Exelente restaurante y Exelente comida!!
Great food and fantastic service!
Food was amazing. Great wine options. Service was a bit choppy for a high end restaurant, wasn't wowed.
Great dining experience. We did the prefix and had a fabulous meal with amazing service. The scallops and fish stew were tasty and portioned just right after our antipasto and pasta dishes. I highly recommend the squid ink pasta. It was little raviolis that we’re an amazing burst of flavor. The desserts did not disappoint . We had the warm donuts and gelato/sorbet. The mandarin orange was our favorite. It was my boyfriends birthday and they brought us an extra dessert with a candle, which was a really nice touch.
Every dish we had was incredible and the service was on point. Favorites: Fusili with octopus/bone marrow, Astice, Sgombro, Capesante.
Liked the food and services. The staff were courteous!
DELICIOUS FOOD! THE 2-STAR MICHELIN RATING IS WELL DESERVED!
If I’m spending $500 for dinner, I don’t expect to be sat directly adjacent to a serving station which waiters return to every 5 minutes, opening drawers and rattling cutlery around.
This is one of the best restaurants in New York. The lobster burrata is very special. It is a gourmet Italian restaurant known for sea urchin, a must try. A real dining experience!
Very cozy and generous ambience. Loved the experience!
The tartare was well prepared and tasty. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the uni sauce very distinct. Fine selection of wines. The creme brûlée was awesome!
Although the food was excellent, the main course had to be sent back because it was cold. The white wine was also too warm. We had to ask that it be returned to be put on ice, leaving the wine that was already poured a bit warm.
Another great meal at Marea!
Excellent food, good ambiance, and nice service. We had the prix fix menu and it was very leisurely. Would definitely go back.
Our first visit to Marea. Not sure what a took us so long. The menu is a little confusing, but we went with the $109 pre-fixe, and the waiter was very helpful with the choices. They divided up all the dishes for my wife and I to share, so it felt more like an extensive tastings menu. The food was fantastic, start to finish. Also, this was probably the BEST service that we have had anywhere in the past few years. All in all, a wonderful meal, and even felt fairly reasonable price-wise, given the quality of the food and service, with respect to comparable NYC restaurants. Highly recommended.
Food is good. More about presentation than the taste though. And it’s an unnecessarily stuffy atmosphere. Staff do seem to have an air of superiority which I find unnecessary. My lunchtime $9 double espresso kept me awake all night. Not sure whether that was the “hit” or the price. In summary, I would rate the fixed price lunch at, say, Del Posto and Bouley (food, value, atmosphere, service and ambience) as out of this world. I sadly can’t say that about Marea.
I thought the food and the experience were both fabulous. A standout was the pasta!
We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Wonderful food, service and atmosphere!
We had lunch and the meal was wonderful. Lovely surroundings, quiet enough for conversation and great service. Decor was rich and subdued, perfect for dining in a fine restaurant. Food was delicious, portions just the right size. I had halibut; great flavor and moist. My husband had steak which was delicious. Waiter recommended an excellent wine to accompany our meal. Be prepared for a pricey lunch.
Only problem I could see was that the restrooms were accessed by a staircase and that might be a problem for someone having difficulty with climbing steps.
Impeccable. The entire meal- crudo, oysters, lobster burrata, fusilli, sea bass, and cheese/pear dessert- was superb. But above and beyond was the service. Our server Micheal is one of a kind. His guidance and gifts along the way made this a dining experience my husband and I will always remember. (A shout out to the Sommeliers too!) Thank you, thank you.
Truly spectacular experience from the moment we walked in until we left. We cannot say enough good things about Marea. We have been there numerous times and it continues to wow and amaze us. Favorites included the crudo course, octopus and fusilli (classics), black sea bass and the langoustines. The wine service was excellent as was our waiter and everyone else who helped make it a special evening.
My dishes were overly salted. The background music was too loud for converaation.
Great dining experience. Just went in on a recommendation from a friend as it was our first time in New York. Great service from the second we walked in including complementary dishes from the chef. Very fast and attentive staff made us feel right at home. Pasta was delicious!!
I am lucky to dine here twice a year for the last
five years. Every meal is perfect presentation,
faultless service, a wise wine list with good
value and splurges. The tables are so well
crafted with flowers--Marea's menu is
attractive to me regardless of season.
