Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.7
1191 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 1191 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmomie
Houston
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

No birthday dessert:(

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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greedyvixen
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLAllen
Seattle
2 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
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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vipLADiner77
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were very cold outside. The heat lamps were very ineffective. It was also impossible to hear our waiter through double face coverings. The chicken meatballs were good and also the kale salad. Oh and the security guy out front was rude and overly aggressive. We will not return for dinner 😐

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Genoveva
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very beautiful and great service, very quick. Not a lot of food choices. I had the BBQ mushrooms and we shared the Burrata and beets. Very delicious. But you shouldn’t charge extra for some bread!!! Like giving jam without toast 😹. I’d love to come back though, it’s very beautiful.

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NeedaC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed my 1st time experience. I will definitely be coming back in the NEAR future

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe

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JerryE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
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 on November 20, 2020
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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vipsparklemt
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome and the service despite it being Covid was excellent.

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vipLisaJ
Los Angeles
24 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
8 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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vipMegsL
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
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was just okay

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable.. will definitely visit again

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vipEricM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
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

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vipMercedezE
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was cold and tuff

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MiguelR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
45 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
10 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
4 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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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles is rated 4.7 stars by 1191 OpenTable diners.

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