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402 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6322
+1 212-564-7272
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“branzino” (50 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
402 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6322
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food looked and sounded great but sadly the maitre d' almost ruined our anniversary celebration. I've dined at mom n pop's to Michelin star restaurants and had never dealt with such a personality that was either a compulsive liar or used car salesman trait. The...More

Thank Ete2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a chilly damp evening and we wanted a warm cozy dinner. Esca was a great choice; warm, cozy and full. Unfortunately, that is where the positive experience ended. The food - tasted of oil and wasn't seasoned. The service- our waiter dropped off...More

Thank Richelle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner with our son and his fiancé’s family. The food was delicious, especially the squid and the squid ink pasta. The service was very attentive, but the ambience was wonderful. We sat there for more than three hours and the noise level...More

Thank leven4all
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Upon confirmation of the reservation and on arrival we informed the restaurant that we had theater tickets for 8 pm. We were assured several times that they would have us out by 7:30. The service was terrible. They brought our entrees 35 minutes after the...More

Thank Rajada
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Worst dining experience, the razors clams smelled awful, the response to the complaint was arrogant & unprofessional.

Thank Jassim B
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was one of those meals where the post-meal glow interfered with my ability to write about it. But I'll try The ambiance was fantastic. Normally, this isn't my primary concern, but it was clean, sophisticated and just crowded enough. The people watching was also...More

Thank newmarket2
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The food is as good as it can be; so fresh, especially the crudo and the raw oysters. However, we sat early....6:30 on a Sunday evening for my son's birthday. Our bar order was taken and took forever to arrive. The drink I ordered had...More

Thank Lina772014
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

From the minute we arrived, we were treated like royalty. Our waitress was charming and knowledgeable and the sommelier was very professional and knowledgeable as well. The food was absolutely delicious. My grouper was grilled to perfection and it is clear that the chef knows...More

Thank Sharkhuggers
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The food & service were the best! Small portions but delicious. Run like a well oiled machine. Don't miss it!

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We had Great expectations, and guess what... iT is really Great food. We shared the lobster spaghetti and iT was a delicious starter. We went then for the branzino and iT was fantastic. Do not Search another fish restaurant in the neighbourhood. The service is...More

Thank ddmmBelgium
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-6322
    (9th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Subway to 42nd Street - Times Square
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-564-7272
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