Essex Restaurant

Essex Restaurant

New American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Has a stamp of approval from The Corcoran Group and Serious Eats
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  • Damian B.
    "The all you can drink brunch is a great value."(9 Tips)
    Alice L.
    "Sun - Fri, 5-8pm: happy hour, $1 oysters, & half-price drinks"(16 Tips)
    Monica C.
    "I recommend the potato pancakes as an appetizer to start!"(11 Tips)
    Jay P.
    "bloody marry and screwdriver during brunch."(7 Tips)
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  • Meli
    MeliSeptember 19, 2014
    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!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 10, 2013
    Be sure to make brunch reservations here, as this place is always packed during the weekends. The brunch special is supposed to include three drinks with your meal, but really it's all you can drink.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 20, 2012
    Awesome value for quality & quantity. If in a group of 4 or more, you can get a dinner special with an appetiser and entree and 2.5 hours open bar for only $60! Wednesday special of 1.5lb lobster $20
  • David
    DavidFebruary 1, 2014
    $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.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaAugust 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Most people know about this place for their unlimited mimosa/bloody brunch but their food is good! And LOTS of options. Rent one of the upstairs areas for a private party & it's a really great deal!
  • BoozeMenus
    BoozeMenusFebruary 24, 2012
    Boozy brunching at Essex in the LES is fantastic. For just $22.95 you get a brunch entree and 3 bloodies, screwdrivers, or mimosas. The perfect spot for a brunch-time birthday. Great Happy Hour too! Read more
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaSeptember 8, 2015
    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 👍🏻
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintAugust 20, 2015
    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!
  • Nadine P.
    Best bottomless brunch I've ever had. The drinks are mediocre, but strong. The cheesy grits and shrimp was literally one of the best meals I've ever had.
  • citichik c.
    citichik chickpeaJuly 21, 2012
    Frequent Brunch spot w/friends. $22 gets 3 drinks & a tasty meal. Staff can be pretentious but not always & once you're seated everything's dandy-if they kick you out you get drink tickets for the bar
  • Julia S.
    Julia SMarch 13, 2011
    Some of the best brunch in the city. You can't go wrong, but the mexican matzo brei in particular is amazing. Bottomless drinks aren't conducive to a productive Sunday, but they're damn good.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchlossJanuary 30, 2012
    With a $22.95 brunch special that gets you 3 Bloody Marys, Mimomas, or Screwdrivers, Essex is probably the best brunch deal in the city. Awesome for big groups.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJune 20, 2016
    Come here for dollar oyster happy hours all week long (hours vary). The avocado and shrimp salad was also delicious. Skip the latkes, they were overcooked.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneDecember 20, 2015
    If you get 15 people to show up for your birthday everyone gets a free shot AND you get a bottle of Grey Goose. A decent reason to plan a bar crawl around this spot.
  • Evelyn A.
    Evelyn AranaSeptember 12, 2015
    The chicken Fried Angus steak is delicious! The bread that comes free with every table is not that great....has too much onions/garlic and is very messy and not warm.
  • Zach M.
    Zach MaierFebruary 14, 2012
    For the love of bacon, try the bloody monty. A bloody mary with homemade bacon infused vodka, and a nice little slice of folded-up-bacon garnish.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RJune 26, 2012
    If you are looking for a boozy brunch with a cool atmosphere look no further. Essex feels a bit like you've walked into a Sex and the City episode - a definite hit with first timers in NYC
  • Kushal D.
    Kushal DaveSeptember 18, 2012
    This is my go-to spot for potato pancakes. (Everyone has a go-to potato pancake spot, right?) Especially with goat cheese and arugula.
  • Bridget R.
    Bridget RyanNovember 8, 2012
    Great brunch eats. Bloody Marys are amazing. They have a drink "cap" but they don't follow it. Expect to get your glass refilled... A LOT!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MaryJanuary 10, 2016
    Jillian, Kate, and Mo were absolutely fantastic. Not only did they accommodate a group of 17 but they did it with smiles and hospitality!
  • Mattias P.
    Mattias PrielsMay 9, 2012
    Awesome vibrant place with plenty of specials. Currently trying the 1$ oysters, followed by amazing lobster and half-priced blood orange margaritas.
