Meaning “tide” in Italian, Marea redefines the seascape of high-end Italian cuisine. Chef Michael White and his culinary team invite you to savor their fresh interpretation of coastal seafood.
Marea’s menu reads like a map of the sea. Guests can chart their own course with selections devoted to crudo, oysters, antipasti and Chef White’s award-winning hand-made pastas. The menu also includes composed fish dishes, whole fish preparations and a selection of meat and side dishes to round out the extensive offerings. The kitchen is helmed daily by Chef di Cucina Lauren DeSteno. The wine list, managed by Beverage Director Francesco Grosso, features a significant selection of wines that pair perfectly with the bounty of the sea. With over 750 selections, half of the wine list is dedicated to European whites, which complement the fresh fish and seafood.
The elements that Chef White became known for – superb cuisine, seamless service, and award-winning wine programs, all in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, rendezvous together as the tide rolls in on Central Park South. Marea is the recipient of two Michelin stars, the 2010 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, three stars from The New York Times, was named Best New Restaurant by Bon Appetit, Esquire, and GQ Magazines and was also named NYC’s Best Italian Restaurant by Zagat.