Recommended by : Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Michael Chiarello (Chef/Owner, Bottega), Lee Schrager (Founder, Food Network Wine & Food Festival), Pat LaFrieda (Owner, Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors), Adam Glassman (Creative Director, O Magazine), Hanako Maeda (Fashion Designer), Ryan Hardy (Chef, Charlie Bird), Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Chef & Restaurateur), Norah O’Donnell (CBS This Morning), Anne Fulenwider (Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire), Padma Lakshmi (Host, Top Chef), Molly Sims (Model), Linda Wells (Editor-in-Chief, Allure), Mario Carbone (Chef/Owner, Carbone), Bo O’Connor (Chef/Owner, The Pomeroy), Shawn Johnson (Gymnast), Robbie Myers (Editor-in-Chief, ELLE), Josh Radnor (Actor)

Cuisine:Italian, Seafood. Price: $$$$. Location: .

This refined Italian-style seafood mecca from legendary restaurateur Michael White is a favorite among the finance and fashion elites of New York. Perfect for the Manhattan power lunch, you’ll be sure to see someone “important.” And have we mentioned how amazing and fresh the food is? Make a Reservation.

“I love Marea because I love the food and love looking out on Central Park South.” – Lee Schrager (Founder, Food Network Wine & Food Festival)

“The best pasta that I’ve ever eaten has been at Marea from Michael White” – Pat LaFrieda (Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors)

Marea’s crudo is part of Linda Well’s ( Editor-in-Chief, Allure) ideal food day.