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I'll be visiting Manhattan and was trying to decide between Union Square Cafe and Esca for ricotta gnocchi. Anyone have a preference and why? Thanks!

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Esca
402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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  1. We had lunch at USC at the end of March. The friend we dined with is a gnocchi fanatic, so we ordered both the ricotta cheese and the potato versions. Both were delicious.

    USC photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    We've only been to Esca once and that was ten years ago. We've never been back because it was a very disappointing experience in every respect, i.e. food, service, and ambiance.

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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    Union Square Cafe
    21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: RGR

      Thanks! We're wait listed at USC. Hopefully a table will open up.

    2. I know it is not one of the choices presented, but for what it is worth, I loved the toasted ricotta gnocchi at Jane in the West Village.

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      Jane
      100 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: thelobster

        ...second that.

      2. I ended up going to both Union Square Cafe and Esca for ricotta gnocchi. Both tasted good. However, the ones at Esca were denser. I preferred the lighter texture of the gnocchi at Union Square Cafe.

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        Union Square Cafe
        21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

        Esca
        402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036