Mar's

Mar's

Cocktail Bar and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Astoria
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    jamie m.
    "Perfect for a special night out or low key oyster happy hour."(7 Tips)
    Michelle R.
    "Happy hour oysters and cocktails always sure to please."(6 Tips)
    cybele g.
    "Oysters, lemon burger, octopus, calamari, clam chowder, kale..."(3 Tips)
    Ericka C.
    "Dollar oyster happy hour."(3 Tips)
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  • Alfred M.heart icon on user image
    Alfred M.July 31, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    seems they've dropped the food prices slightly. you can keep your bill reasonable. love this spot—one of the few newish additions to the hood that actually feels authentic.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • @AstoriaHaiku
    @AstoriaHaikuOctober 27, 2013
    The people that complain about pricing are precisely the people I'm trying to avoid when I go out once or twice a month. Atmosphere is wonderful, food was delicious, staff was attentive & friendly, A+
    Upvoted May 12
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerriSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a Mar's Manhattan. Why? 30+ years of cocktail experience, that's why. This isn't a place for bros on spring break, so bring money and enjoy the atmosphere.
  • Tracy S.heart icon on user image
    Tracy SolorzanoDecember 28, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Beautiful spot with an exceptional vibe. This is the place if seafood is your thing. Great cocktails too! Good service. Very hidden which is what I love about it.
  • Jase E.heart icon on user image
    Jase EngAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A great place for oysters and cocktails. Happy hour specials depending on the day of the week. Chill environment with attentive service.
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaAugust 24, 2013
    Elegant, farm to table-y place. Nice happy hour pricing and decent wine. Excellent charcuterie and fromage plate, and Edith Piaf playing in the background. Mais oui!
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurAugust 2, 2016
    From its tastefully exuberant interior to its classy presentation of oysters and cocktails, Mars doesn’t just imitate — it transports you back in time to an era of speakeasies. Read more
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisSeptember 2, 2014
    The bartenders know their way around a cocktail. Trust their advice. The fried oysters make a great opening act.
  • Billy K.heart icon on user image
    Billy KeenlyJuly 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The best steak tartare for my money. Definitely a must. Great rotating cocktails as well. My wife and I's favorite place for an after work happy hour drink.
  • Pedro Paulo B.
    Pedro Paulo BastosJanuary 11, 2015
    The Lemon Burger is one of my highest recommendations, but I think they only serve it during Brunch time. Quiet, silent place with friendly staff.
  • Rebecca P.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca PineiroFebruary 18, 2017
    Good fresh oysters, wonderful fish and seafood and beautiful ambiance. Great service. Avoid disappointment tip: no lobster in the lobster soup which is a bit misleading.
  • Eddie E.heart icon on user image
    Eddie ElizondoApril 15, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Dan is a great bartender and makes the best Manhattans. This is my all-time favorite cocktail bar.
  • Lauren
    LaurenJanuary 5, 2014
    The octupus app is by far the best tasting octopus I have ever had! Love the oyster selection and the shrimp cocktail in a pint glass is A+
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    OJune 12, 2022
    The service is outstanding, amazing and creative cocktails, and great food! Ambiance very relaxed and friendly
  • Erika P.heart icon on user image
    Erika PerziNovember 7, 2019
    natural biodynamic wines only which is amazing. great oyster selection. lovely space. happy hour too.
  • Robin B.heart icon on user image
    Robin BrunelleMay 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Lovely neighborhood spot. Oysters and lemon burger: yum. The pancakes, too! Good cocktails and a great michelada.
  • Mike A.
    Mike AnzAugust 16, 2013
    Staff is great and the food is amazing. Oysters and (especially) the octopus stole the show. Great cocktails and beers to boot!
  • Billy K.heart icon on user image
    Billy KeenlyNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Rocky Point oysters served at Mar's are in my top 3 preferred anywhere in New York, definitely in Astoria.
  • Jason H.heart icon on user image
    Jason HartleyOctober 21, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Best oysters in Astoria. A hidden gem for a civilized brunch. Get the chicken fried steak.
