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

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good for Groups (9)
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Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Couldn't of had a better evening ! The food was enjoyable and the music kept me rocking the entire time I was there. It was a great way to start my friends bday off. Special shout out to our server Alexis. She was super cute and extremely nice and even spiced up the birthday song for my friend. I will be back for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The woman who seated us was very rude and told us our party of four was not big enough to sit at the booth. Moments later a party of three was seated into the same we were denied. Other than this our actual waitress was good and it is a fun environment with good music and decent food

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Ambience great, awful food.

Dry fried chicken, tough lobster roll, lemony avo toast and vinegar/onion heavy salad.

sadly was the worst meal I can remember in nyc for almost $250 for two.

Hard pss

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was nice however drinks were light and a little to sweet

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food4
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service3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food in a nice atmosphere with friendly staff!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Met with family & friends.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Overall really terrific food and service. Highly recommended

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I loved everything about the restaurant ❤️. The shrimp Mac and cheese was awesome, drinks were good and the music was up to date which made it fun .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

So I don’t know if I just happened to be have been there on off day it was mediocre at best. Went for brunch , was underwhelmed by the food. their signature dishes Were unimpressive. Service felt nonexistent. The DJ played good music. It was very chill and relax & Casual. If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere this is the place to go but like I said the food wasn’t anything special and I probably won’t be returning.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Celebrated my husband's birthday during brunch. Had a great time, excellent DJ that played old school hip hop. Will definitely recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and we loved it, the drinks were good and of course the food was delicious. The ambiance was a little noisy for a conversation but its good for dinner anyway and a night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing food, great drinks, great waitress! I loved it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Son’s of Essex was everything we expected. The food was awesome and so was the service!! Definitely will come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great vibe and good food. However the tables are extremely small and sharing appetizers with a friend I thought something was gonna fall off the table. If you love hip hop music you’ll love this place. Awesome music 👌🏽

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

One of the cutest places with pretty decent food, great ambiance, and amazing craft cocktails.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Nice location, Great music,Great Service, Good Comfort Food. Real Trendy Spot.Extremely Popular. Go on a week night, Crowded on the weekend's!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food..great drinks and amazing music. Felt like I was back in the 90s

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great spot for a fun date night and for groups celebrating a special occasion.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our waiter was great! Loved his hair and super attentive all night! The food was out of this world. Loved the bacon mac & cheese and the pork sliders. Would absolutely go back for the food, drinks, and dope music. I met up with a friend from college and the dj was playing all of college day songs. We were pretty happy to say the least!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place for a girls evening/ brunch out! The service was amazing and music was on point.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food + great service. The DJ was awesome! I will definitely be back. Thanks for making my birthday a memorable one.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Enjoyed the food and music the waitress Alexis is great

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 10, 2017

Very loud music at the end of the night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a good time. The DJ is awesome.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 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 3, 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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 (New York Area)·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 14, 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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vip
 (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 7, 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 6, 2017

Great! Amazing place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·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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