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Union Square Cafe

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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • American (New), Local/Organic, Mediterranean
  • 21 E 16th St, New York NY10003 40.736889 -73.99145
  • (Btwn 5th Ave & Union Square W)
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  • (212) 243-4020
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Lunch

Mon-Fri: 12pm-2:30pm.

Appetizers

Kabocha Squash Soup caramelized bananas, toasted hazelnuts   11.00
Scallop Crudo sungold tomatoes, fennel, capezzana olive oil   17.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Fried Calamari spicy anchovy mayonnaise   15.00
Sunny Side Up Egg crispy polenta, fried peppers, garlic, basil   14.00
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes,rocket, parmigiano   16.00
Greenmarket Heirloom Tomatoes basil, red onion, herbed goat cheese   17.00
Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Apple Salad chicken liver crostino, candied walnuts   14.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Pappardelle goat ragu, castelvetrano olives  19.00 29.00
Spaghettini flaked cod, chili, broccoli rabe, rustic breadcrumbs  17.00 27.00
Cavatelli Ala Norma spicy tomato sauce, eggplant, ricotta salata  18.00 28.00
Frascatelli sweet corn, guanciale, black pepper cream  17.00 27.00

Vegetables $8

Grilled Sweet Red Onions    
Wilted Spinach    
Anson Mills Polenta, Gorgonzola, Walnuts    
Fresh Shell Beans, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pecorino    
Sauteed Corn, Smoked Paprika, Scallion    
Broccoli Rabe, "Mama Romano Style"    

Main Courses

Crispy Soft Shell Crab succotash, pickled peppers, lobster butter   32.00
Pan-Seared Cod stracciatella hummus, zucchini, oven-dried tomatoes   30.00
Swordfish Meatballs polenta, spicy tomato sauce, crispy olives   23.00
Sliced Beef Sirloin refried white beans & garlic potatoes, rocket   25.00
Chicken Milanese leafy greens & vegetable salad, pecorino romano   21.00
Grilled Lamb Chops Scotta Dita gruyère-potato gratin, swiss chard   29.00

Sandwiches

USC Burger brioche, french fries, beecher’s flagship cheddar, bacon   17.00
USC BLT tom cat bakery sourdough, yukon gold potato salad   14.00
Broccoli Melt preserved lemon, manchego, chili flakes   14.00
Yellowfin Tuna Burger ginger-mustard glaze, grilled red onion, cabbage slaw   23.00

Weekly Aperitif

Flight Of The Concord london dry gin, concord grape, lemon, maraschino   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell nauti pilgrim ma, kusshi bc, wildcat cove wa   3.25

 

Dinner

Sun-Thurs: 5:30pm-10pm. Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm.

Appetizers

Goat Ragu, Castelvetrano Olives pcaramelized bananas, toasted hazelnuts   11.00
Fried Calamari spicy anchovy mayonnaise   15.00
Scallop Crudo sungold tomatoes, fennel, capezzana olive oil   17.00
Greenmarket Heirloom Tomatoes basil, red onion, herbed goat cheese   17.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes, rocket, parmigiano   16.00
Grilled Octopus fingerling potatoes, green beans, salsa verde   18.00
Fried Green Tomatoes cool lobster, pork belly, chili-scallion vinaigrette   21.00
Autumn Greens & Fruits chicken liver crostino, aged balsamic   15.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Frascatelli sweet corn, pancetta, black pepper cream  18.00 28.00
Pork Ravioli swiss chard, roasted peppers  17.00 27.00
Cavatelli Ala Norma spicy tomato sauce, eggplant, ricotta salata  18.00 28.00
Spaghettini flaked cod, chili, broccoli rabe, rustic breadcrumbs  17.00 27.00
Pappardelle goat ragu, castelvetrano olives  19.00 29.00

Snacks

Blistered Shishitos, Malt Vinegar    6.00
Crispy Pig Ears, Tarragon Mustard    7.00
Marinated Beets, Crumbled Blue Cheese    5.00
Swordfish Meatballs, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Ricotta    6.00

Main Courses

Soft Shell Crab succotash, pickled peppers, lobster butter   33.00
Atlantic Swordfish crispy green beans, peppers, artichokes, olive aioli   30.00
Chatham Cod stracciatella "hummus," zucchini, oven-dried tomatoes   31.00
Pan Roasted Chicken warm panzanella, pesto, rocket   29.00
Slow Roasted Lamb Braciole garlic potatoes, tokyo turnips   32.00
Prime New York Strip Steak grilled scallions, marrow mashed potatoes   35.00
Berkshire Pork Porterhouse squash polenta, honeycrisp apple, chicory   34.00

Vegetables

Anson Mills Polenta, Gorgonzola, Walnuts    9.00
Fresh Shell Beans, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pecorino    8.00
Broccoli Rabe "Mama Romano Style"    8.00
Corn, Smoked Paprika, Scallion    9.00
Wilted Spinach    8.00
Grilled Sweet Red Onions    8.00

Weekly Aperitif

Flight Of The Concord blondon dry gin, concord grape, maraschino, lemon   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell nauti pilgrim ma, kusshi bc, wild cat cove wa   3.00

 

Brunch

Sat-Sun: 11am-2:30pm.

