the experience

Constantly Evolving | Locally Sourced | Crafted with Love


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.
Centerbrook, CT



W   5p-9p
Th  5p-9p
Fri  5p-10p
Sat 5p-10p

Su  5p-8p

Check out our sister restaurant Los Charros Cantina!

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private parties & Contact

Name *

Call (860)237-4189 daily,
or book online with OpenTable.

Reservations required for parties of 6 or more.

Reservations strongly recommended for all.