Essex Restaurant

Essex Restaurant

New American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side
120 Essex St (btwn Rivington & Delancey St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–11:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 572 votes

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    Alice L.
    "Sun - Fri, 5-8pm: happy hour, $1 oysters, & half-price drinks"(15 Tips)
    Damian B.
    "The all you can drink brunch is a great value."(7 Tips)
    "Best non-Hanukkah potato pancakes in town."(10 Tips)
    Jay P.
    "bloody marry and screwdriver during brunch."(7 Tips)
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  • brunch food
  • brunch cocktails
  • $1 oysters
  • happy hour
  • potato pancakes
  • lobster
  • mac & cheese
  • martinis
  • wine
  • trendy
  • margaritas
  • steak
  • burgers
  • mussels
  • lively
  • great value
  • grits
  • challah French toast
  • vegan food
  • eggs
  • Julia M.

    Go here for brunch. The Mac and cheese is delicious and the bloodys are on point.

    Julia Monti · 3 weeks ago
  • Bitches Who Brunch

    The Bitches say: B+. Essex was perfect for a large, boozy party. Our drinks were full, our food was tasty, and the service was accommodating. Read more

    Bitches Who Brunch · October 15
  • Veronika S.

    Do not eat the oysters. They were warm and my boyfriend got sick.

    Veronika Sonsev · September 25
  • Vince M.

    If you come here be prepared to pay for three drinks because you HAVE TO DRINK THEEE DRINKS.

    Vince Mak · September 20
  • Evelyn A.

    The chicken Fried Angus steak is delicious! The bread that comes free with every table is not that great....has too much onions/garlic and is very messy and not warm.

    Evelyn Arana · September 12
  • Emilie F.

    Good for groups, crowd can get pretty... rowdy. But food is great. Get the Aristocrat at brunch.

    Emilie Futterman · September 12
  • Damian B.

    The all you can drink brunch is a great value. If you get there early, the bartender will honor your AYCD at the bar if you give him your party's name 👍🏻

    Damian Bayona · September 8
  • Audrey S.

    An earlier dinner 6-7 is a good time to avoid the noise from large parties and from people at the bar. Cool restaurant decent food

    Audrey Shiu · September 3
  • Lindsay T.

    The food was great, the drinks were fantastic, creative, and well priced (happy hour! Don't sleep on it!) and the service was great - friendly and funny!

    Lindsay Toussaint · August 20
  • Diana S.

    Lobster Benedict, the southern and grilled shrimp & avocado salad. Yum

    Diana S · August 3
  • Bianca M.

    One of the best/best value brunches in the city! #boozybrunch

    Bianca McLaren · June 12
  • Bella W.

    Went for a friends birthday. Bottomless brunch = below average food. Not a surprise. But trendy and loud.

    Bella Wess · May 29
  • Chris P.

    Food is decent enough to go with the booze at brunch. Lots to look at.

    Chris Pollone · May 16
  • Kaitlyn P.

    3 drinks with any entree (although they don't really keep track and you end up getting more than 3) 😊

    Kaitlyn Pezik · May 11
  • Emilio C.

    Trendy bar and restaurant. Fun to go with a group of friends.

    Emilio C · April 15
  • belle

    lots of variety for brunch food but the food is just okay - though the waitress was nice offering two sides along with the meal and providing quick mimosa refills. it does get really loud though!

    belle · April 5
  • Julius T.

    Hm...... Dollar oyster p gross

    Julius Tarng · March 30
  • Deema A.

    My favorite place in New York. Good food, good drinks, good vibe and excellent service

    Deema A · March 14
  • Nicolette R.

    Not my favorite brunch. The space is dated and they really stuck to 3 drinks w/your entree and had you pay for any drinks over that.

    Nicolette Romero · January 4
  • Lorenzo L.

    Hipster brunch with unlimited mimosas and bloody marys.

    Lorenzo Linarducci · December 31, 2014
  • Roger C.

    Great service, food is fantastic, good wine service and not that pricey

    Roger Chen · December 29, 2014
  • Tiffany

    happy hour for $1 oysters and half off drinks!

    Tiffany · December 16, 2014
  • Josh C.

