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3421 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1105
+1 718-685-2480
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17:00 - 03:30
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I visited this restaurant in December 16 with my boyfriend, we weren't sure what we was going to get initially from reading the reviews but I can tell you I'm not sure how you can be negative about such a lovely restaurant. The restaurant itself has a lovely ambience, its cosy and the lighting is quite dim. The waiters are... More 

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New York City, New York
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233 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Came here for dinner with 4 adults and 2 kids and they were "smart" enough to tuck us away in the corner. Appetizer, I ordered the Kale Salad. I liked the salad. The toasted almonds was a nice touch. However, the dish was too salty for me and drenched in olive oil. For main course, I ordered the bone in... More 

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Thank Mystiqz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I love this place. I'm somewhat surprised they do so well considering the outside of the building is so nondescript but the interior makes up for it. They've used vintage decor down to the tiniest detail to create a timeless ambiance. When you are sitting in there you feel like you are transported to another time. Their raw bar is... More 

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Thank Michelle N
NYC
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221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

After almost a year's absence, we returned to Mar's over the Memorial Day Weekend. We again ordered the Grand Plateau, consisting of 8 different varieties of oysters, two types of clams, mussels, jumbo wild caught shrimp, and lobster. Unfortunately, the restaurant was out of lobsters, but an increased number of shrimp and mussels were substituted without complaint from us. Fresh... More 

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Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Very delicious and well prepared food - lovely wait staff as well. Management could be better - we visited this spot with my family and almost everything went wonderfully. The bad: a waitress spilled a glass of wine on my head and *white* shirt - while she apologized profusely, when we got the bill there was no adjustment. The manager... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I didnt expect much heading to Astoria for dinner. But Mar's is well worth the trip. We started with yummy scotch- and bourbon-inspired cocktails. Segued to fabulous deep-fried oysters and salt cod crocquetts (my one complaint was that the salt coss were too salty overall . The lobster roll and the pan fried gnocci with a half lobsfer were utterly... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

I really like Mar's cocktail menu, and it's often very well executed. The oyster lineup often changes and the raw bar offers lots of interesting choices, but they don't come cheap -- I believe most of the oysters average around $2.50-$3 each. Catching the oyster happy hour is a much more reasonable way to get your bivalve on. The kitchen... More 

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Thank Vidiot42
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is a very pleasantly decorated and busy restaurant although size wise it is quite small. The dimmed lighting may add to an atmosphere, but honestly you really need a flashlight to read the menu and that is at a window seat with the help of street lighting. The service was fine and the food, we had oysters, were not... More 

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Thank scottyguy
New York City, New York
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

This place is wonderful. The atmosphere is great - dimmed lighting and very cozy. The bartender really knows how to make a drink; they're spot on every time. The oysters and apps (calamari and grilled octopus) are delicious and cooked to perfection. The only downside is that it's pretty pricey here - especially the oysters. But whenever we want to... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

A very positive surprise. The recommended green asparagus soup was delicate, fried oysters and the sliced salmon sliced were al excellent. Steak tartar is recommendable and gnocchi with lobster delicate. The ambiance and service good. Very recommendable and we will come back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 03:00
Monday
17:00 - 03:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 03:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 03:30
Thursday
17:00 - 03:30
Friday
17:00 - 03:30
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3421 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1105
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-685-2480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?