Essex

4.5
2661 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
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Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch Party for 8 or More Guests

    $49.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Bottomless Brunch Party includes entree with 2-hours unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Narragansett draft beers (49.95). All outdoor seating is heated and covered.
  • Champagne Brunch for 1 to 7 Guests

    $39.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    New York's Original Bottomless Brunch includes entree with 1-1/2 hours of unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Narragansett draft beers (39.95). Special 2-hour package for parties of 8 or more (49.95). All outdoor seating is heated and covered.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2661 people are saying
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SydneyH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot
Fav bottomless brunch
Will keep going back!

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KristinaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and came out quick. Was very disappointed with the “bottomless” drinks. We weren’t allowed a pitcher to refill our own drinks and had to wait until the waiter refilled them (he was pretty on top of it though). Reservation was made for 10:30 and we didn’t get a waiter or our drinks until 11 ish. This wasted 30 minutes of out “bottomless” drinks and no compensating time was given at the end of our 90 minutes. At 12:01, we were told we needed to leave our table (which is fine since it is reserved 90 minutes) but if we have the table for 90 minutes, our drinks orders should be taken within 5-10 minutes not 30,minutes in.

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vipNothingBeatsNYC
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and the food just as great. Thank you for everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I came here for bottomless brunch and the ambiance was nice. The Burger was filling and service was amazing was amazing constantly getting refills. Great for a few first date or a get together.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moe is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was so elegant!

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EmaniA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was alright, servers kept forgetting silverware and if they brought us certain courses already.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Valentine’s Day Dinner. I wish it could have been better. Our 4 course meal was meant to start with the half order of oysters. Never received them. Midway through the meal, the manager came out and said he would bring them within “2minutes” he claimed. The next item the host brought out was the entree, followed by the dessert. Never received them. There was no attempt to rectify it by discounting the bill, only a sympathetic “drink to go”. At least they offered, right?

I made this reservation for my girlfriend and I over a fortnight ago. Looked forward to it, but left the restaurant disappointed. I think it’d have been time and money better spent ordering in Uber Eats and watching a movie than coming to Essex.

Very upset with the investment. Wish we never went.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Cold weather, heater wasnt doing much. 30 minute per course, most of the time the food ends up coming out cold

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css1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Waiter was incredibly kind and nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It’s was nice. Food was good. My only issue was the service. It’s was super super rushed and they didn’t have waiters or waitresses. I’m not sure what the person who was serving me role was exactly. He was dressed as if he was loading a truck. Didn’t seem to care about the people or to see if they had questions (which I did). Didn’t take a drink order. It was weird. They definitely downsized their staff and we’re trying to make up for losses by trying to turn tables over asap, but that’s not good for the dining experience.

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TaylorY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor brunch - definitely wear a coat. Would go back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed the food. Waitress kept the mimosas flowing. The bread came out cold but they had no problem warming it up for us. We were able to dine inside (I called ahead and asked to be seated indoors). We got there 20 minutes early and they accommodated us. An overall good experience.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! We were seated indoors and felt the staff was safe & professional, perfect spot for a lovely Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Excellent service by the server. They were topping off glasses almost as soon as it touched the table. The food was good on most part, recommend the impossible burger. The salad and one Mexican entree was below par and we had almost left it untoched

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CharlesC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outdoor heating, service, and value. Will go again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience. Heaters worked wonderfully for out door dining. Shrimp was delicious & I loved their wine. Service and hosts/waiters were very sweet

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husbands birthday brunch and had the most amazing experience. We both got the salmon eggs Benedict and it was delicious. Service was perfect and all covid guidelines were being followed. Highly recommend this spot for brunch.

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JayDee
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Outdoor dining only...but there were a few areas that were in use. There are a couple of really nice areas that were warm and welcoming. The area where we were seated is under a green tent half a block away from the restaurant, and the heaters were portable and not terribly effective. The Server was OK, but we were rushed. I admit that I arrived late for a 90 minute reservation (10 minutes). We, therefore, had 80 minutes available. At about 50 minutes in, we were given the check, which was paid, and no further check ins were made. With 20-30 minutes remaining, that was disappointing and surprising, especially given the cost and seating arrangement. Still, the food was quite good, as usual. But, for the overall experience, I felt a bit put off.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is amazing brunch food! The service was great but please note that the bottomless brunch is refilled by the staff. They do not leave mimosa bottles to self pour at the table for your group - that was the only let down of the entire experience! I think music would have made the experience fun as well. The outdoor seating situation... 1 heat lamp above the table. Our group was comfortable but we had multiple layers on. I will definitely return to Essex for brunch for the food but wish I knew about the way they do bottomless before booking :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

It was freezing, the heaters were barely making a dent in the heat. The waiter seemed annoyed to be outside, rushed us to order just to go back inside. The food was great.

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DaisyP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the current situation we were only allowed to dine outside. I do not blame management for not being able to keep the area as warm as they could. It was freezing outside. Food and drinks were on point and our host and manager were able to seat us at the tables that were reserved where there were heaters over the table. Thank you for being able to accommodate us!

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sams
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Didn't seem to matter if you had a reservation or not. We had a reservation and still had to wait outside on a line for a half hour just to get seated.

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YaraC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Great value for food and drinks served during the brunch hours. However the staff seemed a little lost when seating tables, as with outside seating the second green tent where we were place was not what we expected. Also the fact that there were empty tables under the actual built structure we couldn't have that table because someone else who had a res 30 minutes after mine was getting that table was not ok. Other then that the food was amazing and our waiter def kept the drinks flowing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Heat lamps were terrible I was an icicle the whole time

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NNNN
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decently covid spaced, wish there were more dividers between parties. When I asked to move, they were not able to accommodate my request due to reservations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing (so nice!) and good was super good. Their outdoor dining is nice but still a little cold

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Jackie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Essex for providing a safe and delicious space to enjoy some time with a few friends.

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JohnnyGabagool
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience here. We came for the bottomless brunch, and our waitress Crystal was great!! Would def recommend! Heaters are warm enough considering it is mid-January. I would still dress really warm to be safe!

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Martheline
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great! If your looking for a brunch spot than come here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Scallops were AMAZING

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Shannon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor dining setup!! Highly highly recommend was so warm in January (didn’t have to wear my coat!) great service, will be back :)

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Maxx
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff, and the food and drink selection is always excellent. It’s important to remember, while we’re in covid, we need to be patient. Any restaurants left are running on skeleton crews and supplies. It’s not normal times. The Essex staff does their very best to serve 10 tables with 1-2 server and two bussers. Depending on the night. The chefs are bringing out food to make sure you get it hot to you. Support them. Great quality and service, especially in trying times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurants vibe was immaculate!! Our server constantly refilled our drinks and was so much fun. Food was amazing and vibes from everyone else eating was very energetic. Also $40 for 90min bottomless and an entree is very cheap in nyc. They take brunch reservations till 4:30pm. Latest brunch in the city. Will definitely be back for more.

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IsabellaM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great! They keep the drinks coming!

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ZoeW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in NYC.
def will be back to go there.

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KaraB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch outside under the heat lamp. Although it was 37 degrees, we were very comfortable. Food was delicious. Server was friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my husband and I first time at Essex and we left extremely happy. The service & food were top notch and considering the restrictions in NYC this outdoor dining experience was a positive experience. It was a cold night but we were provided with an individual heating lamp for the table to keep us warm.

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OrlandoM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food lollipop wings amazing , jalapeño Margarita amazing !

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Essex using the Order Online button. Essex also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Essex also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 533-9616.

Essex is rated 4.5 stars by 2661 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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