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Marea--dress code

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My SO and I are dining (dinner, not lunch) at Marea next week. We are traveling from San Francisco and I want to pack as little as possible. Do I need dress slacks and a nice shirt & sport coat, or could I get by with black jeans and a polo shirt? I do not want to be significantly underdressed. I would call the restaurant and ask but they always tell you to dress up even if half the patrons come in track suits.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Marea
240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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  1. For dinner, I think you would be underdressed with jeans and a polo shirt. You'll be fine with dress slacks and a nice shirt, though most men will probably be wearing jackets.

    1. There is no dress code at Marea. Both times I went I was wearing a plain black t-shirt and jeans. I didn't feel out of place, but then I don't much care or pay attention to what the people at the table next to me are wearing.

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      Marea
      240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

      1. I've been there half a dozen times and never wore a jacket. As long as you look relatively neat, you won't stick out. Lots of folks in designer jeans, not so many in torn ones. About 50% in jackets. But they'll make you feel comfortable either way.

        1. Have you seen this rather detailed thread?

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/748689

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          1. re: erica

            Love that thread. I'm of the school that thinks showing up to a nice restaurant with a certain price point means wearing dress pants and a button down shirt. I'm not beyond a jacket and tie either. Jeans and a t-shirt no matter how expensive or clean is out of order. Yes, I'm 50 years old, but I also felt this way when I was half my age.

            1. re: erica

              Thanks Erica. I took a look--it is a rather philosophic discussion about clothing. I think I will go with the dress slacks and white button shirt.

            2. I think dress pants and a button down shirt is appropriate. You can leave the jacket at home if it's too much to pack.