Bars, Bars Downtown
4 out of 5 stars
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Having occupied its back-alley location since 1885, this eclectic yet historic café offers a two-in-one dining escape from the downtown bustle. The first-floor bar with its booths and vintage tiled floor is the perfect setting for a Prohibition-era cocktail and the rarebit appetizer of melted farmhouse cheeses, bacon and lager served with toasted brioche. Upstairs, a candlelit, white-tablecloth dining room befits the menu featuring classics such as beef wellington and the popular Sunday Gravy: gnocchi with San Marzano tomatoes, beef, lamb and pork. Linger with french-pressed coffee and house-made chocolate truffles for dessert.


Venue name: Marliave
Address: 10 Bosworth St

Cross street: at Province St
Opening hours: 11am-1am daily
Transport: Red line to Park St or Orange line to Downtown Crossing
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