Another pleasant experienceOn each of our last four visits to NY, we've had lunch or brunch at Marea's. Moreover, we've sent friends and relatives there to savor the great meals produced in Marea's kitchen. If we're in the city for more than two days, more likely than not, we'll have a meal there.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch Tasting MenuIntrigued by the many appealing choices on the menu, we selected the tasting menu. The seafood, uniformly cooked perfectly,(lightly), included a great variety of fish, styles and flavors. We especially loved the lobster with burrata, pasta with sea urchin and crab, and scallops. The room is very modern and sleek with an active street level park view, without any street sounds. We felt the service could have been more attentive to match the food and ambiance.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular againRemarkable are the Calarmari Shanghai Style and our waiter GEORGE!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMStayed all eveningThis is a special place, not the fanciest, but still very special, not the most daring for foodies, but very nice atmosphere and wonderful Italian cuisine; we each enjoyed our dishes. I thought the soft shelled crab was outstanding. My daughter loved the ravioli. Those were the stand outs of the evening. I plan to go there again when I am next in NYC.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and presentation.Excellent food and presentation. First class however heavy on the wallet.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat friday night restaurantI went to Marea late on a Friday night on a double date and we all had a great time. We are younger in age (22-23) and decided to try out a nice restaurant and we were not disappointed.
The menu was excellent, making the ordering process difficult as so much of the food seemed fantastic.
The ambiance was great and the customers around us were lively and 'fun' which I found surprising for a restaurant with such a great reputation (I was expecting a more pompous crowd).
The four of us had a great time and I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates good food.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh fabulous ingredientsDid the 4 course tasting menu. Got a chance to try a little of everything. Ingredients were fresh, wines were superb. Can't wit to go back5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable, wonderful, delicious,Memorable, wonderful, delicious, beautiful, mouth watering, addictive, five star service5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb mealWe went to Marea for dinner on a Monday night at 9 pm, which was the only time we could get a reservation from a week in advance, and it was totally full. We ordered from the raw bar, which came very quickly, but unfortunately we had to wait over an hour for our antipasti to arrive. I received a half glass of wine on the house, while my dining partner didn't receive anything. They really could have taken more of an effort to compensate for the slow pace of the kitchen, especially at those prices. That being said, the food was delicious and I would without a doubt go back. Pasta dishes have great portions, and the octopus antipasto was fantastic. Definitely give Marea a try.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experienceRead the reviews on this restaurant and thought I'd take my Mum for dinner on Mother's Day. It was a dinner to remember. The food was incredible, wine excellent and service outstanding. Highly recommend to anyone.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe dinner was outstanding. The sepia crudo (aka squid sashimi) may be a bit of fusion but I prefer it to the Japanese version. The fusilli with octopus and bone marrow are a great creation. The branzino (for two) was done to perfection. I liked each of the three cheeses. In the end we were full. Wine list has something for everyone, form 2 to 5 digits. We found a white Ornellaia which went famously with our meal. The tables are reasonably sized and spaced. We were seated next to the service cupboard, but that was not a distraction. Service was attentive without being overbearing. The total price of $350 for two fixed-price dinners and wine, before tax and tip, was in my mind eminently reasonable. I would go back in a heartbeat.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurantI enjoyed a great lunch there - lots of selection and the food was great.
The location of the restaurant is very convenient and it set up in a beautiful place.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFancinessPortions were small, but that's what you would expect from a prix fixe course.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFlorence in NY!Marea is simply one of the best, most gorgeous Italian restaurants in NY. The setting -- just on Central Park South off of the Time Warner Center, can't be beat. The tables are well spaced and the look is quite wonderful. Service is outstanding. While not inexpensive, Marea offers some amazingly interesting dishes. For starters you cannot top the octopus appie ---- huge, with delectable smoked potatoes; My buddy had a seafood app that was also good. We both had pastas -- I reveled in the Duck ragu --- flavorful, fresh and delicious. He had the Pipette -- shrimp pasta that was out of this world. We had Proseccos, a nice Dolcetto and desserts and cappuccinos. Then on to Carnegie Hall --- what a night! Tough reservation, but worth it!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!I had given up carbs, but the homemade fusille with duck were AMAZING. I ate the entire plate. The Octipus was excellent!! Will recommend without reservation!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Service is slow.The food is excellent.
The service has a lot of room for improvement. It took too long to get to our table. They could have offered us a drink in the bar. Time between each dish is more than acceptable,5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was one of the most awesomeThis was one of the most awesome restaurants I have ever been to. Everything was perfect.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth it!After reading all the hype about Marea, it truly lived up to its expectation! Food was worth all the praises! My favorite was the Octopus with Bone Marrow! Excellent dish!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of My All Time Favorites!Amazing food, drinks, and service. Great Atmosphere. What else could you want?!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal in NYC!Great food,outstanding service,wine pairing were right on point
kitchen tour was a great touch!
