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Our Story

This is the story of rarified worlds colliding to create a modern and chic institution. At Marea, the authentic, bracing flavors of coastal Italy meet the style and swagger of New York to form a new kind of gusto. Marea charts the tide for restaurant culture, with exquisite food and unmatched service that set the stage for an experience like no other. 

An anchor of Central Park and New York City icon, Marea attracts those who don’t chase luxury, but who live it-by elevating life’s moments, indulging their senses, and celebrating every day with the best food, service, and surroundings in the world.

Marea is the recipient of the 2010 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, three stars from The New York Times, was named Best New Restaurant by Bon Appetit, Esquire, and GQ Magazines and was also named NYC’s Best Italian Restaurant by Zagat. 

Team Marea

Mark Lockard

General Manager

Lauren DeSteno

Corporate Executive Chef

chef pj calapa

PJ Calapa

Executive Chef

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Kazuo Fujimura

Pastry Chef

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Francesco Grosso

Marea Brand Senior Director

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