Essex Bar & Bistro
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One of my favorite spots in the city for brunch. Lots of seating options, unique menu items and a great view of the city center. Eating dinner inside has consistently been a different story. The inside lighting is very dark and can sometimes be hard to see. The music can be a bit loud, and service for inside seating has consistently been poor. I can't tell what the disconnect might be, but the whole experience for brunch has always been more positive.
Essex has become our new go-to when we want a nice meal with a lot of variety. My favorites are: Butter chicken, calamari, short rib sliders, short rib flat bread and the tuna tacos. The restaurant executes all of the varieties of food so well! He food is 100% five-star worthy. My only constructive feedback is that its always very chilly inside the restaurant and sometimes the music gets a little too loud for dinner at 7:30PM.
Our friend took us to this place and have to say this is a must go. Excellent food from all cultures. Start with some brussel sprouts, then some butter chicken, the steak and and the short rib ravioli.. I absolutely loved the ravioli and the butter chicken. Felt the steak was a little bit more salty than needed, but no complaints all over. For dessert oreded the mousse and it literally melted in the mouth. The service was top notch and the host was very knowledgeable on the dishes.. The ambience is amazing and so is the music. Definitely will return if in the area. And remember here it's all about sharing .!! :) You'd love it .
I love the environment here! Large covered patio and lots of indoor seating. Great for intimate dinner dates or large group gatherings. Try one of their signature cocktails! Everything we eat here is amazing. They serve tapas style dishes so pick out a few different r plates and plan to share with friends!
My husband and I were very disappointed with the service we experienced. It was our first time going to Essex and we had heard great things, but will never return again. The service was horrible, our server Scott T. ignored us the entire meal. After we had order a few dishes he literally did not talk to us again. He dropped the food off and didnt ask once how we were doing or if we needed anything. He never refilled our drinks. At one point we tried to get his attention to order more food and he just kept walking past our table and not making eye contact. Finally we got my salad after waiting for a long time and when he dropped off my salad he dropped the check off with it. Not once did he ask if we wanted anything else. It was so unfortunate because it was also my husbands birthday and I felt awful that we had wasted money at a place that didnt treat us well. We will never return and will definitely not recommend this place to anyone.