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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
“udon” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
05:00 - 18:30All hours
American, Fast food, International, Vegetarian Friendly
515 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5403
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

There was a deli next to my hotel, but the guy at the front desk said go to Essen instead. Essen was overpriced & mediocre, so I can only imagine how bad the other place is. Its located on 5th Ave b/t 40th & 39th....More

Thank J P
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Very fresh layered fruit favorites - raspberries , blueberries, mangoes, strawberries and blackberries. Summer fresh! Yum!

Thank Mari Baribeau K
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

There are a bunch of different food options. All different types of sandwiches and soup. I had the brick oven sandwich. It was OK. The service is quick.

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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