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Beauty & Essex- New York, New York, NY

Beauty & Essex- New York

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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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7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 614-0146

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Santos

  • Private party facilities

    Chef Chris Santos' sophisticated, mutli-ethnic sharing menu lends itself perfectly to celebrations and group dining for parties of 10 to 400 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Barragan: (855) 514-4350

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Stanton & Rivington

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available in the neighborhood. There is also a parking lot on Essex between Houston and Stanton Streets or a municipal garage between Delancey and Rivington Streets.

  • Public transit

    by Train: F, J, M, or Z train to Delancey/Essex Street.<br> <br />by Bus: M9 or 14A to Essex Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    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 final 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 let us know in advance if your party decreases. Please note that all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit due to high demand. We will try our best to accommodate seating preferences or general requests but they are not guaranteed. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • Brunch Reservation

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    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 final 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 let us know in advance if your party decreases. Please note that all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit due to high demand. We will try our best to accommodate seating preferences or general requests but they are not guaranteed. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Popular dishes

Menu

Raw Bar

  • Spicy Salmon Tartare*$17.00

    orange & black tobiko, pickled daikon radish, guacamole

    • Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos*$19.00

      cilantro, radish, wasabi kewpie

      • Shrimp Cocktail$24.00

        smoked cocktail sauce, pickled jalapeño remoulade

        • East & West Coast Oysters*

          • Half Dozen$21.00
          • Dozen$38.00
        • Pearls of the Sea*$84.00

          dozen oysters, tuna poke, 6 shrimp cocktail, 1 lb lobster

          Jewels on Toast

          • Avocado, Lemon & Espelette$14.00

            • Little French Dips*$17.00

              slow-roasted prime sirloin, Gruyère cheese, horseradish-garlic aioli, house-made au jus

              • Roasted Bone Marrow$21.00

                rioja braised shallot marmalade

                • Butter Poached Lobster Sopes$22.00

                  black bean puree, crispy tortilla, tequila-habanero salsa

                  Dumplings

                  • Tortilla Soup Dumplings$17.00

                    queso poblano, vegetable pozole broth

                    • Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings$19.00

                      Featured Items

                      • The House Salad$15.00

                        market greens, carrot-harissa vinaigrette, pickled carrots, crispy chickpeas, manchego cheese

                        • Kale & Apple Salad$16.00

                          apple cider vinaigrette, pancetta, candied pecans, shaved goat cheese

                          • Cauliflower Tacos$17.00

                            apple miso marinade, gochujang, charred scallion salsa

                            • Thai Style Deep Fried Shrimp$25.00

                              green papaya slaw

                              Accessories

                              • Citrus Glazed String Beans$14.00

                                fresno peppers, grana padano

                                • Broccolini$14.00

                                  garlic, soy, chile

                                  • Miso Glazed Crispy Eggplant$14.00

                                    • BBQ Fries$14.00

                                      • Crispy Vidalia Onion Rings$14.00

                                        miso honey mustard and sambal ketchup

                                        • Cacio e Pepe Mac & Cheese$19.00

                                          Sicilian bread crumbs

                                          Mains

                                          • Spaghettini*$24.00

                                            zucchini, lemon, parsley pesto, parmigiano, sunny-side up egg

                                            • Mexican Sweet Corn Ravioli$25.00

                                              roasted poblano crema, jalapeno, cotija, cilantro

                                              • Oven Braised Chicken Meatballs$26.00

                                                whipped ricotta, wild mushroom, truffle

                                                • Chile Spiced Dry Aged Burger*$26.00

                                                  cilantro aioli, aged cheddar cheese, serrano ham & crispy bbq fries

                                                  • Peruvian Chicken$29.00

                                                    carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet peas, jalapeno salsa verde

                                                    • Togarashi Spiced Tuna*$33.00

                                                      Thai red rice, shiitake mushroom, coconut milk

                                                      • Grilled Atlantic Salmon*$33.00

                                                        sherry vinegar glaze, pearl couscous, red chard, celery root purée

                                                        • Pan Seared Scallops*$35.00

                                                          lemon risotto, asparagus, peas, smoked romesco sauce

                                                          Prime Meats

                                                          • Grilled Double Cut Lamb Chops*$52.00

                                                            creamy polenta, port wine glaze

                                                            • 14 Oz. Dry Aged NY Strip Steak*$59.00

                                                              served with Beauty & Essex signature sauces: roasted garlic & bacon / smoked BBQ

                                                              • Classic Beef Wellington*$60.00

                                                                prime filet mignon, foie gras mousse, mushroom duxelle, puff pastry & truffle bordelaise sauce

