Visit Marliave, Boston’s Oldest Chef-Owned Eatery

Marliave is proud to be the oldest chef-owned restaurant in the city of Boston. It's been in business since 1885, when Henri Marliave, an immigrant from France, first opened its doors to the public. Today, Marliave is still going strong, thanks to its emphasis on traditional cuisine, combined with a few modern twists.

Stop by during happy hour to enjoy discounted wine and a popular raw bar featuring dollar oysters and clams, or make a reservation for dinner and sit down to a full 3-course meal. You might start with a classic order of escargots in garlic-butter sauce, or perhaps you'd prefer a roasted beet salad with spiced walnuts and goat cheese. Popular main dishes include steak frites topped with a dollop of gorgonzola butter, as well as rabbit tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto, with potatoes au gratin and caramelized onion. Whatever you choose, be sure to leave room for dessert (regulars recommend the rich, decadent chocolate mousse).