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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

Lunch Served Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm

Appetizers

Black Bean Soup spring onion yogurt   10.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
House-Cured Coppa Bruschetta charred spring onions, whipped ricotta   13.00
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio mushroom-kale salad, crisp artichokes, parmigiano   16.00
Cara Cara Orange Salad pine nuts, ricotta salata, fennel vinaigrette   12.00
House-Cured Coppa Bruschetta charred spring onions, whipped ricotta   13.00
Honeycrisp Apple Salad pecorino romano, rosemary walnut oil   14.00
House-Made Gravlax fried sunchokes, crème fraîche, quail egg   15.00
Fritto Misto calamari, monkfish, peppers   16.00
Wild Striped Bass Crudo kumquats, basil   16.00
Cockle Pan Stew soppressata, chilies, grilled filone   15.00

Pasta

Mezzi Paccheri brussels sprouts, guanciale, sage  18.00 28.00
Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Fettuccine Bolognese parmigiano reggiano  19.00 29.00
Caramelized Onion Risotto balasamic galzed cipollini onions, chives  17.00 27.00
Potato Gnocchi porcini & leghorn chicken cacciatore   23.00
Spaghettini flaked bass, broccoli rabe, chili, rustic breadcrumbs  18.00 28.00

Vegetables $8 Each

Wilted Spinach    
Grilled Sweet Onions    
Broccoli Rabe "Mama Romano Style"    
Anson Mills Polenta gorgonzola, walnuts   
Cannellini Beans extra virgin olive oil, pecorino   

Main Courses

Rainbow Trout market potatoes, spinach, cauliflower, brown butter   28.00
Pan Roasted Monkfish umbrian lentils, beets, tardivo   31.00
Grilled Wild Striped Bass vegetable farrotto, fennel broth, citrus salsa   30.00
Sliced Beef Sirloin refried white beans & garlic potatoes, arugula 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

Broccoli & Mozzarella Melt crispy meyer lemon, broccoli pesto   14.00
Prosciutto Cotto Sandwich arugula, roasted peppers, calabrian chili aioli   16.00
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

Weekly Aperitif

The Sweet Burden london dry & old tom gin, dry & sweet vermouth, absinthe   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell ninigret ri, deer creek wa, sister point wa  ea 3.00

 

Dinner

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

Appetizers

Sunchoke Soup calabrian chili, chorizo   10.00
Wild Striped Bass Crudo kumquats, basil   16.00
Cara Cara Orange Salad pine nuts, ricotta salata, fennel vinaigrette   12.00
Mushroom Sformato aged sherry vinegar, focaccia   16.00
Honey Crisp Apple Salad pecorino romano, rosemary walnut oil   14.00
Mushroom Sformato aged sherry vinegar, filone   16.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Fritto Misto calamari, monkfish, peppers   16.00
Cockle Pan Stew soppressata, chilies, grilled focaccia   15.00
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes, mushroom conserva, parmigiano   16.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Mezzi Paccheri brussels sprouts, guanciale, sage  18.00 28.00
Fettuccine Bolognese parmigiano reggiano  19.00 29.00
Potato Gnocchi porcini & leghorn chicken cacciatore   23.00
Spaghettini flaked bass, broccoli rabe, chili, rustic breadcrumbs  18.00 28.00
Caramelized Onion Risotto balsamic glazed cipollini, chives  17.00 27.00

Main Courses

Rainbow Trout market potatoes, spinach, brown butter   30.00
Pan Roasted Monkfish umbrian lentils, beets, tardivo   33.00
Grilled Wild Striped Bass vegetable farrotto, fennel broth, citrus salsa   34.00
Pan Roasted Chicken parmigiano bread pudding, balsamic cipollini   29.00
Braised Pork Cheeks creamed celery root, chestnuts, apples, cabbage   28.00
Grilled Lamb Chops Scotta Dita gruyère-potato gratin, swiss chard   33.00
Prime New York Strip Steak radish salad, marrow mashed potatoes   35.00
Marinated Veal Chop roasted pepper, olive oil potatoes, spring onion yogurt   37.00

