Esca

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Details
402 W 43rd St (at Ninth Ave)
New York, NY 10036
(212) 564-7272
Seafood, Italian
$ $ $ $
Hours
Mon: Noon–10:00 PM Tue: Noon–11:00 PM Wed–Sat: Noon–11:30 PM Sun: 4:30 PM–10:00 PM
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Foursquare Tips

  • Baked little necks w prosciutto and breadcrumbs Capital of Yumsville
  • 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]
  • This is our go-to place for seafood.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Spaghetti Neri: amazing! Also, I had a pasta special once with tuna meatballs. It was off the hook!
  • Go to the bar and eat with Vic! Knows the menu better than he knows himself!
  • An excellent spot for pre-theatre dinning
  • #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>
  • 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.
  • Double flights of crudo, and say hi to David Pasternack!
  • Ignore the allure of the $16 glass of wine, and get a bottle....The Branzino is amazing!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Awesome crudo but schedule a few hours for this lunch, it takes a while.
  • Sam Hazen, chef of The Chester, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Crudo Tasting.
  • 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"
  • Mmmmm Branzino...
  • Lunch Crudo tasting is excellent. And the seafood stew is an unbelievable portion of seafood.
  • Bring your check book but the food is amazing