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Sons of Essex, New York, NY
Sons of Essex, New York, NY
Sons of Essex, New York, NY
Sons of Essex, New York, NY
Sons of Essex, New York, NY

Sons of Essex

4.2
4.2
865 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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Fri 6:00 pm–9:45 pm 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 NightDJs on Friday & Saturday Nights
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 865 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 2.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

865 Reviews
  1. RVasquez

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for the first time this past Sunday for my bdy brunch with 7 friends. Cool NYC vibes and decor! The host and servers were very helpful from the time we got there.. checking to make sure we were ok! Great for bdy gatherings- You can enjoy the music and still hear each other for conversation! Not sure how it is later night for conversation.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    They didnt inform us until we ordered that they we’re completely out of chicken which, given their menu size. Only left a few options, none of which 70% of my party could eat due to dietary restrictions. No other compensations were made. The food we were able to order was poor quality too. It wasnt busy but staff felt frantic. And the music wasnt as good as its been before

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  3. JennH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Their website touts a high energy and structured 90 minute deadline for guests. It was super laid back and normally that would be amazing but we had a flight to catch. The service was very slow but very nice server and amazing food. Dj was some average guy on a laptop- not what it seemed based on the website description. Overall beautiful experience! Music was awesome. Food even better!

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  4. VicL

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great experience at the Sons of Essex. The music was perfect, the food so good and the service, excellent.

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  5. MoniqueB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for brunch as we do every Sunday as we like to try different locations with new food. This restaurant came by way of recommendation & I must say it was highly disappointing. The brunch menu consisted of only 4 items all priced over $25 with the exception of toast. To include unlimited mimosas was an additional $40 which makes your brunch $95!!!! Yes $95 for brunch, what a joke! Needless to say we opted out of the unlimited option & ordered $30 chicken & waffles! The chicken was small, the waffles were chewy and flavorless and the presentation was non existent. This place gives the vibe that business isn't doing well therefore they will overcharge customers to keep the doors open. I dine out quite frequently & money is not the issue so long as there is value in what its being spent on, & $95 for brunch is simply outrageous especially when you can take 150 steps to the next restaurant and have brunch with drinks included for $45! Myself or any of my friends will not revisit this establishment

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  6. KerinV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time. Great food...energy and awesome staff!

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  7. JenniferS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lot's of fun. Great staff, great vibe, and good food!

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  8. JasmineW

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed brunch here

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  9. MS47

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There food is really good I would recommend this place to anyone.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unsure of where to brunch I came across this hidden jewel . My bf and I had an amazing time as we closed out the celebration of his Born Day . Our host Kiss was beyond amazing . The vibes started at the door of arrival the energy throughout the entire establishment was very inviting fun and energetic , as for the entree’s we went with the steak /eggs & chicken /waffles w/ peach mimosas, Hennessy Margs , and bday shots 🔥. Far as music the Dj definitely took us in a ride !!! If your looking for a nice brunch with amazing vibes in the city this place will not disappoint… we give it a 10/10✨

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for birthday brunch at 12 and they didn’t open their doors until 12:05. Not a big deal- but there were at least 7 parties waiting outside in 27 degree weather. The foods decent but we decided it’s like going to a bar that just decided to start serving food last week. Would not recommend.

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  12. Parks

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not the greatest selection. Would have expected more options and a better taste for the expectation I had.

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  13. Iris

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and drinks were great. Just alittle too loud for my taste.

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  14. JillianS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far this was the best birthday brunch i have every been too. The waiter was top tier - such a nice person made me feel great on my birthday. The music & the vibe was just OUTSTANDING. Food was delicious. Would 100000000% go again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was decent, but this place is too much of a scene. Felt like we were at a college party. We felt rushed by our servers.