Vegetables

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

Snacks

Salt-Baked Sunchokes lemon aioli   6.00
Roasted Beets maytag blue, onion   5.00
Calabrese Lardo Crostino    6.00
Spiced Lamb Slider red cabbage slaw   5.00

Weekly Aperitif

The Sweet Burden london dry & old tom gin, dry & sweet vermouth, absinthe   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell fishers island ny, nauti pilgrim ma, kusshi bc  ea 3.00

 

Brunch

Brunch Served Sat-Sun 11am-2:30pm

Appetizers

Chicken & Escarole Soup spring onions, pecorino romano   10.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Wild Striped Bass Crudo kumquats, basil   16.00
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes, kale, mushroom, parmigiano   16.00
Fritto Misto calamari, monkfish, peppers   16.00
Honeycrisp Apple Salad pecorino romano, rosemary walnut oil   14.00
Cara Cara Orange Salad pine nuts, ricotta salata, fennel vinaigrette   12.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Paccheri brussels sprouts, guanciale, sage  18.00 28.00
Spaghettini flaked bass, broccoli rabe, chili, rustic breadcrumbs  18.00 28.00
Fettuccine Bolognese parmigiano reggiano  18.00 28.00
Caramelized Onion Risotto balsamic glazed cipollini, chives  17.00 27.00
Potato Gnocchi porcini & leghorn chicken cacciatore   23.00

Meats, Snacks & Sides

Breakfast Sausage Patties    8.00
Berkshire Bacon Rashers    7.00
Crispy Sweet Polenta    6.00
Salt-Baked & Fried Potatoes    7.00
Wilted Spinach    8.00
Broccoli Rabe "Mama Romano Style"    8.00

Eggs & Grains

Lobster Omelet herbed mascarpone, rick's potatoes, spinach   28.00
Honey-Vanilla Granola Parfait market apples, low fat yogurt   13.00
Spring Onion And Mushroom Frittata whipped ricotta, mesclun salad   17.00
Huckleberry Pancakes bacon-peanut butter   15.00
Brioche French Toast brown sugar apples   14.00
Sliced Beef Sirloin root vegetable hash, poached egg, hollandaise   23.00

Main Courses

Rainbow Trout market potatoes, watercress, cauliflower, brown butter   29.00
Pan Roasted Monkfish umbrian lentils, beets, tardivo   31.00
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

Weekly Aperitif

The Sweet Burden london dry & old tom gin, dry & sweet vermouth, absinthe   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell fishers island ny, nauti pilgrim ma, kusshi bc  ea 3.00
Sunny's Pastries cinnamon roll, sticky pecan popover, almond danish  ea 2.75

 

Desserts $9.50 Each

Lemon Mascarpone Cheesecake fennel sablé, lemon confit, grapefruit sorbet   
Warm Chocolate Brownie Custard toffee sauce, stracciatella ice cream   
"Cake Mix" Sundae dried cherry syrup, meringue-fetti, classic yellow cake ice cream   
USC Banana Tart usc banana tart macadamia brittle, honey-vanilla ice cream   
House Made Ice Creams & Sorbets house made ice creams & sorbets selection of three   
Union Square Cafe Cookies & Biscotti    

Warmers $5.50 Each

Hot Chocolate housemade marshmallows   
Hot Spiced Apple Cider snickerdoodle cookie   

Farmstead Cheeses $4 Each

Seasonal Condiments, Walnut-Raisin Bread, Whole Wheat Crackers

Old Chatham Kinderhook Creek, Old Chatham, NY sheep's milk, creamy, bright   
Garrotxa, Catalonia, Spain goat’s milk, mild, ash   
Spring Brook Farm Reading, Reading, VT raw cow’s milk, nutty, sweet   
Castelrosso, Piedmont, Italy cow's milk, bright, buttery, mushroom finish   
Blu Di Bufala, Lombardia, Italy water buffalo's milk, decadent, mellow   

Coffee

Forty Weight Coffee Roasters Ithaca Ny

Fazenda Mariano Peaberry (Single Origin Drip) poços de caldas, brazil   3.75
Toarco Toraja (Press Pot) tana toraja, sulawesi   8.00

