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402 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6322
+1 212-564-7272
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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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 2 days ago

Delicious food in a couple of small dining rooms. Warmly greeted, knowledgeable wait staff with personality and well-done dishes. Noise is a negative factor, especially as the tables fill up and the pitch of the conversation grows louder.

Thank Museumcrawler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has mixed reviews but in an area where the restaurants are generally pretty hit and miss, I found this one to be of good quality. It’s pricey, no doubt, and definitely not somewhere for kids but for a nice quality meal, I’m not...More

Thank Crowgen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went and they had options that were fitting to different palettes but very expensive for what you got. I got monkfish and there was a bitter undertone that was off putting, son got chicken which he loved, daughter go gnocchi which was...More

Thank Ashinshin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and son had gone here for a pretheater dinner last year and she couldn’t wait to go back with me before our Saturday night Broadway show. The restaurant is quaint, noisy and crowded. The waitstaff is quick to recommend the priciest dishes on...More

1  Thank Docwayne60
Reviewed 19 March 2018

While I had selected the restaurant on the basis of location/convenience, I couldn't have been more pleased with the experience and meal. In fact, a good friend who lives near the restaurant raved about the reputation, Italian authenticity and the exceptional menu. The menu had...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Meh that’s all I can say. Service is lovely and attentive. Food is okay. Ordered oysters and they were glorious. The fried seafood was very poor. Tasted very old and not fresh. Server told us it was the breading but really it just didn’t taste...More

Thank VRSchoening
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Returned to Esca (one of our favorite NYC restaurants ) after 4 months out of town. Sadly the experience was not up to our expectations. Staff was friendly and attentive. Starters of clams on half shell and cirviche were fine - although my wife thought...More

Thank allerton21
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Went for a 5:30 dinner before going to see Bruce on Bway Perfect dinner....seated promptly..waiter asked as our timing and gave us some great suggestions.. perfect dry martini...husband liked with wine list....the red snapper crudo was amazing! the portugueus anchovies amazing..it was DELICIOUS!!! shared a...More

Thank catherinek07
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We went after seeing the restaurant included in Eater’s “18 Pasta Destinations in NYC”. The menu included some enticing seafood pasta and we were looking forward to getting a delicious pasta. Well, it was mediocre and nothing fabulous. I cannot even remember the details of...More

Thank Papgena
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Avoid it....hour and a half and can't get the main course. The MANAGER just kicked us out telling us "get the f*ck out of my restaurant or I'll call the police" because we complained about the time it tooked for the food to be served....More

1  Thank Mauricio P
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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