Sunday, April 5, 2009

'Esca' swims with the fishes

402 W 43rd StNew York, NY 10036(212) 564-7272 /

The menu they had online was significantly different from what we were presented with upon arrival. While the seafood is undoubtedly fresh and extremely well prepared, the menu is ala carte and pretty pricey for the amount of food you receive. I ordered Sea Bass that came grilled on a small bed of arugula. It was $34. My husband had the lobster spaghetti which was simple yet tasty. The portion however was small for the $30 price tag.The sides are limited to primarily vegetables and enough for 2 to share. I ordered a side of greens that ran $9. Overall the fish was very fresh- but that alone is not enough to justify a $43 entree. My husband and I both left hungry and not eager to return. Had it not been for the pit stop by Gray's Papaya our wallets wouldn't have been the only thing left empty.