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  • Italian, Seafood
  • 240 Central Park S, New York NY10019 40.767363 -73.981204
  • (Btwn Broadway & 7th Ave)
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  • (212) 582-5100
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User Ratings (Based on 36 reviews)

3.745
Food 3.9 Value 3.2
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 4.3

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 582-5100
Fax:
fax
(212) 582-5177
Website:
www.marea-nyc.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC Limited Bar Menu Daily: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 12pm-2:30pm+5:30 pm-11pm Fri: 12pm-2:30pm+5:00 pm-11:30pm Sat: 5pm-11:30pm Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm+5:00 pm-10:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Business Dining, Group Dining, Prix Fixe, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Raw Bar, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Marea

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/25/2009

    Poor food, beautifuk setting

    I dine out very frequently at expensive restaurants. The food wasn't good. The food had very little taste except for salt. The swordfish was undercooked. It is a pretty setting but the food was so disappointing. My friend was displeased, too. It is also very expensive.

  • Marea

    Posted by Mid 30's NYC food loving couple on 06/23/2009

    We really wanted to like this place

    My wife and I really wanted to like this place, but our first experience was not great. We knew the place was new so service could be spotty (which it was) but the food was not up to par yet and that was what was unfortunately really disappointing. Especially given the pricing which is meant to compete with places like Le Bernardin, which my wife and I really like (love the food but find it a bit stuffy). We shared 3 pastas and the fact that none were remarkable was a disappointment (Fusili – the sauce was too heavy and a bit ordinary; Spaghetti – good but also not great; Langoustine pasta – the scampi was delicious, but the did not blend with the pasta) For the main dishes we ordered both by the pound and off the menu. The simply grilled fish was delicious but pricey (per pound pricing ~$50), but both off the menu dishes were overcooked. The seppia was plain and simple not good and the sea bass was good but again not remarkable especially given the $36 price. In all, the place has potential, but it is still not quite there. For the price you are still better off heading somewhere with a proven track record.

  • Marea

    Posted by Marcia on 06/03/2009

    A Class Act!

    All around an "AB FAB" dining experience! Marea nails it with taste, presentation and service. This is quality at its best!!!!

  • Marea

    Posted by anonymous on 05/28/2009

    Fantastic

    Marea is an incredible choice that really stands out in a market crowded with great options. I can't imagine someone having something legitimately negative to say about it (did the reviewer on 2 below me SERIOUSLY just complain that the restaurant wasn't full at 7pm on a Friday night?!? This is NYC grandpa. If you want the early bird specials, I suggest you move to Boca). I could eat here every week!

  • Marea

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/26/2009

    Crave-worth pasta.

    We had an amazing dinner here. Make sure you get multiple courses, so you don't leave hungry (feel free to share appetizers and pastas). Fusili with bone marrow and octopus is a must try. I've been dreaming about it since I left. Service spotty--but it's in previews, so understandable (and 20% off for now).

  • Marea

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/22/2009

    Beautiful Space

    OK..went last night and was a touch dissapointed. 7PM reservation and the place was half empty until about 8PM. It took about 10 min. for our waiter to come over at all and to even get water. He kept dissapearing throughout the evening for extended periods of time which was not good. Appetizers we had the grilled octopus which was a very small portion but had nice flavor and the sea urchin in the 'small bites' section which was good. Next we tasted 3 crudo which were the marlin, the tuna and the razor clams....all were very flavorful and good. Main courses were the grilled black bass and a pasta with bone marrow and octopus. Both were made well, but also small portions. We tried a few different wines and with the 20% off in preview week, our bill was just under $200. For this money, I would rather have eaten at Le Bernardin but Marea is very pretty.

  • Marea

    Posted by Seafood Lover on 05/20/2009

    Best Seafood in Town

    Just ate at the new Michael White seafood spot on Central Park South. These guys nailed it! I had some of the most creative and delicious raw bar dishes - very fresh and inventive. Very nice change from the typical Japanese style or European classical restaurants offering seafood in New York. Big potential! Great for dates. Bring your wallet.

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