Loose Leaf Tea

In Pursuit Of Tea, Berkeley Ca

Genmaicha Green shizuoka, japan   5.00
High Mountain Oolong shan lin xi, taiwan   8.50
Shi Ru Xiang Oolong fujian province, china   6.50
Darjeeling 2nd Flush west bengal, india   6.00
Golden Yunnan yunnan province, china   5.00
Chamomile egypt   4.00
Wild Mint greece   4.00

Cocktails $14 Each

Airmail light rum, honey, lime, prosecco   
Moscow Mule vodka, ginger, lime, angostura bitters   
Bijou london dry gin, carpano antica, green chartreuse   
Applejack Rabbit apple brandy, lemon, orange, maple   
Sazerac rye whiskey, peychaud's bitters, absinthe   
Penicillin blended & islay scotch, lemon, honey, ginger   

Soft Drinks $6 Each

Pomegranate-Hibiscus    
The Elixir #2 local honey, cardamom, orange   
Meyer Lemon 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 wakito medallu, jimma, ethiopia   

Ales And Lagers

Two Roads No Limits, CT unfiltered bavarian-style hefeweizen  (16oz can) 9.00
Kelso Pilsner, NY czech-style pale lager   8.00
Local Option Voku Hila, IL maibock, german-style strong pale lager  (500ml) 16.00
Ithaca Ground Break, NY hop-driven, dry, american saison   8.00
Evil Twin Ryan & The Beaster Bunny, CT danish-inspired, seasonal saison   10.00
BFM 15th Anniversary Sour Historical Saison, Switzerland barrel aged commemorative farmhouse ale   19.00
Birrificio Del Ducato Beersel Mattina, Italy italian saison blended with aged 3 fonteinen lambic  (750ml) 57.00
Thornbridge Kipling, England south pacific pale ale with nelson sauvin hops  (500ml) 17.00
Amarcord Ama Bionda, Italy aromatic pale ale with orange blossom honey   13.00
Brooklyn Local 1, NY belgian-inspired strong golden ale  (750ml) 22.00
Local Option Blood Ov The Kings, IL amber wheat ale brewed with red wheat  (500ml) 16.00
Ayinger Celebrator, Germany dark, bavarian doppelbock   9.00
Engelszell Gregorius, Austria trappist strong dark ale   15.00
Stillwater Folklore, MD foreign stout brewed with belgian yeast   9.00

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling

Cava Brut Reserva, L'Hereu raventos i blanc, cataluna 2011   12.00
Crémant De Bourgogne Rosé parigot & richard, burgundy   15.00
Blanc De Blancs, Sommelier Selection schramsberg, north coast 2009   18.00
Champagne, Brut Réserve billecart-salmon, mareuil-sur-aÿ nv   24.00

Whites

Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine pierre henri gadais, loire valley 2011   9.00
Riesling, Clone 239 boundary breaks, finger lakes 2012   13.00
Sancerre, La Croix St. Ursin sylvain bailly, loire valley 2012   14.00
Falanghina, Campi Flegrei cantine farro, campania 2012   12.00
Hautes-Côtes De Nuits aurélien verdet, burgundy 2009   15.00
Châteauneuf-Du-Pape domaine font de michelle, rhône valley 2010   22.00
Chardonnay melville estate, santa rita hills, california 2010   17.00
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru marc colin, burgundy 2004   44.00

Reds

Dolcetto, Vigna Vaglio eraldo viberti, alba 2009   9.00
Pinot Noir truchard, carneros, napa valley 2011   15.00
Beaune 1er Cru, Le Clos Des Mouches françois gaunoux, burgundy 2007   24.00
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru, Maréchale jean-jacques frédéric mugnier, burgundy 2006   38.00
Chinon, Les Graves fabrice gasnier, loire valley 2012   12.00
Chianti Classico poggio al sole, tuscany 2011   14.00
Barolo, Vigna D'La Roul rocche dei manzoni, piedmont 2001   26.00
Crozes-Hermitage, Albéric Bouvet gilles robin, rhone valley 2010   17.00
Cabernet Sauvignon amavi, walla walla valley 2010   18.00

 

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