Marea

Marea

Seafood Restaurant and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Central Park, New York
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22
    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
  • 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!
    Upvoted Sep 29
  • 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. :-)
  • 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
    Upvoted Oct 21
  • Caroline R.
    Caroline RubinDecember 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 ;)
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. ;)
  • 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) :)
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Madeline R.
    Madeline R1 week ago
    Great for a special occasion - amazing food and service and atmosphere that's not too stuffy. The astice and octopus appetizers were standouts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sherie S.
    Sherie SwerdlowOctober 11, 2013
    As has been mentioned, famous for the fusilli with octopus and bone marrow. Incredibly delicious.
  • 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.
  • James H.
    James H.December 14, 2014
    Sea bass with clams and pine nuts. Unusual. Excellent and bursting with flavor. Wonderfully done.
  • 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)
  • 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 + 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jean P.
    Jean PApril 17, 2015
    Chef Michael White's Japanese-influenced superb Italian cuisine. Very flavorful. A little salty to my liking.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
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