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Due Mari

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Italian, Bar, Seafood, Dessert, 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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  • 50
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  • 20
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  • 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
First choice in New Brunswick

Unfortunately I only had an opportunity to enjoy a couple of appetizers at this very nice Italian restaurant. I was, however, impressed with the variety of the menu, especially the wine list. It is a rare restaurant indeed, that offers a classified Bordeaux, Chateau Palmer, by the glass, no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Edison G
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Bowie, Maryland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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English first
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had the 4 course Prix-fixe with wine pairing option. Well worth the price. enjoyed appetizer, pasta course, main entrée and dessert course very much. The Sommelier did a great job in choosing wines specific to each course we had.

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Bowie, Maryland
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86 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Unfortunately I only had an opportunity to enjoy a couple of appetizers at this very nice Italian restaurant. I was, however, impressed with the variety of the menu, especially the wine list. It is a rare restaurant indeed, that offers a classified Bordeaux, Chateau Palmer, by the glass, no less! I found the staff here very friendly and helpful. The... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

I've been here for business meals, family dinner and business appys/drinks. The food is always very good and the bartenders very knowledgeable. The pasta is even made on the premises. I would not hesitate to bring family, friends and clients.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Atmosphere, service and food was all great. I had the four course option and selected the Burrata salad, Garganelli pasta, Branzino and mascarpone cheesecake. The salad with buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto was tasty and fresh. The pasta was excellent and could be a meal in itself but better to leave room because the preparation of the Branzino was superb. Others... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Food was nice, although fairly miserly portions. I had a pretty small starter and the main was squid ink pasta with clams. Tasted lovely, but not much food. The restaurant feels like a pop up restaurant in a disused 1970s office. The window next to our table was smashed, bizarre.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had a business dinner here with a large group of people. We ordered a variety of wines which were all good and got some good recommendations from the Sommelier at the restaurant. I thought the food was very good and was an excellent value. I ordered the 4 course prix-fixe for $58 which allows you to select items off of... More 

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New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fantastic customer service! Consistency with bar service, food, and atmosphere! Bartender (Mario) is highly attentive, professional and creates incredible drinks! John / Ellie / Mona - Professional management and event planning staff!

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Wicklow, IE
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Excellent service and we arrived between lunch and dinner. Had as good as fish meal as I ever had. The settings and quality of food was excellent.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My daughter and I visited this place because we were in the area. I do not eat seafood and she does not eat meat. She ordered the Frutti di Mare and I ordered the Tagliatelle Bolognese. My daughter loved her dish. Mine was, eh. Nothing great but not bad. Please note that Due Mari is Due Expensive. No appy, no... More 

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Somerset
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very nice place. The service and food excelent. Very large selection of wines to choose from. All our guess were very satisfied with their meals.

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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, Dessert, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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