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Essen Slow Fast Food

515 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5403
+1 212-207-4566
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Fast food, International, Vegetarian Friendly
515 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5403
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I first discovered Essen in 2013 and went back last week, it's still lovely. They have so much food to choose from and it is affordable. I especially recommend their fruit!

Thank MarlyB902
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I think I arrived here at the most crowded possible time (just after noon), so it was a bit competitive to get into certain parts of the buffet areas, but it was a great spot for quick lunch during the work day. There are many...More

Thank worldfamousjeff
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Enjoyed my salad and sandwich. Everything was fresh. We were a large group and everyone was pleased with the quickness and quality. If you want fast food and something healthy, this is a great option. Tasted like something you would make at home, not like...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

If you are in a bit of a rush and you want a good selection of both grab and go and made to order food then Essen is your kind of place.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Stopped in around 3:00 in afternoon and deli counter was closed so had to settle for $9.99 a pound buffet food. Good, nothing special but at least it wasn't the usual overwarmed, stale variety found at most buffets. Lots of precut fruit available. Rather pricey...More

Thank MacBratt68
Reviewed 9 April 2017

cooked food is okay but nothing special. My wife had the fruit which she said was very nice. There is a big selection of food from fruit to bagels, cooked meats, omelet, of really big range. You fill you tray with food and they weight...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Location is basically self serve. They have a large self serve area with hot and cold entrees. Variety of type of foods. They have a salad station where you can create your own salad. It's chopped and mixed while you wait. They also offer a...More

Thank AndiamoAMagna
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Huge deli-style place with a variety of hot meals, packaged food, and beverages for sale. Reasonable prices and good customer service. There is a spacious dining area at the mezzanine.

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I had a veggie wrap, besides the hummus they just put raw veggies on it with no sauce, salt or pepper or anything so it's really bland.

Thank Maaike N
Reviewed 24 February 2017

As most accommodation is Room only, it is so easy to go to an Essen Shop which has just about everything you could wish to eat. It is very well priced and is of good quality. You can either Take Away or eat in as...More

Thank JackoEastSussex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:00 - 18:30
05:00 - 18:30
05:00 - 18:30
05:00 - 18:30
05:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5403
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-207-4566
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