Beauty & Essex- Las Vegas

4.7
1938 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Direct from New York's Lower East Side and from the team behind Vegas staples TAO Asian Bistro & LAVO Italian Restaurant, Beauty & Essex is an expansive-yet-intimate restaurant, bar, & lounge in the heart of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.


Various rooms for lounging, dining, and discovery unfold across 10,000 square feet, inspired by the Lower East Side's original town-house location. Each room has its own unique elements that celebrate timeless jewelry designs and upscale jewelry stores.


The cuisine is multi-ethnic in inspiration, casually elegant, and designed for sharing at the table among friends and family. Chef Chris Santos' eclectic menu is rooted in a bold bistro direction focusing on the reinvention of modern family style dining that is both whimsical and sophisticated.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Daily from 5pm-1am
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(702) 737-0707
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Santos
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

What happens when Lower East Side grit meets Las Vegas Strip glam? You get an energetic dining experience unlike any other.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best restaurant I have been to in Las Vegas. Service was excellent, from the hostess to bartenders to servers. The cocktails were great and the food was amazing. Fun ambience as well with great music.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Once again, this was as n outstanding experience. The food is perfect and the service is the best you will find in Vegas!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic menu. Chicken meatballs are a must. The cavatelli was perfect. Best shrimp I ever tasted.

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EF
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful restaurant with unique choices but a good variety. Excellent cocktails and some can’t miss signature dishes. Must do the tomato soup and grilled cheese dumplings and the pork chop was large but delicious. Shrimp were a winner too.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Hot. The place was hot and humid. The decor was nice, everyone was outstanding but the A/C or lack there of,
Killed a lot of the charm.

Food: Everything was great minus the tomahawk. It was burnt and tasted of char. We were so hungry we didn’t want to wait for another one to be prepared so we sucked it up and ate it. That’s pretty much our only gripe.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a business meal, where we were looking for a great steak meal. Having eaten there once before, I recommended we go here and we experience the On-Point food and great service. It’s added to my regular stop list for Vegas visits. Awesome Filet, Chorizo Mac&Cheese, and Grilled Cheese Tomato Dumplings.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Such a fun night out! The staff was beyond attentive and friendly. We started out with a drink at the bar. Our bartender was very sweet recommending drinks and offering an appetizer while we waited for our table. Once we were seated, we enjoyed the ravioli, steak, Thai shrimp and oysters. Would 100% return on our next trip!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant was second to none in terms of all the attributes: food, quality, service, ambience, value. Every dish we had (6 in total) was delicious and unique in its own way. Anyone who is visiting Vegas for the first time, or who is returning but has not been here MUST go!

P.S. you must try the grilled cheese bacon tomato soup dumplings. They are to die for, it is like a party of flavours in your mouth!

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CK
5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was absolutely amazing and the service matched and exceeded! The peach and buratta, chorizo mac and cheese and tomato bisque with cheddar dumplings are a MUST! Despite being 20 mins late we were taken straight to our table! Despite it being full capacity the service was on point, constantly attentive staff nearby to help with questions and requests! One dish, the brocollini, was really salty but the manager was amazing and took it straight off the bill without us even asking! Cannot wait to go again!

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food with excellent ambiance! We will be back!

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L
5.0Dined 5 days ago

As usual Beauty and Essex doesn’t disappoint. The food was OUTSTANDING! Our waitress and her team were second to none. And don’t forget to have the donuts for dessert.

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AB
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always one of my favorite restaurants around, and still the best spot in Las Vegas for great food and ambiance. Definite recommend.

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great service, great atmosphere

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great drinks! Great food!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Heard great things about this restaurant and it did not disappoint, especially the exceptional service. Our server knew the menu inside and out, made recommendations based on what foods we liked, and was very engaging without being overbearing (she even wrote down ideas of places to check out for the rest of our stay). The food was incredible (lots of shared plates), and the noise level was perfect (we could hear each other talking while great upbeat music played in the background). As soon as you walk in, you will be impressed by the decor and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Todo estuvo excelente, muy buena experiencia! las empanadas, tostadas de aguacate son muy deliciosas.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a great time at Beauty & Essex, I had read a few reviews saying it gets very very noisy, was not noisy when we went, though we got there when it opened at 5 and there was no others in the restaurant, but when we left it was 90% full and it was still quiet. We got a wonderful booth which was great. Some complained about the tables being too close to each other, not that I could see, looks like lots of space between the tables. The atmosphere was wonderful, kind of like an old style restaurant with dimmed lights, very romantic. The food was excellent and the service was also excellent. My only negative things was that our pork chops seemed slightly overcooked, but still very good. I wanted to try the bar, was one of the best I had seen at the Cosmo, maybe next time...:)

