Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Detroit / Eastern Michigan
  4. Detroit
  5. Birmingham
Mare Mediterranean, Birmingham, MI

Mare Mediterranean

4.5
4.5
130 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

A new, modern seafood restaurant with Greek, Italian and Spanish influences

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 940-5525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sean Force

  • Private party facilities

    The Silver Rock Room- Private dining, audio visual, seats 35 The Wine Cellar Room - Private dining, audio visual, seats 14The Starlight Lounge - Comfy couches, chairs and tables, seats 25

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    Bates

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

  • Detroit

    Seafood

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular night! Celebrated Hubby’s birthday and our anniversary.. amazing staff and the food was absolutely perfect and our server Mitchell rocked! We can’t wait to visit again! 10/10 ⭐️💛

  2. DP

    DPS1

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Loved the design. Very sexy. Service was solid. Food was ok. Had the Dover Sole. Was not hot. . .Lots of bones (more than normal.) Lived in NYC for 10 years. . .Charging NYC prices which is fine but need to work out the kinks.

  3. JS

    JenS

    Central Coast

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1

    Couldn't have a full meal our party of two was sat beside a loud party and we could barely have a conversation. Waitress could barely hear us. Totally understand if it was packed but there were plenty of other empty tables they could have seated us. When we mentioned the noise we were told "it's a good thing you aren't sitting out there" (main room) which actually was better.

  4. F

    Frieda

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    A little disappointed : ( I expected the food to be expensive but the prices for the portion size were outrageous! The food was tasty (we ordered about 9 different things to try) but nothing super amazing. There are other Mediterranean and seafood places with better food that is cheaper. Be ware of the "Greek fried potatoes"- which were $15 French fries with no seasonings or anything. Not to mention it was packed, very loud, and service was horrible. We had reservations at 8 and did not even get our drink order taken until 9- sat there starving and thirsty. Food took forever. Did not leave until almost 11 pm. I would suggest this place for 1-2 apps and a cocktail only, better off going to Joe Muir for a nice seafood meal!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    Great concept.AWFUL execution!!! Waited 2+ hours with no food. Ordered appetizers and they came with the main course. Asked about the desserts they offered when we ordered our meal and the waiter told us to wait to order them because most would probably be gone. AWFUL place!! Won’t be back!!

  6. MB

    MonicaB

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    delicious fish, would definitely come back!

  7. l

    litak

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    We are aware when going to B'ham, one pays for the location, but the portions (4 scallops on a entree!) chicken rather dry and the cost.......did not justify the cost or visit and lastly $10./ for Valet parking!!! You do realize we just went thru 2 yrs. of a pandemic. Needless to say, we weren't impressed

  8. s

    sfgirl

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was outstanding! The menu was a bit confusing and not well explained by our server. I only kind of understood because I had read reviews. Everything was really great, but it was Really expensive. The fish we chose was over $300 for three people which was more than we expected. We dine out at least twice a week in Birmingham and while we will return, it will probably not be part of our regular rotation.

  9. RN

    RickN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service and ambience was excellent. Pricey but the seafood was certainly fresh / flown in so it stands to reason.

  10. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner at Mare. All dishes flawlessly executed. We shared a salt baked fish amongst 4 for the main dish which was excellent although we had to wait a while for it to be cooked. Given it’s primarily a fish restaurant their wine list could use some more white options. All in all a great experience while being very fully priced.

  11. P

    Paquita

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food, a bit pricey, a bit noisy for a family dinner

  12. A

    Aitha1

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server, Katie, was wonderful! She was so knowledgable and answered all of our questions. Food was so delicious. We can’t wait to go back/1

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2

    The fried calamari was tough not good,,pasta dishes made both of us mildly sick.

  14. RB

    RobertB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ceviche, frutti di Mare appetizer, octopus appetizer were out of this world. An excellent Caesar salad and an exceptional vegetable risotto. The best crème brûlée I’ve ever had.Those were my experiences. I’ve been here three times and each one was better than the next.

  15. MK

    MoeK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    overall its very good little pricey, fish test amazing.

  16. DP

    DebraP

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1

    The fish was excellent . The staff was trying but not attentive. The noice level was off the charts. We had to scream at each other to hear was anyone of us was saying. When we mentioned it to the hostess she shrugged her schoolers and said “ well, it’s a restaurant “. The valets were snooty. I have never written of such a disappointing experience before this one. Obviously we will not go back and suggest to our friends not to go the restaurant.

