Marea

4.7
7241 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Marea, located within one of Manhattan's 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 offering his approach to seafood in New York.

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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.
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r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!!!!

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

This place is incredible. If you are looking to celebrate something especial and want to have a unique culinary experience, this place is perfect. One of the best restaurants in NYC

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and amazing food. Will def be back

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent!! Amazona place for everything! Elegant! And the good is deliciuos!!

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

Pre-Valentine’s Day dinner

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

It’s good, but not as amazing as we expect to be. It’s pretty chill however lack of a splash of spice. No matter is the spice from the staff, or from the decor, or from the food

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

As usual, the food was outstanding, the service was stellar and the vibe was nice.
Excellent in every way. The bread, the scampi crudo, fusilli pasta with octopus and the salad were all perfect. Bravo Marea...

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M
New England
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood and service. Price is high, but probably normal for NYC. I would recommend it to a friend, so long as they understood it was expensive.

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LN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food,service and the ambiance was spectacular. The wine list was amazing.

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R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marea, after 5 times became 1 of my favorites in NYC.
Food is more than spectacular, service is the best, all people in restaurant is kind and lovely.
An I love the yellow illuminated wall.

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R
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Marea is consistently excellent , both food and service.

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TL
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience you can have of a gourmet NYC vibrant restaurant

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from food to atmosphere to service are perfect. Well worth every dollar spent.

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r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

An elegant environment and outstanding food, with very efficient service. Just don't sit between the two serving stations on the west banquette: the noise and constant activity is very irritating. And be prepared for a very rushed service if you order the multi-course menu; with the next course being delivered simultaneous to the prior course being cleared. It felt like we were being forced to eat fast and get out for the next round of diners.

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MG
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oustanding food and service, every time there is better

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HE
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We really enjoyed the meal itself, but the dining experience itself was not enjoyable.

Our main waiter did an incredibly poor job. He mixed wine from another table, didn't really help answer questions, and was not attentive.

Normally, if one of those mistakes had happened, I would have brushed it off completely. However, he provided consistently poor service throughout the entire meal. It is definitely worth noting that all the other staff members were warm, welcoming, and attentive, so if you go I hope you encounter them and don't get our waiter!

The food, as I said, was great. We had oysters, several of the small plates, and a good array of the entrees and everything was excellent. It was a bit loud in the restaurant and we happened to be in the draft of the front door, so we were quite cold through the meal. If you're looking for a more intimate, quiet setting for a date night, etc this might not be the right choice.

Bottom line: the food was incredible, but the service we received from the waiter was very poor and it marred the dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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J
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always the service was excellent. Food was ok, scallops were very good. Wine still pricey but it's NYC and two stars so to be expected. We shall of course return!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service!

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mares is one of my Most Favorite NY Restaurants. Everything is just wonderful and the staff does an amazing job, paying attention to detail!

I strongly recommend Marea to anyone who enjoys great food and a wonderful experienxe’

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DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fav when in town for work or play. Octopus Fusilli is to die for!

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IB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience as usual, either Ai Fiori or Marea can not disappoint you, a great expression of fine dining. Flawless!

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KV
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If anyone asked me how my experience was at Marea, I would say “okay”. The food was “okay”. The servers were friendly but the food took a while to come out. The price for the quality of the food was too high. Nothing went terribly wrong but I wasn’t wowed by anything either.

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KM
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing seafood in NY, the 2 michelin stars are noticeable in every plate, the consistent quality of the food but the low key ambience and the menu everyone can order what they wish from with out having to have a many course menu make this one of my fave restaurants.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always amazing.

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C
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almost impossible to find a flaw in the meal. Have the Marrow and Squid Fusilli!

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m
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

My reply is yes, for the many good meals we have had there. The last one was awful. I chose the most expensive dish in the menu: the lobster. It was overcooked, it was impossible to tell it was lobster, and it was bathed in a thick, not memorable sauce. I should have returned it, but I am not accustomed to doing this, especially in a great restaurant as Marea. I do hope you improve on this sorry experience. I will probably give you another try, but with some trepidation.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lobster, scallop and pasta are really nice.

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AL
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

SUPER EVERY TIME 👅👍🏾

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G
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very poor service for such a popular restaurant

Food was good but not to the quality needed for a two star restaurant .

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife and twelve year old daughter. We had a great dining experience. I’ve worked in Food and Beverage my entire career with the exception of cleaning out chicken coops. Chef and the team offered seemless serviceamd the food was excellent. The Swiss chard ravioli with pesto... are you serious? Ridiculously good. Somehow you kept the cheese separate from the braised short rib in the ravioli. Gotta go back to school to learn that trick. The servers and server assistants were outstanding. Thank you for a memorable night.

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ME
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the city. Make sure you have at least 2 hours to order the 4 course menu. Each choice is excellent with knowledgeable and attentive service. The pasta course is amazing so be sure to leave room for the main course. Loved the bag of doughnuts for dessert.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in NYC!!!!! Third time there and will return. No bad as to price for Uptown NYC. Service is A++++++ and the staff are professional and on the service without hesitation. Just well done. DB

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was ok, but the service

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This was my second time for lunch here... the first time was so good that I went back with my fiancé. However, I guess my expectation for a Michelin rated restaurant was too high..? Or just restaurants in general on their standards of food hygiene? We found a GIGANTIC spiral metal piece of a pan scrubbing brush in my fiancé’s fusilli. You have no idea how shocked I was. I lost all my appetite the moment I saw him pulling that thing out of his mouth with pasta sauce all over it. Once I witnessed that disgusting scene, I barely touched my pasta (I got a spaccatelli which wasn’t bad). The piece was HUGE. I have no idea how that big piece of metal was stuck on the pan throughout the cooking process but the chef did not know? The staff was very apologetic about it, and took off the price of one meal from our bill. They offered us free dessert and when we politely refused, they still went ahead and brought out bite size desserts and chocolates with “happy birthday”. I will not forget my birthday lunch at Marea for a very long time, and unfortunately won’t go back for any occasion in the future.

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m
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Just a top experience

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Muy buena experiencia.

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p
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

ランチで来店しました。

テーブルに座ってまもなくテーブル担当の方がガムを噛みながら登場。

びっくりしました。

ミシュランのレストランには結構行きますがいつもフレンチなのでイタリアンはこうなのかしら?としばらく主人と考えてしまいました。

なんだか不快すぎてメニューをフルオーダーするのも悩みましたので前菜からオイスターと他一品頼み、絶品と評価の高いパスタを注文。

オイスターは美味しかったです。
パンも美味しい。

前菜は魚自宅が美味しくなくアクセントの食材もイマイチ。

パスタはパスタ自体が生茹での様な仕上がりで少し我慢して食べましたが2人共残しました。

そもそも担当の方は無言で料理を置いていくので一体これが何なのか、、、と言った感じでした。
笑顔もなく無表情。声は小さく何を言ってるのかもわからない状態でした。
ホールに立っているところをしばらく見ていましたがつまらないと言った状態で佇んでいました。

途中料理を運んできた女性スタッフはとても感じよくお料理の説明も笑顔でしてくれて良かったです。
本来きっと素敵なお店なのだろうとは思いますが担当スタッフの接客には問題ありますね。

残念でした。

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They should ask you if you want bottled water for ten bucks and a refill

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food as ever was outstanding and the service excellent . One mis-service of an unordered side salad.

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