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Mare

4.7
1383 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.
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 1383 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mare is and has always been one of my favorite restaurants. The food is exquisite and the presentation is an overall 5 star. The raw bar is the best!

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viphappybostonian
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cocktails and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Good gluten free options

JB
vipJenniferB
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our current favorite in the North End. We love the outdoor space--the rectractable roof over one part of the dining room is amazing. The firepits are also lovely. Food is wonderful, too. I had the salmon, my husband had the tuna--both were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance, service and food, but we felt rushed out since they only allowed a 90 min stay. We felt extremely rushed and ate our food quickly. I was catching up with a girlfriend that I hadn’t seen in awhile and we only had time for appetizers. I realize it’s a sign of COVID, but we would have ordered more food and contributed to a larger bill if we had time. Maybe Mare should consider quality guests over quantity of guests.

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vipej55
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time to Mare and we love it! The Tiramisu is to die for and every appetizer is delicious! We HIGHLY recommend Mare!

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KateG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff - especially our waitress Judy, went above and beyond to make our dining experience memorable. Exceptionally accommodating - even with social distancing restrictions in place... food was excellent as well. Will be back!

JA
JohnA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Held me 40 minutes past my reservation.

JK
JerryandKate
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience given the limitations around Covid. The limit on table time does make things feel a little rushed but that is the reality as the establishments adjust to maintain business.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding, great waiter. The only negative was that they would not seat me without my husband who was parking despite having a reservation. Then once my husband came we still had to wait. Did t see the point of having a reservation.

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vipAmyU
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience!! The food was excellent, the wine suggestions were spot on and the service was wonderful. We started with oysters and half a chilled lobster. I had the gnocchi, the rest of the party had the veal chop, the seared tuna and the stuffed lobster. Everyone was very happy and we left full with some leftovers. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal I've had here has been excellent!

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vipJenS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and ambiance here are a hit. I had the whole branzino for the first time and it was excellent. Everyone I bring to Mare enjoys it.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While not necessarily “traditional” Italian dining, I think this is the best restaurant in the North End. I live in the neighborhood and eat here 2 or 3 times a month - the seared crusted tuna and veal chop are amazing as are the fresh oysters.

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Lecker
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Put up out door heaters!

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MeaghenS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Very courteous staff
Food was delish

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and dining

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vipPeter
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient. Food was delicious. We both had fish - very fresh and delicious. Began with fresh oysters. Great choices! The atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxing. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!!

JC
vipJennC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very cute set up (they have couches in the back with fire pits)
Excellent oyster selection
Martinis were fantastic.

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vipJohhnyfoodguy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome place for outdoor dining in the North End. My go to

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vipej55
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Truffled Tuna I have ever had in my life! Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for the best seafood with an Italian flair. You will not be disappointed.

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly staff. Recommend reservations. Fills up quickly. Great time.

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Vanesharimiran
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love itttt great service

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KeydsonB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing!!!
I would highly recommend
will e back soon

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Michaels
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All great. awesome food. Little noise from the tunnel entrants, but manageable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was had a good time

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RichJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent but the portions were small. The appetizers were small. I was expecting my main course to fill me up but it was also a small portion. I had linguine with clams and it was a small portion of pasta with very small clams in the shell and did not have any chopped clams. For the money, I expected larger portions. I don’t like leaving a restaurant hungry! I’ll go back and try some other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. The noise level was quite and romantic. Just the spot you’d want to choose for “that special occasion” if you know what I mean.

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vipfoodie
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was great We had the gnocchi with seafood it was great

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vipJohhnyfoodguy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job in COVID times

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vipSueP
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent & the food over the top delicious! Wine selection is great as well.

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KatelynG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very cool ambience. Busy vibe for fun weekend night. Great Italian wines. Some dishes were a hit, others were not particularly well-executed. Pasta was great. Service was lovely.

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AndreaB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS IS HIGH ITALIAN CUISINE FROM PEOPLE WHO KNOW IT BEST

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BobW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was really nice. Food was great except, the lobster dish I had could have used a bit more lobster for the price $30. Service was great, staff was friendly. Overall a great experience and we will go back

MK
MelindaK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place~ Great service and amazing food every time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Excellent service. Great ambiance.

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Jack
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal in the North End, feels like I'm in Italy again! We will be back!