It’s happy hour and besides half off drinks, oyster’s are a guilty pleasure to indulge in especially when they’re only $1 each. Essex restaurant located in the popular streets of the Lower East Side offers a daily oyster special and is also a regular participant of NYC Restaurant Week. So after hearing about this oyster special and their participation in my favorite event of the year, I had to visit them on Essex Street of course.
Essex has a cool and “airy” vibe. This two leveled establishment includes a full bar on the first floor and a smaller bar on the second floor and there are more than enough drink options to go around. My favorite is the Mango Margarita prepared by Eri. Paired with my margarita, my friendly waiter Mo attentively took my order of the Dozen Bluepoint Oysters appetizer, the Chilean Sea Bass entree and the Chocolate Mousse Cake. The oysters were delectable and my sea bass tasted so fresh and light.
Essex is a hot spot for not only oysters but also for a bottomless brunch on the weekends. Have you experienced the Essex bottomless brunch? If so, leave a comment and tell me the best entree and drinks to order. I encourage you to visit Essex and ask for Mo the waiter and make sure you tell them that Simplypamarie sent you!
Location: Essex Restaurant 120 Essex Street, NYC 10002
Type of Food: American
Ambiance: Cool Airy Bar
Stars (Out of 5): *****
NYC Restaurant Week: Menu