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Marliave

4.2
4.2
2165 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Marliave, Boston's second oldest restaurant, has a tireless commitment to house prepared cuisine. Our orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit juices are fresh squeezed daily. All breads, desserts, sauces, pastas, ice cream, and stocks are made daily in house and are prepared to order. The Marliave utilizes local fresh vegetables, fruits, natural raised animals, and the finest imported ingredients to create our food and drink menus.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Menu Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Cocktails Daily 11:30 am–1:00 am Dollar Oysters Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 422-0004

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Herritt chef/owner

  • Private party facilities

    Boston's 2nd oldest restaurant, Marliave, has an upstairs lounge that holds up to fifty people, with its own private bar. The main dining room can hold up to sixty people and the room is enclosed in a wall of glass windows overlooking downtown.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa: (877) 383-4183

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Crossing

  • Cross street

    Tremont Street

  • Parking details

    Valet is available through the Nine Zero Hotel

  • Public transit

    Park Street and Downtown Crossing

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 2,165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. J

    Josephpicante

    New England

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service; great value. Restaurant it’s self needs updating but did give it character. Everything was great
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went to Marliave the past few years and it has been good. Recently went on March 13th for restaurant week for my sister’s birthday. The food is decent and the waiter was friendly. However it is UNACCEPTABLE for the waiter to help himself to additional tips without the patron’s knowledge. This is not about money but rather PRINCIPLE. YOU ARE STEALING FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS. Please make sure you check your receipts and make copies as to not get ripped off. The bill was $264 and I tipped 18% which is more than generous but the waiter altered the payment to reflect 20% tip. I will NEVER EVER go there again and will advise everyone that this restaurant STEALS MONEY. This is SHAMEFUL.
  3. BB

    BiddingBubbie

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent! We ordered the salmon, the steak, and the scallops. All were perfectly prepared and delicious. Appetizers and desserts also were wonderful. The chocolate cake was very chocolaty and rich - I'd go here just for the cake. I recommend it for a lovely dinner with friends.
  4. AM

    AmyM

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Restaurant week menu not as strong as in previous years.
  5. a

    anonymous

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but not much special. Overall I don't like the atmosphere as next tables are so close.
  6. KM

    KenziM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an impromptu date night with my fiance and we decided to take advantage of Restaurant Week in Boston. I've eaten lunch at Marliave before and I knew it would be a great experience. It's so romantic at night in the restaurant and it was really perfect. It was nice to have the discount but I'd still pay full price to eat there! It's well worth the money. Also it's a great date if you want to get fancy. The food is amazing, the wine and mixed drinks are the best part, and the service is exceptional. They really know what they are doing. This is probably my favorite fancy restaurant in Boston.
  7. MH

    MaregyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food was very good.
  8. d

    dond

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Never been here, tried it during restaurant week. My wife, my son and I all enjoyed our meals. The escargot was very good. I like duck ,but never had duck confit, it was very good. We had at great waiter. it was a bit loud , however I think it was just one table of eight that made it so noisy. Overall a nice restaurant with good food.
  9. SW

    StacyW

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was very loud and crowded. Food and service were good, though neither was as good as previous times we have gone.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant week, truffle mac, salmon, berry dessert, and Dirty Helen cocktail were all delicious! Excellent service, one of the best places in Downtown Boston.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food had too much oil and was not well seasoned
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! I will definitely return.
  13. KW

    KennethW

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Seated promptly. Waitress and staff were attentive. Food was very good. Will be back!
  14. G

    Gabby

    New England

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    My boyfriend and I went to Marliave during Dine Out Boston and overall weren't super satisfied with the meal. There was only one thing that we ate that we would order again in the future Appetizers Escargot (amazing! it was the best thing we had that whole meal, definitely get it) Macaroni and cheese (no flavor at all) Entrees Beef Burgundy (beef was dry and had no flavor) Chicken "under a brick" (skin was nice and crispy but also had no flavor, the risotto was fine, but not amazing) Dessert Box of Truffles (it was good, but you only get 4 so don't think I would I would order that if dessert wasn't automatically included in the price again) Fresh Berries (whipped cream was great)
  15. k

    keeks

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food: The food was okay but wasn’t anything that stood out, and it definitely was not worth the $38 for restaurant week. The appetizers were better than the actual main dish. The main dishes were bland and heavy in oil. The only thing really worth was the chocolate cake. Service: our main waiter was great! however as another server was bringing bread and oil for us, she spilled the oil down my friends back and her chair. the servers damage control was not good at all she simply just brought over more napkins and let us be. Overall: I don’t know if it was the stress of it being restaurant week, but we definitely will not be coming back for a meal here. The dollar oysters may be the only thing worth coming here for
  16. KN

    KatyN

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were really impressed with the number of options here for restaurant week. Normally the menus for restaurant week are very limited, but Marliave had a great selection. The service was excellent - prompt, friendly, and efficient. Food was very good. It's not the most amazing meal you'll ever eat, but it's good quality and well made. We would definitely come back here again and order off of the regular menu as prices were reasonable for Boston.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We all got sick
  18. TM

