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240 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #92 of 11,777 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This was my second time at Marea, both times after seeing the Nutcracker at the Lincoln Center. The food is delicious and the menu selection is varied and vast, with lots of options especially for gluten-free diners (I didn't chose it but they make their own gluten free pasta). The food was, once again, very tasty and well presented and... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is a "must go to" spot. The food is excellent, the atmospher is good. Highly recommend reserving weeks in advance at least until the next trendy spot opens and takes it's place.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Pleased at the ease of making reservations. . . . We arrived and were immediately attended to and seated for dinner. Ordered white truffle pasta, the steak, sole and the prawns. Everyone was pleased with their meals. The sole was crispy with choice of 4 sauces (light lemon sauce was my choice). The steak was huge and amazing. Cooked to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It's not easy to make a review of double Michelin starred restaurant. I'm so lucky to have eaten in many great and award-winning restaurants. All outstanding but someone with an edge over others. Marea is one of these!

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Great food, excellent location and professional service at Marea! We had the lunch menu which is very affordable - $47 for 2 courses and dessert at around $15. The antipasti was great - the octopus and the ricotta with beets. Pasta was perfect and the classical Affogato for dessert - what does a man need more...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked well ahead as it was close to Christmas. I had raw sardines on fragile cucumber slices. Tasty but a minute portion for $20.00. The roasted monkfish was slightly undercooked. My husband had excellent oysters, a pasta and red snapper. The latter was excellent but he still had room for dessert. Portions are small. Espresso was excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Absolutely one of my best meals ever. Great location, excellent service and the food, oh my, the food. We started with the must have Ricci (Sea Urchin on toast with Lardo), the razor clams, langoustine and big eye tuna. The Ricci is one of the best things you will ever taste, it is simply sublime. The other starters had an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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