  • Christie H.
    Christie HatgesAugust 24, 2014
    Happy hour is a great deal ..half price drinks (any kind) and amazing $1 oysters
  • Gretchen
    GretchenDecember 29, 2016
    The brunch scene is intense - lots of big groups enjoying the unlimited mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Not ideal for conversations.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MontiNovember 2, 2015
    Go here for brunch. The Mac and cheese is delicious and the bloodys are on point.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 19, 2013
    Essex is a rare gem in this coveted scene, shelling out $1 oysters long after other bars have bumped their prices back up.
  • Christine G.
    Christine GrahamAugust 2, 2014
    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!
  • Josh B.
    Josh BerkowitzOctober 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktails! I like the Honey Pot - it's essentially an old fashioned with a bunch of honey in it.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchOctober 15, 2015
    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
  • Kristen B.
    Kristen BoguszSeptember 9, 2014
    Awesome brunch menu with seamingly endless mimosas. It's always busy but the service and food are worth the wait.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongDecember 4, 2011
    Came here for dinner. It was hella good. The famous potato pancakes were basically really good hash browns. Did not enjoy the sangria. Otherwise really good. Large potions.
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenJuly 29, 2016
    1/2 off wines on a Tuesday! I recommend the potato pancakes as an appetizer to start!
  • Kat C.
    Kat CairdApril 26, 2010
    The challah french toast is to die for... and between you and me, the three drinks that come with brunch might just end up being many more than three drinks that come with brunch. Read more
  • Tanay J.
    Tanay JaipuriaSeptember 8, 2014
    3 drinks with any entree for brunch (though they keep refilling so it's actually just bottomless brunch)
  • Claire B.
    Claire BridgerAugust 24, 2013
    So great. Get the filet mignon - best steak I've ever had. Cocktails are great too.
  • Roland C.
    Roland ChanAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 Blue point oysters during HH with half off drinks. 5-8pm Sun Mon Tue Wed Fri. 5-Midnight Thurs
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionOctober 17, 2012
    One of the best brunch places to get a bang for your buck-- plus they have great drinks!
  • Jay P.
    Jay PuteraJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their Cheeseburger Empanadas is amazing, endless mimosa, bloody marry and screwdriver during brunch. Brunch is Cash only
  • Devonta
    DevontaJanuary 2, 2016
    This place is a NO for me. The "unlimited" mimosas are made with CHEAP champagne and orange juice. The food was ok. The burger and the steak look the best.
  • D
    DAugust 3, 2015
    Lobster Benedict, the southern and grilled shrimp & avocado salad. Yum
  • Paige H.
    Paige HoffsteinAugust 2, 2010
    One of the best brunch places in the city! Crazy busy in the early afternoon, but calms down a bit after 3pm! The Mac and Cheese is AMAZING
  • Jose Z.
    Jose ZarzaNovember 20, 2010
    Burger is amazing! Manchego Mac n Cheese is great too. Don't show up before noon on Sunday cos they don't start serving alcohol until then
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanSeptember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for groups, crowd can get pretty... rowdy. But food is great. Get the Aristocrat at brunch.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoSeptember 25, 2016
    Amazing waitstaff for a rowdy brunch and a pretty good happy hour too.
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Order an espresso chocolate martini...the only place in the city that does it this right!!! Real espresso :) Yes and thank you<3
  • Kilandra B.
    Brunch was amazing! Mimosas were strong and the shrimp and grits are a must.
  • Claire J.
    Claire JosephSeptember 2, 2012
    Cash only and drinks served only after 12 so time your reservation accordingly. Can get really crowded by bar/waiting area.
  • Mary E.
    Mary EFebruary 6, 2011
    Great brunch.. $20 for food and 3 brunch drinks.. sooo inexpensive! Beware though, it gets extremely packed between 12 to 4!
  • Amanda Y.
    Amanda YAugust 21, 2011
    The Wednesday lobster deal is one of the best in town. The hostess should learn to grin and bear it.
  • Nathalie C.
    Nathalie C.May 22, 2011
    Great brunch but the wait it horrible! Took an 1hr30m to seat us (party of 3). Food was delicious but beware, cash only during brunch time!
