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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Marea reviews from OpenTable diners
648 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (448)fit for foodies (422)notable wine list (292)romantic (239)great for lunch (162)hot spot (123)neighborhood gem (91)good for groups (74)vibrant bar scene (54)great for brunch (49)late-night find (30)scenic view (25)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Luxury dining
    Shelrocky
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It was a great dining experience, and the service was splendid. A great scenic view as well as wonderful ambiance
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofisticated but not complicated!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Amazing food and ambience. Kind and atencious service and great wine choices! Absolutely a must try in NYC!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and yet classic in options
    GermanMoyerVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent fresh produce, fillings, sauces and textures for fantastic seafood array of sea urchin, oysters, scallops, fish, lobster....and fresh filled pasta options with tidbits of fun pickled vegetables, along with dry roasted beef and lamb. Fall in full bloom. The Italian wine list is superb. Desserts include a great chocolate and black/ green olives tart. BRAVO!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • almost...
    alze
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Awesome food and atmosphere. Service is slightly off. Otherwise worth the wait. We return on a regular basis
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Fish, Excellent Dining
    wigstheoneVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Had lunch on a recent Tuesday. While not inexpensive, the prix fixe menu offers relatively good value. Had the Passera (fluke crudo) to start, which was light, fresh and delicious. Then had the Spigola Nera (black sea bass) as an entree, which was expertly prepared. As an aside, the foccacia is best avoided, as it is addictive. Service was good, but a little too standoffish/busy to match the cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • snapVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was my third time at the restaurant and I have never been disappointed. We ordered the ricci which was rich and fabulous. The lobster and burrata was a wonderful appetizer, followed by the strozzapreti-pasta with crab and sea urchin-rich, hearty, and delicious. Our server recommended a wonderful wine that matched our wishes in price and flavor. Since it was my birthday, we were presented with a second terrific dessert. This is a special occasion restaurant to go to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Wonderful afternoon!
    HJU424
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Marea was exellent--we were first shown a table for our party of six in the back which was not bad--but when I spoke to the Maitre D he changed our table to the main dining room (which is more for celebrity sightings--like Leslie Stahl (the correspondent). The atmosphere and service are wonderful--WE had salad and I had a squash soup with shrimp that I loved (portions are small, but imaginable.) OUr main dishes were mostly fish-like halibut with almonds, or mackeral, or a delicious pasta,etc. We ended with three "golfball" size scoops of outstanding gelato and coffee or tea. A delightful, memorable experience (our 2nd time there) and we shall return. HJU
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snob service
    femartini
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food from Michel White is amazing, but, unfortunately, the staff is very snob, treating poorly the clients. It´s a italian restaurant with a french service, what´s bad. From the hostess to the waiter everybody is nasty and don´t seem to try to give you a good experience. However, the food should definitely be tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    EmilioVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Marea it's been a really good restaurant for a long time, the Always keek the quality of food and service, I've been there many times and it's awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I dined at Marea this past week. The location has a great view being right across from Central Park. The server was friendly and down-to-earth. The food was excellent. What a relaxing dining experience. We loved it. During the apps, they brought a grilled octopus (on the house). It was one of the best things we'd ever eaten. Thank you Marea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch Tasting Menu
    CrunchyFriesVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been to Marea a few times for dinner (always amazing) and was taking a first time guest for lunch. We decided on the 5 course seafood tasting menu with wine pairings, which I would highly recommend to all. You get to try 4 amazing dishes with the last course being a dessert. The seafood is so fresh and every dish is delicately prepared. The service is also top-notch and elevates the overall dining experience. Marea is one of my all-time favorites and I will continue to sing its praises as long as they keep the crab and uni pasta on the menu =)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've been here several times and it's one of our favorite restaurant in the city! Fuscilli is a dish that everyone must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable.
    Adacosta
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My second time here, with almost three years in between. The first one, was a walk in, with no other reference than the crowded bar and the very nice host at the door. This time, an intended choice for a family dinner. And, once again, excellent and imaginative food, perfect service, enticing wine list. Can't ask for more. A bit noisy, maybe, but others would call it a vibrant scene, particularly at the bar. if you want a quieter setting, ask for a table at the back of the restaurant; if you like vibrant, check the tables right by the bar. Very well deserved two stars by Michelin, full five stars on my Open Table rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PammyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    All hype! Nothing special. Service excellent. Menu interesting. Presentation fair. Wouldn't bother going backn
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  • Fantastic dining experience
    PheasantPharmer
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had the 8-course tasting menu. Two words: pace yourself! Also budget a good three hours. For New York, a bargain at $150 per person. Service as impeccable as the food. Memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not interested
    Letdown
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I emailed them twice to let them know that we were coming from Australia to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. We requested a nice table and to make the experience a special one. They didn't acknowledge our email and were NOT INTERESTED. We were placed in the bar dining area at the back of the restaurant and not even in the main dining area. I thought the whole experience was a let down even though the food was acceptable. This is our 5th visit to NYC and have never experienced such abandonment in a restaurant and will make sure that we WILL NOT be recommending this restaurant to any of our friends and family who visit NYC quite regularly. Pathetic.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Caris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excelent food, waiter and somelier not very friendly. Great waiter helpers. I always return to this restaurant. The captain and somelier could improve their actitude towards clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food overlooking the Park
    KauaiVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is a outstanding place with food to die for. I had the two course business mans lunch consisting of the Octopus appetizer and the Halibut main course. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not enough for price
    LJD4VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Some of the food was excellent, some just good, some not good enough. Halibut was overcooked, A beautiful piece of fish but dry. Pricey and not particularly good wine list.
