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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAfterMMI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find! Welcoming staff, cozy atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails- this is my new favorite spot in the neighborhood.

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vipgoodeating
Salt Lake City
96 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely neighborhood spot that recently renovated. No idea what it previously looked like but the current establishment is quaint and authentic looking. The staff was very pleasant. We started with steamed clams followed by roasted chicken and squash tacos. The food was very tasty, the portions on the the small side. Still we had a very pleasant evening and were glad to have chosen Mar's as our spot that night.

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vipGourmandfrank
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living a block away we pass by this corner restaurant and we were curious about visiting and experience it. The most delicious French onion soup, the lamb chops also perfect with potatoes au gratin and spinach. The chocolate ganache was also superb. These were accompanied of gulps of a 2017 Malbec that was incredibly well paired. The jazz music and the ambiance is also very good. Andreas, our waiter was excellent.

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NancyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant is very classy and warm. It's a great spot for a date or just happy hour at the bar for some good oysters. Every dish we had was delicious and well balanced. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to give this place a try after perusing the brunch menu. What a great decision. The restaurant is very cozy, the service was the right amount of attentive, and the food was divine. I had the poutine and wanted to sit there all day and eat more and more of it. My friend had the mushroom toast and also took advantage of the $2 oysters to have three as appetizers. She enjoyed everything, too. I cannot wait to go back to Mar’s, and encourage everyone else to go there, too.

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vipiwiwi08
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Oyster Selection. Pasta was great! They accommodated our vegetarian request too for the Pappardelle.

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IngridH
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood, cocktails and accommodating for us with a toddler and the family.

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MICHAELW
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service

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DM19
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmos and beautiful interior styling. Slightly slow - albeit apologetic - service. Food and drink more than made up for it.

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vipMattieU
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt the our waiter that afternoon was great. I love the food, service, music and ambiance at this location this is why I recommend it and return.

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AR1234
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The servers were very kind but the food was way over priced and wasn't great. Steak was basic, not amazing. Overall, everything was very small and basic and they had to compensate by giving a bunch of fries and bread, which is pretty lame for the price you're paying. Feels bad for my friend who ordered the spinach pasta. It was $24 for about two bites of pasta and a mountain of sliced bread. Not sure why ppl hype this place up. It's really not that great.

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vipDavCifu
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt I believe is the waiter’s name, he’s always very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are the best in Queens hands down!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found Mar’s on a whim and I am so glad I did! My sweetie and I were there for a date and between the ambiance and the food, plus the outstanding service, it was a fantastic night! The cocktails were amazing and we couldn’t have asked for a more competent, friendly, and attentive server. I wish I’d asked her name! Definitely a great choice for an intimate date, especially if you want to be wow’ed by all aspects of a dining experience.

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vipMarioL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way overpriced for what you get. Add on items and up charges for most menu items also very overpriced for what you get.

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TawniF
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Steak Frites. The staff were wonderful and made a drink for me based on an old photo. It was delicious.

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RSuss
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nothing special.

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PayalM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Oysters are perfect...tartare is magical. If I lived nearby they would see me everyday♡

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there over the long weekend. It was quiet. Food was excellent. Very nice mussel toast and beet salad. This could be a regular spot for us. Earns the Bib Gourmand.

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KarenP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food in a laid back casual environment. Friendly and efficient service.

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vipmellybmel
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Mar's so much, I almost hate to share in a writeup. Terrific local place, great cocktails, always oysters, and an imaginative, but not fussy, menu with something for everyone.

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KristopherD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Ambiance. Perfect for a nice meal before seeing a movie down the street.

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GSAM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Brunch with my sister. Very nice and bartender was very friendly and polite.

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EmilyL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good service, ok food. Really small portions. Nice ambiance. I would come back for a drink at the bar

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roswellxavier
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails!

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vipJayS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing brunch. Beautiful bar -woodwork is amazing. Great service. Overall, superb experience. GF OPTIONS!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Service was subpar to say the least.

