Marea
 


240 Central Park S
New York NY 10019
(212) 582-5100
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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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skylerbouchard, Staff Writer

The Sea on Central Park South. As “il mare” means “sea” in Italian, Marea definitely owns up to its title. This restaurant is a Manhattan hotspot for Italian seafood with some extremely outstanding popular dishes that can take any diner’s breath... Read More

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Fusilli with red wine braised octopus & bone marrow
"Fusilli with red wine braised octopus & bone marrow"
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  1. tdmstaff "Best known for their seafood inspired dishes, Marea serves this pasta dish that's both hearty and rich but a pleasure to enjoy."
 
"Best known for their seafood inspired dishes, Marea serves this pasta dish that's both hearty and rich but a pleasure to enjoy."


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Marea - Midtown West - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide
Chef Michael White's glittering seafood establishment on Central Park South. See the review of this Italian restaurant at 240 Central Park S. in Manhattan.
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/marea/
Marea - Midtown West - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide
Chef Michael White's glittering seafood establishment on Central Park South. See the review of this Italian restaurant at 240 Central Park S. in Manhattan.
http://nymag.com/urr/listings/restaurant/marea/
Marea Menu - Midtown West - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide
View the menu for Marea. Updated regularly.
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/marea/menus/main.html
New York Best Seafood - Marea; Liman - Best Of New York - Village Voice
New York Best of Award Winner - Experience the Best of New York by Village Voice
http://www.villagevoice.com/bestof/2009/award/best-seafood-1436546/
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Marea di Miele - - New York Magazine
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Marea -- New York Magazine Restaurant Review
With its lofty ambitions (and prices), Michael White’s Marea wantonly defies the recession.
http://nymag.com/restaurants/reviews/57718/
Marea -- New York Magazine Restaurant Review
With its lofty ambitions (and prices), Michael White’s Marea wantonly defies the recession.
http://nymag.com/restaurants/reviews/57718/comments.html
Foursquare Tips
Serious Eats
Excellent, elegant Italian seafood and pasta in a casual setting near Central Park.
DailyCandy
On any given visit, you’ll see famous faces (as well as “upper-generation” folks) at Michael White’s restaurant. Order fusilli with red wine-braised octopus and bone marrow.
Fred Wilson
Fusilli with bone marrow and octopus is the call at Marea
Eater
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]
La Dolce Vita
Two Michelin stars.
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
A sip from the aperitif and digestif trolley is the perfect start and finish to your incredible meal. - Inspector
Travel Channel
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.
Showtime Network
You can’t get fresher seafood without rocks in your pockets. (But thanks for the offer, Micheletto.)
Bon Appetit Magazine
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.
Foodspotting
Try the Octopus Bone Marrow Fusilli
Bon Appetit Magazine
Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual Restaurant issue.
Eater
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]
The New Yorker
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 Corcoran Group
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
BLOUIN ARTINFO
High-gloss images by Stefano Scheda adorn the walls of this temple to Italian coastal cuisine.
The New York Times
Recommended: Ricci, lobster and burrata, slow-poached egg, fusilli, spaghetti, Dover sole, steak, langoustines.
How To Make It In America
Michael White is knocking it out of the park with his high end Italian seafood spot.
Bravo
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
Natalie
bone marrow pasta - it's fantastic
Eunice C.
get the lardo and sea urchin crostini
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