Marea

4.7
6976 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Additional
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.
What 6976 People Are Saying
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Miami
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in new York!
Everything was excellent and the service outstanding ! Thank you to all the staff for a wonderfull experience

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MN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a lovely casually elegant space, food is excellent, enhanced by very graciously attentive service staff.

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b
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was excellent! Highly recommend

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went to Marea to celebrate our second anniversary. For context, we have had the pleasure of experiencing a small handful of New York’s celebrated restaurants (but certainly not all!)

Ambiance: it’s actually a surprisingly crowded restaurant and the overall architecture/design is extremely simple. Maybe too simple.

Service: the service is good, certainly Michelin star worthy but not distinctly differentiated. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, but nothing out of the ordinary for a high end spot.

Food: All of the food is very well cooked and definitely enjoyable. The lobster barrata is crisp, clean and refreshing but it does taste exactly as you’d expect. The famous fussili is cooked al dente and is enjoyable but we were pleasantly surprised by the earthiness of the risotto—one of our favorites. He mains are good, but nothing extraordinary. Desserts to me were the same.

Overall you can’t be disappointed by food cooked this well, but I was surprised to know it had 2 Michelin stars and for that reason, perhaps had a higher bar.

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NJ
Miami
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is visually very appealing, especially its bar, and it has a sense of occasion. The table linens and china were first-rate, as was the service. We asked for a quiet table, we were given exactly that--even with good light--and the noise level was a nice hum without requiring any need to talk loudly.

The food is heavily seafood and ideal for us, but its nationality was not identifiable. It wasn't Italian except by the names given to menu choices. It wasn't French. Was it "New American"? Hard to tell. Mostly, the food was not memorable, even re-memorable a few days later. Good and pleasant ingredients combined to produce good food without distinct flavors. A given fish could have been any fish.

All of this comes at a price. Our two prix-fixe dinners were $112 each, we had two drinks and a bottle of (for this list) modest wine, and our tab was $525 after tax and tip. We know the upscale Manhattan restaurant scene. That said, this experience was dubiously worth the price.

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Will definitely go back.

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JG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

You will not be disappointed with the food, it is excellent!

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J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think Marea is probably the best restaurant in New York. It has amazing food, service that is just the right amount of formal and informal, a great wine list, and a beautiful interior. Plus, it's fun and has a great buzz. It's not inexpensive by any stretch, but you can spend just as much in NYC for meals that are not nearly as memorable or delicious.

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O
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and attentive service. Fresh homemade pasta.

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AE
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my (and my wife's) lives. Absolutely fantastic, and the service was superb.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always satisfied

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant
The service was great
And the food was delicious
I will Recomendacion this restaurant to all my friends in Mexico

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G
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!!

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NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time dining at Marea. The reviews we read were very helpful, and the restaurant did not disappoint us. Everything was outstanding about our experience. Very friendly, courteous staff and great atmosphere. 4 course prefixe option allowed a taste of all that Marea has to offer. All courses were timed well and food was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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NY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still riding at the front of inventive and wonderful cuisine in NYC. One of the very best.

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LI
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, Great staff, Great wines.
Overall great for seafood lover.

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s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter forgot the special desert for my husband’s 50th. It was a little awkward when I had to actually ask for his birthday cake.

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GI
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

When we arrived there was no wait, gave us a table which was not very good close to the stairwell when there were other tables available, we asked for another table.
The food was excellent as usual we asked for the four course menu, but the service was very slow, it took us three hours to have dinner.
The atmosphere was soso there were people with jackets and tie like me but also people badly dressed, short sleeve shirts and very casual.
The price was also very high, we had dinner the night before at a very high end NYC restaurant and the bill for two was $350, at Marea it was $550 with the same price bottle of wine.
So the question to ask is it worth the good food with the three hours service and higher price?

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was incredible, I met Leonard Lauder and shared great conversation with incredibly kind couple next to us, and we got a complimentary dessert which was very thoughtful.

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b
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops were delicious, and the mushroom risotto was outstanding.

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GM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New York’s finest. Never disappoints.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We went here for a special occasion, and perhaps we don't have the palate, but we found two of the courses to be kind of meh, particularly the risotto vongole. The panna cotta was extraordinary.

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GW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Marea is wonderful. The food is not only delicious but the presentation is outstanding. The people who work here are the nicest and handle your every need with a smile and the ambience is nice for any occasion. I will be back for sure and in fact will be coming back October 2nd when I get a reservation to celebrate another birthday.

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IA
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food we’ve ever had. Sashimi style primi are full of flavor, pastas are perfect and the dover sole is the best I’ve eaten in my life

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome restaurant but someone decided that 1970s disco/funk muzac would be appropriate.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

We sat at the bar which was fairly empty throughout our time there. The maitre d’ sat a family of four to sit on the three seats on top of us. He even carried a wooden high chair into the tiny area. Since when can small children be seated at a bar?
This was very poor judgment and unprofessional. It ruined the entire vibe of sitting at the bar.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!!

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1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, superb service, awesome ambiance. We were impressed by the food, the attentiveness of the servers and the graciousness of the manager. Thank you for a delightful brunch. We will be back.

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London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

White wine was not cold! Had to be cooled down

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 5

Dissatisfied. Was expecting a lot more. Pastas were nothing special. Let down for sure. I have gone to 5 restaurants so far on my trip that all Michelin Star and marea I was looking forward to the most but it was a disappointment. Great service though.

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JC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Marea. The service was outstanding and the food is impeccable.

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Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we are in NYC we go to Maria. It is outstanding in every way. The food, atmosphere and service are excellent. It is fine dining. Very expensive, but worth it.

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable Cusine & service, certainly will reccomend and personally continue Marea as a "must" on monthly NYC visits

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marea is great value for a seafood Michelin restaurant and if you care about food, it’s a great casual option, no fuss reservation with fine china.

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitstaff, the food is outstanding, must return to.

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CS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and fresh seafood creations! Perfect for foodies and special occasions.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very very good. Ravioli and octopus was amazing also the entree fish too. Only thing i would leave a small comment about the dessert. It was little too sweet for my taste. Everything was amazing.

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RL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent experience in every respect. This was my first time back in several years, and I was pleased to see that Marea’s quality has continued to be at a very high level.

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JI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never write reviews but Marea deserves one. A beautiful experience from the moment you walk in the door with exceptional service and incredible food and drinks. My new favorite.

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PM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, lunch was an excellent, almost calming time to try the fares. noise level was perfect, pacing ideal. as a diner who prefers more casual spots, they seem to read tables well and backed off service so it wasn't overbearing. i'll be back, for certain.

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