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Due Mari

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Italian, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Pasta
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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
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delish! Perfect for date or a group

Delicious. I've been twice and pleased both times. The Tuscan Dumplings left me purring. Tables have white linen and look so romantic in the dimly-lit evening. A fine place for a group or lovely date.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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sparta, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This could easily be very good to excellent and will give the restaurant another try. We had a dozen oysters ($3 each), heirloom tomato salad ($9?), eggplant lasagna (($23), and garganelli with proscuitto, English peas, and black truffle butter ($24). The focaccia was delicious - complimentary. Oysters perfect. I was told the heirloom tomato salad was dressed with olive oil... More 

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Annandale, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great location near Church St parking deck. The menu here is impressive. I had the Romana salad and squid ink pasta with little neck clams. Both were outstanding. The wine and cocktail list is also impressive. Excellent food, service, and ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very possibly the best calamari in NJ. I love coming here. Love the atmosphere and the food is always delicious. I've never been disappointed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The various courses were exquisitely seasoned, large, well timed, and offered a taste that was not institutionalized. One can tell that the cooks hand prepared the ravioli, fish, and tossed salads with care and the desire to,produce satisfaction . Focaccia bread had a crispy crunch, wine list was large, the tiramisu was worth the calories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Delicious. I've been twice and pleased both times. The Tuscan Dumplings left me purring. Tables have white linen and look so romantic in the dimly-lit evening. A fine place for a group or lovely date.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Although a little pricey, the food was incredible! Even our family members who are foodies loved it. The calamari was the best I ever had--so tender. The octopus was delicious, the heirloom tomato salad a winner, and the scallops with vegetables was delicious. Oh, and I can't forget the salted caramel gelato and the great wine list. We went for... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We recently had a larger group event here - roughly 15 people - and although I'd enjoyed the service for normal sized I was impressed by their capability of working with larger groups a la carte. Good job and great food as usual!

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New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came here last night for the Monday Pasta special. The food was excellent. We shared 2 small plates of crab cakes and Ricotta fritters to start. Both were really good. We each got the Monday pasta specials. My wife had the Fazzolette and the Chitarra. I had the Lumache and the Tagliatelle. The homemade pasta was done to perfection.... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Awesome place! The food is pretty good, nothing out of this world. Overall... Average. I would go back! You guys should check it out!

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Recently visited and asked for outside dining. The bartender apparently takes care of outside diners and we were basically ignored. They should staff a server for outside dining. The sea bass is a Mediterranean Sea bass, which is very different from the type of sea bass I usually am served in restaurants. Good flavor, but not the big flaky consistency... 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: Italian, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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