Beauty & Essex - LA

4.7
476 reviews
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$50 and over
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Global, International
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  • Romantic
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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Private dining
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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Phone number
(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
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Private Dining

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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What 476 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The waiter seemed tired. The food we had was really good. It was pretty cold inside.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

The place is so loud that you can barely have a conversation in there - definitely NOT a date place.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Favorite new staple in Hollywood. Amazing food!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great service and spectacular food.! Definitely will go back with a large party!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Amazing food and very tasty ...............I'll go back definatley

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Way too loud, expensive and not that great. Food was OK at best, it was like a night club but the services was great. Our server was the only reason we stuck around. I wouldn't return.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Excellent food, service and fabulous atmosphere but if the music volume was just a little lower that what it was, would have been a perfect experience.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Excellent food and service. The deep fried shrimp is amazing as is the jerk chicken. Very enjoyable meal with attentive staff all set in a decadent setting.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The staff was incredibly personable and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Birthday dinner. Great environment!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

This is my second Beauty & Essex Experience.
My first time was in New York City which is actually why I could not wait to visit the LA location!!!

From beginning to end the service was outstanding!
Our server was very engaged and she made sure we didn’t need to ask for anything!

The vibe is very much Sex in the Cityish( especially on the weekend) and the Food is served on small plates but packs a lot of flavor. I ordered the Avocado toast as a starter,(absolutely delicious) the Chicken Meatballs and BBQ Fries for my dinner. The meatballs are a pretty nice size and super fresh in flavor. You can literally taste every ingredient in every bite. The BBQ Fries taste like BBQ Chips!!! I think I’ll get them EVERY TIME now. (Yes that means I’ll be back)

But overall I was extremely satisfied with my service and i can’t wait to return:)

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

MY FRIENDS AND I HAD A GREAT NIGHT, THE WAIT STAFF WAS AMAZING !

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The location and restaurant are beautiful BUT the food is pricey for tiny portions. We had a party of 4 each paid ~45.00 and we left hungry. Definitely not a place you want to take your appetite - or your wallet.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Overall vibe was great. Perfect place for a birthday with a decent size group. I would go during a weekday next time, for dinner there were way too many people causing scenes and being loud in a dinner setting. Thank you for staffing for being attentive and kicking people out when necessary, since our dinner table was disrupted numerous times by loud groups.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

I was actually really looking forward to this dinner and ultimately was increasingly disappointed in the service. Having been to the Beauty and Essex location in New York several times, I was hoping that I would be getting the same luxury experience. My girlfriend and I had an 8 PM reservation and planned on spending roughly an hour and a half to potential two hours drinking, eating and enjoying each other‘s company. When the waiter first approached us we asked for his recommendation on white wine. He simply recommended the least expensive and then the most expensive really adding no additional value to the suggestion. We then proceeded to order three dishes with the intention to order more. Over the next 30 to 40 minutes the waiter came up to us a handful of times asking if we were done with our dishes. We advised and each time we were not done. He may have thought he was providing customer service but at the end of the day we felt like we were getting pushed out of our seats to the point where we decided we would leave whatever wine we had left, Get the check and leave. The only saving grace of the evening was the rose being served in the women’s restroom. I would recommend your staff going forward to not lean and so heavily to your guest and make them feel as though their time is limited and in valued.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The atmosphere of the restaurant is very fun and trendy. Service was outstanding and the food was to die for!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great server and the food was wonderful. Would definitely come back. The grilled cheese, bacon and tomato soup apps was so good. And the Mexican Street corn ravioli 👍🏽

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great ambiance and good food. Me and my girls loved it.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

It has really great ambiance and decor. The staff are very friendly, food is good, the cocktails are just as great. Love the selfie unit in the women’s restroom.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

One of the most beautiful restaurant that i have been to in my whole life , thanks for the delicious and great atmosphere and tratments

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Ambience is elegant. The way they brand themselves is obvious by the decor. Food was good but not compared to the price. Steak was over cooked. Scallops over seasoned. The energy is good. Music is loud and trendy.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

My boyfriend and I had theater tickets at Pantages and chose to dine at Beauty & Essex for its location and convenience of being able to walk to the theater. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant from its decor and ambiance to the service and of course our meals!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Will dine in again. Extremely quick service. Lots of speciality dishes. Extraordinary ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

As expected a somewhat up in space the nicely appointed food prepared if not surprising super delicious

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great for Dinner and brunch. Amazing food and cocktail menu

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Perfect portions to share plates between 4-6 people. Fun for special occasion but it is loud and hard to hear across the table. Awesome service would recommend for dinner before a night out!

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The food was just okay, but it’s definitely the ambience that makes this restaurant more special. Our waiter was incredibly friendly, but I had a bit of a feeling that the team on the floor was understaffed.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

My entire dinner party Loved the ambience , the food truly delicious .

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Birthday celebration with 6. Very good accommodations.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We had to change tables bc of cockroaches outside on patio

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Excellent service, waiter, Brian was top class. Quiet in restaurant, because of holiday I guess. I put a note on booking to say it was my sister’s birthday and they brought out a special dessert. The waiter was very accommodating and knowledgable about wine choice.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

I have been to the one in New York, Vegas and now Los Angeles. It is consistently delicious and the drinks are amazing too. Always love to go

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great experience! Good food, great service, great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great food, fast service!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This was my first time at this restaurant and I give it an A+ the service was great and the food was amazing!!!! I loved the atmosphere everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and again the food was amazing well seasoned. The price was actually very good compared to most high end restaurants in the area. I will def be coming for many occasions to come.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

My fave place in LA

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Beautiful night with delicious food

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The staff were fabulous in every way. The food perfection!

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2018

They sat me 45 minutes after my reservation.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I love Beauty & Essex. We have always had a great dining experience and this last one was no different. Can’t wait to go back next time we are in LA.

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