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Marea--dress code

John Lowrey May 13, 2011 09:41 AM

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.

240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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    peter j May 13, 2011 09:53 AM

    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. sgordon May 13, 2011 09:57 AM

      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.

      240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

      1. strangemd May 13, 2011 11:12 AM

        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. erica May 13, 2011 11:46 AM

          Have you seen this rather detailed thread?


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          1. re: erica
            ttoommyy May 13, 2011 11:52 AM

            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
              John Lowrey May 13, 2011 12:21 PM

              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. ttoommyy May 13, 2011 11:54 AM

              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.

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