brunch at Essex?
I'm heading to brunch at Essex this Sunday - what do people like there? Are the drinks legit (3 drinks included with the $15 brunch), or watered down? What is the wait like?
The menu looks great to me, just making sure it is not deceiving.
I haven't been in a while but I always enjoyed the Mexican Matzah and the drinks were pretty decent.
Full disclosure: I'm a total lightweight when it comes to drinks, but I stumbled out of my last Essex brunch quite plastered after two mimosas and a screwdriver.
The omelette with sheep's milk cheese is really tasty, but my favorite was some sort of eggs benedict concoction with salmon roe. (I think there was a $3 supplement for that.)
the wait can be awful, the food is rather good, the drinks are standard brunch drinks.. it's a great deal..
To report back: brunch was (mostly) very good. Drinks were certainly legit, and the one member of our party drinking mimosas was constantly re-filled (certainly more than 3 drinks) at no additional charge (those of us with screwdrivers and bloody marys were held to 3).
Food: good to very good. I had the Souther (biscuits, gravy, eggs),and my girlfriend had the LEO, both were ample portions and very tasty.
My one complaint: we made reservations for 12:30 (the only time they told us was available), but still had to wait an hour; I'm not sure the reservation did us any good - I'm pretty sure when we got there we were just put on the regular list. Big pet peeve, but all in all, a very good brunch. I'd go back, but probably right when they open.