Marea

4.7
7445 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

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 7445 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I had an amazing experience at Marea celebrating her birthday. The food was delicious, without a doubt. We thoroughly enjoyed every dish we tried (which were multiple). But what really blew us away was the impeccable service. From the second we walked into the door, every staff member - from the host stand to the sommelier and of course our awesome waitress - was focused on making it a truly unique and enjoyable experience for us. Highly recommended!

Report
Helpful
OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and experience ever! Loved the lobster ravioli!!

Report
Helpful
n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our usual annual trip, always consistently great food and service. We love it.

Report
Helpful
AM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for lunch today and it was like always outstanding. The food, the service, the Decor are all top notch and must be experienced to truly understand the quality and wow factor.

Report
Helpful
c
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special experience for my long-term girlfriend's birthday dinner. Well done, and we look forward to returning. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Report
Helpful
KS
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was unique and tasty. Not your typical Italian dishes. Wanted to love it due to rave reviews but the staff seemed a little too pretentious. Service was attentive but not welcoming.

Report
Helpful
1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Dinner entrees and side dishes were good; wild mushroom side dish was delicious. Desert (Semifreddo) was a bit underwhelming- tasted a little bit heavy and the flavors got lost. Otherwise, a place with an inviting and relaxing ambiance with attentive service and a beautiful dining room. Will be back.

Report
Helpful
c
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Super service and the fusilli with bone marrow and octopus is delicioso My partner did not like her pasta and, without us even requesting it, another pasta, gnocchi with shrimp, was brought to her. It was also delicious. Did not try the fish, other than crudo, which was very tasty but too small for the price. The sommelier recommended an excellent Italian wine which was, for the restaurant, reasonably priced. Their breads are fresh, extremely tasty and plentiful. We needed to ask for olive oil.
As New Yorkers, this is too expensive for good Italian food but sometimes ya gotta be a tourist in your own city.

Report
Helpful
LI
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !

Report
Helpful
OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s overall good and tasty, especially the pasta and crab salad. But the seats is a little busy. And after the appetizer one servant cleaned the table by pushing crumbs to the floor...

Report
Helpful
c
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here every time in town. This time we took our 6 year old with us. The staff was amazing. From our waiter John to the rest of the staff they are accommodating and were great with my daughter.

Report
Helpful
NF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service uneven. Waiter seemed inexperienced. Food was good but not great. Only one of the three pastas we ordered was served hot

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top 10 meals I have ever had.

Report
Helpful
AI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend ! I would like to there again!!!!!

Report
Helpful
P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty and expensive

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in the city.

Report
Helpful
I
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with the menu choices for the 4 course meal. The food was excellent. The service was great too. We can’t wait to go back.

Report
Helpful
C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was not the same as before.
never disappointed, but today I disappointed for the first time.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Food took forever. Servers were new and didn’t seem to have understanding of menu. Have eaten there many times. Will be a while before I go back or recommend.

Report
Helpful
TM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hard to get Rez, crowded bar, and we were seated exactly on time and had a sublime dining experience.

Report
Helpful
BB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place always amazes me. We come to New York at least twice a year and we eat here at least one night while visiting Everything and everyone is so amazing we are always wowed

Thanks so much for an amazing experience

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and incredible food!

Report
Helpful
Y
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and food

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and the service was nice

Report
Helpful
OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, impeccable food. Worth it every penny.

Report
Helpful
H
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and professional service. Management stopped by twice. Food is excellent!

Report
Helpful
F
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Normally I would rate Marea with 4 or 5 stars but service this time was poor. We had to continually ask for a waiter and there were 3 different waiters who ended up helping us but no one took charge.

Report
Helpful
j
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great restaurant

Report
Helpful
MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, ambience, service and food was very very fine!

Report
Helpful
LG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Perfect for a birthday dinner. Get that octopus bone marrow pasta. Do it.

Report
Helpful
g
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extra cuisine With attentive service

Report
Helpful
RR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Pastas are great but for a 2 stars restaurant the service is really poor.
We had to ask 4 times for chili pepper, they eventually brought it after we finished our meal

Report
Helpful
R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

over priced. The ambiance is pretentious! If you like authenticity, respect and warmth this isn't the place for you unless you are willing to play the part ...

Report
Helpful
PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food as always but service was lacking (not acceptable for 2 star michelin) - never came with bread for example. Was seated after the reservation time...people in front barely seamed to care and did not apologize.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
175 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding restaurant, with superb seafood with an Italian accent. Gracious service.

Report
Helpful
P
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place to celebrate. The food was fantastic, and the staff extremely helpful.

Report
Helpful
AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the food items are justifiably expensive but not all of them. I felt like some of the dishes were overpriced by proxy.
I have been there several times and every once in a while the background music is too loud and poor quality.
$500 with tip for 3 people

Report
Helpful
JT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Had an Important Business Meeting and we had been disturbed frequently by the waiter prior to our ordering as well after we consumed our food. Would not recommend to have business luncheon at the Marea.

Report
Helpful
H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently a great restaurant. Food and service are always outstanding. One of those restaurants that gets better with every visit. Favorite place for a nice meal that is not outrageously expensive.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
187

Tweets by Marea