Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.7
1231 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 1231 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AntoineM
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and food was great. Staff was nice as well... I will go back anytime

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was mediocre, service extremely slow, ambiance was very alive and the drinks are amazing!

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Sams
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is more than dinner, it's an experience.

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vipLisaB
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first group dinner since the start of the pandemic. The touch less process was unusual, as expected. But the staff did a fine job making us comfortable. Glad we chose B&E for the first outing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was perfect but they just give two hours limit and we ordered a lot of drinks and food ! We were kinda rushed to be out

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AnnM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, except for the cookie. I paid $4 for the smallest, hardest, most burnt cookie. Try a different dessert. Aside from that, service and food was impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We came here for mother’s day and didn’t know there was a set brunch, as it was their first time doing it. The food was honestly delicious & filling. The martinis were great. Only complaint was that we had a waiter coming to our table every two minutes which got a little annoying but that’s the only bad part of the brunch. Definitely recommend!

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IndigoC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for Mother's Day brunch and had such a wonderful time. The brunch menu was impeccable and the service was amazing. Would definitely go back for dinner. Such a lovely experience. Definitely get the shrimp and grits.

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Meme
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice place - food was great - service was great

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KimC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a birthday dinner. It was expensive, about $100 per person, but the food was excellent and the service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The front desk was extremely rude and dismissive . I had out of town clients abs it was rather embarrassing . I will not be returning

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MoniqueA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love it ! Super cute ! The bathrooms are photo opp central. The food was good for me cause I’m a foodie and big on critiquing but it didn’t satisfy my friends who have a more clean pallet

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and great ambiance. We made reservations and was seated promptly upon arrival. Our server was respectful and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was pretty good. I would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome night! Amazing food great service and tasty drinks!! Will definitely come here again

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Foodie
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibe and food was grwat

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday with family there! Everything was perfect except no kid cups.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

One of the heaters were defective in a cold night. The server did not come to check on my table for whether we wanted drinks or not. The food was great, the ambience was amazing, and it was not loud at all. Overall a great place if you can overlook the service.

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NikkiChanel
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Had to wait a few with a reservation. Every confusing. But once letting the security know for the second time that we had reservations at 10:30 and we did not want to miss it they let us in.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Experirnce was not what I expected. We asked the waitress if they did anything special for birthdays and she did bring us a Ferris wheel dessert but when I looked at the bill they charged us for it. In other words they do not do anything special for birthdays. Disappointed that a place like this would do that. They should of just said no and suggested we can buy something from the dessert menu.

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DevinD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful. Ambience amazing. A little annoyed that I had to wait 40 minutes after our reservation time to get seated. The waitress was ok. She seemed really attentive to the table next to us. But I had to legit waive my hands in the air to catch her attention every time I needed a refill on my water.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! We ordered a few small plates (Thai shrimp, mushrooms on crispy rice, and ceviche). Everything was really tasty and our server (Bianca) was attentive and friendly. I am definitely going back here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very nice ambiance. Very bad bad bad service, not only is the waitstaff beyond slow they also just don’t know what and the heck is going on. I wouldn’t go back just because my drinks were so awful but aside from that it was cute and food was 5/10.

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YvetteRam
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing . The food , drinks and ambiance was amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time-food was delicious, service was great and ambiance was magical
Whether inside seating or patio, its a great way to unwind and relax. Would go again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was outstanding
Food was just okay

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took 30 minutes to seat us after our reservation time. And they weren’t even apologetic about it. Service was terrible. I ordered two drinks that never came. Wait staff barely gave our table attention. Food was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thai shrimp was my favorite. Service was good.

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vipOmarP
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place❤️

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BPMajor
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

It's a great looking place with nice service, good cocktails, however the food was average and overall I think it's over priced.

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TeeTeeRn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I came here to Beauty & Essex to celebrate my birthday 4/13/21. I was very excited because I had been to the one in New York, which is amazing. Sadly I was truly disappointed by the way we were treated from the hostess, the person who seated us and the waitress. This particular night it was very cold and windy. After giving the keys to the valet we were met by security asking us if we have a reservation. I said yes & we were told to wait on the sidewalk. Meanwhile there are people who came up after us that the security is talking too & letting them right in. After 5-10 minutes we are allowed to go up to the hostess to give our names. She then says wait here, another 10 minutes goes by before we are seated. I kindly said when I made the reservation it ask if you want to be outdoors or inside & I asked to be inside . She responded with that is not a guarantee. When I asked why is that not specified when making the reservation there was no response. The waitress later came to the table and took our order for drinks. She did not return for a while. So long that our drinks were nearly finished by the time we ordered our food. Throughout the night she hardly came by to check on us to see if we needed anything or wanted to order additional drinks or dessert. We ordered tap water but was given some sort of bottled water that we didn't drink and was charged $8 for. The only saving grace we had was Devin". He helped us with the menu, told us what to order. All his choices were good. He was so attentive, asked us what we needed, was there anything he could do to help us and whether we were okay. He was so awesome that we gave him a tip for all his efforts. If it wasn't for him my birthday would have been a total bust.

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vipmomie
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was below average (chicken meatballs and margarita pizza). Underwhelming service from the door check point to dinner. Would not recommend.

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Tula
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first outing to an indoor restaurant, everything went great we got in on time and were seated indoor as we reserved.
I love they had Vegan and GF options in their menu
service was perfect and we just had an amazing time having a nice beautiful and normal dinner again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

No birthday dessert:(

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The suggestions from the server were on point and the service was excellent. I would definitely go back. The food was also delish and everything was cooked perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

The food was a mess. The drinks took forever. Wait staff was nice but the service was just lacking

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vipHarrisonG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in LA. Ambience is amazing. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

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vipgreedyvixen
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend! Very pretty restaurant and the food is great.

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vipLAllen
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Albeit they just recently opened back up, the staff seemed very unprepared. They menu has also change quite a bit. Last nights dinner didn’t live up to the first time I dined pre-Covid. Hoping they are able to get back into the swing of things.

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Allison
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for a date night and it was a very pretty restaurant. The Mexican street corn ravioli was amazing and we definitely recommend. We also got the sea bass, which was just ok. The wonder wheel dessert is totally Instagram worthy and also delicious. Cocktails were great too. The only thing I wouldn’t recommend was the fish for the price.

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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles is rated 4.7 stars by 1231 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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