Sons of Essex

Restaurants , Contemporary American Lower East Side
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Sons of Essex
Venue says Join us Tuesday to Friday for Happy Hour Specials 6p to 8p. Home of 90's Hip Hop, Awesome Cocktails, and Yummy Comfort Food.

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 The Line Group (TLG) who brought you Leave Rochelle's Out of It and 205 Club on the Lower East Side, the celebrity-filled Raven in Meatpacking and neighborhood darling Petaluma Restaurant on the Upper East Side is behind this restaurant homage to Old New York. The front of the store is speakeasy which sells local merchandise from Lower East Side artists. The back dining room features vintage photos from the Tenement Museum, graffiti mural by the Tats Cru and a mix of antique furniture. Guests can order New American plates, like Manischewitz-braised short ribs, and Burger Bash Finalist Winning Essex Mac n Cheese Burger.

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Sons of Essex says
Home of Old School Hip Hop tunes while casually sipping our Stanton Spritz at the bar, celebrating your special occasion in the PIT, or dining on our Essex Burger or Truffle Mushroom Pizza.

The Sons of Essex menu is a reflection of the diverse melting pot of cultures that has gentrified the Lower East Side. The old school ‘Bowery Boys’ atmosphere and ‘Gangs of New York’ vibe pays homage to the history of the Lower East Side, fusing a traditional american comfort food menu with a diverse range of spices of Lower East Side immigrants past with the use of local ingredients and Essex Street Market fruits & vegetables.
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Venue name: Sons of Essex
Address: Petaluma
133 Essex St
New York
Cross street: between Rivington and Stanton Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 5pm–midnight, Thu–Sat 5pm–2am
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average main course: $20. AmEx, MC, V
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Victor J
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Best Brunch on the Lower East Side. The vibe and service are superior to none. Cocktails, Hip Hop music, whiskey wings.... sign me up again for another reservation please.

Eric W

Sons of Essex is unparalleled when it comes to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and it all begins with the atmosphere. This visually captivating venue perfectly emulates the old school NY vibe that is no longer found in many other "modern" downtown restaurants & bars. The highlights of the venue itself is further reflected in the staff, the food and drink menus, and the crowd you'll find enjoying themselves inside. Perfect for Late Nights and Weekend Brunches, it's never a disappointment. With Lobster Rolls, Truffle Mac n Cheese, Pulled Pork, and Short Rib, SoE takes traditional comfort food and pushes the limit with distinct flavors and various tastes! All that paired with nostalgic music hits from the DJ, it's an ideal place to take your friends and make some new ones as well.

Patricia M

Love love love Sons of Essex! 

Went here for a birthday brunch and had an amazing time. Since there were a lot of us I was able to sample a little of everything. The pancakes and the breakfast pizza were my favorites but there was nothing that I didn't like.

Once we finished eating we just hung out for a bit listening to the music (hip hop) and before I knew it, it turned into a full blown party. 

Awesome time, will definitely be back.

Moriah S

Great for dinner with a bunch of girl friends or a cozy date. Interior is amazing and the cocktails are bomb. The jalapeno cucumber margarita is amazingggg. Food is actually decent sized portions for the price and easy to split and share. We got the truffle fries, sliders, chicken skewers, and the truffle mac and cheese and I'd eat it all again!

lily r

Sons of Essex is a great place for a fun brunch of dinner with interesting food options that are actually very good (and a great value for the menu prices). There is always a crowd here, so it is a very lively atmosphere, and located in LES, so great for going out afterwards. With the intimate setting, it is also great for winter - it feels very cozy inside - like a ski lodge gone awry (in a good way). It is also great for birthdays - they bring out a cake with a giant sparkler candle, which is quite the spectacle.