Beauty and Essex
Great!!I took my Mom for Mother's Day and she really enjoyed herself! We loved the restaurant's atmosphere, staff and the FOOD!!! I will definitely be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFunFun atmosphere. Some place where you should go on a special occasion or simply before a night out. The service is excellent, the cocktails are amazing and each dish is better than the last. This should be on everyone's bucketlist!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Time!Recently went to B&E to celebrate a birthday. We were a party of 6 and the ONLY draw back was having to wait an hour for our table - even with a reservation. Great food, Great service, and a very energetic, fun atmosphere made it well worth the wait!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHotspot with interesting menuIt was jumping for a Monday night and seemed like the coolest place in town. If you love share plates this is the spot for you. Ladies, be sure to go to the loo for a great surprise.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and service.Bartenders were amazing and informative. Waitress extremely helpful and insightful (gave us tips on what her favorites were) and she was on point. Food was simply amazing.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMthe place I was looking forHello,
My wife and I, along with another couple, were looking for a hot place in NYC since we only had to kights to spend in that marvelous city, this was it...
Totally recomend it.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous meal, Great Service,Fabulous meal, Great Service, Nice vibe! We loved it!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful PlaceThe food is family style to share with the table which is great for big groups or romantic settings. They have an amazing menu and the vibe is very trendy. Would recommend it to anyone.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing time!! Food delicious,Amazing time!! Food delicious, wine delictable, free champagne in the ladies room...priceless!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food, ambience,Loved the food, ambience, wait staff and clientele. Worth the trip downtown!!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect dining experienceGreat concept, delicious food lovely fun and hip atmosphere
Wonderful dining experience;)4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVED IT. Perfect place toLOVED IT. Perfect place to bring a crew of UHBs. The crowd was not 100% YRP, but what venue can achieve such a high goal. Take the back staircase if you are a celebrity. The front stair was far too populated.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood great. Atmosphere energeticFirst time there with my wife (just 2 of us). We are foodies so our expectations were high. The food & desserts were great & our server was knowledgeable & attentive. The bus service was attentive too yet discrete. We sat at 2-top near kitchen entry which was distracting - too much staff traffic and we could feel the floor/table vibrate because of the staff traffic. The noise level is extremely loud and the lighting was dark - could not read menu -we had to hold it near candle. We'd still return again for special occasion.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere and lively.Great atmosphere and lively. Great decor and fabulous cocktails4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great atmosphere!Absolutely loved Beauty & Essex. The street view is deceiving which makes it even more great. Plus everything is meant to be shared so it makes it fun. And the food is amazing!!!!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodBeautifully designed restaurant with good service and wonderful food. Only complaint was noise level which made conversation difficult.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice, smart casual restaurant.Very nice, smart casual restaurant. When you walk in it seems like a store that sells miscellaneous objects and then you walk through the main door and it's a huge, dimly lit, fancy space. It was quite a surprise. Food was amazing as well.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!!What an amazing evening! From the moment we walked into the funky entrance showcasing retro toys to a box of donuts at the end of the evening...we couldn't have been happier. Our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and smiled the entire time. Food was top notch! We loved the chicken meatballs, watermelon and avocado salad, eggplant pizzette and black bottom butterscotch pot de creme. Oh and did I mention the box of donuts? Can't wait to return on our next trip to NYC!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and ambience wereThe food and ambience were top notch. I will be talking about this place for a long time. I recommend the oysters, pretzel bread with prosciutto, kale salad (even my non green loving husband couldn't get enough) and the grilled cheese/tomato soup dumplings.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSeen and to be seen with great foodWe had a small business dinner at Beauty and Essex and liked it very much. Only the noise... I'd say energetic is a big understatement. Service is very attentive and friendly despite the crowd that wants to be served. The food is really outstandig. We ordered first starters, second starters, third starters and then dessert. I couldn'd say what I liked most. Everything was delicous! We'll come again and bring more friends.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTrendy trendy speak easy.Trendy trendy speak easy. Fun, fashionable, beautifully decorated venue!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a group of my Vegas friendsTook a group of my Vegas friends here for one's birthday. They loved it. The champane in the ladies room was a huge plus!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fabulous restaurant.What a fabulous restaurant. My second time there this month. Actually I think it could be my new favorite. Try and mac and cheese with lobster. I've ordered the chicken both times and it's amazing. I tasted the salmon and spare ribs....FAB also.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it Went for BrunchLove it
Went for Brunch drinks were great and the small plates are a great way to try different food .4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeauty and Essex is very trendy,Beauty and Essex is very trendy, but it's also backed up by delicious food and awesome atmosphere - you feel like you are in a club and get that energy even though you are in the dining room.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, amazing vibes!Great food and drinks in a budding atmosphere! It was the best way to begin the day and the service was impeccable. My girls and I are already planning a second trip there.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat once we're seatedThe restaurant is still a splashy, sceney, too-cool-for-school kind of place. We arrived 20 minutes early and still got seated 20 minutes past our reservation. The bar area is too crowded and populated by the hipsterati. But the cocktails are truly inspired and the food overall is top notch. Our waiter was a very cool cat. So once you sit down, it's great. Before that, not so much.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA place I go to time and timeA place I go to time and time again. Perfect if you're out to impress.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLet's start with food. I lovedLet's start with food. I loved the grilled cheese and tomato soup bacon bites! The tuna wonton tacos were good too, but you only get three tiny tacos. I wish they would have added a fourth taco. My least favorite were the meatballs. They just weren't very flavorful - they were ok.
