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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...?"
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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