The Essex is an American Restaurant and Bar with a strong focus on seasonal ingredients, marrying classic French technique to progressive interpretations of timeless dishes.
Chef and Co-Owner Colt Taylor, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, tells us about The Essex: “passion, love and innovation fuel our vision to bring a full spectrum experience to our guests. We value the foundation of fine dining: from classic French technique to reverence for ingredients.
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.
At the same time, 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.”
Colt removed the walls from the dining room to showcase the art of cooking in an open kitchen to pay homage to the food, wine, spirits and hospitality that is at the essence of everything!
The Essex offers a variety of restoratives and invite all to imbibe in an atmosphere of satisfying food, spirits and good cheer.
Check out their Retro Happy Hour, Tuesday Burger and Beer, Experimental Wednesday, Thursday Tacos and Tequila or their Sunday Boozy Brunch!
Cited by Town & Country as one of the “27 reasons this part of the East Coast
is being dubbed the new Hamptons”
“There’s nothing like The Essex on the shoreline….” – E list
Tuesday through Saturday, 4:30-10pm.
Sunday Boozey Brunch 12-3pm
Sunday Supper 4-8pm
30 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409
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