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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.

Appetizers

Chilled Corn Soup guanciale, chives   11.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Fried Calamari spicy anchovy mayonnaise   15.00
Scallop Crudo gooseberry, porcini, fennel   17.00
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio mushroom-rocket salad, crisp artichokes, parmigiano   16.00
Sweet Beets chopped egg, mustard-tarragon dressing   14.00
Sugar Snap Pea Salad "Tagliatini" guanciale, mint, pecorino romano   15.00
House Cured Coppa fava crostino, rocket, lemon   14.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Caramelized Onion Risotto roasted spring onions, chives  17.00 27.00
Frascatelli sweet peas, pancetta, greek yogurt  18.00 28.00
Beet Green Ravioli fava beans, roasted garlic broth, parmigiano  16.00 26.00
Spaghettini flaked halibut, broccoli rabe, chili, rustic breadcrumbs  19.00 29.00
Mezzi Paccheri summer beans, potatoes, wild spinach, ricotta  16.00 26.00

Vegetables $8 Each

Wilted Spinach    
Broccoli Rabe "Mama Romano Style"    
Anson Mills Polenta, Gorgonzola, Walnuts    
Cannellini Beans extra virgin olive oil, pecorino   
Grilled Sweet Red Onions    
Gruyère-Potato Gratin    

Main Courses

Crispy Soft Shell Crab asparagus, spiced carrots, roasted serrano mayonnaise   30.00
Atlantic Halibut snow peas, chanterelles, carrots, hollandaise   31.00
Grilled Atlantic Swordfish "spring" 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

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
Romano Bean Melt goat cheese, white bean hummus, basil   14.00
Calabrese Sausage Patty Melt manchego, chili-vinaigrette, broccoli rabe   16.00

Weekly Aperitif

Proud Daisy rum, beach plum gin, demerara lime, angostura bitters   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell pickle point pei, spinney creek me, barron point wa  ea 3.00

 

Dinner

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

Appetizers

Chilled Corn Soup guanciale, chives   11.00
Scallop Crudo gooseberry, porcini, fennel   17.00
Fried Calamari spicy anchovy mayonnaise   15.00
Sweet Beets chopped egg, mustard-tarragon dressing   14.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes, mushroom conserva, parmigiano   16.00
Sweet Beets chopped egg, mustard-tarragon dressing   14.00
Asparagus Tempura cool lobster, pork belly, chili-scallion vinaigrette   21.00
Sugar Snap Pea Salad "Tagliatini" guanciale, mint, pecorino romano   15.00
Grilled Octopus fingerling potatoes, green beans, oregano vinaigrette   18.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Frascatelli sweet peas, pancetta, greek yogurt  18.00 28.00
Caramelized Onion Risotto roasted spring onion, chives  17.00 27.00
Beet Green Ravioli fava beans, roasted garlic broth, parmigiano  16.00 26.00
Spaghettini flaked halibut, broccoli rabe, chili, rustic breadcrumbs  19.00 29.00
Mezzi Paccheri summer beans, potatoes, wild spinach, ricotta  16.00 26.00

Snacks

Grilled Summer Squash pecorino, walnuts   5.00
Chicharrones pea puree, chili   4.00
Chicken Liver Pâté pickled rhubarb   5.00
Crispy Pig Ears tarragon mustard   7.00
Marinated Anchovies    5.00

Main Courses

Crispy Soft Shell Crab spicy tomato sauce, zucchini, basil, lemon aioli   32.00
Grilled Swordfish "spring" vegetable farrotto, olivada   31.00
Atlantic Halibut snow peas, chanterelles, beets, hollandaise   34.00
Pan Roasted Chicken parmigiano bread pudding, asparagus   29.00
Bacon-Wrapped Berkshire Pork Loin summer bean ragout, porcini mushrooms, dandelion   34.00
Prime New York Strip Steak grilled spring onions, 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
Norwich Meadows Romano Beans    8.00
Peas & Carrots    9.00

Weekly Aperitif

Proud Daisy rum, beach plum gin, demerara, lime, angostura bitters   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell glidden point me, spinney creek me, kusshi bc  ea 3.00

 

Brunch

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

Appetizers

Summer Gazpacho scallop ceviche   11.00
Bibb & Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad gruyère, dijon vinaigrette   13.00
Wild Striped Bass Crudo kumquats, basil, meyer lemon   14.00
Fried Calamari spicy anchovy mayonnaise   15.00
Sweet Beets chopped egg, mustard-tarragon dressing   16.00
Charred Beef Sirloin Carpaccio crispy artichokes, rocket, mushroom, parmigiano   16.00
Sugar Snap Pea Salad "Tagliatini" guanciale, mint, pecorino romano   15.00
House Cured Coppa fava crostino, spicy mustard greens, lemon   15.00

