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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.6
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1166 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1166 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEricM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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Deena
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was cold and tuff

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MiguelR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFaceoola
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 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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vipBeeee
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Really disappointing evening. We have been here several times before and had a great time which is why I booked again this evening.
We booked a table several weeks ago and when we arrived we were seated upstairs with 2 other tables so there was no atmosphere and no people watching.
They served us so quickly and sent us hone within 45 minutes.
Not a great experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Hostess and management were mean.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here from out of town. The service, ambiance, and food were very good. Amazing semi romantic vibes for a nice night out

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Portia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I didnt enjoy my scallops as they were lacking seasoning. My drinks were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, awesome service, beautiful outdoor dining.

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vipLindaZ
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a memorable meal and dining experience for my daughter's 18th birthday. The outdoor seating was beautiful - the food and service excellent! I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We had a reservation but they still made us wait 30 minutes to sit at a table and the food was not that great

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SandraH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice and relaxing!!! Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The service was excellent! And the food was delicious. Great atmosphere as well. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the atmosphere was better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as good as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took my girlfriend out for her birthday a pre weekend celebration. Cute ambiance. Patio dinning. Excellent food. Strong drinks. Good music. Valet or street parking. Sea bass ceviche is a must.

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HannahS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date nights! Awesome food and nice ambience

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IttaiL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and not to mention the ambient. Everyone was very polite, manager was so amazing, she politely asked if we could move tables as there was a party that wanted to si together and she bought my girlfriend and I dessert plus a glass of champagne, she made our night more magnificent than it already was 🙂

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RobF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall the food and ambiance was amazing. Only downfall is that we had to wait 45 minutes even after we had reservations.

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DeeM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager on duty from Panama really went above and beyond our own expectations. Very hospitable, accommodating and came back to our table to make sure we were comfortable with our new seating arrangement..Professional and really added to the overall experience of the restaurant which was superb! Food, ambiance and staffing...we will be returning sooner than later ;)

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ZainahM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best service! Definitely will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The restaurant has a 2 hour cap time per table. We were made a aware of that a few times (when making our reservation, hostess, and our waiter). I took my boyfriend to this restaurant for his first time and we were looking to have a casual date night. Our waitress took our order within the first few minutes of us settling down. During the entire dinner, we felt super rushed and were done with our entire meal within 30 mins. We weren’t sure why she was rushing us when there were plenty of tables open. We were in and out within 1 hour of arriving and were totally discouraged from ordering more since our experience was pretty terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, the grilled cheese dumplings are always a hit

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambiance was great! The food overall tasted very well but the amount of food per plate was not at all appropriate for a 6 people party. Our waitress advised us on what was considered large and small plates and when another dish might me wanted if the first one wasn’t enough. It was nice but also seems like a ploy for more money. It would be great if the restaurant added more to the plates being served.

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RodF
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
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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JohnnyS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

First of all, making a reservation is a Joke. I waited 30 mins to be seated, my food was not the best and the server dropped the wine on me and still charged me for it. I would not recommend it to any one or expect to come back I wasted $250 at this place. Many other people with no reservation with bigger party got seated. It’s over rated and over priced. My food was burnt. My lamb chops were burned.

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SandraH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely and relaxing

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MissB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
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!

GC
GustavoC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will definitely be trying the surroundings restaurants!

FAQs

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles is rated 4.6 stars by 1166 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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