Mare Rooftop prides itself on providing a one of a kind upscale dining experience that you can enjoy while taking in the breathtaking 360-degree views of Providence and the Seekonk River. Their glass enclosed rooftop venue allows for the outdoors to come in, no matter the season. Mare Rooftop has two outside decks, as well as igloos that you can rent out for private dining during the winter months!
Their menu is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and focused on healthy recipes that are made with local sustainable ingredients. Mare partners with many Rhode Island vendors who help to source those ingredients and employ local staff members, including Narragansett Bay Lobsters, The Town Dock, Venda Ravioli, and Wayland Bakery.
The restaurant’s mission is to create a memorable experience for each guest by providing superior food and service, in a singularly beautiful restaurant setting. This is the perfect spot to go to for a fun night out with friends, a date night, or for a celebration! Check out some of our favorite items on the menu that you must try during your visit.
THE BEST BITES.
For starters, order the Grilled Octopus, Charcuterie Board, or the Oysters Carbonara. The Grilled Octopus is Mediterranean octopus topped with a corn puree, orange, fennel, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. Not to mention, 50 cents from every Grilled Octopus sold is donated to the Rhode Island Food Bank!
When it comes to a Charcuterie Board, you can never go wrong, but the one at Mare Rooftop is truly to die for! The Charcuterie Board includes Italian meats and assorted soft and hard cheeses, with classic accompaniments. It also includes honey and seasonal fruit!
And the Oysters Carbonara is perfect for seafood lovers – local oysters topped with bacon, arugula, mascarpone, black pepper, as well as breadcrumbs.
For a savory entrée, try the Mike’s Hot Honey pizza, Rigatoni Bolognese, or the Braised Short Rib. The Mike’s Hot Honey pizza is the perfect pizza for spicy lovers! It is topped with seasonal cherry, burrata, hot honey, basil, as well as garlic. It is so delectable that you will want an entire pizza just to yourself!
For the Italian lovers, the Rigatoni Bolognese is a must-try. It is pork, beef, and veal ragu, fresh basil, and pecorino romano.
And, the Braised Short Rib is served with roasted seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, as well as topped with a port wine demi-glace.
And, if you are in the mood for a salad, you cannot go wrong with the Harvest Bean or Bufala salads! The Harvest Bean salad is mixed with garbanzos, cannellini, green beans, mint, ricotta salata, lemon, as well as extra virgin olive oil. And, the Bufala is topped with Italian buffalo mozzarella, organic tomatoes, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt.
THE SEASIDE SIPS.
In addition to a great wine and beer list, Mare Rooftop is also known for outstanding cocktails. There is truly a drink for everyone’s taste! When you visit, try the Crime of Passion, Spicy Paloma, Derby Drink, and the Rose Sangria.
The Crime of Passion is a great option for tequila lovers, mixed with Casamigos Blanco, Passoa passionfruit liqueur, lime, agave, and passionfruit puree, topped with an Aleppo chili salt rim.
If you are into tequila with a kick, the Spicy Paloma is the perfect option for you. The Spicy Paloma is mixed with Ghost tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup, as well as a splash of club soda.
If you are into Bourbon, you will go crazy for the Derby Drink, which is mixed with Redemption Bourbon, mint, honeydew, and a citrus house blend.
And, for wine lovers, the Rose Sangria is Rose wine mixed with rum, triple sec, macerated fruit, a splash of juice, and simple syrup!