  • Starla C.
    Starla CosmicMay 12, 2012
    The brunch here can't be beat great cocktails and brunch for under $25/person.
  • Brittani H.
    Brittani HaywoodJanuary 1, 2013
    If you linger long enough at brunch they'll supply you with drink tickets for the bar as a bribe to leave.
  • Sassylee L.
    Sassylee LeeFebruary 24, 2014
    Shrimp, eggs & Avocado... food was great... Will def be back👍
  • Raymond B.
    Raymond BaróAugust 14, 2011
    The Bloody Marys are bloody awesome. The bartender uses cocktail sauce instead of traditional plain tomato juice. It's the Essex Bloody Mary just delicious.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CApril 15, 2015
    Trendy bar and restaurant. Fun to go with a group of friends.
  • Deema A.
    Deema AMarch 14, 2015
    My favorite place in New York. Good food, good drinks, good vibe and excellent service
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    The space that Essex Restaurant has occupied for the last decade was once used as part of Essex Market. Now, it just overlooks Essex Market. In case you find evening grocery shoppers entertaining.
  • Reb T.
    Reb TaskApril 3, 2013
    Eating at Essex Restaurant is akin to eating a meal on an plane - your food will arrive roughly an hour into your excursion and taste like it was reheated in a microwave somewhere over Ohio.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanFebruary 2, 2016
    Brunch 3-drinks prix fixe is actually basically unlimited drinks. The food was spot on but the wait isn't worth it. Long line (even with a reservation), no appetizers, and not great onion bread.
  • Wineberry America
    Wineberry AmericaJanuary 3, 2012
    not just for drunken brunches on the weekends, this low key ev spot boasts some serious wines too *cough cough*
  • Alice L.
    Alice LaiDecember 30, 2013
    Sun - Fri, 5-8pm: happy hour, $1 oysters, & half-price drinks
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Alicia
    AliciaAugust 23, 2011
    Unlike most unlimited drink brunch specials, these cocktails will actually leave you feeling tipsy!
  • Bianca M.
    Bianca McLarenJune 12, 2015
    One of the best/best value brunches in the city! #boozybrunch
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichSeptember 3, 2014
    Great for brunch and friends. It's kinda busy sometimes so don't expect great amazing services here.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MelcherApril 7, 2012
    Small place, vibrant atmosphere. Try the crispy potato pancakes! Yum.
  • Roger C.
    Roger ChenDecember 29, 2014
    Great service, food is fantastic, good wine service and not that pricey
  • Ken P.
    Ken Pierre IIAugust 7, 2014
    Brunch here is like no other! Bottomless mimosas are clutch
  • Rowena S.
    Rowena SahuleeMarch 3, 2013
    Always insane for brunch. Make a reservation with the whole party present.
  • thecoffeebeaners
    thecoffeebeanersOctober 27, 2013
    Come here after Nightmare Haunted House durin Halloween time and get %20 off with your ticket stub!
  • Oleg A.
    Oleg AldekeinMay 25, 2016
    I came to USA to visit my friend and we went to this restaurant and it sucks. So noisy and overcrowded, food 6/10, brunch drinks are the cheapest cocktails you can imagine. We've better stayed home :(
  • Scott H.
    Scott HarrisSeptember 23, 2012
    This place redeems itself - free round of drinks and amazing food. This place is awesome
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresNovember 7, 2011
    Get the burger and don't forget to order a fried egg on it!
  • Trae F.
    Trae FDecember 11, 2015
    Had a great time at our company holiday party
  • Maggie
    MaggieApril 6, 2010
    Get the Green Zinger cocktail. Monday - Thursday drinks 1/2 off... $1 Oysters on Mondays too. Potato pancakes are fantastic. Read more
  • Erin L.
    Erin LaneAugust 10, 2011
    You're supposed to get 3 mimosas or bloody marys with your entree, but it's basically all-you-can-drink and they do not mess around w/ the pours. Beware.
  • Christina C.
    Only got dessert there, but pretty awesome banana mousse cake and choc one!
  • Vince M.
