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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.6
4.6
1767 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

The third location of Beauty & Essex occupies 10,000 square feet of space on North Cahuenga Boulevard. The menu features Chef Santos’ signature multi-ethnic dishes including: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Dumplings, Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos, and Oven Braised Chicken Meatballs. For the first time, outdoor seating has been introduced to the brand with a ground floor courtyard and a patio on the second level. Not to be outdone, the double-height main dining room offers natural light from a 20-foot oval skylight, while an opulent private dining room that allows for a more intimate dining experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm
    Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 676-8880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Santos

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Group Special Events combines vibrant mix of stylish dining and lounge spaces paired with signature menus and world class service. We collaborate with a wide array of global clients to create unparalleled event experiences. TAO Group Special Events is where culinary innovation meets premium mix

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 782-4146

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Cahuenga / Wilcox

  • Parking details

    We do offer Valet - $12 up too 4 hours with validation you get at the front desk. $20 Flat fee thereafter.

  • Public transit

    We are located off the Metro Redline at the Hollywood and Vine Station (5 min walk). Once you exit, head West on Hollywood Blvd, then South on Cahuenga towards Selma intersection which is where we are located.If arriving via car share, please use 6417 Selma Ave. as your destination address

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Menu

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What 1,767 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. J

    Jenfoodluv

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday brunch! Had an amazing time!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely brunch, we’ve come for dinner a few times and have enjoyed everything. I follow on Insta and I’m always excited when I see new dishes added to the menu. It was awesome and delish! 🙌🏼🤍

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and atmosphere… the waiter Daniel was excellent, he offered great suggestions from the menu.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Good food, server made some mistakes but was quick to fix them just wasn’t a fan of where sitting. Asked for a booth in the main dining area and got seated at a table outside on the second floor even though booked reservation well in advance and we were there for a special occasion.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration! So much fun, great vibes, amazing service, and the food was incredible - will be coming back

  6. RM

    RyanM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good ambience. Food tastes and formulations were tasty and interesting. Too much salt in the asparagus. I do not like being rushed or having to say not done, as staff was way too quick to try to take dishes and drinks not yet empty. Very well meaning service though. Floors could use a scrub.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Atmosphere and ambiance 5 stars Cocktails 4 stars Food was very underwhelming Service was phenomenal

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience5

    Been to the restaurant serval times. Unfortunately, this night was not it. Our waitress was very bad. Didn’t even, bring out the dessert nor know how to count the bill. Never had poor service like this at his restaurant. At a venue like this and a large group an experienced waitress is always needed, I shouldn’t say this management should know this. Restaurant and food is great, always been my fav.

  9. AM

    AnnasM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    Took 30 mins to get us seated for our reservation. Then didn’t get order in for another 20 mins. I did still tip 20% just because

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time dinning there. Jimmy was so knowledgeable and helpful when ordering which made it so easy to pick. He checked on us frequently which we loved! The food came out promptly and to say it was delicious is an understatement. Everything was amazing!! Definitely will be coming back !

  11. LB

    LoveBH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for any celebration. Valet parking available.

  12. JP

    JordanP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place to spend a birthday with a couple friends

  13. RM

    RickyM

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All round good food & vibe. Nicole was excellent in servicing us. Back soon

  14. A

    Anea

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our host Fakih ( hope I'm spelling his name right) was great

  15. E

    Emely

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here with a group of 10 for a bridal shower/bachelorette. The ambiance was great! The restaurant itself was really beautiful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, I don’t think we ordered a single thing that wasn’t delicious. On top of that our server was so incredibly friendly and fun. Would highly recommend this place!

  16. A

    Ashl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing atmosphere, from decor to the staff. The food was beyond good. The drinks were the perfect combo of tasty and strong

  17. MA

    MARJORIEG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kids struggled to read menu due to dim lighting, but food, service, timing and privacy superseded expectations.

  18. WB

    WandaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is wonderful. I will visit again!!! The staff are very nice and helpful!!!

  19. w

    wedyanap

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Went there on Friday night for hubby birthday which I put in the reservation note . Ambiance is pretty ok, loud music , nice decor , and the food is over priced and the portion super tiny and taste is slightly above average but great presentation . Parking: we valet the car which supposed to be $15 for the first 2 or 3 hours but we are charged $20 instead . There was no mentions of bday ever From the restaurant or the waiter . Will we be back ? Probably not .

  20. P

    Pamzlife

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my bday it was spectacular! Johnathan our waiter was literally the best! N the bartender made me a special cocktail definitely a vibe music was everything I will be back with all my friendsssss!!! food was omg!

