Essex is a little rowdy, a little noisy, and lots of fun. If you've been in NYC for over 3 years, you should already know it. If you're a newby, this is just one of those places you need to know off the top of your head. We love the brightness of the bi-level, loft-like space, and the buzz in the atmosphere. It is the type of place you'd bring a group of those old college friends to enjoy, take advantage of the great prix fixe and people watch.
WHAT TO EAT
We're tipping our hats to the chefs for the Huevos Rancheros and Mac & Cheese. And with a $31.95 prix fixe that includes unlimited drinks for 1.5 hours, you really can't go wrong.
WHAT TO DRINK
With the boozy prix fixe, you'll have a choice of screwdrivers, bloody Marys and mimosas-- but between us, the wait staff tends to loose track of time, and you'll probably be getting more for your money...