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    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michael White Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    From the moment that you are greeted by the host, George, you know that this will be an exceptional dining experience. He turns you over to a talented and attentive service team, including the wine stewart, Liz, who may navigate you through the impressive wine selection. The food is excellent, and the evening flows delightfully in the capable hands of the Marea team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ferraz
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Whenever we're in NY we always come to Marea...and it's just perfect! Place, food and service are impecable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Carlbelt
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I took my wife at Marea for her Birthday, service was on point, food was extraordinary, overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    AbcdVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I have been going to Marea about once a month since the start of the year. Our experience is consistently fantastic - great food, courteous, friendly and attentive service with great atmosphere. I highly recommend Marea.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    JulioVenezuela
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    No words to describe the excelent service and food, if you like the desserts i recommended you the caramelo
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    special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A special dining experience; one of the very best in NYC. Bravo!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This has to be one of our favorite dining places in New York (or maybe anywhere!) The octopus is "as advertised"! Tender, but slightly crusty outside, tasty and presented very lovely. Fish selections, including my cobia, with a delicious bean sauce, and my husband's flaky halibut were wonderful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of menu as well as an outstanding wine selection. Never felt rushed, but always cared for. Wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great!
    Catb
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Recommended and we were not disappointed. Caring staff, delicious food, wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • THE BEST MEAL EVER!
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Have eaten in Le Bernardin, the 4 Seasons, Le Perigord, La Grenouille and the lamented La Cote Basque, and in London, Paris and Vienna several times. What is the point of that list? -That when I tell you that this was the best meal ever I do know what I'm saying. A friend took me there for lunch for my birthday Friday. The room is visually clean but not dull. Our water MARK was wonderful, anticipating every need and taking EXCELLENT care of us without being intrusive. Even the bus man and woman were genuinely gracious and welcoming. There's just not room enough here to describe the food, which was even better than I imagined it would be. Even the olive oil on the table is custom-sourced from Italy. We both wish we hadn't waited so long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • success causes contempt/rudeness
    CustomerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    michael white makes fantastic food but he has successfully assembled the most rude staff in ny all of the restaurants appear to have gone to rudeness training for the staff we arrived early for a 8.30 reservation the front desk guy said you are early!!!!! ok i said but he said we will seat you now they moved us to a table in the bar next to the service station. it was my wife 65 birthday!!! asked to be moved to the main room since i had made a reservation a month in advance ...this rude arrogant guy said wait......i said bar is full ...he said just stand there for 30 minutes ...at the door REALLY not the first time went to other restaurants of white and its the same MAYBE HE doesn't care
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  • Incredible food/Outstanding service
    diningtiger
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The crudo was amazing - some of the freshest fish I've had with the perfect accompaniments. We split three different pastas, and all were fantastic (although the fusilli with octopus and bone marrow deserves a special mention). For the main course the three of us had the sea bass, scallops, and halibut. Each of was thrilled with our selection. The impeccable service - from everybody on staff - made for a perfect evening. I've been to Marea 3 or 4 times over the past six months, but I now plan to make it one of my regular restaurants, as it just keeps getting better and better.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Seafood 8miles from Ocean
    PhiW
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Having tried to secure a reservation for many years at this fine restaurant, Open Table is now how I will book a Table. The restaurant did not disappoint with creative food presentation, delightful tastes, and refined service.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great value for lunch
    Meatlover
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Lunch is at a good price, but we went for the 7 course with wine pairing anyway. Not all courses were impressive, the lobster and pasta were nice where the fish carpaccio was a let down. Service was average as I asked for warm water and it never arrived.
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    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in every way
    Pichi
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is the best restaurant I have been in New York. The service is so good,the food excellent and the people that where there that night awesome. This I recommend for good to my friends.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Menu!
    Mollie
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Can't go wrong!
    Jfdorozco
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Who does that??
    NYC333VIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good atmosphere with good food
    Adriano
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate