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Essex Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.6 miles from Little Italy
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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 Shapiro's Winery, its expansive layout allows for intimate balcony and banquette seating as well as festive group dining and private parties
$20 - $40
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Bar
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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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...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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
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...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends for a bottomless brunch. It's a good deal! $35 for an entree and bottomless mimosas, screwdrivers or bloody mary. The entree options were great and were vegetarian friendly. The meal started off with bread for the table and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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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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