Marea

4.7
6858 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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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)
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Phone number
(212) 582-5100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jared Gadbaw
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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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.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.
Reviews from verified diners
6,858 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
81%
Very Good
13%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
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4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EG
New York Area
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

I have been to Marea before and had generally good experience, but this time was somewhat dissapointed with food, appetizers were flavorful but not impressive and entries were mediocre. Pasta was too oily, and halibut didn't combine well with the sides, the fish itself was very prepared perfectly. Service was great as always.

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RJ
San Francisco
2.0
Dined 4 days ago

Let me put it this way, nothing outstanding, in my opinion many non Michelin stars restaurants are either as good or better than Marea. Make yourself a favor and go spend your money somewhere else.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Professional, helpful, without being intrusive. They avoid the arrogantly aloof gestalt that many top tier restaurants in the city love to adopt.
Always is a perfect experience.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Husband’s birthday.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Great birthday

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LT
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

A lovely venue with most attentive staff who took the time to explain various dishes as well as wines. The four selection tasting menu had so many delicious offerings that it was difficult to choose. Dinner was leisurely paced and the experience was totally wonderful.

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Greensboro
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

I and my guests made a 4 top at lunch Ina Monday and were seated promptly in the lounge-ier area to the left. It was very comfortable, and the service greeted us warmly and quickly. Our questions were met expertly and the server helped us course out our add on requested pastas so that everyone could share and enjoy them. The food is absolutely unique at Marea and the pastas are unforgettable. My guests and I opted for the 2 course business lunch but added a la carte pastas the service helped us in sharing. Stracci served with pulled rabbit ragu, artichokes and favas was creamy yet light and flavor packed, it stood out along side the gnochetti and fusili. The fusili with octopus and bone marrow is one of Nycs most popular food destinations. It is rich and tangy, packed with tender baby octopus and flavors of basil and red wine. My favorite and what I think is the best pasta I have ever eaten though is the Gnochetti ruby shrimp. The pasta has the perfect chew and is in a fantastic sauce of shrimp, rosemary, tomato and exploding with amazing flavor. Dessert was a wonderful ball of lemon flavor, layered cake lemon curd, and lemon sorbet on the side. We also shared a strawberry semifreddo as pictured. Marea is worth the trip. Just.. so.. good

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RE
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

Great fine dining, well worth the two Michelin stars. Every dish was amazing from plating to texture to taste. The kind of food that makes you go "wow" when you take a bite.

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Tampa
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

This restaurant experience exceeded our expectations. We were in NYC to celebrate our 21st anniversary and dining at Marea was the pinnacle of our celebration!

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Adelaide / SA
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Excelente en todos los sentidos, el mejor restaurante italiano de Nueva York.

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OM
Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

I’ve been wanting to try Marea for a few years now and I finally was able to grab a reservation while on town. I have to say our server was absolutely amazing. It everything else just wasn’t. I feel like the menu looked amazing on paper but the taste just didn’t live up to the hype. Something big was missing.

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CD
Detroit
2.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Bread was bad-Whole wheat was a brick and sourdough was mushy. Food was mediocre. Don’t know how it has Michelin stars.

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Denver
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Great service with exceptional homemade pasta and fresh seafood!

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m
New York Area
2.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

over priced and not my kind of place--food was salty and salad type items mediocre

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MD
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Another wonderful meal at Marea, simply the best Italian restaurant in New York City. Every dish is deeply flavored, unique and delicious. It's expensive, and worth it.

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CT
San Francisco
3.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

This was our second time to dine in one week. First time was excellent experience for lunch but the dinner was not as good as the first time. Pastas are the best dishes by far

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SD
3.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

team service was terrible. you ask for something the waiter team member tells someone else to do it, who doesn’t follow through. More than once. Excellent restaurants have excellent dedicated waiters, and not a team that’s not a team, with language barrier issues as well.

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M
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Ristorante ottimo e di gran classe. Nulla da eccepire su nessun aspetto.

