Beauty & Essex- New York

4.8
7690 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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    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.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food!! The DJ was amazing, didn’t feel rushed to eat my food. A very good vibe. 5 stars!!!

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FrankB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!

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Vick
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delivered! Food was great and the ambiance was unmatched. My friends loved it.

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BethG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was amazing. Cool atmosphere. Food was awesome.

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JanaeJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great from the moment I walked in, I came in early for my reservation and was sat. The tortilla soup dumpling was delicious everything was delicious except one thing overall 9/10.

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Debnstl
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

It was anniversary and we requested a booth. Many where open for hours. And couples were put into those booths and the manager did not allow for us to sit there even though it was empty. Horrible service.

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MJSENAT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter graduation. Our waitress Ray was amazing. Food was phenomenal

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BrianG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always unique dining experience. The staff is super friendly and the food is always good. If you want privacy, sit upstairs. If you wanna be in the midst of everything, sit downstairs. Just remember, you get what you pay for.

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RonC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The occasion was a mix between everyday and special occasion, as we were going out for dinner before going to the Van Gogh exhibit. Dinner turned out to be as much enjoyment as the show. Ambience is always great, crowd was having fun, noise level stayed very comfortable, food was creative and high quality and our server was delightful. I thought the price was very reasonable for the breadth of positive touch points.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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Annon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our First Date here , It was amazing , I will Definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place, amazing food and vibe there !

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SalomeW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the concept of the pawn shop entry which through a door opens into a bar and a large dining space. The setting is moody and sophisticated with many seating options. The entire staff was attentive and friendly- good cocktails, great food, overall wonderful experience. The lighting was a bit dark and the music was loud, and it was a little pricey, but consistent with being in NYC. I do recommend!

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RhondaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, delicious food. Might be loud for some people

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vipKateM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & amazing food! Highly recommend!

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Shannon
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server Justin !! Also loved how they wiped the table every course.. it was very satisfying and felt super clean

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sega
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We heard a lot about Beauty & Essex prior to our trip to New York and were looking forward to visiting. We made reservations in advance and paid 40 USD to confirm.
The ambiance, the entrance, greeting of the staff were all pleasing however the limited menu options were followed by the poor taste of food with ingredients that were not fresh such as salmon or oysters, salads immersed in salt, smallest size portions even for tapas (supposed to be sharing for two although includes 3 pieces and we were suggested to add an extra and pay extra).
Staff (in black uniform) do not double check if we were done with dishes and went ahead and cleared them, for exaple you might still enjoy the sauce/dip on the dish. Staff were also unaware of ingredients of some dishes.
House salad was changed after apologies, when we informed the manager that it was too salty. Then again, my main concern was the freshness of seafood; I am from the Aegean Coast and those dishes were definitely not made with fresh seafood.
This place is absolutely pricey for the level of quality you get.

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AyallaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a place!! It was a perfect evening ! Highly reccomended

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The hosts were incredibly RUDE. the server was phenomenal and made everything worthwhile. The host almost made me and my entire party walk out she was not friendly at all. We had made reservations in advance and obviously paid per person on the reservation and she gave so much attitude and was just so incredibly rude to all of us. However, the server was phenomenal and wonderful.

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MychalB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal and the vibes. From the bar to the meals. Beautiful place to celebrate any event with your significant other

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Zana
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was expecting better quality of food, and more food options.
Great cocktails and ambiance though.

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MatthewL
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

26-yr old birthday

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our waiter was nice explained everything. Food was cold for the price paid. D

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A1. Prestigious.

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vipmichelefrank221
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing. Great service, delicious food, and awesome cocktails! Worth the cost. Definitely try the soup dumplings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I originally gave this restaurant a great rating. Come to find out they charged me extra. It has been 2 weeks now since my visit and I have been going back and forth with this place trying to get my money back. This place is already extremely pricey as is, and they still charged my card way more than the bill. If you want to come here, USE CASH! So you don’t get your money taken and still not returned like me.

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vipStefeazi
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always never a missTAO group rocks it. A wonderful welcome from the girls at the front desk fabulous cocktails at the bar wonderful meal in an out fabulous vibe good people good music always a pleasure food impeccable always a wonderful time enjoy enjoy I’ll see you soon probably this week thanks again bless

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Emerson
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the absolute best experience at Beauty & Essex. We were seated at a big table in a comfy booth. Darnel, our waiter, was magnificent. He checked in multiple times and suggested the most divine menu items. We didn’t want to leave!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is gorgeous and the food is spectacular. Service was spot on too

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered 9 different dishes for a table of four. Got to try a little of everything. Staff kept our drinks full, plates clear, and questions answered. One of the best dinners in New York. Their cocktails (the gimlet especially) and the beef Wellington are not to be missed! The soup dumplings are a great way to start off the meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

My first date here was amazing ❤️

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Woodsidequeen
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited 55 minutes for a table. Had a reservation with a request for main dining room. Celebrating a birthday and guest of honor had never been to B&E. They tried to put us upstairs but I said I had requested main dining room. Told us a table was opening up - guests paying their bill. 55 minutes later we were seated. Very loud wait in the bar area. Loud music when finally seated at the table. Only plus was lovely waitress. I think this place is overrated. Much better food and ambiance in other downtown restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with a great friend

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MafuM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place. Felt rushed, but considering how packed the place gets, understandable

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MEEKS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beauty and Essex is always one of my favorite go to restaurant. The ambiance is to die for and the food is amazing. Oh! let me not forget, the customer service is on point. I would definitely recommend this chic restaurant.

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KatelynK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! Our waiter was fantastic and on point with everything. Loved the food, chefs are talented!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was beautiful and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julia was very helpful and accommodating us while there were no seats in the dining area

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vipjosy18urena
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a must-eat for so long & still unbeatable...thumbs up 🔝👌👍🥰

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Beauty & Essex- New York is rated 4.8 stars by 7690 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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