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]
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
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.
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.
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.
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. :-)
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.
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.
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
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!
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 ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
it was open on Thanksgiving Day! $99 per person for an amazing four course (appetizer, pasta/risotto, turkey/steak/fish and desserts) :)
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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.
Try the crudos! Had tuna, cuddlefish and branzino...excellent. The octopus fusilli was highly recommended and definitely met up to the hype. Great resto!
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.
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. ;)
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
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!
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
Highlights are the cuttlefish with bottarga, lobster and burrata, and the John Dory. Don't skip the olive bread either. – Green Guide Editor
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!
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.
It's like Michael White went to Branzino heaven, captured their god, and then poached him in unicorn butter. Also that pork shoulder, mmm.
Red snapper was so fresh and prepared with such flavor. So different from Eric Ripert but so excellent.
Chef Michael White's Japanese-influenced superb Italian cuisine. Very flavorful. A little salty to my liking.
Homemade pasta with lump crab and sea urchin was great sauce but pasta was not up to the sauce
Don't skip dessert. The budino al limone was as good as the pasta. (Plus it really looks like pasta!)
Must try the crab and uni pasta. Also loved the grilled octopus and mozzarella en carrozza. Overall amazing dining experience.