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Birthday Dinner- Del Posto/Scarpetta/Esca?

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rhorn17 Jan 3, 2012 07:20 PM

My husband made reservations at three restaurants for my birthday and is letting me decide- We've been to Del Posto and really enjoyed it, so I wanted to try something new- I've heard better things about Scarpetta as opposed to Esca. Thoughts?
Thanks so much!

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    peter j RE: rhorn17 Jan 4, 2012 07:22 AM

    For me, Scarpetta is better than Esca.

    If you're open to other Italian suggestions, I'd also recommend Marea or Lincoln.

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

    Scarpetta
    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    Marea
    240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

    Lincoln
    142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

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      Simon RE: rhorn17 Jan 4, 2012 09:07 AM

      Scarpetta.

      If you want to try something new, don't go to another Batali restaurant: his food is extremely formulaic.

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      Scarpetta
      355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

      1. sgordon RE: rhorn17 Jan 4, 2012 09:33 AM

        Hands down Del Posto. Depending how long it's been since you were last there, the menu's likely completely different aside from a few of the signature dishes.

        Scarpetta and Esca are both excellent, and of the two I'm probably a bit fonder of the latter, but I'm big on seafood in general so that could be why. I prefer Scarpetta's neighborhood, though. I don't do Midtown much.

        That said, it's not like you'll have a BAD meal at any of them.

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        Del Posto
        85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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

        Scarpetta
        355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

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