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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

Chilled Melon & Cucumber Soup preserved lemon, basil   11.00
Scallop Crudo sungold tomatoes, fennel   17.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Fried Calamari spicy anchovy mayonnaise   15.00
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio mushroom-rocket salad, crisp artichokes, parmigiano   16.00
Sunny Side Up Egg crispy polenta, jimmy nardello peppers   14.00
Greenmarket Heirloom Tomatoes basil, red onion, herbed goat cheese   17.00
House-Made Hog’s Head Terrine grilled sourdough, grain mustard butter   11.00

Weekly Aperitif

Freestone Fix rye, apricot, maraschino, lemon, prosecco   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell fin de la baie nb, wildcat cove wa, totten inlet wa   3.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Tagliatelle summer beans, pesto, rocket  16.00 26.00
Cavatelli Ala Norma spicy tomato sauce, eggplant, ricotta salata  18.00 28.00
Frascatelli sweet corn, guanciale, black pepper cream  17.00 27.00
Mezzi Paccheri peperonata, potatoes, beet greens, chilies  18.00 28.00
Spaghettini summer squash, australian black truffles   29.00

Vegetables $8

Grilled Sweet Red Onions    
Broccoli Rabe "Mama Romano Style"    
Anson Mills Polenta gorgonzola, walnuts   
Cannellini Beans extra virgin olive oil, pecorino   
Sauteed Corn smoked paprika, scallion   

Main Courses

Crispy Gulf Shrimp lobster crème fraîche, cool summer vegetables   29.00
Wild King Salmon corn sauce, blueberry-bacon vinaigrette, chanterelles   32.00
Grilled Atlantic Swordfish crispy vegetables, purslane, olive aioli   29.00
Sliced Beef Sirloin refried white beans & garlic potatoes, rocket salad   25.00
Chicken Milanese leafy greens & vegetable salad, pecorino romano   21.00
Grilled Lamb Chops Scotta Dita gruyère-potato gratin, swiss chard   30.00

Sandwiches

USC Burger brioche, french fries, beecher’s flagship cheddar, bacon   16.00
Yellowfin Tuna Burger ginger-mustard glaze, grilled red onion, cabbage slaw   23.00
USC BLT tom cat bakery sourdough, red bliss potato salad   14.00
Fried Skate Sandwich spicy slaw, tomato, garlic chips   16.00

 

Dinner

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

Appetizers

Chilled Pepper & Potato Soup corn salsa, delfino cilantro   11.00
Fritto Misto calamari, scallops, peppers   16.00
Scallop Crudo sungold tomatoes, fennel   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
Pancetta Wrapped Nectarines balsamic-beet vinaigrette, candied pecans   14.00

Weekly Aperitif

Freestone Fix rye, apricot, maraschino, lemon, prosecco   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell fire river nb, st simon nb, wildcat cove wa   3.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Frascatelli sweet corn, guanciale, black pepper cream  17.00 27.00
Mezzi Paccheri calabrese sausage, potatoes, frying peppers  18.00 28.00
Tagliatelle summer beans, pesto, rocket  16.00 26.00
Cavatelli Ala Norma spicy tomato sauce, eggplant, ricotta salata  18.00 28.00
Spaghettini summer squash, australian black truffles   29.00

Snacks

House Made Head Cheese pickled green tomatoes   6.00
Tomato Bruschetta    5.00
House-Cured Gravlax dijon crème fraîche   7.00
Swordfish Meatballs fresh ricotta   7.00
Crispy Pig Ears tarragon mustard   7.00

Main Courses

Soft Shell Crab lobster crème fraîche, cool summer vegetables   29.00
Grilled Swordfish crispy vegetables, purslane, olive aioli   33.00
Wild King Salmon corn sauce, blueberry-bacon vinaigrette, chanterelles   34.00
Pan Roasted Chicken fried polenta, summer squash, pesto, rocket   29.00
Grilled Berkshire Pork Loin corn griddle cakes, glazed peaches, shishito peppers   34.00
Prime New York Strip Steak grilled baby scallions, marrow mashed potatoes   35.00
Grilled Lamb Chops Scotta Dita potato-gruyère gratin, swiss chard   33.00

Vegetables

Anson Mills Polenta gorgonzola, walnuts   9.00
Cannellini Beans extra virgin olive oil, pecorino   8.00
Broccoli Rabe "Mama Romano Style"    8.00
Sautéed Corn smoked paprika, scallion   9.00
Wilted Spinach    8.00
Grilled Sweet Red Onions    8.00

 

Brunch

Sat-Sun: 11am-2:30pm

Appetizers

Gazpacho capezzana e.v.o.o.   12.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Scallop Crudo sungold tomatoes, fennel   17.00
Fried Calamari spicy anchovy mayonnaise   15.00
Greenmarket Heirloom Tomatoes basil, red onion, herbed goat cheese   17.00
Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes, rocket, parmigiano   16.00
House-Cured Gravlax crème fraîche, tomatoes, haricots verts, brioche   16.00

