Beauty & Essex- New York

4.6
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7599 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
From the team behind The Stanton Social comes Beauty & Essex, a grand 10,000 square foot restaurant, bar, & lounge in the heart of the lower east side.


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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CB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Drinks had barely any alcohol. We ordered the same tapas as the next door table, ours were definitely smaller portion. $52 beef Wellington was subpar. Our first visit last year was much better.

EM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, Beautiful restaurant, a little pricey but it was a great time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a special occasion or “just because”. Red velvet waffles, chocolate croissants and doughnuts with dipping sauces are great shareables. The jewels on toast a must-all if them! Steak and eggs-absolute. You cannot go wrong with this menu. Mother’s Day plans there too!

HH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS FABULOUS! This was our third dinner at Beauty and Essex and it didn't disappoint. Our server was professional (while still friendly), the food was amazing, ambiance was great (it just feels like a special place). We will definitely go back. Love Beauty and Essex!

NC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Our server was very friendly and she timed our meal perfectly. The food was delicious and the music was great. Can't wait to go back!

JP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kale / Apple salad is amazing! Service was attentive, pacing of courses was excellent, and cocktails were excellent.

I recommend the salmon tartare and the scallops. The burger was highly recommended, and the layer, angel food cake with Milk ice cream was phenomenal.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Takes an hour to sit down. They always make you wait a little bit this was obnoxiously long.

NR
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food amazing ambience. Very cool located and lovely cocktails

SC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing!! The food was incredible!

e
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to celebrate a girl’s trip in NYC - loved the ambience and thought it was great until the music was a bit too loud. Our server was amazing, and the food was incredible until we reached dessert! We got the Wheel or Wonder, which was incredibly disappointing, with the caliber of other cuisine we had. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and thought overall it was great!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place excellent experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service superb! I would come here every visit to New York. We had a reservation for 6 and a table for 4 and they were able to sit us all together. Simply amazing!!!! Thank you for the incredible dining experience.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great cocktails, great ambiance, food was good!!! Really fun atmosphere!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute brunch spot. Good cocktails. Cool restaurant.

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute fave restaurant! Food and ambiance are always amazing!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Had to wait 45 mins for a table despite having a confirmed reservation. Outside of that, vibe was fun and food was great as always.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
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