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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.
Boston, MA 02108
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is available through the Nine Zero Hotel
Park Street and Downtown Crossing
Scott Herritt chef/owner
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.
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
I booked this restaurant based on other reviews and the online menu. I didn't realize the long history of this restaurant and had never heard of it before. It's tucked away, but convenient to government center, downtown crossing, Boston Common, and theater district. The food was AMAZING! They were extremely gracious in accommodating our request to serve our own dessert for birthday celebration (we had cupcakes, so no plating fee). Food was served with a fancy flourish. Nice beverage menu - a good beer and Pinot noir were ordered. The menu is flexible enough to accommodate gourmet diners and families with grade school children. Only shortcoming was our server who seemed slightly inexperienced, but the hostess and kitchen staff were excellent. This is a real hidden gem and I highly recommend it!
Cozy outdoor seating. The patio area is surrounded by tall buildings and its off the beaten path a bit, so its quiet and nice. It started to rain while we were there, but the staff was quick to help relocate us indoors. Inside was really noisy for the few people that were there, so the acoustics were a little off. It was hard to hear my friend who was just across the table. But the food was delicious, and though I didn't have one, myself, I'm told the cocktails are as well.
My 1st trip ever to Boston included meeting my college roommate and I have tried to go every time I'm in town. It never fails. Despite having only the mussels, it was awesome! They were 2nd best ever with my first ever being New Zealand. I had to request more bread to get all the broth, swirling the bowl with my spoon to finish. And then the best vanilla bean ice cream (this was better than Hgdz, hands down). Simple food made great as always.
The service was a bit slow. But the waitress was friendly and attentive. Great food. Large portions. The prosecco sauce with the oyster was really delicious. This is a go-to spot for a nice lunch in the financial district/downtown area. Hidden and sometimes forgotten.
We had dinner here before a play at the Opera House. The upstairs dining area was beautiful. We enjoyed the dollar oysters as well as the amazing truffle fries. The pasta was homemade and the scallops perfectly seared. Service was attentive without being annoying. Will definitely go back!
I was traveling from Chicago with my brother to celebrate his birthday. We hadn't gone on a vacation together in 10 years. He is my favorite person and I wanted it to be memorable. I called and spoke to Jasmine? to verify our reservation a couple days prior to our visit; she hastily stated she had our reservation and noted our celebration. I figured she had it taken care of. Food was decent, ambiance was better (on the second floor). Sadly, they missed the mark to acknowledge my brother's birthday and we were coming from Chicago. It wouldn't be such a big deal, however, I had called to confirm. I was told one thing and it was not promised. Apparently, Marliave doesn't know how to celebrate someone's birthday.
Too expensive for the plate you get. We had to order apertizers on top, because the main dish was too small. A rabbit meal for over 32$ and it wasn't enough for a female person. And I ordered rabbit, but I received 2 small pieces of rabbit and 2 pieces of sausages. The sausage tasted like pig meat and I don't eat pig. So I had to ask the waitress and she told me it was rabbit. But when I re-asked she told me that pig was used as well. I mean, it wasn't tasting like rabbit at all. I should have had returned my dish, but I was too hungry to wait for a new one.
For a male person the hanger steak was okay, but still overpriced for a small hanger steak and fries, 27$. In total we were after 2 apertizers + 2 maim dishes still hungry and paid over 140$. That's far too much for this quantity and quality.
We were in Boston to celebrate graduation and staying in the waterfront area. We hoped to dine on the patio for Marliave but unfortunately it was cold and rainy the night we visited. The upstairs dining room is lovey - we were in the original bar area but there is also a newer side with large windows. The menu reflects Marliave position as the oldest restaurants in Boston with several items not often seen - rarebits, gnocchi with sunday gravy (this is very good and you can tell why it is called gravy), rabbit, escargot. We started with oysters - pristine from the bay - and the sliders. Risotto was very creamy. The steak frites and rabbit were both very good. A side of brussel sprouts completed the meal.
We had a special dinner celebrating the wedding of my niece and our last night in Boston. The staff at Nine One recommended Marliave the first night but we saved it fur the last and it was excellent. We were early for our reservation but we were seated right away and they were kind enough to change our table to a cozy downstairs corner since my mom doesn't do stairs well (kinda a big challenge in the city!).
The service was great - helpful and super nice staff. The food was so good. Yummy bread and split the beer salad. Dad had steak frites which was cooked perfectly and delicious! Hubby had fish & chips which he enjoyed (and you know us going to be better in Boston then AZ). Mom had shrimp scampi which was elegant and simple. I had beef Wellington and it was cooked just right with a beautiful puff pastry - yummm. Make sure to save room for dessert as we shared the warm tapioca pudding with caramel (flippin' awesome) and the molten chocolate cake. A great meal at a great place. Don't miss it!
It was very comfortable and the staff was able to accommodate requests for custom orders. The hostess was unenthused but the waitresses were cheerful and helpful. The food was delicious and the chocolate cake was incredible! Such a fun place to go on a date or with the family for a special occasion.
When we arrived we were informed that upstairs was closed because of a wedding and we were disappointed. Upstairs is great & we had brought friends who had never been there
We ate downstairs and it was wonderful. The service was exceptional.
dollar oysters and clams, what's not to love?! arrived at 9:38 in the p.m. and by 11 we had finished 30 oysters/clams; great cocktails and delicious chocolate cake! service with a smile, making sure we were well looked after! definitely recommend for the oyster happy hour periods!
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