                                                                • 24 Oz. Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye*$78.00

                                                                  served with Beauty & Essex signature sauces: roasted garlic & bacon / smoked BBQ

                                                                  Desserts

                                                                  • Housemade Cookie$4.00

                                                                    reverse chocolate chip cookie

                                                                    • Boozy Milkshake Shot$8.00

                                                                      rich, creamy vanilla & bourbon

                                                                      • Selection of Gelato & Sorbets$10.00

                                                                        • "Les, NYC" Doughnuts$14.00

                                                                          caramel, chocolate, & berry dipping sauces

                                                                          • Black Bottomed Butterscotch Pot de Crème$15.00

                                                                            coconut chantilly

                                                                            • Beauty's Wonder Wheel$38.00

                                                                              for two or more people; chef's selection

                                                                              After Dinner Drinks

                                                                              • Moscato d'Asti, La Spinetta 2010$12.00

                                                                                • Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Fenouillet 2014$14.00

                                                                                  • Sauternes, Cru b'Arche-Pugneau 2011$15.00

                                                                                    • Oremus, Takaji Late Harvest 2017$21.00

                                                                                      • Bea, Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2008$98.00

                                                                                        • Six Grapes Ruby Port, Graham's$14.00

                                                                                          • 30yr Tawney Port, Graham's$28.00

                                                                                            Cocktails

                                                                                            $17

                                                                                              Sweet

                                                                                              • Beauty Elixir

                                                                                                gin, cucumber, strawberry, sparkling rosé

                                                                                                • Earl the Pearl

                                                                                                  vodka, earl grey tea, cold pressed lemon, mint nectar

                                                                                                  • Emerald Gimlet

                                                                                                    vodka, basil, lemon nectar, cold pressed lime

                                                                                                    • Pink Panther

                                                                                                      gin, elderflower liqueur, pink peppercorn nectar, cold pressed lemon

                                                                                                      • Sunslip

                                                                                                        light & aged rum, luxardo, passion fruit, cold pressed lime

                                                                                                        • O.D.B "Old Dirty Bramble"

                                                                                                          reposado tequila, smoked blackberries, honey, ginger juice, cold pressed lemon

                                                                                                          • NYConnection

                                                                                                            busnel v.s.o.p., disaronno, cranberry juice, pineapple juice

                                                                                                            • Cheeky Palm

                                                                                                              blanco tequila, combier orange liqueur, cream of coconut, cold pressed lime and fresh ginger

                                                                                                              Savory

                                                                                                              • The Merchant

                                                                                                                mezcal, falernum, bonnie's red pepper jelly, cold pressed lime, jarritos tamarind soda

                                                                                                                • Up All Night

                                                                                                                  vodka, cocchi rosa, watermelon red bull

                                                                                                                  • Green with Envy

                                                                                                                    cucumber vodka, elderflower, jalapeño and cilantro nectar, celery salt

                                                                                                                    • The Woodsman

                                                                                                                      bourbon, muddled pear, allspice maple syrup, cold pressed lemon

                                                                                                                      • Rose Solis

                                                                                                                        dolin vermouth, cappellano barolo chianto, prosecco

                                                                                                                        • The Necromancer

                                                                                                                          gin, lillet blanc, grand marnier, absinthe

                                                                                                                          Wines by the Glass

                                                                                                                            Sparkling

                                                                                                                            • N.V. Brut Classic, Chandon, California$15.00

                                                                                                                              • N.V. Cava Rosé, Vilarnau$16.00

                                                                                                                                • N.V. Brut Champagne "Yellow Label", Veuve Clicquot$25.00

                                                                                                                                  White

                                                                                                                                  • Riesling, Selbach, Mosel, Germany 2019$14.00

                                                                                                                                    • Pinot Grigio, Zuccolo, Friuli, Italy 2018$16.00

                                                                                                                                      • Pouilly Fumé, Dechamps, Loire Valley, France 2018$18.00

                                                                                                                                        • Viognier, Côtes du Rhone, Gaillard, 'Les Gendrines' 2014$20.00

                                                                                                                                          • Chardonnay, Joe Dobb, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2017$18.00

