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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.

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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Marea is only offering a 4 course prix fixe menu for $135 per person on Thanksgiving. A la carte dining is not available.
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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

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (151)
Fit for Foodies (121)
Good for a Date (107)
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Good for Anniversaries (104)
Notable Wine List (98)
Romantic (85)
Business Meals (82)
Creative Cuisine (81)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Tasting Menu (68)
Great for Lunch (67)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Pre/post Theatre (49)
Authentic (46)
Hot Spot (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
People Watching (36)
Bar Seating (30)
Good for Groups (23)
Casual (20)
Cozy (18)
Healthy (17)
Late-night Find (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fun (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Scenic View (9)
Seasonal (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointing food and service. Surprised in a negative way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Was great, but forgot a special
Engagement dessert and server was really cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The best homemade experience in Manhattan. Hand-made pastas. Freshest seafood. Desserts without peer. This is the best understated five star experience in midtown. Period. Service is invisible. A model of fine dining which should be emulated. We have delivered almost 700 reviews in the past 2.5 years on OpenTable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent as always. The fusilli with octopus is a classic.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

While very good, I’ve had better food at other (one-starred) Michelin-starred restaurants. Still very good for the price. Sitting next to the server’s side station in the middle of the dining area was the biggest down side, very noisy and distracting to hear servers talking and silverware clanging.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Very impressive wine list, and even more impressive dishes. Lobster burrata is an absolute must if it's available -- do NOT skip on this. The infamous braised octopus and bone marrow fusili is to die for. Save this one for special occasions because it's absolutely sure to blow your mind.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The toasted cauliflower was really good. And the ribeye excellent. Loved the Marche Wine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice place, nice food, although the risoto was good, lack on presentation. Service was rude and didn’t make us comfortable, expediting the whole thing throwing out food and wine until the end.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice experience. Staff was friendly and not over done. Food was wonderful.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The reason this restaurant is renowned and respected is evident from the moment we entered. Dover sole should line up (pun intended) to be plated here. Anyone who thinks they dislike fish should consider dinner at Marea as an intervention.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as always
Impeccable service
Very courteous

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and excellent service. Very nice ambience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

It’s a wonderful place in front of Central Park. The best octopus of the world.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

a wonderful place for sure i will come back other times

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good. The pre fixed menu is a very good value. Nice atmosphere, well paced meal. Most of the staff was lovely .

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I️ have been coming a lot to this restaurant it is one of my favorite but noticed that service was not great today and we had a change of head waiter but the waiter never told us he was leaving . My main dish was a snapper came out cold but waiter offered to comp which was a good move on his part . I️ would definitely go back again but I️ would like to have better service . There was a long gap between the appetizer and main course which was not the standard of a 2 Michelin Star establishments .
Manager please improve on this
Thank you

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

As always, everything was very good - the fish very fresh and the pasta very tasty!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food but the room temperature of the main room is too hot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It was a wonderful experience. They even gave a complimentary dessert for my husband’s birthday without our asking.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent meal. Had heard great things about Marea, so we had high expectations. It didn't let us down. Each dish was excellent, great presentation, service was excellent

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food I ordered was delicious and the service was wonderful. The waiter was very conscientious about my diet restrictions. I think it was a little pricy for the 2 course lunch and the wines by the glass were limited and overpriced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good was very average.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Eating at the Marea was a dining experience I will never forget.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The dinner here was really amazing. We did the chef tasting menu and everything we had and shared was delicious. Perfectly cooked pasta, fish (spigola), and octopus. Desserts were also fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great value for 2 stars. No amuse bouche or any extras for the seafood set menu though, a bit surprised.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

foods are good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

They offered brunch with no brunch options just regular menu

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary and my wife’s birthday. Had the tuna tartare, fusilli, and shrimp gnocchi. Absolutely delicious. The thing that out it over the top was the three amazing desserts (we ordered one and they surprised us with two others for bday/anniv). We had a table looking out at Central Park. Just great all around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Perfect weekend dining out place

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excelente servicio, exquisita la comida, un lugar para disfrutar de una buena cena. Elegante y tranquilo.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrated an anniversary here for the second year in a row. Highly recommend Marea for an occasion, lunch or dinner with a group. The service is always spot on and lovely. The location could not be more New York, right on central parks and steps from Columbus Circle. And then there’s the food.....it’s one of my absolutely favorite meals. If seafood and Italian are your thing then Marea is for you. Share plates to start, order a pasta for yourself and an entree. Do not miss the lobster burrata caprese. Best bite of our trip.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome food, first class service, excellent wine.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Elegantly energetic atmosphere with a creative and delectable menu; fresh fish and homemade pastas are the specialties; top notch service--request Darnell--she is delightful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful high quality food. Delicious bread. Lovely decor. Expensive but worth it. Busy and lively but appreciated that We could talk to each other without screaming. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Marea was absolutely incredible. Great service and even better food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful meal incredibly fresh ingredients, unique menu, very pricey, great if you have an expense account to charge it to or for special occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The best pasta in the town. Great restaurant.
Very good bread and banbolony

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

You must ask if your tolerance of spice is not unconditional. This is a lovely very expensive restaurant. My friend and I chose the same main course so I can not evaluate many options.
It is a nice place and if you order carefully you can be very happy.

Tags: Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Perhaps it was because we were seated in the far back area between two large tables of business dinner guests but we felt forgotten and neglected as we had to ask for everything from bread to water as the staff constantly swept through the main dining room and rarely came to our section. Not to mention the wait time between the second and third course was exceedingly long and the final wait to have the check delivered to the table was ridiculous. Yes, the food was good but with such subpar service it didn't leave a lasting impression and at the high price point, we really could never whole heartedly recommend Marea as a exceptional dining experience. It all comes down to lack of service and hospitality. Save your money... go to Gramercy Tavern or Gotham Bar and Grill where it is perfection from the minute you walk in the door until you leave.

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