Mare

4.7
1806 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.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 1806 people are saying
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BenW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

"Outdoor" seating was entirely enclosed. Menus were laminated plastic and were absolutely filthy (and left sitting on top of the place settings, contacting our silverware and plates). The food was good but overpriced (wine markup was often up to 5x). Service was poor at best. Will not be back -- many better options in the north end. Screams of tourist trap.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful non traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Food was delicious. Service was excellent.

JM
vipJenM
New England
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! The area where we were sitting was a little cold

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MrsS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service were both warm and charming. The trio of crudo (raw fish slices) was sublime. My friend got the tagliatelle with lobster and black truffles and said it was the best dish she’d ever eaten. My gnocchi with seafood was fantastic…I almost licked the plate. A bottle of pink bubbles (a rose sparkling wine from Puglia) was the perfect accompaniment. Can’t wait to visit again!

CC
vipChristineC
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Retaurant was very hot to the point it was uncomfortable. The lobster ravioli had too much bacon and no flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Flores was a great server

DG
DinnerGoer
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and great night out! We are planning to host our wedding party here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible time! Will be back!

LC
vipLisaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Mare. We were celebrating our anniversary and they brought us out a beautifully decorated plate with three cannolis. The trio Crudo was spectacular. Every bite was delicious and our waiter was excellent.

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scotymac
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service great ambiance. Highly recommend

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HeatherR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to have a celebration or just dinner after work. Really like the option for multiple types of seating from formal, white table cloths to casual around the fire pit.
Great menu for having 1-3 courses, or sharables for the group. Cocktails well mixed and proper glassware by drink type.

Only improvement to offer is that the lighting of the store is harsh to see when you are seated at the fit pits. Would make ambiance 5 stars if that could be muted or blocked.

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Toeat
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My wild boar and pappardelle was not that great. The pasta was stick together. Very disappointed. The waiter never gave his name. I felt like he was doing us a favorite.

DJ
DJRickSauce
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night at Mare ! Food was delish. Ambience by the fire was fantastic. Great service and we will be back again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mason the manager was great. We were visiting Boston and he shared great insights on the Northside. Terrific food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was great except the linguini with clams was WAY too salty. The manager graciously deleted it from our check.

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vipPhilipL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent as usual. Waiter forgot to bring olives and bread. Salt content in papardelle with boar was way too high, otherwise perfect.

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connielee
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were excellent. I wish it was a little warmer so we could have sat in the outside area. Great place

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AnnKO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent - an extensive menu of seafood items and pasta dishes (along with some non-seafood offerings.) Grilled Octopus appetizer and Truffle Encrusted Seared Tuna entree were outstanding. Very attentive server and host.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We absolutely love Mare. The current temperature (cool at night) make some of seating a challenge. The staff is very helpful and accommodating and there are multiple overhead heaters- simply so for a table away from the outer perimeter.

EJ
vipEandJake
New England
78 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mare is our go to place when guests come to town. Both great seafood and Italian food. The ambiance is great sitting outside even in cold weather is still comfy. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Flavor completely lacking across all dishes. My husband had the grilled seafood dinner which was tasteless. I had the whole bronzini which had absolutely no flavor. My son had then stuffed grilled octopus but the filling was cold. I had beef carpaccio which was subpar. Dessert was absolutely terrible. I have to say that our server was lovely but this place was an absolute bust. We live near NY city and may be spoiled by quality restaurants but I expected much more. Terrible food.

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LinC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Many gluten free options including pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The folks at Marr literally turned what started out as not the best day for my girl and I to an amazing night and we can’t thank the staff there enough! Appreciate everyone of you for making the last few hours of her birthday EXTRA special!

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NathanG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The perfect mix of sea food and Italian food I was looking for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a 60th birthday and the maitre d was outstanding.
Our only negative was that there were tv's and the music selection was
not relaxing dinner conversation friendly.

RK
RobinK
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner at Mare last night as we were in Boston to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Service (Carlos) was outstanding, attentive and fun. We had so many dishes in all parts of the menu and all had elements of surprise and were exceptional. We would definitely go back. Thank you!

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dyanav
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time the food was outstanding!! It was a birthday dinner for a friend and she really enjoyed her meal. And I can’t say enough about our waiter Aldolfo, he made our night 😃

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service!

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Bobg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, well prepared and presented. Our server Joseph excellent and overall staff were exceptionally attentive. All three guests felt the oysters were the best we ever had. Great atmosphere/ambience. Highly recommend.

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HowardT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was well prepared and delicious, all the servers were attentive and friendly and the ambience was great in the contemporary update of an older stone and brick building.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The olive oil that came with the bread was the best I have ever had in America. The food was superb and our waiter, Carlos, was a joy! A very special anniversary indeed!

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Kabb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
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
51 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
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 on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food.

MH
vipMarthaH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DavidE
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
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.

FAQs

Mare is rated 4.7 stars by 1806 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.