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Marliave Restaurant

#154 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
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10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108-4102 (Tremont Street)
Park st. Downtown crossing
617-422-0004
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Marliave, Boston's fourth oldest restaurant, has a tireless commitment...
The Marliave, Boston's fourth 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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great mix of atmosphere and food

Marliave is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston. It is the third oldest restaurant in the city and the atmosphere at the bar is reflects an old 1910's-1920's feel with a number of high-back booths. The upstairs dining rooms are historic, but the large windows provide a wonderful view of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
JohnandMarylou
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Milton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Milton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Marliave is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston. It is the third oldest restaurant in the city and the atmosphere at the bar is reflects an old 1910's-1920's feel with a number of high-back booths. The upstairs dining rooms are historic, but the large windows provide a wonderful view of the downtown streets. We have always really enjoyed their... More 

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Boston, Ma
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This restaurant has been around for a long time, at least as long as I have lived the area and that's 40 years. I am sure it changed hands in that time. I was expecting a more French bistro style and it has some standard bistro dishes. For lunch we had escargot, rabbit, homemade gnocchi in a gravy(?). It was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was actually just talking about this place with friends and how cool it is. It has a speak-easy vibe and the drinks are all made as they used to be. Very simple ingredients, resulting in a classic cocktail. The food was excellent as well. My girlfriend raves about the Sunday Gravy and says it is one of her favorite... More 

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NYC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A big, wonderful surprise! It was very cold and we were looking for someplace close, and Marliave was right down the block from our hotel. At first we got a seat downstairs, which truthfully wasn't great, and when we asked if we could move they nicely explained that they were full and we just got the last table, but when... More 

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Tel Aviv
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Marliave was recommended by my hotel concierge. As advertised and reviewed, it is pretty much a landmark, and the decore and atmorphere reflection that - which I enjoyed very much. Dining is upstairs. We were there on the evening of a big sporting event, so the place was pretty much deserted. Service was fine, and as other have noted there... More 

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Sharon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went here for a business dinner, food was very good, service lacked a little asked for more bread, waitress did not bring it. The room was stuffy very hot and that made it a bit unpleasant the food was not served hot as probably this was a timing issue in the kitchen and we had a large group over 30... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Around the corner from our hotel (Nine Zero), third oldest Boston restaurant. Lovely ambiance, excellent oysters and clams (half price at certain hours). Ordered steak frites and scallops with pumpkin ravioli. Steak tender and tasty and fries were fairly well done (how I like 'em) with herbs. A fairly large portion. The scallops were cooked perfectly and the pumpkin ravioli... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good drinks but really expensive food with small portions. Went with friends after work. Of the apps we got, the meatballs sliders were the best.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Marliave was a charming spot in a lovely building. The cuisine was way above average back then. This is now a bar scene with bar food. Dined there Sat. night; had the steak frites. The frites were soggy and way too salty. Steak was pretty good. My dinner partner had the trout. Neither of us thought it rose to the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very nice old restaurant, located on a dead end street of Tremont street in Boston. I was invited and I was worried that would be one of those old Pubs servicing Burgers and hot dogs. It was a very pleasant surprise when I first saw the extensive Menu' and later on very surprised when I tasted my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108-4102
    (Tremont Street)
  • Public Transportation: Park st. Downtown crossing
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-422-0004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Marliave, Boston's fourth 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?