Weekly Aperitif

Freestone Fix rye, apricot, maraschino, lemon, prosecco   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell fin de la baie nb, st. simon nb, totten wa   3.00
Sunny's Pastries cinnamon roll, crème brûlée scone peach turnover, blueberry corn muffin   2.75

Pasta

Ricotta Gnochhi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Tagliatelle summer beans, pesto, rocket  16.00 26.00
Frascatelli sweet corn, guanciale, black pepper cream  18.00 28.00
Mezzi Paccheri calabrese sausage, peperonata, stracciatella  18.00 28.00
Spaghettini summer squash, australian black truffles   29.00

Eggs & Grains

Honey-Vanilla Granola Parfait market berries, low fat yogurt   13.00
Blueberry Pancakes bacon-peanut butter   15.00
Brioche French Toast market strawberries & roasted peaches   14.00
Sliced Beef Sirloin home fries, snow peas, fried egg, hollandaise   23.00
Open Faced Calabrese Sausage Sandwich sunny side up egg, turnip greens, manchego   18.00
Baked Eggs eggplant, peppers, tomato, parmigiano-reggiano   17.00

Main Courses

Chicken Cutlet Milanese leafy greens & vegetable salad, pecorino romano   21.00
USC Burger brioche, french fries, beecher’s flagship cheddar, bacon   16.00
Yellowfin Tuna Burger ginger-mustard glaze, grilled red onion, cabbage slaw   23.00
Grilled Atlantic Swordfish crispy vegetables, purslane, olive aioli   29.00
Grilled Lamb Chops Scotta Dita potato-gruyère gratin, swiss chard   30.00

Meats, Snacks & Sides

Breakfast Sausage Patties    8.00
Tomato Bruschetta    7.00
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
Sautéed Corn smoked paprika, scallion   8.00

 

Desserts

Grilled Corn Crème Brûlée blackberry & lemon verbena compote, crispy corn tortillas   9.50
Key Lime Mousse poached rhubarb, graham cracker cookies, coconut sorbet   9.50
Peach Melba Sundae toasted almonds, vanilla cheesecake ice cream, raspberry coulis   9.50
Strawberry Short Cake fennel-seed biscuits, strawberry sorbet, whipped cream   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

Coffee

Forty Weight Coffee Roasters Ithaca Ny

Finca Villa Laura (Single Origin Drip) marcala, honduras   3.75
Gedeo (Press Pot) kochere, ethiopia   8.00

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

Farmstead Cheeses $4

Seasonal Condiments, Walnut-Raisin Bread, Whole Wheat Crackers

Nettle Meadow Kunik, Warrensburg, NY cow & goat's 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   

Cocktails $14

Airmail light rum, honey, lime, prosecco   
Moscow Mule vodka, ginger, lime, angostura bitters   
Rosita blanco tequila, carpano antica, dry vermouth, campari, angostura bitters   
Sherry Cobbler oloroso & manzanilla sherry, crème de framboise, orange   
Mint Julep bourbon, mint, demerara, cognac   
Penicillin blended & islay scotch, lemon, honey, ginger   

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 biru mill, ardi, sidamo, ethiopia   

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling

Montlouis-Sur-Loire françois chidaine, brut, loire valley   14.00
Champagne billecart-salmon, brut réserve, mareuil-sur-aÿ   27.00
thierry triolet, brut rosé, bethon   18.00

Yellow

Savagnin domaine macle, vin jaune, château chalon, jura, france (per ounce) 2005   13.00

White

Doña Blanca armas de guerra, spain 2013   9.00
Riesling seehof, trocken, rheinhessen, germany 2012   13.00
Grüner Veltliner ott, am berg, wagram, austria 2013   14.00
Sauvignon Blanc berthier, sur silex, sancerre, france 2013   16.00
Pinot Grigio venica & venica, jesera, collio goriziano, friuli-venezia giulia, italy 2013   17.00
Chardonnay julien brocard, la boisonneuse, chablis, france 2011   15.00
tyler, santa barbara, california 2012   22.00

Rosé

Grenache & Syrah Château D'Oupia minervois, france 2013   14.00
Grenache Blend château simone, palette, provence, france 2013   25.00

Red

Gamay clos de mez, château gaillard, morgon, beaujolais, france 2009   9.00
Tempranillo la rioja alta, reserva, viña alberdi, rioja, spain 2007   14.00
Pinot Noir truchard, carneros, california 2011   16.00
Nebbiolo rocche dei manzoni, vigna big, barolo, piedmont, italy 1995   26.00
Syrah gilles robin, albéric bouvet, crozes-hermitage, rhône valley, france 2011   14.00
Cabernet Sauvignon gramercy cellars, columbia valley, washington 2012   23.00
Zinfandel turley, juvenile, california 2012   18.00

 

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