COVID-19 UPDATE: The Essex House will be temporarily closed due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus. For banquet inquires, catering, or any additional questions, please contact us by e-mail at info@essexhousenj.com We look forward to seeing you all soon!

The Essex House

A unique catering hall and classic restaurant, nestled between first and second mountain in beautiful West Orange. The Essex House is adorned with ornate rich wood carvings, beautiful authentic details, and original Victorian antiques, which evoke a special feeling of the Golden Age of America and propel you back to the "Roaring Twenties." The sophisticated and authentic decor helps deliver a warm and inviting feeling to all who enter its doors. The Essex House has been dedicated to fine dining for over 40 years, and has enjoyed being a part of all their customers' celebrations and everlasting memories.

The Essex House offers lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch weekly, and the opportunity to dine in an authentic Parlour Car. The age of classic train dining makes many of us sigh with nostalgia and envy. Travel back to an elegant age and join us at The Essex House for a truly unique dining experience aboard a classic 19th century train car.

The beautiful building which recently underwent an extensive renovation to faithfully restore every detail, is the perfect setting for your next event. The Essex House offers private rooms for banquets of up to 150 guests. In addition to the stunning facility, each event is designed and approached with an eye to detail. We can customize a menu and beverage selection that meets your personal desires and needs. Through tasteful blends of beauty and elegance, allow us to create an affair you and your guests will long remember. The Essex House's private rooms are available for birthday parties, weddings, bridal and baby showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, sweet 16's and corporate meetings any gathering would be enriched by the building's lavish Victorian interiors. From intimate to extravagant, traditional to the unexpected, The Essex House is committed to designing a personalized event that is uniquely yours. Through our friendly staff, flavourful cuisine, and picturesque antiquities, we set to create an ambiance and mood for an event to be remembered.

Kind words from clients

  • Had Thanksgiving Buffet here, staff were friendly and very attentive. Old fashioned atmosphere. Food was very good and my Whiskey Sour brought me back to the 1960s!! Would recommend it for Christmas to anyone!! Looking forward to going back!!

    Kevin F. Verona, NJ
  • My family has been to the Essex House many times. We have held big family parties here as well as tiny gatherings of only a few people. The food is delicious and the people who work there are very friendly and welcoming.

    Elizabeth D
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    Tuesday – Saturday: 11 AM – Close and by appointment

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