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Beauty & Essex- New York

4978 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 614-0146
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Santos
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Cross street
Stanton & Rivington
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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.
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Public transit
by Train: F, J, M, or Z train to Delancey/Essex Street.

by Bus: M9 or 14A to Essex Street
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 4978 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 13 hours ago

Really neat place. The restaurant feels very hip and contemporary. Service was excellent from Lando.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 13 hours ago

The food is horrible, very low quality. no reason to be THAT bad. Also the place is worn out, chairs are all old and the place gets packed with a very mixed crowd that spoils the atmosphere

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Awesome experience, staff was fun and personable, and food was great (small portions though). Definitely worth going for the experience! Dimmed lights with candle lit atmosphere in the evening with a great vibe, playing great music in the background. Highly recommend for someone looking for a more fun dinner, yet maintains the intimate feeling of a date💯👌🏻 and definitely try their grilled cheese dumplings... so. good.

vipCathyMc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was creative and tasty, really fun vibe! Would definitely recommend.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

A very hip restaurant behind the disguise of a pawn shop. Music is very pop and a tiny bit too loud. Great food at a reasonable price, exceptional service, overall really good value.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

One best places to visit in NYC, took my beautiful girlfriend to Beauty & Essex for valentines day. We had a amazing dinner with tasty drinks & the service was superb. Would definitely tell all the fellas out there definitely a great place to take your significant other to have a great time with good music playing.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Went here for Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend and I was very impressed. Exceeded my expectations. The price fixed menu was a great deal for 2 ($125) and every course was delicious.

My only criticism is the chocolate fondue for desert was weak- poor presentation and taste did not measure up to the rest of the meal.

I still give them an A+

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Popped in for a "quick bite" on Valentine's Day but they had an amazing tasting menu available - $125/2 ppl for 7 courses so we had to take advantage of such a great deal.
We arrived almost 45 mins late & I was so worried we wouldn't be seated but the whole staff was very accommodating. My boyfriend explained the general flavors of cocktail he wanted to our server (gin, ginger, not too sweet) & they delivered the perfect concoction. Soon after we ordered our drinks I saw that a cozy corner booth had opened up & our server happily moved us to a more "romantic" table. We also informed our server that we were on a tight schedule so he made sure that all of our courses moved through quickly with no delay.

Delicious food, superior service, great ambiance, wasn't overly loud - couldn't have asked for a better date night!

2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Overall, very disappointing. We ordered one of their specialty cocktails and an Aviation, a classic cocktail. They did not know how to make an Avaition, or did not want to take the time to do so. Ordered a glass of Rose Proseco. It came out as regular Proseco. Was told that it was a Rose, but it was not. Waitress then came back with a glass of Rose and apologized, however it was not cold. In both of these drink issues, the server handled it very well. The Thai shrimp was flavorless and the $65 ribeye was not hot and lacked seasoning. Apparently our server's shift ended as we never saw her again after the entree came out. She did not inform us anyone else would be taking over. Also, it is a very loud restaurant and the tables are very close together. Not a great value or experience for the money.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was great, felt a little pressure to order more than we wanted

RMC9 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was lovely. Great food, exceptional service and an all around nice experience.

andiemer (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was a nice place for an evening out with my husband. Stunning interior and delicious sharing plates. The surf and turf totally stole the show!

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Been to Beauty & Essex many many times and it never disappoints! A guaranteed great meal along with guaranteed great service!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Everything was beyond fabulous! From the food to the service

notcrazyaboutcooking (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went for Sunday brunch. I had been at the Las Vegas B&E in December for dinner and enjoyed the food. Decided to take my husband and son for brunch while visiting NYC. Everything I had was great but my husband was not thrilled with the pork belly BLT. Grits were amazing and it was an afterthought to order them. Looking forward to going back another time.