Marea

4.7
7183 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
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Marea Ristorante, located in one of Manhattans most storied addresses, features Chef Michael White's ode to Italian seafood. From his trademark handmade pastas to his fresh crudo and whole fish, Chef White is committed to reinventing the notion of seafood in New York.

Special Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Please join us at Vaucluse to celebrate Valentine's Day with some of our most decadent and lavish dishes. Five-course Valentine's Menu for $195 (5-10 pm). Optional Wine Pairing for $150
Full menu available on our homepage!

Thursday, 14 February, 2019

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.8

Marea is about as good as upscale eating gets in Midtown, and there’s a lot of that around. Don’t miss the bone marrow and octopus fusilli.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 7183 People Are Saying
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RA
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Put is in a crappy seat despite having a reservation and being 45 minutes early. Like what's the point?

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my 2nd birthday celebration at Marea's and it has impressed me yet again! Attentive staff, delicious courses and an extensive wine list. The amuse bouche and post dessert sweet treat was more than worth it! I recommend the 4 course prix fixe, you won't be disappointed!!

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ST
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

EXCEPTIONAL DINING.FABULOUS FOOD,DECOR AND SERVICE.THE BURATTA WITH LOBSTER AS AN APPETIZER IS TO DIE FOR.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a memorable experience. We have loved this place for years and it just keeps getting better.

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SM
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first dining experience at Marea was exceptional! My mother in law and I had an exquisite brunch on Saturday before seeing a matinee show on Broadway. I highly recommend this restaurant for a very special dining experience. From the host and hostess that greeted us to our personal waiter (Paul) and the staff that assisted him throughout our experience, each employee displayed impeccable timing, great attention to detail and careful consideration of special requests. We chose to have the five-course tasting menu with wine pairings and it was a beautiful sampling of Marea's signature dishes. The Crudi was fresh, the Antipasti included the Astice and Polipo, our Secondi was the most delicious pasta, and our Pesce was the Capesante. For dessert, Paul brought us the best Panna Cotta we have ever had and a sampling of two tasty Tiramisu. I cannot wait to return to Marea for another exceptional dining experience!

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K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

立地は良い。料理はまずまずだが、ワインは高い。隣のテーブルとの距離が近過ぎ落ち着いて話が出来ない。詰め込み過ぎ。

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

La música ambiental muy fueete

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

no surprise but good enough.

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I
9 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

When going to a restaurant with such rave reviews the bar was set high and Marea did not disappoint. The service was attentive and understanding. We were catching up with old friends and wanted to enjoy our cocktails and we did not feel rushed in any way. In fact the food was served with time to savor each course. The four course tasting menu allowed for us to try a number of dishes all of which were prepared beautifully. The only negative was the wine list. It was large and pricey, but as wine lovers who travel and enjoy wonderful wines we found it rather annoying that we could not enjoy a wine that was truly remarkable for a reasonable price. Let me be clear "reasonable" would have been 150-200 for a nice Italian wine, but it seems for some reason it was over 300. When spending that much for wine it should truly be remarkable and enjoyable.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing! The food was superb!

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JS
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Would have given 5 stars except that I found the Crudo to be lacking in fish quality I would have expected for raw fish. Risotto di Mare was superb as well as the scallops. Waiter was excellent as well. Expensive but as good as other NYC high end restaurants for a little less. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Came in for daughters 2 yr birthday. Food and service were amazing, as always.

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MM
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite fancy restaurant in the city!

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s
10 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Extraordinary food, interesting wines, attentive and knowledgeable staff, and excellent service. The price fix lunch menu is good value for the total dining experience. We live near the NJ location and visit several times a year. Their food, especially pastas, can’t be beat. However, Marea is in a class of its own. Thank you.

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AW
41 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marea is always a warranty, always! Excellent, service, food and the gentleman who received us at the front desk was very nice.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great anniversary dinner at Marea. It is definitely expensive, but worth it if you absolutely love seafood and pasta.

