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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.6
4.6
1838 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:30 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

What 1,838 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. MG

    MichelleG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, drinks and service! Outside patio space is beautiful and such an enjoyable atmosphere! Was great place to go for pre- show dinner before seeing a show at Dolby. We will definitely be back!
  2. LM

    LaurieM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    I love the NYC location and frequent it often. I was surprised by the difference in the vibe. Seemed much more of an upscale family restaurant
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. They prepared the birthday cake.
  4. LT

    LuannaT

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good all round. We were very happy with everything as this was our first time at this location! We tried the one in Vegas and loved that one so decided to give this one a try. Great choice.
  5. N

    Nikkij

    Central Coast

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the drinks was great, and the service was great! No complaints, I’ll be back.
  6. AR

    AshleyR

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beauty & Essex is a MUST for anyone travelling into LA or from the area who want to experience an incredible menu. The food is amazing - so many options to choose from! We loved that the menu was to share, so we got to sample quite a bit. The servers were so friendly, efficient & knowledgeable. We were so happy to have tried Chef Chris Santos food!
  7. FL

    FoodLoverDG

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been a long time since we have been to Beauty & Essex and selected the location due to its proximity to an event we had to attend after dinner. We did not expect much, and WOW we were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, let me say that again EXCELLENT. We had awesome service and sat o the outside patio which was absolutely adorable. It is a must for us to go back. Everything we ate was delicious but the group's favorites were the Chicken Meatballs, the tuna tacos, the dumplings, and the corn ravioli.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food & service. Fakih went above & beyond to assist with timing, food & drink selections. The butter cake, watermelon lime cocktail, Thai shrimp were standouts.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So cute, cool entrance and great food and wonderful ambiance
  10. C

    Carmens

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had early dinner reservations, arrived earlier and were seated immediately. Service was great & food was delicious!
  11. FD

    FrankiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Omar was amazing. As was everything else, it made out last night so special
  12. RT

    RTW1

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were two couples and went there before a broadway show. All we ordered were sharable plates. Every single dish was fantastic!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Father’s Day Brunch
  14. L

    Lovetodine

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time! Great food, service, sounds, and ambience.
  15. NF

    NadiaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great experience, good ambiance, generous food portions and delicious food. The patio and DJ combo were perfect for father's day! Great for kids, too
  16. CC

    ChristineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome experience at Beauty and Essex. First of all my husband loved the Green Envy drink way too much lol, the food was great and service was awesome. The Oreo pancakes at brunch were to die for.. I am still craving them.
  17. MS

    MariaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was on point, drinks were omg incredible ambiance was on point. Would recommend.
  18. LM

    LisaM

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10! Everything was fantastic from the service to the food, and the ambiance! Loved it all! Reviews are on the pictures. Not photographed are the Brussels sprouts and the avocado toast which were AMAZING!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was incredible. From the minute you are ushered through what feels like a secret “speakeasy” door inside a shop, to the bid farewell from any staff that sees you leaving, we were completely amazed at the unique qualities of this place. The restroom has someone handing out soap and towels making it feel old fashioned and, I felt, more sanitary. The ambience of the interior is inviting you into a world of pure class with drooping crystal chandeliers and warm colored seats and floors. The food comes out in shareable courses and to say it is delicious would be an understatement of this quality of fare. The food was entirely perfect. All was cooked to perfection from the chilaquiles being packed with chili and pork to the thick cut steak that was dripping with juices. The kale salad was fresh and not overpowered by dressing. The corn ravioli was a favorite and the drinks were some of the best I’ve ever had. Try the Woodsman!!!!! Our precious waitress, Courtney, made such an effort to find allergy friendly dishes for my son and then for dessert helped us celebrate our daughter’s 18th. We had the Ferris wheel dessert and I’m telling you, this is the way to go! It had macarons, cake pops, Madeleines, and brownies. I had a bourbon shot milkshake that was small, but massive in taste! The music had such vibe and if you don’t enjoy a vibe during dinner, go earlier than 8, as the conversation level and music picks about around then! The whole evening was perfect. Not a single complaint about this restaurant. We can’t wait to come back to visit!!!
  20. M

    Mica

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience!! My guests enjoyed everything.
  21. I

    Ingie15

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable Knowledgeable staff
  22. O

    Overit

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way for my friends and I spend our monthly girls night out! Such a vibe
  23. N

    Nadjaholtz

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experiences! Food amazing! Thank you!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jimmy’s service was phenomenal!!! All staff just made our experience so enjoyable. Best food I’ve had in LA. We loved the grilled cheese and tomato basil dumplings for an appetizer, and the street corn ravioli is to die for !!!! We will be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibes, delicious cocktails and the food is top notch. Get the branzino! It does not disappoint.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Worst menu and food I’ve ever experienced Inedible, had one bite of each dish
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and family visiting from Australia
  28. AM

    AMAZING

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always great. This is one of my favorite spots in L.A.
  29. L

    Lakers24ever

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. We invited friends to join us. We were amazed with the food we ordered. Our waitress, Skye she was amazing. She recommended what is good to order from drinks to food and it was a all good recommendations. I will definitely come back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family get together
  31. JM

    JazzMFT

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I dined here following my niece’s graduation. None of us had ever been here before, so we didn’t really know what to expect. We were all quite pleased with the food and our servers, Courtney and Daniel. They were very attentive and our food came out quickly too! All of the food was amazing, but I really loved the pizza and the grilled cheese dumpling with tomato soup. My only critique, which I won’t take off stars for, was that the bathroom needed to be cleaned. To say the ambience and food was as amazing as it was, the bathroom was a bit dingy. Overall, I’d recommend the restaurant though and we’ll definitely be back.
  32. J

    Jesseya1

    Los Angeles

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thanks for a great time! Service was prefect. We enjoyed it!
  33. NM

    NeilM

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary here and the service was wonderful!
  34. AZ

    AZmom

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night !!
  35. S

    Sharolyn

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Brunch was amazing. The place was jumping!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No waiting, great food, and cocktails, wonderful service. The only complaint would be the excessive people taking bizarre IG photos hijacking the atmosphere. But that’s not the restaurant’s fault. Otherwise, it was perfect!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great decor… service was excellent… food was decent. Likes the options. Cocktails were superb.
  38. GK

    GayanaK

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great place, food, ambience. The only downside was the waitress Sky- obnoxious and lucking customer service.
  39. HA

    HasmikA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful except we were sitting on top of the sewer and we kept on smelling nasty smell It kind of closed our appetite
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and vibes, i love beauty n essex

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 1838 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 60 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 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, 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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