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Nov 15, 2009 01:35 PM

What to eat at Marea?

Going to Marea soon - does anyone have insight on which dishes shouldn't be missed? The only one I'm definitely sold on getting is the fusilli with octopus & bone marrow...

OR is this anything that I should avoid?

Thanks for any help.

240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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  1. Ricci, the sea urchin with cured lardo on a crostini is my death row meal - a definite must have. I also enjoyed the uovo, monkfish cheeks with wild mushrooms and a soft poached egg.

    I'll +1 your thoughts on the octopus bone marrow fusilli, it's worth the hype.

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    1. Marea is so over-rated and touristy.
      Try A Voce at Columbus Circle instead!

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      1. re: bubbleandsqueak

        I wouldn't say Marea is touristy as all. In fact, A Voce, sitting in the Time Warner Center, may be more touristy.

        I also think Marea has far better food than A Voce.

        A Voce
        41 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

        240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

      2. Second the Ricci and the Uovo.

        Also really liked the agnolotti (veal ravioli, sweetbreads, funghi)

        1. "octopus bone marrow fusilli"

          Has there been a dish that has become so quickly popular among diners since Thomas Keller's oysters and pearls or Chang's pork bun's?
          With Sam Sifton, Alan Richman and almost every blogger out there picking this dish as favorite of the year I'm curious what those here think?

          Oh yes, did I mention even Thomas Keller picked it as best dish of the year?

          I have yet to try Marea but I certainly am tempted.

          1. I loved the Ricci as well. It is a must! And, while I enjoyed the octopus and bone marrow fusilli, I preferred the uni pasta. Both were excellent though. Enjoy!