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240 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #117 of 11,642 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
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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
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Having spend a month in New York eating at a range of restaurants this was our second last night. The food was up there with the best we have eaten to-date - perhaps anywhere in the world. The flavours were intense and delicious in every course - crudo through to dessert. The wine list is superb. The room is great.... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Keep on going back hoping that the food excellence translates to the hosts and the sommelier service. But as good as the food gets. The more surly and arrogant it gets Went there for a 65 birthday got there 20 minutes early(oh my god) the jots quickly pointed that out and sat us in the bar when asked to be... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The decor is well done but showy enough you might worry that the food is an after thought but it's not! Excellent and creative sea food with an Italian theme. A large selection of crudo and pasta many in original combinations as well as simply prepared whole fish. Lamb chops were also excellent. Portions are adequate, not large. Service excellent... More

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Chicago, IL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went here to celebrates moms 60th birthday while in NYC. One of the best meals I've ever had. We did the pre fixed which is a great value and a lot of food. The lobster appetizer was my favorite. So much lobster that was so sweet. The octopus and bone marrow pasta was phenomenal. I only wish I had... More

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Houston, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fine Italian seafood, always busy, knowledgeable staff and a very good wine list. Signature pasta with octopus and bone marrow is wonderful, as was the Dover Sole.

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92 reviews 92 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went here for my birthday. I loved every moment. The seafood was exquisite and the service was excellent. The atmosphere was refined and relaxing. We were two steps past heaven when we left.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing from start to finish. Did the prix fix tasting menu. Added on some of the extras. Still talking about the meal a year later. I got the 51 day aged Pat LaFrieda (I know in a seafood place known for their seafood) it was amazing and we all shared it. We all knawed on the bone in front of... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Today was my birthday. My best friend took me to Marea for lunch. Over the years, we've been to the Four Seasons (three times), Le Bernardin (once-and that was enough), La Grenouille (not a good experience) and the late lamented La Cote Basque. We've also been to London and Paris several times and once to Vienna. What's the point of... More

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Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal here on our last night in NYC. The restaurant is located right across the street from Central Park; we took the subway (stop is “high heels” close). We loved the atmosphere of the place. The bar is bright and inviting but never got loud. We were seated and noticed the tables were... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fantastic experience! Everything was great. Lobster and burrata salad was a blast, pasta with a crab was amazing. Vermentino worked very well as a pair. Highly recommend.

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