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“DINNER WITH FRIEND” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sons of Essex

Sons of Essex
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Ranked #2,422 of 13,477 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Cross street: Stanton & Rivington
Transit: F,J,M, & Z Delancey/Essex
New York, NY
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

I had dinner with with my friend Saudia and this was our first time. Love the decor. The service was great! Our waiter was Eddie, very tentative and courteous. We started off with the Devil Eggs, either i haven't had this in a long time or they were great! Definitely recommend them. Going back with hubby, since he loves Devil Eggs. Also tried the wings, lobster tostados and macaroni and cheese. Also had the velvet cheesecake. Great establishment, they have happy hour too! Great drinks too! Per the previous reviews regarding the noise level. We were there at 6:30 pm and it was really great! The noise started picking up after 9:00 pm, due to it started to fill up and receive a nice crowd. Other than that, would definitely recommend trying this place out! Will be going back!

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Booked in for brunch on our last day in NYC. Food was yummy and arrived not too quick and not too late. Allowed time to sink a couple of pitchers of delicious Bellini's before we even knew it!

The venue is dark and intimate. Really well presented with cool tracks playing in the background. A really really cool vibe.

Prob more of a younger scene I'd say.

I'd advise booking to avoid disappointment. We all loved it :)

Thank bpri
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Sons of Essex”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lighting was so low for brunch that we used flashlights. 2-hr wait then food was cold. No returning.

Visited February 2014
Thank Sandi W
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Sons of Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a great find in NYC! Went here with a group of friends and, although seated in the back "lounge" area, thought it was the perfect way to enjoy great dining, drinks, and catching up. The music is awesome and the food is delicious. Stop in and enjoy!!

Visited March 2014
Thank Damian C
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a nice feel to it with wooden decor, making it seem a little prohibition era in some ways. The food is good, in particular the Mac n cheese. But the cocktails are brilliant: they are all served short in tumblers and are therefore very strong. The staff are great and the place was buzzing all night, with a Dj playing some great tunes.

Thank ParadiseChick
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