to find that we could take advantage of Restaurant Week. We enjoyed the Marliave and will look forward to visiting again on our next visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2012

Came here recently for restaurant week. The food was all great. We had ordered things that are typically considered "comfort foods" but didn't walk away feeling too full or weighed down. The service was nice and friendly but not overwhelming.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2012

The food did not have much flavor, the soda tasted flat, my fries were half in a gravy which got soggy, could not finish them. The macaroni should be taken off the menu. Very disappointed. Will not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2012

The tables were small. Did clear away unnecessary items from the table. Ordered steak frites medium they were over done. The molten chocolayte cake was more like a piece of fudge and the coffee ice cream thad coffee grounds in it which was weird

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2012

Lunchtime restaurant week visit was outstanding. Food quality fresh, locally, sourced, and superb. Yummy from the cocktail to the outrageous ice creams. I will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2012

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the food & wine. Wait service was great. HOWEVER, we dined outside and even though it started out well, the dumpsters came about midway through dinner and along with the noise came the odor. Garbage pick-up is poorly timed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2012

I chose Marliave for Restaurant Week because of the many options I could pick from. The hostess and wait-staff were very friendly and I ordered the escargot, beef wellington, and chocolate cake. It was all amazing! I would definitely go again any time of the year.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2012

I had the mussels which were good, but the entree was Risotto and it tasted like it came from a mix. It was just not good.

The waitress who handled our table (water, clearing plates, etc.) was excellent. The server who brought us our entrees was also excellent. The waitress who dropped off our check had attitude that she should have checked at the door. We asked for our check when the server dropped off dessert (which we waited for far too long) because we had to get back to work. The charming waitress (see above) walked by our table, and with out pausing to leave the check and say "Thank You" tossed the check onto the table and kept walking. Didn't look at us.
That behavior to me was just plain rude. I won't be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2012

I had a horrible waitress who was extremely rude to us over lunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2012

Our waitress Sarah was sensational, and the bartender (upstairs) was one of the best!! The entire staff was very personable and worked as a team to make you feel welcomed. Can't wait to return!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2012

Food was excellently prepared and presented. Service was the same. The portions, however, were too generous to fully enjoy three courses without wasting a lot -- so would only order an entree and THINK about dessert if still hungry. Unfortunately the noise level was above that of any reasonable conversation. We found everyone else's loud conversations (to compensate for the noise of the bars) to be annoying -- not entertaining. Would love to go back for the food, service, and location...but won't because of the noise level.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2012

Food was very good. Decor needs updating. If updating was done, would be a fine dining
experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2012

The food was absolutely delicious! I went for Restaurant Week and had the mussels appetizer. They were the best I've ever had. For my entree, I had the shrimp scampi with linguina. It was seasoned wonderfully. According to my waitress, the pasta is made in-house. It was very good. And for dessert, I had the Chunky Brownie Sundae. The ice cream was so good. And it sits on little chunks of brownie. It was great. The downside was the service was so slow. Considering you order all three courses at one time, you would think there would be no long breaks between courses. My reservation was at 12:15. I didn't get out of there until after 2:00. I'd definitely return, but not when I'm in a rush.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2012

The food was phenomenal and I truly appreciated the wide selection for restaurant week! The service was excellent and even when other servers delivered our dishes, there was NO food auctioning (i.e. Who had the Beef Wellington?!). Marliave servers were cordial, personable, professional, and appropriate. I loved the presentation of the meals with the silver top on each plate to be revealed at the same time! The ambiance was great with big windows looking out at the Boston area. We were able to enjoy our time and not have to be concerned about anything going wrong with our order. Great food, great atmosphere, great staff! Overall, a WONDERFUL experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 27, 2012

LOVE. I loved this restaurant. The Boston Restaurant Week menu was phenomenal, and I was fortunate enough to have gone with two other people and had the chance to try a variety of the foods. The beef wellington was succulent and cut like butter, the butterscotch pudding was absolutely divine... One of the best dining experiences I've had! The service was quick (but not too quick) and friendly. Easily 5 star experience. Bravo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2012

