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Essex House Restaurant

525 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-2425
+1 973-731-2222
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“duck” (3 reviews)
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525 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-2425
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

I worked with Kathy to host a brunch for 20 people. We were getting together to say goodbye to my daughter as she is in the Army and transferring to Italy for the next three years! ;( Kathy was very accommodating and a pleasure to...More

Thank D0llfacee
Reviewed February 16, 2017

The Essex House has been a West Orange landmark restaurant for very many years. It is conveniently located on Northfield Avenue, not far from Turtle Back Zoo (but on the other side of the street). Parking in their lot is ample. The historic train dining...More

Thank Lester242
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Eat here often. Most recently had the filet mignonette. It was melt in your mouth tender. Have also gone to their Thanksgiving buffet which is excellent as well, and eaten at the bar. The decor is old world style with real fireplaces. The staff is...More

Thank Sm00chie8
Reviewed January 4, 2017

My family and I attended for our Christmas Eve dinner and this is sure to be an annual tradition for us all! Everything from the incredible decor, to the delicious food (ribeye for me), to the polite service, to the festive Holiday cocktails, (and did...More

Thank Tam S
Reviewed December 28, 2016

The experience was perfect. The staff were extremely friendly and highly professional. The food was supreme. The steaks were out of this world. Would definitely go again.

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Magnificiant building filled with rich history and story! Food plus service was exquisite and all the trained palate desires!

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch one day and being unfamiliar with the area we were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is amazing from the little old phone booths to multiple rooms to the train room. It is a great and interesting property. We also really...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2016

The Essex House might have one of the best brunches I have ever attended! A huge selection of breakfast and lunch dishes, carved meats, fresh made-to-order omelettes, and "all you can eat" shrimp cocktail! Awesome staff with great energy! The Bloody Mary's are huge!!!! It's...More

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed October 19, 2016

The food entrees exceeded our expectations and the service was pristine! Prices are more than comparable to any restaurant worth visiting. The steak melted in my mouth and the seafood was mouthwatering! 5 stars all around. *****

Thank Richard T
Reviewed October 6, 2016

One of the most amazing restaurants I have ever been to! The decor and ambiance is absolutely stunning inside. They don't build restaurants like this anymore because it would cost business owners an arm and a leg. From wood carvings, to original stained glass detailing,...More

Thank Barbara B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052-2425
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 973-731-2222
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