  17. EA

    EmilA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food was just as any other restaurant of the the same standing but with the difference that at this one you pay three times more.

  18. M

    Montanefoodie

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Would liked to have had the music a bit quieter. Overall too loud to have an intimate conversation. Split Carpaccio three ways and had only five crostini to share. Wine was served before we finished our cocktails and approximately 30 minutes before our main courses were served.

  19. J

    Jeff

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    our new favorite restaurant in metro detroit, great food and service

  20. M

    Maryf

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great meal, excellent service!!! Wish the portions were a little bigger, but everything was fabulous!

  21. CB

    ChickieB

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2

    Not an enjoyable experience for us. When we go out to eat, part of the fun is to enjoy the company of our companions. It was a challenge to do so here because it was crowded and entirely too loud to hear each other. Didn't help to have a screaming toddler seated right behind us on top of all the noise, mixed with music. The concept of choosing your fish is a good one, except at 5:30 they were out of the Dover Sole which is what I wanted. You pay for the entire fish and it is by the pound, so it is an expensive meal. Especially when you add appetizers, and sides. What we did order was well prepared and tasty. The service was friendly and attentive. But this will be our first and last time at this restaurant. If you like noise and loud diners, this is for you. It just wasn't for us.

  22. NG

    NotGoodFood

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Decor is nice, food is mediocre, portion sizes are laughable, service is (maybe a sign of the times) hard to get. The fish I had was the Emperor it was not too bad but at $80/pound I would have expected it to be a little better and accompanied by something more than a mere 5 leaves of Swiss chard.

  23. L

    Love2eat

    Detroit

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Mare Mediterranean is a beautiful restaurant. The lighting is particularly attractive. And the service is great. However, the meals are extremely expensive and it is just plain noisy! We went with friends for a special occasion dinner and, unfortunately, spent much of the dinner bemoaning the cost of the entrees. The crowd is young and apparently accustomed to very high-priced menus.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another amazing meal!! Curtis was our server and he was great and love the ladies at the hostess desk!

  25. RB

    RuthanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    our server, Curtis, was attentive and well versed re the menu offers and market fish all of which was very helpful.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the foo, drink and service

  27. EF

    ElaineF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A little too noisy. Delicious food. Expensive great service.

  28. O

    Overpriced

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    The cost of the fish was simply outrageous. The quality of the food and presentation was excellent. The atmosphere was chic and impressive.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant!! The food is incredible & so fresh. Love the ambiance

  30. e

    ericl

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Fish baked in salt was delicious. We should have asked how much it was before ordering. It ended up being $320 for 3-4 servings. Service was also a little slow.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful ! Food , drinks and decor was excellent !!! Noise level was too loud .

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Manager was awful Told me I was lying about me steak Food and waitstaff were great.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went there it is new and really liked it.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service

  35. EH

    EricH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was fresh, light and delicious. The Porgy fish grilled was cooked perfectly and went very well with the mixture of mushrooms we ordered. The service was very attentive without being overbearing, and we will dine here again.

  36. RB

    RobertB

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    awesome place, next lvl seafood, on the same lvl as oak and reel in Detroit and nobody else is on either of there lvl in Michigan period.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First class all the way

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oh my GOSH this was amazing. We started with the salmon sashimi (out of this world) and the shrimp. Warm rosemary bread. We picked out our fish & the way we wanted it cooked. It was filleted for us tableside. Sides were awesome and the dessert was impeccable. Exemplary service. We will be back.

  39. AS

    AmmarS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great food! Portions were very small. A bit over priced. It’s definitely loud in there

  40. AJ

    AdamJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was absolutely amazing! Food was great and the staff was very helpful and attentive. Will be back for sure!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Mare Mediterranean is rated 4.5 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Mare Mediterranean

115 Willits St Birmingham, MI 48009-3317

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bates

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Force

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (248) 940-5525

  • Private party facilities

    The Silver Rock Room- Private dining, audio visual, seats 35 The Wine Cellar Room - Private dining, audio visual, seats 14The Starlight Lounge - Comfy couches, chairs and tables, seats 25

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo