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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

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

Weekly Aperitif

Chelsea Top Sider peach, crème de framboise, peychaud’s bitters, prosecco   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell east beach blonde ri, gold creek wa, miyagi wa  ea 3.00

Appetizers

Vichyssoise housemade gravlax, chives   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
Pork Rillette grilled filone, spicy mustard greens, pickled green beans   11.00
Greenmarket Heirloom Tomatoes basil, red onion, herbed goat cheese   17.00
Sweet Melon beet chips, cucumber, ricotta salata   13.00

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

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Spaghettini Siciliano swordfish meatballs, fresh tomato, chilis, lemon zest  19.00 29.00
Frascatelli sweet corn, guanciale, black pepper cream  17.00 27.00
Calabrese Sausage Ravioli peperonata, rocket, capezzana olive oil  18.00 28.00
Cappellini summer squash, australian black truffles   29.00

Vegetables $8

Romano Beans crispy guanciale   
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 Soft Shell Crab spicy tomato sauce, zucchini, basil, lemon aioli   29.00
Wild King Salmon fresh corn polenta, husk cherry salsa, blistered shishitos   32.00
Grilled Atlantic Swordfish summer vegetable farrotto, olivada   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

 

Dinner

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

Weekly Aperitif

Chelsea Top Sider peach, creme de framboise, peychaud's bitters, prosecco   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell east beach blonde ri, gold creek wa, miyagi wa  ea 3.00

Snacks

House-Cured Gravlax north sea rye   4.00
Pork Rillette pickled ramps   7.00
Crispy Pig Ears tarragon mustard   7.00
Nectarine & Tomato Bruschetta house made ricotta   6.00

Appetizers

Beet Gazpacho mint créme fraîche, north sea rye   10.00
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
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes, mushroom conserva, parmigiano   16.00
Sweet Melon beet chips, cucumber, ricotta salata   13.00
Grilled Octopus fingerling potatoes, green beans, oregano vinaigrette   18.00
Fried Green Tomatoes cool lobster, pork belly, chili-scallion vinaigrette   21.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Frascatelli sweet corn, guanciale, black pepper cream  19.00 29.00
Calabrese Sausage Ravioli peperonata, rocket, capezzana olive oil  18.00 28.00
Spaghettini Siciliano swordfish meatballs, spicy sauce, breadcrumbs  18.00 28.00
Cappellini summer squash, australian black truffles   29.00

Main Courses

Crispy Soft Shell Crab spicy tomato sauce, zucchini, basil, lemon aioli   32.00
Grilled Swordfish summer vegetable farrotto, olivada   32.00
Wild King Salmon corn polenta, blistered shishitos, husk cherry salsa   34.00
Pan Roasted Chicken roasted potatoes, romano beans, pesto   29.00
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
Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin summer bean ragout, dandelion greens   34.00

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
Romano Beans crispy guanciale   8.00

 

Brunch

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

Weekly Aperitif

Chelsea Top Sider peach liqueur, crème de framboise, peychaud's bitters, prosecco   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell cedar island ri, fin de la baie nb, kusshi bc  ea 3.00
Sunny's Pastries cinnamon roll - crème brûlée scone  ea 2.75

Appetizers

Vichyssoise spring onion cream   10.00
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
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes, rocket, mushroom, parmigiano   16.00
Sweet Melon cucumber, ricotta salata   13.00
Pork Rillettes grilled filone, spicy mustard greens, pickled green beans   15.00
Greenmarket Heirloom Tomatoes basil, red onion, herbed goat cheese   17.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Frascatelli sweet corn, guanciale, black pepper cream  18.00 28.00
Cappellini summer squash, australian black truffles   29.00
Spaghettini Siciliano tomato sauce, chilies, lemon zest, rustic breadcrumbs  16.00 26.00
Calabrese Sausage Ravioli peperonata, rocket, capezzane olive oil  18.00 28.00