Appetizers

Cannellini Bean Soup tuscan kale, pancetta, rustic pesto   10.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Scallop Crudo sungold tomatoes, fennel, capezzana olive oil   17.00
Fried Calamari spicy anchovy mayonnaise   15.00
House-Cured Gravlax tomatoes, haricots verts, rocket   16.00
Greenmarket Heirloom Tomatoes basil, red onion, herbed goat cheese   17.00
Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes, rocket, parmigiano   16.00
Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Apple Salad chicken liver crostino, aged balsamic   14.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Pork Ravioli swiss chard, roasted peppers  17.00 27.00
Frascatelli sweet corn, guanciale, black pepper cream  17.00 27.00
Cavatelli Ala Norma spicy tomato sauce, eggplant, ricotta salata  18.00 28.00
Spaghettini flaked cod, chili, broccoli rabe, rustic breadcrumbs  17.00 27.00
Tagliatelle Bolognese delicata squash, parmigiano reggiano   19.00

Meats, Snacks & Sides

Tomato Bruschetta    5.00
Berkshire Bacon Rashers    7.00
Fried Polenta, Maple Syrup    7.00
Salt-Baked & Fried Potatoes    7.00
Broccoli Rabe "Mama Romano Style"    8.00
Wilted Spinach    8.00
Corn, Smoked Paprika, Scallion    8.00

Eggs & Grains

Honey-Vanilla Granola Parfait greenmarket fruit, low fat yogurt   13.00
Blueberry Pancakes bacon-peanut butter   15.00
Brioche French Toast roasted honey crisp apples   14.00
Sliced Beef Sirloin home fries, snow peas, fried egg, hollandaise   23.00
Open Faced Berkshire Pork Sandwich sunny side up egg, broccoli rabe, manchego   18.00
Tuscan Kale Salad sunny side up egg, fried oysters, bacon vinaigrette   19.00

Main Courses

USC BLT breads bakery sourdough, red bliss potato salad   14.00
Yellowfin Tuna Burger ginger-mustard glaze, grilled red onion, cabbage slaw   23.00
USC Burger brioche, french fries, beecher’s flagship cheddar, bacon   17.00
Pan-Seared Skate crispy potatoes, sunchokes, spinach   26.00
Chicken Cutlet Milanese leafy greens & vegetable salad, pecorino romano   21.00
Grilled Lamb Chops Scotta Dita potato-gruyère gratin, swiss chard   31.00

Weekly Aperitif

Sueño #2 blanco tequila, vermouth di torino, orchard apricot, lime   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell st simon nb, cranberry creek wa, totten inlet wa   3.25
Sunny's Pastries cinnamon roll, crème brûlée scone, granola cannolis, pear & apple turnover   3.50

 

Dessert

Pecan Pie dark chocolate anglaise, espresso cream   9.50
Warm Honey Crisp Apple Crepes chestnut puree, maple syrup, caramelized croutons, brown butter ice cream   9.50
Key Lime Mousse poached rhubarb, graham cracker cookies, coconut sorbet   9.50
Caramelized Fig Sundae black mission figs, toasted almonds, vanilla cheesecake ice cream, raspberry coulis   9.50
Warm Chocolate Brownie Custard toffee sauce, stracciatella ice cream   9.50
Blueberry Crumb Pie oatmeal cookie crumb, sweet corn ice cream   11.00
USC Banana Tart macadamia brittle, honey-vanilla ice cream   9.50
House Made Ice Creams & Sorbets selection of three   9.50
Union Square Cafe Cookies & Biscotti    9.50

Farmstead Cheeses $4

Seasonal Condiments, Walnut-Raisin Bread, Whole Wheat Crackers.

