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Mare Mediterranean, Birmingham, MI

Mare Mediterranean

4.5
4.5
149 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A new, modern seafood restaurant with Greek, Italian and Spanish influences

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 940-5525

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Force

  • Private party facilities

    The Silver Rock Room- Private dining, audio visual, seats 35 The Wine Cellar Room - Private dining, audio visual, seats 14The Starlight Lounge - Comfy couches, chairs and tables, seats 25

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    Bates

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

  • Detroit

    Seafood

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  1. US

    UsualSuspect

    Detroit

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Been coming to Mare since open, but always to the bar to enjoy some wine. Finally had the experience of a full meal and the selection process. My guest surprised me by going a little more mainstream with her choice instead of trying one of the more uncommon options, but our fish was excellent and choosing a fish a bit lighter than usual allowed room for the wonderful Tiramisu. She also really enjoyed the tableside plating, but we passed on the offer of the head, lol.
  2. DC

    DinaC

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything as on point! The food was amazing, the drinks were fantastic and our waiter was extremely helpful!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  5. DM

    DeborahM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining here and we loved it! Amazing food, service and atmosphere! What a vibe!
  6. B

    Barb

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! Branzino was spectacular…. Moist and delicious. The apps, salad and veggies all made for a wonderful meal!!
  7. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent dinner at Mare. Food quality was outstanding. Service very friendly and helpful but tailed off a bit as the night went on and the place became a ever busier. In fairness our server was working super hard - they may need to add more staff at peak times. Value was fair for the high quality of the ingredients. We will definitely return.
  8. t

    thunder

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with a friend and we tried their happy hour menu which is brand new. It was an unexpected pleasure! The happy hour is more like a Prix fix menu for 37 dollars. Terrific!! Great value Grest food I had octopus app and branzino filet with a lemon sorbet for desert. You can’t beat that price anywhere. And the food and service wonderful. I also tried the happy hour drink peach Bellini which was perfect and 8 dollars. I highly recommend trying their happy hour menu Tuesday thru Thursday 5 - 7 pm. You won’t be disappointed.
  9. L

    Lynn

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Met friends for dinner on a Tuesday evening so it wasn’t too busy. Service was great. Weather was comfortable so we were able to eat outside. Fairly extensive menu many choices for vegetarian and very nice wine list. Risotto was lovely as was the mushroom pasta. I appreciate options other than fish since I am not a fish eater so will certainly return to try the other dishes
  10. RG

    RyanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! A bit overpriced ($42 for Don Julio anejo), but high quality fish!!
  11. CJ

    CJCK

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Forgotten about. App never came until asked a few times. Fortunately dinner was amazing. Unfortunately, we were largely invisible to staff catering to everyone else.
  12. j

    joujou

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment you enter Mare till you leave, everything is just perfect. The food is amazing, fresh and so tasty, the wine list is outstanding! Love Mare and would go everyday if i could.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined at 5:30pm on a Friday so it was fairly empty and quiet, but by the time we were ready to leave, things really started to pop. So, regarding the noise level, I’m sure it gets much more lively. We had an elderly person with us who really appreciated the quieter volume when we went. One diner was vegan and there was one entree item available, but it was really outstanding. There are also vegan options for side dishes so a vegan won’t go hungry here. The other two split a Dover sole and just loved their meal. The staff were very attentive and the sommelier was available to answer questions or make reservations and the owner stopped by to check on us and made pleasant chit chat. Highly recommend and we’ll go back for sure. Also owns Bella Piatti which never disappoints.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a unique restaurant. The food is outstanding and ambiance is really great! Bring your appetite! The fresh fish is excellent!
  15. MI

    MIKO

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allie & Larry the bartenders where absolutely amazing and had great energy,
  16. s

    suzyq

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff is so friendly and kind! My friend and I both had the salmon and the fish was amazing - the bean accompaniment was a little weak. Overall great atmosphere but the staff made it amazing!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Our first visit to the Mare started off well but ended up very disappointing. The drinks and appetizers were good but the waitress downplayed the fish when she told us to switch it from branzino to bream, which by the way is a 17.99/lb fish elsewhere but they charged us $85/lb and ended up charging us $170 for it for one fish and it was dry. Our bill for barely much food and drink was over $400 for 2 people. I would advise that if a fish is at market price, the server make sure to inform the customers that it’s over $50 a pound, and in this case $85 a pound for fish they didn’t even taste that good. I’ve heard from others that Mare takes advantage of their customers pocketbooks but I didn’t think I would have that experience, sadly this is a common complaint among many.
  18. L

    Lionslayer

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Curtis was fabulous!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was attentive. Great atmosphere
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular night! Celebrated Hubby’s birthday and our anniversary.. amazing staff and the food was absolutely perfect and our server Mitchell rocked! We can’t wait to visit again! 10/10 ⭐️💛
  21. DP

    DPS1

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Loved the design. Very sexy. Service was solid. Food was ok. Had the Dover Sole. Was not hot. . .Lots of bones (more than normal.) Lived in NYC for 10 years. . .Charging NYC prices which is fine but need to work out the kinks.
  22. JS

