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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

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Marea will only be offering a 4 course prix fixe menu (4 options per course) for $150 per person today. We look forward to seeing you.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Marea is hosting two seatings on NYE. 1st seating 5:30 pm -6:45 pm, 4-course menu for $150 pp.
2nd seating 8 pm -10 pm, 7-course menu $495 including canapes, champagne toast at midnight and live music. Email hnishanova@altmareagroup.com to reserve

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Marea Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (148)
Fit for Foodies (122)
Good for a Date (114)
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Good for Anniversaries (109)
Notable Wine List (100)
Creative Cuisine (88)
Romantic (85)
Business Meals (82)
Great for Lunch (74)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Tasting Menu (67)
Quiet Conversation (58)
Authentic (44)
Worth the Drive (43)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Hot Spot (39)
People Watching (32)
Cozy (31)
Bar Seating (26)
Casual (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Fun (18)
Healthy (18)
Late-night Find (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Scenic View (11)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Mares is a truly lovely restaurant - wonderful ambiance, beautiful location on Central Park South, food is creative and innovative, service is just right, wine list is superb. It is very upscale, with a really upscale clientele, and it is expen$ive. But it is well worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Marea never disappoints. They care about customers, they care about quality service and they provide fine food at right on the edge prices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was well executed but the overall feel is stuffy. I would recommend going to try the food but no one is overly friendly as compared to Craft where they are glad you have joined them for the experience

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

waiter"s service is so bad
im so angry he was ignored to me

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite spot in Midtown for a perfect date night. Two Michelin star rating is perfectly deserved. Invisible service. Fresh seafood and handmade pasta dishes are the best in Manhattan. Dessert is ridiculously special and the breads equal dessert. Try the focaccia. So airy and salty - I had two pieces!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Fun, great food and outstanding service. Not stuffy, just lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

From beginning to end dining at Marea was a delightful experience. The presentation of our meal and the flavor and preparation of the food was excellent. The room is comfortable and elegant. The crudo my husband ordered was exceptional and I enjoyed the oysters to start our meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Staff and food was immpeccable. My friend fully enjoyed her bday brunch. Thank you!

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 (大阪)·Dined 5 days ago

Taste is ok but the price food is very expensive. I
I don’t think it is proper price.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

Normally don't leave negative reviews but had a couple extra minutes. Service was pretty unpleasant starting from the host to the waitress. More specifically they were a bit rude and pretentious. Had their noses so far up their behinds and talked down to us almost the whole way through. Food was good though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

extraordinary food and good service, definitely will come back

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

This was probably the best meal I’ve ever had. Food was perfect. Service was perfect. The staff was amazing. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Our server kept making one phenomenal recommendation after another. Well worth the splurge.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

This place was absolutely delicious, by far the best meal over ever had! We’d never been before, and our server recommended perfect wines to compliment the outstanding lunch!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent food and service!!!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was good and our waitress was great. Slow for up front water and bread.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Exceptional menu, food, and service. Bar tenders excellent. Will return again

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Honestly I was expecting much more from this restaurant which is defined as one of the best Italian restaurant in the city. The food is ok but not exciting at all and any average Italian trattoria could do better and give you a more satisfying experience.
Ad Italian, I can’t recommend it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Marea was fabulous and we really had a great time.
The trouble was that they did not know who we were and I think its the Open Tables fault. This kind of things should not happen, specially when one plans a special occasion. Very embarrassing to show up after the reservation had been made and confirmed by you guys. Luckily the place was not full so getting a seating was not an issue. From now on, we think we are going to make reservations directly.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Average at best. Order was messed up when it came. Server spilled my wine on me. Not a pleasant evening.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is without a doubt the finest Italian restaurant in New York. Outstanding pasta dishes and the freshest fish. The restaurant is amazingly private and quiet even with its robust crowd. The lunch is an amazing bargain. Cannot wait to return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very special

