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Marliave Restaurant

10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108-4102 (Downtown)
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Ranked #107 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had made a reservation for dinner at Marliave following the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were promptly seated upon our arrival and the restaurant was rather busy. I had the chicken with risotto and my wife had the portobello mushroom sandwhich. She said the mushroom was tasty but the bun was like a "wonderbread bun". My chicken was OK --... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Visited occasionally for Dollar oysters and a cocktails over the last few years. Visited this evening and the oysters are now half price which just is not the same considering how many we order. Drinks are good but not cheap which does not seem right considering the lack of ambiance. Will hit up a different faux happy hour next time... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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157 reviews 157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Both my partner and I really enjoyed our dinners here. I had the beer salad (a stack of beer slices with chèvre in between the layers, with a little bit of arugula on top. It was really tasty. I also had Henry's soup, a rendition of French onion soup with some meat in it. Mmmm. Not too salty the way... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

7:30 PM Restaurant Week reservation on a Thursday night and our table was ready and waiting. The menu appeared to be the regular dinner menu and was not culled like most restaurants do for the 2 week bash. Missed the half price oysters (before 6PM and after 9) but had many good first courses. The Caesar with white anchovies was... More

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Quincy MA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 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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