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Café Mars, Brooklyn, NY

Café Mars

4.8
4.8
35 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Italian
Café Mars is an unusual Italian restaurant. Come see what we mean!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (347) 987-4225
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Park Slope
  • Cross street
    corner of 3rd Ave. and President St.
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    R- Union St. <br />F/G- Carroll St.

Experiences

  • Large Party Pre Fix Reservation (5-6 guests)

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For parties of more than four guests, we offer a pre-fixe menu that showcases our favorite menu items and our favorite way to dine -- family style! For this menu, the party will receive an array of snacks, followed by an antipasti course. Then, all four of our house made pastas and a couple of big dishes will round out the meal. To finish, you'll get to try all of our desserts!
    Large Party Pre Fix Reservation (5-6 guests) Photo
  • 'Anything's Pastable' x Café Mars Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    May 9, 2024 only
    Join us for a special evening celebrating the release of 'Anything's Pastable' by Dan Pashman, host of the Sporkful podcast and creator of the pasta shape Cascatelli. We will be offering a 6-course menu of dishes inspired by the imaginative recipes in Dan's new book. All the courses will contain pasta in some way, shape, or form--even dessert! Dan's telescopic approach to pasta and Italian food aligns very much with ours, and we are thrilled to for this event! Dan will be in attendance to speak and sign books! Note: As this is a one-time menu of all new dishes, it is being offered as-is. We will not be able to accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan diets. Vegetarians and other allergies, email info@cafemarsbk.com before booking.

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brooklyn

    Best Overall

  • Brooklyn

    Best Service

  • Brooklyn

    Innovative

35 Reviews
  1. MeganH

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food from a unique menu, fantastic service and a great time. This was my second time at cafe Mars and every time it gets better and better. The staff are so friendly and accommodating, I really enjoy myself every time. Thank you to all the staff at cafe Mars!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, not your grandmother’s Italian cooking!

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  3. HighExpectations

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As the menu at Café Mars turns with the Spring, its delights continue to grow! The new steak pizzaiola is simply amazing and the Chicago Beef-inspired appetizer is wonderful. The monkfish liver appetizer I enjoyed recently also is creative and so satisfying. The drink menu still astounds with its creativity … and the service is perfectly attentive and friendly without being over-bearing. From the complimentary spritz at the start to the complimentary candy dish at the finish, Café Mars is delightful from top to bottom!

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  4. grdle

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian fare, hospital staff, unique experience — definitely one of the more memorable meals I’ve had in NYC! Will definitely be returning

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  5. Tony

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Mars is truly out of this world! The food is delicious, exciting, and fun — the Waves pasta dish is our favorite in the city. They have excellent wine and amaro/grappa lists and are eager to find ways to introduce you to new tastes. The ambience is one of bright, upbeat, whimsy, with a number of surprises that I won’t spoil here. But the star of Cafe Mars is the staff. Everyone you encounter from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave makes you feel like a beloved guest at their wonderfully wubulous dinner party. They are all warm and welcoming with just the right amount of weird, and they’ve mastered the art of authentic hospitality. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    thanks for making me feel so special on my birthday! Wonderful staff and great food. Will be back

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  7. Fredo

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem! Very stylish, fun interior (what attracted our attention in the first place). Beyond that, the service was impeccable: friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. They brought a little taste of aperitif before (a sparkling wine or a N/A homebrew kombucha). The food is stellar, plated beautifully with a real sense of playful silliness. Every plate was terrific and very creative. This is to say nothing of the cocktails. Off-the-wall cocktails like the Blue Meanie next to modern classics like a Red Hook. Everything's worth a taste. We didn't dig deep into the wine list, but that's nothing to sneeze at either. Before the end of the meal we were already talking about who we wanted to bring when we came back. New favorite spot in Gowanus for sure. Will be back ASAP.

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  8. JohannaH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Mars has really tasty food with a warm and welcoming staff!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a date night or more intimate party, as tables are booths that seat four. Service was top notch. Waiter was very knowledgeable of both food and drink menu. Loved the ambiance, unique and vibrant design. Highly recommend the monkey bread and lemon pasta.

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  10. JackS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    And now for something completely different - and wonderful. A creative and fun take on Italian matched by the delightful and attentive service.

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FAQs

Café Mars is rated 4.8 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Café Mars

272 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1002

Additional information

  • Cross street
    corner of 3rd Ave. and President St.
  • Neighborhood
    Park Slope
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    R- Union St. F/G- Carroll St.
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