Discovered that the owner recently opened up a sister restaurant in the South End named Kitchen, which I had already made a restaurant week reservation for based on the menu they had for RW. Funny how I was drawn to both Marliave and Kitchen, based on their menu's, without knowing they were related. Great menu items in both places and I will certainly recommend to all my friends. My new favorite. Great staff in both locations as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2012

SALTY!!!! From Appetizer to entree...salty!!! Not sure it is because restaurant week or what. Waitress is no where to be found....get to see more of the bus-person than her!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2012

We probably wouldn't have gone in if the restaurant didn't have our credit card information. Dark and dingy inside and out and the food didn't really make up for it.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2012

Service was excellent, food great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2012

We were seated upstairs, where it resembles a quaint french restaurant (prefect for a brunch with the girls), whereas downstairs looked more like a bar. I tried new dishes and I'm glad it was with Marliave because the food was prepared perfectly. The service was horrible though. The woman in the front seemed a little ticked my friends and I were early to our reservation. She just made us move to the side so we could get out of the way. The waitress for our table was worse than that. She never smiled at us. Sure we were asked how the meal was, but it was more in a tone of you better like it because I won't take it back. She just gave an attitude to everyone in our table, and was snobby about everything. It ruined the mood of brunch instantly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Marliave is one of my go-to restaurants for dates & catching up with friends. The cocktails are great and the food is delicious and reasonably priced.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Amazing food and professional service. Table was right under a vent, however, and I was cold and my food got cold.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Excellent with a minor exception. When I choose a fine dining restaurant I prefer the experience to not include children - there was a crying baby that frequently disturbed the atmosphere. Parents with children should choose family restaurants and restaurants that allow children should post that so I can choose otherwise.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and great service right in the heart of historic Boston. You can't go wrong!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Went during restaurant week had a great meal and great service

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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2012

Marliave bills itself as a nicer, more notable restaurant. However, we found our menu choices didn't really live up to that. Beef Wellington - delicious, moist, tender. Flavorful and with a light, flaky crust - this is what I wish we could say. The meat was chewy and the outer layer was very soggy and mushy. Scallops were better and had a nice sauce with wild mushrooms. The pea ravioli that came with it were undercooked and tough.
Highlights of the meal were Henry's Soup and house churned ice cream. The macaroni and cheese was good but a little heavy for being an appetizer. Friendly but slow service.
Overall ambience is okay. There is some character to the restaurant as it is housed in an older building and has an interesting layout.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2012

I always have enjoyed dinning at this restaurant, especially during restaurant week for the great price with the same great oustanding dishes. I have never seen such a popular restaurant that will give at least 10 choices on both appetitzers and entries...with same great features and portion from the regular menu. Highly recommended!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2012

I had not been to Marliave's in years and restaurant week was a great excuse to try it again. It will not years be before I come back!! Love it!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2012

We went for restaurant week. Cocktails, and all three courses were delicious. One of few restaurants I've dined in with a cheese plate selection. Delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2012

loveed the food, three people in our party and we all can't wait to go back !If the upstairs dining room is full, the noise level can be a little to loud for intimate conversation.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2012

Everything was excellent. Prices were more than reasonable. Their fries are probably some of the best I've ever had. They also have $1 oysters daily from 4-6. When we went, they had a selection of 4 different types.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2012

Kudos to Marliave for offering essentially their full menu during RW, thus showcasing what a terrific job they do in food and in service. One of the rare instances when a RW experience has caused me to come back and to recommend it to friends. Also, a great, short, well chosen wine list at very modest mark ups.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2012

Marliave is a very interesting restaurant. It has a very old feeling and it has some pretty crazy levels to it, which makes it all the more interesting! The food was good, though very rich. I had a beef carpaccio as an appetizer, followed by a mushroom risotto. I'd never had carpaccio before, but it was a good first experience. The risotto was quite good. It was cooked properly and well seasoned. I could have eaten bowls of it. The only drawback was that for a late lunch, service was slow and so was the kitchen. A larger party was seated shortly after us, but no kitchen should get THAT delayed from a larger party. It wouldn't have been that bad, but our waiter just disappeared and didn't inform us of the delay until we looked for him.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2012

Mac & Cheese was the best I've ever had. The Mushroom Risotto was incredibly delicious and the three cheese dessert was just perfect to top of a great meal. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and helpful in ordering. Definitely will be back and will recommend to everyone. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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