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Esca Grill

650 Mt Alexander Road | Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria 3039, Australia
(03) 9370 1101
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Ranked #7 of 4,030 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My partner and I decided to cancel our booking at the famous Press Club due to cold and unwelcoming staff. We were celebrating our 6th anniversary and decided that we wanted to go somewhere fancy that we knew we would have a great time. The owner Dominic remembered us by name despite having only been 3 times prior and spaced... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were on a business trip, a group of 5 persons. All of us had enjoyed the food, between seafood and grilled Halal beef. What's very interesting is how abundant Halal beef is in Melbourne. We were not that much impressed with the atmosphere/seating (compared to Donovan's for eg.) however, food was very good. Recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé took me here for my birthday! Exceptional service, great food, excellent atmosphere and a beautifully appointed restaurant!! Would definitely go back! The wagyu steak was cooked perfectly!!

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Best friend recommended the place. Oysters were so fresh, duck breast main was amazing. Absolutely affordable. The chocolate platter was heaven as well! Service was amazing. Waiter and manager took the time to explain wine diamonds when we found some in our glass. Warm and extremely hospitable. Would be my go-to date night place if you guys were in Singapore

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had the shared hot and cold seafood platter which was not only amazing tasting but very reasonably priced for what we got highly recommend this place.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. One of my absolute favourite restaurants of all time - can never be beaten.

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NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Friendly staff, delicious food and very nice atmosphere! Recommend this place. Looking forward to visit again.

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1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Esca never disappoints. The new seafood sampler dish was absolutely delicious - chilli bbq king prawns, stuffed calamari and couscous , grilled flathead with a yogurt dressing, and a succulent scallop in wonderful flavours. And to end a tangy lemon tart.

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Melbourne
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Hate cooking love going out for dinner and have to say this is in my top 5 My meal was to die for it was like it was like it was home made 10/10 Only fault parking is a bit tricky in the area

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We walked in without reservation, is that the reason why a gentleman came to approach us 3 mins LATEr. No smiles, greets during the menu hand-over, taking our orders and no food recommendation which made me feels like a customer. My fork was not properly washed so I asked for a clean one, which the waiter just came, dropped a... More

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