    O-M-G, you like, work in PR too?!

    Josh Chua · December 12, 2014
  • Josh B.

    Great cocktails! I like the Honey Pot - it's essentially an old fashioned with a bunch of honey in it.

    Josh Berkowitz · October 16, 2014
  • Meli

    This is such a great place for dinner or lounging with friends or even a date. The ambiance was perfect and service was top-notch. Happy till 8pm = 1/2 off. $1 oysters! Chocolate molten cake=delish!

    Meli · September 19, 2014
  • Kristen B.

    Awesome brunch menu with seamingly endless mimosas. It's always busy but the service and food are worth the wait.

    Kristen Bogusz · September 9, 2014
  • Tanay J.

    3 drinks with any entree for brunch (though they keep refilling so it's actually just bottomless brunch)

    Tanay Jaipuria · September 8, 2014
  • Summer K.

    Great for brunch and friends. It's kinda busy sometimes so don't expect great amazing services here.

    Summer Kamigaki · September 3, 2014
  • Pia W.

    My friend and I had to actively ask for the third mimosa. Did not have my first one during the meal. When my server finally brought the third one, he said he was "trusting us." Not happy.

    Pia Wilson · August 24, 2014
  • Christie H.

    Happy hour is a great deal ..half price drinks (any kind) and amazing $1 oysters

    Christie Hatges · August 24, 2014
  • Audre H.


    Audre Hirtelen-Booker · August 17, 2014
  • Alexander M.

    Mac & cheese

    Alexander Moguea · August 12, 2014
  • Justin B.

    Oyster Happy Hour! Nuff said!

    Justin Barton · August 12, 2014
  • Global H.

    Great brunch (that included several drinks)

    Global Highlander · August 9, 2014
  • Roland C.

    $1 Blue point oysters during HH with half off drinks. 5-8pm Sun Mon Tue Wed Fri. 5-Midnight Thurs

    Roland Chan · August 8, 2014
  • Ken P.

    Brunch here is like no other! Bottomless mimosas are clutch

    Ken Pierre II · August 7, 2014
  • Christine G.

    Waited 45 minutes to be seated for no real reason, even with a res. Drinks were strong and plentiful. Mac and cheese was incredible. Ultimate verdict: go!

    Christine Graham · August 2, 2014
  • Sidny G.

    $30 for 3 drinks and great brunch!

    Sidny Ginsberg · April 20, 2014
  • Xinyi C.

    Really inconsistent and horrible mimosas, very diluted Bloody Mary, OJ isn't fresh squeezed.Don't order the French toast! It's tasteless and looks extremely unappetizing. Worst brunch I've had in NYC!

    Xinyi Chen · April 13, 2014
  • phildub

    Fun ambiance but the brunch drinks are horrible (all 3)

    phildub · April 12, 2014
  • Caitlin W.

    Lobster Mac&cheese

    Caitlin Williams · April 6, 2014
  • Toni B.

    Always make that reservation!

    Toni Benjamin · April 1, 2014
  • Chris N.

    Anthony is the man. Seriously

    Chris Ng · March 30, 2014
  • Sassylee L.

    Shrimp, eggs & Avocado... food was great... Will def be back👍

    Sassylee Lee · February 24, 2014
  • David

    $22.95 special at Essex that allows to order a meal along with three Bloody Marys, screwdrivers or mimosas. This brunch is one of the places to see and be seen at least once during your NYC lifetime.

    David · February 1, 2014
  • William L.

    See Rosie at the bar, she is amazing! :)

    William Landrum · January 23, 2014
  • Antoinette M.

    Shrimp and cheddar grits...that's all I have to say!

    Antoinette M. · January 21, 2014
  • Shiri L.

    Don't come here expecting to be sat (even if you have a reservation) in a timely manner. Been waiting for 45+ minutes.

    Shiri Lara · January 19, 2014
  • Laura R.

    Try the Hanger Steak and Eggs -

    Laura Ramkissoon · January 6, 2014
  • Alice L.

    Sun - Fri, 5-8pm: happy hour, $1 oysters, & half-price drinks

    Alice Lai · December 30, 2013

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