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Sons of Essex

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4.5
837 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Sons of Essex menu is a reflection of the diverse melting pot of cultures within the Lower East Side. The old school 'Bowery Boys' atmosphere and 'Gangs of New York' vibe pay homage to the history of the Lower East Side, fusing a traditional american comfort food menu with a range of spices from LES immigrants of the past and local ingredients including Essex Street Market fruits & vegetables. Grub on!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Sat 6:45 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 674-7100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We have several options for private dining and off-site catering at either one of our private venues or anywhere you desire. Please contact jc@thelinegroupnyc.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    The Sons of Essex menu is a reflection of the diverse melting pot of cultures within the Lower East Side. The old school 'Bowery Boys' atmosphere and 'Gangs of New York' vibe pay homage to the history of the Lower East Side, fusing a traditional american comfort food menu with a range of spices from

  • Private party contact

    James Choung: (888) 981-6148

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Stanton & Rivington

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F,J,M & Z Delancey/Essex

  • Entertainment

    Throwback Hip-Hip Hop & Party Jams Every Night
    DJs on Friday & Saturday Nights

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Desserts

  • Seasonal Fruit Cobbler$9.00

    oat crunch topping, vanilla bean ice cream

    • Chocolate Souffle$9.00

      moist chocolate cake, vanilla bean ice cream

      • Kitchen Sink Sundae$55.00

        your diets worst nightmare and your dreams all wrapped in one! a giant martini glass filled with ice cream, and topped with all kinds of goodies!

        • The Birthday Parade$125.00

          one kitchen sink sundae, accompanied by a bottle of veuve clicquot champagne, a custom birthday board and presented with sparklers by some of Sons of essex's finest!

          After Dinner Drinks

          • Fernet Branca$12.00

            • Branc Menta$12.00

              • Pernod$10.00

                • Ricard$10.00

                  • Sambuca$13.00

                    • Grand Marnier$16.00

                      Last updated: August 6, 2021

                      What 837 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                      4.5
                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.3Food
                      • 4.6Service
                      • 4.6Ambience
                      • 4.4Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New Mexico

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 9, 2022

                        overall3food4service3ambience4

                        Went for dinner at 7pm and thought it would have a good vibe. But they had just reopened from brunch so we were the first people there for dinner. Food was good but kinda weird being the only people there. Very cool decor and could see it being a fun time with more of a crowd

                      2. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 8, 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Vibe was good

                      3. AC

                        AyodeleC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 1, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Nice vibes during brunch . Great staff , good food , nice atmosphere.

                      4. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 19, 2021

                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                        I always love Sons of Essex. The food is excellent, the vibe was so much fun and the service was great. The only downside for me was that we made a 3:30 reservation and didn’t know the kitchen closes at 3:45 so it was a bit rushed. I wish it had been noted when I made my reservation. Still, love this restaurant.

                      5. K

                        Katy

                        New York Area

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on December 5, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Such a great time! Emmy was wonderful. Great vibe.

                      6. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 4, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        My group and I had SO MUCH FUN!!!!! Carla is such a great hostess and worked to get us a lovely section and wonderful service. Such a great experience and friendly staff. We’ll definitely be back! ♥️ Edit: okay so we went back later that night and while we were having a good time this weirdo man kept approaching and WOULD NOT TAKE A HINT! Would you believe staff came over and moved us to vip when they saw how uncomfortable we were? Yeah sooo…like I said, we will definitely be back. ♥️♥️

                      7. M

                        tinaM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 20, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It’s always a fun vibe going for brunch. I love it

                      8. MA

                        MahaA

                        San Francisco

                        9 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on November 6, 2021

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        Delicious food but limited menu. The ambience is a lot of fun and the people are so nice! Only down side was the noise level with the music, hard to talk so not a great place to catch up with friends but a good time for partying!

                      9. AL

                        ALexJ

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 31, 2021

                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                        Great Service, ultra Friendly hostess and waitstaff. Made us feel welcome.

                      10. E

                        iEat

                        New York Area

                        13 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        13 reviews

                        Dined on October 23, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fantastic brunch!!! Come here for high energy and a truly crispy chicken sandwich! Truffle fries are fire!

                      11. MD

                        MonicaD

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 23, 2021

                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                        The DJ and music was on point! Food, drinks, and service was good. Will most likely return with a bigger group next time.

                      12. ER

                        EdwardR

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 17, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great place great food! Would recommend to family and friends.

                      13. RL

                        RoseL

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on October 16, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always such a fun place if you love 90s hip hop! Great service and the food is delicious! Can’t wait to go back.

                      14. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 10, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It’s always a good time whenever I go, the staff is amazing.

                      15. RM

                        RonM

                        Houston

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on October 9, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        This was everything great food great vibes great people … but mostly exceptional staff!! They made sure we had the most memorable experience and for that I will forever be a loyal patron. The manager is so freaking beautiful inside and out.

                      16. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Antonio

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 8, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing music and atmosphere. Service was excellent and food was on point.

                      17. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 8, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Loved the environment and the servers were so nice!! We had a great time!

                      18. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 3, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We came to celebrate a birthday and had the best time ever! It's definitely a turn up spot where you can add extra Bday things like a sign, sparklers, dessert and champagne. The music was awesome and the staff is beyond nice and accommodating. I highly recommend for a brunch.

                      19. MR

                        MRBran

                        New York Area

                        20 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        20 reviews

                        Dined on September 25, 2021

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        The staff are great and very attentive coupled with the food and ambiance makes it a fun place to dine. Thank you to the general manager, Emmy and my server Angelica, Angelique. I know your going to get upset but I hope I was close to getting your name right.

