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Mare Oyster Bar

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#297 of 1,888 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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DePasquale Ventures seafood restaurant, offering an Italian style seafood menu, one of the largest selections of oysters in the city, and also an outdoor patio open year round.
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $75
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood
FEATURES
Television, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Private Dining, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews oysters stuffed lobster truffle fresh seafood burrata mashed potatoes seafood tower salad the north end sounded great great cocktails fine restaurant italian style cooked to perfection wonderful dinner our waiter sat at the bar
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Can't miss for my family EVERY TIME we go to Boston. Great food great service and great ambiance...don't leave Boston without giving yourself THIS treat!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. There are cauches that have bioethanol tabletop fireplaces in front of them. Those are the hottest seats( literally) the food includes lobster in everything. We tried grilled octopus with aubergine , stuffed calamary and stuffed zuccini blassoms and they...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

We had supper there on a Friday night with 2 other couples. We had an eary reservation because we knew it was going to be very crowded. Luckily we also managed a table in a corner so we could have a decent conversation without having...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

We made a reservation earlier in the day for a 7pm dinner. When we arrived they were just clearing our table we were sat almost instantly. The seating was a bit tight but I was never uncomfortable. The food was amazing

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Mare has my favorite lobster roll in the city, I've made it a habit to go if I have a night free when I'm traveling there for work. Always great service and great food.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

On a brief trip to Boston, my husband wanted seafood and I wanted Italian... and Mare fit the bill perfectly! His steamed mussels (appetizer) were plump, plentiful and perfectly seasoned, and he was still talking a week later about how great the Mediterranean seafood salad...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

For our European understanding a reservation means: you arrive in or on time and your table is available and ready. Not so at Marés in Boston’s North End. When we made a reservation via the Open Table system quite a lot of the time slots...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Where to start! Food okay at best for north end. Waiter completely messed up and didn’t know how to make things right. The seating was noisy and terrible as well. I would suggest going to anywhere else in north end. Skip this establishment.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

I liked this hidden gem - space and the food was good. We enjoyed our drinks and everything we ordered. Service was very good too. Was a good location for dinner on a summer evening.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

So happy we were able to get in on this busy weekend. Such ambiance and energy! Delicious food and great service. Love the fire pits! Such a fun place to dine on good food. We just ordered a bunch of appetizers, cocktails and dessert. A...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Mandyjpc
December 5, 2017|
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Response from GeneB947 | Reviewed this property |
They had heaters and a cover looked like they could pull out but I would imagine fire pit is off. The restaurant is not very large so I imagine they still need this space.
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bimmer12
July 2, 2016|
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