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Marliave Restaurant

10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108-4102 (Downtown)
617 423 6340
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Ranked #108 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Tremont Street
Transit: Park st. Downtown crossing
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Falls Church, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Even aside from being a meal away from the kids, this was a good experience. The restaurant is nicely decorated, a bit on the dim, romantic side. The food was mostly quite good. The beet/cheese appetizer my wife ordered was delicious, as was her steak frites. My salad was fine. Being somewhat adventurous, I tried the rabbit for my entree.... More

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Southbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was a real treat. Check the description for a little history on this gem. A little off the main drag. Luckily we were with our niece who knows the great restaurants in the theatre district. Atmosphere and service were both top notch. All three of us were very happy with our menu choices. I recommend the pastrami sandwich.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My teenager tracked down this historic restaurant, which was easier to get into on a Saturday night. We ate upstairs in the interesting dining room of this restaurant that has been around since the 1800s. The food was good and the service was friendly.

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New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We had tickets to see The Book of Mormon and wanted to grab dinner close to the Boston Opera House. This restaurant was 5 minutes away and was recommended by a friend. I took the time to read some reviews on the internet and looked over the menu on their web site. Good thing I did because we arrived at... More

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Buckie, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This place is so hidden you may never find it! But the locals know where it is and it was soo busy on a Thurs night! I found it via my city guide app from trip advisor. Its a French restaurant and the food was great!! We had a few drinks at the bar beofre dinner as we were early... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I came here during restaurant week on a Friday night to celebrate my birthday with my family. We had made 8 pm reservations a few weeks in advance and called the night before to see if they had any earlier time slots open. Luckily they did and we snagged a 6 pm reservation. We arrived at 5 pm to enjoy... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

1$ oyster happy hour (3-6pm) was very enjoyable. Since I didn't have a reservation, I sat at the bar for a bite to eat, and enjoyed watching the bartender mixing up some drinks with extreme competence. Food was great and price is reasonable. Reservations recommended.

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We arrived around 5PM for the 4-6 $1 oyster happy hour. The scene was quiet and local and casual. (I'd love to find a similar place that is a bit fancier) There were three kinds of oysters and we enjoyed them all. Each tasted different. They were served with cocktail sauce and mignonette. Not a particularly fancy presentation, but just... More

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Yes, the food is all that (it's classic French, heavy and satisfying), but there are plenty of reviews here on that subject. Personally, I can't say enough about the cocktails. Creative and tasty, well made. There's something for just about everyone.

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Rye, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a good downtown restaurant in the historic district. Try to be seated upstairs for a quieter meal. The raw bar is very good and they have $1.00 oysters in the early evening. The food is well prepared with good service.

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