Esca Restaurant

Esca Restaurant

"Esca Restaurant is a Popular Destination for Lunch & Business Dining"

402 W 43rd St, New York, NY
(212) 564-7272 serving: Clinton, Midtown
open:Mon noon-2:30 pm, 5-10:30 pm, Tues-Sat noon-2:30 pm, 5-11:30 pm, Sun 4:30-10:30 pm

Sidewalk Score: 10 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Seafood, $$$$, Business Dining, Italian, Lunch Spot, Notable Wine List, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: In a sea of fish menu items, duck is the only land-leaning entree option.

The Extras: In warmer months, ask to sit in the charming outdoor garden. If you're sans reservation, which can be made up to 30 days in advance, request a seat at the small bar.

Look Good: For a wide-ranging sample, try the tasting menus either for the crudo (six items for $30) or for the entire menu ($65, $95 paired with wine).

What to Drink: Ask for the gracious sommelier to help navigate the lengthy all-Italian wine list. The dessert wines are especially fun: Try the sparkling moscato from Rivetti ($7) for a light finish, or the recioto from Vegali ($16) for a full-bodied rich ending.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Mario Batali's foray into seafood has succeeded swimmingly with David Pasternack heading the kitchen. In the almost-tropical room of pastel walls, stone-tiled floor and urns spilling over with plants, the menu is all Southern Italian…
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By samd165593746 at Citysearch

Great place all around. Great people, great food, great ambiance and the feeling is like eating in little Italy in NYC. This is one fine restaurant. Read More

By os1355288055 at Citysearch

Excellent sea food Read More

By hoangt1130038670 at Citysearch

very good Read More

By laurenn1726954729 at Citysearch

One of the best places I have been. The food was great and so were the people. Read More

WAY Overpriced- better meals to be had in NYC...
By ksm558 at Menuism

WAY Overpriced- better meals to be had in NYC for a better price. Only go back for appetizers - sashimi was... Read More