The reputation preceding it doesn’t exactly scream “fancy” – burgers, fries and fried chicken would be considered more its remit. There’s lobster on the menu, served classically and without a hint of irony. On the surface, Mary’s serving lobster and steak frites in a jazz club may seem jarring. Whereas upstairs at Mary’s Circular Quay the waitstaff blares ’90s music and serves burgers. We do not seek or accept payment from the cafes, restaurants, bars and shops listed in the Directory – inclusion is at our discretion. Mary's Underground Circular Quay Menu - View the Menu for Mary's Underground Sydney on Zomato for Delivery, Dine-out or Takeaway, Mary's Underground menu and prices. Every week young musicians from around Sydney are invited to put their hands up and play a gig. The vibe can lurch wildly from smooth and restrained to full-blown party. The stage here has hosted names such as Herbie Hancock and Prince. He’s behind the program at Mary’s Underground, which leans heavily on jazz but in a more updated mode than people came to expect from The Basement. The wine list leans Australian, natural and organic, and its poured by well-respected Sydney sommelier Charles Leong and chosen by Mary's wine director Caitlyn Ress, who used to run the wine show at Fred’s. Downstairs, at Underground, it’s a different story. The focus is on classic flavours, served thoughtfully and sourced carefully. It's a mixed bag, but it's always fun. But look just a tiny bit below the superficial and you’ll see that this thoughtful streak has been there all along, in everything from the top-notch ingredients Mary’s uses in its popular burgers to the natural wine it helped pioneer in Sydney. Broadsheet is a trade mark used under licence by Broadsheet Media Pty Ltd from BM IP Pty Ltd as trustee for the BM IP Trust. Mary’s Underground. Downstairs, at Underground, it’s a different story. Whereas upstairs at Mary’s Circular Quay the waitstaff blares ’90s music and serves burgers. Mary's Underground Sydney; Mary's Underground, Circular Quay; Get Menu, Reviews, Contact, Location, Phone Number, Maps and more for Mary's Underground Restaurant on Zomato There’s lobster on the menu, served classically and without a hint of irony. Some bands will play one night a week for a few months, others for just a couple of weeks. Above an iconic live music venue. Get the best of Broadsheet straight to your inbox, © 2020 Broadsheet Media. Co-owner Jake Smyth's long-standing suppliers source him everything from the aforementioned duck to little purple potatoes from Tasmania, which are turned into a salad. Home; From Jake & Kenny; Events + Enquiries; Mary's On Top; Circular Quay ; Mary's Underground; Newtown; Melbourne; CBD Castlereagh; Ratpiss (Circular Quay). The best fucking burgers in the world next door to the best fucking Harbour Bridge in the world. There’s dry-aged duck from a special dry-ageing room, where they get the skin nice and dry for complexity of flavour. There’s dry-aged duck from a special dry-ageing room, where they get the skin nice and dry for complexity of flavour. They’ve even booked a house band. Maps ©. The band leader presides over a five-piece of New Orleans-style brass and drums players. Circular Quay ; Mary's Underground; Newtown ; Melbourne; CBD Castlereagh; Menu. Venue profiles are written by independent freelancers paid by Broadsheet. When the Mary’s guys took over The Lansdowne pub in Chippendale, they enlisted booker Josef Muller to be its head of music. It might seem like a change of tack from the notoriously over-the-top Mary's gang, but considering Smyth and co-owner Kenny Graham both have backgrounds in restaurant-style dining, this is more of a return to the beginning than a brand new one. Everything at Mary's Underground makes a weird kind of sense. Mary's Underground Menu They play every Friday night. Mary's Underground is a restaurant and jazz bar in the space formerly occupied by live music venue The Basement, which entertained Sydney for 45 years.