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Mare

4.7
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1343 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1343 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelindaK
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place~ Great service and amazing food every time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Excellent service. Great ambiance.

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Jack
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal in the North End, feels like I'm in Italy again! We will be back!

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BostonGreg
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the halibut special was amazing! Fresh bread from their bakery great for soaking up delicious sauces.

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Aleks
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The seafood was mediocre for the price we paid. I was expecting more from this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender and staff were all amazing. The Calamari was very good. The espresso martini was one of the best that I have had

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing night. Thanks to the hostess for holding our reservation even though we were late. Our waiter Diego was the BEST! First time here and I highly recommend it.

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MollyC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food, great wine, overall very happy! Service was ok - it was very busy. We had a desert gifted to us that was forgotten - a friend called ahead. We will still be back :)hand sanitizer on tables was a great addition.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, efficient system to handle pandemic situation.

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WendyH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambiance were excellent. I was quite unhappy that even though I listed it on the reservation and reminded the person that sat us at the table, nothing was done or mentioned about my sons birthday as I requested.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and fell in LOOOVE this place. It’s location is conveniently tucked away in the North End and easy to get to. This place is such a gem! Everyone from the hostess to the waiter and all other staff members were extremely nice and welcoming. The food was great and so was the ambiance. I will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance! Food is incredible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lobster ravioli I have ever had. Treated out of town friends to dinner. They were blown away.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Out of the brick chicken. Reason we went!

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Jack
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spectacular food, rivals my time in Italy! Wonderful European service, I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Food had very very low portions. Food was nasty. Tasted like i could go that at a 2 star restaurant or McDonald’s

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, drinks were delicious and food was great. Waiters were attentive. Overall good experience, romantic vibes.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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LorettaA
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seared tuna entree was veiny. Not the best quality

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KriK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife out for her birthday and enjoyed both the food and the ambience. I highly recommend the lobster ravioli

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

We had a birthday reservation for 645. While we were waited to be seated looked like they overbooked as they were very confused with reservations. They seated us at 715 at the table next to the exit( when I specifically mentioned that its a birthday reservation and it was a special evening for us). We asked to be relocated and they said no as well as told us that we have 1.5 hours to eat as they are very busy that night. We planned on staying for longer than 1.5 hours as well as spend a good amount of $$$ as we were celebrating birthday and it was 5 of us. We also asked for a vase or a bucket as we had multiple flower bouquets and had server said they dont have any so we had to put flowers on the floor. Multiple times we had to ask for a change of dishes as they were dirty.Looked like everyone was in a rush and we felt like we are on their time and not ours. We decided to get couple apps and one round of drinks and had to make reservation somewhere else to continue our celebration. Definitely very disappointed with service and attitude at the restaurant. Appetizers were yammy though.

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Sandy
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good service, overall nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good family dinner for sisters birthsay

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the atmosphere and our service was great. However the food was not the best I’ve had in the north end. Definitely a place for drinks and a great view!

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and spot in the north end for seafood/Italian

JM
JanM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Two of us had the hot lobster rolls, and they were really disappointing. They included a lot of chives or something similar, which overwhelmed the lobster flavor. There was way too much butter sauce, which made the roll instantly mushy and unappealing. Given the quality of lobster rolls at other restaurants in the area, I won't likely return to Mare.

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Amfoodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent food and good service. A must try experience if you’re in Boston.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Service was very poor- we had a reservation and they still had us wait over an hour. Did not offer anything as we waited and it was raining outside. Food was excellent though!

MM
MtnMissy
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my girlfriend’s birthday- great dinner. Super fresh seafood, hip music, great fireplace and ambiance. The cocktails were superb and our waiter was excellent!!

KB
KerryB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time awesome staff and food we had such a good tune !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The atmosphere was great, the hostess was very nice, and the food was delicious. However, the server seemed like she was having a bad day or in a mood. The oysters were great, I would recommend the Abigail oysters. The espresso martini was, eccellente! Aside from the service, the manager seemed to accommodate guests and was very professional and upbeat. Maybe next time we will sit outside for a different experience. Overall, I would recommend this place to a friend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great Atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous! Waitstaff was very good!

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Love2dine
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely! Cocktails were awesome and staff was friendly!!! Highly recommend!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible. Complimented the chef on our way out. Only issue was wine was served way off temperature.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Celebrated a birthday.

RB
vipRichardB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great evening. Outdoor space was fine (not perfect) as we were in the alley but overall excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual. Drinks on point. Server was a great server but slightly scarce, he seemed to be spread pretty thin with a lot of tables so no fault of his own. One of my favorite places but a lot of the other clientele is obnoxious and don’t follow distancing or masks but there’s only so much staff can do while they are doing their jobs and can tel people to follow rules and have signage. Still highly recommend. Amazing staff and food/drinks.

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Karima
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my boyfriends birthday dinner, he ended up surprising me by proposing to me! The staff was so professional and nice and did an amazing job keeping it a surprise and setting up everything! The food was also amazing! I would deff go back here :)

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