Essex Restaurant

The Lower East Side is one of my favorite neighborhoods to go to when I’m in the need of brunch. So of course, for the first #MiniMimosaholic we went to the LES staple Essex to try out their brunch. We went on a Sunday around 1:30 and it was pretty packed so I would suggest getting a reservation in advance to avoid a long wait. Essex has a downstairs level which has a few tables and the bar, and we were seated upstairs on the balcony level that was overlooking the bar below.

Mimosas Essex Restaurant

First the drinks. Essex offers unlimited mimosas, bloody mary’s, and screwdrivers, but our table stuck to the mimosas. We all know that nothing is worse than a bad mimosa. Either the ratio is too much orange juice, or the champagne tastes cheap, you know the ones. Well Essex has neither of these problems! The mimosas had the perfect OJ to champagne ratio, that being more OJ of course, and our waitress made sure that our glasses were never empty.

Brunch Essex Restaurant

I was so excited to see that Essex offered my all-time favorite brunch item, lobster Benedict. I have high expectations for my Benedict’s and this one didn’t disappoint. There was a lot of lobster on the dish, and it was very flavorful and juicy. It came with some home fries that were crispy just as I like it. Other guests went for the classic steak and eggs, and based on how quiet the table was once the food arrived, I am sure it tasted great!

Guest Essex Restaurant

Another thing I loved about Essex was that as our 2 hours of bottomless came to an end, our waitress topped our glasses off and let us know we could continue the fun downstairs at the bar. Once down there, we indulged in more laughs and mimosas, which the bartender kept flowing for us for at least another hour. We also ordered some hand-cut French fries which were to die for. It was a great start to our #MiniMimosaholic series!

Brunch Meal Essex Restaurant


10 comments on “Essex Restaurant

  1. Valentina | ForeignRooftops
    April 18, 2017 at 3:42 am

    These egg Benedict look so delicious! Will definitely try this place if I’m in town!

    Have a lovely day!

    • Casandra Rosario
      April 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Yes, let us know what you think when you go!

  2. Renz
    April 18, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Yes. I love the LES when I was in NY. Fun times. This spot sounds like fun. I can’t wait to get back to brunching after this baby comes. Mimosas where are you!!! lol

    • Casandra Rosario
      April 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Haha! They’re waiting for you no worries and congratulations!

  3. Brandi
    April 18, 2017 at 6:46 am

    I can’t wait to try this place on my next visit to NYC!

    • Casandra Rosario
      April 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Yes, it’s a must! Thanks for reading!

  4. Renia
    April 18, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I live brunch. Adding this to my LES list!

    • Casandra Rosario
      April 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Awesome! Can’t wait for you to try it, thanks for stopping by!

  5. SobeSavvy
    April 18, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    You had me at Bottomless Mimosas. Definitely adding to my list. Thanks for sharing.

    • Casandra Rosario
      April 19, 2017 at 12:43 am

      After our own heart! Thanks for reading!

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