Marea

Marea

Seafood Restaurant and Italian Restaurant · Theater District
240 Central Park S (at 59th St & Broadway), New York, NY 10019, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (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
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.5/10

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    The Corcoran Group
    "The octopus fusilli, dover sole or veal ravioli are all delicious"(56 Tips)
    Dina
    "For pasta, fusilli with bone marrow and octopus is a must."(53 Tips)
    Bullfrog & Baum
    "Spaghetti crab, santa barbara sea urchin, basil pasta is phenomenal!"(21 Tips)
    Caroline R.
    "Get the ricci and astice to start (uni and lobster w/ burrata)."(16 Tips)
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  • TripExpert

    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

    TripExpert · May 14, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Wilson Z.

    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

    Wilson Zhou · 2 weeks ago
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  • Halstead Property

    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.

    Halstead Property · October 8, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    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

    ThePurplePassport.com · January 23, 2012
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  • Dina

    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.

    Dina · April 24, 2014
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  • Amy L.

    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.

    Amy Lan · November 18, 2010
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  • Qbertplaya

    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. :-)

    Qbertplaya · November 18, 2013
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  • 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
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  • M M.

    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.

    M M · April 15, 2012
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  • ryan b.

    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

    ryan brogan · June 17, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Cheryl

    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!

    Cheryl · February 28, 2013
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  • Nicole S.

    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 ;)

    Nicole Savva · July 14, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Stephanie M.

    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.

    Stephanie M. · January 22
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  • Miguel L.

    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.

    Miguel Lopez · June 19, 2015
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  • Lori L.

    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.

    Lori Luo · August 10, 2014
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  • Eric K.

    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

    Eric Kuvykin · March 10, 2014
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  • Renaissance Hotels

    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.

    Renaissance Hotels · May 22, 2012
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  • 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
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  • meredith k.

    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.

    meredith kerekes · July 14, 2010
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  • Margaret M.

    it was open on Thanksgiving Day! $99 per person for an amazing four course (appetizer, pasta/risotto, turkey/steak/fish and desserts) :)

    Margaret Min · November 23, 2012
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  • 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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  • Eelain S.

    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!

    Eelain Steketee · August 22, 2011
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  • Geoff K.

    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

    Geoff Kim · January 15, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • M Lauren H.

    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!

    M Lauren Hill · January 10, 2013
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  • 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.

    Susanna Mendler · January 9
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  • Ana Marie 💃

    Try the crudos! Had tuna, cuddlefish and branzino...excellent. The octopus fusilli was highly recommended and definitely met up to the hype. Great resto!

    Ana Marie 💃 · April 16, 2015
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  • yusi x.

    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.

    yusi xie · July 7, 2014
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  • Concert Ticket Agency

    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. ;)

    Concert Ticket Agency · October 22, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Pramod P.

    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

    Pramod Pai · May 8, 2015
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  • Bullfrog & Baum

    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!

    Bullfrog & Baum · January 24, 2011
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  • Lisa G.

    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

    Lisa G · November 18, 2010
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Wesley B.

    It's like Michael White went to Branzino heaven, captured their god, and then poached him in unicorn butter. Also that pork shoulder, mmm.

    Wesley Bliss · February 3
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  • James H.

    Red snapper was so fresh and prepared with such flavor. So different from Eric Ripert but so excellent.

    James H. · December 14, 2014
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  • Jean P.

    Chef Michael White's Japanese-influenced superb Italian cuisine. Very flavorful. A little salty to my liking.

    Jean P · April 17, 2015
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  • James H.

    Homemade pasta with lump crab and sea urchin was great sauce but pasta was not up to the sauce

    James H. · December 12, 2015
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  • Omer Z.

    Don't skip dessert. The budino al limone was as good as the pasta. (Plus it really looks like pasta!)

    Omer Zach · April 5, 2015
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  • Alyssa

    Must try the crab and uni pasta. Also loved the grilled octopus and mozzarella en carrozza. Overall amazing dining experience.

    Alyssa · August 10, 2015
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