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Marliave Restaurant

#139 of 2,865 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
Closed now
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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
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 104
    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
Good selection, good food

I have eaten at Marliave twice because it is right near my hotel. I really liked it. I thought it was going to be French, from the name, but it leans more toward Italian. It has a pretty varied menu, so it is pretty easy to find something you might be in the mood for. Both times, I ate at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Bonnie L
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Tampa, Florida
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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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Marliave twice because it is right near my hotel. I really liked it. I thought it was going to be French, from the name, but it leans more toward Italian. It has a pretty varied menu, so it is pretty easy to find something you might be in the mood for. Both times, I ate at... More 

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Boston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

You might think that one of the oldest restaurants in Boston would be stuffy and stodgy. Not here. The feel in the bar is cozy, warm and intimate. A good place for a drink at the bar or in one of the plush booths. Try one of the signature cocktails (named for notable Bostonians) or have a relaxed meal. Upstairs... More 

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Lisbon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Probably the best steak frittes I had in many years. A la carte choices are both clever and clear, one is not lost in one of those huge menu lists. Great food, great service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went here with a colleague for lunch during Dine Out Boston and at some point the waitress actually had to ask me if I was ok? I told her I was in a happy food coma. We started off with escargot and mac and cheese. The escargot was on par with what I've had in Paris and the mac and... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a great spot for lunch on the outside patio, and even better at night for a romantic dinner upstairs. These guys have been in business since 1875, wow. There are plenty of tasty items to choose from on this menu, and if you get there during happy hour (4-6pm) you can eat oysters for $1 each, while sipping... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Good service, great food, tasty, sophisticated and original. The beef wellington is to die for, and the Osso buco was wonderful! I recommend!

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Rio de Janeiro
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Marliave is a great Italian to go with friends or small group. I had dinner there during the winter with 7 friends. The food is very good and the wine was good (I’d give an 8/10 for the wine), but the overall opinion really depends on your choices: while some friends loved their pasta, some didn’t like theirs, and... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 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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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?