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About 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.

240 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

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)

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 582-5100

Website:
http://www.marea-nyc.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jared Gadbaw

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Marea Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (142)
Good for a Date (121)
Fit for Foodies (114)
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Notable Wine List (104)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
Romantic (93)
Creative Cuisine (91)
Business Meals (80)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Quiet Conversation (63)
Tasting Menu (63)
Great for Lunch (59)
Authentic (50)
Worth the Drive (45)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Pre/post Theatre (42)
Hot Spot (40)
Bar Seating (35)
Cozy (34)
People Watching (33)
Good for Groups (21)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Fun (17)
Healthy (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Casual (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Great for Brunch (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Scenic View (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Food took too long to serve

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our second experience at Marea and we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Without a doubt this was the most spectacular meal my wife and I have ever shared, including a dinner some time ago at the famed Le Dome in Paris. The food at Marea is perfection. We had the recommended 4 course prie fixe offering. Each course could have been a meal unto itself. The fusilli was a highlight for sure but the halibut and sea bass were of equal deliciousness. Everything was exquisite!
Best of all was the service: Elizabeth took care of us and she actually remembered serving us a year ago on our first visit. It was like running in to an old friend. When she learned of our annniversary she arranged for an extra dessert (the red wine pear- don’t pass it up it is awesome) some Italian dessert wine and some yummy treats compliments of the pastry chef. Elizabeth you are the best! And Marea is an absolute must for anyone looking for a very special Italian seafood experience !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

great place excellent standard. should renew the menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good in some ways and not so good in others. CRUDO and STROZZAPRETI was fantastic while the BRODETTO was just ok, the broth which was described as delicate was dark. Note to management- the server stations are loud with lots of plate noise when the drawers are closed, and servers tend to congregate or hang at them which is distracting to the dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great good. Courteous and helpful staff. Good night for wife and I for our anniversary.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Our favorite spot in Manhattan. Without peer. Two Michelin stars speak for themselves. Our favorite date night haunt. We have delivered almost 700 reviews on OpenTable in the three years using OpenTable. We go out to dinner almost every night of the week. Marea embodies the best while creating a welcoming, familial home away from home.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was an overall good dining experience. Good food, attentive wait staff and nice ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent pasta dishes, and the octopus is not to be missed. the main courses were okay, but I think the pasta is the way to go...

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

What can you say about Marea, Michaels White's flagship restaurant? I frequent Marea and his other restaurant, Ai Fiori constantly. Its very hard to find better dining anywhere. The architecture also makes it memorable. Fantastic!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Marea is a exceptionally fine restaurant! The decor is beautiful and the service superb. Our server was very knowledgeable about every dish. And based on our questions, the sommelier steered us to a less expensive wine than we had originally chosen. Pastas are made in house and are light and most flavorful. They are available in 1/2 portions as well as full sized. Our waiter brought us 2 dessert portions even though we claimed we were too full- we devoured them!! This is an expensive restaurant; well worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food wonderful atmosphere wonderful time

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·Dined 4 days ago

Had a wonderful time! They were attentive and aware that we had a show to get to, the wine pairings were superb and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our very favorite restaurant.
Always wonderful.
Food outstanding.
Great wine list.
Manager, Sean Smith, seems aware of everything in the Dining Room, at all times.

-Paul Hirsch

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing lunch! Everything was wonderful from the start. The tuna tartare in course one could only be topped by the lobster and burrata. The octopus was very good as were the scallops. The pasta with bone marrow was done perfectly.
Desserts were great and the gelato was the best we have had.
Great meal at reasonable prices and a good drink menu

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely amazing! One of the best pastas I’ve ever had (and I lived in Rome for a summer). Service was first class.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, and service but found hair in my food!!! Not a pleasant experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The menu is strange. Just about every option has something bad in it that makes one afraid to order it. They should at least offer some “normal” pasta options for those who can’t find a good option on the menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

