Marea
Marea

Marea

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marea-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2125825100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm ; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

    Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 11:30 - 2:30
    (daily limited bar menu from 2:30 till dinner)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jared Gadbaw
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Marea offers a private dining space that seats up to 16ppl. In addition, we have a space that can seat up to 30ppl, and a lounge that can seat up to 28ppl.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Stadmeyer 2125825100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: Marea is located near Columbus Circle, a hub for the A, B, C, D and 1 subways lines. One block east and one block south at 57th St. and 7th Ave guests may utilize either the N, Q, R, W subway lines.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Central Parking Systems, 345 West 58th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue). To reserve parking at Central Parking System at the Time Warner Center, please call CenterCharge (212-721-6500). Patrons can reserve either matinee (10am - 6pm) or evening (4pm - midnight) spots. Parking fees are $35 for Sun-Wed and $36 for Thu-Sat. Patrons can reserve up until 3pm the day before for matinee performances, and 3pm the day of for evening performances.
A word from Marea
Marea Ristorante, located in one of Manhattans most storied addresses, features Chef Michael White's ode to Italian seafood. From his trademark handmade pastas to his fresh crudo and whole fish, Chef White is committed to reinventing the notion of seafood in New York.
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Marea reviews from OpenTable diners
652 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (445)fit for foodies (410)notable wine list (293)romantic (234)great for lunch (166)hot spot (110)neighborhood gem (82)good for groups (77)great for brunch (51)vibrant bar scene (49)late-night find (31)scenic view (27)great for outdoor dining (12)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Outstanding Menu!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We came here for our 10 year anniversary dinner, and it did not disappoint! Every single thing we ordered on the menu was fantastic. We absolutely plan to go back. Service was top notch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't go wrong!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Marea has to be one of the top Italian restaurants in NYC, if not the best. Their menu is wide and their dishes are very elaborate and interesting. If you want a difference experience with dishes that challenge you and excite you. Marea is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful~
    LunchPatron
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of our favorite places in the area of Columbus Circle. The 4-course $99 fixed-price dinner is a great value; the $24 flute of kir royale is not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Who does that??
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    So Marea is everything people have written here previously. The food is great, as is the service. The problem? While we were waiting for dinner, we had a class of champagne at the bar. My husband witnessed the bar back pour vodka (or whatever clear liquid it was), from a glass on a tray, back into a bottle of Grey Goose. When we had poured half of the glass in, he decided to smell it, and then poured in the remaining amount. This is completely unacceptable in any restaurant, however, it is really unacceptable in a place like this that is not exactly inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pleasant lunch near Central Park
    robbie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Marea lives up to their status as Michelin recommended restaurant. if they can serve lunch a bit faster that would be perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant and delicious
    paprikajVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We chose Marea to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. Once again, each bite was a joy. We love the beautiful dining room. We were also very pleased that our request for a table b the window was honored and when we asked to turn the AC down, the waiter was able to make us much more comfortable. It was a lovely meal and and the huckleberry tart was sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good atmosphere with good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Good Food, nice atmosphere with elegance but feels comfortable. Highly recommended when you want to eat well in the company of someone special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Year after year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My wide and I go to Marea for our anniversary every year. It never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Spot
    LaFleurVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We've eaten here many times and it is consistently the best restaurant in Manhattan (and beyond). World class on every level, and definitely worth the expense. Already looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sea food in NYC
    lfensina
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Marea is one of those spectacular sea food restaurants, and it's affordable for lunch (of course for a restaurant of its type - around $50 per person). I strongly recommend it for everyone that loves sea food, fish and a really good food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rather Disappointing
    californiafoodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    With it being ranked so high on the world list of restaurants, I expected more. Our wait person was the highlight of the meal. The pastas and fish were very average. Yet, the dining room was packed--which made it a constant scurry of people back and forth. At one point in the evening, a round table top and two chairs were carried overhead, past dinners, out of the dining room. No a very classy move.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining
    danngeralyn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is THE place my wife took me to for my birthday a couple of years ago, and this year where I took her for hers. We don't live in NY, but we love coming here after a play on a special occasion. The food and service are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence and value at NYC's #3
    wriskit
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our first time but not our last time. Our 50th wedding anniversary celebration dinner was a total success. Every dish was fabulous but the charred octopus appetizer was in a class by itself and as part of a four course dinner for $99 in NYC's #3 restaurant (amazing). The pasta with clams was superb, the sea bass perfection, the dessert a final touch. My wife's ala carte crispy oyster app and poached 2-inch high snowy white halibut main were equally delicious. The bottle of dry Italian sparkling wine a worthy accompaniment to each dish. With decor, ambiance, service and advice of the highest calibre, this was a meal to remember forever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special for Special Occasions
    WestchesterGlenn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very fine dining. Certainly more of a seafood specialty selection than Italian. Not for those looking for value or traditional selection. Amazing service and very tasty dishes. Hard not to order four course price fixed offer for $99. Lots of great food. Full wine selection. Definitely pricey but worth it for special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    Minnie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second time to visit Marea. Since we had companies from our country Japan, my husband & I decided to take them to Marea because our first visit was just wonderful. Four of us ordered 5 courses lunch and all of them were so good! In addition, their services were magnificent!! We will definitely go back to enjoy both great food & wonderful service! Thank you very much~!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    mk11201
