Marea

Marea

Seafood Restaurant and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Theater District, New York
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  • Marv F.
    Marv FreedOctober 6
    Marea’s was a amazing dinning experience. The food was delicious 😋. Everyone in our group used the bread they gave us to soak up the sauces left in on our plate,The plates were spotless after dinner
    Upvoted Oct 6
  • Shah
    ShahJuly 3
    The fusilli with grilled octopus and bone marrow could be the best pasta dish I've ever had. This place is incredible. And if you can't get a table, the bar menu is solid and offers pasta dishes.
    Upvoted Oct 6
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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. :-)
  • 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
  • Sherie S.
    Sherie SwerdlowOctober 11, 2013
    As has been mentioned, famous for the fusilli with octopus and bone marrow. Incredibly delicious.
    Upvoted Oct 6
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisDecember 29, 2014
    Get the ricci and astice to start (uni and lobster w/ burrata). The strozzapreti and the fusilli were both amazing pastas!
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaAugust 10, 2015
    Must try the crab and uni pasta. Also loved the grilled octopus and mozzarella en carrozza. Overall amazing dining experience.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RJuly 24, 2016
    Amazing Italian seafood spot on the Southern end of Central Park. Amazing lunch prix fixe - the grilled octopus is a must! Marscapone panna cotta is also a unique treat.
  • 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 ;)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 12, 2016
    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
  • 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.
  • Susanna M.
    Susanna MendlerJanuary 9, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Eaters H.
    Beautiful bar and great dining space. Fav pasta - STROZZAPRETI: jumbo lump crab, sea urchin, basilDefinitely have the Crudo tasting, because why just have one!
  • S M.
    S MarkMay 13
    This is my favorite spot for a romantic dinner with my husband. Delicious seafood, fresh pasta and excellent wine list -- everything is perfect.
  • 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
  • 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. ;)
    Upvoted Sep 9
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Madeline R.
    Madeline RNovember 25, 2016
    Great for a special occasion - amazing food and service and atmosphere that's not too stuffy. The astice and octopus appetizers were standouts.
  • Ted
    TedAugust 28
    Crudo tasting (pictured) is unreal... then get some good pasta or seafood
    Upvoted Oct 4
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • James H.
    James H.December 14, 2014
    Sea bass with clams and pine nuts. Unusual. Excellent and bursting with flavor. Wonderfully done.
  • 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
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PalmerJune 9, 2014
    Food is obviously amazing. The best casual corner seat is table 50 up by the bar (this tip is more for me than for you)
  • harryh
    harryhApril 28, 2014
    Just like everyone else I've gotta recommend the fusilli with bone marrow and octopus as well as the lobster with burrata.
  • 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) :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ivette L.
    Pasta with clams and calamari will become a obsession in your life. Try the house white wine.
  • Jean P.
    Jean PApril 17, 2015
    Chef Michael White's Japanese-influenced superb Italian cuisine. Very flavorful. A little salty to my liking.
  • naveen
    naveenFebruary 10, 2015
    if it's your first time, the fusilli with octopus and bone marrow.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    This glamorous place is Michael White’s elegant tribute to the fish and seafood of Italy. Save room for some of that justly fetishized pasta.
  • 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!)
  • Cara M.
    Cara MocciaJuly 3, 2013
    The Scallops are Divine! Served with roasted peaches and chanterelle mushrooms. Exquisite!
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissFebruary 3, 2016
    It's like Michael White went to Branzino heaven, captured their god, and then poached him in unicorn butter. Also that pork shoulder, mmm.
  • carla e.
    carla elaineDecember 28, 2012
    Amazing food & service. Their sommelier was knowledgable but also friendly and not snobby. Save this place for a special date or event.
  • M N.
    M NAugust 26
    Lobster burrata was decadent, fusilli with octopus and bone marrow lived up to the hype as well
  • 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
  • James H.
    James H.December 12, 2015
    The meringue was stuffed with fig and Meyer lemon with mango sorbet. Great choice
  • 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
  • James H.
    James H.December 31, 2014
    Homemade pasta with crab and sea urchins. Very special dish. Excellent flavors.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 3, 2016
    Fusilli W/ Octopus & Bone Marrow: Michael White’s tribute to surf & turf isn’t exactly traditional Italian fare, but one bite and you’ll agree! Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 20, 2013
    Excellent, elegant Italian seafood and pasta in a casual setting near Central Park.
