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Marea

Location
New York, NY, USA

Price
**

Since its inception, Marea has long been lauded as one of New York’s most celebrated Italian seafood restaurants. Fifteen years since Marea first opened its revolving front doors to NYC’s iconic Central Park South, under the culinary leadership of Lauren DeSteno, the core principles around uncompromising quality ingredients and precision in the kitchen have remained the same.

Considering DeSteno is also the corporate executive chef at the Altamarea Group since 2016, that should come as no surprise.

The buzzy restaurant’s interiors are modern with simple elegance including sleek leather seating, wonderful original art from Europe and an ambient-lit onyx bar that sets the mood for the night. The exquisite wood paneling evokes the sensation of a luxury yacht as Marea delivers inspired Italian coastal cuisine to excite the senses.  

Marea is, and has always been, a convivial yet chic dining experience that focuses on the entire guest experience with customized service. No matter who you are or what you do or where you are from, Marea welcomes you with open arms.

Marea offers a variety of fresh crudo, housemade pasta and composed signature dishes. Marea is also one of the rare establishments of this level to offer half portions of its pasta dishes, allowing diners the opportunity to venture into a wider range of its world-class menu.

Many of Marea’s regulars, however, are consistently mesmerized by one dish: the Fusilli pasta with red wine-braised octopus and bone marrow. This long-standing favorite has become one of the most iconic pasta dishes in New York City and remains popular as ever.

Marea’s desert pastry program is also renowned for completing your meal on a high with several innovative choices to experience.

Thinking of a venue for a special occasion? The restaurant boasts not only one but two private dining rooms. There is, of course, the option to buy the whole place out as well.

Details

LocationNew York, NY, USA
Price range**
Cuisine (country/region)American
Italian
Cuisine (type)Seafood
SustainabilityRecycling (at least 50%)
Composting
Food packaging recycled (at least 50%)
Menu (options)Lunch menu
Cocktails menu
Vegetarian options
Vegan options
Seasonal menu
Gluten free
Food/Drinks pairing menu
Facilities/servicesBar area
Counter dining
Gift cards
Chain restaurant
Private dining rooms
AccessPublic Parking
Public Transport
AtmosphereContemporary Dining
Fine Dining
Capacity101 +
Frequency of menu updatesSeasonally
Interior styleArt Deco
Bauhaus
Modern
DesignArt collection
Floor-to-ceiling windows
StaffingMixologist
Bartender
Barista
Sommelier
Source of produce (over 50%)Local produce
Sustainability initiativesRecycling systems - Food
Recycling systems - Paper/card
Recycling systems - Plastic
Food waste disposal (over 50%)Local composting
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