    Vince MakSeptember 20, 2015
    If you come here be prepared to pay for three drinks because you HAVE TO DRINK THEEE DRINKS.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SSeptember 12, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go on Mon or Thurs for $1 oysters (pick a local variety!) & half-priced drinks 'til 9. I like the watermelon or white grape martinis (made w/fresh juice).
  • Pennylane Y.
    Pennylane YilmazDecember 14, 2011
    $1 oysters and half off drinks after midnight! Oysters are fresh, don't you worry
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderAugust 9, 2014
    Great brunch (that included several drinks)
  • Lara Z.
    Lara ZSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here for brunch without a reservation and be prepared to stand for a long time. OpenTable is your friend.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneMay 16, 2015
    Food is decent enough to go with the booze at brunch. Lots to look at.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GatensJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch is now $23.95, but still well worth it.
  • Marq R.
    Marq RomeroOctober 23, 2010
    $20 brunch includes 3 bloody marys, mimosas, and screwdriver. Can't go wrong with that. Cure that hangover with more alcohol. Haha
  • Armando
    ArmandoSeptember 25, 2012
    $22.95 for 3 drinks included with brunch (cash only)
  • Antoinette M.
    Antoinette M.January 21, 2014
    Shrimp and cheddar grits...that's all I have to say!
  • Pia W.
    Pia WilsonAugust 24, 2014
    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.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HeronMarch 17, 2013
    Unless you're going here for a drunk brunch, don't waste your time. The food is mediocre to bad, service indifferent. That said, $24 for unlimited cocktails is a good deal, if that's what you want.
  • Greg W.
    Greg Wong 🎯March 27, 2013
    $1 oysters, available all night long Sunday through Friday, with half-priced drinks from 5-8pm.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MorrisJune 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All about the CEO. And don't forget a pancake for the table.
  • Perla B.
    Perla B.June 2, 2013
    If you're accustomed to eating Jewish food don't eat the brei or potato pancakes... They are sure to disappoint!
  • Kaitlyn P.
    Kaitlyn PezikMay 11, 2015
    3 drinks with any entree (although they don't really keep track and you end up getting more than 3) 😊
  • pdubdub
    pdubdubApril 12, 2014
    Fun ambiance but the brunch drinks are horrible (all 3)
  • Martin G.
    Martin GorrochateguiOctober 9, 2011
    Come right before 12 because thats when they allow alcohol to be served in NYC!
  • Kristin F.
    Kristin FilipovitsJanuary 12, 2010
    Don't wait for the $16 Mussels night on Tuesday. The everyday $10 portion is HUGE and mixed with a 1/2 price drink, you're in for an amazing dinner.
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy C.July 29, 2013
    Do not order the chicken friend steak. It was disgusting. Place is very loud. Table are close to each other. extremely disappointed with this place. I would give it a zero if not for the mimosas!
  • Christina - E.
    Christina - Event DetailsFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place. But long wait, even w/ a reservation!!
  • Gregory L.
    Gregory LamarJanuary 24, 2011
    Truly one of the best brunch spots in NYC...worth the wait!!!
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroJanuary 4, 2015
    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.
  • Christine
    ChristineJanuary 19, 2010
    The manchego mac and cheese with citrus salad is a great combo of hearty cheese and refreshing citrus with a hint of garlic. Mmmm.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyDecember 16, 2014
    happy hour for $1 oysters and half off drinks!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BartonAugust 12, 2014
    Oyster Happy Hour! Nuff said!
  • The Nouveau Classical Project
    Happy hour! Pretty sure we got a cocktail for five bucks
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreOctober 23, 2011
    Midnight happy hour!! Half off drinks except for bottles of wine and pitchers.
  • angelo w.
    angelo wAugust 31, 2010
    This place has a cool brunch atmosphere. Bloody Mary's can be a bit watered down though.
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkJuly 2, 2010
    Do yourself a huge favor. Just wait until Sundown Brunch (4pm-8pm) instead of trying to squeeze in there early. Same exact specials, a calmer wait staff and alot less noisy.
  • Lorenzo
    LorenzoDecember 31, 2014
    Hipster brunch with unlimited mimosas and bloody marys.
