Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 11:30 - 2:30
(daily limited bar menu from 2:30 until dinner)
What Insiders Are Saying
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.
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
In a lovely casually elegant space, food is excellent, enhanced by very graciously attentive service staff.
Food was great, service was excellent! Highly recommend
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.
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.
Outstanding food and service! Will definitely go back.
You will not be disappointed with the food, it is excellent!
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.
Amazing food and attentive service. Fresh homemade pasta.
One of the best meals of my (and my wife's) lives. Absolutely fantastic, and the service was superb.
The service was great
And the food was delicious
I will Recomendacion this restaurant to all my friends in Mexico
Excellent food and service!!!
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.
Still riding at the front of inventive and wonderful cuisine in NYC. One of the very best.
Great food, Great staff, Great wines.
Overall great for seafood lover.
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.
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?
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.
The scallops were delicious, and the mushroom risotto was outstanding.
New York’s finest. Never disappoints.
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.
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.
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
Awesome restaurant but someone decided that 1970s disco/funk muzac would be appropriate.
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.
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.
White wine was not cold! Had to be cooled down
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.
This was my second visit to Marea. The service was outstanding and the food is impeccable.
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.
Impeccable Cusine & service, certainly will reccomend and personally continue Marea as a "must" on monthly NYC visits
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.
Excellent waitstaff, the food is outstanding, must return to.
Delicious and fresh seafood creations! Perfect for foodies and special occasions.
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.
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.
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.
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.