Mare

4.8
1487 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:30PM

What 1487 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoanH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server, Grace made our special night out even more special!! Her recommendation of the tiramisu ...YUM!!
We will return

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vipDLWXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner! Would recommend. Great bar and spacing of tables was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved their apps of oysters and lobster bisque. The entrees were excellent and the staff was friendly and attentive. We sat on the deck with plastic walls pulled down. It did get a little chilly, but I didn’t notice it being loud like other reviews have mentioned. Will return.

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viplexm
New England
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good everything was excellent our waiter Lucas was exceptional definitely recommend this place and definitely will be back

JP
JohnP
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a great dining experience. The food and service was over the top. Private dining suite and Chefs Dessert sampler was a great touch. Linguine and clam macchiato, the best I’ve ever had. We’ll be looking forward to going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night!!

KW
KelseyW
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance!!! Everything is so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overhyped and overpriced. Wouldn’t go back.

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BrandyD
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lobster ravioli was amazing. Everything else was - eh. The lobster mashed potatoes were actually terrible - we didn’t eat them. Asked for some extra sauce from the ravioli to put on them to make them edible - and they charged us extra. Wouldn’t go back.

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vipPaulM
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening with spendid seafood; my black truffle encrusted tuna paired exquisitely with the 2017 Napa Valley Silverado sauvignon blanc! Wait staff were excellent!

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vipernestc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and experience!!!

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EmilyC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was sooo good

BR
vipBarbaraR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We thought we were seated too close to a couple next to us. Also, the music and noise levels were very high, too high.

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vipBelaN
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was excellent but pricey. Beautiful restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be going back soon!!!

CG
vipCarverGirl
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared the stuffed lobster tail with my friend. It was fantastic and huge. We couldn’t finish it but we wished we could. Service was great. Cocktails were fun and delicious.

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Adina
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster ravioli was decadent! Service was outstanding and the wait staff was extremely knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter was exceptional! We tried every recommendation he gave for each course and each course was spot on. We were only in Boston for one day so we were extremely happy this meal was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

KJ
KevinJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente service - server was prompt and knowledgeable

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vipDjcook
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fun night!

KT
vipKarlaT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, food and service are excellent. Very delicate and pretty space. The bread pudding was out of this world! Simply amazing

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PalomaS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food. Place was very loud and we couldn’t really hear each other talk or even think. The server was very attentive and we enjoyed ourselves overall. Thank you for having us!

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VincentR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were here for Dine Out Boston. We had heard great reviews and couldn’t wait to try. Appetizer course at the tables around us came out at the same time while ours came out with a 15 minute difference from each other. Our entrees did come out together but went to the wrong table and eventually found it’s way to us. Our desserts also came out together but one of them was wrong so we had a 10 minute wait to get it right while the right dessert sat on the table and got cold. No apology, no explanation :(

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RafaelR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing date night on the rooftop with firepit tables. I had the best Manhattan & Filet Mignon!

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DanielleH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food being great mostly made up for the fact that we had a reservation at 830pm and didn’t get sat until 915. The host then tried to seat us on couches at a low fireplace 4 in a row and told us there would be another party across from us. After a few minutes of back and forth she finally agreed to let us sit at a normal table.. which was in the uncovered portion of their indoor/outdoor dining room with no heater. Service was good when we were at the table but very frustrating experience overall.

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vipkareng
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great, minus the "chocolate soufflé" which was not a soufflé. Great restaurant week menu. Great cocktails. Seafood was fabulous. Definitely a loud place.

KD
KatelynD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in ages!

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the food amazing! Great for date night or going out with friends

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DanielleB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

One of the best seafood north end experiences I’ve ever had! By far the best scallop I’ve ever tasted. Wonderful food and beautiful restaurant! Will be my go to for the future when I bring visitors to the city or work colleagues.

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NatalieB
New England
51 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was a little bland. Not as good as other visits.

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HulyaK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was great, but even though I specified in my reservation, I was sat outside in the freezing cold. I had to eat extremely fast as we were freezing. Couldn’t really enjoy my food or the ambiance. The heaters provided to us didn’t work. If they had mentioned we would not be seated inside, I would’ve worn something else.

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vipBriannaF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always great and service amazing! Love the ambience here!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

I’ve been to Mare multiple times and was disappointed with the service tonight. There were multiple people helping at our table, but there appeared to be a communication breakdown with the same questions being asked between the servers. We requested to not be served certain items ex: bread due to allergies and someone brought over bread anyway. It appeared that some of the servers were newer to their positions.

There was a long delay in between ordering beverages and placing our order for dinner.

Also, the noise level was much louder that it had been the other times I visited. The music was very loud, which required everyone to talk louder at the other tables. It was also very difficult to hear the server when questions were being asked and to carry on a conversation at our table.

This is the first time I had mediocre experience at Mare.

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StevenA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Food was exquisite; portions were large and service was great. What a fantastic value for Restaurant week.

JC
vipJayC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and wine list. Overall good experience.

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Maruko
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Dine Out Boston! Love the menu they created! Tuna Crudo and Soufflé chocolate were delicious!

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amfL
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted promptly and taken to our table without any wait. Everyone on the staff was really nice and cheerful.
We ordered from the restaurant week menu and were pleasantly surprised by the generous portions and really fabulous food.
Great value and a lovely experience. They even brought dessert with a candle for our sons Birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews