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Beauty & Essex- New York

4.6
5166 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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 5166 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 hours ago

Best music ever and food was amazing. Waited long for our reservation though

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5.0Dined a day ago

Fantastic late night dining. The atmosphere around us slowly morphed from lively restaurant to full-on nightclub as we ordered more small, shareable dishes. Great for a date night with your special boo.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner here! The food was great and the atmosphere was lovely!
We highly recommend this restaurant!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Comida regular, caro para el producto que es. El lugar está bueno

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Really enjoyed my dinner in beauty and Essex. Really cool spot, atmosphere and surroundings were relaxing but vibrant. Food was delicious, and so were the cocktails!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our favourite restaurant in NYC during our stay. The food is exceptional and the ambiance of the setting fits perfectly to make for a special evening. The menu isn’t cheap but the portions are a good size compared to other fancy places in New York.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, ambiance was great. Service was fabulous too.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

All around amazing evening. The food, drinks, atmosphere and music was spectacular!!! Definitely recommend and will come back!!! ❤️

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Xavier was amazing! Thank you for making my mom’s bday dinner wonderful, thanks for being such a great waiter and providing awesome customer service. Hope you have a great bday next month. :-)

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was great except that we are a tall family and had to ask to me moved to a table with more legroom .When we asked our waitress (white )she seemed visibly annoyed and said she had to ask a manager .She never communicated with us after .The manager came over and was polite , moved us to a bigger table and gave us a new waiter who happened to be black .We are a black family .The waiter was amazing

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The menu was an elevated experience and delicious! Ryan our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable & overall fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excelente. Volveria con ganas

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Absolutely everything was amazing!!! Champagne is the bathroom was a great touch and welcomes surprise!! Still thinking about the tuna poke tacos three days later!! Definitely a must order!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great place! Def will go back!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We had an amazing experience here. The service was great, the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We celebrated our 34th Wedding Anniversary with an outstanding dinner. Our waiter wished us a Happy Anniversary and presented us with a glass of champagne. During our dinner other waiters would come by our table and wish us a Happy Anniversary. At the end of the dinner the waiter delivered us a special dessert. Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Waiter paying attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The environment is really cool, but the food was not impressive (sent back a dish) and it felt like the location was meant to be a bar more than a nice dinner spot. Prices were high for the quality of the food.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our waiter walked away several times AS WE WERE SPEAKING. We continually had to flag him down. Fun place, great food.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I went there with my daughters. We all loved it. Definitely not a family crowd but they loved the vibe and the scene. The food was creative and delicious. Will definitely come here again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Amazing place!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Amazing food and ambiance - will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

it was a great evening, the service and food was spot on! My only complaint was the loud music that kept escalating throughout eve, it was so loud that we had to shout to have a conversation, we mentioned it to server, he agreed, they turned it down, and 15 minutes later turned it up again!

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We arrived from Ireland especially for this restaurant for a surprise to my friend for her birthday. I requested a round table to be in a lively part of the restaurant and a bottle of champagne to be at the table ready to pour. We received a table away from the main part of the restaurant and no champagne at the table. I had called in advance to ask if the chef could make a small individual lemon meringue as this is my friends favourite. I was told that it could not be done. I was also told that we could not have a round table as they are for parties of 5!!!!! There were 2 people sitting at one of the tables when I arrived.

The restaurant aircon was extremely cold and I asked 8 times to have it turned off or down it could not be done. We had to put our coats on it was so cold. We then asked for the menu's twice and once we received them the waitress explained the menu so quickly we have to call her back a few minutes later and go through the menu again. We ended up asking her to bring the most popular dishes. This is what she did and I cannot fault the food as it was great.

When I arrived I gave the team my card and told them that I would pay the check and that no-one at the table was to request or pay for the check. I also told them just to run the card and I would sign away from everyone. We had finished our dinner and said that we did not want dessert. The waitress arrived down with the check to which there was discussion about who would pay the check.

For a place that is very cool and great food, it was an extremely disappointing experience.

The maître d' - Patrick apologised in advance for the check incident. He also apologised for the aircon and the champagne not being at the table. He removed a portion of the final check and was very apologetic for our experience. I outlined that I appreciated his sentiment but that for me it was about the experience and not the money, especially having flown in to the US specifically to eat her. NOT GOOD

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I loved the service provided at Beauty & Essex! All the staff did their best to help me with flowers and a gift I had for my boyfriend's birthday. It was an unique experience.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Love the ambiance!!!! So romantic, friendly staff, and super classy looking.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Loved the concept of the complimentary rosé champagne
While you’re in the women’s lounge!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was fantastic! We loved that there was a little bit of everything on the menu. The atmosphere was super cool!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The vibe, quality of food, service and the ambience makes this place our go to when we want a wow evening

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch with friends. Beautiful restaurant. Creative brunch tapas menu items. A bit pricey for some items. Kale apple salad awesome as were the eggs benedict. The server seemed a bit aloof and didn't bring our coffee until we had to ask again. However the other attendants were attentive and cleared our small plates.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Surprised bus boy didn’t wipe table when changing plates. Overall good food, good drinks and a fun time! Thank you for the complimentary cake pops!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love Beauty and Essex! Was recommended from a friend for a girlfriends getaway weekend and it didn’t disappoint! Fantastic atmosphere if you’re into great music, great food, and tons of fun!
The chicken meatballs and empanadas were a huge hit, as were the spicy fish tacos. The crowd was vibrant and energetic and the free rose in the ladies room was the cherry on top! What a great way to ring in 40! Definitely get to Beauty and Essex if you’re looking for an amazing night out and don’t forget to hit the selfie light before you leave. Amazing night with great pics as evidence? You can’t go wrong with this place!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Over an hour wait for our table and the staff at the desk were just rude and nonchalant. Total chaos... However, when we got our table, our waitress was wonderful and food excellent- you wouldnt thet were part of the same establishment

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went with a group of girlfriends and had a blast! We loved trying the different options family style and loved their amazing cocktails!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Perfect anniversary dinner spot. Excellent service, amazing flavor food options. Sexy decor. Overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A perfect environment for a glamorous & exciting night out with girlfriends. The food did not disappoint & was absolutely delicious! Also, a special surprise in the ladies washroom!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was amazing & staff was great!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent place with superb food, great idea with sharing plates.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

What a great place! Definitely coming back here again. Food was fantastic service was superb and a great time was had by all.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Loved it! Great vibes :) very busy but great people in service and the food is really tasty! Try the signature dishes and definitely share!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Celebrating promotion

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