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Essex

4.3
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2514 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
Essex is now open for 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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
What 2514 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Great fresh oysters, awesome drinks, and great steak and gnocchi. Would totally try it out for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Viosa B was impressive.
She was very attentive and had a very cool personality.
I work in the food industry and there are key elements that I look for such as availability, attentive and personality. My server was charismatic. Viosa’s personality was very warm and she smiled a lot even tho she was wearing a mask I could still see she was smiling.
Overall the food was really delicious. We had brunch and the bottomless mimosas were strong but also really good.

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Sheek
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The French toast is really good and cheese grits with shrimp

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was there when it was outside dining - the set up on the street is very nice and there was distance from other tables which was great. I would totally go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was very slow and meals came out very far apart. Several were done with dinner before others received their food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch as always!Excellent food and the service was prompt, despite the heat , amazing atmosphere on the cabanas ! Welcome back Essex

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DainonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great atmosphere and very mindful of the current COVID-19 restrictions.

KD
KimberlyD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great brunch spot with good food and bottomless mimosas filled to the brimThe outside seating is really nice. Umbrellas cover the tables from the sun and keep you cool. My waitress was very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and attention to detail. Very friendly staff.

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GuillermoV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was not very good and we were disappointed in the night overall. Also the drink was very sweet, not much tequila was in the drink.

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KeturahR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brunch at Essex was great! It was very hot out but the food, waiter, hostess and environment was nice. I'm glad that they remained serving Unlimited brunch because a lot of restaurants stopped offering them. I also appreciate the fact there are several vegan options on the menu!

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DerrellM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great brunch

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TopTaster
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE ESSEX. Literally love them. The staff is amazing, the food is great.

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MattP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience, food was good, priced very reasonably for a place in NYC. The mimosas alone were 9 bucks and the entrees were 22.50. The bottomless drinks and entree ran me 53 (tip included) and had 7 drinks. So I’d say we got our money’s worth and the waitress was always ready to give us another round. Would recommend coming to this location. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was extremely salty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was fabulous. They provided complimentary desserts that were unexpected. Really nice gesture!

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vipPumpkin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My first experience at a restaurant since March, and I could not have been happier. The food and service were excellent. The location was convenient. And the weather made the out-of-doors dining perfectly acceptable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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EbonyJ
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please get the NY Strip Steak MR, please get the Atlantic Salmon! That’s all can say and the dessert...Please just go and enjoy !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing I will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was great, drinks were great, but getting there was a struggle. The host stand is not obvious, I had to bother the bar to find out where to wait. The food took a while to arrive. We didn’t get the full hour and a half because of this.

Not sure how the staff plans to handle this in the new location, but it’s was so so so loud. Downstairs was screaming “chug chug chug” to the point where, being on the almost opposite side of the space, I could not hear myself speak.

I really love this place, but the sound needs to come down for me to bring people back.

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EduardoR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Couldn’t ask for more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED my experience at Essex, the service was awesome the food was awesome, would suggest any time

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AaCC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was awful. This is my second time coming to Essex, and both times I was disappointed by the terrible service. The wait was so long to be served. Food was good for the most part.

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KathleenB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was great, understanding and just beyond attentive. My eggs were a little on the salty end but over brunch at Essex was great, loud but great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

They’re not very accommodating. Some tables are too close together.

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EssexBrunch
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our reservation for was Sunday brunch at noon, we arrived on time and were promptly seated. We chose the brunch option with unlimited mimosas. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure that our drinks were refilled and whether we were happy with our dishes. We each had three different menu choices and all were very good and were served promptly. The bread basket was very good and wasn't really necessary as each of our dishes came with a bread option, the bread was delicious. We would recommend the shrimp with the cheese grits and the pulled BBQ chicken. We did have one incident that could have been handled better. One of the folks in our party slipped and fell on the slippery floor, fortunately they were not seriously hurt. The waiter informed the manager, who did not want to file an accident report (which is required in NYC) and told us we took file a police report if we wanted to, but there was nothing she could do. She left us standing by the bar ans walked again, while the waitstaff had to apologize and made sure the floor was cleaned up.
The noise level was extremely high, as this is not a place to go if you want to have a quiet conversation.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best boozy brunch I have had in the city so far.

LT
vipLeaT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Evelyn was the absolute BEST waitress! She made our experience so much fun! We had a 12:30 reservation and didn't get seated until 1 so they gave also gave us a free round of drinks. We would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a very large (20+) and staff was very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The music was too loud to converse but the food was amazing as always.

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vipNnnn
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very loud and very slow service but the food was delicious.

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Iver72
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent late night dining. Have been here a few times and this was my first time dining at the bar. Spot on service, great crowd and delicious small plates. Love the short rib sliders.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service, was chaotic and server didn’t care to have a conversation or even show enthusiasm

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new spot is a gem!They did add the flatbread on the menu , which was delicious! The watermelon Martinis were very refreshing and the traditional old fashion superb! Great choices on the desserts. We will see u Essex in a month when we come back to NY.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I went there for a late brunch, showed up on time, and received a message from Open Table asking if I was there. If that’s not an indicator of the service and quality of the place, I don’t know what else you need to know to understand how bad it was.

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SamanthaS
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Too loud to talk to one another, the food took a long time to come out, and the french fries were cold.

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Elizabethtee26
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The kitchen took over an hour to give us our appetizers, letting us know that 3 items we requested were no longer available (burratta, calamari) long after we already ordered them. Disappointing, then another hour waiting for our entrees. The mussels had a weird smell/taste and the Brussel Sprouts were only in shavings/the skin of them. The steak was rare after ordering Medium Well. The waiter tried to compensate but overall wasn’t worth the money or the travel over there. Would not recommend. Really let me down for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Will not return.

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BriannaC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I went to Essex on Valentine’s Day with two of my friends. The restaurant received great reviews so figured we’d try it out. We first asked for three espresso martinis. The waitress took our order and disappeared for fifteen minutes. When she came back, she said that the restaurant recently opened and the bartender never made an espresso martini before. We tasted our drinks and realized it was missing Baileys so she politely took our drinks back. She came back another ten minutes later saying that the order of Baileys never came in and offered to make us other drinks. She recommended a chocolate martini but after my friend decided to give that a shot, the waitress came back saying they couldn’t make those either because there was no Baileys. We ordered cosmos instead. My friend and I ordered steak that was suppose to come with creamed spinach. Instead, it came with a pepper. When we spoke to the waitress about this, she apologized and said they changed the menu last minute and she forgot to tell us. We got the check and it ended up being $150 for three people (2 rounds of drinks). It took us over an hour to get our first round of drinks and nothing was refunded. Although our waitress was nice and friendly, we were disappointed that nothing was done for us.

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vipCarolynR
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the lamb chops we are from Australia and have missed them while on holiday.

FAQs

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

Essex is rated 4.3 stars by 2514 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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