At Mare Oyster Bar, fresh catch in the North End
Mare adds new focus: oysters
Everything looks right at Mare Oyster Bar. Patrons are shoulder to shoulder, and the floor-to-ceiling windows are open to the breeze. It’s a fine night in the North End. But everything does not work right at Mare Oyster Bar. The table reserved for 8 becomes available at 8:30. Orders are taken at 9. Some tables have bread; others never will. There are long stretches between courses. Happily, the oysters are marvelous. If only the rest of the food were as good.