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Sons of Essex

4.6
629 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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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

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Phone number
(212) 674-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stanton & Rivington
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Public transit
F,J,M & Z Delancey/Essex
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Entertainment
Throwback Hip-Hip Hop & Party Jams Every Night
DJs on Friday & Saturday Nights
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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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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

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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

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What 629 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Lively brunch spot. Food was just okay, but I think most people go here for the music and social aspect. DJ was great and really had the place pumped. There is a small area that become a dance floor later in the afternoon. I would go back to this place the next time I feel like letting down my hair for Sunday Funday.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I loved Sons of Essex. Ive been there a few times and this time decided to bring my two best friends. They both LOVED THE FOOD! The music was great as always. The waitress seem to rush us a little but we were too busy enjoying our food and the ambiance and didnt let that distract us from having a good time and enjoying the food.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Ambiance and service were very good. Definitely a fun place to be. Food was very mediocre and way overpriced.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our server, I believe it was Alejandro, was so helpful and super attentive. He was so friendly and was able to answer any questions we had.

The food was delicious. I would highly recommend the mushroom truffle pizza and the crispy chicken sandwich.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My boyfriend and I love coming here for brunch. Food is great, atmosphere is fun, and the drinks, while not bottomless, are pretty reasonably priced

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I love this place. If you want to have dinner while listening to great music, come here

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food, atmosphere, and service!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Exception excellent good... service and staff friendly and professional....5 Big Stars to the establishment...Our group had a great time together dining....See you all soon

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very pleased with the quality of the food and service we received for my birthday dinner. Everyone in my party raved about the truffle mac & cheese. Hands down probably some of the best I've tried in the entire city. The drinks were really tasty and our waiter was very friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food in a nice atmosphere with friendly staff!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Met with family & friends.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Overall really terrific food and service. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined 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 .

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Enjoyed the food and music the waitress Alexis is great

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Fun local place. Limited menu.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Very loud music at the end of the night

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a good time. The DJ is awesome.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on October 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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