My seafood loving father is coming to town on Monday and I'm trying to decide where to take him for dinner. I've narrowed it down to Esca and the Neptune Room, I live on the UWS so both are relatively easy to get to. I know Esca got raves in the NY Times but it seems many people on this board don't share the same opinion...is Neptune Room a better choice? I feel like Esca has a more appealing menu as my father loves Southern Italian cuisine, but if it's not executed well, we're better off somewhere else.
Price is no issue, would love a nice wine list and great service is a must. Any thoughts?