Meats, Snacks & Sides

Breakfast Sausage Patties    8.00
Berkshire Bacon Rashers    7.00
Fried Polenta maple syrup   7.00
Sautéed Corn smoked paprika, scallion   8.00
Broccoli Rabe "Mama Romano Style"    8.00
Wilted Spinach    8.00
Salt-Baked & Fried Potatoes    7.00

Eggs & Grains

House-Cured Gravlax crème fraîche, grilled green beans, warm brioche   16.00
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, romano beans, hollandaise   23.00
Open Faced Calabrese Sausage Sandwich sunny side up egg, provolone, mustard greens   18.00
Baked Eggs eggplant, peppers, tomato concasse, 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
Fried Skate Sandwich spicy slaw, tomato, garlic chips   16.00
Crispy Soft Shell Crab spicy tomato sauce, zucchini, basil, lemon aioli   29.00
Grilled Lamb Chops Scotta Dita potato-gruyère gratin, swiss chard   30.00

 

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
Tiramisu Sundae vanilla wafers, chocolate espresso syrup, kahlua mascarpone ice cream   9.50
Strawberry Almond Frangipane fennel-seed crumb topping, white wine sabayon, raspberry sorbet   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
Ardi, Biru Mill (Press Pot) sidamo, 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 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

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

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   

Ales And Lagers

Captain Lawrence Sun Block, NY hoppy, wheat beer   8.00
Rockmill Witbier, OH belgian-style wheat ale with coriander & orange peel   17.00
Kelso Pilsner, NY czech-style pale lager   8.00
Local Option Voku Hila, IL maibock, german-style strong pale lager  (500ml) 16.00
BFM 15th Anniversary Sour Historical Saison, Switzerland barrel aged commemorative farmhouse ale   19.00
Tilquin Oude Gueuze À L’Ancienne, Belgium spontaneously fermented aged lambic   21.00
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
Hof Ten Dormaal Amber, Belgium traditional bottle-conditioned farmhouse ale   13.00
Ichtegem's Grand Cru, Belgium flemish red ale matured in oak casks   14.00
Engelszell Gregorius, Austria trappist strong dark ale   15.00
Stillwater Existent, MD artisanal black saison   9.00

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling

Montlouis-Sur-Loire, Brut françois chidaine, loire valley   14.00
Crémant De Bourgogne Rosé parigot & richard, burgundy   17.00
Champagne, Brut Réserve billecart-salmon, mareuil-sur-aÿ nv   24.00

Whites

Savagnin, Domaine Macle vin jaune château chalon, jura, france 2005  (per oz) 13.00
Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine pierre henri gadais, loire valley 2011   9.00
Riesling, Trocken seehoff, rheinhessen, germany 2012   13.00
Gruner Veltliner, Am Berg ott, wagram, austria 2013   14.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Sur Silex berthier, sancerre, france 2013   16.00
Falanghina, Campi Flegrei cantine farro, campania 2012   12.00
Chardonnay, Chablis brocard, burgundy 2011   15.00
Chardonnay tyler, santa barbara 2012   22.00
pelican, jura, france 2012   25.00

Rosé

Pinot Noir, Love Drunk mouton noir, willamette valley, oregon 2013   13.00
Grenache Blend château simone, palette, provence 2013   25.00

Reds

Dolcetto, Vigna Vaglio eraldo viberti, alba 2009   9.00
Gamay, Château Gaillard magnum clos de mez, morgon, beaujolais 2009   12.00
Pinot Noir truchard, carneros, napa valley 2011   16.00
Pinot Noir, Les Fichots 1er Cru rollin, pernand-vergelesses, burgundy 2007   24.00
Nebbiolo, Barolo, Vigna Big rocche dei manzoni, piedmont 1995   26.00
Syrah, Crozes-Hermitage gilles robin, rhone valley 2011   14.00
Cabernet Sauvignon gramercy cellars, columbia valley 2011   21.00
Zinfandel juvenile, california, turley 2012   18.00

 

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