Esca

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402 W 43rd St (at Ninth Ave)
New York, NY 10036
(212) 564-7272
Seafood
Italian
4
8.00
Hours
Mon: Noon–10:30 PM Tue–Sat: Noon–11:30 PM Sun: 4:30 PM–10:30 PM

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Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin raved to us in her New York Diet about the fior di latte with berries here: Oh my gosh, it was a beautiful way to end the meal.
nymag
2010-07-02 11:55:17
In many ways Esca is as good as the four-starred Le Bernardin. If nothing else, it's cheaper, more relaxed and, bonus, also serves Baltali-brand pasta. [Eater 38 Member]
Eater
2010-09-18 18:14:10
Esca, Mario Batali's southern Italian trattoria, serves the freshest seafood dishes, like Zuppa Di Pesce, Branzino Per Due, in New York City's theatre district.
Food Network
2011-01-18 13:38:27
Baked little necks w prosciutto and breadcrumbs Capital of Yumsville
Mario
2011-03-01 14:02:15
This is our go-to place for seafood.
Serious Eats
2013-03-05 12:44:50
Esca, Mario Batali's southern Italian trattoria, serves the freshest seafood dishes, like Zuppa Di Pesce, Branzino Per Due, in New York City's theatre district. Find more tips at FN Local.
Food Network
2011-08-08 14:48:24
A perfect match for Escas cuisineFerrandos Erbaluce di Caluso (Northwest). The Erbaluce grape variety delivers good acidity, flavors of apple and a distinctive minerality. Salute! agwine.com
Approach Guides
2010-08-09 19:09:32
Highly overrated restaurant! I cant believe zagat has 26 on this.. Couldnt wait to get out of there. Selection is poor, the best items are always missin. The waiter was pushy for no reason. Never back
Milana
2013-03-17 14:19:34
Spaghetti Neri: amazing! Also, I had a pasta special once with tuna meatballs. It was off the hook!
@JaumePrimero
2011-08-13 05:02:19
#8 - IWalked NYC's Top 10 Italian Restaurants. Esca (translated from Italian is bait") is perfect choice for pre-theatre dinner. Try one of numerous seafood specialties or Southern Italy dishes<LINK>
IWalked Audio Tours
2011-09-24 10:38:52
Go to the bar and eat with Vic! Knows the menu better than he knows himself!
Michael
2010-06-01 14:00:05
An excellent spot for pre-theatre dinning
Phoenix
2014-09-15 21:18:02
Double flights of crudo, and say hi to David Pasternack!
doug
2009-07-22 21:01:23
Ignore the allure of the $16 glass of wine, and get a bottle....The Branzino is amazing!
Adrian
2012-07-05 21:24:54
I had the Crudo tasting which was interesting but not impressive. The corn salad with walnuts and goat cheese was a great surprise! Service is excellent.
Duarte
2015-09-30 11:00:06
Awesome crudo but schedule a few hours for this lunch, it takes a while.
Maurio
2014-08-15 17:08:42
Sam Hazen, chef of The Chester, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Crudo Tasting.
Chefs Feed
2014-08-05 18:15:36
Do not eat here. There was a mouse on the patio and management claimed that it's a part of "eating in New York City"
Carrie
2014-06-08 17:34:28
Mmmmm Branzino...
ZiZi
2013-12-07 22:58:54
Lunch Crudo tasting is excellent. And the seafood stew is an unbelievable portion of seafood.
Christopher
2013-11-27 00:02:41