Essex

4.4
2603 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Essex is now open for both INDOOR DINING and OUTDOOR DINING in our New SIDEWALK CAFE and DECK. Reserve Now for Brunch, Dinner and Cocktails!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Join us in our dining room and heated outdoor decks for our 9th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring a 3-course menu with both contemporary and traditional Thanksgiving fare: 59.95 (29.95 for kids). Our regular menu will not be available on Thanksgiving.

What 2603 people are saying
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LauraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Quick to refill bottomless drinks! Veg/Vegan friendly

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MikaMik
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Very good job with social distancing. Safe and delicious!

SM
StephanieMH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food service was weirdly quick... no complaints about that!!

The vibes were fun and it was a great bottomless brunch spot with girl friends.

Will return!

JD
JamesD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from start to Finish. Will do again for brunch soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great outside of the kitchen being backed up over an hour.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a great experience. This was my first time dining at this establishment and everyone was very gracious. The brunch and unlimited mimosas as well as some other drink options was perfect and our waitress Crystal was the best! They also have gluten-free arepas you can have with the Benedicts that are delightful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our experience here. They were very accommodating to my large group. So fun and such good vibes!

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Nico
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place popped off. Great deal at the Brunch Party we had. Our waitress was super quick to refill our mimosas and the food was outstanding. Definitely will be back

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Laura
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was awesome! They had the whole street blocked off and had plenty of tables outside under a tent. Great menu and the eggs Benedict was very yummy. We had bottomless brunch and our waitress was very good at keeping up filled up. Will be returning.

EL
EstefanyL
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My glass was never empty! Great value on bottomless drinks, good brunch food, and nice outdoor eating area.

MC
MayraC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated a 30yr work anniversary and received wonderful service.

JA
JanyllA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu and prices. Drinks are amazing!!! Just wish they had background music so we wouldn't hear everyone's conversations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Great waitress. But awful service. Waited 30 min I the cold past our reservation. No heater at our table, surrounding tables had heaters. Food was decent.

KR
vipKimberleyR
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was brunch on Saturday. They were nice enough to move our table of “Floridians” inside. The first thing they brought was a beautiful sourdough and cinnamon raisin bun. What an opportunity they missed by not warming it at all, and by that I mean it was like it had come from the fridge. The sour dough was yummy in spite of the temp. The coffee and Irish coffees came next, Cold. The eggs Benedict yummy, but luke warm. The shrimp and grits returned because ice cold. The Mexican matzohbrie was uniquely interesting and the aristocrat was enjoyed.

The brunch had come highly recommended, but was disappointing.

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TopTaster
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to Essex for years and I’m satisfied with every visit. The food is amazing and the staff is top tier. Great for brunch with one person or a group !

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stan
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s a kind of restaurant I thought that I would ever go to in that area. I gave it a try and it’s highly recommended.👍👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was the best brunch I has in a long time. Our service was so good! Our champagne glasses were never empty, which is exactly what we want during brunch!

We sat outside and even though it was a bit brisk there was still a cozy vibe.

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Candice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal and the drinks were very good. Everything was clean and the food tasted great. Definitely recommend!

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BettyO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service good food cleaned and very respectful

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WaytogoNYC2020
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mimosas and food were great, and the server was very attentive. Essex never disappoints.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great meal

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Vkodoth
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11/10 recommend celebrating a birthday with bottomless brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I made a 2:45 brunch reservation, the lovely security guard helped me finally get someone’s attention to be checked in after a ten minute wait. Then I was told to go wait in a line on the sidewalk with tons of other parties. Everyone in front and behind us was taken care of and our group was left waiting for FORTY FIVE minutes on the sidewalk until we were finally seated at 3:30. We weren’t offered any extra time at our table to compensate for this wait either. We ordered our food right away since we were so hungry and it came about an hour later. Our server was great but seemed stressed and over worked - get your act together Essex, such a poor experience, will not be returning.

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jazi
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Bottomless mimosa service was great. However, it took over an hour and a half to get our food and when the food finally arrived, it was cold and tasteless.

JM
JustinM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunch spots in town! Used come here all the time before the drinks were bottomless, now we come here even more ^_^ great food. Great people. Beautiful scene. All around good vibes here!! A nyc MUsT!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , awesome atmosphere, finally they open indoor . Tuna poke excellent touch also we split the mussels (great flavored) . I got the salmon perfectly cooked (mr) and my wife had the shrimp gnocchi . We shared a pitcher of mojito which was a better deal , if you plan to drink 2 or more drinks . Good to be back great joint as always ! Keep it up Essex team.

KM
KaylaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a while since I was able to brunch due to the pandemic and Essex being the first spot I was able to hit after everything was an amazing experience . The wait to get in was only 5 minutes , I got a mimosa as soon as I sat the down , the food came in no time and was poppin . My server was very attentive, I can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun and outdoor, felt safe.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Please do something with the host. This place is very busy but the host is just not nice. They just ignore you even though I had a reservation this time. The waitress was super nice and friendly, food was okay. Place is very loud, but is LES so...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for bottomless brunch, amazing value, really good mimosas and screwdrivers, and super friendly servers! definitely plan on going back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was pretty terrible. The avocado toast is just guacamole and I asked for over medium egg and got basically a hard boiled egg that was cold. Didn’t even eat half of it. The French toast looks kinda gross but tastes good. They kept bringing bloodys and mimosas so that was good but overall I wouldn’t go back or recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch at Essex is always perfect. Food is amazing, service is quick and the drinks are always flowing. Would highly recommend Essex to anyone.

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Andrew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

All their cocktails taste like radioactive sludge from Gowanus mixed with rubbing alcohol and the food was worse than mediocre. Not worth the money at all.

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Riverpark
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out to celebrate a birthday. It was pretty empty due to the limits on in door dining. The staff was very attentive and the food and drinks were great. Would definitely dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing! When they say bottomless mimosas, they really mean it. Our waitress was often back refilling our drinks after we had taken one or two sips. We never waited more than 5 minutes for a refill and the drinks are strong but not so strong you can’t enjoy it. Well worth it and would definitely come back.

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AnayaA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were seated quite far from the majority of tables so it felt like we were somewhat forgotten about. We had a lovely waitress step in for our original waiter because he only came to our table once. Minus that hiccup, food was great and we enjoyed ourselves. A really good bottomless brunch choice and we’ll definitely be back

MK
MelanieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

First brunch out since Covid. Loved the unlimited drinks with brunch option, fairly priced. For was good, not great, but they had a ton of choices on the menu.

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RENE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Really crowded and overpriced for what you get. One person didn't bring ID for bottomless and they wouldn't serve them alcohol, which is fine. But then they ended up charging for each individual orange juice this person got even though they paid for the brunch special.

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AngieP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was average but still tasty. The server made sure to keep an eye on our glasses and as soon as we finished our drinks she would walk over with a refill. We came for the bottomless brunch and they had a full house! Every. Single. Table. Was filled!!! They must be doing something right! It was a clean area but we did sit on the street as outside dining is the only option. They tried their best to make it look “nice”.

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chrisc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great bottomless brunch. Strong drinks and good variety of options for the brunch plate. The waitress was very friendly.

FAQs

Essex does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Essex also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 533-9616.

Essex is rated 4.4 stars by 2603 OpenTable diners.

Essex does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1697/essex.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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