                                                                                                                                            Rosé

                                                                                                                                            • Bosman Family, '47 Varietal, Western Cape, S. Africa 2018$15.00

                                                                                                                                              • Whispering Angel 'The Palm', Provence 2018$16.00

                                                                                                                                                • Fleur de Mer, Cote de Provence 2018$14.00

                                                                                                                                                  Red

                                                                                                                                                  • Rioja, Viña Hermania, Spain 2018$14.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Pinot Noir, Bacchus "Ginger's Cuvée", California 2018$16.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Malbec, Terrazas de los Andes, Mendoza, Argentina 2017$16.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Cabernet Sauvignon, Banshee, Paso Robles, California 2019$18.00

                                                                                                                                                          Virgin Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                          • Mint Lemonade$6.00

                                                                                                                                                            lemon, mint, club soda

                                                                                                                                                            • Garnet Gimlet$9.00

                                                                                                                                                              strawberry, basil, lemon nectar, fresh lime juice, ginger ale

                                                                                                                                                              Beer

                                                                                                                                                                Bottle

                                                                                                                                                                $9

                                                                                                                                                                • Brooklyn Lager

                                                                                                                                                                  • Pacifico

                                                                                                                                                                    • Goose Island IPA

                                                                                                                                                                      • Red Stripe

                                                                                                                                                                        • Strongbow Cider

                                                                                                                                                                          • Guinness

                                                                                                                                                                            Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                            What 8,204 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                            4.7
                                                                                                                                                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                                                                              I love this place, especially when friends come from out of town--the spectacle of entering the "pawn shop" and opening the secret door is always fun. Great for groups--the food is mostly tapas-style, so it's best if you have enough people to order lots of plates for sharing. Just be aware that it's a bit spendy! But the service is attentive, the people-watching is fun, and if you prefer a less clubby vibe, come for brunch!

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                                                                                                                                                                              Very nice location, friendly service and the food was really fine, just a little too noisy.

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                                                                                                                                                                              The dining floor was extremely cold, very uncomfortable, the food took a good time be served and being the fact that the restaurant was very cold it make the experience not as enjoyable as expected.

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                                                                                                                                                                              We had an amazing meal and experience for our first visit to Beauty and Essex. The exquisite quality and presentation of the food can only be topped by the amazing atmosphere!

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                                                                                                                                                                              Fab experience although very dark to read the menu!

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                                                                                                                                                                              I was so excited for this restaurant and it exceeded every expectation. What a gem of NYC! The food was insane- what great flavours and textures in every dish. There was so much depth to every plate! Our server Sara was so friendly and attentive. What an experience of a restaurant. Just WOW

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                                                                                                                                                                              Amazing dining experience. Will be going here again and again.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Service excellent de la part de Nicholas👌

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                                                                                                                                                                              Beauty & Essex is a beautiful experience with a great atmosphere. The service was great and the concept of food sharing was a welcome change.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Outstanding dinner! What a fun unique space! I think our relatives were frightened and confused walking into the store but that ended the minute the door to the back was opened! Such a gorgeous space. We love trying new things and sharing dishes so we tasted many different items and every single recommendation fro our waiter was spot on! So happy we went here for my son's graduation celebration dinner and we will definitely be back!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                              Always amazing. Great food and service. Thank you for a great evening.

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                                                                                                                                                                              This place was fantastic. From the cool, speakeasy vibe to the amazing service, it killed for my friend’s birthday. The food was amazing! Our server, Michael, was beyond wonderful! Do yourself a favor and go ASAP!

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                                                                                                                                                                              We went for their Sunday brunch and the food and service was Amazing! The decor and SpeakEzy vibe was Unique and beautiful. We will definitely be back.

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                                                                                                                                                                              The experience was perfect. The food is fantastic. The service was the best we had on our 8-day NYC trip. Highly recommend for brunch!

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                                                                                                                                                                              Live4therumNvybz

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                              They menu is intended to share and servers were super nice! Drinks are strong and the ambiance gave off a really cool vibe.

