Mare

4.8
1864 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday

Excellent food, excellent service

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Lala
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The place was very nice. We sat by an indoor fire pit which was very unique to us. It was a very cold night so it was perfect.
My lemon martini was excellent. My husband ordered an expresso martini that he had to send back. It was very watery tasting. He got a nice red wine instead. We had the stuffed calamari which was very good. Nice bread was served too with oil and a pesto spread. Unfortunately my lobster roll was horrible. Very tiny pieces of lobster and had no taste. I sent it back and just got a bowl of seafood bisque. The staff was very accommodating. My husband had the branzino. He liked it.
Our waitress was a sweetheart. All the people that worked there were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Will give it another try.

SA
vipSusanA
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We probably had the best meal and the best service we have ever had. Drinks were amazing and the seafood tower was very fresh ….

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Michaels
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

unfortunate table selection near the entrance door.

But everything was awesome as before

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, great service!

SD
SueD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, awesome food and attentive waitstaff.

GD
GeorgeD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Mason Lafferty & Hostess very welcoming / made us feel as if we were extended family
Food Service by Carlos with personality + along with serving exceptional food, delivered an extraordinary evening out on the town.

Atmosphere is another level - talk about ambiance over the top

without a doubt recommend to everyone we know.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat by the indoor fire pits which was very nice and warm ambience but we had to hunch over to eat

BH
BrianH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for our Anniversary. The fresh oyster selection and daily specials were fantastic. Service was excellent. The grilled octopus Kampachi, Homemade Gnocci and Linguini with Clam sauce were all top notch. I actually expected the bill to be higher! Cocktails were creative and well done. Wine list was decent. Strongly recommend and we will definitely go back

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vipGood
New England
121 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn’t been to Mare in a few years. Didn’t disappoint. Started with some oysters. Fresh and chilled. Tasty. Then two entrees. My wife had lobster ravioli and I had gnocchi di mare. Excellent. We will be going back and much sooner next time.

Oh and by the way service was also excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar. The drinks are my favorite in the north end, and the bartender is incredibly kind and quick!

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Katie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. I think the decor is a bit dated but overall we had a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good oyster selection, truffle crusted tuna was perfect. My boyfriend had the wagyu burger and enjoyed that. Fun spot, definitely will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal food, great service, even better drinks and dessert, 10/10 recommend I will be back for sure

KW
vipKatherineW
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have eaten at Mare many times but the food on this occasion just wasn’t up to par. Additionally, perhaps because the restaurant (and therefore the kitchen) was quiet, the food came very quickly. We ordered cocktails and our first course came within 5 minutes of the drinks being served. Not cool. Expensive for what it was.

SG
vipSandraG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We visited Mare for a birthday celebration dinner. We were surprised at the ambiance. We expected a cozy North End spot and instead it was more of a night club vibe, which was disappointing. Our meals were good, creative and interesting. Our server, Artemis was the highlight of the evening. He was quick, attentive, friendly and enjoyable to have around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was amazing, perfect ambiance and atmosphere, service was great and food was spectacular! highly recommend :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food2service1ambience4

They don’t know the difference between a carpaccio and tartare

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exquisite! Fourth visit and never disappoints.

JT
JunieT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ordered their cod loin without much expextaction but oh boy no regrets! The fish was well cooked, still retaining its freshness, juiciness and flakiness. It was very well seasoned and the side salad makes the whole dish complete. Sweet potato puree was super smooth that it melts in your mouth the moment it touches your tastebuds. Their lobster roll was a letdown unfortunately. It was bland and dry and portion was underwhelming considering the price.

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OliviaW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went NYE and it was wonderful! There was so much staff and the service was phenomenal!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing

JK
vipJohnK
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We typically make several trips to Boston each year. Every time, we make sure to dine at Mare. As usual, this time, our food and wine selections were fantastic and the service was impeccable.

BM
vipBrendaM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Food and service were outstanding!

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vipNataliaA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was amazing. Surprised that the staff actually took notice of my birthday comment on my Open Table reservation!! Great touch. We were a bit concerned about bringing our 5 year old, but were pleasantly surprised by the number of kids at the restaurant.

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vipWAG4404
New England
40 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mare is consistently good. We are never disappointed.
The seafood is fresh and creatively prepared.
You can dine on small plates or full, generous sized entrees.
Extensive cocktail and wine list.
Servers are always professional and attentive.

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vipToyE
New England
53 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ivan, was awesome and very good, he is the example of Excellent service.. please pass this to him. I wold like him to wait on us again. That’s was a good atmosphere cozy cool restaurant. We will go back. Love it.

AH
AndrewH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love everything except the grilled octopus strong tasted a bit too much ocean 🤪 and as a seafood lover I should know.

CB
ChefBill
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were perfection. We sat next to the door and it was cold whenever the door opened, but it was worth it as everything was delicious. We will definitely return.

BR
BobR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very overcooked lobster and shrimp. Somewhat overcooked fish. A disappointment. Service was excellent and atmosphere very nice.

VK
VanceK
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, except for an incredibly LOUD women who was disrupting everyone's evening. It took the staff over an hour to do something about it. Helping your patrons enjoy their evening includes controlling the drunk obnoxious woman who is talking over every person in the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our server brought me the wrong drink 2x and was not super attentive. He was fine but for the prices, should have been better. Also, we sat in the extended room and I was freezing! Food was VERY yummy tho, thx!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent menu choices and specialty is seafood.

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vipLiz24
New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Closest to Italy you get in Boston and with the Callahan below you can fantasize about heading to the airport and getting on the plane ! Xoxo

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tonyg
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great place service was very gud just a overall great place to go to i will be goin back

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EMBG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing wines, food and service. Yury was extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations.

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Cutty
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my wife for her Birthday and everything was fantastic! Service was top notch and the seafood was unbelievable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was terrific and Mare staff made sure that the occasion being celebrated was special.

FAQs

Mare is rated 4.8 stars by 1864 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.