Essence Bar & Restaurant

Food & Drink
1662 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 1662 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn Directions
Today 12:00 AM - 4:00 AM Closed All Hours
+17184673300
Be the first to recommend this place!
69% of 98 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Southern, Soul Food, Pub Food, Caribbean, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    Mon
    12:00 AM - 3:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
    Tue-Sat
    12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    Southern, Soul Food, Pub Food, Caribbean, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Show More
  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
  • Show Less

Tips

250
48 Tips
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
It's more a bar than a restaurant, there were four of us and we were not able to sit together, this is really more a place to go for a drink.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
great food great service great music
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
The food was excellent!!!
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
The Bartender is absolutely excellent!
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
The food was phenomenal and its presentation was a delightful surprise :-) RASTA PASTA!!! STUFFED SHRIMP !!!!! BUFFALO WINGS!!!!!! were my favs! Our server BONNIE was on top of everything! My guests only reservation, was the delay in the serving of each of our food (being brought out individually about 5 minutes apart) But that was due to the Groupon surge of customers. The seating is not ideal for fine dining, as the establishment is more BAR than RESTAURANT but once you position your seats and table to what works for your party, the drinks, appetizers & entrees are awesome. I will travel from Manhattan to meet with Brooklyn buddies and we will be back regularly even without a Groupon!!
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 5 years ago
Will be back.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 5 years ago
A soul food groupon not a good idea. Offer what you really have drinks with an appetizer platter. This comes from a person that lives within walking distance. I gave it a try because I have seen essence 100 times and never came it before, and offering something you are not truly set up for can hurt your chances for increasing your clientele. I may consider stopping in for drinks only and that is because of your bartender.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 5 years ago
i was very dissapointed it was dark, not very appealing, food was okay. Not the type of place I would eat at normally.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 5 years ago
took 40 minutes to get food and i mean i was the only one there on a saturday at 5pm
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 5 years ago
Although the portions were good, the salmon that I had was on the cool side. The place was dark and not inviting as a restaurant, but very inviting as a bar.
Was this helpful?

From Our Editors

Enjoy a family-style meal of soul food at Essence Bar & Restaurant in Brooklyn. This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Essence Bar & Restaurant's happy hour is filled with food and beverage deals. Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Essence Bar & Restaurant. Seating is readily available at Essence Bar & Restaurant for those with large parties. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. For those with an inner dancer, Essence Bar & Restaurant features a live DJ and room to move.

No need to dress up for a trip to Essence Bar & Restaurant ? the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.

For quick and easy parking near Essence Bar & Restaurant, park on the street.

Essence Bar & Restaurant's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Essence Bar & Restaurant. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Essence Bar & Restaurant and enjoy some of the best soul food in town.

Explore Nearby
Essence Bar & Restaurant

Sun
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Mon
12:00 AM - 3:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Tue-Sat
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Groupon has verified that the customer actually visited Essence Bar & Restaurant.