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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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (22)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (5)
Scenic View (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The outdoor patio is the place to be (weather allowing) at this time of year.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Marliave never disappoints! Great cocktails and food that is consistently on point. I love the choices of either traditional or a little out of the ordinary. Can't wait for the next visit!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A great discovery just around the corner from the Hotel Godfrey where we were staying. Variety of dinner selections--- enjoyed ours. Outdoor tables on a beautiful summer night can't be beat!

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great service and delicious food. It was a perfect spot before our night at the theater.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Love this restaurant. Love the old decor, the food and the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Had the beef Wellington. The cut of meat was stringy my experience has been a tenderloin more of a filet mignonette type of cut

Could have used less tendon in the meat

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Overpriced, overloud, good food, portions too large, good service.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Never fails! Hand-crafted cocktails, $1 oysters and the best onion soup!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

As always the food was delicious, the staff was friendly and the service impeccable!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Fantastic patio! Wow.... what a beautiful experience to compliment the great food and service!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Love sitting at the bar at Marliave --the bartenders are super attentive, drinks are top noth, and service quick. Don't miss the escargot, truffle fries, and dollar oysters (4-6pm, 9-10 pm)!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

service was great, food and drinks were wonderful. Cannt beat $1 Oysters..so fresh
I think a nice touch would be a vase of fresh flowers upstairs on sideboard. There was a leftover crooked arrangment from Christmas.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We loved the food, drinks, and ambiance- fun to eat at an old restaurant in Boston!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Horrible service. Do not go here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Food is good mix of French and Italian influences. Service was great. Polite and not hovering. I was impressed that they re Made s small portion of my leftover that I forgot and they accidentally threw out.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Love the ambiance - old school and well worn - - in a good way. Upstairs dining room is cozy (but loud) with a unique city view, while downstairs banquettes and bar area feel hip and lively.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Fish and chips were soggy and not seasoned.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Lovely in all aspects. Excellent service, beautifully prepared food. I would have preferred no tv but our table was near the bar. I would go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Convenient location, good food and reasonable value and just excellent service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Always great. A little noisy. Will always come back!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Absolutely loved this place. This will be my new favorite local spot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Not bad. The beef Wellington is a bit overpriced for what it is. Otherwise the staff was friendly and attentive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The quality and value of the cocktails is exceptional.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Always love Marliave for late night $1 oysters from 9-10pm and fantastic cocktails.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food and service were great but it was overtly noisy due to being sat next to the kitchen

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great food, fantastic ambiance, and the best in service.

All in a historic Boston setting

The patio is fantastic

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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Reliably good. Excellent attentive service. Great comfort food. Good place for a long catch up dinner with an old friend.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.
Thank you

Tags: Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Authentic, Romantic, Live Sports, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Has seen better days but the coctails were good and the waiter very friendly. The food was also good.

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