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Beauty & Essex- New York, New York, NY

Beauty & Essex- New York

4.7
4.7
8292 Reviews
$30 and under
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 92 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

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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

  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    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 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.
  • Brunch Reservation

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    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 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 8,292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my daughters and their friends -16-18years old and we all enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Great service.
  2. LB

    LauraB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved the smaller sized portions! Got to try a lot of different options and didn’t leave feeling stuffed. Great ambience for a fun brunch with friends a touch fancier than many places. Not impressed with beverages.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  4. H

    Hershey

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Wasn’t the best experience. Tables were worn down chairs were wobbly. Service was avg we needed to ask the server over 5 times to get her name. Seemed very disinterested with us. Would choose a different place for our next visit.
  5. DG

    DanielleG

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Everything we ate was delicious. We loved the vibe and the service was good. No complaints.
  6. L

    Lindsay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience here. Would highly recommend. The ambience is sexy, great for a date. Took my gf here for her bday and the food and service was excellent.
  7. A

    Adrian

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rachel was awesome. Guiding us they the menu. Making excellent suggestions. Tortilla soup, tuna tacos, scallops, chicken meatballs. The cacio Pepe Mac and cheese was excellent. Leave room for the donuts.
  8. CT

    CoryT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    What you're paying for here is the food, which is outstanding quality, and the ambiance which is impressive. The service is very good, attentive and friendly. Certainly worth a visit. Found the noise levels quite high, and overwhelmingly a much younger crowd.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tony was our waiter, he was very attentive and quick.
  10. RL

    RosyL

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place! The food was amazing! The drinks and dessert was ok 👌🏻
  11. IF

    IsadoraF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! As always
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Waiter forgot one persons drinks. Brought out food but one person who was veg waited for over 1/2 hour to eat
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never judge a book by its cover
  14. N

    Nneka626

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! The space is beautiful. Staff - warm and attentive. Food - presentation and taste were impeccable. I had a fantastic experience!
  15. JR

    JackieR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The menu has change, the ambient was low energy for a Sunday it was pretty empty based on precovid. We weren’t happy overall
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raisa was excellent. Her service was awesome
  17. CB

    CairaB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Not enough options on the brunch list.
  18. KL

    KLBaze

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere and delicious food! Great evening overall!!
  19. EV

    EdithV

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic. He kept checking in to see if we needed anything but wasn’t obtrusive. We all had a wonderful time and can’t wait to come back. Thank you
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food. The staff was amazing. We had a great time!
  21. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Went with a group of four and enjoyed sharing. Note that portions are on the smaller side and take this into account when ordering. The kale salad is amazing and is a “must order”! The chicken meatballs were just “meh”. Service was wonderful and the tres leches for dessert was fabulous!
  22. NP

    NatalieP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went to Beauty and Essex for my birthday. The place is beautiful and I love the whole speak easy thing. We weren’t rushed, the waitress gave us free shots! When someone didn’t like the drink they ordered, we could swap it for another. Even the bathroom had a lounge and lady giving champagne. Mostly everyone loved their food except in person who thought the Peruvian chicken needed more sauce, and we all thought the ravioli dish was the size of an appetizer. I had the Grilled Atlantic salmon and it was perfect. The dessert wheel is cute and tasty. Social distancing is not a thing there now. If that’s a concern of yours, come at off hours. I went in a Saturday night in the Summer, so it was packed. But everyone (especially me) had a great time and I highly recommend it.
  23. LR

    LaurenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course prepared perfectly. Cocktails were unique and excellent too
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Small portion very expensive food, not worthy Overall great restaurant nice environment
  25. RB

    RuthannB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome time! Not only was the food great, but everyone was so kind, helpful and accommodating. Champagne in the bathroom was a special treat! Our waitress was exemplary! I wish I could remember her name, but just can’t recall. Thank you for a great experience.
  26. SB

    SheletaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice energetic vib, highy recommend. I would go again
  27. LB

    LouB

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Service was slow and food was served with huge gaps in time took us 30 minutes to get the bill no directions on wine, disappointed
  28. PC

    PeggyC

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was okay. We felt like we were at a club in Vegas. It was too loud and the food was okay. Not going back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, from checking in to waitress. ThNk you!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food,
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my sons graduation and had an amazing time. The service was friendly and professional. The music and atmosphere was perfect for a younger person and my son felt very comfortable there. Food and drinks were delicious! Will be going back again for sure.
  33. DR

    DennisR

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and Kimmy provided excellent customer service.
  34. SS

    SophieS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. Recommended to us by a few friends and we were not disappointed. The ladies bathrooms - wow! Expensive but worth it!
  35. K

    Kate

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection, from service to food down to the Cava bar in the ladies room
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edgar was amazing! Our food was great. The drinks were great and the experience was amazing!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  38. AF

    AlexandraF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience was beautiful but the food was the main star. Would give 10 stars if I could for food. Dumplings are to DIE FOR!
  39. AL

    ArlenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Honestly this is my favorite restaurant! The ambiance is really what makes it a fun place and not to mention the drinks are delicious
  40. S

    Sherry

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!

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 4.7 stars by 8292 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 92 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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