  • Andres Z.
    Best restaurant in terms of price/quality of the Michelin rated. Desserts are incredible. Food is always great! A super must
  • James H.
    James H.December 14, 2014
    The polpo was grilled to perfection. One of the best ever. Ambiance in restaurant is very classy.
  • Erin L.
    Erin LaneJune 5, 2012
    Everything here is amazing. Standouts: burrata w/ lobster, seafood risotto, fusilli w/ octopus, and the steak. Omg the steak.
  • jansen c.
    jansen cApril 16
    Super yum scallops and pasta, nice atmosphere for dates and friendly staff
  • 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.
  • blukid
    blukidJuly 26, 2013
    Dress up and order something from each section of the menu, you can't really go wrong here. Excellent wine list as well.
  • 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
  • Zeynep T.
    Zeynep TümerdemAugust 28, 2015
    Marea is our favorite high-end restaurant in NYC. You should definitely try fusulli with bone marrow & octopus.
  • Kiwi W.
    Kiwi WangOctober 4, 2016
    Worth all the hype. That bone marrow octopus pasta- oh sweet Jesus. Don't try to go against the crowd- just get it. 👌🏼👌🏼
  • Javier P.
    Javier PozasMarch 1, 2013
    Had the prix fix menu and everything was delicious. Highlight - Go for the octopus as a starter! Service was not excellent though.
  • F-Factor
    F-FactorNovember 9, 2012
    A great place for date night. The lobster and burrata are mouthwateringly good. Afterwards, take a romatic stroll in central park!
  • 8PM R.
    8PM ReservationMarch 4, 2012
    Will cost you a months' rent or mortgage payment but worth every penny. Michael White is a master with pasta.
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KimAugust 24, 2013
    Perfect place to enjoy quality seafood, especially for families with kids :)
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel Wang PangOctober 8, 2015
    Good restaurant near the park. Loved the sea urchin, the portion is a bit big, more than expected. But good food
  • Allermanger
    AllermangerMarch 4, 2015
    Best scallops ever! Go for their weekend brunch/business lunch for $47
  • Garrison P.
    Garrison PriceJune 29, 2016
    Sit at the bar for lunch without a reservation. Order a Campari spritz and get the 3 course prix fixe menu.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22, 2016
    For the fusili, fresh octopus is first braised in red wine and tomato sauce. The pasta is then tossed in the sauce, and the chunks of bone marrow are added to the mix. Read more
  • James H.
    James H.March 13, 2016
    The whole Bronzino was perfect for two. Served with two sides. We each started with wonderful homemade pasta.
  • Mark M.
    Fusilli and crudo were amazing. The best lunch I've had in the city.
  • James H.
    James H.December 31, 2014
    Wonderful flavors of ice creams and sorbets. Unusual and delicious.
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereSeptember 28, 2014
    The four course dinner prix fixe is an amazing deal. Get the strozzapreti, you won't regret it!
  • Aleksey P.
    Aleksey P.April 9, 2015
    Bone marrow is stunning. Sea urchin on toast covered by semitransparent bacon: never tasted anything like this. Bits LA Bernardin
  • melody j.
    melody juFebruary 7, 2015
    Great food: Fusili, Octopus, Lobster....While service can be improved a lot. Read more
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • S
    SFebruary 18, 2015
    Get: Octopus and bone marrow fusili. Lunch pre-fixe is a steal considering the excellent service.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 24, 2016
    A great option of a business lunch or dinner ion the CPS area. Top notch food and service.
  • Ryan Y.
    Ryan YunApril 26, 2015
    Try there prix fixe menu for the ultimate two michelin star experience. Outstanding service & great food!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BouludJuly 30, 2014
    When it’s on the menu do not miss the Sea Urchin Crostini with Lardo and Sea Salt.
  • Jane D.
    Jane DongMay 21
    Fusilli with octopus + marrow is one of my favorite dishes in NYC. Lunch is also the best deal here
  • Munchies
    MunchiesMay 11, 2015
    Watch rapper Action Bronson teams up with chef Michael White to make food inspired by his new album. Plus, Action makes his first public foray in to the world of wine pairings. Read more
  • Christine L.
