We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2,823 Boston Restaurants

Marliave Restaurant

10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108-4102 (Downtown)
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #133 of 2,823 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Neighborhood: Downtown
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
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.
Write a Review

232 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were recommended by our hotel (the Kimpton) and just squeezed in before the pre-ballet rush. 3pm. I had swordfish, my other half had rabbit -it was delicious - not overly sized! Looks nothing from the outside and looks a little stark when you first go in but the meals are fab, waitresses are very efficient. This has been the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Palm Beach, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Having recently completed a European trip I have a new found appreciation for old. Marliave is old but its menu is quite contemporary and innovative. We were here for lunch today and the two of us had the trout and a hamburger, respectively. The food was very well prepared and was served in timely fashion. Our server was pleasant, friendly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I come to Boston once a month for business and during this last stay, the bad weather forced a group of us to try and find something close by and Marliave was able to accommodate our party on a Wednesday night. The dining room is upstairs and they do not have an elevator so if you have mobility issues, you'll... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Marliave was a good experience overall. Service was excellent and all the food was great. Great selection of wines and cocktails. Unfortunately, there was an occurrence of my pet peeves of a dirty wine glass and table cloth not wiped off well. Grilled Asparagus and Polenta were excellent sides. One of the things that made this restaurant remarkable for me... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, On
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went in on a Friday night without reservations and were told it would be a 15 minute wait - turned more into a 45 minute wait but we were at the bar so not just standing in line. Once we got a table, the service was good despite the place being packed and we both were pleasantly surprised by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Braintree, MA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My wife and I decided to pop into the Marliave on a Friday night after work. We have been in the past and enjoyed our meals so we wanted to give it a try again. Like others have stated, not a warm or friendly welcome. The hostess station was vacant and when someone decided to look over we were greeted... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Came here with four others and sat downstairs at one of the booths near the bar. As others mentioned, our initial reception wasn't super welcoming (it just seemed like no one was on hostess duty) but in contrast our waitress was fantastic! She had great recommendations, checked on us multiple times and overall was super attentive. The drinks were great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The restaurant is within walking distance from our hotel in Boston and it has a good review, so we booked it. I had caesar salad that tasted sour, I didn't like it. My husband had mixed green and he liked it. Then I had scampy, I liked it, my husband didn't like the gnocchi. The ice cream was great. Reception... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We were staying just down the block at the Nine Zero and dropped in here for dinner on the recommendation of their concierge. We had just gotten into town and did not have a reservation, so we wound up downstairs in the bar area. Apparently, even at 6 pm on a Tuesday night, the upstairs was fully booked. So reservations... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have wishywashy feelings about this one. It is such a unique location, with lots of character. The food was amazing (rarebits and seafood salad), and lovely cider. However, the hostess was very very BLAH, and the place was really not clean. It was not packed in there (around 7pm), yet when we walked over to a couple seating areas,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Marliave Restaurant also viewed


Been to Marliave Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Marliave Restaurant

Address: 10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108-4102
Phone Number: 617-422-0004
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing