Marea

Marea

Seafood Restaurant and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Theater District, New York
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  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 14, 2015
    Chef Michael White's "colossal menu presents ... freshly caught pagello and branzino from Italy, as well as lobster from Nova Scotia and sea scallops from Rhode Island." -The New Yorker on TripExpert Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    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
    Upvoted May 27
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 11, 2012
    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]
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 12
    The house-made fusilli with bone marrow and baby octopus tentacles in an unctuous tomato ragout was a rich, rib-sticking contender. Sedanini swimming in a smoky cod-chowder sauce was another. -TimeOut
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyOctober 8, 2013
    It was the best decision to mix seafood and Italian when we ordered the Fusilli. The homemade pasta cooked al dente is perfectly accompanied by a rich bone marrow and braised octopus cooked tender.
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comJanuary 23, 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
  • Dina
    DinaApril 24, 2014
    Best pasta in NYC. Expensive but has a 2 course lunch option for $45. Grilled octopus and lobster for appetizers are fantastic. For pasta, fusilli with bone marrow and octopus is a must.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LanNovember 18, 2010
    Gt the tasting menu if you're hungry bits such a great deal. The pasta wig bone marrow is awesome. The squid ink pasta is nice too. Order a bottle of wine. It's almost always a better value.
  • Qbertplaya
    QbertplayaNovember 18, 2013
    They are wheelchair accessible and very kind towards my family, which is a huge plus. The food, though pricey, is excellent and was a great venue for my Dad's 70th bday. He ate everything. :-)
  • Eatocracy
    EatocracyJune 10, 2010
    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.
  • M M.
    M MApril 15, 2012
    Fancy Pants right across from Central Park South, I felt under dressed. Prix Fixe is a good way to go. Bone marrow and octopus Pasta was good the Panna cotta dessert was So good.
  • ryan b.
    ryan broganJune 17, 2010
    I had been sticking with seafood at Marea, and while not necessarily a mistake, the Veal Ravioli I had last night after lobster salad and crudi left me wondering what this place can't do right. I <3
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 24, 2011
    #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
  • Cheryl
    CherylFebruary 28, 2013
    The handmade pastas are their specialty - we tried the sea urchin one, the octopus bone marrow one, and the duck ragu and all of them were delicious. The service was also wonderful!
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SavvaJuly 14, 2013
    Freshest seafood in the city! We had the crab and sea urchin pasta, the shrimp pancetta ravioli, and the branzino. Would recommend all three. Very expensive but worth the splurge ;)
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveOctober 17, 2010
    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.
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LopezJune 19, 2015
    The fusilli with octopus was amazing. And they also have one of the best Bloody Mary's I've had in the city. I wasn't crazy about the primi piati choices, but eh.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie M.January 22
    Touted as one of the best seafood places in NYC. Dishes are uneven, though there are some interesting options to try. Not spectacular - severely overpriced and really not worth it.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Marea highlights the best in seafood and Italian cuisine. The famed pastas, such as the Fusili with Octopus and Bone Marrow, and Garganelli with Crab, never disappoint.
  • Eric K.
    Eric KuvykinMarch 10, 2014
    Eric Kuvykin said, I frequent most restaurants in NYC using www.jjlist.com to fing great people, great places and great deals. this restaurant is a definite thumbs up. Enjoy!THE BEST
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksAugust 19, 2014
    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
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsMay 22, 2012
    Sit at the bar and you can try the famous bone marrow and octopus pasta without a reservation. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out www.renhotels.com.
  • Brett M.
    Brett MJanuary 10, 2013
    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.
  • meredith k.
    meredith kerekesJuly 14, 2010
    Don't overlook the Ferratini pasta - the most elegant twist on spaghetti alla vongole in NYC. Have a glass of the aged Madeira after dinner or the Marolo Grappa & Chamomile.
  • Vanity Fair
    Vanity FairMay 6, 2013
    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.
  • Eelain S.
    Eelain SteketeeAugust 22, 2011
    MW's finest joint in NYC. MW brings magic to seafood but don't count him out when it comes to meat either. he's a genius. get the fusilli, scallops, lobster.. everything!
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimJanuary 15, 2012
    Fine 1.3: This is an Italian restaurant on Central Park South. Their crudo is excellent and when I was there I had their amazing sea urchin pasta dish as well. Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 27, 2010
    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
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 15, 2010
    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
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 4, 2013
    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.
  • M Lauren H.
    M Lauren HillJanuary 10, 2013
    Beautiful Italian dishes await at this Columbus Circle charm. The tortelli is flavorful with lobster abundance along with the myriad of awe inspiring options. Make reservations in advance and mangia!
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret MinNovember 23, 2012
    it was open on Thanksgiving Day! $99 per person for an amazing four course (appetizer, pasta/risotto, turkey/steak/fish and desserts) :)
  • Susanna M.
    Excellent meal and experience! I'd highly recommend although you can probably skip the uni toast. I love uni toast but this one is good but can pass.
  • Ana Marie 💃
    Ana Marie 💃April 16, 2015
    Try the crudos! Had tuna, cuddlefish and branzino...excellent. The octopus fusilli was highly recommended and definitely met up to the hype. Great resto!
  • yusi x.
    yusi xieJuly 7, 2014
    Their sea urchin dish is sooo delicious. I forgot the name of that dish but it's one of the most fresh uni that I ever had. It's a place worth trying.
  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencyOctober 22, 2012
    all the top foodies highly recommend this place. If you're looking for best dinner and a show..this is the dinner half, we can take care of the rest. ;)
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineMarch 31, 2011
    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
  • Pramod P.
    Pramod PaiMay 8, 2015
    They offers seafood selections devoted to crudo, a wide variety of raw oysters, clams and antipasti. http://freshnyc.com/italian/new-york-city-italian-seafood-paradise-marea-nyc
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GNovember 18, 2010
    you should share portions since you will want to taste everything- and don't forget to order Rigatoni with octopus and marrow- it's very rich but AMAZING
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 18, 2010
    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
  • 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
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumJanuary 24, 2011
    A top favorite restaurant that has you craving it the second you step out the door. Spaghetti crab, santa barbara sea urchin, basil pasta is phenomenal!
  • Tony H.
    Tony HuangJuly 2, 2013
    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!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 4, 2011
    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.
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissFebruary 3
    It's like Michael White went to Branzino heaven, captured their god, and then poached him in unicorn butter. Also that pork shoulder, mmm.
  • James H.
    James H.December 14, 2014
    Red snapper was so fresh and prepared with such flavor. So different from Eric Ripert but so excellent.
  • Jean P.
    Jean PApril 17, 2015
    Chef Michael White's Japanese-influenced superb Italian cuisine. Very flavorful. A little salty to my liking.
  • James H.
    James H.December 12, 2015
    Homemade pasta with lump crab and sea urchin was great sauce but pasta was not up to the sauce
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachApril 5, 2015
    Don't skip dessert. The budino al limone was as good as the pasta. (Plus it really looks like pasta!)
  • Megan J.
    Megan JohnsonAugust 6, 2014
    Wonderful fancy lunch spot. We skipped on the pasta and had oysters, starters, scallops/halibut, and dessert, but all were superb.
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