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Escagrill

9.5/10
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650 Mount Alexander Road, 3039 Moonee Ponds (VIC)See map

Average price $95

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  • Average price $95
Mixed seafood plate
$59
Crispy battered king George withing with house chips and tartare sauce
$33

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Hervey Bay Scallops
Crab Meat Croisant
Oysters
Prosciutto Share Platter

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 376 reviews
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Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Stephanie S.
    Stephanie S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The service was very efficient and knowledgeable but not intrusive. The food was wonderful and our party of 4 were all very happy with their meals. We had seafood ,quail. ,steak ,and duck, All beautifully cooked and presented. Great restaurant for a special occasion. Would love to return here.

  2. Vivien S.
    Vivien S.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    I’m biased, this is one of my favourite places in Melbourne. Service is second to none. Always the kitchen aims to please. The produce is excellent. A most enjoyable experience for us.

  3. TERESA S.
    TERESA S.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    This was the most disgusting restaurant I have ever been to, from the moment we arrived we felt rushed, pressured into eating our meal very fast. We later found out that they have a two hour seating, which they failed to disclose At the time of booking our reservation. When we mentioned to the manager he blamed the rules of our government “ how pathetic “ We would never attend this restaurant again!!

  4. Vivien S.
    Vivien S.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    Last night we experienced another delicious meal from Esca Grill. Normally I go there for the fish, last night however i decided to order a steak. If you observe the meat cabinet in the restaurant, it would imply that Esca takes meat very seriously. My steak was most enjoyable, and for me, even the smallest one was rather large. As ever, the service was faultless.

  5. Nikita M.
    Nikita M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Amazing food and service, as always! The restaurant needs a re-furb though.. the décor doesn't match the experience - that's the only tiny thing letting it down. LOVE this place :)

  6. Michelle J.
    Michelle J.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great restaurant. We come here once or twice a year for birthdays/anniversary. The food was brilliant as was the service. Highly recommend 5 ⭐️

  7. Marisa P.
    Marisa P.
    • one review
    10/10

    have always wanted to try out this restaurant and was not disappointed. Quality of food was excellent and well as the atmosphere. Friendly service, great menu with fabulous specials to add. Will definitely visit again!

  8. Vivien S.
    Vivien S.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    The hospitality here is of a very high level. From the moment you walk in you are greeted with a welcome. We find that our needs are always well anticipated.. Whatever we require and how it is required is provided. The food is reliable and consistent. The service second to none, each staff member playing their role in making the customers experience seamless. It is easy to feel comfortable here. We always enjoy the experience.

  9. Frank K.
    Frank K.
    • 37 reviews
    10/10

    The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and attentive!

  10. Vivien S.
    Vivien S.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    This is one of my favourite places to dine. What can I I fault - nothing. It’s the full package without being overwhelmed by affectation. Love to see the large family or friends groups that dine here, or the intimate couples tables that enjoy the ambience. Either way, the welcome is great, the service exemplary, the food is delicious and I love coming back here every time. It’s comfort for me.

  11. Candice''s F.
    Candice''s F.
    • one review
    10/10

    I have been here many times with friends and family. Always great service ams great food. Both the seafood and steaks are always amazing. Recommend highly.

  12. Vivien S.
    Vivien S.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    From solo patrons to big family groups, everything goes here. It’s like dining in Italy really, where being a consummately skilled waiter is a profession, not a fill in pass time. The service here is of the highest professional order. For lovers of oysters, aficionados delight. You will not find a bad oyster here. A choice of fresh fish and seafood to enjoy. The fish can change daily according to season. The meat cabinet is a sight for the eyes, should that be your preference. The wine list is well curated, a beautiful accompaniment to the menu’s delectable offerings. Nikhil, as a waiter, you are the best. Thank you all for a delightful experience every time.

  13. Joe D.
    Joe D.
    • one review
    10/10

    The best food and service we have experienced ever. Love it and will make this our family go to place . The council should be ashamed of the parking though A restaurant like this would make double the income and would have far greater patronage if not for the money hungry council and their restrictions and permit zones

  14. Lucinda C.
    Lucinda C.
    • one review
    10/10

    If you were unsure what wine you should have with your dinner, the staff were extremely knowledgeable of what would bring out the flavour in the food. I found the staff attentive and friendly making for a very pleasant evening out.

  15. Maree C.
    Maree C.
    • 19 reviews
    10/10

    Faultless as usual. This is our new local.

  16. Vivien S.
    Vivien S.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    A favourite place to be provided with consistently good food and excellent friendly service. One of our favourite places to dine. Highly recommended.

  17. Dejana A.
    Dejana A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Everything was great, until the end, when paid! The bill was $50 over and instead of giving us our change they automatically assumed it was there tip, without asking! So we had to ask for the tax invoice and i think they got the hint! Disappointing this is why we stopped going ages ago, to cocki!!!! For such a amazing restaurant in-inner city to assume yr getting a $45 tip is pretty balls! Even tho we did leave it it was for our waiter directly not the restaurant!

  18. Maree C.
    Maree C.
    • 19 reviews
    10/10

    1st visit to Escargrill and now a favourite. The food, service and pianist were outstanding. We will be back.

  19. Vivien S.
    Vivien S.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    A pianist accompanied our meal last night. It was most enjoyable, a delightful addition. As ever the food and service were excellent. The fish and seafood always have a freshness and are handled with care here. This week the oysters were large, as with the seasonal fluctuations, however you can always be assured of the freshness of the product. Some of the best prawns can be enjoyed here. The kitchen work hard to ensure that everything is right. The Waiter, Nikhil, is surely one of the best around. We certainly enjoy our dining at Esca Grill.

  20. Sam M.
    Sam M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great service, excellent food. The only downfall, 4 members of the group ordered the special 'Wagyu' and at no stage was price was discussed. This did not put a dampener on the evening, just a little constructive criticism.

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

650 Mount Alexander Road, 3039, Moonee Ponds (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne North, Melbourne West, Moonee Ponds

About the restaurant

A classy surf 'n’ turf?

Escagrill is a classy modern Italian steak, seafood and oyster bar, where fresh produce is combined with elegant dining and superior service. The dining space is home to intimate booths, an oyster bar overlooking the busy open kitchen, and there is also a private function room ready for your next event. Escagrill and its eclectic menu really does have something for everyone! Try the pan roasted spring bay scallops with cauliflower puree, chives and olive oil for entree, and then move on to one of their rich meaty mains. Our favourite? The confit duck with red wine and vinegar reduction - YUM! For a dining experience that ticks all the boxes try Escagrill.

Best Dish: chocolate tasting plate for two!

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