Marea

4.7
7131 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 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 until dinner)
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Phone number
(212) 582-5100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jared Gadbaw
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Celebration from 1pm-8:45pm: three-course menu $115 or four-course menu $135
Please join us at Vaucluse to celebrate Christmas with some of Chef Michael White’s classic dishes and his take on a festive holiday meal!
We have a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.8

Marea is about as good as upscale eating gets in Midtown, and there’s a lot of that around. Don’t miss the bone marrow and octopus fusilli.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 7131 People Are Saying
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Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb in every aspect.

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H
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honored our table request, very appreciative. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place!

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m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I have been to Marea several times over the years. My memory of the seafood risotto as having been superb. Unfortunately this time it was not.

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J
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What to say about a 2 star Michelin, everything was perfect !!!

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fusilli dish is amazing! Everything was amazing but that dish really is something!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable. Nice place and some nice food, but underwhelming for such a highly rated restaurant. Never send dishes back, but had to here due to improper cook. Other food was good, but not mind blowing.

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BP
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my gfs bday here. Service was impeccable! Table bread was excellent. We all really enjoyed our entrees as well. They were also very accommodating to my 2 1/2 ur old god daughter.

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d
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional meal at marea to celebrate my son's birthday. The crudo was delicious areas the pasta and risotto with truffles. We really enjoyed our branzino cooked in a salt crust. We had a variety of yummy desserts

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was a bit inatentive!

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BB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is beautiful at Marea! Definitely worth the splurge. Food was scrumptious and service was impeccable. Halibut was juicy, with perfect sear on top. Crab pasta was silky and delicious. Donuts could have floated away. I had noted in reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, and they even brought a free desert with a candle. Marea seems to deserve its reputation as a top NYC restaurant, even after many years in business.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We can’t wait to go back again!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not ** Michelin worthy

We have been to Marea many times. The food is excellent. It is not Bernardin, not Daniel, not the Modern, but very good. Our reason for taking it off our list is the service.

Their Clouseau-like team was obviously never trained. We arrived a few minutes late for a 2:30 late lunch and our table had not been set. We stood and waited for more than five minutes while someone set an empty table. Then we ordered, me their pasta vongole, my wife their Dover sole ($42 supplement on the $60 prix fixe lunch). Hers came out on time, but nothing came for me. The waiter admitted when pressed that he had "screwed up", but no two-star Michelin restaurant should serve one party and not the other. But her food was there and I insisted that she start, which after a few minutes she did, and this was good because it was ten minutes more before my meal arrived.

To cap it off, we ordered expressos that took another ten minutes and then could not raise a soul for the check. The room is noisy and the bustle of servers is frenetic but un-choreographed. I expect much more from a $300 lunch for two and will probably not return.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

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DM
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday luncheon. Everything was exceptional.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection

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Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely! Fabulous wait staff , especially Oleana!! 5 Stars

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b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. I would go back again and again.

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LK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marea is my favorite restaurant in NYC. The food and service are outstanding. The crudo is so good that I no longer order it anywhere else because it can't compare with Marea. Every pasta I have ever ordered there has been unique and delicious, and there is a nice variety. The chef comes up with combinations that don't seem like they would go together (e.g., lobster and burrata cheese),but end up tasting great. I describe the ambience as "casual elegance": It is a beautiful space but not stuffy, and it is easy to have a quiet conversation. Service is attentive but not overbearing. The wine list is top notch, and the sommeliers there do a great job recommending wines that go perfectly with the food at various price points. The only thing they can improve in my opinion are the desserts, which are good but not memorable.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marea was truly a special experience. We were four friends from Toronto coming to New York, a city we love for the wonderful Christmas experience and food lovers city. The service was impeccable, the ambiance was perfect and the food exceptional!!! It is a must!!!!!! We were even lucky to see some stars...Toni Colette and Julia Roberts. Marea is a gem and we will surely be back when we return in the spring.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Nice location.

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b
New York Area
413 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the tasting menu and loved everything except that there were two sizeable pasta courses that almost did us in. We would have been fine with one of them but two was entirely too much and it made it difficult to eat the main course afterward.

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K
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Marea! This is my second time going for a birthday and they went above and beyond again. Always recommend Marea for a special occasion.

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Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience here was absolutely magical! The service was great, the food was exquisite.
Love the complex flavor combinations and beautiful presentation.

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IK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious and creative but service was slightly lacking.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our Server was great!

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SJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was outstanding! Even ran into Bono!

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! One of my go to restaurants. Sean is a great manager.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The Tonno was too chunky and the sauce underneath was not very complimentary.

The halibut was cooked well but it would have been better if a broth accompanied it. It was quite dry on its own.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!

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b
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is special and memorable every time. This was our 2nd visit and we will be returning!

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Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and personal attention were fantastic - my wife and l love this place

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W
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very outstanding food I prefer the five courses for lunch.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Total disaster! Service poor, food poor, attention to detail very very poor !
Grossly overpriced! I've eaten in much better non Michelin Italian restaurants, never mind this being a 2* Michelin...should not be 1* let alone 2*....totally disappointed!
Our visit to New York and the birthday treat DESTROYED!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Marea is first and foremost extremely accommodating with the fact that I had to change the amount of people in my reservation from three to four for lunch. Love! Thanks for a wonderful lunch. The food and ambience was exactly was I was looking for.

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DO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marea is an elegant restaurant with a wonderful view of Central Park. The food is delicious. I enjoyed the scallops. And the doughnuts are by far the best in the city!

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HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service. Amazing experience !

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the restaurant not to be loosed when you stay at NEW YORK.
Always coming from ARGENTINA to NEW YORK is one of the facts to do.
One of the bests restaurants in NEW YORK

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After about 15’ waiting for our table (we were beginning to get worried), the rest of the experience was amazing. I put on the reservation that we were having 10yr anniversary (just Visiting NYC), so they took care of the details: free sparkling, special desserts and great experience. We had a Thanksgiving menu which was good.

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C
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friend’s lunch

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