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My favorite NYC seafood spot! The branzino cooked in the salt is ridiculously delicious! The fusilli is always amazing and the lobster burrato appetizer was to die for! I’ll be back again and again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very nice experience. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. the wine by the glass menu was first rate, and our server Michael was extremely professional and very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Outstanding! Great experience and proper Italian food (not easy to get in New York) - Bravissimi e complimenti!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Marea having dinner for two. We enjoyed the Prix Fixe, and based on the recommendations that we had read, we had: 1) POLIPO (Octopus) and ASTICE (Lobster and Burrata) 2) FUSILLI (Octopus and Bone Marrow pasta) and ANATRA (Duck Risotto) 3) SOGLIOLA (Dover Sole with sauces)and TAGLIATA (creekstone 50-day dry aged sirloin), and 4) BOMBOLONI (Donuts) and AFFOGATO (Espresso and Gelato). We absolutely loved each dish. A quick read through people's reviews, and you will see these are favorites among diners for sure. Extremely delicious, complex flavors, and a truly memorable and delicious meal.

Because we had such a variety of dishes, we each ordered wines by-the-glass instead of a bottle to compliment our food at the recommendation of our server, which was absolutely perfect (so much so, we asked for a list with each of the wines, as we enjoyed them so much!)

I did pay particular attention to the service, as I was slightly concerned based on reviews I had seen here. With that said, I was pleasantly surprised - from the moment we arrived to the second we left, service was fantastic. All around the restaurant, not just at our table, the service seemed to be on point all night.

Interestingly, we had a 5:45pm reservation, which is earlier than I would have usually chosen, but it actually worked out extremely well in that we were seated at an excellent table, and had a fantastic experience all evening.

A fabulous dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

What a delightful experience at Marea! Pasta and seafood stole the show. The service was on par with a 2 michelin star experience and the wine list was superb. Will be recommending this restaurant to friends for quite sometime. Thanks again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Once again a lovely meal . Looking forward to retuning again soon!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My B-Day was excelent there .
I will revisit there with my hubby , sister n friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is the best Italian food I have found in NYC. Truly outstanding!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing taste & Service.. shared our special date for brunch this morning! What a an amazing time!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amidst all the exquisite NYC food Marea is a must

Every dish is exciting and imaginative of course TASTY

A must for food lovers

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful dinner. Great Central Park location. Restaurant is beautiful. Food and service were excellent!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Experience at the Bar-
1st cocktail very good
2nd cocktail, same as 1st, but made by a different bartender....terrible
Dining room experience...not good
The bottle of red wine we ordered was opened (and not presented to us) in a hidden area and brought to us opened already and the sommelier said he had already taken a drink from it to see if the wine was good! In all the years I have been dining and bartending, I have never seen a bottle of wine NOT presented to the guest.
Lastly, the bill cake and they conveniently charged us for two bottles of water instead of one and they charged us for our desserts when it clearly stated they were included with the pre fix meal we ordered. It was about $47 overcharged. They took it off the bill when we questioned it, but honestly, they seemed like it was normal and customary without an apology.
I will not return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good service, great food, atmosphere was fantastic

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

At this level both service and food needs to be executed much sharper. Highlights - bread,
Crudo, the pastas, salt baked branzino. Low lights - oyster at 4$/pc, must be best available, wasn’t. Tagliata, ok meat quality but dish lacked flavor. Wine list has many reasonable price/quality options, will just require time to study.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Hands down best service I’ve ever experienced in my life. As a chef I appreciate attention to detail and I’ve never been this blown away by the attention and discipline of the service staff. The food is playful and simple, although I longed for the chef to let loose a bit and deliver big bold flavors. The difficulty of celebrating extraordinary ingredients is finding the balance of when to push and when to show restraint. More often than not I was blown away by the depth and layers of favors that were developed, and they were done in a way that was discreet, organic and respectful .
Ps. The cocktails were epically mindblowing!

CB

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Sehr gutes Essen und sehr freundlicher Service beim Mittagessen.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Come ready to dine.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The mood was very upscale and the food was exceptional...

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