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The Essex

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Experience regional American cuisine in Essex, Ct. Our food is inspired by the land, sea and deep heritage of the Connecticut River Valley, alongside a legion of international flavors.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch
American, International
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner cannot be described as anything but superb, on every level. Creative, unique, and the taste sensations were amazing!! The tasting menu was ‘to die for’, and we had to say STOP, before we burst, but we didn’t!! Allow them to choose wine also!!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jimmy C
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We visited for the first time on a cold November Saturday night. We came in through the other restaurant in the back (apparently owned by the same person) since there is little parking in the front of the restaurant. They took us to the right...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank susanseider
Reviewed 2 October 2018

From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted with smiling faces. Our server was amazing. She was very attentive and highly knowledgeable about the food and drinks. She even asked if anyone had any dietary requests or restrictions.The food was delicious. Great and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 477KathleenH
Reviewed 15 September 2018

From the moment that you enter the space you step back feeling like you gone through a portal to a different place altogether. I think the unique beauty of the old school Tudor exterior is fun in sharp contrast to the amazing redesign of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank livetoeat860
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We visited friends in Essex, CT, for the Labor Day weekend - and were debating whether to grill or go out for Saturday night dinner. So pleased we went out, and that our friends introduced us to The Essex; we had a fantastic meal, service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TravelingPatrickNYC
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We went here for a special dinner two weeks ago based on local recommendations. We love the open concept and the open kitchen, sort of. We statered with a dozen raw oysters on the half shell. Great presentation on a big bowl of crushed ice....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We have been there twice in 2 weeks, after having dined there a few times previously. Every single time, the food has been far superior to what we would find in other local restaurants (though we have several that are very good, but not at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EvaIrene
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Great farm to table seasonal menu. Wonderful cocktails. Personable owner and has a market inside which sells its meatballs, sauces, kimchi, shrubs for drinks, fish, produce.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Landproberge
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Wow! Delightfully surprised. Menu changes a lot, but if you have opportunity to get the Walu fish, it is amazing. Deserts are also phenomenal.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Q9610BCjimd
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I could not have imagined how serendipitous a chance dinner reservation would transpire at The Essex. We had been on a fishing excursion and decided to try finding a restaurant in the surrounding area. We found a “gem”! Unanticipated treasure! Peter was our browsing guide...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Marie-Helene L
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