Marea

4.7
7297 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Marea, located within one of Manhattan's 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 offering his approach to seafood in New York.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Please join us at Marea in celebration of Easter Sunday with some of Chef Michael White’s classic dishes! We will be offering a three-course brunch for $95 from 11:15AM to 2:30PM.All reservations require a credit card, with a 48-hour cancellation policy of $50 per person.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.8

Marea is about as good as upscale eating gets in Midtown, and there’s a lot of that around. Don’t miss the bone marrow and octopus fusilli.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 7297 People Are Saying
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Go for something special.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner

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G
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. The seafood was fresh and tasty.

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J
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific packed restaurant. Hard to get a reservation. Lovely service. I started with perfect ice cold oysters, then a divine spicy crab pasta, perfectly cooked, and a lovely array of desserts. Did not sample their fish. Unfortunately we did not have enough time for the bombolina doughnuts. They did not serve their excellent bread with olive oil or butter. I had to ask for it. I would have like to see a fruit dessert on the menu...perhaps an olive oil cake with gelato and raspberries on the side. I would definitely return. By 6 pm the restaurant was completely full, with well-dressed Asians, probably tourists.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out experience at Marea was outstanding. Not only the food was marvelous but the attentions were incredible. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive to every one of our needs! One of the best dining experiences I have had recently.

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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put, Marea is just consistently excellent in food quality, quantity and service . . . and they constantly refresh the menu to boot. Bottom line, Marea is one of our 2 or 3 favorite restaurants in Manhattan.

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San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is rare for Us to give an extraordinary review for an evening dinner. we hadn’t planned on it being any more than just a special meal but what we found at Marea was that the food was not just extraordinary but special, that each dish was beautifully presented and the ingredients were used in a new way that delighted us. we will be back every time we’re in New York. we’ve decided it’s our favorite restaurant so with much appreciation we write this to celebrate the achievement here.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Marea is my favorite restaurant in Manhattan: but today the service was not great. Two of the waiters were not smiling. They did not inform us that the rice for the children was spicy, when we chose the chicken dish. Generally Marea is. Number 1 for me but I was very disappointed today. The food was great as usual. They need to just watch the service.

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L
Miami
101 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect restautrant experience from the atmosphere, fod and service. The best in New York.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWSOME service and spectacular food

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Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Marea for lunch recently and it was truly excellent as it always is. Wonderful food, imaginative but not forced, beautifully prepared, with attentive and gracious service that is in no way “overly present”. Always wonderful for lunch or dinner.

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DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Close to ten years since their opening, and still a wonderful setting to have a lovely dinner. Food is fabulous, service is impeccable and the overall experience is well worth it.

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N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A more friendly service would fit well with the outstanding food!

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son, Max, had read rave reviews about the restaurant and wanted to try their signature dish, the fusilli with octopus and marrow. I accompanied him while in a father-son bonding trip. We both had the rich and great fusilli. I am glad I paid heed. Also happy to have paid more attention to him than he paid me when younger.

The service was impeccable and generous. I met many good people there. The Italian sommelier was precise and comforting.

The totality of the restaurant is exquisite. The finest woods accompany you, even to the stairs to the restrooms!

I recommend this experience. I will come back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance

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AL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finest expression of a delicate show where protagonism lies on the plate, service is a army of well trained pawns delivering with enthusiasm and no overacting, audience captures the eye for their elegant and well mannered impressive look. Enjoyed every bit of it!

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great..

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L
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dinner! Can’t edit to return.

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V
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It disappoint me... Very small portions and nothing spectacular, plus is very overpriced. The service was very rude.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fusilli was so good

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AC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food, highly recommend the pasta and the squab appetizer. Unfortunately the service was pathetic, which is in line with the Michelin guide review. Had to wait 10 minutes before someone even came to our table, and the server forgot to bring our wine with the food. Pity because the food is spectacular...if only the service was befitting of a 2 Michelin star restaurant!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and guest service - my new fav spot.

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. Elegant, welcoming and upbeat in midtown.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Underwhelming, sorry to say. The signature dish fusilli was disappointing. I’ve had much better at a local neighborhood place. The turbot wasn’t much better. The scallops were excellent, but the white wine servings were meager. High marks for dessert, coffee and tea. But that not a very good reason to spend big, is it? The 2 Michelin stars are shocking.

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JS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great food. Great service.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The side table next to our table was covered in dust. Also our drinks took some time to arrive but the waiter was apologetic and gave us a dessert on the house so that made up for it. The food was good but small portions.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!!! Just a fabulous evening....everything about it!!

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p
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The halibut was wonderful. We are always impressed by our experiences here but this was one of the best.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service , great dinner

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J
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant becoming our favorite Manhattan Restaurant

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marea always is a excellent choice! Everything is perfect!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my cousin. Chefs tasting menu. Amazing food and a great bottle of wine. Excellent evening with top notch service as always.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some of their dishes were outstanding! Their pastas are great and the starters that we got were really good as well.
However, both of our Entrees (Scallops and Striped Bass) were very underwhelming. The Bass was overcooked so the texture was very fiber-y. The scallops were just OK, and the potatos on the side were plain out undercooked. I am 100% sure I can cook those entrees better myself.

Overall, very good! And, if we hadn't ordered those Entrees I would have thought it was a 5 star restaurant. But, for that high a price to get overcooked fish?

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M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attended a Sunday lunch and found the menu to be well portioned with choices
It’s a price fix menu and certainly reasonable for the experience
Service was a bit slow and not at the level of a five star restaurant, our server seemed new and not familiar with the menu

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Only thing I would recommend is to get that small stand out of the main dining room. My husband sat next to it and I in the booth and we both agreed it was really annoying and ruined the mood because the staff was constantly going in and out of it. It’s just too close in proximity to where your sitting. Other than that the food and service was top notch!

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ZZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

a great deal of their business lunch. The seafood is fresh and well cooked. My favorite one is their grilled octopus. So tender and flavorful. Their famous pasta Fusilli is standing out and definitely a must-have choice. Overall experience is great and will come back in the future.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was awesome! Best ravioli I’ve ever had! Also the fusilli tomato sauce was great. Thank you for that!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cumpleaños

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W
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had 2 lovely dinners at Marea this week; one unplanned on a cold wet night when I needed sustaining food and , the second planned, with my daughter. On both occasions the atmosphere was warm and welcoming and the food well-prepared, interesting and delicious. I felt well taken care of in this gracious restaurant.

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