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240 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #99 of 11,866 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broadway
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.
Description: 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.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It is expensive, but worthwhile. The service is great and the menu super Italian. The server, Katherin, was attentive, delicate and floated around imperceptibly. Super. As starter, I had the "polipo crudo al taglio" - five small sashimi slices of octopus. The flavor was great, but for $17 I expected some more slices...ten, maybe. For main dish I ordered "fusili"... More 

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kuala lumpur
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Certainly lives up to its name as being a 2 star michelin restaurant! A friend and i had a late lunch at marea and we opted for their set lunches - a 2 course meal. Service was excellent and food exceptionally tasty! was a tad pricy but not exorbidant for a michelin restaurant! Only complaint was that we overheard the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The food at Marea is always outstanding. The seafood is of course excellent but the pasta could be the best I have had anywhere. They cook pasta to perfection and that isn't easy. Often it is either over or under-done. Not at Marea. Very good sommelier as well.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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99 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food is exceptionally well prepared and presented. The dining room is stunning and the location is exceptional. It really was our best meal of the trip. The only thing keeping it from a five-star experience for us was the overall attitude of the team. From greeting at the front door to the absurd attitude copped by our waiter, this... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I truly enjoyed the lunch and the food was great but I can't say that it was the best food ever. The choices are not typical and even somewhat extravagant. Portions are small but prices are not. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff is spectacular. While I would certainly go back, I don't know that it would be my... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had an early reservation (only time available), but we never felt rushed and enjoyed a relaxed, fabulous meal. We went with the prixe fixe menu, and had a wine pairing added. The food was superb (branzino especially), and all the wines worked perfectly. The wait staff was top notch: friendly but not familiar, very knowledgeable about all the food. A... More 

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Top Contributor
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We had dined at Marea once before and had a wonderful experience so we decided to go again to celebrate a birthday. Again we had a delicious meal. We had the four course price-fixed dinner which consisted of an "appetizer", (many choices) a half pasta, a main course, and dessert. Marea is basically a seafood restaurant although there are a... More 

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Stone Ridge, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Marea was highly recommended to us by friends. Having been to other Michelin rated restaurants throughout our travels, we were happy to spend time and money there. Let me just say that we decided to order the chefs tasting menu and it was sub-par. The sommelier was excellent. the food was below average. Service was good but the food was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were lucky enough to dine at Marea during a recent trip to NYC a few weeks ago and it was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Marea is Zagat rated as the best Italian restaurant in the city so my expectations were quite high to put it mildly. This plus seeing Anthony Bourdain pretty much turn... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ahhh the crudo was excellent - tuna, mackerel and snapper. My pasta was perfect ricotta and spinach. Service excellent. Unfortunately we were seated at a table which was 5 inches from the silverware station. This meant every time a table was set - the server would get silverware - very noisy, very invasive, certainly diminished the experience significantly. Not very... More 

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Additional Information about Marea

Address: 240 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212.582.5100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: Seafood

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