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Marliave Restaurant

#99 of 2,366 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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10 Bosworth St, Boston, MA 02108-4102 (Tremont Street)
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dined solo. Food was average, not the kind you would expect from a "French" restaurant. Bread and good quality olive oil were the details that saved appearances. The service was quick, friendly and professional. Would visit again but not in high priority.

Thank Miltiadis T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Nine Zero hotel on Bosworth Street and asked the bartender at the hotel about a good place to eat. At the end of an alley by the hotel is the Marliave Restaurant. This place has been there for about 100 years and you really have to know it is there to be able to find... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fault. Should not have ordered Ruben sandwich in a French/Italian restaurant. Too much bread and I like bread and not enough meat. Was there sauerkraut? Nice vibe to the place though.

Thank BostonVagabond
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate upstairs, relatively early one evening. Good food, but not particularly interesting. Nice service. We thought its sister restaurant, Grotto, was much better and more fun.

Thank jeff3545
Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good and service very good, cute interior, excellent drink selection did not give 5 stars due to location and ability to find easily!

Thank ckesq
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Marliave at the recommendation of a friend. Was told to try the escargot. It was divine! Only wish this place was closer to home - Canada. Service was great and love the outdoor courtyard seating area. This will be my go to place when in Boston again.

Thank Patrizia D
Osterville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great for those who want authentic French food. I had the croque monsieur and escargot. The escargot was probably the best I had ever had, and the croque monsieur was decent. I do have to say the service can be a bit pretentious.

Thank cr02655
Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a big place (that is around for a very long time) allowing us to get a table for the same night even on a Friday. Big doesn't mean one big room though, rather there are quite a few choices to sit inside and outside. We were on the 1st floor at a table near a window and had... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

It was great sitting outside on a beautiful night in September. The cocktails and food were both great.

Thank Luv2go27
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Nice older French restaurant in the centre of Boston. The menu had good variety. The portions were great with very smart presentation. The Salmon was excellent!

Thank R7494CLmichaelw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
French, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Bosworth St, 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
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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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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