As usual this place is so amazingly good. The only thing that was really off was the service. I’m not sure what happened but the waiter we originally met didn’t serve us and we didn’t get any service for about 15-20minutes sitting down after being presented menus. The management saved it a bit but not quite enough to make my already hungry stomach and attitude a bit sour. this place is absolutely my favorite restaurant in manhattan and is usually the best overall experience bar none. But this was sub par for marea. I know this isn’t typical of them. Until next time!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We went with two teen children while visiting NUC and at a late hour for dinner. The food wasn’t spectacular for the price, and the service was underwhelming. We waited 50 minutes between the first and second course, only to then learn that one entree was a half-plate when ordered as a full. They acknowledged this and said I’d get the other half but it would take time.
We left disappointed in the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Fusili with Octopus and bone marrow sauce is one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had. Fantastic!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We always enjoy dinning at Marea. The service , wines and pastas are outstanding!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Peaceful ambience, superb food, and attentive service. What more could one ask for in this gem located on Central Park South near Broadway? True, it is expensive but at least you leave feeling you have had a fine dining experience commensurate with the cost.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Fusili was too salty

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My boyfirend and I had a terrible experience at Marea last night. The first course is two small slices of scallop which dipped in some white sauce were too simple and boring .Then we had the a very large portion of Octopus pasta which we could barely finished. The worst part is the last dish of steak and several ugly bread and the steak was so overcooked (we order medium well )that the surface is almost adust. We response to the waiter but his attitude was not good at all. At the end,the manager came by and gave us discount to the meal. Although We didn’t expect that but still thanks to the manager. Overall,we consider this restuarant is not worth Michilin two stars at all, Will definitely suggest friends who willing to visit NYC not to try Marea.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing menu and the food is good but certainly not great. Had the trio of crudo, a mackerel appetizer and a pork filled pasta. For this kind of money, there are plenty of better options. Service was top notch.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Amazing... perfect!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

GREAT experience, we arrived a little early and we got our table right away The waiters helped us with recomendations based on what we felt like eating and drinking. All their recomendations where correct. Highly recomen the place

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Fusilli with red wine braised octupus is fabulous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The pasta is incredible. We had 3 pasta dishes and each one more amazing than the previous. We love Marea because the food is always spectacular and the atmosphere is relaxed, not too stuffy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good time every couple months for Strozzapretti.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

All staff were Very helpful and respectful to my mother who was on a walker.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved the food! A small tiramisu that came with the coffe and tea was more than perfect!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing food, always excellent! Service was a bit off... table in a passage, bit busy, but still love the place!

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 (México)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First time

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The Best Italian Restaurant in NYC outside of Little Italy. Everything was out of this world !!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I am very disappointed with the service and food there. The waiters looked like to chat and ignored their customers. The food was really salty. You need to order more water. I won’t recommend to my friends for it’s not worthy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was great and the lunch experience was one to be remembered. However, it would have been nice if the bread accompaniments were a bit warmer. Overall a great lunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great wines & Cocktails wonderful service at the bar and the best and freshest pasta you’ll ever have!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

As always we love Marea. Best Italian fish!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

No idea why this restaurant has any good reviews on it.
The food is simply not up to any decent standard. It is clear that they do not put nearly enough energy or thought into their seasoning or food preparation as everything is basically supported by 1. a s***load of salt and 2. an uncomfortable amount of fat. Their sauces are basically all the same, way too much salt with a basic fat emulsion base that all taste the same.
The quality of the fish and ingredients in nearly every dish was overpowered and ruined by the amount of salt and oil they put into anything and everything. This is the mark of an unexperienced and lazy chef.

Pasta dish was decent. That's about it. It's the kind of place you won't remember what you ate there after only a week.

I gave a cheap tip for pretty mediocre service and the floor manager came and told me I should have given 20%.
This is the kind of place you should expect.
Would never recommend this place as it is a waste of your time and an even bigger waste of your money. It's the kind of place I would actively tell someone to not go to.

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