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Beauty & Essex- New York, New York, NY

Beauty & Essex- New York

4.6
4.6
9656 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 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: (212) 614-0126
  • 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

  • Mother's Day

    May 10 - May 12, 2024
    Beauty & Essex welcomes you to celebrate Mother's Day! We will be offering our a la carte menu with specialty items from the Chef. We look forward to seeing you there!
    Mother's Day Photo

What 9,656 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Unspecified

  • Manhattan

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9,656 Reviews
  1. BURCUB

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Different ambiance, tasteful food, good service we like it

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  2. Aksen

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Beauty & Essex for Sunday brunch. Food was incredible, service excellent, our server was very nice and professional. I definitely would recommend to visit this place and will come back! Thank you for your hospitality!!!

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  3. WilliamG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good restaurant! The food is really good and the service is really quick! I recommend!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, ambiance, and service are out of this world! GREAT date spot!! 10-10

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and atmosphere were excellent. Food was definitely above par.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasted great. Ambience was nice. Loud. Pricey

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  7. AshleyB

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    INCREDIBLE!!! We loved everything about this place! The food, the service, the atmosphere….would go back a million times!!!

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  8. Purduette

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a friend here for her birthday. Notified the restaurant in advance and they gave her a sweet card -- and a cupcake with a candle! Made the night very special. Food and wine were very good. Service was excellent. Bathroom was lovely. Looks like a great place for both dates and large groups.

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  9. ToddL

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing experience. Food was phenomenal! Ambiance and design are stunning! Kirk, our server was excellent! A great experience!

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  10. JWFBG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome brunch experience. Definitely going back soon to try dinner!

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  11. NYer

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, delicious food, outstanding service. Since all dishes are meant to be shared, we ordered a variety and were wowed each time-every plate cleaned.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall was great, but the only issue was that the server felt a little rushy.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    soooo goood!!! love the vibe. i ordered the mac n cheese with a burger & it was yummy

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  14. SophieI

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was the best we had in NYC. We loved the atmosphere but the best part of our visit was the incredible service we had from one of the senior staff. She noticed we hadn’t been attended to 10 minutes after we’d sat down and went out of her wait for the rest of the meal to make us feel incredibly well looked after.

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  15. Smithv864

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! We will be back. First in this location.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really nice and exclusive. Food was great and service was spot on

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambience! Michelin star experience!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Woman Bar server downstairs was not personable. Long wait for drinks and was not even acknowledged with eye contact, a smile or even I’ll be with you in a minute. Waiter upstairs Kirk was good.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud space, tables are crammed into each other, and for the food the value was inflated.

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  20. Rudyperez16

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    La mesera cristina excelente, pero el mejor es gabriel, mesero estubo muy atento a la mesa y alrededores grcias

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  21. JoanneR

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance is fabulous as usual. Thought our waiter could have been more attentive.

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  22. JodieH

    Warwickshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an epic Place to experience and the most beautiful food!

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  23. JenE

    New York City

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Loved the addition of Stanton Social to the menu for the week! Keep them!

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  24. TK719

    New York City

    699 reviews

    5.0

    699 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner at Beauty and Essex. The cauliflower tacos, vegan jumbalaya and chocolate brownie sundae were all delicious and the service was outstanding. The space is just gorgeous. Definitely look forward to returning.

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  25. Deee

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My party and I had a lovely time for dinner. The food was outstanding, and some standouts were the smoked butter board, the pierogis, and the dessert Ferris wheel. Ambiance matched the elevated dishes. Service was friendly and inviting. Support staff were on point and extremely attentive, but our main server was less present, perhaps very busy with other guests. We waited about a half hour after our reservation time to be sat at our table, but they had us wait in a lounge area with a bar so we were able to get drinks, so it was fine and we were occupied. Overall, a very fun experience.

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  26. LHSinCHI

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I have to be super-picky, I’d say the table we were given was on the small side for a small-plates kind of restaurant. The group next to us eavesdropped pretty hard on the conversation my date and I were having… but that’s not on Beauty and Essex. The food was solid to inspired; nothing less than standup doubles (chicken meatballs, tortilla dumplings), and at least one dish that was a home run for us (surprisingly, it was the little roast beef sliders—!). Cocktails were the best part of a fine meal—go for anything mezcal-based; they’re excellent. Kinda dark and elegant; kinda straightforward and unpretentious. Highly recommended for a date night or a get-together with friends.

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  27. NicoleH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe was everything! It was chic, it was elegant, and it was fun all at the same time. Every bite of food was delectable. The whimsy of the wheel of desserts made the brunch playful. The drinks were thoughtful and there were such great different options. The service was above and beyond. At one point we dropped a bit of food on our table and our server came and cleaned it up for us within minutes. We never had an empty dish on our table for long or a glass that went unfilled. Our food came out timely and was hot and exactly as anticipated from descriptions if not better. The decor was one of a kind with the deep purple creating such a mood. The bathroom attendant was courteous, turning on the water for me and handing me a towel after. There were beautiful chandeliers in each stall. The front door staff was inviting and helpful. I especially loved the separate space dividing the restaurant space from the street door. Love, love, loved the whole experience!

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  28. ChristopherR

    New York City

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Stanton social pop up at Beauty & Essex did not disappoint. Food was amazing, drinks were top tier, excellent service and ambience!!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally not worth the price, for vegans anyway. Ordered the sherry glazed tofu and it was super watery, like they didn’t even bother to drain it before cooking. None of the flavors seemed to go together, and the couscous was greasy. Service was extremely slow, even when the restaurant was quite empty. Drinks were just okay, I expected a lot more from a $24 drink. Overall it’s a beautiful venue but I couldn’t justify ever going back

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool establishment, and great food and service! Highly recommend eating here!

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  31. FelixP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. Super delicious. Music was perfect. Service was amazing. Definitely will go back.

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  32. MichelleP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool experience and vibe.food was art Love the pawn shop in front . Deserts were amazing!!!!

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  33. JonnyH

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Imagine a world where Asian fusion meets upscale dining in a way you don’t expect. Cocktails iconic, apps elite, entrees - you might as well drop your pantalones and dance in the street. Business meeting, date night, night out with the girls or guys - “IT DON’T MATTER, WE LIVING THE LIFE”. I am still trying to figure out where I can buy the necklace in the front window though….

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance was great and my group also enjoyed the drinks. I was there to celebrate a birthday and we appreciated the complementary cupcake and candle that surprised the b-day boy it was a special touch that made the experience more memorable.

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  35. MariaC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately I had a bad experience. I informed the waiter that I avoid pepper, he confirmed that there would be no pepper and all the dishes were spicy. I found all the options to be unhealthy and very spicy. Very bad quality fried food.

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  36. DanithaL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Overall great experience dining here

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  37. ninaa

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Recommended by a local, not as fancy inside as anticipated as it was all a bit chaotic in the entrance. Service was outstanding, good presentation too.

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  38. Jessie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My birthday dinner was perfect! This spot is so cool, the food is delicious, and the ambiance is great. I can't recommend it enough!

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  39. RRFoodie

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Want to feel like you’re in the big city? Go here. Service and food are great. While they have some mains, they also have a diverse selection of shared apps which is also fun to do. They have great cocktails and expensive and reasonably priced wines.

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  40. ShaquannaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time with my friends here for brunch

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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 4.6 stars by 9656 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (212) 614-0126
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