Food Menu
We Have a Wide Variety of Food Menus for You

THE APPETIZERS

FRITTERS (6)

$6.75
Made with codfish and fresh herbs & spices served with our special cream dip

ONION RINGSNEW

$6
Beer battered

BEER STEAMED CLAMSNEW

$12
Steamed in beer, garlic, onions and pepper flakes

FRIED CATFISH STRIPS

$10
Served with carrots,celery & tartar sauce

JUMBO COCKTAIL SHRIMP (6)

$13
Served with cocktail sauce

SAM'S TACOS (3)

$7
Beef or turkey

CRAB CAKES

$12
Hand crafted and home made cooked to a golden brown served with our special sauce

CALAMARI FRIED

$10
Served with marinara sauce

CHICKEN FINGERS & FRIES

$10
Tender chicken fingers fried to a golden brown served with honey mustered sauce

MOZZARELLA STICKS (6)

$8
Tender chicken fingers fried to a golden brown served with honey mustered sauce

POTATO SKINSHALF

$8.95
ORDER (3) $4.95/ FULL ORDER (6) $10.
Filled with cheddar cheese and your choice of bacon or broccoli sour cream on the side

NACHOS

$10
Your chose of toppings ground turkey, or chili

SOFT SHELL TACO JERK CHICKEN

$8
Pan seared jerk chicken in our special jerk sauce served with sour cream. Chipotle sauce served on request.

CHIPOTLE SHRIMP TACO

$9
Soft shell taco served with toppings, sour cream, lettuce and chipotle sauce

THE CHICKEN

SMOTHERED CHICKEN

$14
Leg & thigh or breast for and extra $1 Served with any two sides

FRIED OR BAKED CHICKEN

$14
Leg & thigh or breast for and extra $1 Served with any two sides

SANDWICHES

FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH QT. LEG

$8
$1 more for breast

BBQ PULLED PORK SANDWICH

$8.50
Pulled pork simmered in our special BBQ sauce piled on a brioche roll

ESSENCE CHEESE STEAK SANDWICH

$8
Onions, peppers & american cheese

GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH

$8.75
Garlic bread chicken and swiss cheese

BLT

$7.50
Turkey or pork bacon

LYDELL’S CAT FISH SANDWICH

$9
Fried or baked

FRIED WHITING FISH SANDWICH

$9
Golden brown whiting served on lightly toasted bread and tartar sauce

TUNA SANDWICH

$6.50
Lettuce, onions, pickles & pita chips (.75 extra for cheese)

FRIED PORKCHOP SANDWICH

$7

WRAPS

SALMON WRAP

$10
Pan seared salmon served with lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese

CHICKEN WRAP

$8
Cheese, tomatoes, mayo, onions, green and red peppers

FISH WRAP (WHITTING)

$8
Wrapped in a soft white tortilla, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese with tartar sauce

SEAFOOD

FRIED WHITING AND FRIES

$12

SPICY & SWEET SHRIMP

$13
Grilled. Served with fries

MUSSELS

$12
Served in a creamy white wine clam sauce

STUFFED JUMBO SHRIMP (6)

$15.99
Six shrimps stuff with fresh crab meat served with any two sides

GRILLED OR FRIED SHRIMP & FRIES (6)

$13
Golden brown jumbo shrimps and fries

STEAMED OR FRIED SNAPPER

$15.99
Steamed just right in our special seasoning served with rice & peas, plantain and cabbage

LEMON GRILLED SALMON

$19
Served with any two sides

SPICY AND SWEET GRILLED

$14.75
Served with any two sides

GRILLED SHRIMP

$14
Essence garlic-grilled shrimp drizzled with a buttery garlic glaze and 2 sides

GRILLED SHRIMP ON A LETTUCE BED

$13.75
Essence garlic-grilled shrimp drizzled with a buttery garlic glaze $13.75

PEPPER SHRIMP

$14.75
Sauteed in green and red peppers w/ our special sauce. Served with 2 sides

SALAD

SHRIMP SALAD

$13
Grilled shrimp in a tossed green salad

GRILLED OR FRIED CHICKEN FINGER SALAD

$11.95
Fresh greens topped with bacon, tomatoes, feta cheese, chicken fingers chopped and served with special mustard sauce

GREEK SALAD

$8
Red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese

GARDEN SALAD

$7

THE PLATTERS

SEA FOOD COMBOPICK ANY 4

$26
(4) Fried Butterfly shrimp, (4) Stuff Shrimp, (4) Steam clams, (4) Fried whiting, (4) Fried calamari, (4) Catfish strips

