Bottom Line: Great service, great food, great ambiance, and great music - a Brunch Upon A Time favorite!
Drinks: $20 bottomless drink special (which makes sense if you are getting more than 2 cocktails). Be sure to check out the smaller menu on your table - that is full of specialty brunch cocktails including a coffee drink with patron, absolut vanilia and nutmeg!
Atmosphere: While not so secret with a big sign out front, Sons of Essex appears to be a deli/bakery upon first glance. Go through a door on the left and voila: a rather large bar/restaurant with and old-school feel, dim lighting to set the mood and a three piece jazz band. Check out the beautiful wood-paneled ceiling and the paintings and old books lining the walls throughout the restaurant. Overall, a casual atmosphere, though the dim lighting and live music are perfect for setting a more romantic mood.
Sons of Essex: 133 Essex Street, 212.674.7100
Brunch: 11AM - 4PM