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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for a Date (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Cozy (14)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

ambience and atmosphere pleasant. service and food good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Really neat atmosphere, great dish selection with very authentic French recipes, and a nice table next to the windows that had the wrought iron tracery lit up with lights. Service was very professional and dishes were inventive. Meals ranged from $20-$40, bottles of wine started at $40. The beef carpaccio appetizer was decadent, the rabbit sausage/polenta dish was very unique, and the tuna dish was simpler but nicely done with tasty Israeli couscous. There is a flight of outdoor stairs to get in and the upstairs dining room does have a tall/tight staircase as well. There looked to be a really nice outdoor patio (at top of outdoor stairs), but it was New Years Eve and 4* out, so I'll use my imagination for that. Also, since we went on NYE I'll say that it is a great special occasion location. Ask for a window seat with your reservation since that really added to the dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our 4th annual New Year's Eve at Marliave.
And our last.
Though I made reservations weeks ago, we were seated in the bar room, not by the windows!
The ravioli with tomato sauce entre I ordered was not only too expensive, really $21 for 5 raviolis, made me ill!
They were also very chintzy with their bread portions!
Not a good experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice space and wait staff was very good.
Reasonably price for a Boston restaurant.
We felt that the “Sunday Gravy” was a small portion.
Everything else was good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Cool nook in downtown setting. Walked in and it smelled like cleaning agents but upstairs it was fine. Nice atmosphere and food - good for the price. Liked the fancy silver domes on dinners with staff removing them together - nice touch! Server was new and slow but that will probably change with more experience. Great "fancy" meal experience for our family. Would recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always wonderful whether you're getting a multi course meal starting with a delicious appetizer (cheese plate/oysters/rarebits among the choices) through dessert or a relaltively light meal of an appetizer and a sandwich. I say "relatively light" because everything on the menu is larger than you think. You'll be bringing home leftovers even if all you have is a bowl of soup and a sandwich.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were a party of 7 and sat upstairs in the dining room for dinner. The restaurant was very busy, and the tables are so close together that the wait staff had a hard time navigating (especially behind one side of our table) when they were serving. It's a little annoying to have servers bumping your chair when they are serving the table behind you and your table. The food was okay. I am not in any hurry to go back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Exceeded our expectations.We had a family dinner. What a pleasure

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Drinks were innovative. Food was very good. The escargot were perfect. The risotto was creamy and flavorful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was abysmal. Food was flavorless and incredibly subpar for the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Feast of 7 fishes. Food not good.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Drinks! Great Food! Great Atmosphere!

My husband and I spent Christmas Eve in Boston and choose Marliave for dinner. It was a beautiful setting, quite (which we enjoy), and had excellent service. My husband enjoyed his crafted cocktail and I my wine over a delicious dinner of Cesar salad, beef wellington, and chocolate cake. I highly recommend this beautiful, historic restaurant!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service and amazing food!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

First visit to this Boston institution and will definitely return. Early dinner prior to show at The Opera House. First floor bar had a neighborhood pub feel to it with friendly but super professional bartenders. What a surprise to walk upstairs to the dining room with a wall of glass and white cloth covered tables! Excellent waitstaff and servers. Thank you for a lovely dining experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent French-Italian classic food. The escargots are the best. My guests (a young colleague and a grandchild) both times I’ve come here loved it. Try the dessert chocolates—in a different world from boxed truffles.

