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Beauty & Essex- New York, New York, NY

Beauty & Essex- New York

4.6
4.6
8640 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 84 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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: (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

  • Dining Reservation

    $20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    All reservations require a deposit of $20 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.

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What 8,640 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Unspecified

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    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening
  2. JC

    JulieC

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great food! Get the Chefs Choice for dessert!!
  3. JH

    JeanetteH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food and ambience spectacular, let down by the service lady at bar serving drinks not very pleasant, ended up having to get up to find our bottle of wine to serve ourselves, with it been quiet an elite establishment I would expect alot better service for prices we paid
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

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    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary and everything was amazing! Great drinks, food and atmosphere
  5. JM

    JoseM

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Service was amazing and the food is always delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a pre-birthday prix-fix brunch and it was just perfect!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch with my boy
  8. KM

    KayleighM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful brunch, we ate from the pre fixe menu and everything was delicious. Nothing was to much trouble for our waitress our drinks were always topped up and she was very friendly. The venue and atmosphere is beautiful
  9. AL

    AndrewL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tables where a little tight where I sat. ...........
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious; our server was attentive; great ambience for a Friday evening date night - overall we had a fantastic experience
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and the food was excellent
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    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful special occasion restaurant!!
  13. N

    Nina

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    As a native New Yorker, it’s frustrating to hear that with the number of amazing restaurants out there to spend our money, my little sister was treated so poorly on her 21st birthday. After being seated at 5:40 for a 5:00 reservation, I heard they were still asked to leave by 90 minutes from the original reservation. She wasn’t even asked whether they wanted dessert. It was a 21st birthday. There is no excuse for being made to feel like you don’t belong somewhere, especially on a birthday, and especially when purchasing an adequate amount of alcohol and food. The hostexx (host/hostess) should have known better, this is super unprofessional and frustrating to me considering the $600 bill.
  14. FL

    FunLovingGal

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary and it didn’t disappoint. Great vibes, good, service. Looking forward to our next visit
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun, high energy restaurant. The hostess wasn’t happy but was very accommodating of our last minute and late guest. Ordering was a little unclear, so we ordered way too much food. We were a party of six. We ordered six sharables, four ordered individual entrees and two shared the bone-in ribeye along with four sides. Plus, we ordered the dessert wheel!! Awesome awesome restaurant. We can’t wait to go back and order the many other items we want to try.
  16. Y

    Yum678

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The place is lovely. The setting or vibe was wonderful. Drinks were superb. The food was a delight however the only complaint I have is we sat next to the bar (which was noisy) and the curtain was constantly being hit by servers which bounced off of me all night. Overall good experience. Food is a bit overpriced but the setting made it worth it. Will also say dessert was off the charts delicious!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

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    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As perfect as ever the food is amazing, the staff and services as well this a must have to visit.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

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    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
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    swalshee

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    super funky and vibey atmosphere! almost feels like a speakeasy as you initially walk into a room filled with antiques for sale. definitely a cool scene, very packed even on a tuesday night. i know they have a strict time limit per table which is the only downside for me, but seeing how busy they are it’s completely understandable. all staff was friendly and very helpful! food and drinks were delicious—best aviation i’ve ever had!
  20. TM

    TMC1

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

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    Dined on November 29, 2022

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    GWFins

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  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for Anniversary dinner. Treated very well, great vibes. Staff was extremely accommodating in helping with last minute reservation changes. Fulfilled request for corner table and anniversary cupcake at no charge, very much appreciated. Highly recommend, very cool place!
  23. L

    Laura

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was great, so was the ambience and music and our server was great too Restaurant looked fantastic, loved the pawn shop exterior Really pleased we came here for our last meal for our girls trip to NYC was.
  24. AE

    AaronE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, butternut squash ravioli is amazing . Great place
  25. LW

    LavonW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing… from ambiance to the drinks to the food!
  26. LB

    LaurenB

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Waiter didn’t know the menu and couldn’t help explain for us. Drinks menu is very limited. Food was over cooked and lamb chops were very fatty. Wouldn’t recommend. Extremely underwhelming.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i had an amazing time at beauty & essex. between the enchanting atmosphere and impeccable service, im not even able to choose my favorite part. the food was amazing and the staff was attentive and helpful. this experience is definitely one of a kind and i will definitely be back soon.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The concept is trendy but this place has become more of a food factory now. Service was rushed, tables were way too close and the vibe of a hidden neighbourhood gem has disappeared. Fun place for 20-year olds to take their selfies but not much more substance beyond that.
  29. K

    Klee

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very comfortable seating, elegant food. Came out a bit too fast, though, would have preferred more time between sharable and main dishes.
  30. C

    Cortez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. Atmosphere amazing. Only gave service 4 and not 5 stars cuz the waitress was high. Lol.
  31. M

    Marielovescats28

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been coming to Beauty & Essex for years and at every opportunity have come to their thanksgiving dinner which is superb. We love their Yukon potato purée, the stuffing, the pierogis, and caramel apple bread pudding. From their regular menu, we love their dumplings, the truffled Mac cheese, the vegan arepas. Truly, all their food is delicious. We did have a half hour wait for a table last night which is unusual for them, but our waitress was so nice, apologized, and comped our drinks, so we were happy. The decor is very glam and yet the service is welcoming and unpretentious. B&E remains our favorite place to dine in the city.
  32. MJ

    MeighanJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was VERY slow and server was quite rude. Had to get up 3 x to ask to order food / drinks. Server spilled wine all over my friends coat. No offer of any compensation.
  33. FW

    FrankW

    Switzerland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Still amazing place after all tose years..… live the fish tacos and the meta Balls. Gold vibe…..
  34. MR

    MaddRose

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place. When we arrived there was a mix-up with our reservation and the staff was very apologetic and offered us free drinks at the bar while we waited to be seated at our table. Once seated, everything ran smoothly. Excellent food, drinks, service, and ambiance. Looking forward to my next meal here.
  35. MB

    MichelleB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe! Good service delicious food - we did mostly shareable s and drinks..
  36. TS

    TamiS

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The energy and ambience was very fun and perfect for NYC. Our service was mediocre, the server seemed unengaged. The food was just OK, it was underwhelming or too saucy for the most part, nothing really stood out for the money.
  37. H

    Human

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a festive atmosphere for our Thanksgiving dinner celebration. Great place to enjoy any celebratory meal.
  38. JC

    JenniferC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were very good! The service was excellent and the restaurant vibes were great. Definitely dress up because there are many chances to take great pictures
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quickly sat down Beautiful dinner and dessert Fantastic dinner place for a whole experience
  40. EP

    ElizabethP

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so fun! The food and cocktails were delicious and our server Gigi was awesome. Can’t wait to go again.

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 4.6 stars by 8640 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 84 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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