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Sons of Essex

4.1
4.1
856 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

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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, 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

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  2. HH

    HollyH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    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!
  3. L

    Lanna

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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
  4. CC

    CorrieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Super fun time- loud fun dancing and affordable- great brunch day!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    If you like to dance, this is the spot for a fun brunch with a group of friends!
  7. C

    Christian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Mediocre service, mediocre food. Good ambiance. Chicken and waffles not worth the price.
  8. NG

    NellieG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Saturday morning brunch! Service was great and manager was super nice!
  10. J

    Julie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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 🥳✨
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dj brunch was amazing. And the service was so impressive. 10/10
  13. RY

    RichardY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  14. M

    Moit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience…great food and service
  16. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Definitely a great time for brunch , fabulous DJ, and everyone is super friendly.
  18. MR

    MRBran

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Ive been to Son's 3 times and still not disappointed. Special shout out to Emmy, the manager for making sure everything goes right.
  19. F

    Food

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Was ok place not my type of music, but was ok at times. Food was not bad, drinks was poor but bearable.
  20. KA

    KAP4

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The chicken & waffles were really bland , zero taste! Some brown sugar in the waffle batter & seasoning salt on the chicken fry would go a LONG way.
  21. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food and drinks were really good and surprisingly inexpensive. Good music. Great energy.
  22. G

    Georgie

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a high energy DJ brunch-this is it. We stumbled upon this place 3 years ago on a trip to NYC and knew we wanted to come back. Good food, flowing drinks, and high energy atmosphere that has everyone smiling and dancing.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoy Sons of Essex every time I go, the service is amazing and the staff is so polite! In addition the food great and the music is always perfect for a fun brunch!
  24. UW

    UpperWestSider

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    They did not check vaccination cards to get in. Servers were not masked, weak drinks, very noisy, the food was just ok.
  25. NP

    NicoleP

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    perfect on a sunday! everything was amazing
  26. j

    jfoodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my 23rd birthday. Food and service was excellent. Got the birthday sundae, was definitely worth it!! Highly recommend for a special occasion.
  27. 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
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Vibe was good
  29. AC

    AyodeleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice vibes during brunch . Great staff , good food , nice atmosphere.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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. ♥️♥️
  33. 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
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. E

    iEat

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch!!! Come here for high energy and a truly crispy chicken sandwich! Truffle fries are fire!
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a good time whenever I go, the staff is amazing.

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

FAQs

Sons of Essex does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Sons of Essex is rated 4.1 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
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

  • 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, 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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