- Mon: 12-2:30pm, 5-10:30pm
- Tues-Sat: 12-2:30pm, 4:30-11:30pm
- Sun: 4:30-10:30pm
- Lunch, Dinner
- Takes Reservations
Esca (the name means “bait” in Italian) is Mario Batali and Dave Pasternack’s take on classic Italian seafood; the menu is full of inventive and unusual crudos and amazing shrimp and shellfish pasta dishes. Smack in the middle of the theatre district, it’s an excellent choice before a show; there are plenty of light fish entrees that won’t send you to sleep before intermission.