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Marliave Restaurant

10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108-4102 (Downtown)
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Ranked #93 of 2,818 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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86% Recommend
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Quincy MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We have been going to Marliave to celebrate special occasions for many decades, from a first Valentine's date to a daughter-accepted-into-law-school celebration. It's that kind of place. Its exterior and some of the wood and wrought iron evoke the Victorian restaurant it once was. We weren't sure what to expect after it was renovated, but good use has been made... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A quiet Sat. night in Boston, and we were seated at a claustrophobic table. When asked to move, an exceptionally rude hostess gave us a ridiculous reason we couldn't. After much discussion and dissatisfaction and mention of reviews, another competent employee graciously moved us. Once at a comfortable table, in an empty restaurant, the service was wonderful and the food... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Quick, Friday afternoon snack with the wife. The restaurant is a little off the beaten path, and really easy to miss if you're not paying attention. We had the salametto and bruschetta appetizer, and also split a steak and cheese sandwich. Everything was very tasty. Decent service.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Whenever I visit Boston, the Marliave is always tops on our list for tried and true. I usually have my daughter meet me there during Happy Hour as the oysters are a bargain. The other items on the menu are also wonderful. I consider myself a french fry connoisseur and their bistro fries are just perfect. They also keep their... More

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On an August 2014 Boston trip, I ended up eating at Marliave three times. It's not the best value in Boston because it can be pricey, but its convenient location, ancient "vibe" (close your eyes and Joseph Warren and Samuel Adams are plotting revolution at the next table), and great food made it irresistable. I had the beet-chevre-greens "tower" (enough... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Drinks here are so good and delicious. They used to serve a great drink called The Molasses Flood...for some reason is not on their menu anymore but the other drinks are delicious too. Try The Professor (Maker's Mark), Tres Curieux (gin), The Great Experiment (gin) and my new favorite (especially during this hot weather) The Flapper (gin). Food is also... More

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Olympia, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The food here was so amazing I ate here twice during my stay. The mac and cheese is to die for, creamy, flavorful with homemade noodles. Amazing wine choices, and friendly staff. It's a wonderful restaurant tucked away, but worth the effort to find.

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Okemos, Michigan
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155 reviews 155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There is outside seating which is very nice if you can get it. Inside we sat upstairs which is also nice but the noise level in very bad. The food and service are above average. I recommend it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I have eaten here many times, including anniversaries and their marvelous Christmastime seafood dinner. I love this restaurant! They have great bistro food at a great value- not cheap, but worth the money. I love the rarebit, the steak frites and the Wellington. The multi-course Christmas seafood dinner they did last year was truly memorable. The service... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner on a Tuesday evening after work. We chose to sit outside and caught a wonderful cross breeze from the ally and abutting streets. The architecture of the surrounding buildings and the Marliave itself is classic and beautiful; it's easy to forget that you're sitting just a few hundred yards from downtown crossing,... More

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