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402 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6322
+1 212-564-7272
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“branzino” (44 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
402 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6322
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Reviewed 4 days ago

went for a dinner meeting and was extremely surprised at the quality of the food and overall experience. We had Oysters, a few pasta dishes to split and the whole Branzino cooked in a salt crust. Also very good homemade Lemoncello. The desserts were outstanding...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a pre show dinner at Esca on a Friday night. The staff were accommodating in giving us the table we wanted and promptly attending to our orders, however we found the waiter overbearing and forceful in his suggestions as to what we should...More

Thank Tubucktim
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a taste for seafood and spotted this little gem of a restaurant. Fairly upscale for the neighborhood (waiters in white shirts and ties.) Most diners were casually dressed but a few wore jackets. Staff was very professional and the service was great. Most importantly,...More

Thank TennesseeChemist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a weekday - reservation at 7:30 PM - were sat down earlier - all went well, nice bread and olives - really good We ordered a bottle of the house white - which at $36 is a very good deal for NYC...More

Thank horstim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seating for two suggests LoveThy Neighbor is a good idea. We were blessed with really nice ones on either side. We are repeaters and I cannot resist the crudo tasting. Always a delight. My husband had really good prawns. The grilled soft shell crabs were...More

Thank Lynnobl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went Saturday night- pre-Theater. It's been a lousy Spring but Sat nite was a glorious nite. Got to eat outdoors on their patio. Food-great, setting-great, weather-great. But what made the wonderful night perfect was our waitress Allie. No words to express how she enhanced our...More

Thank stevens397
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ambiance was good with the crowd. Bread and wine were excellent but the recommended food- grilled octopus and the fish dish was very disappointing. We ordered clam linguine and it was decent. Decent place for a quick stop before a show.

Thank Johanna K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Esca to celebrate our children's graduation. A fine dining establishment. The portions were generous - the fritto misto amalfitano was delious! The attentive waiter inquired when we need to be finished in order to be at our Broadway show - the food was...More

Thank Flip-Alet
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my 129th review and as a native New Yorker I'd like to apologize to any tourist who has the misfortune to dine at ESCA because they were lead to believe that this was a fine New York Italian restaurant. It's not. I'm almost...More

Thank Georgica14
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Fresh, fresh seafood. Wonderful for pre or post theater. Don't miss the raw seafood, fresh fish and pastas. I.e. There isn't a bad choice on the menu. And there are one or two non-seafood items for the non-fish eaters in your party. Drawback--the kitchen is...More

Thank TravellingSMH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6322
    (9th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Subway to 42nd Street - Times Square
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-564-7272
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