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    Marea

    240 Central Park S., nr. Broadway (Upper West Side)

    New York, NY

    (1) 212-582-5100 | www.marea-nyc.com

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    • CUISINE

      Italian Seafood
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Thurs.: 12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11:00pm; Fri.: 12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:00pm-11:30pm; Sat.: 5:00pm-11:30pm; Sun.: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-10:30pm
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch; dinner; brunch
    • RESERVATIONS

      Highly recommended
    • BAR

      Yes
    • YEAR OPENED

      2009
    • PRICE (LUNCH PRIX FIXE; APPETIZER; ENTRÉE; FOUR-COURSE DINNER PRIX FIXE)

      USD 45; USD 19-24; USD 25-62; USD 97
    • NOISE

      Quiet/Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Spaghetti with crab and sea urchin; grilled octopus; seaweed marinated abalone; mare risotto
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Italian beers; wine; cocktails
    • # OF SEATS

      155
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      No
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes
    • METRO

      59th St.-Columbus Cir. (A, B, C, D, 1); 57th St.-7th Ave. (N, Q, R); 57th St. (F); 7th Ave. (B, D, E)
    Evan Sung

    VIBE

    This ambitious Michelin-starred seafood shrine embraces expense-account-level luxury. A reported one million dollar renovation rendered a luxe, airy dining room with glossy rosewood and leather accents, as well as a sleek onyx bar that is used as the staging point for the bottles of fine spirits that are whisked around the room on silver carts. Tables are consistently filled with business folk, well-heeled tourists, and local foodies, all savoring the elegantly presented (and delicious!) Italian seafood.

    CROWD

    Sophisticated business professionals, quiet conversationalists, and posh couples.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Elegant; try a colorful blouse, sleek pencil skirt, smart heels, and subtle but fine jewelry.

    GO HERE WITH

    Coworkers; significant other; a date; family

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    The painstaking attention to detail: everything from the glasses to the tableware is chosen with utmost care, and carefully selected exotic species of fish are flown in from all over the world. And oh, that spaghetti with crab and sea urchin…we find it hard to try new things here because we can't get enough of it.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    The location and scenery are prime (with views of Central Park), but we wince a little at the prices.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    The restaurant occupies the Columbus Circle space formerly held by San Domenico. If you’re trying to save a bit of dough, the lunch prix fixe is more gently priced than the dinner menu, and it offers the most popular dishes. Impeccable service rules here, but don’t expect stuffy formal waitstaff; the service is friendly and attentive without being obtrusive.

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