Mare

4.6
788 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 723-6273
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Please use Bricco Valet, they will accommodate you there.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
788 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
72%
Very Good
21%
Good
5%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MB
Chicago
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Went for an early diner (before play)
Food/service both excellent

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OT
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding food (tuna crudo, fried clams, filet, baked stuff lobsters:), professional, prompt service, tucked away in a cozy enclave just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Hanover St.! Best dinner we’ve had in Boston.

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DP
New York Area
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

delicious, tagliatelle with lobster and black truffles is one of the best seafood dishes i've ever had

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New England
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Food was great, but very noisy.

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BS
San Francisco
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food and service...perfect evening! Best oysters I’ve ever had, and the main course was exceptional!

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MP
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Was disappointed that I made a reservation for 6:30pm three weeks in advance but I did not get seated until 7:00pm. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great, but our waiter wasn't so friendly. I would recommend for the food though, it was top notch and not crazy expensice

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Kansas City
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Great food! Great location!

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KS
New England
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Mare is absolutely a fantastic restaurant and I am looking forward to going back.There is nothing that I know of in Boston that can compare with it!

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New England
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

The seafood gnocchi were delicious. Lobster roll was good but not the best I've ever had. Reasonably priced for the location. Would definitely go back.

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Atlanta
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Amazing food and service!

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New England
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Mare has a wonderful ambiance and is a great alternative to the usual north end spot. The grilled octopus was delicious!

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New England
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

First time here, ordered lobster bisque and crudo for appetizer then had the lobster pappardelle and grilled seafood, amazing!! Service was great!

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New England
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Food at Mare was outstanding! My wife had the swordfish and I had a stuffed lobster special which was amazing. The grilled octopus appetizer was great as well.

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DR
New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Mare was such a great time! The food was amazing and the outdoor patio area was really nice to sit at. The service was good, the ambiance was nice and the people were friendly. It is a little pricey, but we wanted to go to a nice dinner out first night in Boston and it was well worth it! Get the stuffed zhuccini blossoms as an app, they are delicious!

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Dallas
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Boston. The food is always excellent and the service is even better. A must try in the North End.

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MK
New England
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

The patio is incredible! The lobster ravioli was delectable.

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OT
New England
1.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Nobody acknowledged my gf birthday and hostess was cold and so was the waiter. Food was surprisingly not up to par, bland and calamari over cooked.

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NM
New England
4.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

It was during the heat wave and only one area had at best inferior air conditioning. The food and drink were great and our waitress pleasant, however, she was actually the bartender, she was helping out because someone called in sick. We waited a very long time for everything and spent way more time there than we planned or wanted. All and all food and drink are great, wait staff is pleasant. I will go back but will sit at the bar and make sure the weather isn't unbearably hot.

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JC
New England
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Anniversary

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Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Wonderful place! I highly recommend!

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WG
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

I have dined at Mare a number of times, each time has been great. Wonderful selection of raw bar items, in particular the oysters. Great spot for fresh fish

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New England
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Always top notch food and service

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New England
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Amazing service and as being one of the Depasquale restaurants the food was “Stella” after my grandmothers name. Keep up the great work.
Best Regards
Patrick Marchello Cardillo

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Great patio. Great food. Little crowded but worth the view and food.

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JB
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Service was exceptional. Food was very good. Not your typical North End Italian restaurant...Exceptional Seafood..Was a great experience.

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MR
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Great vibe, food and service were better than expected. Very pleased. Can't wait to go back.

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OT
New England
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Our server was amazing and the food was great. Lovely outdoor seating with a nice view.

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TR
New England
4.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Best rare tuna steak in the city--Truffle dusted--thick and perfectly prepared

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Las Vegas
2.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

Do not order the linguine with the New Zealand cockles because you will get New England clams.
Very busy restaurant, mediocre food and expensive.

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MK
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Service was outstanding! I had a non-seafood meal, which should not be the plan if you go to Mare, it may have been the only one on the menu. It was tremendous. My mouth will water thinking of the papardelle for ever!

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food, loved the variety of Oysters. Very accommodating when we had to switch our reservation time. Our waiter Gaetano was very helpful.

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New England
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Third time. Loved it. Took the kids for Father’s Day. No “Childrens Menu” but they were happy to make A basic pasta and sauce for our son. We will return again. Loved it!!

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New England
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

I loved it here! The food was excellent and the service was great. Went for a girls night out! This place is very lively, the patio was full so we had to sit inside. The ambience is great with low lighting and a romantic feel

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BB
New England
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

The night started slow with a 30 min wait for our 8:30 reservation. Rita the manager apologized for the wait, but it was the first beautiful summer Sat night in Boston the roof was open on the outside seating area and no one was in a hurry to leave. It was worth the wait we were seated at a great table outside, our waitress was outstanding and the food amazing. We started with the Zucchini Blossoms stuffed with ricotta and served with mixed greens and lobster meat, this is a great app for two. My wife had the Alaskan Cod Lion a good size piece of perfectly cook white fish served with two amazing lobster stuffed bell peppers and a butternut squash fondue. I had the Truffle Crusted Tuna served with grilled eggplant, wilted spinach, sweet baby peppers. I will order Tuna at most places we go and this was one of the best, perfectly seared and not cooked. We ended our North End dinner with a Tiramisu and two cappuccino's. On the way out Rita again apologized for the wait. I said "what wait we just had a great meal" with that we both received a big hug.

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Las Vegas
2.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

The restaurant patio is outstanding, the food was not. The shrimp cocktail's texture was almost as if the shell was still on...but it wasn't. The swordfish was good, not amazing, the branzino was nothing special, especially for the price. The cocktails are very expensive and just average. Could have gone to a five star steakhouse and had a cheaper and much better meal.

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J
New England
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent professional gracious and friendly service; gorgeous presentation and delicious food. We had the swordfish, tuna and salmon - all exceptional.
Really nice when they can roll back the roof and you can eat with an open view to the sky.

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KS
New England
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

This restaurant is fantastic! It has a long list of Oysters to chose from and they are all very fresh.The menu has something for everyone from seafood to meat and also pasta.I am looking forward to going back.

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Atlanta
3.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

I was very excited about eating here because it looked like a diamond in the rough. My food was quite good except that it needed a little bit more salt and there was some sand in my clams. My server was inattentive probably because I didn't look like a posh client.

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r
Atlanta
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

Wow...just amazing. Don't hesitate to book this restaurant. Perfection.

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MB
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Loved this place! Great for a celebration! Wonderful service and food!

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