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Mara's Continental Cuisine

3602 State Route 35, at Catherine Street, South Amboy, NJ 08879-1459
+1 732-525-0045
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3602 State Route 35, at Catherine Street, South Amboy, NJ 08879-1459
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time we tried this venue with this management, as chef Michael, who also owns it, acquired it about 5 years ago. The atmosphere is gorgeous,and the service efficient without being intrusive. They had changed to entrance to the far left side,...More

Thank theatremaria
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants. Food is so delicious, fish is fresh and prepared perfectly. In addition, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Romantic atmosphere. Lovely piano music on Friday evening. You’ll leave with a smile on your face.

Thank NJjacque
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Mara’s has been a favorite of mine for the last few years. Michael, the head chef and owner, prepares outstanding meals served in quiet romantic setting. The servers are polite and well trained. Definitely a must go if you are in the area.

Thank beck206
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Came back this Saturday after a phenomenal meal last Friday. Has the pleasure of meeting Jennifer. Great bartender and wife of the chef. Told us all about the restaurant. Had my onion soup. Excellent. Had the steak special. Cooked to perfection. Friends had the chicken....More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

It was a pleasant atmosphere, the servers were great and the food was tasty. The food took a little while, but I really enjoyed the Pan Seared Scallops wrapped in Prosciutto and the Cedar Roasted Wild Salmon.

Thank NikkiElois
Reviewed May 12, 2018

My husband and I have been there several times, and it is one of our favorite restaurants. The chef, Mike, is very talented, and the food is always great. The place is lovely inside, and very comfortable. Dishes we have had and highly recommend are...More

Thank Kalliedog
Reviewed May 12, 2018

What a gem of a restaurant! We had one of the best meals ever. Nice local place, Great cozy atmosphere, and fabulous food by Mike, chef and owner. I had the clams In a red sauce, UNBELIEVEABLE, just as good as I make. The calamari...More

Thank lforce1024
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Celebrating a birthday, and noted that on the reservation made through Open Table on Mara's website. They were not aware of it at all, which is the biggest blunder I'll start with. Getting there is tricky, and ours was a little delayed due to NJ's...More

Thank John D
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We went there with another couple to celebrate their anniversary before going to a show. The decor and ambiance of the dining areas add a feeling of tranquility and richness to the experience, especially in the room with the fireplace. The cocktails were made well...More

Thank just2see
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Have had dinner at Mara's many times in the past year. Have never been disappointed. Have made a point of taking close friends here to eat and just smile when after the meal they all want to make a return date to come back. The...More

Thank Vernon M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3602 State Route 35, at Catherine Street, South Amboy, NJ 08879-1459
    (Catherine Street)
  • Public Transportation: Mara's is located one mile from the South Amboy NJ Transit train station.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Amboy
  • Phone Number: +1 732-525-0045
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