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
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4.6
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4.6
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RodF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The vibe of the place was completely on point. Very upscale and sexy but unfortunately the food was mediocre at best. From what I heard about this place I expected a lot better food.

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SandraH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely and relaxing

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MissB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's literally nothing bad I can say about Beauty & Essex. The grilled cheese soup dumplings, filet, spicy shrimp... it's all amazing. As is the bubbles & berries cocktail. They've taken all the precautions amid coronavirus to make dining out a wonderful and safe experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was amazing. The tables were a bit close to one another and some tables were only separated by a faux grass wall.

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BeckyR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on a double date for my birthday dinner & had the best time! The ambience was amazing, food & drinks were delicious, good music... we kept talking about how fun it was after we had left. Will be back for sure! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner was awesome and completely made our night special! I asked my sister to be my Maid of Honor and they decorated the cake that way! It was awesome! Thank you!

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Missy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing. Everything we ate was so good. I can’t wait to go back for a date night with my boyfriend.

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Kandice
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and service were all great. I’ll definitely be back!

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GustavoC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will definitely be trying the surroundings restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! The food is soooooo good! Service is spectacular!!! Can’t wait to go back!

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TraciB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a fun night even though it’s outside dining. The food was amazing especially the sea bass entree. The atmosphere was great. The service was lovely. I highly recommended this place ❤️

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Keesha
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a great dining experience. The food was great! The staff was nice. The Restaurant Manager was so amazing! She was warm welcoming and knowledgable. All very important especially during this COVID time. We felt safe and well taken care of.

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AndrewS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant for sharing appetizers and small plates

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vipTamiL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was amazing and the ambiance was nice but the food was just ok I liked the appetizers more than the entrees

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere. Excellent experience overall. Tasty food. Not a big selection with COVID-19 but understandable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The place was beautiful great food definitely going back but the waitress miss informed us about the plate sizes

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idontcook
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthday celebrations and family gathering during pandemic... well worth the experience! security, reception desk, servers were all awesome! food and drink were great! although a bit pricey but it was all so worth it as we had a wonderful evening in a beautiful setting. Have recommended it already to my coworkers! and to a student intern looking to impress his GF for her bday

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always, they did a great job working around Covid as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carta reducida igual en vinos pero de ahí todo bien.

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RinaF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Had reservations but still had to wait about 20 min for a table

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WilliamO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was amazing server was great had a great time

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Adriana
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is very good & the ambiance is perfect!

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TomyGee
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

It was just alright. The music was horrible. The portions were small. It was very expensive. The cheapest glass of wine is $21 and it is such a small poor. If you’re celebrating a very important birthday, they will do nothing even if you remind them.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my experience!! The vegan meatballs are everything! Will deff be coming back :)

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Meghan
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The overall vibe was bad, we were trying to go to TAO instead. Food and service was terrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food not good. Ambiance is great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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vipLoveChocolate
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Greet service, good vibe and best tomato bisque and ahi tacos money can buy!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could marry this restaurant I would. Always a great experience. Great Covid safety practices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool and chill

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jessicar
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had to wait a little longer then we hoped. but they made it up with great service and made my daughters 21st birthday very special.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Manager and guest just didn’t get along. I respect the manager but the customer service approach could have been better. There is a way to approach problematic situations, i think both the guests didn’t handle it right or the manager. I definitely wouldn’t handle it that way if i was either or, but the manager was making sure rules for the establishment were kept correct and with guidelines which he did a very good job endorcing that. Guests were a little rude in there approach because of manager approach so overall both sides could have done better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during COVID and felt safe and like there was proper social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fave place 👌😎

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DesareeF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my boyfriends birthday and I’d rate the experience 10/10. Great service and great food! The grilled cheese dumplings were Amazing!!

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MarshraeH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The staff was nice and attentive. The restaurant felt safe and clean. However, the food was bland and not very tasty. For the prices they charge the food is not worth it. I was also sad that the wine list was limited.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Very beautiful. Service was great and the food was simply amazing.

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vipMILAGROS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Fish was dry. We were asked to move because we had been there for more than 2.5 hours. Nobody said we could only stay for 2.5 hours, or we would not have come. Valet parking for $30. I won’t be coming back,

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KMiles
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The staff was incredibly accommodating but the food was underwhelming. For the prices I definitely expected better.

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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles is rated 4.6 stars by 1133 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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