    Christine LiangOctober 4, 2011
    There is italian. And there is ITALIAN. Trust me on this. Lobster burrata, octopus, fusilli, crab pasta. You'll leave extremely high on life.
  • James H.
    James H.December 14, 2014
    We loved the seafood cooking of Michael White. The smoked mackerel was excellent.
  • Vicky U.
    Vicky UJanuary 3, 2014
    Fusilli pasta w octopus and bone marrow is perfect. Perfect. All the pastas, really, are excellent.
  • Maurio F.
    Maurio FioreAugust 15, 2014
    The decor reminds me of the interior of a Rolls Royce and it's appropriate because Marea is the Rolls Royce of seafood.
  • 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
  • Manal S.
    Manal SaedanOctober 5, 2016
    It was a quick dinner but I really loved there mushroom 🍝 pasta and the grilled cod
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanFebruary 6
    The lunch set menu is a good value. Definitely get the fusilli with octupus and bone marrow.
  • micchele t.
    micchele tottiOctober 31, 2014
    Although a little bit stiff nothing can go wrong here. Excellent food and service out of this world.
  • 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
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie M.January 22, 2016
    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.
  • Crystal C.
    Grilled octopus strongly recommended. Their signature bone marrow pasta will definitely live up to the expectation!
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BezverkhaAugust 22, 2014
    2 Michelin star restaurant, need I say more? My favorite restaurant in New York. Delicious, without being overly pretentious.
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LeeMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You should Sea Urchin. This is the best. Don't forget'
  • marsha g.
    marsha gomezAugust 12, 2013
    You can get anything here and it will make your eyes roll and your toes curl. Sexy, orgasmic food. Wow.
  • meredith k.
    meredith kerekesJuly 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • Elle F.
    Elle F.September 21, 2016
    Upscale Italian, Seafood. Try the Fusilli with Red Wine Braised Octopus and Bone Marrow.
  • Tiago S.
    Tiago SardeliJuly 14, 2016
    Everything! Soft shell crab, lobster burata is a must!!! Pasta is fantastic
  • Edwina D
    Edwina DMay 2, 2014
    One of the best restaurants in the city! The fusilli pasta is my favorite
  • James H.
    James H.December 31, 2014
    Tuna Crudo. Excellent flavors and presentation. Highly recommended.
  • Brett F.
    Brett FrommeNovember 11, 2015
    Tough to get a table even with reservations. Fabulous food. Great people watching. Expensive!!!
  • Ali R.
    Ali RorickJanuary 14, 2013
    The fusilli with octopus and bone marrow was the best pasta dish I've ever had!
  • James H.
    James H.December 12, 2015
    Fresh angel hair with Manila clam sauce was okay but not the perfect choice
  • Dave M.
    Dave McMahonDecember 3, 2014
    The bone marrow & octopus fusilli was so good..
  • Jillian T.
    Jillian ThawMarch 1, 2014
    Fusilli and strozzapretti are must-haves. Try the braised lobster for antipasti as well.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonMay 25, 2015
    The octopus fusilli is everything you could imagine
  • Jason N.
    Jason NewbergSeptember 5, 2014
    Get the octopus and bone marrow fusilli, I promise you won't regret it!
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMay 19
    Exquisitely delicious. The artichoke appetizer and the asparagus side are quiet superstars.
  • Benny W.
    Benny WongJune 28, 2015
    Bone marrow fusilli is 💣 as is the soft shell crab. Seared scallops are also 👌
  • James H.
    James H.December 12, 2015
    Halibut was terrific and the mushrooms were the best ever
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence LenihanJune 22, 2012
    Just amazing. Best seafood and perhaps pasta in the city. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Heather Anne Princess Of Grand Central P.
    Bring the appetite and a huge wallet!! Great for dates and intimate gatherings!!
  • Beverly B.
    Beverly BakerJuly 8, 2014
    For a summer cocktail, the Sidecar is spectacular. Also love the Octopus.
  • midnight o.
    Great fusilli and oysters! Great experience
  • Giulia M.
