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Jul 21, 2011 07:55 PM

Esca thoughts asap?

I have last minute reservations at Esca tomorrow night. Wondering if anyone has been and has thoughts as per the tasting menu or any recommendations.


402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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  1. Last I went, we enjoyed the crudo preparations a good deal, but thought the rest was hit or miss. Maybe ordering a la carte will give you a better shot at the hits.

    1. I went a few mos ago w party of 6 and just told waiter to surprise us. Everything was FANTASTIC!!!

      1. It's been a long time since I've been to Esca, but I would suggest focusing on the crudo, the uni pasta, the squid ink pasta, and the gnocchi.

        402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

        1. Agree with nmprisons. We usually make a whole meal of various crudos. They're excellent. The mains are ok, but not more.

          1. The octopus appetizer is great but a bit heavy. The spaghetti with lobster, mint and chilis gets lots of raves but somehow didn't quite hit the spot for me.