dinner menus


For over 25 years Essex Restaurant has been a top pick for the best Dinner on the Lower East Side. Under the guidance of Chef Steffen Sander, who has helmed some of New York's top Michelin-Starred restaurants, Essex Restaurant’s New American Dinner Menu showcases seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, with expansive vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan and gluten free options.  Additionally, we offer timeless classics like our Essex Burgers, made with a special blend of short rib and brisket and served with homemade pickles on a pretzel bun. Elevate your dining experience with our selection of prime steaks and premium cuts, complemented byclassic and innovative sides like our  Crushed Za’atar Fingerling Potatoes.

As one of the largest restaurants on the lower east side, Essex specializes in group dining with private and semi-private dining spaces for up to 60 guests. Our tailored prix fixe menus, available with or without an open bar, ensure a seamless and memorable occasion for your rehearsal dinner, birthday or corporate event. Come join us at Essex and discover why we're the ultimate destination for anyone searching for the best restaurant near me. 

Burrata with Watermelon & Heirloom Tomatoes at Essex Restaurant NYC Dinner


NYC Restaurant Week is Back! Special $45 Three-Course Dinner Menu served every night, including weekends. Choose from 15 creative American dishes, including our Angus NY Strip Steak, Ahi Tuna Crudo, Duck Meatballs, Artisanal Burrata & Flourless Chocolate Cake, as well as a Special Prime Bone-In Ribeye Steak for Two. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

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