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Esca

  • Italian, Local/Organic, Seafood
  • 402 W 43rd St, New York 10036 40.759142 -73.992219
  • (At 9th Ave)
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  • (212) 564-7272
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Ostriche

Montauk Wild Oysters montauk, li    3.00

Crudo

Cape Cod Bay Scallops with chervil    24.00
Halibut Belly with extra virgin sunflower oil    19.00
Pink Snapper with black lava salt    18.00
Diver Scallop with tangerine pressed olive oil    20.00
Ivory King Salmon with bronze fennel    20.00
Pumpkin Swordfish with crushed almonds    19.00
Yellowfin Tuna carpaccio with olio verde and chives    20.00
Yellowfin Tuna alba white truffles supplement supp    50.00
Longfin Tuna with pickled jalapeno    18.00
Spanish Mackerel with gaeta olive aioli    18.00
Maine Sea Urchin with capezzana olive oil    20.00
Giant Santa Barbara Sea Urchin simply natural    20.00
Razor Clams two minute ceviche with chilis, scallion and mint    20.00
Crudo Tasting three unique tastes of raw seafood in one flight    16.00
Crudo Tasting six unique tastes of raw seafood in two flight    30.00

Antipasti

Bianchetti "french fries of the sea"    17.00
Insalata Di Pomodoro salad of tim's heirloom tomatoes, wild arugula and farmhouse cheese    19.00
Insalata Di Amara salad of local bitter greens with aged merlot vinaigrette    19.00
Acciuga grilled fresh portuguese anchovies with house made green olive tapenade    18.00
Calamari Alla Galicia local squid, pimenton, toasted bread crumbs and arugula    18.00
Fritti crispy halibut cheeks, local steamers and all blue potatoes with calabrian chili aioli    17.00
Fegato Di Pescatrice maple syrup glazed local monkfish liver with honey crisp apple and organic grains    17.00
Verdura Mista organic salad of fall vegetables, sheep's milk ricotta and herb garden vinaigrette    18.00
Insalata Mista salad of local greens and herbs with cold pressed pistachio oil    16.00
Vongole Al Forno local littleneck clams, heirloom apples, nueske's bacon, just dug horseradish    18.00
Caprese bufala mozzarella with wild arugula and oven dried tomatoes    17.00
Zuppa Di Pesce Amalfitana fish soup in the style of amalfi with tomato chili bruschetta    16.00
Pesce Azzurri house marinated sardines with pepperonata - marinated anchovies, preserved blood orange and manzanilla olives - grilled sardines with shallot thyme vinaigrette - bresaola di tonno with capers, raisins and pine nuts   (1) 9.00 (3) 18.00 (4) 15.00 (2) 12.00

Primi

Spaghetti with a one pound lobster, chilis and mint    30.00
Perciatelli house made whole wheat fat spaghetti with sardines, walnuts and fennel compote    23.00
Linguine with medley of briny clams, hot red pepper and pancetta    24.00
Spaghetti Neri house made squid ink spaghetti with seppia, scallion and green chilis    26.00
Maccheroni Alla Chittara house made guitar cut spaghetti with sea urchin and crabmeat    28.00

Secondi

Orata Americana Per Uno O Due whole grilled local porgy for one or two with almond oregano pesto   pp 26.00
Spigola Nera Per Uno O Due whole roasted local black bass for one or two with caperberries and olives   pp 27.00
Lampuga grilled local mahi mahi with peperonata and oil cured olives    26.00
Ippoglosso nova scotia halibut with spinach and tiny tomatoes    28.00
Squalo Alla Siciliana grilled sicilian style thresher shark with heirloom beans and greens    26.00
Polipo grilled octopus with giant corona beans and preserved sorrento lemon    24.00
Zuppa Di Pesce sicilian style fish stew    23.00
Fritto Misto Amalfitano crispy mixed seafood    24.00
Pollo four story farm hills farm chicken with primo olives, fregula and lemon    25.00
Contorni italian style vegetables   (5) 19.00 (3) 15.00

Ostriche

Montauk Wild Oysters montauk, li    3.00
Wild Maine Belon Oysters damariscotta river, me    4.00

