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Due Mari

78 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1227
+1 732-296-1600
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“branzino” (21 reviews)
“pasta” (46 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
78 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1227
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK this restaurant does not compare with Michael White's NYC locations but it is far superior to other suburb Italian restaurants. We greatly enjoyed the squid ink spaghetti with clams (not many) and sausage and the baked stuffed lobster. Service and wine by the glass...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here for a business meal. The service was slow but otherwise the dinner was excellent. Good high end Italian food. Quite expensive but you get what you pay for.

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Chef White's 2 NYC restaurants, to the amazing Central Park Marea, proudly distinguished by 2 Michelin stars, and Al Fiori, studded by 1 Michelin star. Being to Marea twice, and having enjoyed the food immensely, we had certain minimal expectations regarding...More

Altamarea G, General Manager at Due Mari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you felt the food at Due Mari was inferior in any way to our other Altamarea Group restaurants. Each one has a certain style and focus and is overseen by our culinary team. Your comments are appreciated.

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The service at this establishment was first rate. The waitstaff was both patient and helpful. Unfortunately we found the food to be disappointing. My wife has celiac, and we made it clear from the start that she had a gluten allergy. Lo and behold when...More

1  Thank Scott G
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Don't know where to start, atmosphere is very intimate, very nice staff, these what I had for appetizer a creamy mozzarella, bell pepper coponata, roasted almonds, charred broccolini, garlic crostini, basil and for main course I was not able to finish (took home) but I...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Hands-down the best dining experience in the area, excellent service and outstanding wine list. Perfect for business dinners; dining room is set up for convivial groups. Portions are perfectly sized and we always, always have a great experience here.

Thank NineRavens
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Fantastic food - 5 stars, Average service - 3 stars - result in overall 4 stars interesting delicious cocktails, nice wine list Price fixe -4 fantastic courses for $65, very nice size portions salads/appetizers fantastic, pasta terrific, main dishes - short rib out of this...More

Thank hermsherm
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I would like to give 5 stars but the espresso made with pods precludes a 5 star review. How can a restaurant of this quality make such poor espresso? I will never order an espresso here again, The service is excellent, cocktails are generous and...More

Thank Coffeechip
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

As soon as you walk through the door you can see the level of restaurant you have entered and it only gets better the service is excellent along with the atmosphere and the food is as I say AMAZING coo does to the chiefs the...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018

My son and I went to Due Mari based on excellent reviews. The food was good, service mediocre... there was one dish that my son said tasted *off* so we returned it to the kitchen. The Matre'd came over and seemed insulted and questioned my...More

Thank Karen P
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2 October 2016|
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Response from DATucker2014 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend more upscale. Dress or casual slacks with shirt or casual jacket. Women in dress of dress slacks.
Jennifer S
28 February 2015|
Response from Vanessa V | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they can or not. I suggest you call the restaurant directly and discuss your needs.
Jennifer S
28 February 2015|
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Response from Daniel K | Reviewed this property |
We went there with a vegan and he was well satisfied with the menu possibilities. So I would respond in the positive. Nice restaurant, enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1227
    (Neilson St.)
  • Public Transportation: New Jersey transit - Train (NE Corridor) and bus
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-296-1600
  • E-mail
Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group are excited to invite you to Due Mari. Located in the heart of New Brunswick, New Jersey, Due Mari, meaning "two seas" in Italian, opened its doors in September 2008. Due Mari keeping true to its name, features the freshest seafood from around the world and Chef White's authentic Italian cuisine. Upon entering Due Mari, you are greeted by bright blue, aqua and cream tones. Our sleek, vibrant circular bar, located in the center of the restaurant, invites guests to linger with a cocktail or enjoy our full menu. Due Mari is a place to meet family, friends and new acquaintances in a convivial atmosphere. In addition to the freshest Italian seafood, Due Mari's menu also features a wide selection of Chef White's signature handmade pastas and choice grilled meats. The broad range of cuisine, both inland and coastal, covers traditional and modern influences, allowing Chef Michael White and his culinary team an open canvas from which to draw on. Due Mari's seasonal and regional influences can be seen throughout each course of the menu with dishes like the Polipo: grilled octopus, pickled onion, celery, taggiasca olive. Or the Spada: local grilled swordfish, swiss chard, white bean, acqua pazza. The wine list at Due Mari offers guests a varied selection from the major wine regions of Italy. The wines are selected to compliment the cuisine for a harmonious dining experience. Whether they are looking for a well-known treasure or small, boutique wineries, the list provides guests the opportunity to explore Italy's myriad of wine styles. The list also includes selections from France and the United States for guests wishing to enjoy great wines from regions outside Italy. The extensive wine list is complimented by world-renowned mixologist, Eben Freeman's irresistible cocktail and bar list. Due Mari offers private and semi-private dining spaces for any type of event. From corporate functions to personal celebrations, luncheons, and cocktail parties, we're happy to customize all aspects of your event to create a memorable experience. Due Mari is thrilled to be a part of the New Jersey community, alongside our sister restaurant, Osteria Morini in Bernardsville. We look forward to welcoming you.
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