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.

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.

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.

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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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

best fish
By Deborah C at Insider Pages

This restaurant is one of the best fish restaurant in manhattan. The fish is extremely fresh & prepared to perfection. No heavy sauces, the chef le... Read More

Reknown Mario Batali opened a seafood...
By CareeZ at Menuism

Reknown Mario Batali opened a seafood restaurant. Holy cow! Haha great stuff, very fresh, well seasoned.... Read More

I ate here somewhat randomly on a trip to NYC...
By JeffM at Menuism

I ate here somewhat randomly on a trip to NYC - it was the only place on my "to try" list that I was able... Read More

I like eating at the bar when Victor is...
By ScottS at Menuism

I like eating at the bar when Victor is bartending. While it is a Batali restaurant, this place is great... Read More