Service was a bit slow and impersonal. I was cold sitting aganst the back wall—request a side booth in cold weather!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Unfortunately, we found some of the staff at Marliave a bit less than friendly. The restaurant itself was unbearably loud - even the supposedly "quiet" dining room, where conversation in normal voices was impossible. We arrived on time for our reservation, but couldn't be seated right away; had to stand uncomfortably in a passway where servers kept pushing past. The food ranged from very good (truffle fries) to OK (chicken under brick) to underwhelming (Caesar salad). Didn't bother to order dessert; just wanted to get out. I'd wanted to go to this historic restaurant for years; now I've had my fill, and won't be back. Too bad.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It is impossible to not have a good meal here. We had the omelettes with mushrooms. They were so perfectly made that they looked like they were in a food magazine. The fries were just perfect with the right amount of salt.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were married upstairs at Marliave in 2011. We go back every year for our anniversary. I have been going to this restaurant since I was a child and it is in a great location to explore Boston (the Common, Downtown Crossing, Theater District are all close by). I cannot recommend this place enough!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had the best time and the food was DELICIOUS!!!
We have dined here before and it’s so nice. We had a great table and food was so good!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I’m a student who wanted to do something nice for my anniversary and this restaurant was recommended to me by a colleague. My boyfriend and I went a little overboard so it was expensive: two small apps to share + two entrees + dessert to share + tip = $90. It was a great experience though, even if it was something I could only justify for a birthday, anniversary, or Valentine’s Day. The sliders are small but very tasty and we LOVED the house vanilla ice cream. A perfect way to end a pretty magical night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food. Wonderful overall. We were 3 adults, a 4 year old and 3mos old. Sat first level and we were all very comfortable.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

One of our favorites. You will not be disappointed. The food is absolutely beautiful and delicious. Also the only restaurant I've been to that reveals your meal from under a cloche. Also, get the tapioca for dessert.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Marliave has been our go to spot for anniversaries, valentine's day, etc. The food has always been excellent and the service is always super. The last visit did not to Marliave served up some dishes that have been great before and on this occasion (mussel app, beef wellington and the chocolate cake), however the shrimp scampi did not leave a good impression. The simplest way I could describe is the dish was prepared as normal and before plating the shrimp scampi was rinsed off and strained. The shrimp, sauce and pasta were watery and bland. Not our regular experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I go once a year to Marliave for a Mother Daughter date night for me and my mother, dinner and drinks, and then to The Nutcracker. The upstairs has wonderful ambiance and the service quick and friendly. I do not eat seafood so I can’t attest to that part of the menu but my mother has enjoyed the escargot and the salmon dish on numerous occasions. I’ve enjoyed everything from the Mac and cheese appetizer to the steak frites and of course dessert! The drinks are wonderful too. I enjoyed The Professor at this last visit. Rather, I enjoyed two! Thanks again, Marliave, for another great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love the charm of the restaurant. Smaller portion size which is to be expected. Love the happy hour oysters. Really great draw to the restaurant. Will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017
Our party of five (5), ranging from eight years old through seniors, completely enjoyed our dining experience, from beverages through dessert. We were in Boston to see the "Nutcracker" and found that the Marliave's location also offered great access to both parking and theaters.
We enjoyed the outstanding service, quality and presentation of each dish. (Don't forget to try their Tapioca pudding, unique, delicious and a truly memorable experience! ) Enjoy.
JerryD

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

A charming, old restaurant located near Boston Common. We ate lunch and then walked to a performance at the Orpheum. I would definitely return and enjoy other items from the menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice space, good food, good location. In summer maybe even nicer with the terrace.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I went for my birthday with my best friend. Mallory helped get us a great seat quicker than expected for the occasion. This is my favorite restaurant in Boston!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This place is best for delicious cocktails and apps. We all loved our drinks and the appetizer of melted cheese and bacon, but we all found our entrees lacking in flavor and presentation. Service was very friendly, but focused on the drinks--which is always great ;-), but we would've liked to have gotten our side order of fries and for our dessert to come without the garnish, as asked. I will be back for happy hour!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Dinner started off with excellent service and good, fresh oysters. Dessert was a delicious finish to a mediocre, at best, experience in between. Appetizers were ok, smothered in grated cheese, and French Onion was watered down. Wellington, the second time was ok and chicken was bland but thanks to the risotto was ok. Butterscotch pudding was very tasty as was the homemade ice cream. Our server was very attentive, friendly and down to earth.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always love Marliave! It's our go-to for oysters happy hour!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was ok but not exceptional. The price exceeded quality of the meal.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great neighborhood spot with outstanding respect for simple, fresh food. Great portions and excellent people!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Been here before. The raw bar is a must with delicious oysters. Had the steak frite - more steak and less fries would have made this a top meal. Good selection of wines also by the glass. Service friendly and attentive

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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This is our second visit and we had the chicken under a brick both times and loved it. The risotto was delicious and service was very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I really enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant, it's romantic and personal with a great view and delicious food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Lovely food in a lovely space. Much more special than other places in the same neighborhood.

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