  • citichik c.
    citichik chickpeaJuly 21, 2012
    The Bloody Morty with Bacon is deliscious!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel Motta MelloApril 17, 2011
    Our table wasn't ready until 45 after our reservation. We got a round of free drinks, appetizers, shots and dessert. Pray for tardiness.
  • Xinyi C.
    Xinyi ChenApril 13, 2014
    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!
  • Joe P.
    Joe PageAugust 25, 2013
    Vegan brunch and bloody Mary's delite!
  • Adrianne B.
    Adrianne BenzionFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My fav brunch meal is always the Mexican matzo brie
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVMarch 15, 2011
    “Um, endless cocktails during brunch makes any company you are with tolerable!” – Renee, Setup Squad
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaplerJuly 13, 2013
    Try The Southerner. It's durty and from the south.
  • Stills
    StillsJune 15, 2013
    Brunch? Baked eggs are where it's at.
  • Sidny G.
    Sidny GinsbergApril 20, 2014
    $30 for 3 drinks and great brunch!
  • Tim I.
    Tim IrelandApril 5, 2011
    Just unlocked a free round of drink. Thanks Essex and the 5 other people who checked in.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.September 26, 2012
    $1 Oysters 5pm - 8pm w/ 1/2 price drinks, Sunday - Friday.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PlaistedAugust 19, 2010
    Jalepeno margarita is surprisingly good. Same for chorizo mussels.
  • Sara G.
    Sara GrizzleNovember 28, 2009
    Tuna Sushi Spring Roll. The wasabi bbq, might just be one of the best sauces ever made!
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew ApostolaApril 15, 2012
    The bakery in here is one of the best in NYC
  • Evan B.
    Evan BrittJanuary 26, 2013
    What's the point of a reservation if you don't have a table ready? 25 mins past reservation time and counting...
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonJanuary 6, 2014
    Try the Hanger Steak and Eggs -
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJune 10, 2012
    Try the Chocolate Chip And Banana Pancakes
  • Caitlin W.
    Caitlin WilliamsApril 6, 2014
    Lobster Mac&cheese
  • Assaf L.
    Assaf LamdanDecember 4, 2011
    Nothing to write home about. The service was not up to par at all. Too dark to see the menu and way too loud for a romantic evening. Good for bar Scene
  • Kate W.
    Kate WagnerJune 29, 2013
    Had a reservation they made us wait anyway even though there were a million seats open. Ain't nobody got time for that.
  • etta y.
    etta yNovember 14, 2010
    Good food, pricey. Entrance is on Rivington. Too loud and clubby to be conducive to serious conversation.
  • William L.
    William LandrumJanuary 23, 2014
    See Rosie at the bar, she is amazing! :)
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha C.August 31, 2011
    cheap brunch, fun atmosphere, mimosas!
  • DAMstyle
    DAMstyleAugust 25, 2013
    Try the shrimp & grits. It's yum.com.
  • Jenna L.
    Jenna LynnFebruary 20, 2011
    This place does not accept any cards - cash only but there is no signage anywhere. Be sure to bring cash!
  • The Nouveau Classical Project
    Cocktails here are fabulous!
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupOctober 21, 2011
    Great brunch with lots of champagne!
  • Josh C.
    Josh ChuaDecember 12, 2014
    O-M-G, you like, work in PR too?!
  • Courtney J.
    Courtney JaeMay 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Must try: blood orange mojito, jalapeño margarita or the new pickled saint
  • Erin A.
    Erin AlderetteOctober 14, 2011
    Best brunch value and quality
  • Tony
    TonyJune 13, 2012
    This place is one of those NYC places everyone loves but I don't understand why. The food is overpriced ($13 for grapes and cheese) and not that great. Avoid.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PilonApril 25, 2010
    Try the Apple Chicken Sausage with brunch - it's amazing!
  • waisum t.
    waisum tFebruary 15, 2010
    Go on Tuesday for all-you-can eat mussels. And they have a fantastic happy hour special from 6-9pm.
  • Megan L.
    Megan LeapSeptember 28, 2013
    Potato pancakes are ah-maze.
  • Marissa D.
