Marea **, # 94 in the World
240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019
Mon-Thurs 12:-11:00 PM, Fri 12-11:30 PM, Sat 11:30-11:30 PM, Sun 11:30-10:30 PM
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.
Creating a memorable experience is what we strive for, and we are happy to custom tailor all aspects of your occassion for you and your guests. Our space is ideal for hosting holiday parties, business functions, birthdays or wine events, to name a few. Our beverage director and mixologist would be pleased to recommend just the right accompaniments to enhance the experience of your event.
For parties up to 24 people we offer a private room downstairs, secluded from the main dining area. Surrounded by rich rosewood walls, this room creates an intimate environment for you and your guests. For larger parties we can arrange for a section in our main dining room to be made private by a large sliding wood wall, which is ideal for a luncheon or evening affair. This room can accommodate 26 seated or 30 standing for a cocktail or pre-dinner event. Additionally, this room can be used as a combination cocktail and dinner space for smaller groups. We also offer the option of a full buy-out for parties up to 120 people or for special events.
Please contact our Altamarea Group events team for additional details about Marea, and all our private dining options or to set up a tour of our space at 212.613.8786 or by email:
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The Altamarea Group is committed to our philanthropic vision of supporting programs that allow us to share our resources and talents in the hospitality industry and to achieve positive change in the neighborhoods in which we live, serve, and work. The relationships we form through this outlet are invaluable and reflect our commitment to giving back and supporting our local communities. The guidelines below will help clarify Altamarea Group’s selection and application process. All decisions regarding the programs selected for support will be made in the sole and absolute discretion of Altamarea Group.
Altamarea Group’s primary focus is on:
• Health and Nutrition Awareness
• Food and Hospitality related organizations
• Local community based outreach programs
• Educational Programs and local schools (in the immediate areas where we do business)
• Disaster Relief to provide support to communities impacted by disasters
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