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Mar's

4.5
4.5
122 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Offering a large selection of oysters every day. Cocktail, oyster & drink specials for Happy Hour 5-7 pm Mon-Fri.
Honest Food and a place to gather... Welcome to Mar's

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Oyster Bar, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 685-2480

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Astoria

  • Cross street

    between 34th & 35th Street

  • Public transit

    N, Q to Broadway or 36th Ave<br />M, R to Steinway Street

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Raw Bar

  • East Coast Oysters

    • Half Dozen$21.00
    • One Dozen$39.00
  • Little Neck Clams

    • Each$3.00
  • Cherrystone Clams

    • Each$3.00
  • Shrimp Cocktail$21.00

    Four wild caught shrimp, cocktail sauce

    • Plateau Royal$79.00

      One dozen oysters, three littleneck clams, six mussels, three cherrystone clams, three wild caught shrimp

      SMALL PLATES

      • Upstate Green Salad$17.00

        Cabbage, Lettuce, Kale, Burrata, Carrot, Toasted Almonds, Citrus Orange Vinaigrette (V) (GF)

        • Crispy Calamari$17.00

          Sweet peppers, fried chickpeas, lemon aioli

          • Grilled Octopus$23.00

            Mediterranean bean salad

            • Meat and Cheese$21.00

              Bianco Sardo Pecorino, Sardinia, raw sheeps milk Molinari Sicilian Sweet Sopressata, San Francisco

              • Steak Tartare 2oz$18.00

                Knife chopped raw beef, onion, anchovy, herbs, raw quail egg, toasted bread

                • Chicken Skewers$16.00

                  Summer vegetables, tzatziki, pita bread

                  SUBSTANTIAL PLATES

                  • Caccio e Pepe$24.00

                    House made pasta, parmigiano, black pepper, butter

                    • Moules Frites$24.00

                      Mussels, white wine, fennel, herbs, french fries

                      • Fish and Chips$26.00

                        Monk Fish, French fries, house-made tartar sauce, red cabbage

                        • Roasted Lemon Chicken$29.00

                          Skin-on D'Artagnan Chicken Breast, sautéed mushrooms, mustard rosemary carrots, lemon-butter sauce

                          • Steak and Fries$38.00

                            Rosemary-tamari marinated bavette steak, french fries

                            • Hamburger$16.00

                              Hand formed beef patty, lettuce, red onion, brioche bun

                              • Charred Vegetables$24.00

                                Buratta, select vegetables, Gremolata

                                Sides

                                • Sage Fries$9.00

                                  Hand cut potatoes, fried sage

                                  • Crispy Sweet Potato Fries$11.00

                                    • Sautéed Mushrooms$10.00

                                      • Charred Broccoli$10.00

                                        Desserts

                                        • Mar's Bar$11.00

                                          • Matcha Crème Brulee$10.00

                                            • Espresso Cheesecake$10.00

                                              Chocolate Crust, Vanilla Parfait

                                              For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                              What 122 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              4.5
                                              4.5 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.4Food
                                              • 4.4Service
                                              • 4.5Ambience
                                              • 4Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              1. AM

                                                AfterMMI

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on February 17, 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              2. g

                                                goodeating

                                                Salt Lake City

                                                99 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                99 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.

                                              3. G

                                                Gourmandfrank

                                                New York Area

                                                106 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                106 reviews

                                                Dined on February 1, 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.

                                              4. NS

                                                NancyS

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                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!

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                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.

                                              6. i

                                                iwiwi08

                                                New York Area

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on December 2, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              7. IH

                                                IngridH

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 27, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              8. MI

                                                MICHAELW

                                                Key West

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 28, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was delicious and service

                                              9. DM

                                                DM19

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 21, 2019

                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

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

                                              10. MU

                                                MattieU

                                                New York Area

                                                18 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                18 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.

                                              11. AR

                                                AR1234

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                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.

                                              12. DC

                                                DavCifu

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on August 25, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              13. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Miami

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                They are the best in Queens hands down!

                                              14. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                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.

                                              15. ML

                                                MarioL

                                                New York Area

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                14 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.

                                              16. TF

                                                TawniF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                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.

                                              17. RS

                                                RSuss

                                                New York Area

                                                24 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                24 reviews

                                                Dined on June 30, 2019

                                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                Nothing special.

                                              18. PM

                                                PayalM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on June 1, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              19. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 26, 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.

                                              20. KP

                                                KarenP

                                                New York Area

                                                7 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

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

                                              21. m

                                                mellybmel

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                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.

                                              22. KD

                                                KristopherD

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 27, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              23. GS

                                                GSAM

                                                New York Area

                                                15 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on April 13, 2019

                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

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

                                              24. EL

                                                EmilyL

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                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

                                              25. r

                                                roswellxavier

                                                New York Area

                                                25 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on March 23, 2019

                                                overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                Excellent cocktails!

                                              26. JS

                                                JayS

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on March 23, 2019

                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

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

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 15, 2019

                                                overall2food4service2ambience5

                                                Service was subpar to say the least.

                                              28. j

                                                jmclea

                                                New York Area

                                                11 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on March 9, 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.

                                              29. JK

                                                JeffK

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                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.

                                              30. LW

                                                LaurenW

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                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.

                                              31. J

                                                Jamieg

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                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.

                                              32. TM

                                                TheMikos

                                                Hawaii

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                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!

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on January 31, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              34. AL

                                                AdrianL

                                                New York Area

                                                7 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on January 27, 2019

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on January 20, 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.

                                              36. K

                                                Kris

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                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.

                                              37. AW

                                                AmitW

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on December 20, 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.

                                              38. KM

                                                KristinM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 2, 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.

                                              39. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 11, 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!

                                              40. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on November 8, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent service!

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                                              Mar's is rated 4.5 stars by 122 OpenTable diners

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                                              • Cross street

                                                between 34th & 35th Street

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Astoria

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Brunch
                                                Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
                                                Dinner
                                                Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
                                                Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Contemporary American, Oyster Bar, Mediterranean

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Public transit

                                                N, Q to Broadway or 36th Ave<br />M, R to Steinway Street

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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