Maré (Santa Monica)

Modern Mediterranean

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With locations in Melrose and Santa Monica, Maré serves elegant, European-inspired seafood in their intimate locales (the Melrose location also boasting a garden patio). Dishes include the likes of a range of shellfish (clams, mussels, shrimp served in vegetable-based broths), roasted whole branzino in fig-pomegranate glaze or grilled skirt steak in chimichurri and sea urchin butter. Drink offerings include global wines, craft beers and cocktails of both the French-inspired aperitivo variety (Lillet Blanc, yellow Chartreuse, citrus) or fruit-muddled (rum, melon, cane).

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Menu for Maré (Santa Monica)

Main Menu

First Tastes

  • Hugo's Caramelized French Onion Soup grilled filet of beef, gruyere, crispy ciabatta
  • Jiraffe Classic Tomato Tart Valdivia Farms tomatoes, burrata cheese, caramelized balsamic onions, basil, ratatouille, and olive sauces
  • Roasted Organic Beet Salad caramelized walnuts, dried cherries, goat cheese cream, banyuls-ginger vinaigrette
  • Organic Spinach Salad baby gold beets, smoked bacon, marinated red onions, fruit and nut croutons, crumbled goat cheese, raspberry bacon vinaigrette
  • Organic Mixed Greens carrots, cucumbers, raddish, red onion, croutons, red wine dressing
  • Raw Taste of the Ocean
  • Sautéed Wild Pacific shrimp salad "Scampi Style" baby arugula, white beans, shaved fennel, golden raisins, olive lemon vinaigrette
  • Prosciutto Formaggio parma prosciutto, wild arugula, burrata
  • Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef Carpaccio Truffle infused olive oil, sea salt
  • Red Deep Sea Crab Cake Parsnip puree, crab raviolini, citrus nage

Share Tastes

  • Purple Peruvian Gnocchi with rock shrimp Pearl onions, Mandarin tomato concasse, and herb-infused tomato nage
  • Sweet corn Agnolotti corn emulsion, parmesan, infused black truffle butter
  • Black Linguini Red deep sea crab, light spicy cherry tomato sauce
  • Tagliatelle Bolognese Rancho San Julian beef and Mangalitsa pork Bolognese
  • Margarita Pizza Ravioli Homemade oven dried tomato, parmesan & burrata ravioli, lemon basil, garlic crouton, fresh tomato-basil sauce, aged balsamic

Principal Plate

  • Crispy Scottish Salmon "Premium Loch Duart" braised fennel, parsnip puree, balsamic nage
  • Almond Crusted Rainbow Trout Sweet white corn, roasted red peppers, spinach, roasted cremini mushrooms, capers, lemon brown butter sauce
  • Coriander Crusted Ahi Tuna chilled organic soba noodles, farmers market baby bok choy shiitake mushrooms, lemongrass ginger broth
  • Roasted Jidori chicken garden ragout of sweet white corn, petit peas, pearl onions, Weiser Farms French fingerling potatoes, carrots and roasted chicken jus
  • Angus Filet of Beef organic swiss chard, crispy pancetta, red flame grapes, spiced apple potato gratin, madeira beef jus
  • Prime Caramelized Pork Chop Chieftain long grain wild rice, smoked bacon, Spiced-apple chutney, and aged cider sauce
  • Pan Roasted Rack of Lamb roasted yellowfin potato samosas, curried vegetable moussaka, thyme scented lamb jus
    Half Rack $32.00
    Full Rack $60.00
  • Black Angus New York Steak for two Potato parmesan gratin, baked tomato, braised little gem lettuce, port wine shallots, green peppercorn natural veal reduction, served in a cast iron skillet
    22oz $78.00

Dessert Menu


  • Affogato Hazelnut Gelato, shot of "Conservatory" espresso, almond biscotti
  • Chocolate Truffle Cake vanilla ice cream
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding candied walnuts, vanilla ice cream, and toffee sauce
  • Lisa's Fresh Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich vanilla ice cream
  • Halsey Mousse Bombe chocolate and caramel sauce

Wine Menu


  • Devaux, Grande Reserve, France, NV
  • Crémant d'Alsace Rose, Brut, France, NV
  • Pommery, Brut Royal Apage, France, NV
  • Bollinger, "Special Cuvee" Brut, France, NV

White Wine

  • Rose (Pinot Noir), Abiouness, Carneros, 2013
  • Cote de Gascogne Blanc, Domaine Saint Lannes, 2012
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Le Pich, Napa Valley, 2012
  • Sancerre Blanc, Domaine Paul Prieur, Loire Valley, 2012
  • Chardonnay, Trefethen, Napa Valley, 2011
  • Chardonnay, Boheme, Sonoma Coast, 2010
  • Chardonnay, Flowers, Sonoma Coast, 2012
  • Pinot Grigio, Palmina, Santa Barbara County, 2012
  • Savignon Blanc, Honig, Napa Valley, 2012
  • Vin de Pays des cotes catalanes, Domaine Gardies, Mas Las Cabes, Roussillion, 2011
  • Riesling, Grand Cru, Hubert Meyer, Alsace, 2011
  • Viognier, Bodega Rancho, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2012
  • Pouilly Fuisse, "Vielles Vignes" Domaine Vassigaud, Burgundy, 2009

Red Wine

  • Pinot Noir, Morgan, "12 Clones", Santa Lucia Highlands, 2012
  • Bourgogne, Domaine Borgeot, Burgundy, France, 2011
  • Cotes-du-Rhone, Jean Royer, Le Petit Roy, France, 2012
  • Red Blend, Clos de los Siete, Argentina, 2010
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Hope, Sanoma County, 2012
  • Malbec, La Posta, Argentina, 2012
  • Volnay, 1er cru, "Clos des Chenes", Moillard, 2010
  • Pinot Noir, Hilliard Bruce, "Earth", Santa Rita Hills, 2011
  • Pinot Noir, Higgs-Boson, Carneros, 2012
  • Pinot Noir, Macphail, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley, 2011
  • Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier/Syrah, Flowers, "Perennial", Sonoma, 2010
  • Chambolle-Misgny, Bernard Munier, Gilly-les-Citeauz, France, 2010
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Ultraviolet, Napa Valley, 2012
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, For a Song, Columbia Valley, Washington State, 2012
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Le Pich, Napa Valley, 2010
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Heitz, Napa Valley, 2009
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, La Jota Vineyards, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, 2011
  • Cabernet Sauvignon/Cab Franc/Merlot, Justin, "Isosceles", Paso Robles, 2010

502 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Intimate, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Outdoor Dining, Singles
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: 310-917-6671
  • Private Dining Room: No