Marea Is Too Stuffy for Mayor Mike

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Photo: Hannah Whitaker

Frank Bruni shares some of his favorite restaurants with Culinate (Bedouin Tent, Vinegar Hill House, Torrisi, and “Peasant in Nolita” — as opposed to Peasant on the Lower East Side) and talks about the time he recommended Marea to Mayor Bloomberg: “He told me the food was good, but the ambiance was a little formal and fancy for his tastes.” [Culinate]