Beauty & Essex- New York

4.7
7961 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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Experiences

  • 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.
  • Brunch 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.

Offers

  • 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
  • Collect 500 bonus points

    Tue - Thu 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 7961 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing and a fantastic value when doing the prix fixe. Loved the strawberry toasts. Atmosphere is just the right balance of opulent and tongue in cheek. Service was on point, flexible, and gracious. Only critique was how close we were seated to other guests in light of omicron, although vaccinations were required. Definitely recommend the brunch, assuming you’re comfortable with dining indoors at this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brunch was great. Oreo pancakes were incredible. Literally perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was incredible! BEST SERVER EVER!! Thank you Amanda.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The 20$ I paid for the reservation have not been taken off my bill. Please do me a refund

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience !

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for a birthday gathering

CH
CoxH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, delicious food, the DJ was littttt. 20/10 recommend

j
vipjeannier
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still amazing after all these years!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and love the basil gimlet

CS
ChefSean
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Excellent food and service! Everything was delicious and well presented. We were very happy!

The only things we didn’t like - lobster tostadas and espresso martinis. Both not good.

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mari
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was very informative and welcoming, offered suggestions and checked in often. Food was great; however, shareable and side dishes tasted better than the main dish. Otherwise amazing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, everything was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food is for sharing. Good for first date !

CG
CallumG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berto was very attentive, fabulous food and definitely worth the visit. A highlight of our trip so far. Thank you.

SZ
vipStephZ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an all-star restaurant from deco, to food and to service. The deco in the lounge and the dining room are sexy and elegant. The food is inventive and tasty. The waiter/waitress is friendly and helpful. Highly recommended and will come back soon. Excellent steak and appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took a few friends for brunch here to celebrate one of their birthday. I think the restaurant has the perfect vibe for a celebratory dinner or brunch. Everything we ordered was delicious! We all had a fun time.

MM
MacyM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beauty and Essex brunch is a MUST if you’re visiting the city!! Food presentation and taste are amazing!! The vibe is so cool including a unique entrance to the restaurant. I will be revisiting!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food and an outstanding ambience with great customer service.

BD
BrittanyD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was AMAZING! A real gem! Food was OUTSTANDING! ambience gave a speakeasy vibe. Overall best experience at a NY restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The men standing at the front door like to feel important by power tripping you into submission and forcing you to walk around a pole (that is supposed to form a line for this overwhelmingly VIP establishment full of only New York’s most exclusive…) in order to have your ID checked to enter the restaurant. The kind of place and service that makes you hate humanity and want to never return.

Beauty & Essex- New York
Responded a day ago

Hello, We are sorry our set up made you feel that way! I can assure you that we are not trying to be anything more than a restaurant. Our ropes are set up so we can check ID's and Vaccine cards in an organized manner while allowing patrons to safely exit the restaurant separate from the incoming guests. Without the ropes, we would have a crowd surrounding the door with people attempting to walk in without being checked or guests having to push their way through to exit the establishment. Sorry!

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KadeejahK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambience and the food were great. A little on the pricey side, but great for celebrating a special occasion.

SL
vipSarahL
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a double birthday. The restaurant is appointed nicely with great music (neighboring tables were commenting too). The food was delicious. For starters the spicy salmon tartar was our favorite with the bites tomato soup with cheese dumpling as a close 2nd (yes bites). The Korean fish tacos were ok. For mains the beef Wellington was amazing - tender steak & a very flavorful bite. The spicy tuna was good as was the surf & turf. Of note, the surf & turf was better eaten separately & not in the same bite. For dessert we loved the doughnuts (light & fluffy). The waitstaff were very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful venue and exquisite food. Get everything on the menu…seriously do it.

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NathalieR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed coming back to Beauty & Essex. I appreciated our active waiter and staff and I'm glad the dining experience is still strong since the pandemic hit.

KL
KimLiz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was everything I wanted!! Including a birthday cupcake on the house! LOVE THIS PLACE!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always!! Such a special treat when we visit NY and this was the first time we were able to bring our daughters to enjoy the special experience with us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portion size are small. Either you eat before you get there or be prepared to spend a lot of money.

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stepheng
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable evening. Great venue. Excellent food.

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LisaP
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Chopped fans!

DS
DylanS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice waiters, always checking in on us and making sure we had everything we need.

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vipsara212
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly well run. starting w the man at the front door who is super friendly, easy going — sets the positive vibe. EVERYONE really nice, service is excellent and the food is creative and DELICIOUS … every single dish was outstanding. WINNER 🕺🏻🏆🏆🏆

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Would not recommend. Poor service & no ambience at Sunday brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excelent place

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MelJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The style of the restaurant and it's accompanying bars are well done. The food is good and the ability to customize the portions to the preferences of the guest party was very nice. May be it is short-staffed as there were many times we waited long for our waitress to circle back for some things. I don't hold it against her, she did her best. It is a pandemic so this is a luxury at it's lowest level. Overall would reccommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing New Year’s Eve experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Year’s Eve experience!

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vipBrooklyner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had great service, but this place is pricey. Tried to impress our picky teen. She liked the place, but ate nothing, and all she ordered was mac and cheese and fries! The fries were crazy salty

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great. Our waitress was impatient while taking our order which really bummed us. We asked to communicate with a different waiter which was much better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Noted it was a special occasion and was sat at a tight 2 top table where 3-4 booths with open the entire time we were there.

RB
vipRachelB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very eclectic location and ambiance. Unique dining experience, food was delicious drinks were great as well. Loved it and would definitely go again. Our server was very friendly and on top of our experience as well.

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 7961 OpenTable diners.

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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