Marea

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7421 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Marea, located within one of Manhattan's 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 offering his approach to seafood in New York.

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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 7421 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and the service was nice

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, impeccable food. Worth it every penny.

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and professional service. Management stopped by twice. Food is excellent!

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New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Normally I would rate Marea with 4 or 5 stars but service this time was poor. We had to continually ask for a waiter and there were 3 different waiters who ended up helping us but no one took charge.

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j
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great restaurant

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, ambience, service and food was very very fine!

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LG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Perfect for a birthday dinner. Get that octopus bone marrow pasta. Do it.

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extra cuisine With attentive service

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RR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Pastas are great but for a 2 stars restaurant the service is really poor.
We had to ask 4 times for chili pepper, they eventually brought it after we finished our meal

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

over priced. The ambiance is pretentious! If you like authenticity, respect and warmth this isn't the place for you unless you are willing to play the part ...

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food as always but service was lacking (not acceptable for 2 star michelin) - never came with bread for example. Was seated after the reservation time...people in front barely seamed to care and did not apologize.

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San Francisco
172 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding restaurant, with superb seafood with an Italian accent. Gracious service.

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Denver
63 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place to celebrate. The food was fantastic, and the staff extremely helpful.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the food items are justifiably expensive but not all of them. I felt like some of the dishes were overpriced by proxy.
I have been there several times and every once in a while the background music is too loud and poor quality.
$500 with tip for 3 people

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Had an Important Business Meeting and we had been disturbed frequently by the waiter prior to our ordering as well after we consumed our food. Would not recommend to have business luncheon at the Marea.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently a great restaurant. Food and service are always outstanding. One of those restaurants that gets better with every visit. Favorite place for a nice meal that is not outrageously expensive.

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Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience from start to finish.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not what it used to be. No more locals and it’s a tourist crowd now.

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New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had a lovely dinner here last Friday evening after the ballet. It’s a quick walk from Lincoln Center & is definitely still lively when you go late! The octopus is a “must have” & we loved the lamb also. We will definitely return soon!

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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food though nothing special. Overpriced wine list. At $320 for 2 it’s not worth it.

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New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Food was excellent! Service was excellent and friendly, without the arrogance and pretense commonly found in restaurants of this price level. We had a wonderful evening and will definitely go back. A winner!

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b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Had the signature dish of lamb. Beautiful restaurant.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It remains one of the finest restaurants in New York...for its consistency, excellence in food and service and elegant setting.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic service, great wine list and food superb.
Although pricey it is an amazing restaurant

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FD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fusilli here is the best! Marea is one of the best restaurants in NYC.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely, the best food and service!!

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DT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go to Marea it’s been amazing. Definitely on our list for special celebrations!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a bit concerned that because I had a baby, the staff would not be as accommodating. However, it was the complete opposite. They gave me a table that was perfectly spaced for me to hold the baby and also have access to the carriage. They also made me feel completely comfortable when I had to change diapers, personally walking me to a changing table. Super accommodating. Been there several times and I’m always super happy with the service.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Girlfriend birthday

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New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service are exquisite. It's quite expensive, but perfect for a special occasion.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Marea, tried several dishes, all excellent. Standouts squid ink ravioli with lobster, fusilli with octopus and New Zealand prawns. VG service, helpful wine suggestions, good pacing and comfortable spacing between tables. Just one disappointment - a member of our party had a special birthday and I so indicated when booking w Open Tables. No acknowledgement by the restaurant - maybe that’s their policy? I actually had forgotten all about it until this morning - we breakfasted up the street at Sara Beth’s and for some reason Open Tables notified them of the birthday too altho I didn’t mention it in the booking. Anyway SaraBeth came thru w a special little dessert which reminded me that Marea overlooked doing so. Go figure!!!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

This place's Ambience is gorgeous and classy.
We shared 3 appetizers, 2 pastas,1 risotto,3 main courses and 3 desserts for 3 people.
Lobster&Burrata app was amazing.
Grilled octopus and duck&soup app was just okey.
Duck&soup app's soup was luke warm.I think soup could be hotter.
Fusilli??(pasta) was really salty and Spagetti was so greasy+heavy.All of us ate just one bite and couldn't finish it.
Seared sea scallop and grilled dover sole was litteraly just seared and grilled fish.Taste was really brand.I didn't appreciate the sauce which came with these dishes because It was too sour.
Langoustine was dry and again no flavor.

Service staff was very nice and friendly but our food came out pretty slow. Even though we were drinking 2 bottles of wine,I felt wait was a bit too long.
I don't think I would go back this restaurant to spend over 4 digits amount to eat either salty or brand food.

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New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful that’s why we go there often.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to take your mom to birthday lunch!

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Palm Springs
142 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection. Absolutely perfection! Attention to every detail. Gracious service staff.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sea bass of this year for me. Excellent service, lovely ambiance and overall a feast for the taste buds

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very slow serving

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here quite a number of times since the place opened.
Could not come as often for a few years but decided to celebrate my husband’s birthday here when he confessed he’d never been here before. They have not failed me.
Food as great as ever and service is absolutely outstanding.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, service, wine list and overall dining experience.

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