MIXED SAMPLER PLATTERPICK ANY 4

$26
(4) Fried shrimp, (4) Jerk Wings, (4) Buffalo wings, (4) Boneless chicken, (2) Chicken fingers, (4) Onion rings, French Fries

SOUL CHICKEN QUESADILLA

$10.99
Tortillas stuffed with grilled chicken, onions, tomato, garlic and melted cheese

8`` QUESADILLA

$12
Turkey or beef, with or without cheese

CHEESE QUESADILLA

$8
Sharp cheese

PREMIUM BURGERS

CLASSIC CHEESE BURGER

$10
Seasoned ground beef served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and fries

MIXED SAMPLER PLATTERPICK ANY 4aBACON CHEESEBURGER

$11
Served with cheese, sliced onions and special sauce with fries

JERK BURGER

$11
Served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and cheese with fries

TURKEY BURGER

$12
Served with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and guacamole with fries

VEGGIE DELUXE BURGER

$12
Seasoned just right and topped with swiss cheese, garlic mayonnaise and guacamole and fries

SLIDER BURGERSCHOOSE 2, 4 OR 6

$6
Seasoned just right and topped with swiss cheese, garlic mayonnaise and guacamole and fries

2 SLOPPY JOE SLIDERS & MASHED POTATOES

$10.75
Choice of mashed potatoes or Fries

THE BEEF

OXTAILS OF ESSENCE

$19
Served with cabbage,plantain brown rice or rice and pea

THE PASTA

RASTA PASTA & BROCCOLI

$11
Served in a creamy sauce mingled with broccoli

RASTA PASTA & CHICKEN

$13
Description

RASTA PASTA & SHRIMP

$14
Served in a creamy sauce mingled with shrimp

RASTA PASTA & OXTAIL

$18.75
Slow cooked oxtails over our creamy pasta sauce

RASTA PASTA & SALMON

$16
Pan seared salmon served with our rasta pasta and creamy sauce

SOUPS

LENTIL SOUP

$6
Homemade

POTATO SOUP

$5
with celery

CHICKEN SOUP (SPICY)

$5
Homemade southern style

2 FRIED OR SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS

$13.99
Served with any two sides

PORK

2 FRIED OR SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS

$13.99
Served with any two sides

HOMEMADE SIDES

FRENCH FRIES

$3
Add cheese for $3 or chili for $4

STEAMED CABBAGE

$4

FRIED PLANTAINS

$4

YAMS

$5

POTATO SALAD

$5

MACARONI & CHEESE

$5

STEAMED BROCCOLI

$5

BLACK EYED PEAS

$5

MIXED VEGETABLES

$4

FRESH COLLARD GREENS

$4

RICE & PEAS

$5

MASHED POTATOES

$5
Seasoned with garlic

WINGS

BONELESS CHICKEN WING8 PIECES

$11
Honey or hot and spicy sauce

SWEET & SOUR WINGS8, 10 OR 20 PIECES

$11
Honey or hot and spicy sauce 10 for $12 or 20 for $24

HONEY ESSENCE WINGS8, 10 OR 20 PIECES

$12
Fried crunchy and glazed with homemade honey sauce 10 for $13 or 20 for $24

FRIED PARTY WINGS8, 10 OR 20 PIECES

$11
10 pieces for $12 or 20 pieces for $22

JERK CHICKEN PARTY WINGS8, 10 OR 20 PIECES

$11
Jerked caribbean style 10 for $12 or 20 for $22

BAKED PARTY WINGS8, 10 OR 20 PIECES

$11
Baked golden brown in our special seasons 10 for $12 or 20 for $24

TERIYAKI WINGS8, 10 OR 20 PIECES

$11
10 for $13 or 20 for $24

BUFFALO WINGS8, 10 OR 20 PIECES

$11
Hot and Spicy Wing Sauce 10 for $12 or 20 for $24

BUFFALO WINGS8, 10 OR 20 PIECES

$8.99
5 FRIED WINGS & FRIES

WAFFLES N' FRIED OR BUFFALO WINGS

$12.95
5 FRIED WINGS & FRIES

About Us

Essence Bar & Restaurant is located on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Troy Avenue in Brooklyn. Essence has a laid back, soulful setting for the grown and sexy. Come out and enjoy an evening of live music and live comedy. All of that while you enjoy delicious southern soul food and amazing concoctions to match.

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