Beauty & Essex- New York

4.7
7763 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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  • 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.

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  • 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
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4.7
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4.8
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarianaB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun ambiance. Great and knowledgeable servers. Has gluten free menu with amazing options. Fun DJ too

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CaridadR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Portions are small, food is good. After the 1st drink, the others taste like juice. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful. Our food was amazing and our server was fantastic.

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vipLyzzkatt
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant! The service was very prompt and friendly. We enjoyed all the food we tried.

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JackieG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my Birthday. It was perfect. I had the NY strip ot was seasoned to perfection. Our drinks were so good. The atmosphere was very young and fun!

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joeh
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place was very cool and the staff was great!! The food was better than how the menu describes

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vocegal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service throughout. Best I’ve had Hamptons-NYC!

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vippaular
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed everything at Beauty and Essex. The ambience was great and that includes lighting, seating, and noise level.
Food was enjoyed by everyone and server was helpful with suggestions. Only complaint is waiters trying to clear the table before we were finished. This is one of my pet peeves as I like everyone to feel comfortable eating at their own pace.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a unique experience, both in ambiance and dining. Service was fantastic. The Ferris wheel desserts with the spiked milkshakes in the old fashioned milk bottles are a must. Great place for sharing and sampling with a group of friends. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and great atmosphere

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JohnM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, a very cool spot for a celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an awesome experience! Food, service and all. Loved the ambiance and the food was absolutely amazing. Would love to go here for all special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Quick to cancel a reservation if you’re 15 min late, despite them not seating until almost 30 minutes after original reservation. The hostess said she couldn’t accommodate us, but I went on opentable and saw they still had multiple reservations - including one in 15 minutes. Very meh service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cool place. Only issue is you pay to hold your reservation but your reservation is not honored when you arrive on time. Waited 30 minutes to be sat. Also it’s noted that the $10pp to hold your reservation will be deducted from your bill but it is not deducted automatically, at least mine was not. Will have to call to get this rectified. But amazing service even in such a packed place , our waitress was great made the whole experience worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The ambiance was next level! Our server was one of the best I’ve had in the city! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We stated on our reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion and received zero acknowledgement. The food was terrible - the burger was burnt and the bread was stale. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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LaurenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mini moon dinner

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LaniJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and overall fun experience. Service was awesome.

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vipJhonF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Perfect to surprise some one if they never heard of the place.

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dianae
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally cool place. Waitress was knowledgeable. Good outstanding. Even the bathroom was cool and smelled delicious. Pawn shop as you enter! Fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. The tomato soup is a must. Our server was perfect for the occasion. She gave great recommendations and directed us towards a great evening.

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SusanM
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience with excellent food, drink and a wait staff eager to please. Ambiance at it’s best!

TN
vipThorNYC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOUD and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, a bit pricey, but overall would recommend! The drinks were really good!

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Summer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This was the second visit and last visit. The first time was amazing, and I always raved about my experience with friend and boyfriend, so I planned a special date night on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the rudeness from one particular server ruined the whole experience. The round table across from us, was over capacity and of their guest had their chair out, blocking the walking path. Most waitstaff and guests realized that there was no room to squeeze, so they walked around and used the other path. However, one particular server decided that his conveniece was worth the trouble, and keep squeezing and bumping into my boyfriend's chair though-out the night. Instead of approaching the large party and asking the other person to move their chair forward, they opted to lean into my boyfriend's chair every few minutes. For an upscale casual restaurant, were our check was over $300, I really expected better service. The busser also used the same dirty wet towel to clean tables, which made me questions their santination practices. We will certaintly not be returning to this place.

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vipMatthewT212
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Let's just say that the Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos are out of this world amazing but why $19 for three. I love this place and the food is AMAZING but the prices for what you get sour me (as much as OpenTable keeps neglecting to give points per reservation). The staff was also AMAZING as well. You will not go wrong going here for an super meal, just make sure you have enough room on your credit card.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experiences was wonderful,Service was outstanding!

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KayC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place! Very classy and the food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Rowen was an amazing server for my best friend’s bachelorette bash! Go to Beauty & Essex!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times. Really enjoy the food, service, & experience. I had family in town & wanted them to experience something quintessential New York. They loved it it as well. We ordered several dishes & cocktails. They were all delicious! Love the experience of Beauty & Essex. Will definitely be back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was packed, a little too packed. The ambiance was everything I wanted, the service was decent, and the food was great. I’d go again but maybe not on a Friday night.

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KerryM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great aesthetic & creative cuisine. Superb NY experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very cool inside and the food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was for my 30th birthday and I enjoyed all the food. The only thing that was not perfect was having an aggressive waitress that made it clear she wanted us to just eat fast so she could turn over the table. Just try to order a few dishes at a time to not eat too fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Music too loud left with a sore throat

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Geoffreyr
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a night out on the town and do it up right!!!!!

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cabriog
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night celebrating with friends. Food was delicious and didn't have to wait although it was pretty packed. Great ambience. Was looking forward to champagne in the ladies lounge but no one was on duty. Only downer was our table for six was a little cramped. Having a reservation should eliminate this but not sure what happened. Overall great food, good time and great service. Kudos to Nadia and the great service.

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Hendriix
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Will recommend! The ambiance and service was exactly what I imagined for my wife’s birthday w/end

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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 4.7 stars by 7763 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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