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Dec 7, 2010 08:33 AM

Cancelling my Esca reservation - good idea?

Coming up to NYC this coming weekend.
Had a prime 800pm Esca reservation but after reading a bunch of reviews here - it seems Esca is all over the place.

In terms of quality & quantity.
Open Table even list it as a <$30 price point which in researching appears to be erroneous.

Anyhow, any thoughts on if I should seek a different seafood place that can provide a more bountiful & good meal in the $25-50 range?

402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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  1. Esca is a very good restaurant, and I very much enjoyed the three dinners I had there. Other high-end seafood restaurants I'd recommend are Le Bernardin (a good deal pricier than Esca) and Aquagrill (a little cheaper than Esca). But I think you'll like Esca just fine.

    1. i ate at esca once, and it was a fantastic meal

      1. Esca is great. It's my "go to" restaurant for excellent food convenient to the theatre district. Depending on what you order, you could get out of Esca for $50, but you'd probably be limiting yourself to one main and a quartino of wine, or an appetizer and a main. I like it a lot.

        For something less expensive in the seafood realm, you might consider Pearl Oyster Bar or Mary's Fish camp. But even these will set you back more than $25.

        Personally, I'd keep the Esca reservation.

        Pearl Oyster Bar
        18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

        402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

          1. my one meal at esca was about 2 years ago and was very good. And it was considerably cheaper than Le Bernadin that is the best seafood restaurant that i have ever tried. But if money is not an object, Le B; if it is, Esca was fine 2 years ago.

            You will always find contrary voices on ChowHound; that is just the nature of the beast.

            402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036