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Essen Slow Fast Food

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515 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5403
+1 212-207-4566
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Fast Food, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
515 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5403
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Reviewed October 5, 2016

You have here breakfast not expensive, fresh juices, coffee capucchino, fresh salad bar and desserts.I think that hot food also.You have also yogurts.

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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by folk at our hotel. We tried it for breakfast and found it to be perfect. Incredible range of hot or cold food and drink. Some on hot plate. Some cooked to order. Grab what you want, pay at...More

Thank qwerty1978
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. First time i am visited this place. Definetly will come again. Great susi great salads

Thank Elina S
Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is a very popular place for local business-folks to grab lunch, so be prepared to get jostled if you're there between 11:30 and 1:30 on a weekday. The buffet is your best bet, lots of variety mostly well done. My last lunch was a...More

Thank Chaz B
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Essen has quality quick food. The sushi is fresh. The soups, sandwiches and salads are made to order. Very quick service and clean. Definitely recommended for days you have to grab something quick and get back to the office.

Thank DownShore888
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Grabbed some pre-booked veggies, fruit and a yogurt cup. Was able to sit comfortably before an appointment. The store looked new and the food in the cases and on the food bar looked extremely clean, fresh and the store looked well attended.

Thank RuBoxerMom
Reviewed June 15, 2016

The variety is impressive and the options change enough to keep it interesting. I usually get food from the buffet where Chinese-style foods, salads and other options are typical. They also have sandwiches, pre-prepared sushi, custom made salads, drinks and probably more things than I...More

Thank RZ-23
Reviewed May 24, 2016

The food here is always fresh and tasty. I have had the soup, sushi, and salads here and have never been disappointed. One of my go to places for a good, fast lunch while at work.

1  Thank Dwaine S
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The turkey club wrap was very delicious and the turkey was freshly baked & moist too! Very nice seating area was very nice, clean and pop music playing throughout.

Thank sawcpm
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Reckless and inconsistent food quality. To save a min of cooking, dude threw my chicken stir fry in mesh in same boiling water as the rest of other meat (I dont eat pork). Food was tasteless and chicken was half cooked. I guess he didn't...More

Thank kenshawn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5403
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-207-4566
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