Bottom Line: This cash-only spot has a great entree + 3 drink brunch special (for $23) and is great for large groups of boozy brunchers.
Food: Everyone raves about the potato pancakes with apple and honey cream sauce!
Drinks: While the menu states the brunch special includes three cocktails, rumor has it that they'll keep pouring for you. Also - try the homemade bacon vodka.
Atmosphere: Trendy, see-and-be-seen atmosphere where you will definitely want to look your Sunday best. The decor is simple and sleek, and the multi-level seating areas are great for groups who can reserve space in advance.
Essex: 120 Essex Street (between Rivington and Delancey), 212.533.9616
Saturday brunch: 11AM - 4:30PM
Sunday brunch: 11AM - 8PM