    TaylorM

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    French onion soup is AMAZING - never had it with short ribs before. This is the perfect spot for restaurant week because the options are plentiful and the value is undeniable. Fantastic fresh drinks, fun atmosphere, and amazing service. When they take the lid off the dish, it really does make you feel special. Highly recommend, but stay away from bean dish (lacks some flavor).
  19. M

    Mags

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Went for restaurant week while my food was awesome, my boyfriends short rib was FROZEN!!! Yikes. The restaurant did make it right and refunded us both meals but it was disappointing :(
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We end up not eating at all cause the waiter spill the soup of the dish on my $2000 dollars handbag and my fur coat. What’s more upset is that nobody said sorry about this and I felt like that they don’t feel sorry about what happened to me. They don’t think they were wrong but instead of saying “ just an accident” and thought I was over reacting. I am very disappointed and felt very offended by everyone working in the restaurant. Worst experience ever had, never gonna go again and never gonna recommend at all. In addition, it was my birthday meal, ruined everything.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was great. Good customer service all around from hostess to bar to table. The food was delicious! I will definitely come back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Usually the service is great but I was completely disappointed tonight. Food was delicious as usual but the wait staff upstairs needs a refresher on customer service
  23. M

    Marliave

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. I always look forward to our next dinner here.
  24. EP

    EricaP

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cool presentation
  25. YH

    YanH

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love this restaurant. This is my fourth times come to this restaurant and definitely recommend for friends
  26. b

    brigidam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had the salmom. The dish itself needed a little more salt and spice. It was on the bland side. Last year at the restaurant week the food was great. 5 stars for all categories. I'll go back because I like French food and the service is excellent.
  27. B

    Brookbrook2

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, this place was amazing in every way. Food was amazing (we got the carpaccio and Mac n Cheese as Apps, short rib and chocolate cake for dessert) and I don’t think you could go wrong with any choice. Our server was wonderful and exceeded expectations. This restaurant is a hidden gem.
  28. JS

    JoyaS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is delicious but the place is run down and was not very clean.
  29. AL

    AlexL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were attentive and friendly, food was excellent— I had pan seared salmon that was perfectly cooked, and my daughter loved her Brussels sprouts, salads fresh and simple and not overdressed.
  30. e

    ellaf

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favor and order the truffle fries! Meatball sliders also excellent.
  31. DR

    DeborahR

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing. Beef carpaccio and others excellent.
  32. LG

    LeahG

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Won’t be back.
  33. L

    Lauren

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Marliave is our go-to special event/Dine Out restaurant.
  34. CF

    CassieF

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic and the staff is friendly without hovering. We were out to lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary and they put a little card on the table wishing us a happy anniversary which was very sweet and unexpected. I will keep coming back here and cannot recommend them enough. Get the mussels appetizer and use the bread to dip in the amazing sauce!!
  35. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent - service is top notch and the food was perfect. Thanks!!
  36. MP

    MrPink33

    New England

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Old neighborhood restaurant with a French & Italian menu. Only one waiter who was also the bartender but it was Sunday lunch so there were not a lot of people (hostess would have helped if required). Authentic food, tasty, and appeared fresh. Would rather the chopped salad been more of a traditional chopped salad the way the steak houses present them. Small dining rooms but quaint with a lot of history. Hope it remains in business.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall, good experience. Water was refilled regularly. Waitstaff was professional. Hostess was friendly. Our oyster order was incorrect (but we let it slide)... I ordered a dozen ‘Duxbury’ but got 4 each of the 3 types offered that night. After appetizers, I had to request bread twice before it was delivered to our table. The ambiance was nice. The food was great- especially the escargot, shrimp scampi, and the Reuben sandwich.
  38. KO

    KassieO

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We always love Marliave, the food, service and ambiance are always good.
  39. H

    Henry

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Restaurant was filled with a very strong bleach smell
  40. f

    foodieluv70

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We have gone to Marliave at least a dozen times. I even have one of their original menus from when they first opened, which an elderly family member gave me. The fact it’s one of Boston’s oldest restaurants kept us going back out of nostalgia. However, each time we went our experience has only gotten worse and we will never go again. The food is pretty good (though they changed the beet salad for some reason and it’s not nearly as good) and the portions are tiny. However, it’s the service that is just horrendous. I’m saying literally the worst service we have ever had anywhere. Not one employee smiled once and everyone : the hostess, the bartender, and our server truly acted and made us feel as though they were miserable to be there and to have customers. Just a terrible dining experience and we will never go there again. Marliave won’t last much longer if they keep this up. There are too many other great dining options out there for that.

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Marliave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 422-0004.

Marliave is rated 4.2 stars by 2165 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Tremont Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Crossing

  • Hours of operation

    Menu Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Cocktails Daily 11:30 am–1:00 am Dollar Oysters Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French, Continental

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is available through the Nine Zero Hotel

  • Public transit

    Park Street and Downtown Crossing

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Herritt chef/owner

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 422-0004

  • Private party facilities

    Boston's 2nd oldest restaurant, Marliave, has an upstairs lounge that holds up to fifty people, with its own private bar. The main dining room can hold up to sixty people and the room is enclosed in a wall of glass windows overlooking downtown.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa: (877) 383-4183

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