Mare

4.7
1593 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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What 1593 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CHRISSYH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our server Grace was very knowledgeable about the menu. I was also very pleased with all the gluten free options. The oysters were delicious as was the ahi tuna. The only negative is we were sitting outside and there was a sewage smell at times.

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vipDDCHIEF
Central Texas
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service .

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vipDiningDuo
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The appetizers were wonderful -recommend the tuna crudo and crab leg. The frutti de mari was very bland. Seafood was chewy and overcooked (shrimp and calamari). The service was very slow and not very attentive. No follow up on how entrees were or we would have said something. My guest did not eat most of the meal & the server did not ask why. Just asked if we would like it packaged, which we did not. Wine and aperol spritzers were great.

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AshleyC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We got the oysters, grilled octopus, lobster mashed potatoes, wild boar pappardelle, tagliatelle con aragosta. Wow. All of it. Service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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LauraM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Wow. We live in Alaska and we were touring around Boston and had the most delightful dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around services!!! From the receptionist to the waiter. Staff are overly welcoming and attentive to your every need. Foods always amazing here. Stop by the bar and have some exceptional gin and tonic before heading to your table.

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HeatherK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great birthday dinner!! The oysters and grilled octopus to start were great and everyone loved their meals. The gnocchi was delicious. Great service too. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wish the shrimp were chilled more but overall great experience. Love the outdoor seating

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Christine
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Mare's management seems to have changed for the worst. We had a lovely waiter who was very accommodating and kind/friendly- however the management was not on the same page. Our waiter was calm and flexible and stated we were in no rush to order our food, then when we finally did a few minutes before the kitchen closed, the manager was very rude and was angry with us that we ordered so late- even though we had tried to order earlier in the night. It was like our waiter and management were NOT on the same page...which lead to the experience being awkward and slightly hostile. I have always loved Mare and usually they are extremely organized and professional- but this was not the experience I had. They told my friend that the chicken she ordered would take "45minutes" to cook and would be too long for them and forced her to order a different meal that she did not want....it was extremely unprofessional and strange that no one was on the same page. They also turned the lights on on multiple people. They need to figure things out now that restrictions have been lifted, because I am turned off from this past experience. Food was good as usual but service/experience was unusual for Mare. I would not recommend Mare to a friend for anything later in the night, hopefully in a few months they will figure it out.

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Mikay
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Always a great time!

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Bonzo
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is stunning and the surroundings are hip and dramatic. Great wine selection too.

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vipLocavore115
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Good food and service — don’t let them seat you on Hanover St! Tables are very slanted and dirty, chairs uncomfortable and dirty, people watching great but due to street exhaust the air, too, just feels dirty. The outdoor ambiance was not what I expected given the price — other North End restaurants have done much better with their street-adjacent seating with more comfortable chairs, table cloths, candles, etc.

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ZhamilyaK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friends had a great time at Mare. Ambiance and service were great. We loved oysters and some of the meals, but risotto and some appetizers were not tasty and overpriced.

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JeanneM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, attentive service, wonderful food, great location

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vipmarilyn14
New England
49 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mare is a wonderful restaurant in the North end. Although some may be taken aback by the prices, it is so worth it. We have dined there many times and are never disappointed. Whether summer or winter the setting is unique and energetic. The staff is always pleasant, personable,and very competent. Whether it be appetizers, lobster, pasta or dessert it is always presented creatively. Definitely worth the trip.Their baked stuffed lobster or lobster salad is delicious and the mushroom tagliatelle is out standing. The tiramisu is unlike any other. A big shout out to our fantastic waitress, Grace who made our dinner so enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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TedP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Overall we thought it was an over-rated restaurant. It was recommended to us by a local, but it was quite noisy. And very expensive for what we got - I suppose it’s “trendy” but didn’t impress us at all. The staff was very nice and the food was okay but not worth the price. Sorry we were hoping for something fabulous but it was just all right.

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vipBruceJ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic, Artimus our server was extremely attentive, informational and had a good sense of humor. The food was outstanding. From the appetizers to the main courses and through to dessert the food was 5 star great. The risotto de Mare and lobster ravioli was tremendous. Will be back again soon.

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Aprilmoon
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent ,great if you want good selection of seafood choices, service good, its a little over priced we thought but the vibe is nice,fireplaces,little hidden treasure of norhthend,a little noisy though close to tunnel trafic,but over all great

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viplauriejnee
New England
39 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous- grilled octopus, lobster bisque, branzino, pasta with lobster, swordfish! Our waiter Jio was lovely and the manager, who just arrived from Positano, was helpful and delightful. I am looking forward to coming back soon (if not weekly!).

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BuffParents
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All the staff were excellent especially our main server, Jio. Food was very good and plentiful. Found some of the prices excessive however this wansone our first times out with eased Covid restrictions so we may be rusty on the price scene nowadays. Overall highly enjoyable and will consider Mare again.

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TonyS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I went up to Boston for a Bruins Playoff game. We wanted to hit the North end and always like to hit Mare. Wasn't sure what to expect since covid. Everything was great. highly recommend. We will go back for sure.

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GailS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the servers were friendly and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable evening with our family.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best night!! The food was awesome and the woman at the bar took such good care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We did wait 13 minutes after being sat to be acknowledged but after that the service was very good. The drinks were delicious but a bit pricey for the environment. Food was amazing and excellent value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

If I wanted to be ignored by a man, I’d call my ex-boyfriend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Marcel was our server and he was awesome, extremely helpful with the menu.
We’re definitely going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as always!
Mare never disappoints😋

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TimT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The zuppatta di maré was large and fresh, with lots of lobster, prawns and shellfish. The swordfish was fantastic. The bread pudding was a great ending. Very good service, good ambience.

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vipAndrew
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service; more selection of better wines by glass would be a plus.

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soniac
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For appetizers: trio of crudos, fritture mista, whole Nelly fried calmas,
Pastas: wild boar papoardelle, nerano pasta, lobster ravioli, tagliatelle con aragosta,
And just all the desserts

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment, friendly service, great menu choices and really amazing tasty food. Best fresh seafood restaurant! Can’t wait to come back! This is now my favorite seafood resto!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday celebration!

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vipCaroleM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mare was wonderful! Wait staff was excellent and very helpful. A joy to feel safe in an intimate setting. Food was superb. Grilled octopus to die for!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure at Mare. All around great little restaurant.

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MattC
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prefect date/birthday spot! The outside patio with the heaters were so nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Great restaurant

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vipHhk4
New England
35 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating is a wonderful oasis shielded from the crowded hustle and bustle on Hanover St. The lobster rolls were excellent. Jordan is a great hostess!

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Boston02
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo delicious! Everything was better than expected and exceeded my expectations. Would definitely love to come back!

FAQs

Mare is rated 4.7 stars by 1593 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.