My wife and I heard a lot about Marea. The food, the service and yes the $$$$. As food lovers we were not swayed and still decided to give it a try. No Regrets! The flavors were amazing. We had the stuffed squid (ridiculous), grilled octopus (perfectly cooked and tender), seafood stew (the most decadent herb and seafood broth) and 50-day aged sirloin (flavor and texture that I've never had before). Also, if you do get to visit Marea - see if you can get Alison to be your server. She made our dining experience relaxed and her recommendations were spot on perfect.