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Insane experience! Candice is the bomb!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Awesome food. Definitely do the tapas style where you do several small appetizers to share. Loved it. Food was amazing f.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

We were celebrating my birthday and our anniversary. Unfortunately one of our dishes tasted quite burnt, we mentioned this to our server and she was slightly rude. She said she would bring a fresh dish out, but never did. None of the food was particularly impressive, but the ambience was very fun. The girls working in the pawn shop outside were great!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great place for drinks and apps! Ambiance is cool and romantic.

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2.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I dined at the LA location last year and the food was fantastic so I recommended my friend and I dine at this location. I was extremely disappointed with the food with the exception of the Tomato and Cheese dumpling and the Caesar Toast. The ravioli elotes style was recommended. It was like warm and had very little discernible Mexican street corn flavor or much flavor to speak of at all. The chicken meatball was recommended and while the flavor was ok, it completely lacked any texture and the meatball itself was more like a pâté and was very underwhelming.

The service was very attentive and the vibe was nice. It is extremely loud, but that’s par for the coarse these days.

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BH
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We loved the food at Beauty and Essex. Our server was knowledgeable and we loved her food recommendations. The cocktails were amazing!

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Birthday dinner for my son. It felt rushed. All courses were served very quickly or at the same time.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The food was okay. This place is very, very loud. So, it may not be ideal for a romantic dinner, but a group for a girls' night out would have fun.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food and service was good but nothing memorable.

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K
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great experience. Excellent staff. Shared small plates. Would highly recommend. One of our new favorite places.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My server Jenny was expectional! The food was great but wish they had some dedicated vegan options. The BBQ Fries were delicious 😋

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MM
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Sexy ambiance. Excellent service. Delicious food served in sharing/tapas portions. Mysterious entrance through pawn shop. A definite cool spot for the hip crowd. Their Shrimp Cocktail; the Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings; and the Lemon Mousse Strawberry Shortcake were my favorites! Arrive early and have a pre-dinner drink at their bar.

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DH
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Very elegant and fantastic food!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Awesome. Steak was amazing.

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t
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The ambiance is great. The cavatelli Pasta, bone marrow, and grilled cheese dumplings are NOT TO BE MISSED!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food. So many options that looked delicious. Will return (likely to the NYC location) to try other items

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Incredible experience; capped off by a lovely touch when we were brought out some cake pops with a well wish fpr our honeymoon! Superb!

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MV
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Beauty and Essex is one of our favorite restaurants ever, the food on the menu is amazing, SO SO SO good!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

I cannot say enough about this incredible dining experience. And it truly is that - an experience. From the jewel box ambience to the wonderfully low-key in-house DJ to the superb SUPERB service, to the innovative and delicious food. This was a top 5 dining experience in all my years. Candyce was an extraordinarily warm and helpful server whose honest enthusiasm for and extensive knowledge of the menu added even more specialness to the meal. The cocktails are perfectly balanced and the wine list is strong. The staff is elegant and discreet and help each other out with food service. The sharing plates make for a delicious and fun evening. We had the poke tacos, bone marrow toast, grilled cheese and tomato soup bites (honestly amazing), chili scallops, and green beans, Each and every dish was exceptional. A butterscotch pot de creme was the perfect ending, paired with excellent coffee. This restaurant gets every detail right. Truly a special dining experience and for CERTAIN this will be a restaurant that we dine at every time we are in Vegas from now on. I choose it over all the places in the Wynn, Bellagio, etc that I have dined in that are "high end". Beauty & Essex for the win. Thank you to Candyce, the staff, the manager, and the bartenders for an absolutely perfect evening!
Note: we did not choose this option, but inquired as a family member has Celiac Disease. I would 100% feel comfortable dining with them here, They have a dedicated GF fryer and truly know the processes well.

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CC
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Drinks were great. I recommend the Emerald. We tried 5 plates including the dessert and none of them disappointed. The staff went out of the way to make sure we were satisfied. Will be going back.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Amazing food so great I reccomend

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2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The main issue here are certain dishes which are the unfortunate victims of an overambitious attempt to pump unnecessary flavour into food that would be much better off left in its simpler form. Service and ambiance great. The menu just needs some reworking.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Exceptional service - fresh quality food. The vibe is energetic! Definitely a swanky place!

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