Pasta

Ricotta Gnocchi tomato-basil passatina, pecorino romano  17.00 27.00
Frascatelli spring peas, guanciale, greek yogurt  18.00 28.00
Caramelized Onion Risotto roasted spring onions, chives  17.00 27.00
Spaghettini flaked halibut, broccoli rabe, chili, rustic breadcrumbs  18.00 28.00
Beet Green Ravioli fava beans, roasted garlic broth, parmigiano-reggiano  17.00 27.00
Mezzi Paccheri summer beans, potatoes, wild spinach, ricotta  16.00 26.00

Meats, Snacks & Sides

Breakfast Sausage Patties    8.00
Berkshire Bacon Rashers    7.00
Fried Polenta maple syrup, strawberries   7.00
Salt-Baked & Fried Potatoes    7.00
Cherry Lane Asparagus, Preserved Lemon    8.00
Broccoli Rabe    8.00

Eggs & Grains

House-Cured Gravlax crème fraîche, asparagus, warm brioche   16.00
Honey-Vanilla Granola Parfait market strawberries, low fat yogurt   13.00
Blueberry Pancakes bacon-peanut butter   15.00
Brioche French Toast market strawberries   14.00
Sliced Beef Sirloin home fries, asparagus, hollandaise   23.00
Open Faced Pork Cutlet Sandwich sunny side up egg, provolone, mustard greens, chilies   18.00
Spring Vegetable Frittata parmigiano fonduta, crostino   16.00

Main Courses

Pan-Seared Swordfish spring vegetable farrotto, olivada   28.00
Chicken Cutlet Milanese leafy greens & vegetable salad, pecorino romano   21.00
USC Burger brioche, french fries, beecher’s flagship cheddar, bacon   16.00
Grilled Lamb Chops Scotta Dita gruyère-potato gratin, beet greens   30.00

Weekly Aperitif

Proud Daisy rum, beach plum gin, demerara, lime, angostura bitters   14.00
Iced Oysters On The Half Shell east beach blonde ri, fin de la baie nb, paradise cove bc  ea 3.00
Sunny's Pastries cinnamon roll, creme brulee scone, sticky pecan popover  ea 2.75

 

Desserts $9.50 Each

Almond Milk Tapioca Pudding market cherries, cherry sorbet, crispy phyllo   
Key Lime Mousse poached rhubarb, graham cracker cookies, coconut sorbet   
Warm Chocolate Brownie Custard toffee sauce, stracciatella ice cream   
Blueberry Crumb Pie oatmeal cookie crumb, lime sherbet   
USC Banana Tart macadamia brittle, honey-vanilla ice cream   
House Made Ice Creams & Sorbets selection of three   
Union Square Cafe Cookies & Biscotti    

Farmstead Cheeses $4 Each

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   

Coffee

Forty Weight Coffee Roasters Ithaca NY.

Chichimes (Single Origin Drip) huehuetenango, guatemala   3.75
Ardi, Girma 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 egypt   4.00
Wild Mint greece   4.00

Soft Drinks $6 Each

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

Two Roads No Limits, CT unfiltered bavarian-style hefeweizen  (16oz can) 9.00
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
Westbrook IPA, SC india pale ale   9.00
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
Engelszell Gregorius, Austria trappist strong dark ale   15.00
Stillwater Existent, MD artisanal black saison   9.00

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling

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

White

Grenache Blanc font de michelle, châteauneuf-du-pape, france 2010   19.00
Falanghina cantine farro, campi flegrei, campania, italy 2012   12.00
Muscadet Sèvre Et Maine pierre henri gadais, loire valley, france 2011   9.00
Chardonnay chablis, julien brocard, la boisonneuse, burgundy, france 2011   15.00
tyler, santa barbara, california 2012   22.00
Sauvignon Blanc sancerre, lucien crochet, loire valley, france 2012   16.00

Rosé

Pinot Noir mouton noir, love drunk, willamette valley, oregon 2013   13.00

Red

Pinot Noir truchard, carneros, california 2011   16.00
Sangiovese chianti classico, poggio al sole, tuscany, italy 2011   14.00
Dolcetto D'alba eraldo viberti, vigna vaglio, piedmont, italy 2009   9.00
Pinot Noir burgundy, rollin, les fichots premier cru, pernand-vergelesses 2007   24.00
Gamay beaujolais, clos de mez, château gaillard, morgon, france 2009   12.00
Merlot wölffer estate, long island, new york 2011   13.00
Nebbiolo barolo, rocche dei manzoni, vigna big, piedmont, italy 1995   26.00
Syrah crozes-hermitage, gilles robin, albéric bouvet, rhône valley, france 2011   14.00
Cabernet Sauvignon gramercy cellars, columbia valley, washington 2011   21.00

 

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