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240 Central Park S.
New York , NY , United States
(212) 582-5100

Michael White’s Marea is aiming for the ultra high-end. The glittery room on Central Park South has a glowing honey-Onyx bar, buttery leather chairs and titans of industry in the dining room. Meanwhile, the menu spares no expense in recreating an exalted vision of coastal Italian seafood, flying in dover sole from Europe, langoustines from New Zealand and sea urchin from Santa Barbara. (The sea urchin is used in an especially rich antipasti of uni on warm toast, with lardo melted on top.) As at his other two New York City restaurants—the French-leaning Ai Fiori and the casual Emelia-Romagna-inspired Osteria Morini—the pastas are a highlight, including the unbelievably intense fusilli with octopus and bone marrow.

Last updated 2013-03-19 20:57:03 UTC
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