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Mare

4.7
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1306 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Mare, Italian for ‘sea’ , has quickly become this city’s most acclaimed seafood restaurant with accolades such as “One of the Top 80 Tables in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler and “Go to List” Food & Wine.
Please visit our new location at 3 Mechanic St.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1306 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible. Complimented the chef on our way out. Only issue was wine was served way off temperature.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and great food

RB
vipRichardB
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great evening. Outdoor space was fine (not perfect) as we were in the alley but overall excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual. Drinks on point. Server was a great server but slightly scarce, he seemed to be spread pretty thin with a lot of tables so no fault of his own. One of my favorite places but a lot of the other clientele is obnoxious and don’t follow distancing or masks but there’s only so much staff can do while they are doing their jobs and can tel people to follow rules and have signage. Still highly recommend. Amazing staff and food/drinks.

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Karima
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my boyfriends birthday dinner, he ended up surprising me by proposing to me! The staff was so professional and nice and did an amazing job keeping it a surprise and setting up everything! The food was also amazing! I would deff go back here :)

MP
MrPats
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time there and first time out on a date with my wife 2020 and it was good love the appertizers so good. My wife had a lobster dish for dinner was good. Sangria was strong the waitress was very nice and friendly. Overall great dinner would definitely come back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delisious fresh oysters, octopus and Crudo! Yum!

AB
vipAndrewB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I’ve had in years. Seafood tower app is BOMB and worth the money for a group of 4 or more. Every persons meal at the table was great from the filet to the lamb to the veal and of course lobster rav. Highly recommend for special occasions or date night. First class decent little view of the city.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Our reservation was for 8:45. We were not seated until 9:45 and were comped for two shrimp. TWO SHRIMP...I was insulted that’s what they figured was worth the poor service. Shouldn’t have comped anything at all if that’s what they figured we deserved.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Mare. The food was fantastic and the gluten free pasta tasted amazing. The oysters and shrimp were delicious and the service was excellent. Although the outdoor seating is on the crowded side it is a great spot for a get together with friends or a date night. We will definitely be coming back.

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PeterParker85
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and our server Michaela was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu!! The food is delicious!!!

CM
CristinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful at Mare. We are from New York and very impressed. The service was excellent and food delicious! The Little Italy community where it is located is a plus. Walked off our food after dining. Really nice Restaurant, ambiance, service, and location. We will be returning.

RH
RobinH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing meal ... outstanding vibe... just love this restaurant so much! A MUST if in Boston!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best seafood I’ve ever had.

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EliseC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was amazing. We sat at the fire pits and I’m so glad we did. Food and drinks were delicious and it was just a really fun vibe. Great place for a date or just a night out with the girls. Would definitely return again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for birthday.

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SarahQ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food quality/creativity & service - it did not disappoint!

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PaigeF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jordan, the gracious hostess, made our experience. Thank you so much for your candor, professionalism and warmth. We are grateful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing, and our server Luca was very helpful throughout our meal! He suggested a great wine for my friend and coursed our 4 course meal perfectly. I highly recommend Mare.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I took my grandmother here for her birthday tonight. The salad was terrible. Drenched in dressing. Anchovies at the bottom of the dish when I specifically asked if there was any fish in the dish. I booked the reservation through open-table and chose the option “birthday” and nothing was brought out for desert. I will not be returning to Mare ever again. My grandmother never gets a chance to experience the Northend and unfortunately her 75th birthday dinner was a disaster.

JB
JessicaB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Found the restaurant through Open Table and our expectations were met. Great service and great food. Our server Yuri was awesome.

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BrandonW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! We had the seafood salad that had a very generous amount of seafood. Also the lobster ravioli was one of our favorite dishes. I would definitely recommend Mare

JM
JeffM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was better than it was pre-Covid. Can't recommend highly enough.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. My only apprehension is that we Had res made when only outdoor dining was an option (made it month or so more in advance) and 8 months pregnant and then was given a table indoors, against request.

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DeeThomas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, One of my best restaurants in the North End, Boston. Great food, good service and love the environment.
enjoyed my dining experience and will return soon.

MB
MaggieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little on the pricey side - we were four but for a birthday celebration - but the food was terrific and the service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ! They made my birthday super special. Food was really good

DH
DeanH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Had scallops / oysters to start, followed by the Tuna! Everything perfectly cooked! Never felt rushed, and service fantastic. Will be back!

JD
vipJohnD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had - the braised short rib scallops appetizer was fantastic as was the lobster with tagliatelle as well as the fish entree grigiliata

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday. Favorite spot. Service was great but wish she was a little more attentive as we’ve had in the past. Still a great spot

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Fran
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. They did a perfect job with social distancing. Always have a great meal here

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Server was amazing seafood tower was all time. The lamb rack was ridiculous. It was an all time dinner probably top 3 of my life. Thank you Frank. Oh also the Italian Mule??? Fuh gettaaboutit

JD
vipJeannieD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to when in Beantown. Never a bad meal. Staff is very professional

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SteveF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was phenomenal. We were out for my girlfriend’s 33rd birthday after being on quarantine with our two kids we desperately needed a night out. Every bit of the food was outstanding from the bread to the tiramisu our server made for us table side. The service was impeccable and on point (thank you, Diego!), and the atmosphere was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better night.

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Mikay
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing drinks and apps! The calamari was amazing. We had espresso martinis and they were absolutely perfect! We will be back.

RH
RobinH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place... food was absolutely amazing . Atmosphere was upbeat, trendy and fun.. dress or dressy casual.. great vibe Overall. Thanks for a great night!

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Mila
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Portions fairly small but delicious. Very good drinks and waitress was so sweet! Overall excellent service felt like we were at a fancy restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This would be my 4th time at Mare. Never a disappointment. The Oyster selection is always my favorite. Love trying different oysters. Drinks are great especially in the ambiance of the outdoors and fire pits.

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vipSweener24
New England
47 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were very good. Octopus, oysters, and halibut special were spot on, as were the drinks. The combination risotto and bread pudding, weren't up to the same level as the other items and we were bummed that there was no panna cotta. It was a beautiful evening and so nice to finally be able to eat out again!

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