Essex

4.5
2743 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Champagne Brunch

    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 2743 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Steve
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. We were a big group and the service was fantastic and attentive

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RenniC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The waitress was attentive without being bothersome. The table was wobbly. They corrected it within 2 mins of us informing the waitress. Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are fantastic! Lively environment.

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vipNataliaR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day outing it was nice intimate and the candle ambiance was nice the food ... calamari was great and I got medium rare steak with fries sooooo gooood the drinks were not up to par I like nice strong drinks and it tasted more like a Virgin drink and not enough love in those ... but the service and the food and the inside tables nice set up potential bar level

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Nick
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Mother's Day brunch. Loved the potato pancakes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was below average and food was mediocre

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vipRealNYersReviews
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed eating at Essex. A great place to go after seeing a movie at Regal or for a meal or drinks. The food was excellent and there was great energy. If we stayed later, I'm sure it would be a fun place to linger with drinks. Our server was excellent. She gave us enough time to decide, had helpful input and didn't rush us during the meal. She checked back to see if we needed anything else. We'll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch ans staff!

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ShirleyR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch place! Always my go to spot for some good brunch.

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CyreesaV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food....Fab
Service...Superb
We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great. Lots of fun. Kinda slow service upstairs though.

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NicoleB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Food was not good. The poached eggs on the eggs benedict were hard boiled. the english muffin was rock hard and could not be cut. potatoes were cold.

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vipCarissaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

food wasn't anything to write home about but drinks were good & so was the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Terrible, bottomless mimosas ONLY !

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vipJoyK
West Virginia
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazingly good, from breakfast food to hamburger. Endless cocktails definitely had a kick, especially when wait staff was so quick to refill. Had a wonderful Sunday morning and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Rude service

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Johanna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service is incredible. Servers were attentive, kind, and fast. The food, however, was not as tasty as I hoped it would be. I also had to ask for my food to be reheated because it was served cold, but they decided to just remake it (which is another reason the service is incredible). I would try them again, though, and just hope it was that one dish that didn't go well.

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Jeff
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing place with great service, food came in a timely manner. Outdoor dining can be a bit cold and the heater may not be adequate.

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Stephanie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service is too rushed second time
There with the same
Waitress and she’s never been approachable or friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pretty terrible food, gnocchi was topped with frozen vegetables. Also, they messed up our order to start.

The ambiance and the vibes are solid but not worth to come here

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I came here for a girls day brunch/birthday celebration. The service was wonderful. The staff were attentive and never left our glasses empty! That is something I consider when attending bottomless brunch. The food was good; I wasn’t disappointed. I got the shrimp and cheddar grits and we shared the manchego Mac n cheese, which I loved.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brunch menu was great! Food was awesome. And they were amazingly gracious with the refills for the bottomless brunch, I mean I didn’t see the bottom of my glass until it was time to leave! They were on top of refills!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tuna poke and burger! Quiet and nice outdoor. Server was very friendly!. Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After getting vaccinated, I was finally able to go out tonight for the first time since last year. My first restaurant had to be Essex. This place was a neighborhood institution and it still is. The food and ambiance brought me back to those times we’ve desperately missed. For a couple of hours I forgot about 2020. Thank you Essex

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

4 out of 8 meals were horribly over cooked. The manager had an attitude and kept over talking me when I tried to present our issues. Our waitress was great and was doing her best to try and fix the mess that was transpiring. My card was charged twice for the overall bill when she said she was going to deduct the original bill to appease me. My statement is reflecting both charges. Half of the table didn’t eat and left hungry. 90 minute bottomless brunch and we got burnt food at 70 minutes. Many items were not on the menu. We will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The food was not good at all. But the service was amazing.

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ClaribelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Vegan options have no seasoning. Other folks enjoy their food and drinks. Would not recommend to a vegan.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Planned a Birthday Brunch with 15 people and it was great! We sat outside but there was plenty of socially distanced spacing in the inside. V was out server and she DEFINITELY kept our drinks flowing. She was fantastic! Also, the Shrimp and Cheesy Grits were very good!

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Breeze
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. Management went out their way to make my drink better. Very nice inside.

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Iver72
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT LATE NIGHT FIND! Fantastic food and drinks. Best burger I’ve had in New York and the burrata flatbread is to die for! It was very crowded but our server Krystal was on point. Next time I would book outdoors as they had beautiful COVID friendly Street seating.

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Farrah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrible service. Our server barely acknowledged us, and our food took an hour to arrive (ordered at 8:30, food came at 9:30). Every time I raised my hand to get a server's attention, they would put their finger up, say 'one second' and then never actually come help. The food was mediocre at best. TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE

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Robert
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

They were not prepared for our 7:00pm reservation and had us wait on the street for 20 minutes, blaming it on "brunch" customers who hadn't left yet, which didn't allow them to set up for dinner. When we finally were allowed in, a crowd of noisy people who were not dinner guests but who had been drinking there for seemingly quite a while were very disruptive and would not leave, nor were they having dinner. It ruined the dinner atmosphere for everyone. The restaurant is run very unprofessionally.

That said, our server was terrific and the food was excellent. Thumbs up to the kitchen staff!

Last, the atmosphere is horrible and depressing. We will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waited 30 mins past our reservation time. Took a hour to get our food and it was cold upon arrival. Food was mediocre at best

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vipMartin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not Good! Horrible service, extremely slow, waited 50 minutes for our first round of mediocre drinks and one app. Server did not enter the second appetizer we ordered into the kitchen. When the manager came over to check on us we had told her that we had been waiting 25 minutes for our drinks, and she simply stated it was very busy, after which we waited another 20+ minutes for our two cocktails. We did, however, have the pleasure of watching the bartenders fighting with managers from our seat way up in the nosebleeds. Ultimately, we decided to leave to go somewhere else. Will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went above and beyond for our friends birthday. The service was great and they were so awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vellessa rocks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was 2 hours late and was not good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really nice for a bottomless brunch. Fun atmosphere. Waiters not that attentive when you need drinks but it was fine they were still strong.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Brunch was really boring , no music in the restaurant , and the bbq chicken arepas were so dry

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 4.5 stars by 2743 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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