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                                                                                                                                                                              TulayH

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                              Very over priced. Food was lukewarm. Table was over an hour late. Rushed through all of our courses. Mains came to the table when we were still eating our starters.

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                                                                                                                                                                              CarolineN

                                                                                                                                                                              Toronto

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                              Everything about it was perfect for a special 17 birthday dinner. I especially appreciated the fact that our waitress did not rush us. The flow of the drinks and food was spotless ❤️

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                                                                                                                                                                              Gia1234

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                              Very chic place to go with friends, but expect a noise level. Food makes up for it though. Service was great, server (Alex) had very good knowledge of the food and she came by to check on us, which is always a plus in any restaurant.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Keishla

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                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              This was my first experience here and it was outstanding service and food. It is definitely a splurge that was totally worth it.

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                                                                                                                                                                              JosephS

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                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              The food is excellent, the service is top-notch and the ambiance is dope!

                                                                                                                                                                            28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              We were extremely late but made it and they did their best to accommodate us.

                                                                                                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Food was amazing! Service was wonderful!

                                                                                                                                                                            30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              What a super cool spot. Enter through an elegant gift shop where all the guitars on the walls and everything is for sale and come to a downstairs bar lobby before climbing a staircase to a fun quintessentially New York dining room. The server was very good, though it took a moment for him to warm up—I suppose this is the New York way. We had several mouth watering dishes highlighted by the grilled cheese bites and, seared scallops and ribeye. Everything was exceptional. It was busy but never felt crowded. For four of us with several adult beverages we spent about $100/person so it’s definitely an experience.

                                                                                                                                                                            31. DG

                                                                                                                                                                              DreGarcia

                                                                                                                                                                              Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Great food. Amazing ambience. Definitely worth the experience!

                                                                                                                                                                            32. H

                                                                                                                                                                              Hungrylexie

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Their dinner menu is fantastic and creative. The service was great. Highly recommend it!

                                                                                                                                                                            33. CW

                                                                                                                                                                              CarressaW

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Very sheek and posh. The idea of the hidden gem behind the pawn shop is amazing and gave the feeling of exclusivity.

                                                                                                                                                                            34. SS

                                                                                                                                                                              SS16

                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Absolutely amazing food and vibe on a Wednesday night in NYC. Great service, even better food. We were shocked this meal didn't cost hundreds of $ more than it did - really excellent value for money.

                                                                                                                                                                            35. LR

                                                                                                                                                                              LisaR

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              The food and service were amazing but it felt extremely rushed like they couldn't wait for us to leave to get the best people to a table. We had a bottle of wine to finish and it felt like they were staring us down to leave. Slightly unpleasant. Otherwise terrific.

                                                                                                                                                                            36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Such a beautiful space, service was excellent and the food and drinks were delicious!

                                                                                                                                                                            37. JR

                                                                                                                                                                              JalissaR

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              The food was all amazing. We ate family style so we were able to try different dishes. grilled cheese, smoked bacon & tomato soup bumbling so good!

                                                                                                                                                                            38. D

                                                                                                                                                                              Dorianb

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              It was my mother's birthday and Mother's Day. She had an awesome time. She was also astounded on entering the restaurant from a pawn shop. LOL

                                                                                                                                                                            39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Another great experience at this hidden gem in the City.

                                                                                                                                                                            40. SD

                                                                                                                                                                              ShawnD

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Amazing food in a really cool atmosphere. Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                              • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                                            • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                                              • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                            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 8204 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Google Map for Beauty & Essex- New York

                                                                                                                                                                            146 Essex St New York, NY 10002

                                                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                              Stanton & Rivington

                                                                                                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                              Lower East Side

                                                                                                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                              Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                              Unspecified

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                              Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                              Street parking is available in the neighborhood. There is also a parking lot on Essex between Houston and Stanton Streets or a municipal garage between Delancey and Rivington Streets.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                              by Train: F, J, M, or Z train to Delancey/Essex Street. by Bus: M9 or 14A to Essex Street

                                                                                                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                              Chris Santos

                                                                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                              (212) 614-0146

                                                                                                                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                              Chef Chris Santos' sophisticated, mutli-ethnic sharing menu lends itself perfectly to celebrations and group dining for parties of 10 to 400 guests.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                              Natalie Barragan: (855) 514-4350

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