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78 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Neilson St.)
New Jersey transit - Train (NE Corridor) and bus
+1 732-296-1600
Website
Today
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group are excited to invite you to...
Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group are excited to invite you to Due Mari. Located in the heart of New Brunswick, New Jersey, Due Mari, meaning "two seas" in Italian, opened its doors in September 2008. Due Mari keeping true to its name, features the freshest seafood from around the world and Chef White's authentic Italian cuisine. Upon entering Due Mari, you are greeted by bright blue, aqua and cream tones. Our sleek, vibrant circular bar, located in the center of the restaurant, invites guests to linger with a cocktail or enjoy our full menu. Due Mari is a place to meet family, friends and new acquaintances in a convivial atmosphere. In addition to the freshest Italian seafood, Due Mari's menu also features a wide selection of Chef White's signature handmade pastas and choice grilled meats. The broad range of cuisine, both inland and coastal, covers traditional and modern influences, allowing Chef Michael White and his culinary team an open canvas from which to draw on. Due Mari's seasonal and regional influences can be seen throughout each course of the menu with dishes like the Polipo: grilled octopus, pickled onion, celery, taggiasca olive. Or the Spada: local grilled swordfish, swiss chard, white bean, acqua pazza. The wine list at Due Mari offers guests a varied selection from the major wine regions of Italy. The wines are selected to compliment the cuisine for a harmonious dining experience. Whether they are looking for a well-known treasure or small, boutique wineries, the list provides guests the opportunity to explore Italy's myriad of wine styles. The list also includes selections from France and the United States for guests wishing to enjoy great wines from regions outside Italy. The extensive wine list is complimented by world-renowned mixologist, Eben Freeman's irresistible cocktail and bar list. Due Mari offers private and semi-private dining spaces for any type of event. From corporate functions to personal celebrations, luncheons, and cocktail parties, we're happy to customize all aspects of your event to create a memorable experience. Due Mari is thrilled to be a part of the New Jersey community, alongside our sister restaurant, Osteria Morini in Bernardsville. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great dining experience

The service was fantastic. The sea bass was outstanding. We had a tower of fish for an appetizer which was delicious. If you want to treat yourself to a very good meal in New Brunswick this is an excellent option.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Michael5989
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Springfield, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Springfield, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The service was fantastic. The sea bass was outstanding. We had a tower of fish for an appetizer which was delicious. If you want to treat yourself to a very good meal in New Brunswick this is an excellent option.

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Diest
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I like this restaurant. The food is fresh, good quality. We had the fresh fried calamari which was delecious and crunchy followed by the the fresh grilled seebass. A wonderfull dish. if you like tasty food focussing on the quality of the ingredients, this is the place to be.This is nota cheap restaurant but for quality you pay a price.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

The only word that can define this restaurant is INCREDIBLE. The service is great, the food amazing (they make their own pasta), and the atmosphere is perfect for any situation (a romantic diner, a friends encounter or a family reunion). The bar is also spectacular. The lunch menu brings us good options at very affordable prices.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Steak undercooked. Portions small. Food tastes good but like eating at Nicolas Resturant hungry when we left.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Excellent atmosphere. Well stocked bar. Excellent service. Great food. We've been there several times with friends never a disappointment. I had the risotto with fresh Seafood...outstanding.

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Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This restaurant is located in a renovated vintage hotel building and the rooms are spacious with high ceilings. The noise level is low which makes conversing very easy. The tables are spaced apart enough to make circulating easy. I ordered the Misticanza salad followed by two scoops of gelati. The salad greens were fresh. The portions were of average size.... More 

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We have gone to Due Mari several times and always had a very nice experience -- and then we suddenly had a bad experience. We discussed our concerns with management and to their credit they listened and invited us back. Well our return visit was extremely pleasant -- the food (sword fish, brazino, short ribs , salads, desserts) were all... More 

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Somerset
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My wife and I have been going to Due Mari for several years now, and it is easily our favorite restaurant in this part of the state. The folks at Due Mari are very professional and attentive, and are quite friendly. The place itself is very nicely furnished and decorated, making the restaurant a nice place for a special occasion... More 

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Due Mari's meals are always top quality, if you are able to get a reservation, which you will usually need to make well in advance in most cases. Can be a little crowded and a little cramped, but it is tolerable.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We invited a couple from Manhattan to join us for dinner and a show at George Street Playhouse. We had not eaten at Due Mari but heard good things. I am glad we took a chance. The atmosphere was modern and lovely. The service was professional. The food was great. We all enjoyed the four-course prix-fixe option. We ordered a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (Neilson St.)
  • Public Transportation: New Jersey transit - Train (NE Corridor) and bus
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-296-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 65
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Seafood, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group are excited to invite you to Due Mari. Located in the heart of New Brunswick, New Jersey, Due Mari, meaning "two seas" in Italian, opened its doors in September 2008. Due Mari keeping true to its name, features the freshest seafood from around the world and Chef White's authentic Italian cuisine. Upon entering Due Mari, you are greeted by bright blue, aqua and cream tones. Our sleek, vibrant circular bar, located in the center of the restaurant, invites guests to linger with a cocktail or enjoy our full menu. Due Mari is a place to meet family, friends and new acquaintances in a convivial atmosphere. In addition to the freshest Italian seafood, Due Mari's menu also features a wide selection of Chef White's signature handmade pastas and choice grilled meats. The broad range of cuisine, both inland and coastal, covers traditional and modern influences, allowing Chef Michael White and his culinary team an open canvas from which to draw on. Due Mari's seasonal and regional influences can be seen throughout each course of the menu with dishes like the Polipo: grilled octopus, pickled onion, celery, taggiasca olive. Or the Spada: local grilled swordfish, swiss chard, white bean, acqua pazza. The wine list at Due Mari offers guests a varied selection from the major wine regions of Italy. The wines are selected to compliment the cuisine for a harmonious dining experience. Whether they are looking for a well-known treasure or small, boutique wineries, the list provides guests the opportunity to explore Italy's myriad of wine styles. The list also includes selections from France and the United States for guests wishing to enjoy great wines from regions outside Italy. The extensive wine list is complimented by world-renowned mixologist, Eben Freeman's irresistible cocktail and bar list. Due Mari offers private and semi-private dining spaces for any type of event. From corporate functions to personal celebrations, luncheons, and cocktail parties, we're happy to customize all aspects of your event to create a memorable experience. Due Mari is thrilled to be a part of the New Jersey community, alongside our sister restaurant, Osteria Morini in Bernardsville. We look forward to welcoming you.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?