Marea

4.8
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7692 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
In the hands of chef Michael White, Marea charts the tide for restaurant culture, with exquisite food and unmatched service that set the stage for an experience like no other.

An anchor of Central Park and New York City icon, Marea attracts those who don't chase luxury, but who live it-by elevating life's moments, indulging their senses, and celebrating every day with the best food, service, and surroundings in the world.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
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MY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server name Jose Luis.. Very knowledgeable about the menu...I love the BOMBOLINE.. Best one I ever had!

CF
Chicago
125 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My wife and I ordered a pasta Conghili dish. It was fantastic! Had a great time at Marea. Will be back on our next visit to New York.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the four-course menu and were really satisfied and impressed by each of them. Ingredients were fresh and pasta was just the right consistency. We got three desserts and the coconut rice pudding was an obvious winner. Thanks Marea for such a great dining experience again!

M
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we are was delicious. Had the four course tasting menu. My wide and I shared multiple dishes. They knew we were sharing so they split everything without us asking. I thought that was amazing. The streak tartar was probably the best either of us have ever tasted. The pasta with the shrimp and chili, delicious. Scallops were perfection. Pasta with octopus was yummy. The lobster burrata was so good that we asked for extra bread to scoop the cheese from the bottom of the plate. The service was amazing, refilling everything as soon as possible. Loved it.

R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual. We’ve usually been here for dinner but lunch has been amazing also.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good seafood!

A
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and food. Will be returning on our next trip to New York!

c
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend Marea! From start to finish outstanding experience; food, service, ambiance.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic New Year’s Eve lunch. Food was fantastic and the service was excellent. $67 lunch is a good value.

PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is really good, but the service is outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelent food and perfect Service 👏👏😍

m
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was generally excellent. My cervo was tasteless.

SZ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Expected to love this restaurant. Brother and his family dined here same time last year and said it was very good. 1 Michelin Star. Opted to order a la carte rather than choosing the prix fixe menu, party of 4, each of us chose 3 courses. First courses, 3 crudos and 1 oyster, all were all very good. Second course, pasta with king crab was delicious. Grilled octopus was fine. Two orders of "Astice" - lobster with burrata, basil, and eggplant had absolutely no flavor and was one of the most disappointing dishes I've ever had in a restaurant. Mains were 2 Halibut, 1 - 50 day aged sirloin, and the scallops. The steak had decent flavor, but my guest said it was cooked beyond the temperature he had requested. The Halibut was fine, and had a nice brown sear. The scallops were AWFUL. No sear, no flavor, a little too rare. 3 pieces come with the order. After eating the first one, I offered two of my guests a piece of the second scallop and asked for their opinion - mine was that it was reminiscent of eating warm pork fat. They agreed.
I left the third scaallop on the plate. All of the items that accompanied each main were unmemorable. We had a nice conversation with our waiter early on - but he disappeared somewhere towards the end of the meal and was replaced with someone else. NO ONE ever asked how dinner was. If this were any restaurant anywhere, it might be okay at best; this being a Michelin Star establishemnt, it all fell very short.

RR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Pastas are amazing! The service, though, isn’t appropriate for a 2 Michelin star restaurant.
You can’t find a waiter when you need one and our waiter completely ignored a request we made as soon as we sat at our table....this is not acceptable in a restaurant where you spend over 100$ per person

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group was there to celebrate our wedding and my birthday and all the staffs at the restaurant were very sweet and professional. Obviously the food was wonderful as the restaurant was known for! Best restaurant, best food and best service.

J
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Ambiance & good food

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful night

C
New York Area
351 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Marea is one of the better Italian Restaurants around. We go at least once a year. Food was great and also the service.

C
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was good, not great. Expected more at that price point. Service was exceptional.

