Opened originally in 1885 by Henry Marliave, a French immigrant who came to America to find his fortune, The Marliave, from its tucked away Downtown Crossing spot, has survived two World Wars, the Great Depression, Prohibition and twenty-three different presidents.
Now in the hands of chef-owner Scott Herritt (of nearby Grotto), the dining landmark has been painstakingly and respectfully restored and features two dining rooms. Taking his cues from the many menus - French, Italian and straight up New England - served over the years, chef-owner Scott Herritt has designed a menu of seasonal, locally-sourced continental cuisine. The downstairs bar, which evokes the restaurant's bootlegging days, serves classic prohibition-era cocktails.
10 Bosworth Street
Boston, MA 02108