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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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!!

MP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

EN
Los Angeles
5 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 !!

SH
1 review
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.

SH
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.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KD
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.

PR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As usual a great experience. Everything on the menu is delicious!

RC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was there for a private event upstairs after dinner and enjoy a dinner prior to going upstairs.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was pretty great but the server was uninterested and didn’t try very hard. Had to wait 35 mins to be seated. Bill came to over $300 for three people which is pretty ridiculous. Wouldn’t rush back

OT
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trey was FAB! We loved him!

RH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

arrived for a 6:00 res but doors didnt open until 6:05 or so. Amazing meal, out in time for 8:00 show at Pantages. Did dine LA and the big surprise was how great the chicken was - incredibly moist and flavorful.

C
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant itself is a hidden beauty. The service is amazing, Brayan was really nice and helpful with any questions we had he described each dish with tremendous detail. Making mouth water Everytime. The food mouthwatering, we had a great time thank you so much looking forward to seeing those dumplings again soon

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went while on vacation and got to experience Dine LA. Our food was incredible and we got to take a lot home with us. The service was friendly and fun in a very beautiful setting.

N
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We ordered off the Dine LA menu, therefore pretty good value for the amount of food we had. We really liked our starters, tuna tacos for me and french dip w/o horseradish aioli for my partner who is very sensitive to hot-spicy flavors, and desserts of chocolate pot de creme and NYC doughnuts. I enjoyed my side of broccolini, however my partner's short rib mac had a hot-spiciness not mentioned on the menu. We both had the salmon, which we found lacking, a bit over cooked and the flavors didn't seem to work together. Wait staff was attentive and asked if we were needing to make a show time. The dining room is pretty dim and the music was just on the verge of being too loud.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service by hostess and waiters were very bad. Plates were taken without asking and felt rushed the entire time. The manager was very nice and accommodating to the situation.

LP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice welcoming and good service throughout the entire dinner . Fantastic food and nice ambiance . Music and general noise level on the high side .

KS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love, love, love B&E. Sadly, there’s just no way for us to get up there easily and it takes well over an hour for 16 miles. We won’t be back for a long while, but it has nothing to do with the establishment! The valet is crazy expensive, but I’m sure that’s just the norm in We Ho. There is supposed to be a dress code and although it doesn’t appear to enforced at all, we do make it a point to “dress for dinner” when we go. It’s fun!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Beauty & Essex for my friend’s 30th birthday celebration and my friends and I were very pleased with the restaurant. The ambiance is beautiful and the service was excellent! My glass of water was never empty! As soon as I would finish my water, someone would fill it up right away! I was so thirsty that day that I was very pleased on how attentive the staff was. Our server John was very informative and energetic while attending our table and the food was delicious! John informed us from the very beginning that everything on the menu is designed to be shareable and I was glad he did because we were all able to order something different and got to try different foods. Everything we tried was delicious and to my expectation. I especially enjoyed the Mexican Corn Ravioli and Grilled Cheese, smoked bacon, tomato soup dumplings. I was glad that when I made my reservation there was an occasion option because I didn’t have to let the server know it was my friend’s birthday and she was surprised when the server showed up with cake and ice cream. We were overall pleased with our experience at Beauty & Essex.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice place - food was great!! A nice place to take a date...

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing mad, he did a great job making sure we were happy and taken care of.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with attentive servers. Couldn’t ask for better

PS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have been a more difficult party for Beauty and Essex. Larger group than they would normally want, arriving in staggered intervals instead of all at once. But, they totally adapted to our needs, set up a perfect seating arrangement for us, which allowed our group, which grew to 15 throughout the evening to have an absolutely fabulous time. Our waiter was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. The food was varied and interesting, and tasty to boot. And then, to top things off, they brought out their Ferris Wheel of dessert. What a show! Don't miss out on this fabulous place. An artistically elegant place for a very nice evening, or if your group is more lively, like ours, a great place to just have fun. Well done Beauty & Essex! We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very overpriced for the type of food you get. If I want to spend that much I would rather go to restaurants in Beverly Hills not there.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
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
11 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...

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