Nettle Meadow Kunik, Warrensburg, NY cow & goat milk, mushroomy, mineral finish   
Vermont Creamery Bonne Bouche, Websterville, VT goat’s milk, soft, cakey, fresh   
Bellwether San Andreas, Petaluma, CA raw sheep’s milk, semi-firm, nutty   
Sartori Sarvecchio, Plymouth, WI cow's milk, nutty, caramel   
Jasper Hill Bayley Hazen Blue, Greensboro, VT raw cow's milk, buttery, licorice   

Loose Leaf Tea

In Pursuit Of Tea, Berkeley CA

Sencha Green uji, japan   5.00
Jasmine Pearls fujian, china   5.00
High Mountain Oolong shan lin xi, taiwan   8.50
Darjeeling 1st Flush goomtee estate, west bengal, india   6.00
Keemun Mao Feng yunnan province, china   5.00
Chamomile croatia   4.00
Wild Mint greece   4.00

Coffee

Forty Weight Coffee Roasters Ithaca NY

Sitio Barra Grande single origin drip. poco fundo, brazil.   3.75
Gedeo press pot. kochere, ethiopia   8.00

 

Drinks

Cocktails $14

Seelbach Cocktail bourbon, combier, aromatic bitters, prosecco   
Moscow Mule vodka, ginger, lime, angostura bitters   
Rosita blanco tequila, carpano antica, dry vermouth, campari, angostura bitters   
Scofflaw Cocktail canadian rye whisky, dry vermouth, lemon, house-made grenadine   
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail light & dark rum, lime, combier, velvet falernum   

Soft Drinks $6

Pomegranate-Hibiscus    
Grapefruit p & h soda co., greenpoint, brooklyn   
Ginger p & h soda co., greenpoint, brooklyn   
Root Beer ithaca brewing co., ithaca, new york   
Sparkling Cider duche longueville, normandy, france   
Iced Matcha stone-ground green tea, kyoto, japan   
Cold Brew Coffee finca la hacienda, antioquia, colombia   

Ales And Lagers

Stoudts Pils, PA german-style pale lager   8.00
Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison, CO brewed with barley, wheat, oats, spelt, rye and brett   16.00
Tilquin Oude Gueuze À L'Ancienne, Belgium spontaneously fermented aged lambic   21.00
Local Option Dampf Loc, MD brewed with bavarian weisse yeast and malted barley  (500ml) 15.00
Thornbridge Kipling, England south pacific pale ale with nelson sauvin hops  (500ml) 17.00
Laughing Dog IPA, ID american india pale ale   8.00
Amarcord AMA Bionda, Italy aromatic pale ale with orange blossom honey   12.00
Hofstetten Hochzeitsbier, Austria original munich wedding beer of 1810  (500ml) 14.00
Stillwater Or Brewer's Art Debutante, CT biere de garde with honeysuckle, heather, and hyssop   8.00
Hof Ten Dormaal Blond, Belgium traditional bottle-conditioned farmhouse ale   13.00
Brooklyn Local 1, NY belgian-inspired strong golden ale  (750ml) 22.00
Rockmill Tripel, OH belgian-style tripel   18.00
Schneider Weisse Aventinus, Germany bavarian wheat, dopplebock ale  (500ml) 12.00

 

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling

Montlouis-Sur-Loire, Brut françois chidaine, loire valley   15.00
Champagne, Brut Réserve billecart-salmon, mareuil-sur-aÿ nv   27.00
Champagne, Brut Rosé thierrytriolet, bethon   19.00

Whites

Savagnin, Vin Jaune, Macle château chalon, jura 2005  (per oz) 13.00
Palomino, Fino En Rama Sherry equipo navazos, la bota, jerez  (per oz) 5.00
Doña Blanca armas de guerra 2013   9.00
Riesling, Trocken seehoff, rheinhessen 2012   13.00
Gruner Veltliner, Am Berg ott, wagram 2013   14.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Sur Silex berthier, sancerre 2013   16.00
Pinot Grigio, Jesera venica, friuli 2013   17.00
Chardonnay j.j. vincent, burgundy 2012   16.00
tyler, santa barbara 2012   23.00

Rosé

Grenache & Carignan château d'oupia, minervois 2013   14.00
Grenache Blend château simone, palette, provence 2013   25.00

Reds

Pinot Noir folk machine, central coast, california 2013   16.00
Gamay, Château Gaillard magnum clos de mez, morgon, beaujolais 2009   9.00
Tempranillo, La Rioja Alta, Reserva viña alberdi, rioja 2007   15.00
Nebbiolo, Barolo, Vigna Big rocche dei manzoni, piedmont 1995   27.00
Cabernet Sauvignon gramercy cellars, columbia valley 2011   23.00
Zinfandel, Juvenile turley, california 2012   18.00
Malbec la bête noire, cahors 2012   12.00

 

Union Square Cafe
21 E 16th St
Btwn 5th Ave & Union Square W
(212) 243-4020
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