Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.6
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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, Oven Braised Chicken Meatballs, and Tomato Tartare. 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 seats up to 26 allows for a more intimate dining experience.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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MahsaH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful experience. Spent close to $400 for two but it was worth it

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday as a last hurrah before self quarantining in earnest and could not have been happier. Food and staff were tremendous and when a situation arose with a customer at the table next to us who was being belligerent for reasons that, two days later, no one in our party understands, management and security were incredibly supportive and accommodating. We can't wait to return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled cheese dumplings were amazing! Charred broccoli also delish, and I highly recommend the scallops!

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful look. loved the music. great for girls night out.

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KimberlyP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Everything was so incredibly tasty....can’t wait to go back!

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AndrewP
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we enjoy a meal at Beauty & Essex we are overwhelmed with the service and food. It is always AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were great. Service was great as well but only thing that was a little annoying was when people would constantly come around asking to remove our plates when there was still a good amount of food on it. At one point, we were asked a 4th time so just allowed them to take it away out of not wanting to be asked about it again. Other than that, the rest of our experience was good.

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NetanelL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tuna tacos

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fastest service I’ve ever experienced! Everything was see less from start to finish. Great food! Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

People were nice, food was good. Great music, great service.

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MoniqueRenee
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. I will be back again.

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vipNikki
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First we had to wait 45 minutes to be seated and we finally got our tables. Our server was very short and kept leaving the table as we were trying to order! The food was good but I don't think we would go back there.
the music was too loud as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice and good food. A bit overpriced however

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SlowMover
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many vegetarian options and the staff pay close attention to allergy so you can enjoy the evening. We had 2 different allergy on our table and they ensured everyone was eating safe. Please don't bring your kids there! Let the rest of us enjoy the night out.

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vipSoniaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place had great food !

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vipFIGfoodie
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience for those who love a bit of ambiance with a touch of glamour and sophistication. The lowly lit first floor dining room is always exciting to dine in and then you're reminded that the food is just as spectacular. Starting with the healthy kale and apple salad followed with a series of entrees to share withe the table, like the dumplings, and finishing off with the decadent donuts (with the memorable chocolate sauce) and chocolate layer cake, it's a meal that is as artful as its surroundings. Our guests from NYC loved it and were pleasantly surprised that this part of town had this to offer.

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Dannyman126
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexis was fantastic, very funny and charming. the hostesses michelle and desi were funny hyping up my date and I. amazing experience

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maricelay
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner ! Food and drinks are great ! Also the music !

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Rossm
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Except for the early parking issue everything was nice . !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll be back to try more items. It's a cute place where you can meet for a late bite or meet friends for drinks before heading to the surrounding clubs.

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Serlina
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great until I saw the check $500... damn I went broke hahaha... but food was good

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JeffH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, bucket list experience! Delicious food and fantastic service! (A little dark to read the menu, but the light on my phone fixed that right up :)! I hope to be back!

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luckyshot13
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time. Our server (Nick) was amazing and very knowledgeable of the menu. We tried all the items he recommended and he did not disappoint. The food was delicious and Nick's service really tied the entire experience together for us. We were celebrating a birthday, it was our first time there, but we'll definitely be back. We had the Chile Relleno' Empanadas, Thai style shrimp, Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings, Scallops, tuna poke wonton tacos and the donuts for dessert. EVERYTHING was great. We went on a Wednesday night so it wasn't busy. Not too loud inside so conversations can definitely be had comfortably.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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ToddP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service very good. Eclectic group of people dining and at bar.

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BoTay
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience. Chef Sean is outstanding. I'll have to go again.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food is really good. Might be a tad overpriced. Would definitely go back

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EllenP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our wait staff was great! Wish I could remember her name. Really load for us "old" folks but we had a great time visiting after we saw Simon & Garfunkel @ the Pantages.

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vipFoodforfun
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting with very good service & diverse menu. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall is good. Specially atmosphere! Beautiful interior and exterior. We order oysters and some appetizers were delicious. I’ll come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!!

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MeccaP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Love Beauty and Essex. The Ambiance is beautiful and the food and drinks are great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This place is hyped by snobby LA people. It’s alright! The concept is pretty cool. If you’re looking for an experience but don’t care for amazing food then this is the spot. If you want food that will transport you to another world then don’t waste your time here. There are many options in Los Ángeles with exceptional gastronomy. I don’t have picture because they weren’t worth me taking any.

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melindam
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any Tao experience is amazing and this was perfect! From the moment walking in, the experience starts with the personable hosts, on point servers and the food was great. We can't wait to go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Beauty and Essex is top notch. The ambience is cool, yet romantic. They have a great vegan menu, and everything I've ever eaten there is fantastic.

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vipENNE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most incredible meal and service. We ordered two dozen oysters. Seriously the best meal I've had in a loooong time. Thai Shrimp was also exceptional; from presentation, price and taste. Cant wait to come back !!

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SarH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a one of a kind restaurant in Los Angeles. The music and drinks are good, the food is ok, but the overall ambiance is delightful.

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ShariH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite place. The food was great, and the drinks were even better. Perfect for a date or just dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. The food was delicious and the service was stellar.

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KirkD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The novel entrance is not the best thing at B & E. It is the food. Super enjoyable with a novel and fun entrance. Interior is very nice as well and the service was outstanding!! Now on to the good- sorry o don't have time to look up the menu. Really loved the shrimp, corn ravioli and grilled cheese soup bits. Super good bourbon (and maple) cocktail as well.

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