Sons of Essex
Encapsulating the Lower East Side’s demographic eclecticism in a single restaurant/bar, the Sons of Essex issa vibe. The contemporary casual spot is perfect for those who like their food lively. An ode to the LES of the 1980s and early 90s, there’s no stuffiness here, just real New Yorkers who want to have a good time and listen to Biggie. The menu is classic American comfort food taken up a notch, with entrées like chicken & waffles, truffle mashed potatoes, and burgers ground from short rib and brisket. After 7:30PM Sons of Essex becomes adults only. Cocktails are flirty, grown-up, and available by the carafe. Known for rowdy brunches, birthday blow outs, and turnt-up dancing on Saturday nights, Sons of Essex is for mimosa drinking revelers, not intimate conversations.