Phantom Gourmet: The Marliave In Downtown Crossing
BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston dining institution, restored and rejuvenated.
The Marliave in Downtown Crossing serves classic French, Italian, and American dishes with an historically delicious twist.
“Marliave is one of the oldest restaurants in Boston, It’s been here since 1875. We try to do things a little bit more the old fashioned way,” said chef and owner Scott Herritt.
Along with Pan-seared diver scallops, and gourmet meatball sliders, the Marliave features oysters shucked fresh from the raw bar, Ice Cream that’s churned in house, even a French-style grilled ham and cheese sandwich… with cheese on the outside and a fried egg on top.
Plus, Herritt makes a mean plate of steak frites, for just twenty bucks!
“We want to get the best steak we can we use Wolfneck Farms, it’s a flat iron cut, very tender, great flavor, and we cut all our own french fries in house, toss them with some fresh berbs, salt pepper, make our own sauce and that’s how we get our Steak Frites,” said Herritt.
Some customers come just for drinks at the bar, others to experience a full meal in the intimate dining room. But everybody gets a taste of history at the Marliave.