We had not been back to Essex Seafood on Essex Ave since they reopened a while ago and have been wondering if the magic was still there. We met friends for lunch and the magic remains! The new interior is open, clean and still smells new. The menu had all the familiar favorites on it and the staff was friendly and accommodating. One of us needed gluten free preparation which was provided simply and without hesitation. There is outdoor seating available and the inside is very comfortable. We had a lovely lunch with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Great spot to meet people.