We went there for my Birthday dinner and we were disappointed. Food was average. Service was terrible. We were waiting to make an order for 45 minutes. During the dinner waiter didn't pay attention to us and actually was very rude (everybody at the table felt this). Experience was average for a Michelin star restaurant. We would not return.
The restaurant is a relatively short walk from the theater district. My wife and I went there after a matinee. The decor is definitely upscale, soothing with significant brown tones. The tables are reasonably far apart. The restrooms are very nice. The service was excellent. The prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. The wine list is extensive but there are many under $100.00 options and the sommelier was very helpful. I told him the region of Italy I was interested in, the price range and he suggested a perfect wine. With respect to food, I would suggest the four course prix fixe -- it provides lots of options and a sampling from all parts of the menu. I loved my grilled octopus, the mushroom risotto was perfect and my main course (venison) was excellent. We had a great evening and plan to return.
Darnell as a server was exquisite! Food was great! Locations is great!
Worth every penny. Worth. Every. Penny.
Probably the most overrated restaurant I have ever eaten at. I cannot understand how this restaurant has a two star Michelin rating . The food had no flavor and was very blah no seasoning no taste just a huge financial waste. I come to New York City often and have eaten at many great Italian restaurants and I can’t understand how this restaurant is noted for Italian food. I give this restaurant a thumbs down ,not my idea of an Italian restaurant at all.
Absolutely lovely restaurant with food that is always delicious and so many great choices!
The staff is on top of their game and the sommelier always helps us find something unusual and right for our courses. We love to come here. It is comfortable and easy to talk without yelling to the person next to you. It was a lovely way to spend my birthday! And many other birthdays before that!
i hav been there before and it is just unbelievable maybe one of nyc’s most memorable evenings each dish just amazing
We did the fixed price four course and every dish was incredible. The pastas were SO good and we had scallops as our last dish which were just to die for. Perfectly cooked, they just kind of melted in your mouth. The bread they serve is really good too! We had the chocolate dessert and also the lemon one as well as an order of cinnamon sugar donuts and everything was excellent and so rich and full of flavor. Definitely coming back
Major disappointment. The crudi were good, though small. They had run out out of what I initially ordered, the mackerel, which given the limited choice on the menu was disappointing, but the little portion of passera (fluke) was good, and the polypo were outstanding. But both our pasta courses were woefully over-salted. This can happen to one - but both? (And we are salt lovers who often find ourselves disappointed when health-conscious friends offer bland, under-salted food.) That should not be. The final straw was a $6.50 watery espresso. Admittedly the coffee did not have the acidity that bedevils so many NY coffee places' espresso, but it was still just frankly weak. I am perfectly willing to pay a prix-fixe of $57.00 for a two course lunch - but the food has got to be better.
Although being a visitor to NYC, I would like to have occasions every four seasons.
Excellent signature dishes that hit the spot! Marea had excellent food and a great environment for any date night!
Another disappointment from Michael White. How did this place get two Michelin stars? The recurring theme of Chef White’s restaurants is a spectacular lack of consistency. Sometimes, it is as intended and is sublime. Other times, it is an utterly lazy display of intentions. Unfortunately, this has been my experience at several of his establishments. And as the the only constant is the lack of execution, I can’t help but say that I will not be frequenting his establishments any time soon.
Let’s start the unexciting and uninspired wine list. Instead of being excited about any of the wines, I had to find one that I could tolerate through each course. Also, what a rookie bartender you have working. Who opens a bottle of Brunello and doesn’t decant it or let it breath and flower into its true beauty?
I had the octopus appetizer. They should have served it with a steak knife, it was so tough to cut. The smoked potatoes are interesting but out of place in a dish that is mostly a horrible balance of flavors juxtaposed against an ignoble white wine that was, again, tolerable with the loosest of standards. I use better white wine for cooking.
The fusilli...the much raved about fusilli was, again, tolerable but uninspired and flat. A regular spicy tomato sauce with little evidence of fresh tomatoes and slightly too much red pepper flakes. That’s it. The octopus was again over cooked and chewy. The fusilli itself was precious with an excellent mouth feel and bite. But that’s where it stops.
All in all a disappointment. Uninspired. Unworthy.
Amazing will definitely come back
As always Marea succeeded in all aspects of great dining. We always eat there when visiting New York before the opera. Marea never disappoints. Consistently great food, service and ambience. Our waiter was terrific and made sure the food came out in a timely manner to match our schedule. He was great with offering suggestions and outstanding service. For Marea it would be very hard to improve on outstanding
We will be back next year