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Marliave Restaurant

#121 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108-4102 (Tremont Street)
+1 617-422-0004
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Peekskill, New York
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Marliave is located off the beaten path not far from the Common. We dined in a vintage room upstairs and every order was terrific. We love raw bar and the clams on the half were amazing. The mussels that followed were about the best I've eaten. Garlicky and yum. The entrees were a cider brined Berkshire chop and a... More 

Thank Lori S
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518 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel manager recommended this restaurant to us the other night....it is tucked down a tiny little side street so could be a bit challenging to find. The restaurant itself has been in the same location for over 100 years. We started with escargot and Henri's onion soup -- very meaty broth - a hardy French onion soup. We shared... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a thing for historic restaurants, so , after stumbling across the Marliave while staying at a nearby historic hotel, we decided to try it. The ambiance is delightful, and the menu is varied and inventive. The service,which includes unveiling entrees from under silver domes, was marred by delivery of a totally different eternal I had ordered, but it... More 

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Redlands, California
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222 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic restaurant is often teeming with "millennials" who dominate the bar area. The restaurant has a nice ambiance, that is if you don't care to converse with your dinner partners because it is so noisy it is impossible to have a conversation. Food was good but not overly generous. Little necks nice and fresh.

Thank chumbud
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We hadn't been to Marliave for about 40 years so we decided to try it for a birthday dinner. It was fun, although the stairs are a little much at our age so we stayed downstairs. it was comfortable but not quite as nice as upstairs (I went up to look while my wife stayed downstairs). The service was very... More 

Thank everett32
Andover, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This new owner acquired the Old Marliave restaurant that had operated for nearly 100 years. We were excited about our revisit to the new owners and hoped for good things. First problem was the hostess. She said they were fully booked. Fast forward, after we sat at the bar to eat, we noticed hardly anyone else showing up. There were... More 

Thank george f
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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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134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 

Thank TOM H
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 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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116 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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.

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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
US$ 30 - US$ 30
French, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-422-0004
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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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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