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La Marea at Tides

La Marea at the Tides Hotel is as soothing as the ebb and flow of the sea. Diners enjoy an open air perch on the main patio or a secluded table in Kelly Wearstler's quirky dining room. With imaginative touches inspired by the sand and surf, the funky d├ęcor serves as the perfect backdrop for the chef's Mediterranean-infused menu.

A selection of starters like a perfectly prepared diver scallop, fresh tuna crudo or tiny marinated anchovies make a delightful tapas meal when paired with a bottle of wine and a sampling from the still-warm bread basket. A hearty seafood soup is a wonderful lunchtime treat with luscious lobster cobb salad or a chicken or fish sandwich.

What sets La Marea apart from the other upscale restaurants on Ocean Drive is Rota’s determination to provide just a few delicate preparations of fresh seafood from local waters or express shipped into his capable hands. Dover Sole in a lemony butter sauce is simply dazzling. Pastas topped with seafood, sausage or roasted pork cheek and porcini mushrooms are the highlights of the summer dinner menu.