    Marissa DobbinsFebruary 15, 2010
    $18 brunch (cash only) includes 3 bloody mary's, screwdrivers, or mimosas Read more
  • Shiri L.
    Shiri LaraJanuary 19, 2014
    Don't come here expecting to be sat (even if you have a reservation) in a timely manner. Been waiting for 45+ minutes.
  • Johanna
    JohannaJune 18, 2011
    Yes to the Essex burger, no to the tostones.
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine CantaveJune 12, 2011
    Make a reso so you dont have to wait with crowd. Meh, been to btr brunch spots.
  • Shann T.
    Shann TasticalJanuary 18, 2010
    If you camp long enough at your table for brunch, they give you drink tickets to leave! Yay!
  • Lior Y.
    Lior YanayOctober 2, 2011
    Whether you made a reservation or not - you wait.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CáceresMay 19, 2011
    Their menu is incredible and the waitress didn't even keep count of how many mimosas she gave me! SCORE.
  • Krystal Y.
    Krystal YuAugust 9, 2013
    Sunday-Friday 5-8, $1 Oysters, 1/2 Price Drinks
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GoldmanJuly 17, 2011
    Total scene kind of place. Good food but they get your order wrong surprisingly often.
  • Tatiana D.
    Tatiana DorochinaSeptember 6, 2013
    Watermelon martini is the s$&@!
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WilliamsOctober 6, 2013
    VEGAN FRIENDLY :)))))
  • Tina J.
    Tina JaeAugust 15, 2011
    $1 oysters during happy hr!
  • Kymberli C.
    One of my favorite spots!
  • Mads B.
    Mads BjerreApril 14, 2013
    Amazing Fish'n Chips!
  • Steve J.
    Steve JangAugust 2, 2009
    three mimosas, bloody marys or screwdrivers comes with brunch. also, this place takes reservations.
  • Veronika S.
    Veronika SonsevSeptember 25, 2015
    Do not eat the oysters. They were warm and my boyfriend got sick.
  • Rick L.
    Rick LeungJune 6, 2012
    Fresh watermelon martini...
  • Ivy B.
    Ivy BJuly 27, 2013
    Shit show and totally overrated. Of course I was here when it first opened with unlimited brunch. Lesson learned
  • LuisAlfredo Z.
    LuisAlfredo ZambranoMarch 30, 2013
    Bring cash!!
  • Toni B.
    Toni BenjaminApril 1, 2014
    Always make that reservation!
  • Percy H.
    Percy HolmesJanuary 25, 2016
    Lobster Mac&Cheese
  • Tom R.
    Tom RoJuly 29, 2012
    I do brunch to get drunk and this is perfect.
  • Lilit
    LilitSeptember 4, 2010
    Best non-Hanukkah potato pancakes in town.
  • Simone M.
    Simone M.June 30, 2013
    The worst brunch I've ever eaten; I'm almost certain the eggs were from a box. The drinks are unlimited .....
  • DJ Mark Anthony
    DJ Mark AnthonyAugust 31, 2013
    Www.djmarkanthonynyc.com
  • David M.
    David McGillivrayJune 30, 2012
    Don't come here for the food. It's extremely bland and below average. Full of people wanting to get drunk for cheap, nothing more.
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WatsonFebruary 21, 2011
    $20 brunch includes 3 cocktails. Yum.
  • David H.
    David HuffakerJune 10, 2010
    $1 oysters on mon and thurs, along with half price drinks
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerJuly 18, 2011
    The gravlax potato pancake was the star of the meal.
  • vikas e.
    vikas erraballiAugust 19, 2012
    Mexican matzo omelet
  • Chris N.
    Chris NgMarch 30, 2014
    Anthony is the man. Seriously
  • Audre H.
    Audre Hirtelen-BookerAugust 17, 2014
    Drankkkkssss
  • Danny C.
    Danny CatawbaJune 16, 2013
    Cash only brunch
  • Kim Alexis
    Kim AlexisDecember 28, 2013
    Don't get the oyster shooters
  • Christine D.
    Christine DeNoonJune 19, 2010
    French Martinis are delish! No food before 7!
  • Topher B.