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    hands down one of the best restaurants in nyc: exceptional food and fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Italian Seafood Gem
    jpc1040VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Couldn't get in at Le Bernadin so I tried Marea in the same general neighborhood. Was a little anxious based on some recent reviews. I can tell you Marea is hitting on all cylinders. From the warm welcome, to the helpful sommelier, the creative food and watchful service, my wife and I had a memorable evening. We each had the 4 course dinner. I highly recommend the lobster antipasti and the black sea bass. The background music started out a little peppy but mellowed around 8 p.m. Hope to return many times on future trips to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • harri
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    everything was superb one of our best dinning experiences in a while
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • impeccable service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Highly recommend. The pasta with sea urchin was amazing as the dessert. Nothing to do with this restaurant, I only disappoint on Nouvelle cuisine, I rather a little bit bigger portions... But in place like this you expect tasting environment. Excellent sommelier and waiter.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I treated my cousin and his son during their visit to NY and we all had the $99 prixe fixe. Every single bite of each of the 4 courses was magnificent! The seasoning was spot on and enhanced the dish and it's natural flavors. I can't decide whether this beats Jean George's in my book but I have been raving about this meal for days and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service tonight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Marea is a great restaurant. We had an inattentive waiter and very slow service that resulted in a challenging evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall, amazing pastas
    nuvysta
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were there at diner, service was efficient, polite. All was great, pastas were as usual amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent cuisine, especially loved lobster-burrata starter. Slightly stuffy for my taste but very professional staff. The food is certainly worth a visit. Ambiance appealing but nothing special.
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  • Good
    Rafael
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was looking for the best italian restaurant in NY and took Marea out of some of the lists that are on internet. No doubt that the restaurant is good, but I was really expecting something more special or even outstanding. The sommelier was so helpful and the service was ok. We would like to know more about the menu, since we only tried a few things.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Highly recommended
    Renato
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great for seafood lovers prepared in a remarkable good taste of Italian fusion cuisine
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Cam12
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was the thing that didn't help my night
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great place
    jupiter10
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Perfect italian style New York restaurant, located central park South. Wonderful ambiance, very pleasant lightning - yes it matters - and above all delicious food. We even had a Gevrey Chambertin, which, as everyone knows, was Napoléon's wine (he used to drink one single glass at...11 am every morning).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent choice!
    MrsK
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very well located restaurant, great food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs work
    yvrnw
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Second time here. Food still fantastic. Service still needs work. 45 mins. after having been seated and no one asked if we wanted a drink, offered an amuse bouche or bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    FoodieKazVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had originally visited Marea when many years ago. I was not impressed, could not have been a better experience this time. We ordered the 4 course prix fixe, we were already full after course 2. Every problem we had was fixed beyond our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ca11Fo
    Ca11Fo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food. Great staff. Congratulations to the management. Fantastic restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marea restaurant
    New2newyork
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Marea is a good place to dine before going to the theatre. It was hard to find the restaurant as it's at Columbus Circle and it appears to be in an office building. They have a great wine list, our meals were very good and the service was excellent. They feature a 4 or 5 course price fixe option but I'm not a big fan of those. Pastas are all home made, and our entrees were well portioned. They called in the morning to confirm our reservation, and asked if we needed transportation to the theatre. That was a nice touch. The prices are reasonable. I recommend Marea for a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marea
    Vouvou
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent food. Highly recommend the Funghi risotto and the scampi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it.
    ramen65
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food,Great service, It was second time for me and my daughters, just good as we remembered. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is a restaurant of Notability. Service and seating are fantastic. Great noise level. The best service you could ever ask for. The wine list and Sommelier are extraordinary. The menu is creative and mostly inspired. The preparation of the food was good and presentation excellent. The food was definitively over salted showing a lack of attention to execution. All of the ingredients were fresh and of the highest quality. Some other examples of the execution besides over salting were the lack of crispy skin on the sea bass and the uninspired presentation of a melting three scoops of ice cream. Like I said, we had a spectacular time and have no regrets, however with service and ambience so extraordinary plz Execute better
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always among the best!
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Georges and the staff are always attentive and accommodating. The food is unique and tasteful. I'm adicted to the polipo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice!
    OtavioSFarahVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great choice for a nice dinner after broadway shows!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food
    MF28
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place was recommended to us...glad we came food is unbelievable ...best Italian I have had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marea is great!
    robertbernstein
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have eaten at Marea twice, and both times the entire experience was a delight. The dishes are interesting and beautifully prepared. The spices are subtle and bring out the natural flavors. Portions are perfect: not too large, but more than enough. The wine list is huge and spans the spectrum of varieties and prices, but they never tried to push a more expensive wine. They also poured carefully, not trying to finish the bottle quickly and make you order another. Our waiter was very helpful, but neither condescending nor overly solicitous. Service was prompt, but we never felt rushed. The prix fixe dinner is a real bargain for this quality of dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So delicious we cried
    TTHope
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Original & exquisite meal. Our large party was treated so well- without question seamless phenomenal service. If you can make it here-run don't walk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.