    Giulia MercuriJuly 31, 2015
    Amazing. Fusilli with octopus and bone marrow, tagliata, fegato, sgombro, polipo
  • Nicholas M.
    One of the best. Get anything with Uni on it. Wine list exceptional.
  • Verna
    VernaNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fusilli with octopus and bone marrow may be one if the best dishes I've ever had.
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HammockMay 15, 2013
    Amazing veal chop. A must get.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BezverkhaJanuary 5, 2014
    Definitely the best Italian restaurant in New York :) all the dishes so good!
  • Chao
    ChaoApril 6, 2015
    Super fresh and tasty seafood. Choose their Tasting menu for the full experience.
  • David L.
    David LubinJune 30, 2016
    Fusili with bone marrow and octopus. Crudo sampler.
  • James H.
    James H.December 31, 2014
    Homemade fusilli with octopus. Wonderful dish.
  • Abby F.
    Abby FinkelFebruary 3, 2016
    Such great food in a wonderful atmosphere. $99 tasting menu is a good deal.
  • Taisiia I.
    Taisiia I.August 22, 2015
    Tagliolini and Astice! You won't be disappointed 😋
  • Venkatesh K.
    http://freshnyc.com/italian/new-york-city-italian-seafood-paradise-marea-nyc all the pastas are delicious to eat
  • James H.
    James H.December 31, 2014
    Red snapper. Large portion perfectly prepared.
  • Evan K.
    Evan KleinmanMay 5, 2012
    Fusilli with octopus and bone marrow is one of the best dishes I have ever had
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroJune 14, 2012
    Try their four course tasting menu. Be prepared to never be satisfied with other fish again.
  • Anna P.
    Anna PakmanNovember 3, 2012
    The fusilli with octopus and bone marrow is to die for. Last meal status for sure!
  • Lillian C.
    Lillian CheungOctober 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pasta in NYC :) always get the astice and gnocchetti
  • heidi r.
    heidi robbJanuary 2, 2012
    Although not listed as such on the menu, all pastas ate available as 1/2 order. Fusilli with octopus and bone narrow- I die.
  • Sam K.
    Sam KrasnikSeptember 26, 2015
    Best Italian seafood in the city. Squid ink pasta is amazing
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinApril 28, 2015
    "get the fusilli with red wine-braised octopus and bone marrow" - thrillist
  • thefarahdiaries
    thefarahdiariesJuly 28, 2015
    Excellent sirloin steak, lobster antipasti dish, and doughnuts
  • Philip
    PhilipDecember 28, 2016
    -2 michelin stars never disappoint -the strozzapreti with sea urchin taste like those on capri - elegant timeless setting - exceptional staff per guest ratio - expensive
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FryJanuary 9, 2012
    $42 lunch pre-fixe if you're in the area. You get a lot of great options.
  • Suresh
    SureshFebruary 19, 2011
    Made me a wonderful vegetarian version of one of their house specialties, wonderful service, terrific food.
  • Jimmy
    JimmySeptember 18, 2014
    Food is amazing. Must try the Ricci (sea urchin, lardo & sea salt).
  • Krystal Y.
    Krystal YuJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the ricci. Two pieces per order, but that doesn't mean it's for two. I don't share my ricci.
  • joseph r.
    joseph raccugliaSeptember 15, 2011
    One of the best for service and seafood. VERY impressive menu...a MUST.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 6, 2016
    Marea was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience. Read more
  • James H.
    James H.December 31, 2014
    Tiramisu with espresso ice cream. Very good.
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlmogAugust 16, 2014
    OCTOPUS. (The appetizer, the fusilli). So delicious.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HolmesJanuary 16, 2013
    Arrive early and have a couple of drinks at the bar. Great oysters too!
  • Pat N.
    Pat NakajimaJune 5, 2012
    Everything. Especially the lobster with burrata and the steak.
  • James H.
    James H.December 31, 2014
    Monk fish. Very moist and firm. Perfect.
  • Alayna F.
    Alayna FJanuary 8, 2014
    Get the lobster burrata appetizer - it is divine
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangJuly 16, 2012
    Try the Branzino Crudo - Fresh delicious and tasty fish!
  • Elaine A.
    Elaine A.August 31, 2015
    Always end with their seasonal panna cotta.
