ESCA’s intimate and elegant dining room offers a lovely, quiet experience amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City’s Theatre District. All menus are based on fresh, seasonal ingredients (in other words, whatever Chef Dave Pasternack catches that morning).View Private Dining Details
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Sun 9:30PM - 11:15PM
Mon - Sat 10:00PM - 11:15PM
Esca is one of our favorite dining spots. Everything about it is a homage to seafood of various types and preparations . The service is impeccable but not ingratiating. And the staff made us feel special on the occasion of our wedding anniversary.
We were on a tight schedule and while we sat for a little longer than we should have before our waitress came to the table, when she did, everything worked out.
Food is always delicious. We had a great meal and made it to the theater on time.
Bad day for Esca disappointed with my fish dish on this visit
We went to this restaurant post-theatre. We waited 20 mins to get a cocktail after we ordered and the restaurant was not full. My husband had the Fish Stew and it was awful, it tasted as terrible as its aroma. My son had the lobster and spaghetti, it was pricey ($32) if I'm not mistaken. My daughter and I hate forgettable entrees. We will not be going back
Loved it. Tight fit w tables but wonderful. Smelt delicious. Seafood soup and Hake Devine. Olive oil cake delectable.
Best seafood restaurant we have been to in America.
Risotto stuffed squid was quite tasty but squid was over cooked and tough. Fried seafood platter was very uninteresting: basically a plate of calamari without much taste and no sauce. Fish soups (starter and main) were tasty without being exceptional. Got stung for a $33 glass of Chardonnay. I know, I should have asked...
Overall, just meh for the price.
Always excellent across the board. Perfect for pre-theater also!
Had the best dinner ! Best food, service etc! Loved it!
I went on Valentine's Day, the place was cozy. The staff was awesome, I personally think the best part of the restaurant was how the staff treats you. The only thing I think they could improve a little more is with the food because it tasted good but it didn't have a hook.