Recommended by : Marc Murphy (Judge, Chopped), Hal Rubenstein (Editor-at-Large, InStyle), Jim Nelson (Editor-in-Chief, GQ), Daphne Oz (Host, The Chew), David Burtka (Actor)

Cuisine:Italian, Seafood. Price: $$$. Location: .

Another triumph from dynamic duo Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Esca takes a more seafood-focused approach to Italian. Any of the pastas with seafood are popular favorites, and we think it’s a great solution for pre or post-theater dining dilemmas. Make a Reservation.