About Sons of Essex

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!

133 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour:
Tuesday - Friday 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Dinner:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00pm to 11:00pm (kitchen closes at 10:00pm)
Thursday 6:00pm to 1:00am (kitchen closes at 11:00pm)
Friday 6:00pm to Late
Saturday 6:30pm to Late
(Friday - Saturday kitchen closes at midnight)

Brunch:
Saturday 11:00am to 6:00pm (kitchen closes at 4pm)
Sunday BRUNCH 11:00am to 4:45pm

Cross Street:
Stanton & Rivington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 674-7100

Website:
http://www.sonsofessexnyc.com/

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

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.

Public Transit:
F,J,M & Z Delancey/Essex

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

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Details
Sun - Mon 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 8:30PM

Fri 5:00PM - 7:00PM

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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

Sons of Essex Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

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4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (19)
Fun (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
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Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Casual (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Live Music (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Authentic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Romantic (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We came here for the Saturday brunch and had a great time. Everything was good, from the music to the food!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great hip-hop speak easy vibes. The food was amazing. Prices were not outrageous

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fun local place. Limited menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very loud music at the end of the night

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a good time. The DJ is awesome.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, cool vibe, pounding back-beat of rap, attentive wait staff...what's not to love? Staying in lower east side and looking for a place to eat. No reservation so we had to take a chance. Based on reviews and location we decided to go to Sons of Essex and it was a great decision. Highly recommended!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friday evening at 7:30pm, was seated immediately. Our waiter, Alejandro was attentive and always nearby. Portions sizes for appetizers we're a bit on the large side, hence the 'for sharing' category. Cocktails were delicious, and you'll easily find yourself having more than one. Truffle Mac and cheese with lobster, lobster rolls (deconstructed), scallops, truffle fries, were all delicious. The music was at a decent level before 10pm. It got quite loud after, (we did have to yell a little to be heard), so keep that in mind. My one complaint, the birthday dessert, at $56, the cones were empty. It made a very lovely presentation, but for that price, I would have preferred if they were not simply four empty ice cream cones, turned upside down. Overall, pleasant experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our waitress had an attitude and we had to keep on asking her for things.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

What a place!!!! An amazing place. The service was great! Drinks were tasty and finally the food was fresh and delicious. Let's not forget the music was a killer!!! DJ was perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Heard about the brunch scene here, decided to make a dinner reservation for myself and a few friends; and Sons of Essex did not disappoint. Food Great. Drinks Great. Music Great. Vibes Great. Employees Super Friendly. Will be back for Sure!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food never disappoints. It's a new go to for me.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I've barely gotten my voice back after screaming through dinner. I understand wanting to set an energy level with music, but a restaurant does not need to mimic the musical stylings or volume of a spin class. The food was decent once it came, but one of my party's meals didn't come out for a long while, so the rest of our meals cooled as we waited.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great! Amazing place.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

This place was recommended by a friend and we are so glad that we went. Music was old school hip hop. The food and drinks were fantastic. After our meal the restaurant turned into a club and we danced the night away. We will def. come back and recommend to anyone that is visiting NY.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Loved the food and the atmosphere - will definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food, service and ambience. Will be back again soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fun
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This one of my favorite brunch locations. Good music, service and food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food, the avocado toast with shrimps is nice and light. The cocktails are well prepared. Can only recommend my experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I wished our waitress came to check on my sister and I more frequently I felt like I had to hunt her down which was annoying! I don't even remember her name which I would mention in this review. That is my one and only complaint.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Oh the tiny table. What ill luck had befallen us two intrepid diners to be seated at the tiniest table in the joint adjacent to where the servers picked up their drinks from the bar? Alas, as the food arrived, a brave server merged two tiny tables to achieve what one tiny table could not. Just when we thought the best was ahead, we had to stare at the robust behind of the biggest bouncer you've ever seen as he decided to back our table in the midst of surveillance.

The food redeemed the experience, however, by that time the DJ arrived and his selection not only cleared the dance floor of copious revelers who enjoyed the Spotify playlist from before, but cleared out the joint which we took as a cue to exit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was great , service was great . Too loud to have a conversation .For an anniversary brunch we did the ice cream with the sparklers ... $55 was a lot for that dessert. But our anniversary couple loved it. Crowd for a Sunday afternoon was pretty rowdy ... not good for kids ,wish I had known before brining our ten and thirteen year old .Live DJ was great draw however many songs had explicit lyrics. Which was a bit much for a Sunday afternoon. It's not like it was a late Friday or Saturday night with adults only.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Loved the food and decor, but it was WAY too loud for Sun brunch.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I keep coming back to that place. One of my favorite

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The bartender was a bit rude. We ordered the Frose, it didn't look likr the picture. It looked like crushed ice, when we asked the bartender about the color she said it was blush...:( About 30mins later she's making the same drink for someone else and it's the color of the picture we showed her in the beginning. That was annoying and lazy of her. The wings and pizza were good.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great location in NYC with wonderful, original drinks. Happy hour friday - tons of people and interesting conversations. Food was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The service late saturday night (9pm reso) was horrible! It took forever to get our waitor to come to our table and we felt ignored most the night

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent in all regards
Low key
Got there at opening
Food very good
Unpretentious, relaxed

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Seriously fantastic service, food, everything. Super friendly staff and amazing drinks!

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Tapas, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The truffle tots are out of this world! Alexis S was an awesome waitress. Very knowledgeable and attentive. Will be back

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great vibes...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Sunday Brunch is filled with lively hip hop music, and is great for getting together with friends or for a birthday. The breakfast pizza was hearty and filled with fantastic flavor. The waiter was extremely accommodating to off-menu items!

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was great but honestly very expensive. My salad with grapes, avocado and shrimp was almost $27. A lot more than I expected
But otherwise, waitress was a sweetheart and food was tasty. Ambiance was cool. Very trendy and even fun for just drinks at night

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

I love love loveddd my experience here, i went for the first time and the DJ was amazing, the people were attractive and the food is good, their mac and cheese is a must and their drinks is really good also.

People there definitely dress to impress.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Everyone was terrific, but Emmy the bartender made the best cocktails!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food, the experience and the service.. loved it. George our waiter was super awesome. He was engaging and funny. Loved

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Overall experience was very poor.
Perhaps a good place for drinks at night but very disappointing brunch. No wonder it was empty on a Saturday morning

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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Made it for happy hour and was able to get some great drinks for great prices. The bartenders were attentive and the food was also cooked perfectly. Cant wait to go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great hang out spot. Do not go on a date there the music is very loud!! And make sure you order the banana pancakes if you're there for brunch!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Love the speakeasy ambiance. The food is tasty and the pancakes are my favorite!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Fun place! Great music and great cocktails. The food was creative and very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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