Love Marea!!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent wonderfulnessAttentive without being stuffy. The crudo, seafood, and pasta are excellent. Had the four course dinner (well priced at $99-with certain choices adding an additional $8-$30). A good wine list with several moderately priced choices. The room is pretty and fairly quiet--well spaced tables allow for conversation. Every visit here has been a pleasure.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Italian SeafoodLovely intimate restaurant. Great service. Beautiful food. Amazing.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDoesn't get better than thisFrom the greeting by the host to service of the cheque, this was hands-down one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Mind you, it's not the most inexpensive restaurant in Manhattan, but you definitely get what you pay for... The wait staff and sommelier are knowledgeable, polite, attentive without being obtrusive and friendly offering suggestions on what turned out to be the best parts of the meal. Bravo!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMworth every pennyMy girlfriend and I had her birthday dinner at Marea and it was everything I had hoped for and more. The food was exquisite and the service was amazing! They even brought my girlfriend a (free) dessert with a birthday candle and an edible "happy birthday" sign on the dessert plate. The server was right on top of things and the wine experts were very helpful since their wine list is pages long.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmaizing restaurantThe service was amaizing, Mark the waiter chose our food and we were surprised wirh so good food!! Everything was wonderfull!!We were very happy and delight with Mark service!!! He is special, we have been to jean george and cafe beilude and no one have a better waiter like him , just del posto that have one as good as him!! Ckngratulations and the food was great!! Tks for everybody!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSome friends and I went forSome friends and I went for lunch. The wait staff was professional, helpful and attentive. All the dining recommendations were accurate. I had the crab appetizer and tagliata steak. Both were outstanding. We shared a reasonably priced Vermentino that paired well with everyone's choices. We also shared the chocolate strata for desert. it was so enjoyable to dine at a leisurely pace, converse, and feel like it was a "dining experience". I'm already planning my next visit.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best Meals...Our meal at Marea was exceptional. We both did the 4 course tasting menu and found each course to be really well composed... incredibly layered flavors with beautiful touches on every plate. The braised octopus bone marrow fusilli pasta is a must try dish! Fish is perfectly cooked, or in the case of the crudo perfectly prepared. We loved the desserts as well. A great meal from start to finish and well deserving of the Michelin stars.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dinnerI took my wife to Marea for her Birthday and we had such great time there. The food is outstanding and so was the service.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I arrived halfMy wife and I arrived half hr early the bar was filled so they worked extra hard to get us seated.Even though the restaurant was crowded the service was quick and smooth. The food was excellent we had a memorable experience.It was expensive but worth every penny4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an amazing time andWe had an amazing time and the 6 course choice was sooo good!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & excellent service,Great food & excellent service, looking forward to return4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this restaurant. ItWe love this restaurant. It brings true meaning to the words "Fine Dining". Our third time at Marea and we can't wait to go back. The food is exquisite, the service impeccable. And if you book on open table you can avoid the mad rush to book exactly one month ahead.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful, luxurious dining.Beautiful, luxurious dining. Perfect for special occasions. Amazing seafood, out of this world dry aged sirloin. Very expensive.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location. Food wasGreat location. Food was very good and service was excellent.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThinking this would be a 2ndThinking this would be a 2nd rate "Le Bernadin," I begrudgingly agreed to meet my wife here pre-Carnegie. She has been here before for business and although she was impressed then, we were both delighted with our meal at Marea. In fact, this dinner superseded our more recent experiences at Bernadin in both cuisine and the impeccable service at Marea. Definitely worthwhile.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazing! A placeAbsolutely amazing! A place to eat good food and star gaze!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!! Absolutely fantastic.WOW!! Absolutely fantastic. Warm, elegant setting. The room oozes sophistication. Interesting menu. The octopus was superb. We had two seafood based pastas that were excellent Service was gracious and efficient. The wine list is encyclopedic with many expensive options. There are a number of under 100 dollar choices as well.
Marea is expensive, but you really do get what you pay for. Can't wait to go back4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss the Bombolini!Dining at Marea is an experience not to be missed! I was attending an event following dinner so had only 1.5 hrs to enjoy the impressive prix fixe menu. The service was expertly efficient, personal and impeccably timed to provide a relaxed atmosphere. The enjoyment of raw and cooked seafood is a dining prerequisite, although the lamb agnolotti was exquisite. The red snapper entree was prepared perfectly in a European style that featured a delicious crisp skin.
A mouth-watering offering for the final "dolci" course was Bombolini, highly elevated sugared "donut holes" accompanied by tiny bowls of warm chocolate and honey. The prix fixe menu is an affordable choice at $99 (before tax & gratuity).4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was tasty, the presentatioThe food was tasty, the presentation, magnificent. And the speed to prepare such plate is incredible.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPre Fixe menu was excellent.Pre Fixe menu was excellent. From the amuse bouche to dessert, everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. Three of us dining had all fish courses. I can understand why this is the top rated Italian restaurant in New York.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Outstanding CatchThe seafood at Marea is creative and outstanding. A Pre Fixe menu gives wonderful choices. The service was prompt, attentive, knowledgeable and not intrusive. It is one of the best restaurants in which I have ever dined. Make weekend reservations a month in advance.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMust goGreat service, fantastic food, great selection of wines. I will miss the scallops deeply...4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best--We have eatenone of the best--We have eaten there four times in the past few months--twice for lunch and were delighted every time
Our waiter this time was Gary and he was excellent4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything was wonderful!!everything was wonderful!! great service and food can't wait to go back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food with great service!We are super enjoy our food experience in Marea. Their service is the best. We doing the 4 course of pri-fix menu. We are so full. They are so sweet to give us a extra desert for celebrate our Anniversary.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was slow coming out butFood was slow coming out but the wait staff were good and the food was superb.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time dining at MareaSecond time dining at Marea and it was better than the first time! Celebrating my son's birthday and he really enjoyed his meal and the ambiance. We also received a big greeting from Micheal White. Service,food and cocktails spot on.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMClose a big deal, want to celebratePower place for food. Professional atmosphere Wonderful food. They don't rush you but it is serious money to eat there4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood. But some dishesGreat seafood. But some dishes were slightly less than outstanding. In particular the brodetto was not a real " adriatic" brodetto. The Chef take resulted in an unbalanceddish of wonderful seafood mixed at the table witha seafood reduction a bit too concentrated andsalty, and the result was unbalanced. Still, very good, and the best sweetest scallop i ever had4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a birthday lunchThis was a birthday lunch -- we did not mention it -- but we were given an extra dessert with a "Happy Birthday" in a chocolate bar which made a delightful ending to a delicious lunch.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM