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Essex Restaurant

££ - £££American, , Fusion
120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
+1 212-533-9616
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Fusion, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
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11 - 20 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Cocktails were lovely, food was beautifully presented and delicious. Loved the setting too- had a really great vibe.

Thank julia13harper
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were looking forward to our 11:30am booking at this spot on New Years Day for their Bottomless Brunch I'd read so much about in the review below. We arrived at 11:25am and weren't seated for 15 minutes despite. That's OK, we were in good...More

1  Thank Carmelle H
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Essex for brunch in December. We made a reservation for 11:00, and the restaurant quickly filled. The ambiance is modern, and the service was fantastic. We both had the bottomless brunch, and both the drinks and food were amazing....More

Thank Hadley A
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We came here for Christmas dinner. Meals were great, drinks were great! We were having an amazing time and our bill was $130. Since we had received good service (not amazing, but good) we decided to tip our waitress $13. We are low on money,...More

1  Thank nicolekizia
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this place,walking around before a show at the Slipper Room. Menu outside did not excite but we were intrigued by the lofted space and wandered in just to see. What an amazing surprise. I had the half chicken that was gently fried and...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I visited here for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly and easy going. Our food arrived in a timely manner and the servings were more than enough. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole dining experience and would probably visit there...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Essex is one of my fave restaurants in NYC for Happy Hour. M - F between 5PM - 8PM, it's half price for mixed drinks, so roughly around $6.00 for a cocktail and $1 bluepoint oysters. It's a good deal considering that most HH places...More

Thank heyjenz
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My friend told me this was a really popular place, so we went literally as soon as it opened, and it was packed. We had brunch, and I didn't care for my meal too much, but thats just me, someone else could've loved it. The...More

1  Thank Lindseym15
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the place for the 1st time for a friend's bday brunch. The staffs were friendly and welcoming. The food was okay; that's the only reason I did not rate it a 5 stars. I had the shrimp and grits. Presentation could have been better...More

Thank Reina B
Reviewed 14 September 2016

From the greeting to the service, all was correct. Nothing special, nothing terrible. Ordered lots of oysters for a party of 8 people and a bunch of appetizers. Oysters were fresh but missing that bright briney taste. Apps were all ok. Then the main dishes...More

1  Thank LCNS10471
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
    (Corner of Rivington Street)
  • Public Transportation: Essex is located directly above the Delancey Street Station on the F,J,M & Z Subway Lines.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-9616
  • E-mail
LES pioneer famous for award winning contemporary cuisine, $1 oyster happy hour & NYC's longest running brunch party. A loft-like multi-level space in the historic Essex Market, its expansive layout allows for intimate balcony and banquette seating as well as festive group dining and private parties
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