Forbes Best US Restaurant 51- Marea, New York, NY
240 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
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Monday-Friday 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
*full lunch menu also served at the bar
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Monday-Thursday 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday-Saturday 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Limited Bar Menu:
Monday- Friday 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
*full dinner menu offered at bar after 5:30 PM
Photo by: Noah Fecks
View from the main dining room (Photo by Melissa Hom)
Capesante scallops (Photo by Ted Axelrod)
Outside looking in
Preparing a dish in the kitchen (photo by Daniel Krieger)
TAGLIOLINI manila clams, calamari, peperoncino (Photo by Ted Axelrod)
Marea, meaning “tide” in Italian, redefines the seascape of high-end Italian cuisine serving regional foods of Italy that are heavily influenced by ingredients drawn from the four bodies of water that surround the boot, and at Marea, Chef Michael White presents a fresh interpretation of this coastal cuisine.
At Marea, the menu reads like a study of the sea. The crux of the cuisine is devoted to the freshest and most seasonal fish and shellfish sourced from both the Mediterranean and waters worldwide. The breadth of the menu offers you the opportunity to select and choose your dining experience.
Selections are devoted to crudo, a wide variety of oysters & clams and antipasti. Chef White is famous for his house-made pasta, and at Marea, the dishes are replete with frutti di mare. The menu also includes composed fish dishes, whole fish preparations and a short selection of meat to round out the extensive offerings. The wine list, overseen by Beverage Director Francesco Grosso, features a significant selection of wines that pair perfectly with the bounty of the sea. With over 750 selections, 50 percent of the wine list is dedicated to European whites, which complement the fresh fish and seafood; the restaurant has over 15 rosé selections to offer year round.
The elements that White became known for – superb cuisine, seamless service, award-winning wine programs all in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere comingle seamlessly as the tide rolls in on Central Park South. To date, Marea has received two Michelin stars, the 2010 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, three stars from The New York Times, named Best New Restaurant by Bon Apetit, Esquire, and GQ Magazine and also Best Italian Restaurant by Zagat. Marea has also recently joined the family of Relais & Chateaux’s elite group of Grande Chef Gourmand.
Marea is an Italian and seafood restaurant located at 240 Central Park South (between Broadway and Seventh Avenue) in Manhattan in New York City, opened in May 2009 by chef Michael White.
It won the James Beard Award for best new restaurant in 2010. Marea received two stars in the Michelin guide, and was featured on the show Top Chef: All Stars.
In 2013, Zagats gave it a food rating of 28, the top rating for any Italian restaurant in Manhattan.
In July 2013, Marea was the restaurant chosen for the Financial Times column “Lunch with the FT” with the guest being Ron Perelman.