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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
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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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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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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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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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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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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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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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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Average food. Ordered tuna rare and comes medium well. Bartender stuck up and not attentive at all. If the place closed it wouldn't be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

had another great meal at Due Mari- this time it was brunch. The food is fresh and expertly prepared. It's also a visual feast! The cocktails are inventive and taste great - my current favorite is called "It's chile outside". The first time I had it was in the winter but it was so refreshing with yesterday's brunch that I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went to Due Mari in June 2015. The food was OK, but just OK, nothing special. Their signature Due Mari salad (greens with fried calamari and olive oil) had a huge fishy smell. My wife refused to take another bite of it. Other things we ordered were a dish of braised see bass (which we strongly suspected was actually... More 

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Additional Information about Due Mari

Address: 78 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: +1 732-296-1600
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 65
Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Pasta

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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