Seafood, Italian
$ $ $ $
240 Central Park S (at 59th St & Broadway)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-5100
11:45am - 10:00pm
11:45am - 10:00pm
11:45am - 10:00pm
11:45am - 10:00pm
11:45am - 11:30pm
11:30am - 11:30pm
11:30am - 10:00pm

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



  • 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]
  • 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.
  • Fusilli with bone marrow and octopus is the call at Marea
  • 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.
  • Two Michelin stars.
  • Recommended: Ricci, lobster and burrata, slow-poached egg, fusilli, spaghetti, Dover sole, steak, langoustines.
  • Excellent, elegant Italian seafood and pasta in a casual setting near Central Park.
  • 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
  • Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual Restaurant issue.
  • 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
  • You should Sea Urchin. This is the best. Don't forget'
  • The fusilli with octopus and bone marrow was the best pasta dish I've ever had!
  • Everything. Especially the lobster with burrata and the steak.
  • 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.
  • Just named Best New Restaurant at the James Beard Awards so reservations may be tight. But, it's worth the fuss to order fusilli with red wine braised octopus and bone marrow and eat at the bar.
  • A full serving of the strozzapreti runs $33, but it comes with all the fixings: fresh lumps of jumbo crab and sea urchin, tossed in a delicate sauce and sprinkled with basil.
  • Highlights are the cuttlefish with bottarga, lobster and burrata, and the John Dory. Don't skip the olive bread either. Green Guide Editor
  • Amazing veal chop. A must get.
  • 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]
  • A sip from the aperitif and digestif trolley is the perfect start and finish to your incredible meal. - Inspector

Nearby places

59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
4-6 Columbus Cir
10 Columbus Cir (btwn W 58th & W 60th St)