Beauty & Essex- New York

4.7
7756 Reviews
$30 and under
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Beauty & Essex has an innovative design that starts in the restaurant’s entrance, a well-curated modern-day pawn shop replete with a saxophone, boom­box, quirky artifacts, vintage treasures, and an eclectic array of “one-off” pieces of jewelry. Continuing past the pawnshop, guests encounter a grand, circular staircase wrapped around a two-story custom chandelier, but only the adventurous will discover all that Beauty & Essex has to offer. With four distinct dining rooms (one private), two bars, a lounge, and a women’s bathroom complete with a salon including a luxurious sofa, and antique perfume bottles. The cuisine, much like the design, is intended to set a new course. Chef Chris Santos was one of the pioneers of the small, share plate dining trend that has swept the nation, and with the Beauty & Essex menu, he once again has created waves on the food scene.
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  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    All reservations require a deposit of $10 per person, regardless of the party size. This deposit will be taken off of the bill at the end of your visit. Dress to impress! If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we ask that you do so by 10pm the day prior in order to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10pm will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that during these unprecedented times, all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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  • As Easy As $1, $2, $3!

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Wed 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join us for Happy Hour Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5pm - 7pm. $1 Oysters $2 Shrimp Cocktail $3 Beer
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4.7
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4.8
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and great atmosphere

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JohnM
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, a very cool spot for a celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Quick to cancel a reservation if you’re 15 min late, despite them not seating until almost 30 minutes after original reservation. The hostess said she couldn’t accommodate us, but I went on opentable and saw they still had multiple reservations - including one in 15 minutes. Very meh service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cool place. Only issue is you pay to hold your reservation but your reservation is not honored when you arrive on time. Waited 30 minutes to be sat. Also it’s noted that the $10pp to hold your reservation will be deducted from your bill but it is not deducted automatically, at least mine was not. Will have to call to get this rectified. But amazing service even in such a packed place , our waitress was great made the whole experience worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The ambiance was next level! Our server was one of the best I’ve had in the city! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We stated on our reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion and received zero acknowledgement. The food was terrible - the burger was burnt and the bread was stale. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

LB
LaurenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mini moon dinner

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LaniJ
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and overall fun experience. Service was awesome.

JF
vipJhonF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Perfect to surprise some one if they never heard of the place.

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dianae
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally cool place. Waitress was knowledgeable. Good outstanding. Even the bathroom was cool and smelled delicious. Pawn shop as you enter! Fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. The tomato soup is a must. Our server was perfect for the occasion. She gave great recommendations and directed us towards a great evening.

SM
SusanM
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience with excellent food, drink and a wait staff eager to please. Ambiance at it’s best!

TN
vipThorNYC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOUD and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, a bit pricey, but overall would recommend! The drinks were really good!

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Summer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This was the second visit and last visit. The first time was amazing, and I always raved about my experience with friend and boyfriend, so I planned a special date night on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the rudeness from one particular server ruined the whole experience. The round table across from us, was over capacity and of their guest had their chair out, blocking the walking path. Most waitstaff and guests realized that there was no room to squeeze, so they walked around and used the other path. However, one particular server decided that his conveniece was worth the trouble, and keep squeezing and bumping into my boyfriend's chair though-out the night. Instead of approaching the large party and asking the other person to move their chair forward, they opted to lean into my boyfriend's chair every few minutes. For an upscale casual restaurant, were our check was over $300, I really expected better service. The busser also used the same dirty wet towel to clean tables, which made me questions their santination practices. We will certaintly not be returning to this place.

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vipMatthewT212
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Let's just say that the Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos are out of this world amazing but why $19 for three. I love this place and the food is AMAZING but the prices for what you get sour me (as much as OpenTable keeps neglecting to give points per reservation). The staff was also AMAZING as well. You will not go wrong going here for an super meal, just make sure you have enough room on your credit card.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experiences was wonderful,Service was outstanding!

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KayC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place! Very classy and the food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Rowen was an amazing server for my best friend’s bachelorette bash! Go to Beauty & Essex!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times. Really enjoy the food, service, & experience. I had family in town & wanted them to experience something quintessential New York. They loved it it as well. We ordered several dishes & cocktails. They were all delicious! Love the experience of Beauty & Essex. Will definitely be back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was packed, a little too packed. The ambiance was everything I wanted, the service was decent, and the food was great. I’d go again but maybe not on a Friday night.

KM
KerryM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great aesthetic & creative cuisine. Superb NY experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very cool inside and the food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was for my 30th birthday and I enjoyed all the food. The only thing that was not perfect was having an aggressive waitress that made it clear she wanted us to just eat fast so she could turn over the table. Just try to order a few dishes at a time to not eat too fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Music too loud left with a sore throat

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Geoffreyr
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a night out on the town and do it up right!!!!!

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cabriog
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night celebrating with friends. Food was delicious and didn't have to wait although it was pretty packed. Great ambience. Was looking forward to champagne in the ladies lounge but no one was on duty. Only downer was our table for six was a little cramped. Having a reservation should eliminate this but not sure what happened. Overall great food, good time and great service. Kudos to Nadia and the great service.

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Hendriix
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Will recommend! The ambiance and service was exactly what I imagined for my wife’s birthday w/end

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! I was out with a group of friends and the energy in Beauty and Essex was felt immediately when we got there which was awesome. The food was terrific! I had myself barbecue fries and ordered the Peruvian chicken, and the black tie white noise drink, definitely recommend it! Also, our waiter Kim was so patient and so welcoming to all of us, she helped make our evening so enjoyable which was very much appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Food and ambiance outstanding. The type of place you visit New York to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good overall experience! Enjoyed meal, drinks, and service. Music could be louder and vibrant. Other diners were poorly dressed. Needs to attract a more upscale /dressier crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is gorgeous ! The women’s bathroom is beautiful.
Service is outstanding .

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vipShannon
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good - creative dishes and cocktails! The noise level and music were a bit loud but it goes along with the scene.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love having small plates to taste a lot of different things!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibes, happy hour menu, great staff and music on point

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Marisa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for my 30th birthday. Everything was really nice! The hospitality and service was on point. I really enjoyed having many appetizers so I can try many times. Upscale and classy!

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vipNotpicky
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale and energetic dining. Excellent food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We were seated approximately 10 inches from two other couples. It looked as if they had overbooked and squeezed tables where they could. We ordered the beef Wellington, only for it to come out raw. The saw was white and goopy and the meat wasn’t high quality. I ordered the onion rings and they were undercooked. We told our waitress and she was genuinely apologetic and they let us order something else. The food was decent but underdone but at that point, we were over it. They did give us a free order or green beans and fried eggplant which was… nice? The eggplant was surprisingly good, but like… you couldn’t slide me a dessert? The cocktails were TERRIBLE. Their speciality cocktails, specifically. But I did order my cocktail of choice since I had not enjoyed the one I ordered and somehow they messed that up. The staff was kind and so I can’t complain too much but I wouldn’t waste my time. If you want some cute Instagram pictures and are willing to spend an upwards of $100+ per person, this is the place of you.

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You can order delivery directly from Beauty & Essex- New York using the Order Online button. Beauty & Essex- New York also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 614-0146.

Beauty & Essex- New York is rated 4.7 stars by 7756 OpenTable diners.

Beauty & Essex- New York does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://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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