Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles
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The food was delicious....... the service was horrible.n they kept trying to rush us. They put the dessert menu on the table and reminded us it was there when we were not even halfway through our dinber.
The busboy came and tried to clear our plates while we were still eating. All in all, not a v. Good experienxe.
This place is good if you’re not picky about the servers and hostesses having their s*** together. I made a reservation 3 weeks in advance and requested outside seating, when I arrived to the restaurant at the time of my reservation they gave us a buzzer and told us we would have to wait for a table. Which would’ve been fine if they actually gave us the table outside that was requested. So we went upstairs and grabbed a drink and then our buzzer rang so we were seated inside without the drinks we ordered and were told they would be brought to us. We told the hostess that we requested and outside table and she informed us there was nothing available and wouldn’t be for a while. We insisted on sitting outside as we were here for my 30th birthday and it was a beautiful night and also, I reserved this table 3 weeks in advance. We were given another buzzer and waited at the bar for another hour before we were seated outside. Our drinks that we ordered before our initial seating were brought to us about 30 minuets after we were told we would have to wait again for the outside table. So pretty much they can’t guarantee you’ll get a table for the area you requested and you’ll still have to wait regardless of making a reservation. The food was pretty good, and the server we had at our table outside was phenomenal. He was busy with other large groups and stayed on top of it. The server we had when we were seated inside asked me my drink order 3 times and forgot what it was so the bartender had to ask again, this drink was paid for before we ever sat down. All in all I would probably come back here but not for a special occasion.
It was my birthday and first time there. Everything was amazing.
Excellent in every way, high quality innovative food great vibe and really attentive service 10/10 would recommend
Amazing food. Very dark and extremely loud. Seems to cater to large groups. Would not recommend for business but would recommend for less engaged larger occasions.
Location is a bit cavernous. Not sure the menu suits share plates.
We had a wonderful time. We were there with clients so we wanted to go somewhere special. One of them has celiac disease so it was great that they have a whole menu with just gluten free options. Everything was really delicious it was nice that it was shareable’s and we left there very full and happy. The venue and decor is beautiful and would be back again.
It was wonderful. You walk through a little store and then through the door which leads to the beautiful restaurant. The server was terrific and so was the rest of the staff. They are very attentive and yet you don't even know they are around...and yet they are always there when you need something. They serve all of the food family style. But the dishes are elegant and well thought out. It's not like sitting down at a casual place and sharing food. Beautiful plating and just the right size portions.
All the food is delicious except the pasta😂 service and ambience are excellent！
Amazing! Loved it!
Great food and beautiful restaurant!
Was a great experience! Great service and nice people! Thank you
I had no idea they seat you in increments.... They should say that somewhere… Or let you know when you make the reservation. It felt so rushed and I just think that’s ridiculous when you’re at a place that is so expensive. I will never go there again.
We went there with my dear friend for the first time for his birthday celebration. We liked the place, service, and most importantly food. We both got the lamb chops and for the sides we shared broccoli mac & cheese and crispy shrimps! The chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream was bomb!
Will recommend my friends to go there for sure !
nice setting and good tasting food - cant ask for more
This place is outstanding. We have never been treated so kindly before. The staff went above and beyond. We were having an Airbnb issue and they tried to help us out in so many ways.
They treated us to a couple appies which made our day.
The manger came over a few times to make sure we would have a safe place to stay. Super kind!!!
The food was so delicious. The energy of the people and the place was so warm, kind and friendly.
You should be very proud of all your staff.
Cant wait to go back.
Thanks so much
Couldn’t wait to write this review! This place is fabulous! Nick was our server and he deserves a 5 Star rating!! We tried it all! Lobster croissant-loved! Meatballs- great! Cheese dumplings/tomato soup- great! Salmon-great! Filet-perfect! Atmosphere is so cool! Will return many times!
It was so empty! Seemed that we picked the wrong restaurant..
My reservation was at 10 and they didn’t seat me down till 11:15pm. By the time we ordered the kitchen was about to close and they were out of everything! Worst birthday dinner ever .
Wife’s birthday and she loved it. Thank you
Everything was amazing. The food. The desert. The Service. The energy. Thank you
Our anniversary experience at Beauty & Essex was exceptional from the 5 star service, delightful cocktails, and exquisite dishes. Highly recommend!
Nice place, delicious dinner and great ambiance .!!! Service 5
The location is great. The music and ambience and decor is good. Drinks were okay. We went there twice, Friday night and a year prior. Two appetizers were ok. The main courses we ordered were not very good. The fusion theme of the food does not translate to the food tasting good. Go for appetizers and drinks only. Skip the rest of the menu.
Food was surprisingly disappointing. Sashimi was not fresh in the slightest, and many dishes were lacking in flavor.
Server was very professional and poised, team was very helpful in trying to resolve issues.
Avid fan of upscale dining in Los Angeles. Having been a fan of Tao Group, I wanted to try Beauty and Essex. I was disappointment by the experience. The food and service are both wonderful but the ambience is average (at best). No jaw dropping interior design or architecture like Tao next door. No sweeping views like Highlight Room upstairs. Just an average dim restaurant. I would recommend the food, but if you are looking for a wow factor, this place doesn’t have it.
Birthday , not bad , good good but way overpriced , small portions.
Amazing service - our waiter was exceptional. He made great recommendations and even recommended portion sizes too, so as not to order too much. Drinks were great and quickly delivered. All in all a fabulous experience.
Food is great, the server was great with all the recommendations given. However the receptionists were all rude. They did not greet us when we walked in, when asked for a table the woman was told we had to pay the bar tab first. No one in my party had a tab open to begin with. I told her we did not have one open and she said she would have to go check. 15 minutes passed by and we were taken to get seated.
The service was horrible. Our server preferred waiting on the table adjacent to us that had only guys. Ours was a table of 8 women & she spent a lot of time st their table & was very inattentive to our party. The food was mediocre at best. The Las Vegas location that I have gone to a few times is much much better - food & service wise! Will not be going back there!
We had a group of 7 and sat at the outside area. The service was really good, the ambiance was a lot of fun, and the food and drinks were great! It was a really fun time on the patio area. Th inside seating was more intimate and would be a great place for a date.
Everything about this place was wonderful! From the accommodations (our party was running late and they held our table), to the service (our server was super friendly and knowledgeable), to the food which was DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to go back!
Great customer service! Waiter and food were excellent!
Beauty & Essex was the highlight of my birthday weekend! The food was flavorful, the beverages were made with care & a heavy hand, the service was outstanding, and the ambiance was elegant! I would recommend this spot to anyone living or traveling to Los Angles!
Impromptu local spot that we like to go to. So we hopped over for our 27th Anniversary. The surprise dessert treats were tasty!
Really great experience. The service was wonderful and the food was incredible.
Very bad costumer service. Our table was not ready and we had to Waite about 1.5 hrs. The ladies in the front desk were very rude.
Came in from NYC/NJ area to celebrate our 1-Year Anniversary. Brian was a gracious host. The chicken slider, while yummy, left us unsatisfied (should’ve been 3 sliders), but overall, an AMAZING TIME! Brian was AWESOME! I love the LA location better than NYC! But ssshhh... don’t tell NYC that. Hahahahahahah! My husband was very impressed!
One of my favorite restaurants. Loved eating downstairs, then went upstairs for drinks and enjoy the DJ and patio.