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.View Private Dining Details
Essex has a great bottomless brunch deal but that's about all they're good for. $35 for bottomless mimosas, screwdrivers and bloody mary's including an entree. The food was very subpar and there wasn't really a vibe in the restaurant. The servers were good with making sure your glass was always full but if you're looking for a fun environment with good food, this isn't the place.
Great Brunch Spot. Amazing food with quick, friendly service at a great price. Also loved the warehouse vibe.
Needed a last minute reservation for 9. They were so accommodating. Our server was absolutely lovely and the food was delicious! The lobster Mac and cheese was heavenly!
I had high hopes but was underwhelmed with everything. Service was "ok". Our waiter didn't seem to care that someone at our table had a significant food allergy. Two of the pork chops ordered were over cooked. Best part of what we ordered was at the burger and fries...everything else was sub par.
Steak was excellent, Gnocchi was over cooked, drinks were amazing. Would give them a second try.
Bartender was friendly,service was adequate,But the food was just okay.
Have been here a few times and quite frankly the service gets worst each time. When they brought us upstairs to seat us, our waitress was laid out on the benched seating. This was peculiar, but perhaps they didn’t expect people to be coming in for brunch on a rainy Sunday. Either way, not the best way to be introduced to your waitress—who ended up not being very friendly, even post nap. The food was fine, I had the Mexican matzo brei which was nothing to write home about. In the past the shrimp and grits have been tasty, though I did not order it this time. Overall Essex is best for bottomless brunch, but not much else.
Great for brunch!
The cocktail, soup and dessert were great but the entree tasted pretty generic and didn’t seem like quality seafood.
Oysters and tuna poke weren’t fresh! Scallops in risotto were raw incise. Place was way too hot and dark. Service was good tho. In general i wouldn’t come back and wouldn’t recommend this place.
Essex has always been one of my favorites, I have been coming here for years!
I really Love Eesex..I am disappointed that the Chilean Sea Bass dish will not be on the regular menu. That dish is amazing! Everything we have had there is awesome!
We enjoyed our girls night here. We ordered from the restaurant week menu for dinner. My friend and I were not impressed with the scallops- very tough. The waiter did switch out our dishes which we appreciated. The lamb dish was very good. Appetizer of buratta was great and dessert was ok - nothing too special.
Went here fir restaurant week. Food ok. Drinks very sour lemony, not great. Waiter messed up our order multiple times. Will not come back.
We were there for restaurant week and the menu had many offerings with great variety, much larger than most restaurant week menus.
However, the service and ambiance was cold and indifferent and it was so dark I needed to use my flashlight to see my food. I would not go back.
I went to Essex for brunch and the food was awesome! The place is super loud and felt like a club at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Won't be everyone's cup of tea -- but we had great food and good service!
Went for brucnh with my husband. Made a reservation night before and was seated immediately! Even after calling to say we would be a few minutes late, seated right away. Bottomless brunch is amazing. Will be back again :)
Loved everything except the pitcher on sangria was $45 too much money had no idea- 2 pitchers later $90.00
Loud, more bar than restaurant, mediocre food at best...
Went here for restaurant week. Overall the food was excellent. Had the Ahi tuna tatar to start. Fish was fresh and had avocado in it that gave it the creamy feel. For entree, had the lamb chops which was cooked perfectly and tasted great. Some else had the short rib over polenta appetizer and new york strip steak. Once again the food was very tasty and seasoned well.
Seating was cramped. We sat in a booth for 5 people and it was very tight with little leg room. Also the next table was right next to us and left no room to walk between. Also the environment was noisy with music playing loudly. We could barely hold a conversation. The environment felt more like a bar scene then a restaurant.
If you do not mind the noise and cramped space, I would recommend going
Came for Restaurant Week. I chose this place because their RW had several options for each course, while most establishments limit it to three. I had the short rib for my appetizer, NY strip steak for my entree, and banana cake for dessert. Each course was delicious! I dined on a Thursday, and Happy Hour was in effect till midnight, which meant half off wine. The service was great and the atmosphere was trendy. The restaurant has dim lighting and music playing, but not so loud that you can’t hear yourself talk. I would definitely return for their regular/full menu.
We went for Restaurant Week with a friend for the dinner menu. The room is very nice with high ceilings and dim lights, ideal for a date! I highly recommend the risotto with scallops that is delicious. A bit disappointed with the desserts which do not range to the same level of cuisine than the entrees.
This was my 3rd time having brunch at Essex and it never disappoints! Brought some friends visiting the city and they loved the lively vibe and the very generous bottomless deal! Unfortunately our table was not ready when we arrived and we have to wait 30 minutes at the bar, but our server was great and gave us free drinks tokens while we waited. My friends are pretty picky eaters but were really happy with the vegan options whilst I chowed down on the burger which was great!! Will be back again soon :)
Waited for food 2 hours! Entire 3 course dinner took 3.5 hours. Not normal
Phenomenal meal and experience!
It was a great date night with amazing delicious food, waitress was super polite!
Interesting location with somewhat noisy street level bar and restaurant with quieter upper floor dining area overlooking lively street and Essex market. Varied menu, food well prepared and excellent service.
Essex was very good. The service was great and the food was sooooo amazing. We are for sure going back !
The restaurant and the staff are ok, but the food is not worth coming back for. The portions were big, but they were average. We ordered short rib polenta for starter, it was bland and could be softer and with a bit more salt. Then duck confit had more sweet sour sauce on top while the meat itself should have had a bit more salt. Half of the steak was medium, the other half well done. The happy hour price was fine, but overall not worth it.