Marea Is Too Stuffy for Mayor Mike

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]