    JenS

    Central Coast

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Couldn't have a full meal our party of two was sat beside a loud party and we could barely have a conversation. Waitress could barely hear us. Totally understand if it was packed but there were plenty of other empty tables they could have seated us. When we mentioned the noise we were told "it's a good thing you aren't sitting out there" (main room) which actually was better.
  23. F

    Frieda

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    A little disappointed : ( I expected the food to be expensive but the prices for the portion size were outrageous! The food was tasty (we ordered about 9 different things to try) but nothing super amazing. There are other Mediterranean and seafood places with better food that is cheaper. Be ware of the "Greek fried potatoes"- which were $15 French fries with no seasonings or anything. Not to mention it was packed, very loud, and service was horrible. We had reservations at 8 and did not even get our drink order taken until 9- sat there starving and thirsty. Food took forever. Did not leave until almost 11 pm. I would suggest this place for 1-2 apps and a cocktail only, better off going to Joe Muir for a nice seafood meal!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Great concept.AWFUL execution!!! Waited 2+ hours with no food. Ordered appetizers and they came with the main course. Asked about the desserts they offered when we ordered our meal and the waiter told us to wait to order them because most would probably be gone. AWFUL place!! Won’t be back!!
  25. MB

    MonicaB

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    delicious fish, would definitely come back!
  26. l

    litak

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We are aware when going to B'ham, one pays for the location, but the portions (4 scallops on a entree!) chicken rather dry and the cost.......did not justify the cost or visit and lastly $10./ for Valet parking!!! You do realize we just went thru 2 yrs. of a pandemic. Needless to say, we weren't impressed
  27. s

    sfgirl

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was outstanding! The menu was a bit confusing and not well explained by our server. I only kind of understood because I had read reviews. Everything was really great, but it was Really expensive. The fish we chose was over $300 for three people which was more than we expected. We dine out at least twice a week in Birmingham and while we will return, it will probably not be part of our regular rotation.
  28. RN

    RickN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service and ambience was excellent. Pricey but the seafood was certainly fresh / flown in so it stands to reason.
  29. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner at Mare. All dishes flawlessly executed. We shared a salt baked fish amongst 4 for the main dish which was excellent although we had to wait a while for it to be cooked. Given it’s primarily a fish restaurant their wine list could use some more white options. All in all a great experience while being very fully priced.
  30. P

    Paquita

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, a bit pricey, a bit noisy for a family dinner
  31. A

    Aitha1

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Katie, was wonderful! She was so knowledgable and answered all of our questions. Food was so delicious. We can’t wait to go back/1
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    The fried calamari was tough not good,,pasta dishes made both of us mildly sick.
  33. RB

    RobertB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ceviche, frutti di Mare appetizer, octopus appetizer were out of this world. An excellent Caesar salad and an exceptional vegetable risotto. The best crème brûlée I’ve ever had.Those were my experiences. I’ve been here three times and each one was better than the next.
  34. MK

    MoeK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    overall its very good little pricey, fish test amazing.
  35. DP

    DebraP

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    The fish was excellent . The staff was trying but not attentive. The noice level was off the charts. We had to scream at each other to hear was anyone of us was saying. When we mentioned it to the hostess she shrugged her schoolers and said “ well, it’s a restaurant “. The valets were snooty. I have never written of such a disappointing experience before this one. Obviously we will not go back and suggest to our friends not to go the restaurant.
  36. EA

    EmilA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was just as any other restaurant of the the same standing but with the difference that at this one you pay three times more.
  37. M

    Montanefoodie

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Would liked to have had the music a bit quieter. Overall too loud to have an intimate conversation. Split Carpaccio three ways and had only five crostini to share. Wine was served before we finished our cocktails and approximately 30 minutes before our main courses were served.
  38. J

    Jeff

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our new favorite restaurant in metro detroit, great food and service
  39. M

    Maryf

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal, excellent service!!! Wish the portions were a little bigger, but everything was fabulous!
  40. CB

    ChickieB

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Not an enjoyable experience for us. When we go out to eat, part of the fun is to enjoy the company of our companions. It was a challenge to do so here because it was crowded and entirely too loud to hear each other. Didn't help to have a screaming toddler seated right behind us on top of all the noise, mixed with music. The concept of choosing your fish is a good one, except at 5:30 they were out of the Dover Sole which is what I wanted. You pay for the entire fish and it is by the pound, so it is an expensive meal. Especially when you add appetizers, and sides. What we did order was well prepared and tasty. The service was friendly and attentive. But this will be our first and last time at this restaurant. If you like noise and loud diners, this is for you. It just wasn't for us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Mare Mediterranean is rated 4.5 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Mare Mediterranean

115 Willits St Birmingham, MI 48009-3317

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bates

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Force

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 940-5525

  • Private party facilities

    The Silver Rock Room- Private dining, audio visual, seats 35 The Wine Cellar Room - Private dining, audio visual, seats 14The Starlight Lounge - Comfy couches, chairs and tables, seats 25

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