Overall—pretty good experience. Service was ok. I felt like our party of two was negligented/overlooked by other, slightly larger parties who, in all honesty, didn’t spend/tip what we did. The service at the Vegas location was 100% better. Still glad we went!
Great ambience. Seated late but management made up for the wait with fantastic accommodations. Incredible food. Excellent cocktails. Attentive and fun service. Definitely go again. DJ was amazing. I’ll be thinking about the ravioli for weeks to come. A separate, delicious vegan menu!
If you crave a pretentious dining experience, this is the place for you! Exceptionally expensive with average service and a vigorous “we really don’t care” attitude, this place in the East Village is full tilt self-important. The food is actually quite good to be fair, but for my money I’ll take decent food served by folks who seem genuinely happy to have you there any day.
My little girl birthday
Very popular for bachelorette parties and large groups. The space is huge! I had been looking forward to coming and sampling the cocktails. I called to confirm and was told we needed to come at 8pm instead of 8:30pm to increase our booking to 6 (we requested). We showed up at 8pm and were told the table wasn’t ready and were given a pager. After nearly an hour we finally are paged and leave our seats upstairs in the lounge to gather at reception and learn that our table still is not ready. So we stand in the crowded reception area for 10 more minutes and are finally seated after WAITING AN HOUR. To compensate we receive a round of very sweet prosecco. Sparkling wine is free in the ladies lounge downstairs...
The food was the highlight - perfect scallops on a delicious corn relish (excellent!), bone-in prime rib, beet salad, and the hamburger were outstanding. The cocktails we had upstairs were good - especially the gimlet. At dinner, the same cocktails were completely different. Overall the cocktails were overly sweet - even the savory ones. I ordered a Manhattan that was good. We would have appreciated having a bottle of water on the table since our glasses were not refilled often enough. No need to ever return, but I hope the bachelorette groups keep coming to B&E and stay away from the places I love in NYC!
I will never return. I have been here before and liked it. Brought my daughter for her sweet 16 and waited 50 minutes for a table I had reserved. Was directed to the bar, for close to an hour, with my daughter. Who, did I say, is turning 16? Inappropriate to say the least. Spent a lot of money on mediocre appetizer food. Beauty and Essex, you have passed your prime. So many better places with a much cooler crowd. Oh, and I forgot. Was rushed out by security for trying to take one photo of the birthday girl on the empty staircase while leaving. Just stupid. Embarrassed that this is the restaurant I chose.
Great atmosphere. Reasonably priced for a very good restaurant. Good fun and great food
All the food and cocktails were very good. It was a bit noisy for us, but that was to be expected on a Friday night. Would recommend.
Wonderful cool place, a must see!
Came here with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. We had a great experience! We tried the grilled cheese tomato soup dumplings, the ravioli, empanadas and the bone marrow. I definitely recommend sharing things. For dessert they brought out these adorable cake balls that said "Happy Birthday!" We also got the whoopie pie which was HUGE but amazing!! Don't forget to check out the ladies room to get some complimentary champagne.
Although booking months ahead from Australia, we were placed at a table upstairs and not in the main dining area downstairs. I was disappointed with this allocation however perhaps it was slightly better noise wise upstairs. Would have been a very enjoyable evening but yet again in NYC the dining experience was horrible because all the diners were shouting. I think the staff will start taking legal action for industrial deafness!!
Incredible restaurant and experience from start to finish. We came to celebrate a graduation from NYU and the team at B&E did not disappoint. Our table was ready when we arrived early, impeccable service and fantastic music overhead. We were even surprised with a delicious chocolate ice cream cake! We will definitely be back!
wonderful birthday dinner !!
Was there for fiancée's birthday dinner. Staff and waiter were exceptional, and every piece of food we were served was exceptional. Worth the price.
Very noisy restaurant more for parties than quiet dining. Although we booked we had to wait fifteen minutes past the booking time for a table. The food was ok - not sure about the insistence that most plates were “for sharing” . A pity it was so crowded and noisy as the space and decor would otherwise make a great location.
Mamado and Lando are amazing servers!!!
Fresh and exciting food!
Great service, amazing food, great atmosphere. All around perfect experience.
The food was delicious; the atmosphere was great; the music was good and the volume was just right. Last but not least, the service was exceptional and the staff was extremely friendly. My family and I enjoyed our experience.
Went two years ago and it was spectacular.....last night was good but they put us updstairs and we lost the people watching element.....The food was good....but many of the dishes have been copied by others....I tried the LA restaurant and it failed miserably
Wonderful food....a family favorite. Love dining here
The hospitality and service were incredible
Loved it and would love to return
Was the best evening ever! The ambiance, the décor, the food and the service was incredeble.
Love it the food and drinks were amazing and atmosphere was excellent
A great little spot.
Stunning place. Excellent staff and the food, amazing. Try their Spicy Wasabi Crusted Tuna.
Great food and great service. Super cute decor. Kind of a speak Easy vibe. I had a 7pm reservation so it was not too crowded yet. My favorite items on the menu were the The grilled cheese dumplings and the bone in ribeye...superb! Nice place for a celebration or if you want a good atmosphere.
We had a great night,good food,desert portions are huuuuge:)
we took friends from Australia there for their 25th wedding anniversary.. book a table for 7.45 and waited an hour before sitting at table. Its too long to wait if you have a reservation
The food was very food, champagne at the restrooms a fantastik idea.
It was very noisy, it was difficult to talk to eachother.
Wonderful food and service. I even received a free birthday desert.
Amazing food, fantastic service and great ambiance. Highly recommend!
Lovely staff and ambience
Drinks were ridiculously expensive.
service at times was a bit slow.
Would highly recommend
Went to meet a friend on Sunday night and ended up seating at the bar despite having made a table reservation because the bartender was just that great! Really nice, on top of her game despite the insanely busy night and made us some delicious drinks. They were all just perfect! Thanks again!
Amazing dining experience!
Excellent waitstaff, food was delish...and if you feel like having even more fun make sure to walk upstairs after dinner(if your dinner was late)
They have a lounge up there with a DJ and it's such a fun way to finalize the whole experience!
From the outside it looks like a pawn shop, but inside it reveals and very chic restaurant, with a lovely and buzzing bar, high ceilings and lots of people to watch. Th efood is delicious and service was impeccable. I would definitely recommend it for a date or special occasion.
Loved Beauty and Essex. The service was amazing. Our server's name was Rosana and she had great recommendations :) Would def go again and I can't wait to attend the Sunday Champagne Brunch.
tardan en darte la mesa, el resto muy bueno y recomendable
What cool place! Loved the ambiance. So fun to share yummy plates. Loved the grilled cheese dumplings with tomato-to die for!