                      20. S

                        Sim1

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on September 19, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Mary, our server, was so warm & welcoming. Mary added to the ambiance by sprinkling her spunky personality into each interaction we had. It’s safe to say I’ll be back.

                      21. JR

                        JoRey

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on September 11, 2021

                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                        Awesome vibes with great music. Staff is friendly and want you to have a great time. The bellini pitchers were quite small and only served one round of drinks for 4 people. I would’ve preferred a bottomless price for drinks.

                      22. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Orlando

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on September 5, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Was a great time with awesome food.

                      23. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on September 5, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was wonderful. Love it and want more of it!

                      24. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Philadelphia

                        9 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on September 4, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Cool hip hop brunch!

                      25. TF

                        TheFoodSage

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 29, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Dope spot for Sunday brunch. Food was very good. Service was great. Also DJ was on point and even though there's a DJ it's not too loud that you can't hear people talk to you unlike other places in the City.

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 28, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was LIT!

                      27. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Atlanta

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        1.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on August 22, 2021

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        Terrible!!!

                      28. WR

                        WillyR

                        Miami

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 21, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Emma was the best hostess. Everyone was so polite and the vibe was the best. DJ played great music, highly recommend for brunch!

                      29. SN

                        ShannelN

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 14, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great service and the food is as amazing as good as well! Definitely come here for brunch and opt for the spiked mimosas and the chicken and waffles ! Will be returning as soon as possible!

                      30. JR

                        JalenR

                        Atlanta

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on August 1, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        My cousins and I had such a great time here! The music was great, the people were great, the server we had checked on us to make sure it wasn’t too “rowdy” for us (which is definitely wasn’t). The atmosphere was amazing! Definitely a great birthday brunch spot! We’ll definitely be coming back here!!

                      31. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 31, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great service and food! Awesome music!

                      32. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on July 25, 2021

                        overall4food4service3ambience5

                        Great place for brunch if you love listening to music. The vibe was nice, multiple selections for food and the mimosas were strong.

                      33. RB

                        RaeB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 24, 2021

                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                        First time here for brunch. Turned into a party around noon! Manager was amazing and customer service was great. There was something in our mimosa glass and she replaced it and gave us a complimentary shot. Dj was amazing and kept the hits going non stop! I had the chicken sandwich which was solid but the truffle Mac and cheese was the true winner. If I’m back in NY, I’d definitely come back again

                      34. EN

                        ExploringNeighborhood

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 24, 2021

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        Made reservations here for my brother's birthday, not a huge celebration but there were 4 of us. My brother and his friend arrived over 30 minutes late, but thankfully tables weren't packed and the host/ bartender kept my boyfriend and I occupied at the bar with no extra rush to get our reservation going. We weren't kicked out either. They were awesome! It was a Saturday night and we had a table right near the DJ by the pit. We legit stayed there all night and when we left there was a line to get in! Loved the experience, thanks crew! Much love.

                      35. j

                        johnb

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 23, 2021

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Surprisingly good food. They must have a 5 star chef back there!

                      36. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 18, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was my cousins Birthday 1st of all the customer service was like No other!!! The host was Very accommodating Mary aka Ginger the waitress was fantastic and busy at the same damn time! Food was good the parade was awesome and a great price! At I wouldn’t have changed anything

                      37. AS

                        AlexisS

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 18, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was an amazing time, food was great with a great menu choice, drinks were so good and reasonably priced special when you get the pitcher for brunch. Definitely will be back soon

                      38. RH

                        RHR2008

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on July 18, 2021

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Truly one of my favorite brunch spots. Great music/dj! Wonderful bellinis and food. Def do it!

                      39. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        29 reviews

                        5.0

                        29 reviews

                        Dined on July 10, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Just a simple brunch with friends. It was an excellent time.

                      40. MW

                        MichaelW

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on June 20, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I brought my son and my father here to celebrate Father’s Day and we all immensely enjoyed every aspect of the experience. After being greeted warmly by Emmy, who sat us at a large, lovely table, we were waited on by the cheerful, attentive and generally delightful Mary. The food was outstanding - each of us ordered different dishes (steak and huevos, Essex burger and crispy chicken sandwich) and all of us devoured every bite. The table ordered the Stanton Spritzer cocktails and drank down multiples of those as well. The atmosphere was cool and lively, and it quickly became clear why this has become a mainstay destination of the LES. Highest possible recommendation here, I’m certain you won’t be disappointed either!

                      FAQs

                      Sons of Essex is rated 4.5 stars by 837 OpenTable diners.

                      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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                      Booked 13 times today
                      Google Map for Sons of Essex

                      133 Essex St. New York, NY 10002

                      • Cross street

                        Stanton & Rivington

                      • Neighborhood

                        Lower East Side

                      • Hours of operation

                        Brunch
                        Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
                        Dinner
                        Sat 6:45 pm–10:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        American, Comfort Food

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Casual Dress

                      • Parking details

                        Street Parking

                      • Public transit

                        F,J,M & Z Delancey/Essex

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Entertainment

                        Throwback Hip-Hip Hop & Party Jams Every Night
                        DJs on Friday & Saturday Nights

                      • Additional

                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                      • Phone number

                        (212) 674-7100

                      • Catering

                        We have several options for private dining and off-site catering at either one of our private venues or anywhere you desire. Please contact jc@thelinegroupnyc.com for more information.

                      • Private party facilities

                        The Sons of Essex menu is a reflection of the diverse melting pot of cultures within the Lower East Side. The old school 'Bowery Boys' atmosphere and 'Gangs of New York' vibe pay homage to the history of the Lower East Side, fusing a traditional american comfort food menu with a range of spices from

                      • Private party contact

                        James Choung: (888) 981-6148

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