Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.6
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$50 and over
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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 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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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was DineLA, but their fixed menu didn’t excite us so we ordered a la carte.

The Pear Bibb Salad was light but nothing to write home about.

The buratta was about the same.

We had the Lamb with charred broccolini for our main. Both were excellent however we just felt like the overall price point was a little high for the quality of the food and portions.

We have no problem spending a few hundred on an exceptional meal. This just didn’t quite make the mark.
Lots of incredible restaurants in LA that do!

O
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastisch restaurant, leuke jonge ambiance, en goede service en ontvangst

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n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here for dine la for my birthday! Food was exceptional! Service was very attentive! Sat upstairs in the locket room and it was more quiet compared to the main dining room. Womens restroom has a bartender that gives free champagne!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Closed too early but great food and ambience leading up to it.

KS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent and very creative. We enjoyed the service which was very timely. The restaurant is fun but very loud so don’t expect to have a quiet conversation

AM
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! One of my favorites in L.A.. The food is spectacular!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I highly recommend skipping this place. I’ve gone several times for three years, but their quality keeps getting worse ever since their management has changed. TAO is better food and service overall. Recommend that or Catch. If you must go, I recommend the kale and apple salad!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was exceptional. Service was very good. Was same in NYC.

J
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, excellent atmosphere, perfect place for romantic night out or even an awesome birthday dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We made reservations and had to wait an hour to be seated so I was a little upset about that. The restaurant was very nice and we had an amazing time once we were able to get seated. Food was amazing so I would definitely go again.

EA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing and fun experience with great food, drinks and service!

DM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous “Hollywood” style restaurant.... Overly pretentious but food makes up for it. $150 for dinner for two with one cocktail and dessert...

c
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Music was too loud but other than that was a good dining experience.

C
Charlotte
95 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner here. It felt like the servers and staff genuinely cared about their presentation and experience for guests. The toasted cheese and tomato soup, shrimp, and scallop dishes were all fantastic. Those 3 were plenty of food for the 2 of us, but would definitely try the doughnuts next time. We sat upstairs where it was a little lighter. It was more romantic downstairs, so I’d recommend requesting downstairs if you’d like a romantic date. Everything here was 5/5 and super convenient as guests at the dream hotel.
Would not recommend the highlight club upstairs. The restaurant yes beautiful - club was not that cool.

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food is

SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exceptional !!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was fantastic! The staff was great and so attentive. They somehow made the already amazing food taste even better!!

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined with friends for an after Christmas celebration. The food was amazing as always! Our server, Jordan, made the experience even better! He was very attentive, suggested appetizers, and drinks for my friend as it was her first time there. Amazing experience!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Xmas eve bij B&E. Het eten is nog steeds goed, Vegan menu goed gedaan en voldoende smaakvolle opties. Helaas is het publiek en ambiance echt niet meer wat het geweest is. B&E was echt bijzonder in het begin, speakeasy-achtige entree met een goed publiek. Nu families met kinderen binnen, mensen die na het shoppen even snel met hun jas aan wat eten etc etc. Dresscode of het verhogen van de ‘drempel’ zou wonderen doen. Bediening was gewoon goed en vriendelijk. Overigens hadden ze van mij de xnas kleding etc wel achterwege mogen laten. Past ook niet bij de entourage en boogde uitstraling van deze zaak.
Dus ik zeg klasse in plaats van massa want voor nu is het voor mij de laatste keer geweest...ondanks het goede smaakvolle eten. Sorry B&E...Tao Group

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must do if you're in LA. Such a classy, gorgeous restaurant. Its dark inside but it fits their aesthetic. Food is somewhat pricey but worth it. It all tasted delicious. The dessert wheel was great and also very worth it. We were there for a bachelorette trip and the entire staff was super friendly. Definitely check out this place! Make a reservation in advance btw.

B
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vibe! Very Rock and Roll

Y
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A culinary taste and visual treat only made better by the service. We took my husband for Birthday and he was delighted and wants to go back. The Mac and Cheese over spare rib was OMG ! So fun and delicious,

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our dinner was amazing but the service was horrible. We felt rushed to eat and drink quickly and when I mentioned it to our server she asked “do you feel rushed” with such an attitude. We will never be dining at this location again.

A
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience for first timers looking for atmosphere & good food to celebrate my brother's birthday! Love the tapas style menu.

H
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will surely recommend my family & friends to go dine at Beauty & Essex.

H
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any Santos restaurant has great food. What also stands out is the service and variety. Also excellent are the fresh ingredients. Love this place.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a ton of dietary restrictions/allergies and Beauty and Essex is always more than accommodating. So thankful to the chef and the waitstaff for their awareness of allergies and dedication to providing everyone with an amazing experience regardless of dietary needs. Thank you to everyone!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food and ambience was great! However our server was very busy with other tables so we ended up waiting a lot. And I got double charged for one of the drinks that was ordered.

r
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!! Every bite seemed to be uniquely created to activate the depths of my taste buds. We were thankfully seated upstairs, in the more quiet part of the restaurant. Service was proper and we were graciously greeted by the manager throughout our dining experience. Great vibe!

J
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot. Good selection of speciality cocktails. It screams “fancy”, so wear something appropriate.

RG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally suprised

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful ambience and always a fun place to go to.

M
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It's trying so hard but lacks the basics like good service.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great experience

DJ
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This visit was not the best visit as we had a reservation but was not seated until 20minutes after and we received the worst server in addition to the wait. I've visited many other times and received great service, food, drinks, and vibe. Not sure if everyone was having a bad day that night but it was not the service I'd normally get. However, food and drinks were great so I do recommend a visit for those who have never been.

DA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing, service was excellent, we had a large party and everyone had a great time. It’s a little loud, but it makes for a fun atmosphere! Would definitely go again!

BS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with two picky Tweens and they absolutely LOVED the grilled cheese dumplings and the Ceasar Salad on toast. Then the dessert came on a spinning wheel and they were in heaven. They food is great and atmosphere is a lot of fun!!!

SH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to this location. The food was excellent ad usual. The meal is pricey but the experience is worth it.

WM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Beauty & Essex's menu and their attention to detail. The restaurant is swanky, the staff is engaged, and the food is top-notch. We were prepared to be treated and left, but that didn't happen! The wait staff was attentive and cleared finished plates quickly, and brought out new dishes just as fast. The vegan menu was a hit and we all loved the BBQ Rib Mac & Cheese.

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great service and very cool vibe! We've been the the Vegas location a few times and LA is just as good!

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