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Essex

4.4
2050 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Great for Brunch (24)
  • Good for Groups (19)
  • Fun (16)
Located in the historic Essex Street Market Building, Essex is a loft-like multi-level space with contemporary cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Lower East Side. Essex is known for its weekday dinner and happy hour specials as well as its lively weekend dinner and bar scene. The weekend brunch is a New York institution and is always a top pick on Open Table Diner’s Choice and other sites. The expansive layout allows for intimate balcony and banquette seating as well as festive group dining and private parties.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Latin American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
DINNER: Monday - Wednesday 5pm-11pm, Thursday & Friday: 5:00pm-11:30pm, Saturday: 6:45pm-midnight, Sunday 6pm-10:30pm
BRUNCH: Saturday: 11:00am-4:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm.
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Phone number
(212) 533-9616
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adan Cortes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Rivington Street
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Parking details
There is a large municipal parking garage directly across from the restaurant.
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Public transit
Essex is located directly above the Delancey Street Station on the F,J,M & Z Subway Lines.
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Entertainment

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Special events & promotions
MLK Day Brunch Monday, January 15th
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Essex has two balconies overlooking the main dining room that are available for private dinners, brunches, showers and cocktail parties for up to 50 guests for dinner and brunch or 60 guests for cocktails.

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What 2050 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNightlife4two (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

This was my first time at the restaurant and it was worth the wait. The ambiance was really good and so was the atmosphere. It wasn’t busy and all our needs were met. The food was delicious and I would definitely go again. Thank you for a good date night!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Went here for brunch on MLK day, which they offered bottomless mimosas for! the server was very attentive and she came by every time she noticed empty glasses. When you first walk in, however, there wasn't a typical hostess podium and that threw us off a bit but the hostess did come by and we were seated very quickly in the upstairs area. The food was great! I highly recommend the manchego mac and cheese if you're going for brunch. You wont be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. Cocktail variety was a special plus. Will absolutely go again.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

my experience was good. the food was great and the drinks came in timely.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Usually hot spot for me and friend to go to. Always end up being a good time

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vipRalpflorrin (New York Area)
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

Went with a reservation for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. We waited for 30 mins to be seated. While we waited, we were offered a ticket to grab a glass of mimosa at the bar. The wait was pretty annoying. The manager offered a discount to our bill which was nice. The food was good and the drinks flowed. May be back as long as they live up to their reservation times. I thought the food was good quality and the waitress ensures we never saw the bottom of our classes.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0
Dined 7 days ago

This is legitimately a nightclub that serves food. I couldn’t hear myself think. The music was so loud and mindless & everyone was screaming. There were more tables of 10+ than there were 2- or 4-tops. This place is filled with people who just want to get hammered.

That said, the food was delicious, the service was incredibly attentive, and the prices were incredible. I just would never come back because of the ambiance / noise alone, but this is what some people are looking for so it just wasn’t the right fit for me.

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ReeMe (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place! Cool atmosphere! Delicious and always consistent!

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OpenTable Diner (Sydney / NSW)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here for a New Years Day brunch and it was great. They kept the drinks flowing for the full 1.5hrs and the food was good

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KathyB 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

The food isn't great, but the bottomless drinks are a decent value!

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