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Essex

Essex Street Market
120 Essex St., New York, NY 10002 40.719491 -73.987663
at Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-9616 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global, Latin American
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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Official Website

essexnyc.com

Hours

Mon-Wed, 5pm-10:30pm; Thu-Fri, 5pm-11:30pm; Sat, 11am-4:30pm and 6:45-midnight; Sun, 11am-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Prices

$14-$27

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Housed in the same warehouse building as the Essex Street Market, this noisy, bi-level restaurant highlights cheese and fish from the market’s stalls while looking to the neighborhood’s immigrant past for inspiration. The restaurant likes to describe its fare as Latin-Jewish fusion—think matzah brei with pico de gallo—but the ultimate result of its juxtaposition of ingredients isn’t always successful. Tender short rips coalesce well with horseradish sauce, but an appetizer of diver scallops over a bed of croutons and fruit simply confounds. Still, this gustatory impulsiveness, not to mention reasonable pricing, draws large groups who make their own pairings out of jalapeño margaritas and crisp, thick potato pancakes. Weekend brunch is almost indistinguishable from a packed Saturday night, with diners lining up for a $23.95 meal that includes three boozy drinks and the same clubby soundtrack they heard the night before.

Note

Brunch is cash only.

Recommended Dishes

Short rib sliders, $11; potato pancakes with melted goat cheese and arugula, $6; manchego macaroni & cheese, $9

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