Beauty & Essex- Las Vegas

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Speakeasy
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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4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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CP
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I will preface this by saying the food is absolutely delicious. But I booked this restaurant because it was supposedly a Speak Easy....PLEASE dont call it a Speak Easy just because the entrance goes through a fake pawn shop. I was expecting a Speak Easy experience and received nothing remotely like it. I was highly disappointed and even though the food was good I will never be back nor recommend.

GA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were wonderful. Would definitely come back for personal travel and have a good time, but I do not recommend this restaurant if traveling for business. It is very difficult to hear each other which makes it awkward.

DR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

far too noisy- could not have a conversation even at a small table. and charging $29 for a glass of mediocre red wine is absurd!

L
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place is hip and fun and very busy. It was crowded overheated and we had a reservation for 4 at 7:30. The hostesses were standoffish and not helpful and finally seated at 8:15. Besides that, the rest of our experience was really great. Our waitstaff were efficient, attentive and helpful in guiding us through the shared plates menu. All of the food was excellent and perfectly prepared. Cocktails and wine were well poured. We ended with the donuts and coffee - both were on point. I would recommend this as it was the best food we had in Vegas and a different experience.

b
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with Business Friends. Everything was awesome. Ask the Server to pick the Items. You tell them what you like and don’t like and they will bring the tapas and main dishes that are perfect. Has to be one of the top places on the strip.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in all of Vegas!!!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food

LF
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

GM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Beauty & Essex - fun entrance through a pawn shop, suburb service, romantic atmosphere - then the food! Each and every dish was wonderful - among four of us we shared 7 dishes. Each one arrived hot and fresh and flavorful. After dinner coffee and decadent desserts were the perfect topper to our meal. We were entertaining relatives from the East Coast, and will be back again when introducing out of state family to Las Vegas.

CB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had! Loved the vibe and atmosphere!!

S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Good vibe, however they ran out of calamari and mushrooms. The manager comp’d a round of drinks which was nice, but I expected a better experience. Very busy and they did not look like they were staffed to handle it

SH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

This place is what is presented as a fun unique dinning experience - that really is a club - ugh

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We didn't get seated until 40 minutes after our reservation time. Once sat it took 50 minutes for us to get our drinks. First 2 dishes while tasty were cold. I will give credit that the steak was cooked perfectly and was delicious. The music was so loud I could not hear my partner who was sitting directly beside me. Overall just a miss.

LR
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wasn’t sure what to expect and our reservation didn’t mean much, still had to wait thirty minutes. Overall happy to experience the restaurant but not sure if I would return as it’s not my typical crowd or the budget I want to spend on food.

SE
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, great service, I most likely would not return because of the noise level.

AI
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was ok overall.. Not good value for money. I have eaten there before and food was much better then.

OT
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique, very good. Small plates to share, all excellent

BP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apollo was amazing, his service was next level. The overall experience was great.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dishes that are fun and edgy.

LH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation for 7:45 but didn't get seated till 8:15.

m
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique menu with amazingly delicious small plates. Business colleague and I took the recommendations of our server and each dish was better than the last. Kale salad was amazing as well as the toasted cheese/soup spoons, open faced french dips and the Mexican street corn ravioli. Definitely worth trying at least once!

T
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The atmosphere is great! Our server was fantastic. Food was outstanding!

KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again amazing food !!!! I will be back again next year !!

GF
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, this was an EXCELLENT dining experience. Ian, our waiter, was knowledgeable, friendly, and the timing of his service was outstanding. There were 8 ladies dining and he met all of our expectations with the dishes he suggested. The food was terrific, great presentation and flavors and you are doing yourself a disservice if you do not go to Beauty and Essex while in Las Vegas.

SR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool vibe and the food was amazing. Get the meatballs and tuna tacos for sure !

JS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only disappoint was the bone marrow. Other than that food and service great

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally, the best meal I’ve ever had! I can’t say enough great things about our retire experience. Our server was fantastic and we loved our visit! We’ve told all of our friends!

W
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space with a menu with something for everyone’s tastes.

AG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in this restaurant. Second time of pure culinary experience.
Every dish is special, delicious and unique.
The service is professional. Waiters and management (when applicable) know their job, friendly and assist with choosing what is suitable for you.
One of the drink wasn't tasty, so it was replaced without too many questions, at no charge.
The team really want you to enjoy the evening, which we did!
Third time to come...
Enjoy!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The stake we ordered was served cold, a replacement was quick, less than 10 minutes but since it was the last course of the meal we held of not eating the onion rings. In NYC I eat regularly in your restaurants and they would usually take it back a bring it back together. I was a bit surprised they didn’t even offer it. Ended up not eating it and paying for it. A bit of a disappointment

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food across all categories, great atmosphere and even with a packed restaurant could still hold a conversation.

OT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place! The food was delicious, I liked that they took a lot of every day dishes and gave them a creative twist. The Mexican street corn ravioli was really good! It’s loud but energetic and the decor is super cool. Would go back for sure.

MO
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First of all, our server was amazing. She gave such great suggestions and was very attentive. Second, the food was outstanding. Every dish a treat. Great experience all around. Beware however, it's loud!

MB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a fun and lively place. The food is very good and plates are meant for sharing, however, the portions are very small. Service was friendly and approachable. I love that they have round tables for larger groups.

HL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place was great, service was impeccable. Food was delicious, it is family style dining. The noise level is not just loud, it is a bit excessive...there is a DJ in the dining room, we literally had to yell at our server as well as each other! It was fun once but probably won’t be back due to the club-like noise level

S
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative speakeasy bar
Engaging bartenders
Classic drinks
High energy
Very tasty food
Great food variety

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience3

We had a reservation at 20:15 and we had to wait 40 mins prior to get us a table.

VD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location and ambiance. Would highly recommend the Salmon Tartare. It was the star for me.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday while in town. Great atmosphere and service the food was excellent, would highly recommend Beauty and Essex.

LO
St. Louis
52 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

2 on a Saturday night. Seated immediately. Drinks were served and appetizers were god which included a kale salad and yellowfish sashimi both were good. Entrees included a pork chop, Thai shrimp and scallops. Really nothing was very good. All too spicy or overcooked or bland. Nikki our server was attentive and interesting. She understood our displeasure and offered to take the the food off the bill and have the manager talk to us. We declined but because of her offer I will try Beauty and Essex again. One of the best parts of Beauty and Essex its intrigue behind the facade of being a pawn shop. Once you cross the threshold into the speakeasy it really is very cool. All the merchandise in the pawn shop is for sale, too. Really neat. I will try it again when I am back in Vegas.

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