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Sons of Essex
Today 5:00 PM – 4:00 AM
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133 Essex St New York, NY 10002
133 Essex StreetUSNew YorkNew York10002
$$$Restaurant, New American Restaurant
New American Restaurant
American Restaurant
Today 5:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Friday 5:00 PM – 4:00 AMSaturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 AMSunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 AMMonday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AMTuesday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AMWednesday 5:00 PM – 1:00 AMThursday 5:00 PM – 4:00 AM
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Hearty, New American comfort food in a vintage setting complete with a DJ & bustling bar scene.- Google
"Chill vibe, awesomely creative and delicious food, great bar scene."
"Truffle Mac N Cheese – soe truffle sauce, parmesan gratin -Think like Nike..."
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Lady Ace
3 weeks ago
Lapin and I came here for brunch on Sunday. We made reservations but still had to wait 10 minutes to be seated at the bar. The restaurant itself wasn't very packed. Our waiter was attentive but forgetful. We asked for the bill three times until we put on our jackets to indicate we are ready to leave ( at that point we still didn’t get our bill and we were annoyed). Lapin ordered a Bellini and I ordered a Mimosa. They were served in thin plastic flutes, which seems a bit odd. They were okay but tasted a bit watered down like there was more juice than liquor. Lapin ordered the Fried Chicken ($22) and I ordered the Lobster Benedict ($17 or $19). The food came out pretty quickly and came out warm. The fried chicken was generous portion. It was tasty (lacked a bit seasoning/salt) but a bit dry. I suspect this was pre-made and warmed up prior to serving. The cornbread was crumbly but with the spicy honey it was delicious. I even stole a bit for my lobster benedict. The lobster benedict was meh until I added some salt. The potatoes came out burnt to char; I wasn’t a fan. However, I was able to trade Lapin the potatoes for some of his butter. The food was okay but they had generous portions. The staff was very attentive but they seemed to be juggling too many things at once. The music was pretty awesome, too. Singing along to “old school” hip-hop is always fun, more fun if one was tipsy and they have no shame. However, I am not sure if we would visit again.
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Mathew Adair
7 months ago
This place is an absolute trap for clueless tourists who don't know better. Inflated prices, rubbery food, watered down drinks, and terrible cheesy DJs. A dozen better options all within a block walk.
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Krystyna Lijek
a year ago
A Cheese and Truffle Haven. Need I say more? Once the Mason Dixon and fitted with a mechanical bull sits a restaurant of speakeasy motif. Whether you are seeking brunch, lunch or dinner, Sons of Essex can fill the gaping void in your stomach. SOE can basically lather you up in anything you ever dreamed of (if your dreams start and stop where mine do: cheese and truffle). Need I say more? The exterior has the look of a deli in the front which leads into a dark, magnificent prohibition era, wide-open playing field for eating and drinking. From a cocktail menu made to make to you slur to a food menu made to make you drool (I repeat, cheese and truffle). Now that you have a nice image of me in your head, I suppose I should actually provide some insight on what you may eat. Long Time Gone – My Favorite Dishes Disappeared! I’ll still tell you about them… - all time favorite grilled cheese once lived here – it was a mac and cheese grilled cheese. Yes, this is not a lie or a figment of my imagination it happened. However, It is currently not on the menu but I have hope it will return. (please?) - Fried Chicken TV Dinner! When have you ever ordered a TV Dinner a restaurant? HungryMan watch out because this fried chicken doesn’t mess around. Truffle -Grilled Cheese - Sautéed mushrooms, arugula, tomato‏ soup - Yes, yes, yes. Truffle. - Hen and Waffles… Okay now on to what you can still order and that I have taste tested, comments included below: -Truffle Mushroom Pizza - Three cheese blend, roasted mushrooms, arugula - Yes, yes, yes. Truffle. -Mac N Cheese Omelette - Gruyere, vbc mascarpone, elbow macaroni - Skip this, sounds better than it is. -Truffle Mac N Cheese – soe truffle sauce, parmesan gratin -Think like Nike when you approach this just do it! -Essex St. Burger - Parmesan truffle fries, soe slaw – It’s a good burger BUT these FRIES are amaaaazing. The cocktail menu to is refined and delicious, personally I like the Peddler’s Lemonade.
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Chanel B.
a year ago
Sons of Essex is one of my favorite brunch spots; it had a really chill vibe, the atmosphere was dimly lit, the DJ time traveled with the hits, the mosh pit in the restaurant was entertaining with people dancing and overall brunch was amazing. I went with a group of friends and we all agreed the service was great and we enjoyed all of our courses. I had the SOE pizza as my main course it was delish bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese and other goodness.
Rachel Marmolejos
4 months ago
Son's of Essex was literally the best place I have ever gone to for brunch. Besides the food being outstandingly delicious the service was extremely out of this world! The food was brought out right away. My ladies and I went out all week to celebrate a birthday and out of all of the places we went to this place was the most memorable. Our server Jessie was one of the best I've come across and I actually work in the restaurant business. This place is a MUST GO! I will definitely be back! Amazing team, keep up the good work!
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Jason Wagg
12 months ago
Great food, great drinks, fun crowd. This place reminds me of an old-fashioned Southern comfort-type place. Wooden treatments and a long bar set a good tone to start. Their drinks are well chosen and made even better. The food is solid across the board- anything you get will be good. Their brunch tends to be a total party: larger crowds, hip-hop music, lots of food and drinks flowing. Fun. Recommended for when you want to have a good time.
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Stefan Hvostik
7 months ago
Great drink menu. Like chilling in a southern antique store. Good mood lighting for knocking back a few whiskeys and having a solid meal.
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Federico Torre
2 years ago
Love this place! I always have a hard time leaving because the music is so good. I like the ambiance and the people that do go aren't as stuffy as other places. The food is great too and the management always goes out of their way to make it feel inviting and thank you for your patronage.