240 Central Park S (at 59th St. & Broadway), New York, NY 10019, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • Noon–2:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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  • Eater

    Michael White knocks it out of the park at his high-end Italian seafood spot. Go big on the crudo, followed with pasta and whatever fish they're most excited about that day. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · September 18, 2010
  • Bravo

    I could live on the uni and lardo ricci, perfect langostines or bone marrow and octopus fusilli. The choice and quality are staggeringly good. -Gail Simmons, Top Chef

    Bravo · January 27, 2010
  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual Restaurant issue. Read more

    Bon Appetit Magazine · September 21, 2010
  • Travel Channel

    Get the awesome, over-the-top "fusilli with octopus and bone marrow" at Marea. As seen on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations - Food Porn 2.

    Travel Channel · August 4, 2011
  • The New York Times

    Recommended: Ricci, lobster and burrata, slow-poached egg, fusilli, spaghetti, Dover sole, steak, langoustines. Read more

    The New York Times · May 5, 2010
  • Eater

    Order the now-famous fusilli with octopus & bone marrow or the spaghetti with sea urchin and crab. For those that don't like fish, the aged sirloin steak with bone marrow panzanella. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · January 11, 2012
  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    Must Order: Pick a pasta, any pasta--all the fresh shapes are made in-house. Crudo (think Italian sushi) showcases White's mastery of all things fish. Read more

    Bon Appetit Magazine · March 31, 2011
  • La Dolce Vita

    Two Michelin stars.

    La Dolce Vita · December 21, 2011
  • The New Yorker

    Having already appropriated northern Italy (via Alto) and southern Italy (via Convivio), chef Michael White takes on the coast with this shrine to seafood. Read more

    The New Yorker · August 24, 2010
  • How To Make It In America

    Michael White is knocking it out of the park with his high end Italian seafood spot.

    How To Make It In America · February 5, 2010
  • DailyCandy

    On any given visit, you’ll see famous faces (as well as “upper-generation” folks) at Michael White’s restaurant. Order fusilli with red wine-braised octopus and bone marrow.

    DailyCandy · February 4, 2013
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    A sip from the aperitif and digestif trolley is the perfect start and finish to your incredible meal. - Inspector

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 16, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Stunning setting for this great seafood themed restaurant right on Central Park South. Our picks? The octopus fusilli, dover sole or veal ravioli are all delicious

    The Corcoran Group · July 15, 2010

    High-gloss images by Stefano Scheda adorn the walls of this temple to Italian coastal cuisine.

    BLOUIN ARTINFO · June 30, 2010
  • Fred W.

    Fusilli with bone marrow and octopus is the call at Marea

    Fred Wilson · November 2, 2012
  • Serious Eats

    Excellent, elegant Italian seafood and pasta in a casual setting near Central Park.

    Serious Eats · April 20, 2013
  • Natalie

    bone marrow pasta - it's fantastic

    Natalie · January 8, 2010
  • Eunice C.

    get the lardo and sea urchin crostini

    Eunice C. · September 25, 2009
  • Showtime Network

    You can’t get fresher seafood without rocks in your pockets. (But thanks for the offer, Micheletto.)

    Showtime Network · April 1, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Octopus Bone Marrow Fusilli

    Foodspotting · January 12, 2011
  • Kenny L.

    You should Sea Urchin. This is the best. Don't forget'

    Kenny Lee · May 12, 2013
  • Ali H.

    The fusilli with octopus and bone marrow was the best pasta dish I've ever had!

    Ali Hiller · January 14, 2013
  • Pat N.

    Everything. Especially the lobster with burrata and the steak.

    Pat Nakajima · June 5, 2012

    We love the painstaking attention to detail: everything from the tableware to the exotic species of fish is chosen with utmost care. And that spaghetti with crab and sea urchin… we can't get enough! Read more · January 23, 2012
  • GourmetLive

    When Chef Michael White turns his hand to seafood, the results are pretty much what you would expect: wholly satisfying, free of fussiness, but with just enough flourishes to make it special.

