Beauty & Essex- New York

4.8
7644 Reviews
$30 and under
International
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Experiences

  • 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. 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.
What 7644 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.9
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
MA
vipMrAdams
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you could possibly wish for in a memorable dining experience is included at Beauty & Essex. The food is amazing, the service is top-notch, the venue is impeccable, and the pawn shop up front is unique.

You simply cannot do better than a night out at Beauty & Essex.

TL
TimL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I find it difficult to find restaurants with great service but B&E consistently has outstanding service. The food is unique and presented creatively. Whatever you do don’t pass on the cocktails, they are top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A fun place to celebrate with friends.

d
donnalee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect!!!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was speechless about the entire process very professional food was great

t
tangale6
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience that exceeded my expectations. Very friendly service and awesome atmosphere on a Friday night. All the food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s birthday. Everything was perfect. I love to see everyone’s face when they enter the restaurant through the front store.

WJ
vipWendyJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was fabulous and the service superb! Must have - the grilled cheese tomato soup dumplings! And the Doughnuts and Pot de Creme! OMG, I have to get back soon!

DD
vipDnvDiner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great! Atmosphere was great! We’re in our 40’s and had a great dinner upstairs at 7:45. When we came downstairs to leave it felt like a night club. Made us feel young!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Part of the Tao group. Great vibe, great small dishes amazing service

JH
JasH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot allow days to go by without thanking Stephanie, Justin and Roland (I hope I spelled your names correctly!). The service, ambiance and hospitality was amazing. Thank you for accommodating us. I really appreciated Stephanie for helping me make this night such a special one. We will definitely be back for another celebration.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance! The best service! Everything we ordered was delicious. First time trying the lamb here and it was otherworldly! Best lamb I’ve ever had! Welcome back B&E!

S
vipStefeazi
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to dine in beauty and Essex again in New York I actually was in Vegas a couple weeks ago just because I had to have some chicken meatballs from beauty and Essex in Vegas wonderful to see the staff absolutely fabulous lovely manager service is always impeccable thanks again look forward to seeing you guys this week all the best

BK
BriK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I drove an 1.5 hours to get here for my birthday. I am so happy with my experience! The food and server were fantastic. The hostesses were attentive when I arrived and got us quickly to our table. I absolutely loved my birthday. I'll be back, thank you!

MF
MoniqueF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb! Our waiter Justin was amazing as well!

SB
vipShannonB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and ambiance. Will return

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Extremely rude waiter

AW
AprilW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. A little quiet but server had a great personality.

AK
AdamK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got a bit nervous when I got there. I booked on Opentable, maybe they didn't see it? Because they may have made an error on my reservation, they still immediately brought me to a table for 4. In my opinion, one of the best tables in the place.
If it wasn't an error, just as great. The entire team from top to bottom was 100% on point.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Took far too long to sit us down, food was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food was mediocre. Onion rings, broccolini and chicken meatballs were the best part. Vacuous de Papi Mac and cheese had no flavor, the cheese in it tasted burnt. Waiter never checked on us after he took our order. Not a good EXPERIENCE.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very trendy restaurant, great menu with lots of options to surly please everyone.

F
Fabulous
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious! Highly recommend for a group dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been here pre Covid and I have to be honest...there was a sluggishness about the service and food. But what a difference a re-opening makes!!! On our recent visit, the service was immaculate, the food piping hot and delicious, and we were even seated at an amazing table where all the action was. Decor/ambiance has never been an issues with this establishment; I’ve always loved the whole hidden speak easy vibe opening into sexy, nightclub comfort. PLEASE keep this reinvigorated energy up!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They need more time to recover from being closed so long. All of our food came out at once. Appetizers and main course, which is beyond annoying. Then the server brought the check without asking if we wanted dessert. Music was awful, usually it’s great.

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

Had a great Time here ! The staff was great and restaurant was clean ! They did a great job wiping down tables and silverware. Would definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. Had fantastic food. The fried eggplant was AMAZING!! We will definitely be coming back. My
Only suggestion would be to eliminate the last table in the center as it was on a slope and not
The most comfortable.

K
vipKeoni13
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was amazing! Was on point with service and suggestions about food and drinks. Made the evening a fantastic experience.

T
vipTrendyeats
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has really improved! Everything was delicious!! I think they have a new chef and he’s a winner!! Please check out the food and the cocktails! I’ve been going here for over 10 years but never really went for the food. Now I will!

J
Jonathan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing reopening!! amazing service!’ amazing hospitality, managers asking how was the food and the food was prompt and well cooked. I’m so happy you guys are back. Everyone had their mask on and following all COVID protocols. Such a delightful night I’ll be back soon!!

TG
TariqG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first day they reopened after covid and it looks like they didn’t miss a beat. They were on top of everything and nothing was missed. The food was delicious as always.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at Beauty & Essex after a year of COVID. Food and service was as fantastic as ever! Looking forward to returning soon.

AJ
AshleeJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so glad Beauty and Essex is open again! We look forward to the return of the champagne bar! Excellent experience as always.

LR
LuisR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!
The place was beautiful!!
The only thing we didn’t like was that they had to many stuff members on and they didn’t even need but they were all super friendly. Only saying this because I have worked in the industry for over 24yrs and it felt overwhelmed.

CB
CarrieB
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
ElizaM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
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
HeatherH
Dallas
20 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
vipNinaC
Miami
14 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
JPU73
Seattle
8 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.

FAQs

Beauty & Essex- New York is rated 4.8 stars by 7644 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.

Tweets by Beauty & Essex- New York