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jmclea
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant, have been several times. Love the food and neighborhood vibe. Music was a little loud for my taste but station changed as it got past Happy Hour.
Definitely a keeper.

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JeffK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I have had many an enjoyable evening at Mar's. We were here recently on a "date" night, post-Valentine's Day frenzy. The oysters were great, as usual, the entrees, sides and drinks were amazing. The service could have been slightly more attentive, but we were just worried parents with kids at home we wanted to get back to without taking too bi of a dent on babysitting costs... Overall, wonderful experience.

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vipLaurenW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Went for valentine’s day and were seated practically on top of couples next to us. We politely requested being seated elsewhere but were only offered an even more cramped spot. We ordered cocktails, the bourbon and berry drink was excellent, but happy hour prices were inexplicably not honored which was disappointing. There was a required price fix, which I called to inquire about and was lowballed over the phone, it should be noted prices were not listed online. We each ordered the lobster bisque and mushroom ravioli, he got the steak and I ordered the scallop(I say scallop singular because it was $80 for one piece). The bisque was watery and flavorless, not a single piece of lobster in our minuscule portion. I did not particularly care about the small serving size as the soup was not good enough to go for a second bite. The mushroom ravioli were the one saving grace of the meal but even they were under seasoned. We were underwhelmed by the entrees. The steak was well cooked but was a small unsalted portion covered in demiglaze, the fries were limp, lukewarm and unevenly salted however, it tasted far superior to my dish. My one shrimp wrapped scallop was under seasoned (I’m sensing a theme) and the sides did not serve the dish in a complimentary way- wilted spinach, a few measly cauliflower florets and a flavorless beet purée were overpowered by a briny, vinegar flavor. I finished my scallop only. Why they chose to wrap a scallop in shrimp, a similar tasting food is beyond me. It was not appetizing and seems like they did it just to say they could. Our shared desert trio came, for the second time, it was first brought to us by a food runner before we’d had our second of four courses which leads me to believe there is poor communication in the back of house. Mediocre chocolate truffles were paired with dry, kitschy heart shaped red velvet cake and panna cotta. I cringed when I got the bill but what could we do? Should have ordered takeout.

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Jamieg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

But, not Valentines day. It was quite a trap - $200 bill and we were starving an hour later. Nice ambiance, nice music, pretty good quality ingredients , no need to be over seasoned. Would go back on a regular night to sample more menu items.

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TheMikos
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mar's is our favorite raw bar. We love to come by for their oyster happy hour during weekdays. Cocktails are fantastic too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mar’s service was impeccable, delicious food, so fresh, and great wine list. Was a lovely date night spot.

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AdrianL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Very pricey, but overall a good experience. Perfect date night place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Had a nice evening there. Nicely designed restaurant. Cocktails and oysters at the bar and then dinner at a table. Steak tartare was enjoyable, but smaller than expected. Steak frites was very good. Service wasn’t the greatest.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Portions were insultingly tiny. The mushroom ravioli was under seasoned. Lobster ravioli came in a delicious saffron broth but we were not given a spoon to enjoy any of it. Overpriced for what you get.

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AmitW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was exceptionally good-absolutely worth going there for that-wine was pretty good, alas cocktails forgettable. The service was the unpleasant part..cold & unfriendly-treated us with studied indifference-not that I expect much..but in an unhurried/unpressured environment like this, why treat us like we have a communicable disease ? In the 28 years that I lived in Astoria this might have been the least welcoming of the places at which I have eaten & yes, we racked up a decent tab racked up (about $350 for two including tip)..for that I would expect better treatment.

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KristinM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall we really enjoyed our dinner at Mar's. The service was friendly and perfectly timed. The atmosphere was cozy with a quirky twist due to the art gallery and bar decor. Its a perfect place for a date or romantic dinner. The cocktails were very well made and the food tasted great. The portions were a bit small, but we didn't leave feeling hungry. I would definitely make the drive into Astoria (from Rutherford, NJ) to go back to Mar's.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was tight. Loved the ambiance and all that but service was slow and they weren’t even that packed. When the food came out we were all drooling tho and it was bangin compliments to the chefs!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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