Mare Oyster Bar

5 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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223 Hanover St, 3 Mechanic St, Boston, MA 02113

Most Recent Reviews


Asymptomatic Celiac

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Went here for dinner with a group. On the plus side, it’s a great location with a really pretty patio out back. The server was very knowledgeable about gluten and knew right away what was safe and what wasn’t. He explained which dishes had sauce thickened with flour upfront. They can make all but one of the pasta dishes Gf and most of the meat or fish entreees. When he explained the specials he told me which were safe or not as well.

The downside is this place is super expensive and the portions are tiny. I got the lobster pasta and it was ok, but had one tiny scrap of lobster in it, and was like 40 bucks. We also got the beef carpaccio for the table which was good just at overpriced for what it was.

All in all, safe options gluten wise but this is just one of those restaurants where you’ll blow $300 bucks on dinner, leave hungry, and go find a burger somewhere.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The staff was careful and attentive to my partner’s gluten sensitivities. Gluten free pasta was available!

No separate GF menu but generally everything could be modified to be GF.

When they brought out a celebration dessert for us, they confirmed it was gluten free before we asked!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Upscale Oyster bar without a separate gfree menu. Waiter was knowledgeable and able to provide me several options. It was a great night until the end. I ordered an Italian coffee and after a couple sips found a hard cookie or biscotti that wasn’t listed on the menu at the bottom of my coffee cup. Ugh…

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent meal, very attentive to gluten concerns. I recommend it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Everything was great. They let me know they did have gluten free pasta as an option but you have to ask! I didn’t get it though and stuck with the steak because honestly im not a pasta person!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Absolutely delicious seafood spot tucked down a small side street in the North End! Most things are available gluten free and I felt very confident that my allergy was taken care of. They have a raw bar that we didn’t order from this time but will definitely be trying! We ordered the steamed mussels appetizer (bread on side/separate plate) and they were perfectly cooked. Ordered the salmon as my entree and it was wonderful but small, probably would order a side with it next time. We had the lemon sorbet with berries and honey for dessert and it was so refreshing after a great meal on their outdoor patio on a warm night. The patio does overlook the sumner tunnel exit - some people might find it distracting however the noise really is not an issue at all. Will definitely be returning!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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