Sons of Essex is One of the Most Popular Spots on the Lower East Side

Hey Cuties,

I didn’t get to eat nearly as much as I would like while in New York.  There are some basics that you must do like eat a New York slice of pizza (I had 3), street meat, a dirty dog, and pretzels but they aren’t share-worthy.  With that said, I’ve got our first #FatSnacks post of 2017. I didn’t select this spot but it was delicious and ripe for people watching.


Saturday night TheStyleMedic and I ventured down to the Lower East Side for cocktails, grub and chattery. We were meeting up with a fellow fly girl and we were looking forward to it. She recommended Sons of Essex as our dinner location. I didn’t look it up prior to our visit I just went with it; her clothes are fashionable, surely her eating habits were as well.

Sons of Essex

Photo Credit: Sons of Essex: 133 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

What I didn’t know until after our visit was how big of a deal this place is. Kayla told me she picked this place because the food was good, it has a nice vibe and you never know what will happen. That is my kind of place, it had all those things and a bit of foolishness. Not mine, but the super drunk guy at the table beside us. Essentially, he was harmless but a bit touchy and extremely talkative. After we finally dismissed him from our table we were able to dodge him the remainder of the night.

sons of essex

Kayla, The Style Medic & Mi

She didn’t mention that they had great cocktails. So, good that I sucked my Sangria down without even taking a picture.  Selfie or it didn’t happen.

I love going to places that tell a story and this was one of those places. Celebrities like Rihanna, Drake, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Felicity Jones, Anton, and Zoe Kravitz have hung out here.  Justin Bieber had his album release party here. The movie the Longest Week starring Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman, and Tony Roberts filmed here.  Black Sheep lead singer Dres and A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi Perform

Sons of Essex

Whisky Wings

These wings were so freaking delicious, I could have licked every finger at least three times. Whisky Wings: whiskey honey glaze, with sriracha mayo $15

Sons of Essex

Truffle Mac ‘N’ Cheese + Lobster

I’m a sucker for mac & cheese, you just simply can’t go wrong. Truffle Mac ‘N’ Cheese: house truffle sauce, parmesan gratin + lobster $17 + $8

This was a really dope spot, I totally plan to go again and I hope to run into some of the celebs that visit.

Sons of Essex

What is your favorite food to order when you go out? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.



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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Taylor

    Great post! I’m going to bookmark this for the next time I go to New York!

  2. Kemkem

    Oh, the food looks amazing. I can’t even begin to picture how wonderful wings with whisky would taste, but l would sure like to try it. I haven’t been to New York in a loooonng time. Perhaps it’s time :-).

  3. Aija

    This food looks amazing, adding to my NYC yelp wishlist. Lol. And I learned a new word. #fatsnack

  4. Stacie

    Yummy! Those wings sound delish and I would take that Mac n Cheese for sure. Well, without the Lobster.

  5. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    That truffle mac and cheese looks like it’s capable of giving life. These look delicious!

  6. Kirstin Fuller

    #FabFood on deck. Those whiskey wings looks so moist and flavorful with that sauce. Even though I can’t eat it, the lobster mac-n-cheese looks delicious!

  7. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    Everything looks delicious. These pictures are making me hungry for sure.

  8. Terri Beavers

    Those wings and mac n cheese are so delicious looking. I’d love to go try them out if I’m in the area sometime.

  9. Jeanette

    My favorite food to order when I go out is a burger! I know it’s boring, but I LOVE burgers! I would love to check out this place too! I hopefully will get out there sometime soon! SOOO many places to explore there!

  10. Alli Smith

    That Mac & Cheese looks amazing! My husband would love those wings. Looks like a really great place to eat. I’m so hungry now!

  11. Tanya Barnett

    YUM! I love New York and finding unique spots to eat.

  12. Robin rue

    The good looks amazing! That truffle Mac and cheese is exactly what I’d order – it looks so good!!

  13. Jacqui S

    Sounds like a great place! That truffle mac and lobster looks delish! I could eat that all day long lol. Thanks for sharing!

  14. candy

    I can see why it is such a popular place with all the photos of such great food. Making me hungry.

  15. Annemarie LeBlanc

    The truffle mac and cheese with lobster is going to be a favorite of mine once I get into this Sons of Essex! I wish we have an invite to visit New York soon. This place will be my first stop!

  16. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I have never tried this place, but it looks absolutely amazing. The mac and cheese looks incredibly delicious. I would love to check out this place ofr sure.

  17. Lisa Favre

    Ohh, yum, yum, yum and yum! My lips are smacking for that truffle mac & cheese. Great review and looks like a fantastic place to dine!

  18. Christy Maurer

    Oh my! That looks so good! That mac and cheese would be something I’d be ordering every time!

  19. Dawn McAlexander

    I will have to keep this place in mind the next time I am in NYC. The food looks so good here. I would love to eat here.

  20. adriana

    That food looks SO incredible! Now I’m hungry, haha! This looks so good and what a fun time it must be!

  21. Kita Bryant

    I’ve never heard of this place before. It looks like it would be one of my favorite places to eat. It all looked so good.

  22. ricci

    I need to go back to NYC so bad and this post just proves why, the food!! I love NYC!!

  23. Catvills

    never been in NYC but always wanted to! i wish i could truy this food when i visited the city!

  24. Anosa

    I must say I too am a sucker for a good cocktail and places that have awesome ones keep me coming back. This places sounds lovely, would definitely love to check it out when I am in NY next.

  25. Candice

    I’m telling you somebody needs to invent virtual tasting because I’m feenin’ to try those wings and mac n cheese. Fat snacks for real!

  26. Michelle Thames

    Oh my! My mouth is watering! That truffle Mac and Cheese looks so good! I know where to visit when I NYC. Thanks for sharing!!

  27. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    Oh wow on the Whisky Wings and the Truffle mac and Cheese! Looks like you had a great time.

  28. Holly

    Will have to head down to the LES and check this out. I love mac and cheese.

  29. Tiffani D

    I’m in The City and have never heard of this place. That’s the best part of NYC, you can always find a new spot to try. Thanks for sharing, those wings look AMAZING!

  30. Kim

    I haven’t yet been to Sons of Essex. I’ve heard good things. The food, especially the wings looks good!

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