Beauty & Essex- New York
The atmosphere of the space is both grand and intimate, moody and effervescent. Various rooms for lounging and dining unfold on two floors, like a large turn-of-the-century townhouse. Each room has its own unique elements that celebrate timeless jewelry designs and upscale jewelry stores.
The cuisine is multi-ethnic in inspiration, casually elegant, and designed for sharing at the table among friends and family. Where the Stanton Social"s menu is Chef Chris Santos' take on cocktail party classics and street foods from across the globe, Beauty & Essex is rooted in a bold bistro direction focusing on the reinvention of modern family style dining that is both whimsical and sophisticated.
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Table serving is really slow, but their attitude and smile is great.
Always my fave go to for spacial occasions.
Great service and amazing food!
The restaurant definitely lived up to its reputation! We had to wait an hour for our table, however they had a lovely bar for us to wait in and offered us free Prosecco. The food was amazing! Large portions and presented beautifully. It’s definitely a formal dress code; men wore shirts, jeans and shoes and women wore dresses/jeans and a nice top and heels. The food is quite pricey but it’s the same as any upmarket restaurant in New York. We had a starter, 2 x main meal and 4 drinks and it was 150 dollars with a tip. It’s quite close to the Brooklyn Bridge so quite a trek from Times Square, about 30dollars in a taxi. If you visit New York and want a different experience I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Great vibe, good food. Definitely a great spot if ever visiting NYC
Our service was a disaster. Waitress was good but kitchen kept forgetting to bring out our food. This started early in the meal and never improved. Prior experiences were good in the past
Great atmosphere. Really cool place to dine.
We have been to Beauty and Essex in Las Vegas and we loved it there. The New York experience was just as great. The vibe in the restaurant is lively and energetic. The food experience is wonderful. The waiter took very good care of us, was very knowledgeable about the menu, and made excellent recommendations. We loved it all.
The food was amazing. The service was grand and we had an amazing time.
The crowd & traffic by the entrance was a bit annoying and a bit like a club, they use text system to get people seated, buzzer probably would’ve made it more organized. Nevertheless, the vibe, dimly lit space, music and food were great. Highlights were the Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos, Scallops & Bone marrow. Meatballs were pretty good too. Drinks are strong. Service was great. The crowd is very mixed, all kinds of people, we even saw a few kids, was a little weird but I guess that’s good that it’s family friendly place.
The space is crazy cool....cool storefront with wild scene once you get through the door...hostess was super cool-waitress was amazingly attentive and friendly-and the food superb. This concept makes smaller sharing dishes make perfect sense-I had sushi, Italian and Mexican at one sitting. Very happy with my experience - going to try it in LA!
I no longer respect Chris Santos' Chopped reviews. when he talks about something being under seasoned. He either expects he is catering to the under 30 crowd or he has a very poor sense of taste. I got more salt intake in this one meal that I should have in a month. The place is pretentious without cause. Coat check guy couldn't even keep track of my hat. I am not enamored of the beautiful people supper club crowd which this tried to be. Overrated and overpriced
Great good, great vibe!
We had the most fantastic time!!
The atmosphere and music was amazing.
Would recommend to everyone I know. It really made our trip to NY even more perfect
Thank you x
Chose this place to celebrate my 50th birthday.Saturday 16th February.I had a reservation but table wasn’t ready for an hour late .Struggled to get served at the bar and had to stand at the top of the stairs in a busy corridor to drink them! .Two if our group of 8 were covered in drink ( doubt very much the red wine will come out of my husbands Hugo Boss shirt!! Food was ok but half the order was missed off ..I’m still waiting to try the scallops .I booked this place after a recommendation, perhaps on a quieter night it may have been a better experience, I left feeling upset and embarrassed that i’d taken my friends there .Had much better food and service elsewhere in NY .The refinery rooftop was excellent!
I heard of Beauty and Essex years ago and finally found myself here this weekend. We dined earlier in the evening and the service was prompt and unobtrusive, food was amazing and well portioned and the environment was everything i hoped it would be. The pot de creme was the only thing that was lacking but the beef wellington....oh my....the beef wellington...ORGASMIC! Would 100% dine again and recommend!
We took our high school daughters while visiting NYC and they loved the whole experience! Food was fantastic, service helpful and attentive, and the "speakeasy" feel of the entrance was so fun!
The food was delicious. The atmosphere was calm yet sophisticated. Liked it a lot. The women’s bathroom is beautiful
The food was as fabulous as last time. We loved the vegan chilaquiles, char sui meatballs, and chocolate avocado mousse. HOWEVER despite making the reservation weeks in advance, we had to wait THIRTY minutes to be seated. They didn't offer much of an explanation and just told us we could sit and wait "a few minutes" in the bar area. Well, a few minutes turned into thirty with no offer of a free drink/discount/etc which would typically be offered at any other restaurant.
Waited for a table despite creating and confirming a reservation. It was cold inside the restaurant. Seating was too close to enjoy comfort. Although the food was good, the experience took away from it. Overall it fell short of the hype.
We got seated right away which was great and the food was delicious :)
It was amazing . Would definitely go there again . Me and my girl had such a good time .
Unbelievable!! A must when visiting the city!
Great location, food, service and atmosphere. Menu amazing!!
Such a good experience! Overall, the food and the ambiance were great! Would definitely be returning!
Great ambiance and great service. The food was excellent! We had the grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings, rib eye tacos and the sea bass. For dessert, we had the donuts and they were delicious! Freshly made and served warm. Great place. I will definitely go again!
Excellent venue for Valentine’s Day date
My ex and I recently broke up and we’re trying to rekindle our relationship. He accused me of an encounter which clearly my receipts didn’t have information on. So instead it turned into a farewell dinner. The best farewell dinner in style. Wine service and waiter was amazing! All staff from the entrance until my departure made an overall great experience. The food is delicious and not as pricy as expected. I’ll definitely dine here again with someone new.
Great food, great environment for any occasion. Good service.
It was such a great experience from arriving at the establishment which looks like a pawn shop and then you enter the dining area which is beautiful. Now the staff are all very nice and attentive. Then comes the drinks and food and I am a total foodie and this place really does it well. Every plate we chose the presentation was on point and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend for any occasion date, birthday or just dinner it was fantastic and there is a little secret for the ladies in the bathroom that really added something special 🤫
I have been to Beauty and Essex over 10 times. I make it a point to visit the restaurant whenever I come to town for business. This was by far the least satisfactory experience I have had. Definitely an above average establishment not sure what happened on my recent visit.
It was fabulous!
Great atmosphere and delicious food! Fun people watching too.
Great meal and experience in an awesome venue!
Delicious food above expectations and the cocktails were amazing! Perfect end to our honeymoon in NYC
It was amazing! Will definitely be back!
We went in our anniversary and they were super kind and friendly and gave us a complimentary dessert. We loved our experience in Beauty & Essex. The food was amazing.
This restaurant was beautiful and the food was outstanding.