Beauty & Essex - LA

4.7
548 reviews
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International
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Hours of operation
DINNER
Sunday: 5pm-11pm
Monday - Wednesday: 6pm-11pm
Thursday - Friday: 6pm-12am
Saturday: 5pm-12am

BRUNCH
Sunday: 11am-3pm
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(323) 676-8880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Santos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Selma
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Beauty & Essex - LA can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was interesting. Great atmosphere and a lot of potential business and people to meet

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M
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. Sarah was our waitperson and she was engaging and knowledgeable about the menu and what to recommend based on our feedback. The food was tremendous. The tomato bisque with the cheese dumplings was the big hit for my wife and the Thai bbq mushrooms has my mouth watering for more two days later. Just go already...

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Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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TN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance. Small plates and appetizers were delectable. Main courses were not as impressive. My pasta dish with a sunny side up egg cane out a bit different than described. The lemon really overpowered it and made it not as appealing to finish. My husband felt similar with his meal, not as impressive as the small plates. Cool music.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre.

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RM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Came girlfriend birthday we ordered the grilled cheese smoked bacon tomato soup dumplings, Tuna poke wonton tacos. Loved the vibe

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AO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance!! Our server was so helpful and patient throughout the night.

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved the food and the service was fantastic. My only minus was it was very noisy in there like a cafeteria. The walls create a major echoing issue that causes it to be a little difficult to have a conversation across the table. Other than that the food was quite tasty.

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KC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Beauty & Essex! We were there for a friend's birthday and couldn't fault it. The menu was varied but not too much choice which can be overwhelming. Great ambience. Don't let the no prices online menu put you off. We found out fairly priced for a high end restaurant. Server was brilliant and so friendly. Similar to catch but less snooty!

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BG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, staff, service and ambience. I would go back again.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Muy chic restaurante a media luz y lleno d gente in

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BP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Beauty the staff went above and beyond to acknowledge and celebrate my wife's birthday after I left a small note when making the reservation. The atmosphere is fantastic—feels like eating in a vault. Eating at dusk was a treat because we could feel the atmosphere shift via the skylight in the center of the dining room.

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DL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second experience and it was a flawless evening all around. The food is surprising, the flavor profiles unexpected, the service immaculate, and vibe both classic and modern. A great L.A. experience.

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CH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing would love to do it again ! We had an amazing night enjoying the ambiance! The food and cocktails were amazing

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waitress constantly ignored us. While attending table direct next to us.

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FR
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good and special. The service was excellent.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience. The service was amazing, our server Sarah was really engaging. Food was delicious. I highly recommmend Beauty & Essex

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London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Lovely waitress, lovely food. So noisy next to two large tables and no where for them to move us to. Ruined the experience as we could not hear each other speak. We were told this was not usual and we were just unlucky

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MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I had made a reservation, but for the following night. They were very kind and gracious and were able to seat us.

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FO
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, especially the lamb. Service was fast and attentive, but the plates came out so fast, we felt a bit rushed. Can't wait to go back.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time! Our server was very polite and funny. He made the best suggestions and was highly attentive. The food was TO DIE FOR. Loved every single item we ordered. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Never disappoints. Even the food you think would be gross turns out to be amazing!! :)

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EH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here with a few friends recently and had an amazing experience! The Thai Shrimp, Mexican Street Corn Ravioli, and scallops are a MUST.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

The hostesses were the most rude bunch I’ve ever experienced. After finishing dinner we were told by several servers to visit the bar upstairs and were given directions. When we went up stairs we were screamed at by the ladies at the front desk demanding WHO told US we were allowed up there. Ruined the entire experience. Will not be back.

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WS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic experience! The manager came over with anniversary desserts and talked a while and was so pleasant- we were on vacation and it was a great, fun time!!

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was awesome!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service. The ambiance is breathtaking.

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed. I was looking forward to my meal but the menu has changed. They had this incredible Tandori Chicken but it is no longer available to order. The chicken option is now Jerk Chicken; it was not as good. The worst part of the menu change, is the food cost has increased but sadly the amount of food given has decreased.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was incredible, the venue was gorgeous, fascinating and unique, and the service could not be faulted! Such attentive, warm and friendly staff. A truly wonderful experience - thank you RC and team for taking such great care of us. We will be telling everyone about Beauty & Essex.

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London
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in lovely surroundings. Excellent, attentive service, thank you Mario!

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EB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite in Hollywood! The decor is dramatic and the vibe is fun. Our server, Craig, was on point with every recommendation: poke tacos, grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings, Mexican corn ravioli and more. Complimentary champagne in the lady’s room after 7ish just adds to the fun.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan our server was great and food was excellent

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honeymoon
Amazing food and dinning experience

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RG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and decor. The menu had a lot of great choices and we loved that everything was shareable. Our favorite was the street cord raviolis. Yum! The service was great with several people making sure that everything was perfect.

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DJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun, unique atmosphere...friendly, attentive service accentuated our enjoyment of the tasty menu selections. I have already recommended the restaurant to other friends and will certainly return.

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K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Also been to the Vegas Beauty and Essex, and both are very good.

Good atmosphere, delicious and innovative food, and tasty drinks

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O
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and definitely wonderful service from margo

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicholas was terrific food was amazing ambiance second to none. Couldn’t have found a better place.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of eight and everyone really enjoyed the dinner experience. The food was very delicious and the vibe was perfect. Perfect option for a late fun dinner.

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s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Fun place, lounge area was super full. Food not so good.

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