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

I think the food here is great, and service great too. However, the value for money is not. But I guess that’s what you should expect from a. Michelin starred restaurant. Decor is a little outdated and clientele more on the mature side.

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NI
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

The service was bad.They forgot my moscato and the waitress was not at all friendly or welcoming.

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KH
Denver
3.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Based upon prior reviews I expected this to be a dining experience. The service was adequate at best. The food was good but nothing was great. It was an exceptionally average meal at high end New York City pricing

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Second time enjoying the 4 course with wine pairing. Great experience.

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SS
Portland
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

The whole dining experience at Marea was fantastic! Service was impeccable, food absolutely delicious, and ambience totally inviting! Would highly recommend!

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Mexico City
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Outstanding. Nice food and place

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BP
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Came in with high expectations, and they were exceeded. Incredible food with absolutely perfect service, the attention to detail stands out.

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

We liked this restaurant. We plan to go back

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Simply the best for a grown up experience of great food and service in a civilized beautiful setting.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Love everything about Marea. Can’t wait to go again.

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Miami
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

All top notch as usual, however, I felt the Manila Clams and pasta should be served al denta rather than “ soft”. All else, perfect.

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San Francisco
3.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Food was a bit salty.

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Miami
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Amazing!!! As usual. Ivan is always so kind and the food is something off the world!
My favorite restaurant in NYC

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Stated occasion was anniversary but mentioned we were also celebrating a birthday. Magically a gratis (delicious) dessert arrived along with the one we ordered to share.

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RS
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

What a wonderful experience. The food was beyond great, the service was super, the wine pairing was perfect with just the right amount for the course served. Our server Karol is someone we will request when we dine there again. We were in the City (from Tennessee) to celebrate our 53 wedding anniversary and will be back again next year to celebrate our 54th.

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Eater listed their octopus and bone marrow pasta on their "iconic dishes of New York", so this brought me here, and that certainly didn't disappoint. But neither did the other offerings, either. Spanish mackerel crostini and the scallop tartaletta were bright and spring-like. And my dining companion's tagliatelle with squid ink and some other deliciousness I cannot remember certainly wowed me; if Eater had said THAT was an iconic dish of New York, I would have believed it. Desserts were heavenly, but my food coma prevents me from remembering them more specifically. A lovely evening all around.

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

While I considered Marea my favorite restaurant in New York, my experience this past time was less than stellar. The food is always amazing. Love the fuscili, lobster barrata, and the dessert I had. The service was pretty bad though. The drinks took a long time at the bar, the waiter took a long time to come to the table, refills took a fair bit of time as well, they did not have a second bottle of the wine we ordered. My espresso also never came. The check took forever to arrive.

While all of these things individually are not a big deal, taken collectively, my Marea experience fell well short of the mark. Our waiter also disappeared after we ate dessert. I flagged another and asked for a check. It took another fifteen minutes or so. For such a wonderful place with great food, I left with a bad taste in my mouth, especially having dropped $600 on dinner.

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EB
Miami
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

There was no dish here that didn’t wildly surpass my expectations. A new one to put on the rotation!

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JD
Orlando
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was good, very slow coming to you, so if you’re mot planning on spending 3 hours there, you may want to consider your options.

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JB
Chicago
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Superb oysters and lobster, and generally good ingredients all around, with some minor exceptions (flavorless cherry tomatoes, for example). Excellent white wines by the glass, well-described by our waiter. Wonderful bread. Service was a bit perfunctory, and sometimes awkward - our table was next to a column, which made it difficult to serve and clean without reaching across the table. The pasta (crab with stewed tomatoes) was the only real disappointment. While it tasted fine, it was heavy, and the flavor grew monotonous.

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FI
Washington DC
1.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was not cooked properly and tasted sub par to any average restaurant. OverprIced. Not worth your time or money. No view of plaza!

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

The first time I went to Marea which was in the winter it was exceptional, but this time I wasn’t as impressed with the food and didn’t feel so great after eating it! It’s unfortunate, but I feel this place is slipping.

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