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What to order at Marea

silencespeak May 18, 2013 02:36 PM

Hey fellow foodies,

I'm having my birthday dinner this year at Marea... what dishes do you all recommend?


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    silencespeak May 19, 2013 11:50 AM

    Thank you so much everyone for your insights. I'm very much looking forward to my birthday dinner at Marea. =)

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    1. re: silencespeak
      arepo May 19, 2013 05:55 PM


    2. ipsedixit May 18, 2013 07:07 PM

      I would do the tasting menu and just not worry about it.

      Really can't go wrong with anything there. In my opinion, given my mood, I would probably prefer Marea to Le Bernardin.

      1. Ziggy41 May 18, 2013 04:48 PM

        Astice (lobster with Burrata) - eye opener, a must
        spaghetti with crab (looks like now Garganelli?)
        Tortelli - wow
        Fusilli - the signature...

        1. kosmose7 May 18, 2013 03:52 PM

          Pretty much everything at Marea is tasty. 'Crudo trio' is one of my favorites. My only complaint is they seldom change the menu and I am already fed up with most of them lol,

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            bcc May 18, 2013 04:14 PM

            As I replied in another thread, I had the best steak I have ever eaten at Marea. There had been a lot of talk about Creekstone Beef in the New York Times, and when we got to Marea, there it was on the menu. Covered in shame for ordering meat in a fish restaurant, I ordered it. It was magnificent.

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              kosmose7 May 18, 2013 07:01 PM

              I'll bet. Dry-aged steak at Ai Fiori, and the steak at newly-opened Cotata are all excellent too.

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            fm1963 May 18, 2013 03:34 PM

            Lobster with burrata
            Octopus with smoked potatoes
            Crab spaghetti with sea urchin
            Shortrib ravioli
            Risotto mare

            1. Charles Yu May 18, 2013 03:12 PM

              Most pastas are good. The Uni with Lardo appetizer is a killer!
              But DO NOT order the Italian Adriactic seafood soup!! Huge disappointment!!

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                Charles Yu May 18, 2013 04:39 PM

                Thought I'd post photos of some of the food mentioned by myself and fellow hounds, including both crab and Uni Spaghetti, Bone marrow and Octopus pasta, Crudos, the DO NOT ORDER watery seafood soup.....etc.
                BTW, though Marea's pasta are superb in their own way, I did however find Lincoln and ESCA's pasta to be equally appealing and good! ESCA also makes a crab and sea urchin pasta as well!

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                TVC15 May 18, 2013 02:45 PM

                The bone marrow and octopus pasta is amazing.

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