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Essex Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, , Fusion
119 Rivington St, corner of Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2340
+1 212-533-9616
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (57 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 Rivington St, corner of Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2340
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to celebrate my friends bday on a Sunday for brunch. It was very lively and the food was pretty good. Very crowded so make sure u make reservations. Seemed to b a hotspot for brunch. They played current music. The service was good...More

Thank Tricia L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a hot spot in East Village. Our reservation was at 11:15, the only time that was available a week in advance. We arrived to a very active packed house, and were promptly taken to the upper level in the very back, right by the...More

Thank Sunnybuckeye62
Reviewed February 23, 2018

We ordered a dozen oysters, lamb chops, and the mussels to share. Everything came out quickly and the food was great as well as their happy hour specials for sangria. Service was amazing as well and the vibe was great, had good music and tv's...More

Thank Jhon E
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

The service was absolutely horrible from start to finish. Walked in assuming I would be seated for a friend's brunch (which had begun 10 minutes prior) but I was told I had to wait for the whole party to arrive. When asking the hostess if...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Perfect day to have a hearty brunch. Walked from port authority bus station (1 hour and 10 minutes plus stops for photos). Xmas menu was ample. We skipped the bottomless mimosas. I had manchego mac and cheese (perfect) with chicken apple sausage. My husband had...More

Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed December 9, 2017

I highly recommend Essex for a fabulous dinner & drinks! Our entire meal experience was fantastic. Apps were spectacular -- we had a grilled shrimp and avocado salad and manchego mac 'cheese. YUM! For entrees, we enjoyed the herbed pork tenderloin (brussel sprouts, bacon, potatoes)...More

Thank adriennetanzi
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Essex not to be confused with Beauty on Essex, which is right down the street on Essex Street is the new happening place. The decor is industrial and the noise level is high, with frequent shouts from tables celebrating birthdays etc. However what distinguishes this...More

Thank Santosh V
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Looked for a good meal around the area. Menu seemed like a good variety at a good price. Happy hour until 8 pm. Half priced drinks. $1 oysters. House made cocktail sauce was great! Great cocktail menu and I'm a cocktail snob. NY strip was...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Ate brunch here with friends, no wait to be seated and nice spot on the mezzanine level. I enjoyed the onion bread that comes once you order and had the Benedict which was delicious. The drinks were plentiful and regularly refilled which was great as...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

We went for the Sunday Brunch where they offer unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Mary's- sounds perfect right? $32 for one breakfast item and drinks. The food was great- only down side- the mimosas were kinda weak. I would have liked fresh squeezed orange juice and...More

Thank travelmonkey28
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Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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March 27, 2018|
Response from David P | Property representative |
No. Children pay $18.95 with unlimited juice and soda included.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Rivington St, corner of Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2340
    (Corner of Rivington Street)
  • Public Transportation: Essex is located directly above the Delancey Street Station on the F,J,M & Z Subway Lines.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-9616
  • E-mail
LES pioneer famous for award winning contemporary cuisine, $1 oyster happy hour & NYC's longest running brunch party. A loft-like multi-level space in the historic Essex Market, its expansive layout allows for intimate balcony and banquette seating as well as festive group dining and private parties
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