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About Beauty & Essex- New York

From the team behind The Stanton Social comes Beauty & Essex, a grand 10,000 square foot restaurant, bar, & lounge in the heart of the lower east side.


The atmosphere of the space is both grand and intimate, moody and effervescent. Various rooms for lounging and dining unfold on two floors, like a large turn-of-the-century townhouse. Each room has its own unique elements that celebrate timeless jewelry designs and upscale jewelry stores.


The cuisine is multi-ethnic in inspiration, casually elegant, and designed for sharing at the table among friends and family. Where the Stanton Social"s menu is Chef Chris Santos' take on cocktail party classics and street foods from across the globe, Beauty & Essex is rooted in a bold bistro direction focusing on the reinvention of modern family style dining that is both whimsical and sophisticated.

146 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
Stanton & Rivington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 614-0146

Website:
http://www.beautyandessex.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Chris Santos

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Chef Chris Santos' sophisticated, mutli-ethnic sharing menu lends itself perfectly to celebrations and group dining for parties of 10 to 400 guests.

Beauty & Essex- New York Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (144)
Special Occasion (138)
Hot Spot (137)
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Fun (118)
Vibrant Bar Scene (113)
Good for Birthdays (107)
Tapas (101)
Creative Cuisine (98)
Fit for Foodies (91)
People Watching (88)
Good for Groups (86)
Handcrafted Cocktails (85)
Good for Anniversaries (78)
Romantic (78)
Late-night Find (57)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Worth the Drive (46)
Bar Seating (36)
Tasting Menu (36)
Authentic (35)
Great for Brunch (29)
Cozy (25)
Happy Hour (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Business Meals (18)
Casual (14)
Spicy (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Seasonal (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Scenic View (5)
Great Beer (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food music sceene.. i would tell anyone come early check the menu.. an be prepared for an amazing world of food people an just time

Tags: Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Tapas
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·Dined 2 days ago

Always good food and atmosphere here. I was visiting with friends from the uk for a 50th birthday meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Total value and a great experience

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·Dined 3 days ago

Such a magical place. Absolutely loved it. Great with friends or with a date.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Lights ans shades. Tuna and salmon were amazing, but shrimps were hard to eat and meatballs were simple and tasteless. I was there some months ago and the experience was quite better.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I don't get out as much as we used to (pre-kids) and this spot was perfect for a lively date night and we both felt like it would be on our short list for company/team dinners in the future. The atmosphere is boisterous and other than the AC randomly clicking on when it was 20 degrees out, the experience was flawless. Great cocktails, great food, great service - we will be back.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I made a reservation, when I got there we waited a little for our table but not for a long time. the food came in a timely manner after we ordered. the waitress was great with us and her recommendations.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Server was less than helpful, arrogant, and dismissive.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

Went here for a date with my boyfriend our first night in the city. It wasn't what we were expecting from the photos we saw online but we loved the place. Don't let the elegant decorating fool you, Beauty & Essex is filled with energy and very loud. The food was fantastic, perhaps a little pricy for the serving size. Dress well, you'll probably feel out of place if you're not wearing designer clothes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice but not outstanding. Some problems with clima, two minutes frozen and two minutes hit, changing every minute. Very noizy!

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I was a bit let down by our server. She was not very engaging or helpful with the menu after we said it was out first time here. She did the bare minimum.
The food was superb!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (México)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was delicious, and I had a great time with my friends. We are going back soon, I will highly recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Loved every bit of this restaurant - atmosphere, service, food! Will be returning.

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·Dined 7 days ago

I started the date off with an assortments of drinks. I ended up consuming a few glasses of the FOF and GE, which were more than ample for the rest of the night. The meals were minute in size given that the choices were from the tapas menu but filling and pleasing. Afterwards, I ordered a few bottles of varied wine and champagne to enjoy. Overall, the selection of food and drinks were delightful and I’d recommend it to others. The setting and ambiance was fitting for a date and set a positive mood from the start.

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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Very unusual restaurant - dark but atmospheric - waiter Cole was very attentive and friendly. Food was good, wine was pricey

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Rude staff, we were asked to wait for our table for 40 min

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife’s birthday. First after our marriage. Food was great. Drinks were expensive but taste good

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing food! Been to the one in LA and now NYC. Amazing meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Been to the one in Vegas and that is unbelievably good. Very disappointed in the NYC location. I don’t mind noise and places being loud but you couldn’t even hear the person sitting across from you even when screaming. So a great place to take someone you don’t to want to listen to. Food quality was mediocre. Tuna great, everything else was standard fare found at any restaurant.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was for a birthday and they made it special. I was a little disappointed the lounge closed by 11pm but all in all it was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

With the husband

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fun birthday brunch for my daughter. Great food and very unique decor.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The girl at the door war very rude and didn’t welcome us. The rest off the staff was amazing just like the food and atmosphere. Good job beauty and essex.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

I think everything on the menu is overly priced. The drinks are good, but the food is not at all that good. Most of the things are spicy. The burger is disgusting. The only thing i would recommend is the lobster mac and cheese...

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great, I had the burger which was a bit damp underneath but aren't they all?
Wife had tuna and loved it. Great cocktails.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Loved the idea of coming into the restaurant through a pawn shop.
I went for my birthday and the cake pops were complimentary. Food is good but small portions and pricey.
But loved it overall

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

What a great spot, from the entrance through to the dining room you get transported to a Bohemian party.

The food is flavourful and very well presented. It's designed to share but you can easily order individually.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great ambience! Small plates, sharables. They messed up our reservation which was not even a big deal at all however they were amazing about it and brought us so many free plates to share and drinks!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

LOVED Beauty and Essex! Food and atmosphere were delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent, except had to wait 40mins even though we booked. Amazing food and venue.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Don't be put off by the exterior of the building once you go through the doors you will get a great surprise. We went for brunch and we found the food was excellent and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and friendly advising us not to order too much food as we could always order more food which we did. We had a great experience and would definitely go again if we visit New York again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Such a fab place! Would absolutely recommend for any occasion

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was amazing though i felt the server suggested way too much food for three people.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This place is crawling with rich poseurs—reminded us of South Beach. The “pawn shop” gimmick is dumb. Pretentious ambiance, incoherent menu...food is ok comfort food at best but they recommend you order a lot more than you need and the dishes don’t pair well. Avoid the woody, soy-soaked broccolini. Cassoulet and beef tacos were fine. Complimentary thimble of fragrant squash soup before the meal would have been appreciated if it hadn’t been served hot as lava, presumably microwaved. My palate is still scorched three days later.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and fun place with a good service wee had a great time good music and great cocktails my friend from Italy love it

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service, food environment all great

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

An exciting atmosphere with excellent attention to service. Fantastic bone marrow dish!

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great vibe

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