Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.6
1349 Reviews
$50 and over
Global, International
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. 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1349 people are saying
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Suzie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Exciting atmosphere!
Small plates to rave about: dumplings, tacos, French dips… I’m sure there are more but we couldn’t eat it all…
Make room for the Mexican Street Corn Ravioli. Get 2. Scrumptious!!
Exquisite experience.
Chris Santos is a wizard.

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GisellyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Beautiful date night! We had a wonderful night! And the food was deliciou!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food came really fast!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Come for the experience but not the food. Wasn’t my favorite, we tried many different things on the menu and didn’t love any of them. But the service and atmosphere was awesome! Would come back for drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Atmosphere was beautiful. The service was personal and attentive. Food was plated beautifully. I ordered the salmon and enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for a birthday. Was surprised the waiter didn’t know since it was in our reservation, but besides that everything was great. Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday on a Sunday for brunch the inside is really nice and bright, they have a Dj playing 90’s and hip hop. The waitress and all the staff offered great and friendly service. Food was good. Except the soy tacos were extremely small, they were bites. Shrimp & grits were great. They say shareable portions but portions are so small I don’t see how you can share.

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Charley
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Pails in comparison to the Vegas spot. Food, service and drink selection was poor.

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Ronhawk
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

A nice dinner to celebrate my wife's 60th. Waiter could have been a little more attentive and friendly given the event. The food was good, presentation very nice, service staff was super friendly. Waited a good 20 minutes for coffee AFTER the birthday dessert arrived. So overall would come again.

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SuzyB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Beauty & Essex is always a great evening.

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MaryH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat upstairs in a partial booth, appreciated the sweeping chandelier and ambiance. The food was very good (Tuna Poke tacos, Filet steak, Corn ravioli, Salmon), but the menu was about 15% pricier than as shown online. They talk about the portions as being "sharing size" but they were normal. We enjoyed our meal, but felt a bit dismissed by our waitress after waiting a long time for the check.

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AlyssaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 31st bday here and loved everything about this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Terrible I don’t even know where to start
Host was rude manager was rude
Drinks / food too over hour to get
Took hour to get seated even when I was on time to reservation
I will never come here again !

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a gorgeous night here! We were able to sit out on the patio and enjoy our wine and food! Service was excellent! B & E surprised us with a complimentary glass of champagne in celebration of our anniversary! So sweet!

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vipbobk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The music is now so loud I couldn't carry on a conversation with my friend. The crowd has gotten younger and not as upscale as it used to be.

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vipDominicM
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service !

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vipconniee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience at Beauty and Essex! Coming from Philadelphia we did not know what to expect. The staff was outgoing and guided us through the menu. We loved ordering a bunch of things to try. Everything came out portioned to the number of people at our table. The food was delicious!! All the dishes came out with the perfect combination of flavors. The atmosphere and decor and clientele made the night exciting! We can't wait to go back!

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BigIgg
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 83 year old mother and I enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch at Beauty & Essex! Highly recommend!!!
From the minute we arrived, we received friendly greetings and warm treatment by the reception.
I’d requested a fairly quiet section as my Mom is a bit hard of hearing. They clearly took that into consideration and we had a lovely table by the window in a quiet corner.
Our server, Gianna, could not have been more lovely. She treated us so special! Despite the place being busy, she was always checking in on us. On the occasion it wasn’t her, another staff member was bringing us food, filling our waters, clearing empty dishes off the table.
Gianna was the best at recommending the dishes and could not have chosen better!
We loved the Grilled Cheese, Smoked bacon & tomato soup dumplings (a must) along with the BEC Sandwich which we shared. Of course, we left room for a decadent dessert, the chocolate pot de crème!
The entire experience was above our expectations.
We highly recommend!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Beauty & Essex any day of the week but Sunday brunch was super fun! The staff is super attentive and nice.

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vipMandyS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun Sunday brunch. Good music and lively atmosphere. Easy celebrity spotting if you look around. The place itself is starting to look a little run down. They need to remodel a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Our waitress Kim was the best part of this dining experience. Hostesses we’re rude and unprofessional. Food came out cold and there was a 45 minute period of space where nothing was brought to the table. Restaurant was way too loud, we had asked for the volume to be changed and they complied for ten minutes before turning it back up. Honestly worst brunch experience in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Going back to try the dinner menu. The Oreo pancakes were amazing!

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kristinea
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Cesar (Caesar, sorry!) helped us greatly and he was very sweet. The hostesses were welcoming and the food was just immaculate. Compliments to the chef.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We waited 45 minutes until we got our drinks. We finished our appetizers and the drinks still hadn’t arrived. Then they brought the entrees which we sent back until we could enjoy our drinks. This used to be one of my fave restaurants but now I’m not so sure. Very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente menú vegetariano
Muy buen servicio
El Lugar es muy bonito

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JosephineM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was my bday.. thought she'd offer a lil free dessert..no. I asked for refill for diet Pepsi.. she charged me for 2.. 8 bucks for Pepsi. We ordered lobster Mac as a side ..also our entree rib eye ..filet n fries. We 1st got the Mac and she said she won't serve the rest of food until we were done? It's a place for people to go after a club. Wasn't my scene. Super loud.. not maticulately clean.. But .. the waitress was nice. No..I would not recommend 😒

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience food was delicious and Jonathan G. Made our evening great.

Very knowledgeable about all the food he even helped us pick some of their special drinks & they were good too.

Thanks can’t wait to take other friends.

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ShanC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting LA and this was the first stop. The food was amazing! Staff was very friendly and accommodating!

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vipcrazybeboo
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were great.
Food was fine. Expected since they call it Beauty & Essex, not Food & Essex.
Dessert wheel was cute but we were not fans of the desserts inside. Stick to other desserts.

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MaryJoG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was awesome and the place was wonderful. But we told the waitress that we had a gift certificate but we couldn’t use it. She probably forgot. hopefully we will be able to use it for next time.
thank you for everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came out to celebrate our friends promotion. Brunch was am. Food was delicious and our waitress was very personable and attentive. Will definitely return.

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vipBeautiful
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Super fun and sexy with great music. Service was not the best, but i understand what the hospitality industry is going through right now. Food was delicious! The street corn ravioli was so interesting and tasty. The oysters were the best I’ve had in a long time! Overall very great experience.

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MeghetyF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. We definitely loved our experience and it exceeded our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very delicious. Very packed and noise level was very loud.

MJ
MrsJMNZ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious and the vibe was nice! Such a pretty place to dine. The only issue we had was when it was time to pay the bill. The server was given $400 cash and a card to pay the $19 balance. The server brought the receipt back and charged the card $119 and kept all $400 as well. When I called her over she acted as if she did nothing wrong and when we continued to insist $400 cash was given, she opens her black folder and pulls out the cash to count it, and sure enough there was $400 there. She asked if we wanted to redo the transaction, but we declined and just asked her to return the $100 cash she was holding onto. Other than this incident, our experience was enjoyable.

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AAAAAA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service even better. 0 wait time. They cooperated with my friend's birthday surprise! Thank you so much! xx

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Janet
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! My water glass was never half empty. Food and drinks were great. However it's pricey, be prepared to splurge!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Horrible experience. From food to no air conditioning in the dining hall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Really loud from the music and the taking from other tables. Couldn’t hear myself think with the noise level. Food was alright was expecting better. Then it was a little stuffy inside. Started off cool then turned warm and humid. Was glad to just eat and leave. Not a place I would go back to.

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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles is rated 4.6 stars by 1349 OpenTable diners.

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.taogroup.com/giftcards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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