Crudo

Cape Cod Bay Scallops with chervil    24.00
Halibut Belly with extra virgin sunflower oil    19.00
Pink Snapper with black lava salt    18.00
Opakapaka longtail snapper. with olive oil from chianti    18.00
Diver Scallop with tangerine pressed olive oil    20.00
Geoduck giant clam. lightly marinated with ruby crisp apple    22.00
Black Grouper with seaweed salt    18.00
Striped Bass with sicilian dried cherry tomato    18.00
Ivory King Salmon with bronze fennel    20.00
Icelandic Arctic Char with pickled baby kirby cucumber    18.00
Pumpkin Swordfish with crushed almonds    19.00
Mahi Mahi seared with wild fennel pollen    18.00
Yellowfin Tuna carpaccio with olio verde and chives    20.00
Yellowfin Tuna alba white truffles supplement supp    50.00
Longfin Tuna with pickled jalapeno    18.00
Escolar white tuna. seared au poivre    19.00
Spanish Mackerel with gaeta olive aioli    18.00
Bluefish ceviche "carribean style"    18.00
Maine Sea Urchin with capezzana olive oil    20.00
Giant Santa Barbara Sea Urchin simply natural    21.00
Razor Clams two minute ceviche with chilis, scallion and mint    20.00
Crudo Tasting six unique tastes of our raw seafood in two flights    30.00

Altro

Uovo Di Pollo soft scrambled farmhouse egg with alba white truffle    65.00
Bianchetti "french fries of the sea"    17.00
Insalata Di Pomodoro salad of tim's heirloom tomatoes, wild arugula and farmhouse cheese    19.00
Verdura Mista organic salad of fall vegetables, sheep's milk ricotta and herb garden vinaigrette    18.00
Brodetto mussels, clams, scallops and spicy pumpkin broth    20.00
Fegato Di Pescatrice maple syrup glazed local monkfish liver with honey crisp apple and organic grains    18.00
Calamari Alla Galicia local squid, pimenton, toasted bread crumbs and arugula    18.00
Granchio warm jonah crab with marinated pink lemons    24.00
Funghi salad of matsutake mushrooms (pine mushrooms) and parmesan vinaigrette    24.00
Moscardino grilled baby octopus with cippoline and bitter greens    19.00
Fritti crispy halibut cheeks, local steamers and all blue potatoes with calabrian chili aioli    18.00
Vongole Al Forno local littleneck clams, heirloom apples, nueske's bacon, just dug horseradish    18.00
Mozzarella Di Bufala buffalo mozzarella with grilled fresh portuguese anchoyies and house made green olive tapenade    19.00
Polipo grilled octopus with giant corona beans and preserved sorrento lemon    18.00
Insalata Di Amara salad of local bitter greens and aged merlot vinaigrette    19.00
Zuppa Di Pesce Amalfitana fish soup in the style of amalfi with tomato chili bruschetta    16.00
Pesci Azzurri house marinated sardines with pepperonata - marinated anchovies, preserved blood orange and manzanilla olive - grilled sardines with shallot thyme vinaigrette -bresaola di tonno (tuna prosciutto) with capers, raisins and pine nuts   (4) 18.00 (1) 9.00 (3) 15.00 (2) 12.00

Primi

Taglierini Piedmontese piedmontese style spaghetti with alba white truffles    100.00
Spaghetti with a one pound lobster, chilis and mint    30.00
Fettuccine house made ribbon pasta with alaskan king crab and chervil    32.00
Spaghetti Neri squid ink spaghetti with seppia, green chilis and scallion    26.00
Maccheroni Alla Chitarra house made guitar cut spaghetti with sea urchin and crabmeat    27.00
Conchiglie house made shells with gulf shrimp, mantis shrimp and heirloom tomato sauce    27.00
Linguine with briny clams, hot red pepper and pancetta    26.00
Gnocchi Di Ricotta old chatham sheep's milk ricotta gnocchi with tomato, bufala mozzarella and basil    26.00

Pesce Intero

Branzino whole mediterranean sea bass for two or three cooked in sea salt   pp 36.00
Branzino alba white truffle supplement supp    50.00
Spigola Nera whole roasted local black bass with caperberries and olives    37.00
Orata Americana whole grilled local porgy for one or two with almond oregano pesto    36.00
Lampuga grilled local mahi mahi with peperonata, oil cured olives and arugula    36.00
Dorado Alla Siciliana grilled sicilian style wahoo with romanesco cauliflower, capers, raisins and pine nuts    37.00
Ippoglosso nova scotia halibut with organic spinach and tiny tomatoes    38.00
Zuppa Di Pesce sicilian style fish stew    30.00
Fritto Misto Amalfitano crispy mixed seafood    33.00
Pollo four story hills farm chicken with primo olives, fregula and lemon    34.00
Contorni selection of italian style vegetables   (5) 19.00 (3) 15.00 (1) 9.00

