Esca

402 West 43rd Street New YorkNY10036
Closed
Sunday
4:30pm-10:00pm
Monday
12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday
12:00pm-2:30pm, 4:30pm-10:00pm
Wednesday
12:00pm-2:30pm, 4:30pm-10:00pm
Thursday
12:00pm-2:30pm, 4:30pm-10:00pm
Friday
12:00pm-2:30pm, 4:30pm-11:30pm
Saturday
12:00pm-2:30pm, 4:30pm-11:30pm
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Cash
Average Rating
3.5
Total Reviews
(200)
Recommended 0
Not Recommended 0
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Description

Esca is a Southern Italian Seafood Restaurant created by Joseph Bastianich & David Pasternack. Esca showcases the style and sensibility of Italian coastal cooking. Dave went to Italy and saw firsthand what they were talking about. After years of cooking French food, Dave had finally found the food he had always wanted to cook: the best fish available, prepared in a simple and delicious way. In...
by opentable on February 27, 2018 from opentable

Tips

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.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch
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).
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch

Editorial Reviews

Esca Restaurant Review:
Esca, a foray into seafood from Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and chef David Pasternack, has succeeded swimmingly. In the room of cream-colored walls and wood floors, the menu is all Southern Italian seafood. If Babbo serves food that calls for a cold winter night, Esca is Batali's homage to summer. The crudo section is for food that's as fresh as it gets: slices of raw fish are served with...
by gayot on January 02, 2017 from 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…
by hopstop on January 28, 2015 from hopstop
Mark Ladner May Be Kickstarting a Gluten-Free Pasta Spot:
[Mark Ladner by Krieger]
Rumor has it that Del Posto chef Mark Ladner will launch a Kickstarter later this month for a new quick-service gluten-free pasta restaurant called Pasta Flyer. There aren't many details ahead of the crowdfunding campaign, which will launch after Memorial Day, but Ladner has put a lot of time into developing a gluten-free replica of everything on Del Posto's menu, and...
by eater on May 15, 2014 from eater
Barchetta, Dave Pasternack's Chelsea Italian Restaurant:
Here's a look inside Barchetta, the new Chelsea restaurant from Esca chef Dave Pasternack and LDV Hospitality's John Meadow. The Italian seafood restaurant opened last week in the space that once held La Promenade Des Anglais. The layout remains the same, but the space has a cleaner, airier look than before, with white walls, wood floors, and mid-century modern furniture.

Christian Goerner is...
by eater on April 28, 2014 from eater

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by Citysearch on January 03, 2018 from Citysearch