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240 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #94 of 11,750 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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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

There was a mix up with our booking at Chef's Table Brooklyn Fare. All dressed up and no where to go, we decided to drop into Marea. Pleasantly, they found a table for us well dressed walk-in and the evening was saved. Food was fabulous as one would expect for this 2-star Michelin diner. My favourite was the Bomboloni dessert,... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing food, great wine selection, wonderful service. Highly recommended for a special meal. Don't miss it!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I came here with my husband while in New York in 2013. I looked up Anthony Bourdian to check what he would recommend and in one article he mentions marea and I had to try it. The dinning room is luxurious with impressive table settings. The food was seafood and my I say the best octopus was served here. They... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Reservation was made online and was easy to make at marea-nyc.com. The champagne selection was very large and we enjoyed a few bottles, starting at the bar before being seated at our table. We both went for the 4 course tasing menu for $99pp which we thought was fantasic value. The house special Fusili was our favourite and we also... More 

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Seattle, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our fault, we arrived late but they held our reservation regardless! never the less it left little time to enjoy all the restaurant had to offer. We explained to our server that we had a play in an hour and what could she do? we had a lovely but quick dinner and made our show!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The lunchtime menu is a delightful balance of raw and cooked dishes , portions are not large but quality is the key here and the chef certainly deliver's that. An extensive wine list combined with professional service ensures you will enjoy your meal from start to finish. This restaurant is a high end establishment located next to Central Park ,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

we (4) visited the restaurant on Thanksgiving evening and after the excellent experience at The Modern restaurant highly disappointed. The staff at the entrance were not helpfull to almost being rude. The person waiting at our table was more of a bar tender than a professinal waiter. The food was below average to being poor and to top this off,... More 

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Paris, France
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813 reviews 813 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One more visit to now two star Marea, still excellent and even better than previously. Delicious raw bar, with a large choice of raw fish and ceviche style starters; amazing pasta with seafood (do not miss sea urchin one and, especially, surprising combinations of octopus and bone marrow) and, naturally, plenty of various fishes. Not cheap but money well spend,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Memorable - one of my favorite dining experiences of all time. Everything was outstanding! The combination of seafood and Italian with terrific presentation is unbeatable. Excellent service from very knowledgeable professionals is a crowning touch. Special Occasion was made even more special by this terrific restaurant.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very buzzy, busy and high quality food restaurant and you do pay for that. The ingredients were top notch and served in a very attractive way but as diners we wanted to be told more about each dish. It seems to want to move customers a bit like on a conveyor belt with dishes being delivered and... 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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