  21. J

    Jared

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious! Great service! I will go back again!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Food was horrible

  23. CJ

    CrystalJa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff, great food and great music. Clean and managed well

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing service was great

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful spot, good food, atmosphere and music!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Parking was tricky, had to go around the block a few times before finding the right valet, then was told their valet service was full, and then two more parking lots were full before finding one that wasn't. The entrance was surprising, had to come in through a sort of gift shop and enter through the back door, which was pretty cool. The ambience was louder than preferred, we had to really speak up to hear each other. The service was the best part of the entire experience, our server Daniel and the busser were excellent, friendly, professional, and their timing was perfect. The food was good, we had the crispy thai shrimp (really crispy, pretty good), tuna poké wonton tacos (really good and fresh, not even a little spicy like i had expected with wasabi kewpie), thai bbq mushrooms (they were surprisingly good and filling, had a nice meaty flavor but still vegan and gluten free), and the roasted salmon (pretty underwhelming flavor-wise, there's a green sauce underneath that wasn't bursting with flavor either). Overall, it wasn't the best option for a nice, intimate night out. Maybe for more of a party with friends, see-and-be-seen, type of vibe. We liked the service, the entrance, and the aesthetic of the place.

  27. LE

    LiliaEats

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The decor is beautiful. Tired of all the sterile looking restaurants. Service was wonderful the waiter kept on coming back to see if we needed anything.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner. We adored the manager and the service was impeccable. My friends from Miami love the food and drinks. Beyond happy with my experience dining here.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and food was just right.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we ate was delicious. I didn’t take pictures of everything sadly . The food was just so good. Definitely can’t wait to go back.

  31. GD

    GeorgeD

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow! Not sure if this is hidden jewel or not, but anyone who can should dine there at some point

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    I asked to sit in a corner interior booth bc we had a special occasion planned for a friend. We were sat outside in the middle amd the waitress just kinda laughed when I asked about the table as I requested an inside table . Hey not 6 tables had guest and when I asked to move they sat us inside in the corner next to the kitchen door amd waiter station so we had to listen to people cussing and complaining about other customers and ruined my whole evening and occasion as they had 25 other open tables and they stayed empty tables untill we left . Very disappointed not the experience I wanted after so many times of being a guest I will not be going back

  33. X

    Xian63

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really loved the small plates sharing approach, it encourages a very social dining experience. Well done.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bday best choice

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    First time attendees for my wife’s birthday. Food was good, but not great. Value was there for the amount of food serve at the price point. Ambiance was serene, decor was beautiful. Service was grr-r-reat! Our server, Stephany was phenomenal! For sure could not tell it was her first shift! The Asst. GM, Shakeema, made sure everything went smooth. Definitely will be back again!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed when I come here! Make sure you have reservations and are ready to pay for valet parking since it's nearly impossible to find street parking! Also note this place ran out of soda or didn't sell soda, was a little confusing so my friend couldn't enjoy a nice cold Coca Cola lol. Other than that shrimp cocktail was huge, fresh, and delicious paired with the amazing cocktail sauce that had the perfect balance of flavors. The grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings is a crowd favorite and of course did not disappoint. My friend and I then shared the special Alla Vodka Pasta with baby shrimp that came with a little extra spicy kick! And got the Brussel sprouts as a side which was basically like a warm Brussel sprout caesar salad. And as I'm typing it out now doesn't sound that delicious but I swear it was yummy! Always a treat to come and can't wait for my next visit here

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service !

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was absolutely amazing! 5 stars all around the board!!

  39. CC

    ChristinaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Amazing ambiance and delicious food!

  40. JZ

    JohnZ

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great spot. Great food and fantasticcccccc music.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles is rated 4.6 stars by 1767 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 62 times today
Google Map for Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

1615 Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cahuenga / Wilcox

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm
    Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We do offer Valet - $12 up too 4 hours with validation you get at the front desk. $20 Flat fee thereafter.

  • Public transit

    We are located off the Metro Redline at the Hollywood and Vine Station (5 min walk). Once you exit, head West on Hollywood Blvd, then South on Cahuenga towards Selma intersection which is where we are located.If arriving via car share, please use 6417 Selma Ave. as your destination address

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Santos

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 676-8880

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Group Special Events combines vibrant mix of stylish dining and lounge spaces paired with signature menus and world class service. We collaborate with a wide array of global clients to create unparalleled event experiences. TAO Group Special Events is where culinary innovation meets premium mix

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 782-4146

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