  • Hr R.
    Hr RyuMay 21, 2013
    Eater's choice for 12 epic NYC pasta: Fusilli with Octopus and Bone Marrow!
  • Hamid A.
    Hamid AlanMarch 10
    Nice place for seafood, pasta was amazing #Yeswaa
  • Helmut Lang
    Helmut LangJuly 27, 2010
    NY. The homemade fusilli pasta with octopus and shaved bone marrow was out of control. A decadent and delightful experience. Read more
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WSeptember 20, 2010
    for the love of god, please get the lobster and burrata. after my first bite, i literally giggled with joy.
  • Raul K.
    Raul KiaerDecember 3, 2013
    Amazing dinner I recommend the ravioli with smoked ricota
  • The New York Times
    Recommended: Ricci, lobster and burrata, slow-poached egg, fusilli, spaghetti, Dover sole, steak, langoustines. Read more
  • Kayleigh H.
    Kayleigh HarringtonDecember 2, 2016
    Octopus fusilli. Get it.
  • Hr R.
    Hr RyuMarch 5, 2013
    12 Epic NYC Pasta by Eater: Fusilli with Octopus & Bone Marrow
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle FitzPatrickMarch 13, 2016
    Fusilli octopus with bone marrow is amazing
  • Phil P.
    Phil PAugust 14, 2014
    Grilled octopus appetiser was absolutely delicious!
  • William S.
    William ShufeltApril 15, 2012
    Best pasta in town. Lobster burrata can't be missed.
  • Amy P.
    Amy ParkJuly 24
    The fusilli is a must!!!!
    Upvoted Sep 23
  • James H.
    James H.December 12, 2015
    Oysters are excellent. Choose different types.
  • James H.
    James H.December 12, 2015
    Chocolate dessert was very good
  • Emily H.
    Emily HuntMarch 7, 2013
    Wonderful tasting menu... make a reservation early
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 2, 2016
    The perfectly rolled fusilli at Marea is populated with a generous serving of braised octopus and rich bone marrow. I enjoy this dish with a nicely chilled glass of Chablis–it's the perfect pairing. Read more
  • Homewood Suites
    Homewood SuitesNovember 22, 2011
    Marea is on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade path! Tune in and catch the Lewis the Duck "On the Roll Again" parade float presented by Homewood Suites by Hilton.
  • Marcy P.
    Marcy Palmer-ManningSeptember 19, 2011
    fusilli with grilled octopus and bone marrow is to die for!
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KaplowitzJune 17, 2012
    Flawless! Try anything they recommend- it will not disappoint!
  • Jen P.
    Jen PSeptember 15, 2013
    If you love sea urchin then you must get the Ricci.
  • Charlie G.
    Charlie GarlockJanuary 8, 2016
    The porcini crusted halibut was phenom. And so were the doughnuts.
  • Cat M.
    Cat MOctober 20, 2013
    Here they treat food so well that all food looks happy! Enjoy!
  • Carl D.
    Carl DispotoAugust 5, 2015
    The food is excellent. But I was sad to say I found the service a little less-than-attentive for such an expensive meal.
  • Malik .
    Malik 👑November 4, 2016
    Everything is so ,,, they made me speechless 🤐😍
  • James H.
    James H.December 12, 2015
    Grilled polpo close to perfect
  • Bruce T.
    Bruce TilleyFebruary 3, 2015
    Fab Italian Seafood and great dining room!
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    A sip from the aperitif and digestif trolley is the perfect start and finish to your incredible meal. - Inspector
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fusilli with bone marrow and octopus is the call at Marea
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    get the Fusilli with octopus and bone marrow.
  • The Salup Group
    The Salup GroupNovember 2, 2010
    Seafood aficionados will love this place; we recommend the lobster with creamy burrata
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WangDecember 27, 2013
    Lobster and burrata, then fusilli with octupus and bone marrow!
  • Benjamin K.
    Benjamin KintnerMarch 20, 2016
    The pasta is impeccable. The service gracious.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 12, 2011
    Try the Pasta With Red Wine Braised Octopus And Bone Marrow
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NewmanJuly 10, 2016
    Hands down, some of the best Italian food in NYC.
  • Eduard B.
