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Le Mari opens on Newbury Street

The new Mediterranean-influenced restaurant is now open in Back Bay.

The dining room inside Le Mari on Newbury Street.

The dining room seats ~30 and the dueling bars at the back of the restaurant seats 18.

Photo by Alyssa Blumstein Photography

Today, Thursday, June 13, Chef Leigh Whittaker will open the doors to her new restaurant Le Mari, which means “the husband” in French. The 1,300-sqft restaurant and bar on 259 Newbury Street was the former location of Bar à vin 1855. Now, it has been transformed into a Parisian-style eatery with a pair of patios, a mix of traditional seating, and a French mural along exposed brick.

On the menu, guests can try entrees like sea bass, steak frites, and Lion’s Mane. There are shareable items including scallops + duck fat gaufrettes along with pasta dishes like cacio e pepe. Plus, a seasonal variety of soups and salads.

In addition to an extensive list of wines, sip on cocktails like the “I’ve Studied Abroad” made with locally-owned Velo Vodka, or the "(Not) a Basic B*tch Spritz” with cherry, apple, mango, and cava. Bonus: Sip on a zero-proof option like the Phony-Negroni or Amaro Soda.

Le Mari will be open for dinner service Tuesday through Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Follow along on Instagram for updates.

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