5-Star Reviews for Mare Oyster Bar in October

Mare always strives to make a lasting impression to our customers and we are delighted that we are able to do so! Here are a couple of reviews from our very well satisfied customers!

“Mare Nostrum! First went to Mare about 5 years ago when it was in another building. This location is a bit more high energy but the food is just as good as ever. When in Boston, we just don’t bother with other sea-food venues. This is our go-to.
All the fish courses we had were superb; the service outstanding (actual Italians!); the afogado is the best I have ever had. Our family always has a flawless meal at this gem.”

-Adrian I

Great food and atmosphere – good for a bigger group outside and love the area. Good service and we had a great time”

-Rachel R.

“I am a big fan of the ambiance and food at Mare. Great cocktails, oysters, and menu options”

-C C.

“Mare might be my favorite restaurant in the North End. Tucked away from the usual bustle on Hanover Street, this restaurant relies on high quality food to ensure recurring business rather than relying on tourist foot traffic. Their service, food, and menu are outstanding. Whether you like seafood or not, this place has something for everyone for a relatively reasonable price for the quality of food you’re getting.”

-Lauren M.

“Loved Mare! First time dining there on a recent visit to Boston. Down a short alley off a crowded North End street. Great vibe, very knowledgeable service personnel. Handled my gluten free diet with ease, providing many recommendations. The freshest seafood; very generous portions. Great wine selection.
Would definitely return!”


“The review is the least friendly thing, a bit to PC—paleo friendly, c’mon.
Food, service and ambiance are excellent. Special occasion, group, or casual. Diverse wait staff a plus. Staff was flexible to our requests. We will be back soon.”


“I took my husband here for his birthday and we had an amazing experience. He loved the lobster roll and I was surprised by my fruttu di mare. They are known for their Oyster selection and they make sure to stand up to that expectation or rather exceed most of the time. I would highly recommend this restaurant.


“This was our second visit to Mare and as I relayed to my wife, we are sufficiently impressed to where this will be our restaurant of choice in Boston. Exceptional service, caring friendly staff, excellent menu and a very pleasant atmosphere.”