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101 Best Restaurants in America
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240 Central Park S (at 59th St & Broadway)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-5100
Mon–Thu: Noon–2:30 PM Fri: Noon–2:30 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–11:30 PM Sun: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM

When it opened, Marea was immediately acclaimed as one of the most original and consistently wonderful upscale Manhattan restaurants in recent memory. This very handsome establishment on Central Park South, in a sunny dining room that long housed San Domenico, specializes in exquisitely fresh fish and shellfish in Italian-inspired preparations (including the crostini with lardo and sea urchin, which caused waves of buzz at the time and has since become one of the city’s "checklist" dishes, and fusilli with octopus and bone marrow) by skilled chef and restaurateur Michael White.   — Allison Beck

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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]
Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 14:17
I could live on the uni and lardo ricci, perfect langostines or bone marrow and octopus fusilli. The choice and quality are staggeringly good. -Gail Simmons, Top Chef
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 05:53
Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual Restaurant issue.
Bon Appetit Magazine
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 11:44
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.
Travel Channel
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 13:29
Recommended: Ricci, lobster and burrata, slow-poached egg, fusilli, spaghetti, Dover sole, steak, langoustines.
The New York Times
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 12:52
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]
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 06:51
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.
Bon Appetit Magazine
Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 06:06
Two Michelin stars.
La Dolce Vita
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 12:22
Having already appropriated northern Italy (via Alto) and southern Italy (via Convivio), chef Michael White takes on the coast with this shrine to seafood.
The New Yorker
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 14:02
Michael White is knocking it out of the park with his high end Italian seafood spot.
How To Make It In America
Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 16:20
On any given visit, youll see famous faces (as well as upper-generation folks) at Michael Whites restaurant. Order fusilli with red wine-braised octopus and bone marrow.
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 10:18
A sip from the aperitif and digestif trolley is the perfect start and finish to your incredible meal. - Inspector
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 13:35
Fusilli with bone marrow and octopus is the call at Marea
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 03:56
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
The Corcoran Group
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 19:12
High-gloss images by Stefano Scheda adorn the walls of this temple to Italian coastal cuisine.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 06:40
Excellent, elegant Italian seafood and pasta in a casual setting near Central Park.
Serious Eats
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 14:23
bone marrow pasta - it's fantastic
Friday, January 8, 2010 - 04:43
get the lardo and sea urchin crostini
Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 16:08
You cant get fresher seafood without rocks in your pockets. (But thanks for the offer, Micheletto.)
Showtime Network
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 13:42
Try the Octopus Bone Marrow Fusilli
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 04:55