Mare

4.7
1757 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 1757 people are saying
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HannahM
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was fabulous.

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wendyw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. Espresso martini is a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 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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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
66 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.

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Olga
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is my first time here. Very good experience overall. It's cramped, table are very close to each other, loud, but the view and atmosphere are fantastic and the service is excellent. We ordered oysters, Mediterranean seafood salad and homemade gnocchi Frutti di Mare and drinks. The meals are a bit pricey and portions are small but seafood is very fresh, delicious and artfully served. I would recommend this place to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was absolutely delicious. We had the steamed clams, seafood salad and gnocchi. Perfect vibe with outdoor seating.

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Mariemc
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. My mom who is an amazing cook and was born in Italy loved her food !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately which was awesome, it was super busy and they had our table ready. We appreciated that! Food was amazing, drinks were amazing. Service was top notch, I think the only thing we have to say is portion size is small. Other than that we loved it and would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Mare and once again it was fantastic! Drinks, appetizers,entrees and desserts where outstanding . Highly recommend.

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vipanthony
Philadelphia
229 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I have been here a couple of times. This is a higher end restaurant. Food and service are always high quality. Wine list is fantastic. Location and ambience are great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Look forward to coming again.

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Dinner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Mare, food and service was amazing!

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JenniferG
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adina behind the bar was fantastic! She was attentive and provided excellent service!

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chris
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we go to Boston for business or personal. It has never disappointed. Excellent service and menu.

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NABEMARO
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good taste, good location, good service.
Outside table is good for conversation.

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mattm
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was banging. Ambiance was cool. Go here. Eat good food.

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PaulL
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very nice outdoor seating. It is a great seafood restaurant.

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vipFoodie
New England
56 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was OK but not especially wonderful or exciting: OK-to-slow service, OK cocktails, very good bread and condiments (delicious garlic-herb pesto-like sauce, tasty olives, very good olive oil), OK oysters, OK salad, OK crudo (which is really just a tiny bit of sashimi with a sauce served on the side), slightly-less-than-OK seafood mixed grill (most things were moderately to very overcooked, with basically no seasoning, though the scallops and swordfish were quite good). There are so many other restaurants in the area, and since this one was on the overpriced side, I probably won't go back.

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vipCali
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Can't wait to go again.

FAQs

Mare is rated 4.7 stars by 1757 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.