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$20 - $40
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American, Contemporary, Fusion, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.6 miles from Little Italy
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Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

We went here for Sunday brunch. Omg what an amazing choice. We got the 40 dollar deal that includes entree and bottomless mimosas and screwdrivers. Everything was delicious. I ate off all my friends plates. ALEC was an amazing server. He went above and beyond...for us. He said when he saw an empty glass he was gonna keep pouring. That's what I like. Food was amazing. Wish I would have gotten a pic but the food was just so good. I ordered French toast. My friends ordered steak and egg and the southern comfort dish. That was amazing and it had a little kick to it. Definitely will be back. Even with covid going on they did amazingMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

I was with nine people for restaurant week ($42) for choice of from three (appetizer, main course and dessert). I had a kale and apple salad - excellent but too much. My main course was Atlantic Salmon - was asked how I wanted it done...- was perfect but too much and my dessert was kind of an ice cream soda with bourbon. Perfect. We were nine and it took us over 30 minutes to pay our bill because the restaurant only could do four credit cards from a bill. I paid cash. It was stupid because in Canada - we can be 20 people at a table and ask for separate cheques and no problem. The paying of the bill took away from the experience of the meal.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

This was a horrible choice! We went there for a 50th birthday and made reservations in advance for 14 people. They seated us at 7:45, time of our reservation, and were very pleasant but then it all went downhill. It took a 1/2 hour to...get our drinks, they got our appetizers to us two hours later and did not served dinner to us until 10:30. We should have just gotten up and left. I will NEVER return!!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

In a word it was awful from beginning to end. We waited 30 minutes just to order drinks, first of the appetizers came out 2 hours later. Not all the apps, just some. Never did get the dinner I ordered. Only thing that came fast...was the bill..... confusing part was they were not that busy and had plenty of staff, so I assume they just didn’t care. Will never go backMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

This is one of those fairly open spaces with mostly hard surfaces. It does not take too many conversations for it to get noisy. On to of this they play the music very loud. We call in for a short rest and quick drink. Service...was slow. Staff were distracted. Not sure I would go back.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Great drinks and food. Terrific, helpful service and fun atmosphere. It is a good place to hang out. Bar area is a bit loud but the upstairs is a better fit for conversation. Would recommend for a evening out with friends.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

Essex was recommended by a dear friend so of course we had to go! The hostess recognized the name on the reservation and greeted us warmly, using our name - always a good sign. Service was good, happy hour drinks and oysters were well priced...and delicious, entrees were excellent! Between the 3 of us we ordered salmon, gnocchi and shrimp, and a steak - plus fruit sorbet and strawberry tarts for dessert. All were really good and at reasonable prices!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Our anual girls Christmas party , party of 14 ladies. The restaurant was ok, 1 bartender for the whole bar @ 7pm was extremely inappropriate, the margarita was terrible , no cold beers (Stella / Heineken) seriously? Supposed to be on the open bar It...was on the menu, party package. It was Saturday evening - What kind of package is that , we didn’t get what we expected at all, food was ok. The service was very bad , the waitress/table tried on her end ,but the helpers should not work in a busy place like that only to deliver the plate, but they are not good at , they do not have hospitality skills. We spoke with the manager at the time, but he didn’t handle well. Offered a round of shot ;we denied of course. I was not impressed at all. Be aware the price is average of Nyc places that have these type of party, the only BIG problem here you do not get even what you pay for. Saturday evening one bartender working and no Stella / Heineken cold, (basic ) it should speak itself. We will def. not come back.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Booked an 11am slot for a lovely, boozy bottomless brunch. Arrived early but they couldnt have been more helpful! Seated us straight away and immediately began with our bottomless drinks. Bloody marys, mimosas and screwdrivers! I asked for my Bloody Mary without the ready mixed...tomato juice (has Worcester sauce in which contains anchovies) and they were very accommodating. Our waiter was a delight! Our food arrived quite quickly and everyone’s was delicious. My veggie burger was the best I’ve had. Really large portions- didn’t eat again til that night! Great buzzing atmosphere - Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We got there 15 minutes after our reservation but staff was very friendly. They had the drinks coming continuously just like we like them. We took full advantage of the bottomless mimosas. The food was also very good

Date of visit: October 2018
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Essex Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5