2018 Best New Restaurant Yankee Magazine
2019 CT Magazine Best Restaurants in CT
2019 Rising Chef Star Colt Taylor CT Magazine
2019 Opentable Diners Choice
10 Best Restaurants in CT
Photos by winter caplenson
Passion, love and innovation fuel our vision to bring a full spectrum experience to our guests. We value the foundation of French Technique with a Japanese approach to Modern American Cuisine.
Experience regional Japanese American cuisine that draws inspiration from the land, sea and deep heritage of the Connecticut River Valley, alongside a legion of international flavors. The Essex marks the transition between old New England charm and upscale elegance; a time that calls for refreshment and rejuvenation. Steeped in the rich heritage of the Connecticut River Valley, the land infuses our culinary vision with the freshest locally-sourced products available from farm and sea. We call on traditions from around the world, as well as the avant-garde to represent both the nostalgic and the modern through progressive interpretations of timeless dishes.
Enter through the
front Stone Entrance
30 Main St.
Check out our sister restaurant Los Charros Cantina!
private parties & Contact
Call (860)237-4189 daily,
or book online with OpenTable.
Reservations required for parties of 6 or more.
Reservations strongly recommended for all.