Maré is Chef Eric Greenspan’s third spot in Los Angeles, located on Hyperion in Silverlake. Along with their airy interior and delicious European-style seafood and cocktails, Maré is the perfect place for a romantic date night or dinner with friends. It is also right next door to The Friend bar, which we covered in last week’s Grasie Guide.
I recently stopped in for dinner and everything we ordered was delicious! It’s a small menu with lots of highlights. To drink, I had what might be my favorite cocktail for summer, the “Feria de Jalisco”, which is made with tequila, muddled strawberries and basil…yum! For dinner, every table is greeted with warm, complimentary bread and nuts (why is bread so delicious?!). We started our meal with the “Saffron Rice Balls” and the “Crudite of Vegetables,” which was a beautiful array of fresh vegetables and sauces.
Our main dish was a build-your-own shellfish dish, where you pick the type of shellfish (clams, black mussels, or shrimp) and the type of broth you want to create the dish. It also comes with a side of buttery pasta and a soft-boiled egg. We went with the shrimp and the “Spicy Sausage Romesco” broth, and it was amazing! This shellfish dish is Maré’s signature and should not be missed. Overall, Maré is a new local favorite (I’ve been there 4 times already!) and definitely Grasie approved.