Next, the cocktails were ok, nothing spectacular, but nothing to complain about. The ambiance was great. We were there on a Saturday night around 10:00. The music was loud, this is not a place for someone who wants an intimate and quiet evening. The music was awesome!!! It consisted of music from the 90's to date! I wanted to get up and dance the entire time!
Overall, it was a fantastic night! I can't wait to go back when I return to New York.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome place for brunch.Awesome place for brunch. You must try the Red Velvet Waffles, simply amazing.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place, fun,This is a great place, fun, accessible. Lots of choices, very tasty, and presentation of dishes lovely. Great place to just go and share a bunch of small plates. Even at 6 pm on Saturday evening, place was hopping. Would definitely go again and try some new things. If only one suggestion from my husband, improve the beer list. You have unusual and tasty mixed drinks, and good wine list, the beers are extremely ordinary. Some of the dishes, especially spicy ones, would go great with some special beers.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated my Birthday atCelebrated my Birthday at Beauty & Essex and had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect and even a picky eater can find something to try!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI celebrated my birthday hereI celebrated my birthday here and absolutely LOVED it!! The music was really good and energetic, the food was incredible, specially the grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings (an explosion in your mouth)! My friends loved it too, after dinner we went up the stairs to the dance floor so you get two ambiances in one! No regrets! Super fun and delicious!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you're in the Big Apple,If you're in the Big Apple, it's definitely worth booking in for a meal here. Fantastic food. The bar area up stairs gets a little too busy, so it's worth getting a table downstairs. Great music and atmosphere.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, and myFood was delicious, and my friend was thrilled, she had an amazing birthday dinner! Thank you4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFourth time here and I loveFourth time here and I love this place. Food is awesome and service is top notch! Lando took care of us this time and did an awesome job! Make sure to try the lobster tacos and the Grilled cheese dumplings!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply put: this is my newSimply put: this is my new favorite brunch spot.... Now time to try it for dinner.... LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Just a little teaser, how about breakfast hash with lobster and red velvet waffles! need I say more?
PS. a very fashionable scene here... dress to impress!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE IT.Wonderful wonderfullll experience. It was magnificent. I'd definitely revisit the next time I'm in NYC.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the fact that it's aLoved the fact that it's a great restaurant hidden behind a pawn shop, it was a pleasant surprise. Great cocktails, great food, great ambiance. Loved it and will definitely come back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. Highly recommend.A must if you are in NY. Fantastic food, fabulous cocktail list and service was great too. Our cocktails were mucked up and one of us was given the wrong order. We didn't say anything as we were so happy with everything we let it go. The waiter later Realised an apologised and with no prompting whatsoever there was no hesitation in taking it off the bill..
I will recommend this place to everyone...music was also fun and energetic. Great atmosphere and experience overall.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFANFANFANDELISH!!!!
I've been here twice. First time is for one of my girlfriend's birthday and second time was this past saturday. Their food was good the first time and the second time is even better!
I've passed by this place many times before but never new what it was because on the outside, they have a pawn shop and when you get passed the doors, the restaurant is there. The one thing that I remembered the most from the first experience was their bone marrow so I HAD to order it the second time.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here was amazing!!!The food here was amazing!!! get the steak tartar, you won't regret it!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDined on a friday night withDined on a friday night with 6 girlfriends. The waiter ordered a number of dishes based on our requests and did a great job choosing. The service was incredible and the food was really amazing. They served each dish with enough servings for everyone at the table and were very attentive to make sure all was good. After dinner we were escorted upstairs to the bar and had a great time dancing until 3 am- great music. The only complaint is that you have to show your ID plus the IDs of anyone you are getting a drink for at the bar before you can order- strange system, kind of annoying. Other than that a fantastic dinner and dancing experience.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was outstanding,The service was outstanding, first class. The food was also very good and dishes serve red very quickly, we never had to wait from order to order. My biggest complaint was the table location and noise. The sound system was right above our table and turned up too high. Also we were a party of 2 and wanted somewhat of an intimate dinner but the table next to us was 6inches away, impossible to have ant intimacy and that was disappointing. I would recommend this restaurant for big groups but I would not go back as a party of 2.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Surprise!If you enjoy trying a variety of dishes this is the place! The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful. Hard to believe when you first get there. A treat!!! Was worth the drive from Connecticut.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time at BeautyWe had a great time at Beauty & Essex celebrating round2 of our wedding anniversary. Wonderful food, great atmosphere.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Beauty & Essex!GREAT ambiance. Great food. Great service. Love the music. Don't be fooled by the location and the store-front entrance. Go inside and be amazed! Enjoy!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI may actually have an addictionI may actually have an addiction to Beauty and Essex. And no I don't need "help".3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFrikkn amazing!We were visiting from Australia and a friend had highly recommended Beauty and Essex. We were astounded at the amazing service from our gorgeous waiter and the quality and flavours of the food! Every bite of every dish was sensational. The cocktails were perfect, the hostess and waitstaff were attentive and enthusiastic and the the venue itself was just amazing. By far the highlight of our week in New York!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service, and aGreat food, service, and a cool ambiance. Definitely would go back for the brunch again soon!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM