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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Italian, Seafood, Local/Organic
  • 402 W 43rd St, New York NY10036 40.7594776 -73.9930707
  • (At 9th Ave)
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  • (212) 564-7272
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Lunch

Ostriche

Minimum Six Oysters Per Order.

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
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
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(2) 12.00(4) 15.00(3) 18.00

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 (3) 15.00(5) 19.00

 

Dinner

Ostriche

Minimum 6 Oysters Per Order

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
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(1) 9.00(2) 12.00(3) 15.00(4) 18.00

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

Secondi

Branzino whole mediterranean sea bass for two or three cooked in sea salt  pp 36.00
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(1) 9.00(3) 15.00(5) 19.00

 

Tasting Menu

$75 / $125. Per Person With Selected Wines Tasting Menu Is Available For The Entire Table Only

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

Dolci

Dessert

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

Sodas Made In House Using Fresh, Seasonal And Unique Ingredients

Sorrento Lemon    
Hibiscus    
Espresso    
Madagascar Vanilla    
Cherry    

Vini Spumanti Al Bicchiere

Sparkling Wines By The Glass

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

Vino Al Quartino

Wine By The Quartino. (250ml)

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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