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Essex, New York, NY

Essex

4.3
4.3
3125 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Lower East Side pioneer famous for award winning contemporary cuisine, oyster happy hours and NYC's original brunch party. A vibrant multi-level space in the historic Shapiro's Winery, Essex offers intimate seating as well as group dining and event spaces. Enjoy outdoor dining rain or shine on our covered decks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Latin American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-9616
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Steffen Sander
  • Private party facilities
    Essex has a mezzanine with a private bar that seats up 75 guests and 2 ground-floor dining rooms with 50 seats each that are available for private dinners and cocktail parties. The entire restaurant, including our main bar room, is ideal for dinner and cocktail parties for up to 225 guests.
  • Private party contact
    David: (888) 480-5602
  • Neighborhood
    Lower East Side
  • Cross street
    Corner of Essex Street
  • Parking details
    There is a large municipal parking garage around the corner from the restaurant as well as several nearby parking lots.
  • Public transit
    Essex is located one block north of the Delancey Street Station on the F,J,M & Z Subway Lines.
  • Entertainment
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Champagne Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    New York City's original brunch party includes choice of entree with 1-1/2 hours of Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Narragansett draft beers (44.95). Special 2-hour party menu for groups of 8 or more adults (54.95). All entrees are also available a la carte (25.95).
    Champagne Brunch Photo
  • Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us for our annual Mother's Day Brunch! Choose from our a la carte brunch menu (25.95) or our classic champagne brunch, which includes an entrée and 1-1/2 hours of Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Narragansett draft beers (44.95). Special 2-hour brunch package for parties of 8 or more (54.95). Indoor and covered outdoor seating.
    Mother's Day Champagne Brunch Photo

What 3,125 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

3,126 Reviews
  1. ArthurS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and excellent service. Great presentation as well. Drinks are pretty well made. It was quite Sunday evening and we really injoy it.

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  2. SherinaD

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OMG! Their desserts are delicious! This is one of my favorite brunch spots because of the staff, easy brunch menu and of course bottomless brunch option.

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  3. Crystal

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely and did her best but the restaurant was severely understaffed and we suffered as a result. My burger was also made incorrectly twice - I ordered medium well, it was served well. Then, when it was recooked, the kitchen forgot the bacon. By the time this was all corrected, my partner had finished her meal. Very disappointing.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing here. Soe of the best calamari I've had in many years.

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  5. mlc91

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent brunch on Saturday. The food options were really great and unique, different than typical boozy brunches. The food was really delicious and everyone liked their meals. The drinks were good and refilled in a timely fashion. The servers were very nice and communicative. Would definitely recommend and come back!

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  6. Jmel21

    New York City

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Essex is a club masquerading as a restaurant but don’t let the decor and feel fool you. This was a great place to eat. The steaks were perfectly done, tender and delicious. The octopus app was also top notch. The drinks are great and reasonably priced. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive. For the price and atmosphere this is a very good place to have dinner. It was just getting ramped up as we left at 10pm so if quiet dinner is your goal go at 7-8

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  7. JoseG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for brunch to Celebrate my birthday and it was a great experience. From the service to the food, everything turned out amazing. Shoutout to our server (unfortunately, I didn’t get her name) who ensured our bottomless drinks were never empty during our whole time there. I will for sure be back again. Thank you Essex for being able to accommodate my party :)

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  8. RosalieV

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Place was way too dark, could hardly read the menu. And the portions were too small, was not enough food for what I paid for it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new location is a bit tricky to find if you aren’t paying attention, which is across the street. I also think wish they had more options for milk other than whole, however the food and service was amazing

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Victoria was a great waitress. Super attentive and fast service

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FAQs

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

Essex is rated 4.3 stars by 3125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Essex

124 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of Essex Street
  • Neighborhood
    Lower East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Latin American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is a large municipal parking garage around the corner from the restaurant as well as several nearby parking lots.
  • Public transit
    Essex is located one block north of the Delancey Street Station on the F,J,M & Z Subway Lines.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Steffen Sander
  • Entertainment
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-9616
  • Private party facilities
    Essex has a mezzanine with a private bar that seats up 75 guests and 2 ground-floor dining rooms with 50 seats each that are available for private dinners and cocktail parties. The entire restaurant, including our main bar room, is ideal for dinner and cocktail parties for up to 225 guests.
  • Private party contact
    David: (888) 480-5602
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