    Eduard BlacquiereJanuary 2, 2011
    The food is really delicious. The service is great. This place is fantastic.
  • Bogdan P.
    Bogdan PopaAugust 31, 2015
    Try the crudo tasting
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsFebruary 1, 2015
    If you insist on ordering meat instead of fish, you'll regret it
  • Hong Kyu P.
    Hong Kyu ParkJuly 4, 2015
    Great food. Atmosphere is a bit too stuffy.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinAugust 21, 2014
    Yea the fusilli is great, but gnochetti might be even better
  • The Salup Group
    The Salup GroupOctober 7, 2010
    For an atypical Sunday meal, go for the $42 two-course prix fixe brunch menu
  • Casie
    CasieMay 15, 2012
    Though any Italian will advise against mixing seafood and cheese, the lobster and burrata here is swoon-worthy.
  • Sonny D.
    Sonny DatoySeptember 9, 2014
    i nearly lost it when one of my dinner companions asked for non-seafood options. in my head, i had already stabbed her with the table knife.
  • 20Peacocks
    20PeacocksApril 27, 2010
    The Mezzaluna - lobster ravioli with chanterelles and asparagus - is heaven, to die for, ambrosia, crack.... Read more
  • Jake S.
    Jake SzymanskiJuly 18, 2012
    Get the Fusilli with Octopus and Bone Marrow.
  • Karla A.
    Appetizer: Polipo, Pasta: Fusilli, Dessert: Bomboloni
  • Emily
    EmilyDecember 20, 2016
    Many great pasta dishes, all handmade
  • Matt W.
    Matt WilliamsApril 24, 2012
    Squid Bone Marrow and Pasta. Once again. Oh so delicious!
  • Shane H.
    Shane HSeptember 15, 2010
    The focaccia is better than sex. Note: it contains Spanish olives so if you're on the boring side beware!
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CormierFebruary 21, 2012
    Eater recommends the fusilli with octopus and bone marrow.
  • Fan Loretta B.
    Fan Loretta BuFebruary 25, 2016
    Pasta and brunch are great!
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineSeptember 21, 2010
    Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual Restaurant issue. Read more
  • Jack Rogers
    Jack RogersSeptember 26, 2011
    The food here is perfect. A true winner!
  • Janelle
    JanelleOctober 6, 2014
    Do the tasting menu, it's worth it
  • Marco G.
    Marco GuaniloMarch 25, 2012
    Some of the best oysters I have ever had!
  • Elena H.
    Elena HatibApril 2, 2016
    Amazing seafood and a great atmosphere
  • James H.
    James H.December 12, 2015
    Bronzino was excellent choice
  • Мария Ш.
    Great service! Good pasta!
  • Kirk L.
    Kirk LoveAugust 29, 2012
    Get the fusilli period. Amazing.
  • Bennett
    BennettSeptember 1, 2014
    Four course tasting menu is the perfect amount
  • Marv F.
    Marv FreedOctober 6
    Fusilli is absolutely delicious 😋
  • Seth A.
    Seth AlpertJanuary 12, 2011
    Scallops entree a dud due to just ok shellfish. Bay scallops appetizer is super.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SungNovember 29, 2010
    Lobster barrata appetizer and fusili pasta dish are deeeeeelicious!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LJuly 10
    The Scampi crudo rocks my world.
  • Armando
    ArmandoNovember 11, 2014
    Best pasta dish in the city
  • Brian J.
    Fusili With Octopus and Bone Marrow. YUMMMM
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJune 30, 2010
    High-gloss images by Stefano Scheda adorn the walls of this temple to Italian coastal cuisine.
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangJuly 16, 2012
    Try the astice - Amazing lobster
  • 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!
  • Jen
    JenFebruary 20, 2014
    Pasta for the win!
  • Rebecca J.
    Rebecca JillMarch 12, 2013
    Whole branzino is amazing!
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkApril 1, 2011
    You can’t get fresher seafood without rocks in your pockets. (But thanks for the offer, Micheletto.)
  • Arnold
    ArnoldApril 1, 2013
    Ask for Johnny Depp, his service is great!
  • Elliot C.
    Elliot ChanceAugust 14, 2016
    The food was incredible but the service was even better. Not very expensive for what you get. A must try.