    Topher BurnsMarch 28, 2010
    Essex didn't ruin my one year anniversary, but it certainly gave it a solid try. Food - oversalted, overcooked. Service - rude, inexperienced. Even after a coupon removed $30 from the bill, I still fe
  • Krista H.
    Krista HoffmanSeptember 18, 2011
    Brunch includes 3 drinks
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WFebruary 24, 2013
    Took an hour to get a simple omelet. Don't come here unless you have a ton of time and patience. Not worth it.
  • Faisal S.
    Faisal SublabanFebruary 13, 2010
    If you don't make reservations make sure to anticipate an hour wait
  • Kim B.
    Kim BMarch 25, 2010
    The lambchops were out of this world!
  • Judith C.
    Judith CothranJune 7, 2010
    Scallops and poached eggs for brunch...Delish!
  • Bella W.
    Bella WessMay 29, 2015
    Went for a friends birthday. Bottomless brunch = below average food. Not a surprise. But trendy and loud.
  • Gaudiness
    GaudinessMarch 19, 2011
    Awesome Mimosa's!! ;)))
  • Rahul S.
    Rahul SenApril 1, 2013
    $1 OYSTERS FTW!!
  • Evan R.
    Evan RoseSeptember 5, 2010
    Other bottomless booze brunches nearby... http://bit.ly/ayCL52 Read more
  • Alexander M.
    Alexander MogueaAugust 12, 2014
    Mac & cheese
  • Adi B.
    Adi BedekarAugust 26, 2012
    CASH ONLY!!
  • Deej R.
    Deej RatnaniApril 20, 2013
    Just 3 drinks with brunch? Are you kidding me? I didn't come here to pregame!
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa F.May 8, 2010
    Get the spinach and tomato omelette. Wow the flavor!!!
  • Alan W.
    Alan WilsonFebruary 26, 2011
    The staff is amazing!!!
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngMarch 30, 2015
    Hm...... Dollar oyster p gross
  • Moish F.
    Moish F.February 25, 2011
    Try to get Elyse as your hostess.
  • Rigarly Lens E.
    Rigarly Lens EtienneApril 15, 2012
    Smart' city!
  • Nick C.
    Nick CarterNovember 11, 2011
    If you're coming to work, don't work along. Schedule a MeetUp on www.HereTwo.com Read more
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewJanuary 22, 2012
    This place is mobbed for brunch. It's super loud and the food is just ok.
  • Bernadette M.
    The mussels are delish.
  • alana marie e.
    alana marie edmundsApril 24, 2010
    Come here if you love the sound of champagne bottles poppin'
  • Andy H.
    Andy HunterFebruary 19, 2010
    Go to Essex and order oysters. Chase it with some ketel 1.
  • ConBon
    ConBonNovember 13, 2011
    drunk brunch = drunch
  • Dan R.
    Dan RabinowitzSeptember 17, 2011
    Don't order the oysters
  • Emily P.
    Emily PalmerJanuary 26, 2010
    The tartare trio is fantastic.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanFebruary 22, 2016
    Wait is too long and food isn't that great
  • Brian S.
    Brian SchafferMarch 17, 2013
    Worst service I have ever experienced in 15 years living in the city. Don't come here.
  • Barrett S.
    Barrett SummerlinMay 26, 2011
    Ridiculously slow service. 8PM reservation - still no food at 9:45pm.
  • Larisa K.
    Larisa KluchmanMarch 18, 2010
    I heard they have good lobster.
  • TJ G.
    TJ GarganMay 14, 2010
    Food and service are both awful.
  • Jesse K.
    Jesse KarmaJanuary 13, 2010
    14 dollar Lobster Wednesday!
  • Adrienne R.
    Adrienne RhodesJune 21, 2009
    Go to brunch and have bloody marys
  • Pamela G.
    Pamela GalbatoMarch 25, 2012
    Bad service- Bad (cold) food- don't go!
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbergNovember 14, 2009
    get potato pancakes!
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SimonsMarch 25, 2012
    Rude staff, horrible service, cold food, over priced
  • Reb T.
    Reb TaskJune 22, 2013
    Worst. Ever.
  • Juliano C.
    Juliano CarvalhoMay 24, 2015
    Para brunch, satisfatório.
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