  • Victoria U.heart icon on user image
    Victoria U.September 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A great happy hour and an excellent staff. Always willing to give recommendations and chat.
  • ᴡ C.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ CallahanAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cocktails and oyster happy hour. Beautiful unique interior
  • jamie m.heart icon on user image
    jamie mccullaghOctober 26, 2015
    Perfect for a special night out or low key oyster happy hour. Beautiful cocktails.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SeelinJuly 19, 2013
    Looking forward to it being named one of the top Astoria cocktails bars! (Because it will be!). Stick to east coast oysters vs west.
  • Victoria U.heart icon on user image
    Victoria U.April 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing like rosé and oysters on their patio. That beef tartare is pretty solid too.
  • Kathy T.heart icon on user image
    Kathy TuznikMarch 10, 2015
    Very casual and the staff is so friendly. The Sunday oyster happy hour is great.
  • ᴡ K.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ KrishnanApril 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place with an upmarket feel to it. Adds a level of finesse to Astoria's bouquet of great food..
  • cybele g.heart icon on user image
    cybele grandjeanJanuary 19, 2015
    Oysters, lemon burger, octopus, calamari, clam chowder, kale salad, mussels, wine
  • David G.heart icon on user image
    David GuerrieriOctober 9, 2016
    Great for after dinner cocktails. Love the rustic old time atmosphere.
  • Kai F.
    Kai Fierle-HedrickFebruary 17, 2014
    The Leather & Lace, or the Negrosecco, are highly recommended as lighter cocktails to end your night.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ConroyNovember 17, 2013
    This place is FOR REAL. Orchard cocktail, lamb sausage, Cornish hen, short ribs: all spectacular.
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica NacinovichAugust 21, 2013
    Nice new spot. Oysters cocktails nice draught selection and old timey charm.
  • Ryan G.heart icon on user image
    Ryan GallagherMay 30, 2019
    Good wine and cocktails, solid oyster selection.
  • John E.heart icon on user image
    John ElezovicJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing oysters, wine and cocktails. Don't like any of those? Get away from me.
  • Enrique C.heart icon on user image
    Enrique CastroSeptember 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great happy hour for beer, wine and oysters. Food is way overpriced for the area.
  • Michelle R.heart icon on user image
    Michelle RondaFebruary 10, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour oysters and cocktails always sure to please.
  • Alex G.heart icon on user image
    Alex GuevaraDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Paul the bartender is AMAZING! Try his sidecar and bloody mary! You won't be disappointed!
  • Brian G.heart icon on user image
    Brian GallagherOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing place! Great food and drinks! 10 out of 10
  • Ericka C.
    Ericka CDecember 15, 2013
    Dollar oyster happy hour. When we went it was just the Blue Point oysters on sale for $1, but maybe it changes?
  • Nicolle D.
    Nicolle D'OnofrioJanuary 4, 2014
    Excellent oyster happy hour, try the moules frites too!
  • Joe G.heart icon on user image
    Joe GigantiSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent moules frites. Definitely the best in the neighborhood.
  • Lauren D.heart icon on user image
    Lauren DocktorNovember 10, 2017
    Cool vibe, yummy oysters and cocktails
  • Mae E.
    Mae ElizabethApril 19, 2014
    Sit at the bar. Great entertainment! Paul was the best!
  • Brian T.heart icon on user image
    Brian TaylorSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bar, and the neighborhood's best shucked oysters.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MajoueSeptember 12, 2014
    Paul is the man. Ask him for his signature margarita served up.
  • Colton S.heart icon on user image
    Colton StaabMarch 5, 2019
    The brunch poutine is an indulgent must-try
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WimsattFebruary 28, 2015
    Very friendly. Casual. Oyster deals on Sundays.
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    lanamaniacSeptember 23, 2016
    Great outdoor space and cocktails
  • Rene
    ReneJuly 10, 2013
    Awesome place to listen to some tunes and have a drink.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BenderJuly 22, 2014
    Amazing Bloody Mary...a meal in a glass
  • Darren S.
    Darren ScottOctober 19, 2013
    Order the Paella in advance -- totally worth it.
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