  • CCnyc
    CCnycOctober 12, 2014
    Fusilli (w/ octopus and bone marrow)
  • Armand A.
    Armand AlikajMarch 15, 2013
    great take on crudos.
  • ryan b.
    ryan broganMay 26, 2010
    Meredith rules the bar. Sea Urchin Crostini, raw bar, and amazing cocktails to kick it off.
  • Daria A.
    Daria AvetisovaJuly 7, 2014
    So delicious!!Everything!
  • Siovonne
    SiovonneFebruary 27, 2016
    Amazing food!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SimmonsFebruary 3, 2015
    Ladies who lunch and food to match.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 12, 2011
    Try the Octopus Bone Marrow Fusilli
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonJune 1, 2012
    hand cut spaghetti with uni & crab
  • Elizaveta T.
    Elizaveta T.May 25, 2016
    Fusilli + Barbaresco Rio Sordo 2007. Favorite place.
  • Serena T.
    Serena TMay 18, 2011
    lobster burrata was fantastic!
  • Adam K.
    Adam KubanFebruary 21, 2012
    Fusilli with octopus and bone marrow.
  • Howard
    HowardJune 15
    Get fusili with octopus and bone marrow
  • Hee Jung R.
    Hee Jung RyuJanuary 12, 2016
    Best wine specialist!
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 25, 2016
    Bone marrow pasta
  • matt h.
    matt handlerFebruary 14, 2015
    crudo and pasta
  • Elena
    ElenaJune 6, 2011
    fine dining experience out of this world.
  • Katie T.
    Katie TFebruary 3, 2012
    Black bass is a must try! Aaaamazing...
  • Robert S.
    Robert StavisFebruary 20, 2010
    Great for a special ocassion....pastas are spectacular
  • Valter F.
    Valter FabianoMarch 1, 2015
    My favorite restaurant in nyc
  • Foodandcrits C.
    Foodandcrits CKDecember 4, 2014
    Two michelin star experience
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 12, 2011
    Try the fusili with bone marrow
  • Jamie
    JamieAugust 11, 2012
    Yummiest restaurant in the city
  • Meghan S.
    Meghan SalvatoreMarch 14, 2015
    Strozzapretti with uni and crab!
  • Angela Isabel
    Angela IsabelJune 8, 2015
    Seared cod
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJune 29, 2011
    Recommended: Sunday brunch! Read more
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MelendezJune 16, 2012
    Get Emily to make you an Aviation!
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardOctober 16, 2013
    Wild Arugula With Lemons Read more
  • David T.
    David TropianoOctober 10, 2011
    Perfect for birthday drinks Read more
  • Miguel G.
    Miguel GonzalezFebruary 10, 2014
    Try the Macedonia
  • Luk D.
    Luk DouliezSeptember 4, 2016
    just delicious!
  • Su L.
    Su LeeMarch 1, 2012
    fusili w/ octopus & bone marrow.
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyApril 21, 2015
    2015 James Beard finalist for Outstanding Service
  • Philip S.
    Philip ScheinfeldApril 3, 2010
    Oysters are great. Go for 18 of them
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyMarch 5, 2015
    2015 James Beard nominee for Outstanding Service
  • Remi H.
    Remi HindujaNovember 9, 2014
    Best dinner:-
  • S Y.
    S YusopOctober 27, 2016
    I'm sorry but this was where I believe i had my first oyster about 20 odd years ago. Didn't like it then, don't like it now 😂
  • Jennifer  K.
    Jennifer  KimApril 11, 2011
    Tasting menu all the way!
  • How To Make It In America
    Michael White is knocking it out of the park with his high end Italian seafood spot.
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionSeptember 5, 2012
    Great fish #ffactorapproved
  • Fork & B.
    Fork & BottleSeptember 24, 2010
    Eat raw. The oysters are extremely fresh.
  • pepe n.
    pepe nowakApril 1, 2015
    Great food
  • Andie E.
    Andie EstesFebruary 23, 2016
    Fusilli looks good
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 12, 2011
    Try the Blue Marlin With Caviar
  • Gabrielle F.
    Gabrielle FerraraJune 30, 2010
    Just had the veal ravioli last night. Incredible.
