Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.6
1181 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 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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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 1181 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JerryE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing and loved the selection of music played. Even during this pandemic, we appreciated that they took precautions in regards to the health and safety of their guests. I definitely plan on returning.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time guest and great experience. Food was wonderful, especially the chocolate cake & Oreo ice cream.

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vipDevonD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to share bites with friends and family while drinking delicious cocktails!

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KelseyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Incredible food, beautiful space. I definitely recommend bringing people here!

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TracyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and it was just wonderful! Ambiance was great, food and drinks! So glad I decided to go here

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vipLisaJ
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my friends b day. I had only been to the Vegas location. The drinks, food and atmosphere were amazing. We will definitely be back.

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TaylorS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were awesome and the food was great. We loved everything, especially our waiter's favorite, the corn raviolis!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters 25th birthday

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KjrPinky
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really good. I mean even with a pandemic going on the service was really good. Our food and drinks came out extremely fast and were super hot.

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MegsL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are both amazing. Drinks are a bit overpriced. Noise is high but that’s to be expected from a busy place. However, this specific time there was a group that screamed majority of our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was poor. Overall a forgettable experience for the hype.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was just okay

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vipEricM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We had a 7:45 reservation and had to wait outside in the cold until 8:15 to be seated. After dinner, the valet took 25 minutes to bring our car around. It was a chilly evening and my girlfriend was not pleased.

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Mercedes
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally everything we ate was amazing! Especially loved the thai chili crispy shrimp and mac n cheese. And the ambiance so so pretty, will definitely be coming back soon.

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Deena
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant! The entrance of the restaurant is in an alley next to Tao! It was our first time there so weren’t sure

ME
vipMercedezE
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was cold and tuff

MR
MiguelR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Great staff, amazing food beautiful atmosphere, a most go when visiting LA.

JJ
vipJaouiJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great for date night or groups. Drinks are great and sense is awsome

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vipFaceoola
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It wasn’t bad, but I thought the food was ok, I know our server did a great job under the circumstances

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corn ravioli was my favorite dish and reason to go back. Waiter and general manager were really nice. Awesome music and decor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go here, I'm blown away by how great the food is. Obviously, the ambience is second to none, but the food is out of this world. The service (as usual) was impeccable.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I like the vibes. Food delicious.
We had a good time with my friends. Great pictures. They just let us know that we had to leave after 2 hours. We asked for more time and they gave us 20 min more.

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LylybellL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for a place that can be magical to look at, music to bump your head with and amazing service, This is the place! We had girls night here and the food and drinks were great & flavorful. I personally am always looking for unique plates - I recommend the Corn Ravioli! its like corn in a cup but in pasta and the flavor is balanced and not overwhelming.

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TLNicks
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and music... nice size crowd despite Covid. Great place for date night or a girls night out.

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vipBeeee
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Really disappointing evening. We have been here several times before and had a great time which is why I booked again this evening.
We booked a table several weeks ago and when we arrived we were seated upstairs with 2 other tables so there was no atmosphere and no people watching.
They served us so quickly and sent us hone within 45 minutes.
Not a great experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Hostess and management were mean.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here from out of town. The service, ambiance, and food were very good. Amazing semi romantic vibes for a nice night out

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Portia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I didnt enjoy my scallops as they were lacking seasoning. My drinks were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, awesome service, beautiful outdoor dining.

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vipLindaZ
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a memorable meal and dining experience for my daughter's 18th birthday. The outdoor seating was beautiful - the food and service excellent! I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We had a reservation but they still made us wait 30 minutes to sit at a table and the food was not that great

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SandraH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice and relaxing!!! Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The service was excellent! And the food was delicious. Great atmosphere as well. Will be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the atmosphere was better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as good as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took my girlfriend out for her birthday a pre weekend celebration. Cute ambiance. Patio dinning. Excellent food. Strong drinks. Good music. Valet or street parking. Sea bass ceviche is a must.

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HannahS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date nights! Awesome food and nice ambience

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IttaiL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and not to mention the ambient. Everyone was very polite, manager was so amazing, she politely asked if we could move tables as there was a party that wanted to si together and she bought my girlfriend and I dessert plus a glass of champagne, she made our night more magnificent than it already was 🙂

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vipRobF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall the food and ambiance was amazing. Only downfall is that we had to wait 45 minutes even after we had reservations.

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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles is rated 4.6 stars by 1181 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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