Mare

4.7
1772 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
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What 1772 people are saying
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Kabb
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere- the food is not only outstanding but served beautifully- the waitstaff was friendly, attentive, and personable. Highly recommend an evening here!

AL
vipAnthonyL
Denver
49 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Better than average but not by a lot. Solid but not especially elegantly presented for the money.

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vipjoanw
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite north end restaurant!! A hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food.

MH
vipMarthaH
New England
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. Would definitely return.

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DavidE
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best in the North End. Everything about Mare is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mason was the best manager, accommodating and incredibly attentive. The seafood was impeccable and the tiramisu was flawless. Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent Great atmosphere

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vipKarinM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Awful experience today. Food took over 40 minutes to come, waiter came to the table 3 times letting us know it was on its way. Fourth time he came to the table to tell us he forgot to place our order. Think we received dining on the house? Nope! We got a free water that was served as we’re heading out. Unbelievable! No plans to return.

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AmyR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Mare and will definitely be back soon. Food was delicious, drinks were perfect and the vibe was really cool here.

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BonnieT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Mare has very good seafood and nestled in a corner of the North End it is a fun place to go. A previous iteration of the restaurant had imaginative offerings that are absent from this menu. Service was great. My only complaint is that we were seated next to the exit ramp for the tunnel and the view and sound was not appealing.

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious. Especially loved the fish tartar, trio of crudos and swordfish. And great oysters!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We brought our daughter here for dinner at the recommendation of a friend and it did not disappoint. We loved eating outside and the food was amazing. Our service was good. Not great and the bill was pricey. We would dine again for a special occasion.

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wendyw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time there. Great food and really nice outdoor availability. Good wi e list and just totally pleasant

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WilliamL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was average and was lukewarm at best when it came out. I liked my husbands gnocchi better than my pappardelle. He liked the lobster bisque though. Our table was right next to where the servers hang out and it was distracting. Was never given a refill on my Coke.

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JosephS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu with with excellent ambiance. The food was outstanding. The device was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant in the North End.

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RobinC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. Espresso martini is a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall, a very nice experience. Food and service were very good.

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vipChemboy
New England
75 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The starters (grilled octopus and three crudos) were excellent. We shared the main course of stuffed lobster - I prefer lobster au naturel. Overall, fine.

However, the Ladies’ toilet left a lot to be desired - no toilet paper and an overflowing thrash can.

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vipKaren
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Such a disappointment! We were excited for Mare but this was simply not good seafood. I had the gnocchi; most of the mussel shells in my dish were empty and those shells that did have meat were difficult to scrape out and tough. The shrimp in both the gnocchi and in the Mediterranean salad were hard and chewy, like they'd sat under heat lamps for too long. I usually try to say good things about a restaurant on OT, especially when the economy is so tough, but there really is nothing good to say about Mare.

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vippickyeater
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by friends. So good we are returning tonight.

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Shena
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went there for my birthday dinner. The foods were great! But when we order muscles, the server asked us the red or white source. We told them the white but they brought the red. But the taste was good Also on the drink menu, they mentioned Wine Chanti the 2018 but actually, we got 2020 one. Again, the taste was good!
The timing for severe was a little off. They brought appetizers quickly, but we had to wait for a long time for the main dishes.
Tiramisu was so yummy and not too sweet.
Overall it's all good and I want to come back again!

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vipBostonDiner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is my second time dining at Mare.
My first time there we had a very small table next to the host stand on the covered terrace. While the seating was not very well laid out, the food was delicious.

I chose to come back here for my birthday and promotion dinner with my family.
The restaurant accommodated my request for a fire pit table (although my mother decided she couldn't hear us well enough so we moved to a traditional standard table that was very nicely spaced on the terrace.)

Unfortunately, this time was lack-luster at best. The service was okay although my mother had to remind her to put a birthday candle on the dessert and she came back to ask me if I wanted a candle in my dessert and dropped the check off to me. Easy mistake. The food was nothing in comparison to the first time we dined here. My mother and I got the lobster ravioli which I remembered being delicious. This time the lobster meat was rubbery and hard. My partner got the salmon which he had also gotten last time and thoroughly enjoyed and this time found bones in it.

I appreciated that for our 10 yr old, they were more than happy to accommodate for us and make some plain pasta and tomato sauce.

Overall, it was just an alright experience and we won't be in a rush to dine there again soon. Consistency is key. This time just didn't hit the mark.

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dasDIner
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

High energy—crowded and noisy. Food was wonderful! Had tagliatelle with lobster, porcini mushrooms, and lobster sauce. Dining partner had a tomato-broth with half a lobster, langoustine, mussels, clams, scallops. Last night visiting Boston was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

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Asha
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience! The food was superb and the staff were very attentive. They made my birthday dinner very special!

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Ams24
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have eaten here twice before and walked away loving the place. On this visit the Hors d'oeuvre and oysters were excellent. The main meal, however, did not come out all at the same time for our party of 4. The Pasta dish was not the portion size expected as I have eaten here before. Ordered a baked lobster and the stuffing was slightly burnt and dry. The claw meat was shelled and placed in front of lobster but there were no knuckles. Probably wont go back.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food with a extremely attentive wait staff.

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vipRocky
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Great fresh seafood. Loved the oysters. The lobster raviolis were amazing! Great bottle of white Italian wine. Service could’ve been a bit more attentive but honestly I think it was just our waitress and sometimes it happens. Loved the outdoor patio option although we sat inside. The ambience was much nicer than I expected. Def a must try!

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vipNick
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding!!! Best seafood we’ve had in a while!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters great service fab linguine with clams

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vipPaulF
Phoenix
68 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant. Fabulous authentic Italian, fresh delicious seafood. Well trained attentive staff. Ambience that was magical. One of our favorites.

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vipCarole
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - ordered the zucchini blossoms, surf and turf app, and the baked stuffed lobster (which was alittle pricey). Mason, the host, took special care of us and went above and beyond for our special occasion. It was a fabulous dinner and evening!

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BobS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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vipMarkM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening. The food and service were world class.

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traveler
New England
50 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place to dine outside. Excellent bread, flavorful dishes. We will return. Save room for the bread pudding dessert.

FAQs

Mare is rated 4.7 stars by 1772 OpenTable diners.

Mare does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/355/bricco.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.