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaDecember 21, 2011
    Two Michelin stars.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PowellMarch 5, 2013
    Awesome!!!!
  • Karen T.
    Karen TingFebruary 24, 2010
    Beautiful space. Unremarkable sirloin steak.
  • Natalie
    NatalieJanuary 8, 2010
    bone marrow pasta - it's fantastic
  • Igal G.
    Igal Ghitelman2 weeks ago
    Pasta was ok, have had better for far less.
  • Jannie
    JannieMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The fusilli with octopus and bone marrow is to die for. But you must have the lobster, basil and burrata to start!
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SteeleNovember 7, 2011
    LOVE IT HERE!
  • Anoop R.
    Anoop RanganathFebruary 3, 2012
    The Sirloin Read more
  • Gary B.
    Gary BuseySeptember 8, 2010
    Cant wait for the waiter to bring me my brisket
  • Jenkin A.
    Jenkin A.September 4, 2016
    Good food but pretty expensive for what it is
  • ANGELA M. W.
    ANGELA M. WILLIAMSOctober 26, 2014
    Zappa + Gnocchetti
  • Tharsan B.
    Tharsan BhuvanendranDecember 14, 2009
    Get the sirloin steak - it's amazing
  • Jamie K.
    Jamie KantrowitzJanuary 27, 2010
    Rigatoni w/ octopus and marrow. Wow.
  • Eunice C.
    Eunice C.September 25, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    get the lardo and sea urchin crostini
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FruOctober 17, 2012
    Peaky. Toe. Crab.
  • Natasha W.
    Natasha WJanuary 13, 2010
    Sea urchin and lardo crostini
  • Ed P.
    Ed PodojilSeptember 17, 2016
    Food was alright but service is kind of a shit show.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerAugust 24, 2010
    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
    Downvoted Oct 3
  • Evan K.
    Evan KleinmanApril 1, 2010
    Go to Marea and get the Fusilli
  • Ted S.
    Ted SmithOctober 7, 2009
    check out the sea urchin offerings
  • Italina Ethel U.
    Les sugiero el Pippette Nere una estupenda pasta fresca especialidad de la casa con langosta, camarones en tinta de calamar y menu la degustación.excelentes vinos.
  • Italina Ethel U.
    Excelentes ambiente,vinos Barolo,Brunello Di Moltalcino.Amplio menú Ostras,Caviar, "Astice"(langosta,burrata, eggplants, albaca), "Pulpo al carbón","Tartar de atún",
  • Natasha N.
    Natasha NoFebruary 19, 2014
    um dos mais badalados da cidade hoje em dia. O forte são os frutos do mar e os pratos são lindos e muito saborosos! Também está no Michelin com 2 estrelas. Gostoso para almoço e jantar. $$$
  • Cecilia B.
    Cecilia BorjaDecember 27, 2014
    Delicioso! Vale a pena conhecer. Massa e frutos do mar em uma excelente localização e ambiente.
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos LangDecember 14, 2013
    Hasta en los restaurantes buenos hay niveles. Pide al mesero te recomiende lo mejor. Pues hay recetas unicas de este lugar.
  • ✨💝MI S.
    ✨💝MI ShinSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    로멘틱한 경험이였어요.. 음식은 조금 짜게 느껴질수도 있겠네요.. 식전, 식후 바에서 샴페인을 한잔 한다면 데이트는 더 완벽해 질수있어요;)
  • Marcos G.
    Restaurante tradicional, com um público de maior faixa etária. Comida maravilhosa, excelente carta de vinhos e de preço bem elevado.
  • Rafa R.
    Rafa RoveroDecember 28, 2016
    Excelente comida y atención A1+
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LeeNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    편하게 Tipping 이 계산서에 20% 첨부되어서 나옵니다.
  • John P.
    John ParkJuly 25, 2013
    capesante 강추
  • Bahadır
    BahadırDecember 19, 2014
    Istakoz arası midye yenir.
  • Laura Y.
    Laura YagermanOctober 3, 2012
    Michelin 2012 ★★
  • Nathan C.
    Nathan CaressJune 28, 2010
    Get the Brodetto di Pesce.
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundoJanuary 16, 2016
    Excelente opción. Las pastas son muy buenas!
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