Beauty & Essex- New York

4.8
7706 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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    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. 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my significant others birthday here. The vibe was amazing! The music was great, very diverse. The food was amazing! The lamb chops and steak are a must have!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

A bit too cold inside, uncomfortably cold actually.

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JohanaL
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place highly recommend. Food was amazingly delicious.

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sugandhg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience and amazing vegan food options. We were the only party of 4 with 2 kids (including a stroller) and the host was very accommodating. It was a lovely Father's Day celebration for us. Would definitely recommend.

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LaurenZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Super cool, beautiful restaurant. Food was good but needed a more diverse menu.

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MohammedA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Portions are small , a little overpriced, food was decent .

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ChelseyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the venue was very nice. Service was also top notch

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vipBrendanMurphy416
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Was okay but wasn't blown away. Probably won't go back but don't regret giving it a shot.

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vipCloudsinthsilverlining
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and decor.

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HayleyG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roan was the best server ever! Highly recommend this place.

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LISAM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome 70th birthday dinner for my hip hubby! Will visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food!! The DJ was amazing, didn’t feel rushed to eat my food. A very good vibe. 5 stars!!!

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FrankB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!

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Vick
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delivered! Food was great and the ambiance was unmatched. My friends loved it.

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BethG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was amazing. Cool atmosphere. Food was awesome.

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JanaeJ
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great from the moment I walked in, I came in early for my reservation and was sat. The tortilla soup dumpling was delicious everything was delicious except one thing overall 9/10.

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Debnstl
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

It was anniversary and we requested a booth. Many where open for hours. And couples were put into those booths and the manager did not allow for us to sit there even though it was empty. Horrible service.

MJ
MJSENAT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter graduation. Our waitress Ray was amazing. Food was phenomenal

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BrianG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always unique dining experience. The staff is super friendly and the food is always good. If you want privacy, sit upstairs. If you wanna be in the midst of everything, sit downstairs. Just remember, you get what you pay for.

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Samj
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, and all my requests were honored.

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RonC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The occasion was a mix between everyday and special occasion, as we were going out for dinner before going to the Van Gogh exhibit. Dinner turned out to be as much enjoyment as the show. Ambience is always great, crowd was having fun, noise level stayed very comfortable, food was creative and high quality and our server was delightful. I thought the price was very reasonable for the breadth of positive touch points.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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Annon
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our First Date here , It was amazing , I will Definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place, amazing food and vibe there !

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SalomeW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the concept of the pawn shop entry which through a door opens into a bar and a large dining space. The setting is moody and sophisticated with many seating options. The entire staff was attentive and friendly- good cocktails, great food, overall wonderful experience. The lighting was a bit dark and the music was loud, and it was a little pricey, but consistent with being in NYC. I do recommend!

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vipMariaA
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kale apple salad and grilled cheese tomato soup dumplings are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Provided great recommendations all around.

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RhondaS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, delicious food. Might be loud for some people

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vipKateM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & amazing food! Highly recommend!

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Shannon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server Justin !! Also loved how they wiped the table every course.. it was very satisfying and felt super clean

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sega
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We heard a lot about Beauty & Essex prior to our trip to New York and were looking forward to visiting. We made reservations in advance and paid 40 USD to confirm.
The ambiance, the entrance, greeting of the staff were all pleasing however the limited menu options were followed by the poor taste of food with ingredients that were not fresh such as salmon or oysters, salads immersed in salt, smallest size portions even for tapas (supposed to be sharing for two although includes 3 pieces and we were suggested to add an extra and pay extra).
Staff (in black uniform) do not double check if we were done with dishes and went ahead and cleared them, for exaple you might still enjoy the sauce/dip on the dish. Staff were also unaware of ingredients of some dishes.
House salad was changed after apologies, when we informed the manager that it was too salty. Then again, my main concern was the freshness of seafood; I am from the Aegean Coast and those dishes were definitely not made with fresh seafood.
This place is absolutely pricey for the level of quality you get.

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AyallaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a place!! It was a perfect evening ! Highly reccomended

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The hosts were incredibly RUDE. the server was phenomenal and made everything worthwhile. The host almost made me and my entire party walk out she was not friendly at all. We had made reservations in advance and obviously paid per person on the reservation and she gave so much attitude and was just so incredibly rude to all of us. However, the server was phenomenal and wonderful.

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MychalB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal and the vibes. From the bar to the meals. Beautiful place to celebrate any event with your significant other

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vipZana
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was expecting better quality of food, and more food options.
Great cocktails and ambiance though.

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MatthewL
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

26-yr old birthday

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our waiter was nice explained everything. Food was cold for the price paid. D

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A1. Prestigious.

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vipmichelefrank221
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing. Great service, delicious food, and awesome cocktails! Worth the cost. Definitely try the soup dumplings.

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Beauty & Essex- New York is rated 4.8 stars by 7706 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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