    GourmetLive · October 17, 2010
  • Helmut Lang

    NY. The homemade fusilli pasta with octopus and shaved bone marrow was out of control. A decadent and delightful experience. Read more

    Helmut Lang · July 27, 2010
  • Eatocracy

    Just named Best New Restaurant at the James Beard Awards so reservations may be tight. But, it's worth the fuss to order fusilli with red wine braised octopus and bone marrow and eat at the bar.

    Eatocracy · June 10, 2010
  • Samantha H.

    Amazing veal chop. A must get.

    Samantha Hammock · May 15, 2013
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    #4 - IWalked NYC's Top 10 Italian Restaurants. Specializes in Italian coastal cuisine (variety of seafood dishes). Bright/airy ambience is perfect dining experience after walk in Central Park.<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 24, 2011

    Recommended: Sunday brunch! Read more

    BLOUIN ARTINFO · June 29, 2011
  • Jennifer  K.

    Tasting menu all the way!

    Jennifer  Kim · April 11, 2011
  • Staff Picks

    Check out Michael White's newest restaurant Marea in Central Park. Serving up the iconic fusilli with red wine-braised octopus and bone marrow. It's a must have in New York. Read more

    Staff Picks · August 19, 2014
  • harryh

    Just like everyone else I've gotta recommend the fusilli with bone marrow and octopus as well as the lobster with burrata.

    harryh · April 28, 2014
  • Brett M.

    Sugarbush is a fantastic mix of bourbon and maple syrup. Combine with some foie gras and Hawaiian swordfish and leave happy, or have the lobster ravioli and leave euphoric.

    Brett M · January 10, 2013
  • Erin G.

    Everything here is amazing. Standouts: burrata w/ lobster, seafood risotto, fusilli w/ octopus, and the steak. Omg the steak.

    Erin Gleason · June 5, 2012
  • Casie A.

    Though any Italian will advise against mixing seafood and cheese, the lobster and burrata here is swoon-worthy.

    Casie Attardi · May 15, 2012
  • Kathie R.

    Will cost you a months' rent or mortgage payment but worth every penny. Michael White is a master with pasta.

    Kathie Roth-Johnson · March 4, 2012
  • Marcy P.

    fusilli with grilled octopus and bone marrow is to die for!

    Marcy Palmer-Manning · September 19, 2011
  • joseph r.

    One of the best for service and seafood. VERY impressive menu...a MUST.

    joseph raccuglia · September 15, 2011
  • CCnyc

    Fusilli (w/ octopus and bone marrow)

    CCnyc · October 12, 2014
  • Jessica A.

    OCTOPUS. (The appetizer, the fusilli). So delicious.

    Jessica Almog · August 16, 2014
  • Phil P.

    Grilled octopus appetiser was absolutely delicious!

    Phil P · August 14, 2014
  • Megan J.

    Wonderful fancy lunch spot. We skipped on the pasta and had oysters, starters, scallops/halibut, and dessert, but all were superb.

    Megan Johnson · August 6, 2014
  • Gothamist

    A full serving of the strozzapreti runs $33, but it comes with all the fixings: fresh lumps of jumbo crab and sea urchin, tossed in a delicate sauce and sprinkled with basil. Read more

    Gothamist · August 1, 2014
  • Lizzy B.

    Definitely the best Italian restaurant in New York :) all the dishes so good!

    Lizzy Bezverkha · January 5, 2014
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Highlights are the cuttlefish with bottarga, lobster and burrata, and the John Dory. Don't skip the olive bread either. – Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · December 2, 2013
  • Jen

    If you love sea urchin then you must get the Ricci.

    Jen · September 15, 2013
  • Shawn K.

    Perfect place to enjoy quality seafood, especially for families with kids :)

    Shawn Kim · August 24, 2013
  • Tony H.

    Worst stares restaurant I've been to. Super long wait, 20+ mins wait for 3 courses. Scallop over cook, mediocre pasta, bland octopus. Server does not explain dishes well. Very bad!

    Tony Huang · July 2, 2013
  • Vanity Fair

    Comedian Eddie Izzard talked transvestitism, dieting, and being fearless over appetizers of Pacific snapper and tuna tartare at this mecca for Italian seafood on Central Park South.

    Vanity Fair · May 6, 2013

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