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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Sat 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Esperanto is a lively and fun place to go for dinner with friends. The drinks are delicious and the food is amazing. My only complaint is that the service was a bit slow, took awhile to get our drinks.
good food and the sweetest most attentive manager
We showed up with 2 toddlers who were ready to dance! Restaurant was empty when we got there at 6:30ish. Staff was extremely amicable towards our little dancers, who really turned on with the singer started at 8pm. By that time the restaurant was filling up, so we hopefully did not overstay our welcome. Oh, and the food was delicious too.
Funky place, very energetic, lots of young people. Friendly staff. But the food was amazing: some sort of Brazilian fusion. Very creative. For Valentine's day dinner I had filet mignon with chimichurri sauce. Dessert included a mango custard--I had never had such a taste experience before--and coconut-chocolate truffles (out of this world).
I've been to this place few times and I love the food, although I wish it was more Brazilian food (at least for brunch) It's still delicious. However, the service is not always the greatest. As a person who has worked as a waitress for a while, I can say they are not always attentive to their clients and not so friendly most of time.
We had the best time ever!!!! Love!!!
When we got there, we were told they wouldn't honor our reservation and that they had been calling us all morning which was a lie as we had made the reservation in the afternoon. They accepted reservations when they shouldn't have and didnt apologies for it.
On a busy Saturday night, the loud music made it necessary for everyone to raise their voices to carry on a conversation to the point where we wanted to finish our meals quickly to escape the din. While the grilled salmon was delicious, the feijoada was disappointing, as the broth was thin and the beef was tough. The ceviche appetizers were tasty.
Wonderful tastes of Brazil- and music adds to ambiance. Kind & competent staff get everything right!
Great food and ambiance. We happened to be there during the Colombia vs. Peru soccer game, so it was super festive and service was not as attentive because of the crowd, but it was full of excitement and energy. The live music was awesome and the food always delights. A must if you are in the E. village.
Very laid back cute good food and good Bloody Mary.
Great food and nice people. Flamenco dancer on Thursday nights!!!!! Fun place
Super friendly staff. Very accommodating with great food and good drinks. Had the kale salad with grilled chicken for brunch would definitely love to stop by again. Such a good deal.
Went for brunch with my husband before going to a local theater. Restaurant is run-down looking. Brunch was ordinary. Service was just ok.
The restaurant is not the vibrant scene it used to be.
One of my favorite restaurants in the city, their food and drinks are always delicious and the service is great.
Lovely service and fabulous food! We had the brunch special and it was probably the best brunch I've ever had.. would definitely recommend!
The food was amazing! the ambience was great !we had such a great time! are waitress was not pushy. she knew we just wanted to chat.
Outside seating in a great corner with creative dishes and good specials.
Bad food. Empty. Dirty. Miserable decor/ ambiance. Service was good though and they have outdoor seating which is great.
This spot was really good down in alphabet city. I had the chicken quesadilla which was amazing. They have unlimited mimosas, sangrias and other drinks unlimited for an hour and a half. The servers were great and they always asked us if we needed anything to make sure we were comfortable. The server over charged one of my friends and they accommodated us with a special drink for the table. Overall, this is a great spot to enjoy brunch In the city.
Not worth the bottomless drinks since they don't refill for the longest time
It was the perfect setting for my 30th birthday boozy brunch! Great all included package for drinks -- excellent time and the service and ambiance were fantastic!
The service wasn't great. It was painfully, painfully slow. We had what seemed to be a very genuine waiter but we constantly needed to remind him about items on our order... drinks we're excruciatingly slow to come, if at all. It appeared that the hostess was doing what she could to remedy the issue.
I've had some really nice meals there in the past but I think we all came away from that brunch with much disappointment.
great mother's day- or any sunday brunch
too bad their tasty mojitos are not part of brunch specials 🙃. A few on a hot summer's afternoon would brighten the day!
We went here for Mother's day brunch. The ambiance wasn't as energetic as I was hoping it would be. The food was great! I love the place for dinner, since I've been here before, but not for brunch as much.
Great service, food and ambiance. Celebrated my 30th bday dinner here and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thanks!
Drinks are amazing. Mussels are the best ever!
It's the only restaurant that happily gets me to the LES
Not much for ambiance but the place is fun and the staff is amazing!!!!
One of my favorite spots in the city!
Fun atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food was delicious and portions vey generous, great for an informal, fun get together.
a wonderful meal & great atmosphere, live music & terrific bar-- reasonable prices, early happy hour specials & super service too. What else could you want ? Loved the garlicky chicken lime special & the always reliable Brazilian fish stew.
I came here for a nice get-together dinner with a group of girlfriends on a Friday evening, and we cannot stop talking about how much we loved this place!! Starting with the ambiance, this place is an adorable neighborhood find on Avenue C, great atmosphere, music, and environment. Every bite of food we tried was absolutely delicious! We were so overwhelmed with all of the incredible options on the menu and felt as if we wanted to try everything. We ended up having two rounds of appetizers because we couldn't get enough! Also, the margaritas were great, and our service was wonderful as well. This meal was the talk of our weekend, and we are already planning our next visit! :)
Esperando is absolutely awesome for brunch! $29 gets you BOTTOMLESS breakfast drinks (mimosas, screw-drivers, and/or Bloody Mary's) plus an entree meal. Often times with bottomless, I am willing to skimp on quality of food a bit: I realize I am paying not a lot for a lot of alcohol and the food can be not the best. That is NOT the case here. The brunch was absolutely delicious. I had the veggie egg-white omelette with shrimp; excellent. My friends had the breakfast burrito, eggs Benedict, quesadilla, and another egg dish and they were all fantastic. Each came with a side of spicy, baked breakfast potatoes which were surprisingly out of the world, and a side salad.
Let's talk bottomless. When they say it, they mean it. The alcohol flowed as much as we wanted. No skimping, or slow service, or small pours. Our server, Storm, was THE BEST. Ask for Storm. She kept the drinks coming, was funny, friendly, responsive, and even brought us a complementary flan dessert at the end. As well, she let us know when 2 hours was about to pass and offered to bring out two more rounds before our time was up! At that point 2 more rounds and we would have been on the floor, but I appreciated the offer.
One of the best brunches I have had in NYC.
I have been to Esperanto for brunch and lunch. Cute, cozy, friendly, atmosphere. Corner cafe that views two gardens. In the warm weather can sit outside. Interesting food options.
Have always liked this place for its cool vibe and good food. You step in and forget it's 32 degrees in NYC.
I ordered their specialty (a seafood stew) which was good but a bit rich for my taste. The service was great, I asked them to delay the entree course so that my friend and I would not feel rushed. They were more than compliant. One small complaint: no coffee available at meal's end.
Always a treasure & a treat! Great neighb spot for flavorful feasting: love the Brazilian seafood stew for a cool night's warming! Very nice bar selection, especially mojitos , capiriras (forgive spelling). Music when live can be a joy too-- single guitar to dance duo or bigger band adds a festive touch!
We came for a big group sunday brunch and loved it! We did the bottomless and the service was great with the drinks. Everyone got a different entre from the bottomless menu and everyone was very happy with their food!
The inside decor is very cute and the vibe is a lot of fun. Definitely would recommend Esperanto.
Overall very pleased with the service, ambience but the food was delicious. Me & my date loved it. They were very attentive and good drinks too. We didn't want to leave.