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New York City Restaurants

Esca

  • 402 W. 43rd St. Map It
  • Midtown West
  • Seafood

Updated 02/25/2014

Fodor's Review

The name is Italian for "bait," and this restaurant, courtesy of partners Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and longtime chef David Pasternack, lures diners in with delectable raw preparations called crudo—such as tilefish with orange and Sardinian oil or pink snapper with a sprinkle of crunchy red clay salt—and hooks them with such entrées as whole, salt-crusted branzino, sea bass for two, or bucatini pasta with spicy baby octopus. The menu changes

daily. Bastianich is in charge of the wine cellar, so you can expect an adventurous list of Italian bottles.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

402 W. 43rd St., at 9th Ave., New York, New York, 10036-6322, United States

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Phone:

212-564–7272

Website: www.esca-nyc.com

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 02/25/2014

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