Beauty & Essex- New York

4.7
7822 Reviews
$30 and under
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Beauty & Essex has an innovative design that starts in the restaurant’s entrance, a well-curated modern-day pawn shop replete with a saxophone, boom­box, quirky artifacts, vintage treasures, and an eclectic array of “one-off” pieces of jewelry. Continuing past the pawnshop, guests encounter a grand, circular staircase wrapped around a two-story custom chandelier, but only the adventurous will discover all that Beauty & Essex has to offer. With four distinct dining rooms (one private), two bars, a lounge, and a women’s bathroom complete with a salon including a luxurious sofa, and antique perfume bottles. The cuisine, much like the design, is intended to set a new course. Chef Chris Santos was one of the pioneers of the small, share plate dining trend that has swept the nation, and with the Beauty & Essex menu, he once again has created waves on the food scene.
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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. Dress to impress! If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we ask that you do so by 10pm the day prior in order to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10pm will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that during these unprecedented times, all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • Brunch Reservation

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

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

Offers

  • As Easy As $1, $2, $3!

    Multiple dates available

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

    Join us for Happy Hour Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5pm - 7pm. $1 Oysters $2 Shrimp Cocktail $3 Beer
  • Collect 500 bonus points

    Tue - Thu 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 7822 people are saying
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vipHeatherC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, we loved our brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it highly highly suggest

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ChanelC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was mediocre at best. We tried the O.D.B. Drink and that was a bust. It was very overwhelming and almost tasted fishy. Everything was served Luke warm. The only thing that came out hot was the doughnuts (the best part of the meal).

We tried the little French dips (roast beef type of flavor, bread was a little soggy but overall okay), bone marrow (cold and gross), Mexican corn raviolis (literally 3-4 kernels of corn in each of the 6 mini raviolis for $25- come on now), tortilla soup spoons (okay flavor but not worth the price), and beef Wellington (undercooked, flavor was decent for me. My partner said the mushroom and foie gras was overwhelming).

Our server was great. We were seated within 15 mins of our reservation.

Definitely wouldn’t do it again but the music and ambiance were enjoyable. Very chic.

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saraho
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall the experience was great. I loved the vibe of the place and the food was amazing but the service from our actual server was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great especially the shrimps and Mac and cheese

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KremerN
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience. Our server was very responsive. We ordered several small plates at different times. Food came out promptly. It was a very cool atmosphere. Cocktails were amazing. My wife had the beauty elixir and I had the Old dirty Bramble. Seared scallops served on pork belly and tortilla dumplings were delicious. I would highly recommend Beauty and Essex. Neighborhood is a little rough around the edges, but I guess it adds to the experience.

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Courtney
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd highly recommend Beauty & Essex for dinner. The space is beautiful, the cocktails are delicious, and the food is INCREDIBLE! We got the oysters, Little French Dips, chicken meatballs, and the Beef Wellington (my personal favorite). We definitely will be going back!

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NiecyR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience! Seating is a bit tight but everything else was fantastic !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was great, but took a bit of time.
The noise level (from conversations) was too high due to weak accoutic/noise absortion of the walls

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Marielovescats28
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Beauty and Essex many times and every bite of food has always been delicious. They have friendly, fun, and attentive wait staff. We get seated pretty much right away. It does get noisy with music and people on the weekends so keep that in mind. Other than that it’s our go-to place when we want to celebrate in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the drinks and ambiance but was surprised at how good the food was. Was a great night and would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST FOOD IN NY

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy rico todo!

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AngeliqueL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome brunch spot. Servers were super attentive, food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Amazing food! What a great way to celebrate a loved one’s birthday

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LarryP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Good food. Good music. Good drinks. We will go back...

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RJ1234
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food, high energy vibe. Would recommend for a fun night out.

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MartiB
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! The service was great and every dish was better than the one before. We had the bone marrow, the surf and turf, the broccolini, the tacos, the Mexican corn ravioli, and the Wonder Wheel for dessert. We all loved our cocktails as well. We are already planning our return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was fabulous. The vibe was energetic & cool. The food was great. The service & staff were outstanding. We had a great night.

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vipStefeazi
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service staff fabulous as always ambience always incredible good vibe good music good food thank you very much Sarah for always putting out your best culinary extravaganza you guys are always amazing greatly appreciate all thanks very much look forward to seeing you soon soon thanks again

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience for dining with music experience. Food was not over the moon for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences. In town for work with fellow chefs and had to try this place. Chef Sarah treated with amazing dishes. Our server Sara was just as amazing! 5 start

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HeatherP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very fun vibe! Fun music. Small portions, order a few & share!

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BeeDub
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea was simply amazing! She was kind, funny, extremely attentive and just awesome! The food was incredible and the atmosphere was warm for a Sunday afternoon. Chelsea made our guys trip a memorable experience and I will definitely return! Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon:-)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience for my birthday. I’ll probably be back next week, no joke 😀. Server and floor manager were all extremely kind and made my dinner one for the memory books. Much appreciated!

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vipJonH
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was amazing. They were packed but the service was attentive and detailed. Loved the grilled cheese and tomato soup bites. Scallop and pork bell surf and turf was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

An hour to get our table after reservation and long time to get drinks and food. Respectfully.

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vipToddG
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, food, ambiance, service. Great people-watching, too.

HIGHLY recommend for a great night out. The more the better as the appetizers are wonderful and shareable.

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LoriI
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter here for her 25th birthday. The food was delicious. Our favorite was the cheese, bacon, tomato soup dumplings. We made sure we saved room for their donuts for dessert and we were not disappointed. This is a very classy restaurant and made for a great birthday celebration.

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LocalDad
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks and great service! All dishes are served to be shared! We ordered the mini french dips, Korean fish tacos, Cacio pepe Mac&cheese and the surf & turf. All we're excellently prepared. Service attentive but unobtrusive. The vibe was energetic and all the guests were smiling and having a great time. Great for a date and groups!

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EsromJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and our server was extremely helpful. He was kind and patient and his recommendations were spot on. This is a great place for dinner....or otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down - my favorite NYC experience. Everything was perfection. The food, the service, the ambience. Perfection. (Definitely try the Mac n Cheese!)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the small plates/family style concept was great. Only downside is that I wanted more food!

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Rasheed
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good atmosphere and setting. However, the food portions are pretty small

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Do not go here! We made reservations for 930 and we waited over an hour and a half to be seated. It was horrible. We were seated at 11pm and didn’t get our food until 1130 for a 930 reservation. For two hours they had us wait in the bar area where it was over packed with 50 other people waiting for their reservation. Then when we were finally seated the service was slow and rushed. We went for a birthday and didn’t even stay for dessert. Whole birthday dinner was ruined. Seriously better places than this that treat you with respect and know hospitality 101.

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MichC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to feel high-end and fancy it’s the place to be seen. It’s also friendly and fun so as not to be too pretentious. Food is fantastic and the prices are decent although the portions are small.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing upscale dining experience with a high energy club-like atmosphere and incredible ambiance. Food was above average and service was top notch.

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ChristianN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent . Service was great . Ambience was also very nice with a DJ playing a good mix of music , not too loud and not too low . Just a perfect balance. Not a long wait for food to be served and everything came out nice and hot . Truly great all around . Will be back soon . Thank you

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Great for a date night or if celebrating a special occasion. Can’t wait to go back!

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 7822 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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