KE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately had to wait over 20 minutes after we arrived with a reservation for lunch

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Marea has been our first pick and favorite in NYC since early 2010's. We have been always fascinated by the meals, services and atmosphere every visit, but NOT tonight. Well, everyone looked exhausted and just wanted to go home early for Christmas. Polio and Fusilli were still remarkable, and Risotto was also impressive. Aside from that, spoon was not properly cleaned with stains on it, a couple of overcooked spaghetti were mixed with Fusilli, tissue running out in restrooms, and only hot water, literally HOT water available for hand wash. We have been experiencing and seeing Marea's phenomenal progression for almost ten year, but was it the sign to become ordinary from great?

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our usual go to when wanting a more upscale lunch is Jean-Georges, however, we decided to give Marea a try for a change.
Pros:
We were seated in a lovely booth
Cons:
1st course came right out, no amuse bouche offered.
My plate was not wiped, sloppy presentation.
Entrees took a ridiculous amount of time to be delivered and once they arrived both of our pasta dishes were lukewarm and served in cold bowls.
The table in front of us also had the same experience with a very long wait for entrees and once delivered they complained that the food was cold. They also had to ask for the side dishes that they had ordered and they didn’t arrive
until they had almost finished their entrees.
Overall: It was a nice atmosphere and the servers were nice although a bit scattered.
The food was tasty but not served at proper temperature.
I think for a more upscale, professional experience I would stick with Jean-Georges.

CE
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

A great restaurant, with attention people and a expetacular food. Most of the wines in the list are very expensive, may be 15 is afordable.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Treated my parents to their first Marea experience.
They LOVED it! Our server, Luis was very helpful suggesting the most popular dishes on the menu. The quality of the food and superior service is consistent. Thank you Marea for another great experience!

SW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

It started with us needing to ask for service ... twice before we finally were able to order water and drinks.. at least 15 min after we were seated. Food arrived 40min after ordering. The octopus was over cooked and the lobster was tasteless.. no one came over to asked us if everything was ok. We then had to practically beg for another glass of wine ... main course came. My pasta was swimming in olive oil ... I couldn’t eat it.. no one asked and no one cared. .. I asked the busboy to ask our server for the bill... we left without a goodbye.. I’ve been to many Michael White restaurants including this one and never experienced this..

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

No ideas how can they got two stars. It’s cheap but not tasty. No surprise, really let me down. Service people never introduced the food when it’s coming. Only one tiny snack before appetizer. There is a lot needs to improve. It’s like the worst Michelin restaurant I’ve ever been to. Dessert was the the only thing worth a stars.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst dinner ever. Poor service. Cold and rushed food. Will never be back. It’s a shame because it used to be my favorite restaurant in nyc. Service, food and quality have gone down hill dramatically. I asked for the chocolate at the end and the waiter told me he preferred the Panna cotta so that’s what he brought me. After going to the restaurant regularly over the last 10 years, I won’t be back ever.

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We get 30 minutes late... and we received a “rush stressful service” but besides that... awesome

JN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and food👍

SD
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot with truly outstanding service and amazing food. A most pleasant evening out . . .

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome!!!!!

S
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ! One of the best dinners I’ve ever had!

NG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place, but not as outstanding as I remember from the last visit.

EG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and exemplary service. Never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was really nice!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We sat in the dining room closest to the bar liked the ambience. Husband’s favorite of the evening was the Asceti ? lobster Burratta appetizer - rich and creamy but not sweet and over the top. My favorite was the second course gnochetti pasta (not gnocci) with shrimp and rosemary olive oil in a Light red sauce-mouth is still watering. We shared the Bronzino which was cooked perfectly to enjoy the flavor of this light fish without being overpowered by sauces. It was light and flaky. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert.
One thing I would note is it that the restrooms are not handicap accessible -you have to go downstairs.

OT
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It was delicious and great service but the price is definitely higher than de range (31-50) that appears at open table... the wines are really expensive and the price value relationship is not good!

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful as always. The area in the back was a bit cold as I was right under the air- would’ve been nice if had the heater come out instead of cold air.

DC
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding restaurant, from the food to the service, simply the best!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! One party member was gluten sensitive so appropriate recommendations were made along with the best gluten free bread ever eaten! Would eat there again!

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