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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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Romantic (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (5)
Scenic View (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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 (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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Asked for champagne as it was my wife's birthday and nothing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have enjoyed Marliave in the past but found atmosphere poor - seated in bar rather than upstairs dining room. Food was expensive on the bland side and nothing special. Love the history of the place and appreciated the nice cocktail list and good cocktails.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My parents were in town for my wedding and my new hubby and I took my parents to Marliave because my dad was craving escargot. This was a great choice!

Service was great and we picked a handful of items and split them among the table. The beef wellington was better than Gordon Ramsay's that I ate in Vegas a few years ago!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Drinks are sooo delicious!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very nice quiet place for business lunch. Beet salad was excellent. Onion soup was ok...lots of beef, but cheese was a little bland. Service was excellent. Soup and salad came to $23.00 which seemed a little steep. Sandwich (Reuben) was huge!! And appeared good.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful as always 👌😍 perfect drinks, delicious food, and the service was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a mixed experience. We were delighted to even get a reservation, given that we were in Boston in what is apparently one of the busiest weekends of the year. Then, when we arrived at our reserved time, staff seemed not to have expected us and had to scramble to get us a table. Service was cheerful but erratic--the wine we ordered did not arrive until after we had eaten our appetizers. My carpaccio was as good as I have ever had. I almost always ask for extra lemon and olive oil when I order carpaccio, but the dressing on this was so perfectly balanced that I had no reason to add anything. My wife's ricotta ravioli was also a perfect balance of delicate flavors. My caccio e pepe, on the other hand, was unlike any I have had. I think of caccio e pepe as a pasta dish; this version was all about the cheese. The flavor was fine but the mac-and-cheese consistency was not what I was expecting (my wife suggested that maybe this was a French version...).

We enjoyed it overall and would definitely go back, but next time I would order the rabbit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delightful place. We ate outside. Delicious food. No complaints at all. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Mediocre French cuisine with American portion sizes.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Sad and tired restaurant. Menu is varied, the 4 of us chose multiple apps and mains which at best were average to poor. Sliders app was the tastiest and it was down hill from there. Service was pleasant and prompt. We do not recommend trying this restaurant due to the lacking quality and prep of the food.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Dining room was not ready at the reservation time. They tried to seat us at the bar.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was excellent, service was “fleeting”..had to ask for bread three times, wine carafe taken from table before completion etc.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Really old place that we thought would have character and history. It is just a really old place. Menu is just as old. When was the last time you saw escargot and chateaubriand on a menu? Food tasted okay, but nothing amazing.

Service was amazing though. Our server was kind and very attentive. We told him we have a show to get to and he brought everything with efficiency without rushing us.

Too many other choices around to spend our time here.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Marliave was one of the first dates my wife and I went on. We've been going there for some special occasions since, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. The dining areas can get loud but the atmosphere is fun with upstairs being a little more romantic.

The cocktail menu is excellent and the meals are usually very good. Try the rarebit!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was quite good. Service was excellent. A bit pricey and the plated presentation was poor.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We were on our first visit to Boston and actually went twice to Marlaive. The day we arrived our hotel concierge recommended them for an afternoon drink and snack. We sat at the bar, ate the most delicious Mac and cheese ever and enjoyed the recommendations of our friendly and knowledgeable bartender. We later returned for dinner and found the menu varied and interesting and the portions generous. Ask to be seated upstairs at night. Windows all around and the city lights are amazing. It's hidden down a little alley so get good directions before you go.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful place! Very cute, cozy, and classic Boston atmosphere

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

We used to love this restaurant and went often. Hadn't been in quite a while. Only the downstairs was available for lunch, it was empty and dark. The food and the ambiance were very disappointing. And despite being prompt for my reservation with OpenTable I received a message from OpenTable saying I didn't show up for my reservation. Really!!! OpenTable was very responsive and took care of it.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Bartender ignored my fiance for over 20 minutes as he was waiting for me to arrive. The bar was pretty empty.

Wait staff were pleasant and efficient.

Food was overpriced and not very good. My wellington came rare when I asked for medium rare. I didn't want to make a fuss so didn't send it back. The brussels sprouts were undercooked (per my fiance) and not seasoned very well (sort of blah). The escargot had a thick layer of cheese (which it didn't need). The bread given as a freebie and then with the escargot was not very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Have been in the past so was very disappointed that the service we received was bad. Waiter did not place orders for a couple of things we requested, no serving spoons for dishes that required them, we asked to take our leftovers with us but they never made it to the table, and instead of splitting the bill in half (one bill, two credit cards) it appears that one of our cards got charged from the entire amount. Not even a busy night so can't understand why the service was poor.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Marliave is always my Boston favorite when I am in town. Great food & experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We love the Marliave! Great Beet salad! Great meat balls, great Salmon. One criticism - the bread. We are huge bread people and the bread is a fine crumb like corn bread. How about a nice crusty loaf of ciabatta?

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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Most of the lunch patrons were eating on the patio so the restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived. We didn't know what to expect but we were greeted by a friendly server and we all ordered the same delicious & fresh salad.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Old and not very clean restaurant. The appetizers are good but the steak frites came cold and it was impossible to cut it.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Loud music and discussions from the kitchen. Very dark in the restaurant, difficult to see our food.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Salmon was great but steak was bad.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Disappointed with the food. Taste of the multiple items we ordered was bland. Not much flavor. Will not go here again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very very dark
Needed waiters light to read the menu
Expensive no name wine list
Nothing under $15 per glass
Main dish was very good
Comes with NOTHING, everything is extra
U can do better in boston for a hole in the wall

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Was a good experience

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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Good food and place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Marliave has a very economical oyster special which drew us in. We didn't know what to expect for oyster quality and especially for dinner. What a great surprise. I don't eat oysters but my husband was more than satisfied with his. Our dinner was excellent. I had the Faro Island salmon and my husband had the risotto. WE WILL BE BACK!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Tapas, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Disappointing that two of our first choices weren't available.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Service excellent, food very good. Nice place,
we forgot two things at table and were chased down on the street for both, once by a patron, further by our waiter, excellent service.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

My only complaint was that I had a reservation made well in advance for 4pm and was notified that since the upstairs dining room did not open until 5pm, only the small wooden tables on the 1st floor were available.
I was given the option to sit upstairs as I originally desired but only "if I can finish up my dinner by 6pm". Given the fact that I did have a reservation and how classy this restaurant is, I was a little put off by this strange request.
It would be nice to know this when making the reservation since the downstairs dining room does not compare with the upstairs. Later as we were leaving at 7pm, I went upstairs to use the restroom the dining room as fairly empty.
Excellent food, cocktails, and service but the way the reservation was handled just left a strange taste in my mouth, will definitely call next time to make a Reservation and specify that I would prefer the nice dining room upstairs, not the cramped, windowless area on the first floor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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