Lando was a great server! The pancakes and scrambled eggs were the best dishes and the cocktails were all amazing (as expected of any speakeasy). The crowd going there leaves a lot to be desired but the establishment is terrific.
Wonderful! Great place for a group of friends with delicious food and interesting cocktails.
You should warn against business meetings ... were were shouting at each other to try to talk it was so loud. And our dinner was at 5:30.
Great waitress and fabulous food. Grilled cheese tomato soup app was so good
Javier was wonderful! Order the carrots, you won’t regret it
We had a blast at B&E for a fun girls night!
Amazing experience. Went for a birthday celebration and it did not disappoint! A little pricy but worth it!
Wonderful time, as always. Love it
Everything about our evening was incredible! My wife is pregnant and going out for dinner and drinking the same old soda based drinks was getting tedious. But, she said the non alcoholic cocktails were the BEST she’d ever had.
For me, it was the food. Wow, I am now back in the UK and still dreaming of the food that was served.
The ambience, the drinks, the food and the all round fantastic service made for the best evening we’ve ever had in NYC (and this was my 5th holiday there).
Please don’t let standards slip because I will be back! Thank you B&E - please open one in london!
Quirky restaurant through the back of a pawn shop! I recommend the Beauty and Essex burger. They even gave us deee prosecco and cake for mums birthday. 5 star service x
Awesome place, great food, great for small groups
Amazing place atmosphere and great service!!
So posh and so much fun! Great beverage menu and innovative food. The music was beyond good and it made me feel young and energetic just being there. Our server was nice and helped give advice. It truly was an experience that I hope to repeat with my husband or girlfriends soon on our next trip to NYC! Thank you for having us!
We will return next time we're in NYC
I've dined at Beauty & Essex before & usually it's outstanding. I went for my boyfriends 40th birthday on the night of a snow storm so they definitely didn't have their A-team working. While the entrees were very good, there were several errors made. First we sat down and were told that none of their signature cocktails were able to be made because the bartender didn't show up. We ordered the lobster mac & cheese, but asked to leave the jalapenos out since we can't quite take spicy food. When it came, they didn't remove. However, they did take it away and provide us a new mac & cheese once we pointed out the issue. Since this was a special birthday, I informed the restaurant prior to making the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday AND told the server to confirm. They told me the do cake pops & a candle which was completely fine. However, when the peanut butter whoppie pie we ordered arrived, there was no candle or cake pops. I had to flag down our server who apologized and sent out the candle & cake pops and also provided 2 white Russian shots on the house. Overall the experience was fair, the entrees we did have that were correct were very good. However, the peanut butter whoppie pie was extremely dry and we couldn't eat more than half. I'll definitely go back to Beauty & Essex to get the service I typically have, but being this was a special occasion, I was disappointed. Hopefully next time, we'll get the A-team for both service & food.
Always make time for Beauty and Essex’s while in NYC. It’s a must! Wonderful food, great ambiance and always a good staff.
Great place to have fun food and see the beautiful people.
Loved your restaurant, we were recommended by a friend who also lives in Irene nd he highly recommended to go there !
Loved the decor ...
Loved the Dj music in the background
Loved having a glass of champagne in the toilet, well cool & that was a first !
BUT the only thing I would say about it that kinda disappointed us was , it was pricy . I know you pay for what you get & it was a really memorial night but when we went upstairs after our meal, we couldn’t get a seat anywhere . This was disappointing as we had spent over $240 and it would of been nice to have stayed for drinks and enjoy the atmosphere, instead we had to leave .
Other than that, I’d highly recommended ‘Beauty & Essex’ ..
This place was one of the very first restaurants I went to after I moved to NYC and I will never stop going. The mojitos are amazing, and their grilled cheese dumplings make me literally drool. I've had such great times there and I can't wait until I go back!
Served food that caused an allergic reaction even though we told them. Reacted after but would have been better if they got it right first
Fabulous evening and an awesome, awesome place. Highly recommend it
Delicious food. We had the salmon, the surf and turf with truffle carrots and mash potato followed by the doughnuts with 3 dipping sauces.
We had a bathroom break to sample the pink champagne in the ladies room and when we arrived back at our table it had gone from sitting next to a lovely couple to a raucous group of 6 who might as well had been on our table also but the staff we were quick to move us to a quieter spot to enjoy our dessert in peace. Great recovery skills, Thank you!
Great food. Fun atmosphere and great drinks
The staff is excellent and were quick to help with unusual things, such as, my friend needed reading glasses and our server found some for her to borrow! The manager came by to let us know more about another location we'd asked about. The food is fantastic! And while the music might have been slightly louder than we'd prefer for conversation, we could still hear each other across the table. The setting is swanky, warm and inviting, like stepping into a speakeasy. We had a wonderful time. And the fact that there is complimentary prosecco/sparkling wine in the bathroom? FABULOUS!!!
I loved this place and will be coming back ! The food was delicious and we loved the amazing atmosphere.
Amazing food - very strong menu. Pricey - but it's New York. Quite compact dining area that means you overhear other tables easily, can be noisy as we found out next to a large group. Would still recommend highly as the food was unreal
Food was great. But it took us forever to get a waiter to our table. If we didn’t ask, repeatedly, who knows when we would have received one
Great food and place but server wasn’t great unfortunately only bad thing I could say, was waiting around for ages along with all her other tables but would definitely go back food and ambiance was fab
I've been to Beauty and Essex a few times, but in the past it has been with larger groups and I have had no complaints. This was my first time going with just one other person. This past time, likely due to our location in the restaurant it was extremely loud and crowded. The food was great as always and it is a cool place, but the music was so loud it was difficult to talk and the tables were crowded. Additionally, the bar section was overflowing into the dining area and you had to push your way to a bathroom.
terrible service, mediocre food, overall bad experience and won’t be returning
excellent food. Awesome vibe. Upstairs was crowded.
Drinks are amazing!
Great food - great ambiance - great decor - fun place going through the old pawn shop to get into the restaurant .. they serve champagne in the women s bathrooom 😀
Een nieuwe ontdekkking, lekker, zeer goede bediening en lekker eten in een heel knap decor met toffe muziek
Beauty and Essex was recommended to me by a colleague as my friends and I were in the city from the UK for a week. It exceeded my expectations, contributing factors were the environment, drinks, food and music were also on point and the kitchen did a special birthday desert for me which was also unexpected! I'd def recommend and go back.
First time here and will definitely return! Great spot for cocktails. Sat at a table this time but next time will check out the lounge/bar area upstairs!!
Every food and drink that came out was amazing. Lando was our sever and did an amazing job describing each plate. Left the restaurant full and happy.
We loved it!
We were in town for my daughter's 28th birthday. She found Beauty & Essex after looking around online. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. We weren't happy with the table and they gladly moved us to another one. There was a very large & loud party at the table next to us, but we had read that it was noisy. It seemed like a lot of people were celebrating birthdays, etc., so we didn't mind the noise. The cocktails were great, but the food was WAY MORE THAN GREAT! Between the 4 of us, we had 6 different items that we shared. The tuna sashimi, the fish tacos, and the grilled cheese & tomato soup dumpling were our favorites. But everything was so good. Loved having the small portions so we could try several different things. We also had the donuts & white Russian milkshake shot which were great. Sure wish we had this restaurant in Atlanta. When we are back in NYC, we will surely return.
Food was incredible!!
Too many tables to a server causes the service to leave room for improvement.