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B
21 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an absolutely lovely experience. It was a celebration lunch prior to seeing Alvin Ailey. The food and service was incredible. The only downside was I told them we were celebrating and anniversary and I expected some mention of it or writing in the dessert plate. That said dessert was to die for!

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N
15 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excelente ! La comida es extraordinaria y la atención inmejorable.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and experience. A must visit when in NYC.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was good and the portions were huge, by the time we reached the 3rd course we were extremely full and struggled to finish the rest. What really bothered us was that we were given a table right at the back of the restaurant and to top that they had a counter right on our table where the waiters would come to feed the orders into the computer. Nobody wants to spend a few hundred dollars to dine at an establishment like this and have the waiters constantly stand next to you jabbing at the computer. We had zero privacy and were very uncomfortable.

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1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time celebrating our “Christmas” dinner. My boyfriend is the Executive Sous at Restaurant Daniel and December was a very busy month. We had a lovely dinner and experience. Thank you!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Meat over cooked, risotto was undercooked, fish was not good.. very bad experience and food was terrible and expensive for the value of the food. They don’t deserve to have a Michelin star.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing, food and service outstanding

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. The Fusili was out of this world

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Food and service were espectacular

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M
14 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

They tried to sit the two of us in this nearly empty restaurant at a table for five at the entrance next to the service station. As Rachel Maddow would ask: “Why is this?” I asked to be seated elsewhere and was quickly offered a nice table for two at a comfortable banquet. Why not do this at the outset? As a native New Yorker I am offended by the assumption of some restaurants that these are out-of-towners and thus not to be treated with respect. Regardless, the food was good and the fish dishes excellent. Wine list outstanding and service prompt and courteous. A good location for pre-theater dining.

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D
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most wonderful meals in my memory. Everything was executed well. Looking forward to my next dining experience soon.

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F
9 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our Christmas Day lunch here. The food was delicious! The service was wonderful! The ambiance was Devine. I would definitely recommend Marea!! Thank you for making our Xmas day special & memorable!

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CK
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Steak was not cooked, not even as par from outback steak house’s or any regular diners. I had high expectation on octopus - plating technique was lacking...and octopus taste better in other 2-star place in manhattan. I could not believe this was two michelin star restaurant. Did not have Christmas menu on Christmas eve dinner. Service was the worst...servers keep carrying chairs over their heads (dont know why) at the dining hall. Do you not have service hall..? This was definitely not michelin starred dining experience at ALL. Will never come back again and so will my friends or families.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A delicious, creative Birthday celebration. All 3 appetizers and entrees were exquisitely prepared & creative, blending surprising flavors into a marvelous whole.

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JT
15 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was extraordinary-service was outrageously poor for this level of restaurant and the pricing involved! Rather disappointing that even after being scolded at the poor level of service, it not not improve as a rather lengthy lunch proceeded!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good, front waiter/capitan was absent ... not the Marea we remembered

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JM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in New York City. Chef Michael White and the staff are outstanding!

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JA
26 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice! Would go here again.

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LP
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was top notch! The food not so 2 Michelin stars... I’ve eaten better....

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful in every way. Prompt and attentive staff, amazing delectable cuisine, very special and unique experience. Highly recommend

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JB
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I went post theater on a Thursday night. We ran late due to traffic, however, the Maitre D' was amenable to work us in, which took 30 minutes. The food and delivery of it was wonderful, with a wide array of choices. We ordered Dover Sole, split, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Cheers. For someone who stays in that area often, it's a perfect place to enjoy a drink and eat at the bar, too.

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M
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicioso!! Festejamos nuestro aniversario de matrimonio

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OT
16 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Buen restaurante de pescado e italiano, con servicio correcto y muy buen ambiente.
La carta de vinos con precios desorbitados !!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marea continues to deliver an exceptionally dining experience of Coastal Italian cuisine. Service is excellent and elegant led by Ivan as soon as you walk in and the staff are knowledgeable and polite. Sam is the best at the bar!!

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