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  16. TaylorK

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation for a Sunday Brunch and it was a blast. Great atmosphere and all you drink mimosas! Staff was attentive and the music was great

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. The service was bad the

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Awfully loud and poor service

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  19. AndreaD

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place/ a bit noisy or we were under a speaker. Volume too loud for conversation

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  20. Deedee

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was just ok Service was ok Very noisy Ordered eggs Benedict- no Canadian bacon- they only had regular bacon- my eggs were not cooked right - and the sauce- barely any Very disappointing I won’t recommend and will not return

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  21. JannaG

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m so disappointed with how downhill this place has gone. This used to be the hot spot before Covid and I’m not sure what happened. The music and DJ is still amazing but the place was empty—and we went on a Saturday during peak brunch hours (2-3pm). I remember when you had to book weeks in advance just for a table. The food was very average and their menu had only 4 options to choose from but the drinks were still reasonably priced for NYC. I’ve been living in the city for 5 years, I don’t think I’d bring my girlfriends back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my go to brunch spot. Always a great time, great food, great music and company. Their food is excellent. My go to is the Benedict and truffle Mac.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a bar / club with limited menu. It’s a bit noisy so it’s very much a social venue to hang out with friends. Menu may be limited but food was very good. They also serve creative specialty cocktails.

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  24. HollyH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food here is basic but good and solid drinking food. Music is fab, lots of hip hop/rnb. There was a 20 min section of dance/electro music which wasn’t as good but otherwise mostly hip hop & rnb which was great. To be fair the music was what kept us as long as we stayed.. unfortunately the drinks on the menu are really really bad.. definitely don’t recommend but would love to see this place pumping again!

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  25. Lanna

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked for 1245pm on Saturday got a bit crowded by the time we left around 3pm but no party atmosphere just a dj no one was dancing Food and Service was great but was looking for a great afternoon brunch party

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  26. CorrieC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is amazing! Our server listened to what we liked and picked out the most amazing peach mimosa!!! And the food…to die for!!! I got the waffles and just when you think it’s “just a waffle” you eat this and you will never eat another waffle like it!!! The Apple compote and tasted pecans set it off!!! The music was good…wish they would’ve mixed more hip hop in but the crowd was a vibe so we were dancing to everything!!! I definitely want to sit in the pit next time…lol…IYKYK!!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Super fun time- loud fun dancing and affordable- great brunch day!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like to dance, this is the spot for a fun brunch with a group of friends!

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  29. Christian

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Mediocre service, mediocre food. Good ambiance. Chicken and waffles not worth the price.

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  30. NellieG

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The management was wonderful. If you are looking for a quiet brunch place, this is not it. Reviews were great but no mention of noise level. We made a reservation for 5, with many reviews stating great food etc. When we got there we were told there would be a DJ starting at 1. But we were placed at the table closest to the stage, we were not told there would not be able to have a conversation or hear each other at all. We did have an issue with a drink charge but it was easily resolved by the Management.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Saturday morning brunch! Service was great and manager was super nice!

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  32. Julie

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Went here for brunch on a Sunday. The food was great but came out slow even though it wasn’t super busy. Additionally the volume of the music was at club levels.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loveeee this place so much! So much fun! ❤️✨ Staff is awesome and food is amazing.. Ambience is a total vibe.. Highly recommend, especially for Sunday Brunch 🥳✨

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dj brunch was amazing. And the service was so impressive. 10/10

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  35. RichardY

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place the hostess is amazing. She went above and beyond to help get out our together and serve us. Thank you for a great time. Definitely coming back

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  36. Moit

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, atmosphere, music, staff was absolutely amazing! I have nothing but good things to say about this place. If you love live loud music with a DJ, this place is it.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience…great food and service

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  38. Michael

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is DEFINITELY a party brunch place. If you're hoping to be able to have a quiet brunch with lots of conversation - this isn't the place. If you are looking for a place to enjoy good food, drinks, music, and extend Saturday night into Sunday - come here! I love boozy brunch and is probably my favorite social activity - Sons of Essex does a great job! Great food, the DJ is spinning the hottest songs, and its a celebratory atmosphere. The music is a bit on the loud side but once you're through your first carafe of boozy bevvies, you become one with the vibrations and find yourself swaying with fellow patrons. I'll be back!

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  39. BarbaraR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely a great time for brunch , fabulous DJ, and everyone is super friendly.

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  40. MRBran

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ive been to Son's 3 times and still not disappointed. Special shout out to Emmy, the manager for making sure everything goes right.

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FAQs

Sons of Essex does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Sons of Essex is rated 4.2 stars by 865 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sons of Essex

133 Essex St., New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Stanton & Rivington
  • Neighborhood
    Lower East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Fri 6:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 6:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 NightDJs on Friday & Saturday Nights
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, 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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