Tasting Menu

Crudo Del Mercato a selection from today's raw seafood  
Crudo Del Mercato prosecco, flor, nv veneto  
Crudo Del Mercato five extra "crudo" tasting supplement. nebbiolo rose brut "jad'or" ca nova nv piemonte    25.00
Pimentoni Ripieni baked stuffed heirloom peppers  
Pimentoni Ripieni sauvignon scarbolo 2012 friuli  
Moscardino grilled baby octopus with cipollini and bitter greens  
Moscardino vermentino di gallura "sciala" surrau 2012 sardegna  
Gnocchi Di Ricotta grilled spanish mackerel with heirloom beans and greens  
Gnocchi Di Ricotta nerello mascalese "etna rosato" pietradolce 2013 sicilia  
Sarago grilled spanish mackerel with heirloom beans and greens  
Sarago nebbiolo di langhe produttori di barbaresco 2011 piemonte  
Dolci a tasting of our favorite desserts  
Dolci moscato, rosa zeni 2007 trentino  

Dolci

Affogato Di Caffe fior di latte gelato, chocolate, caramel with caramel biscotti, drowned in espresso    12.00
Warm Upside Down Cranberry Cake spiced oranges, cranberry and brown butter gelato    12.00
Pumpkin Ricotta Cannoli chocolate, maple and pumpkin seed toffee    12.00
Warm Pear Cake concord grape, candied walnuts and red wine gelato    12.00
Warm Apple Bread Pudding with cranberry, bourbon and apple swirl gelato    12.00
Gelati house made traditional flavors    12.00
Sorbetti house made seasonal flavors    12.00
Formaggi witchgrass, bellweather san andreas, quadrello di bufala, dunbarton blue and seasonal fruit confettura    13.00

Cocktails

Porto Cervo mirto sardinian liqueur, orange, prosecco    14.00
Carciofo Negroni greenhook ginsmiths gin, cynar, carpano antica, orange    14.00
Milano rittenhouse rye whiskey, carpano antica vermouth, amarena cherry    14.00
Two-Minute Razor Martini vodka, razor clam, chili, scallion, mint, citrus    16.00
Watermelon Collins watermelon, mint, lemon, greenhook ginsmiths gin    14.00

Birre

Forst Premium Lager alto adige    8.00
Forst Sixtus Doppel Bock alto adige    8.00
Lurisia Otto belgian tripel style w/gentian root from piemonte   (750ml) 24.00
Piccolo Chiostro white ale with absinthe from liguria    18.00
Reale Birra Del Borgo roman red ale from lazio    18.00
Bruaherren Einbecker non-alcoholic beer (germany)    6.00
Del Ducato Nuova Matina saison from emilia romagna    18.00

Gazzose Fatte In Casa $4

Sorrento Lemon   
Hibiscus   
Espresso   
Madagascar Vanilla   
Cherry   

Vini Spumanti Al Bicchiere

Prosecco, Flor veneto, nv    12.00
Garda Rose Brut, Olivini lombardia, 2010    18.00
Carricante Brut "Noblesse", Benanti sicilia, nv    26.00
Brut, Henriot champagne, france, nv    25.00

Bianco

Ribolla "Adriatico", Bastianich slovenia, 2010    15.00
Sauvignon, Scarbolo friuli, 2011    16.00
Arneis, Vietti piemonte, 2012    19.00
Cortese, "Gavi" Fontannafredda piemonte, 2010    19.00
Vermentino, "Sciala", Vigne Surrau sardegna, 2011    19.00
Soave "Monte Grande" Pra veneto, 2011    21.00
Cataratto"Benede"Alessandro De Camporeale sicilia, 2010    20.00
Vespa Bianco Bastianich friuli, 2008    22.00

Rosato

Refosco Rosato, Bastianich friuli, 2011    12.00
Mourvedre/Grenache/Tiburen, La Courtade provence, 2011    13.00
Monica/Cannonau/Bovale Argiolas sardegna, 2012    14.00

Rosso

Dolcetto D'Alba "Sant Anna" Brandini piemonte, 2011    17.00
Nebbiolo Di Langhe Produttori Di Barbaresco piemonte, 2011    20.00
Morellino Di Scansano "I Perazzi", La Mozza toscana, 2010    14.00
Petit Rouge "Torrette", Noussan valle d'aoste, 2010    20.00
Teroldego, Foradori trentino, 2010    21.00
Carignano "Grotto Rossa" Santadi sardegna, 2010    21.00
Schiava Gentile Egger Muller Chilled alto adige, 2011    15.00

 

Esca
402 W 43rd St
At 9th Ave
(212) 564-7272
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