FOOD / June 3, 2014

MAREA- ELEGANT ITALIAN SEAFOOD PAIRS NEW TEXTURES

The Beautiful entrance of Marea showcases a backlit Onyx bar

The Beautiful entrance of Marea showcases a backlit Onyx bar

Marea crowned with Michelin stars, awards and a devout clientele is one of New York City’s Best Seafood restaurants with light modern Italian technique, American ingredients and superb service.

This expensive restaurant on the South West corner of Central Park showcases Chef Michael White’s homage to the Sea (Marea means tide) and has a vast creative crudo menu, oysters, caviar, mentionable pastas and heartier seafood and meat main courses.

The room has elegant glossy wood paneling, windows looking out on Columbus Circle and feels upscale and corporate (not very romantic) so is ideal for a fancy dinner when parents are in town or entertaining clients. It is great for a meal when uptown by the park, midtown or going to Carnegie Hall. Overall the food and service are top notch, refined and minimalist and Marea stays a head ahead of the rest with top ingredients and great textural pairing such as their famous Octopus Fusilli where the ingredients mimic and compliment each other. A very subtle and exquisitely curated menu.

MUST TRY:

– A few seasonal selections from the vast crudo list

– Fusilli with Octopus and Bone Marrow.  

 

MAREA – 240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, United States

+1 212-582-5100  www.mareanyc.com/

Top: Hawaiian Striped Marlin, Sturgeon Caviar, Mussel Vinaigrette Bottom: Long Island Fluke with pickled grape, cucumber and fennel

Selection from Crudo is always absolutely divine.
Top: Hawaiian Striped Marlin, Sturgeon Caviar, Mussel Vinaigrette
Bottom: Long Island Fluke with pickled grape, cucumber and fennel

Sea Urchin on crostini really allowed the full flavor  and texture of the Sea urchin to fill you mouth. Great quality.

Sea Urchin on crostini really allowed the full flavor and texture of the Sea Urchin to fill you mouth. Great quality.

Beef Tartare with herbs and cheese crisps was bold and full of flavor while the meat was delightfully tender and light.

Vension Tartare with herbs and cheese crisps was bold and full of flavor while the meat was delightfully tender and light.

Fusilli with red wine braised octopus and marrow is their most famous dish and rightly so. The al dente pasta mimics the octopus texture all wound up in a delicious red tomato sauce with a soft and rich bone marrow depth.

Fusilli with red wine braised octopus and marrow is their most famous dish and rightly so. The al dente pasta mimics the octopus texture all wound up in a delicious red tomato sauce with a soft and rich bone marrow depth.

Glazed Alaskan Halibut, fregola sarda, leeks and preserved lemon was sadly a very boring dish. For the price point it was overcooked and sad.

Glazed Alaskan Halibut, fregola sarda, leeks and preserved lemon was sadly a very boring dish. For the price point it was overcooked and sad.

Roasted Long Island Duck Breast with Sauerkraut in red wine reduction was amazing, meaty and sweet.

Roasted Long Island Duck Breast with Sauerkraut and baby onions in red wine reduction was amazing, meaty and sweet.

The Dining Room in Marea is luxurious and slightly corporate

The Dining Room in Marea is luxurious and slightly corporate

WHAT TO WEAR?

Go polished head to toe in dark colors, luxurious fabrics and European tailoring to match the elegant Italian food.

Ferragamo head to toe, this goes for the gentlemen as well 😉  Another Italian Gem

What to Wear? Sleek polished: Italian understated elegance by Ferragamo ready-to-wear

What to Wear? Sleek polished: Italian understated elegance by Ferragamo ready-to-wear

Marea crowned with Michelin stars, awards and a devout clientele is one of New York City’s Best Seafood restaurants with light modern Italian technique, American ingredients and superb service. This expensive restaurant on the South West corner of Central Park showcases Chef Michael White’s homage to the Sea (Marea means tide) and has a vast […]





COMMENTS
LL
Jun 16, 2014

Consistently such a great restaurant and everything is wonderful. I love the staff as they will accommodate elderly parents birthdays as well.



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