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Beauty & Essex- New York, New York, NY

Beauty & Essex- New York

4.7
4.7
8375 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 614-0146

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Santos

  • Private party facilities

    Chef Chris Santos' sophisticated, mutli-ethnic sharing menu lends itself perfectly to celebrations and group dining for parties of 10 to 400 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Barragan: (855) 514-4350

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Stanton & Rivington

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    by Train: F, J, M, or Z train to Delancey/Essex Street.<br> <br />by Bus: M9 or 14A to Essex Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    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 final 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 let us know in advance if your party decreases. Please note that all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit due to high demand. We will try our best to accommodate seating preferences or general requests but they are not guaranteed. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • Brunch Reservation

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    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 final 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 let us know in advance if your party decreases. Please note that all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit due to high demand. We will try our best to accommodate seating preferences or general requests but they are not guaranteed. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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What 8,375 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

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    OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Amazing place
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    Tanya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable! The atmosphere was incredible and the food was to die for! Best food I’ve had in New York so far! Our waitress was one of the sweetest humans ever and she helped us so much and gave us the best recommendations. I’d give this restaurant a 20 out of 10. It was amazing!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The rushed service and unwavering policy about seating the party only when everyone has arrived made our experience unpleasant. The food was good but somewhat overpriced for the size of portions. We felt rushed to order and were reprimanded when we asked to add additional items to our order. The waitress said it was an issue for the kitchen if we kept adding things and didn’t order as a whole group. This made it difficult to make a decision about what we wanted because it was hard to tell what size each dish would be and how hungry everyone was comparably.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and fun NYC dining experience. Eclectic music, amazing food, excellent service. Can’t wait to return!
  5. K

    Kokuryu07

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend, who became my fiancé that afternoon, and I had a great time at B&E. The food was great as well as the staff was very kind & helpful with taking pics & video of my proposal. Highly recommend this restaurant to dine at.
  6. JK

    JeanmarieK

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls brunch and we wanted a fun/different place to go. Someone recommended, we went, and we LOVED it! Great ambiance, food and service.
  7. TC

    TiffC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Great place for birthdays!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  9. M

    Mrsg

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant, food was so good, the staff were attentive it really made our trip to NYC memorable.
  10. JB

    JayB

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great experience as usual but a bit warm upstairs compared to downstairs.
  11. RL

    RakeshL

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is always awesome and that’s why I come here often. Great food and great ambience - nothing more needed for a great evening out.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tourist in town
  13. AA

    AnnaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and so fun! Great spot for a night out.
  14. CM

    CristianaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    All the food was underwhelming, proteins that were either overcooked or undercooked, poorly seasoned, weird combos. The cocktails were way too sweet, we were genuinely having a hard time taking them down. I asked a waiter to replace it with a vodka, which he brought, but it was clearly watered down. The light are too dim (me and people at other tables had to user the flashlight from our phones to read the menu) and I felt that the place was way too overpriced for what we got. The service was also slow, inattentive. Also, it is NOT a speakeasy, it's just an overpriced restaurant.
  15. CB

    CourtneyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my daughter and her friends here for her birthday celebration. The staff was very welcoming and offered wonderful suggestions from the menu. Food was delicious and creative. The ambiance was moody and romantic. Perfect all around.
  16. AH

    AllisonH

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great discovery, however if you have a dress code listed, stick to it. We noticed a few people that were not dressed appropriately per dress code. Food was good, recommend the grilled cheese in tomato soup dumplings, which are not in dumping form, they are in soup like spoons, still great options. Peruvian chicken was good but just that chicken. Mexican corn ravioli was good as well, you get six pieces, small ones. Don’t expect Little Italy size ravioli. All food is meant to be shared however if you are a big eater you will eat one dish to yourself. Waitress recommended 4-6 dishes since it is “shareable”. The Wonder Wheel was the coolest desert option and several sweet options. Overall a great dining experience. Not sure I would go again only because experienced it, and there are thousands of options to try in NYC.
  17. M

    Mello

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my experience food was good staff attentive. Restaurant week options were delicious
  18. JT

    JamieT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried a number of sharing plates and each one was absolutely incredible!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and very authentic
  20. EA

    EmmanuelA

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    What a ripoff. The service was horrible. Our waitress had an attitude. Spent $200 for two people and we were hungry afterwards... FAIL
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday here was the best idea ever. Our party of 7 enjoyed the experience from beginning to end. The ambiance is celebratory and you can expect to bump along to the music. Food, drinks, fun wheel of desserts - everything was delicious!
  22. A

    Angelrock

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Really, really cold at our table, asked waiter to turn down air con and he said it was an old building so hard to regulate, maybe just our table but we were all freezing! Not what you want to enjoy a meal. Couldn’t wait to get outside to warm up! Burgers ordered medium but looked undercooked and blood all over the plate. Waiter assured us it was the chilli oil in the burger not blood dripping out. Either way my kids couldn’t eat it, don’t blame them as wasn’t appealing. Chicken and tuna were great mains, shrimp starter lovely, fish tacos were ok, couldn’t really taste the sea bass. They did the right thing and offered to take the burgers off the bill, so they did the right thing. Cool restaurant, you go through a shop to get to it. Just wasn’t right for me on the night.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time, and it was fantastic from beginning to end! We will be back!
  24. MS

    MollyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was a little hesitant to go here for dinner but I must say that we were all very pleased with the ambiance and the great service we received. The food selections were great and everything was so good! Cost is average. I would definitely return again. Loved it!!
  25. E

    Evie

    Miami

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Love the restaurant. Service was terrible One item was left off of our order We felt we were invisible. Hard time getting anyone to take drink order and it was downhill after that.
  26. KC

    KrystalC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time with my bestie.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and vibe in nyc!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Very warm and friendly staff. Great ambiance!!
  29. PF

    PamalaF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A must experience if your visiting New York the food was a little pricey but delicious!
  30. P

    Paige

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and it was still as Amazing as I remembered! Service, food and drinks are all too notch. Only complaint I have is the tables are so close together that it is not a private dinner- we were pretty much dining with the girls beside us!
  31. SS

    SusieS

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Never walked out of a restaurant before but there is a first time for everything. Manager was completely obnoxious when we complained about being seating directly under the Aircon vents as we were cold. They refused to move us to a side table and fob us off with the exact same table under vents at the other side of restaurant. The manager became increasing obnoxious that we had to leave. Horrible experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Food was awesome, service was great, ambiance was great. We’ll definitely be back!
  33. MG

    MGarcia

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great vibes, wonderful service. Would highly recommend to anyone coming to New York for a unique experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    went here with my best friend we had the most amazing time. the food came so fast even though it was pretty busy and it was so good. we had a great dinner and amazing drinks.
  35. MS

    MayumiS

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place! The food, service, drinks, design, and the energy were perfect! Highly recommend.
  36. e

    end96

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Beauty and Essex for the atmosphere but we’re very impressed by the food and the drinks. Our experience there was truly one of our highlights of our trip to NYC!
  37. ES

    EugeniaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We waited more than 2 hours, the order was wrong and we were charged also for items we did not order
  38. M

    Murph

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cauliflower tacos Mac and cheese Tortellini soup Ravioli All delicious
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super meal and service !!
  40. D

    Deb16

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Pre birthday celebration.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 8375 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Beauty & Essex- New York

146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stanton & Rivington

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    by Train: F, J, M, or Z train to Delancey/Essex Street. by Bus: M9 or 14A to Essex Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Santos

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 614-0146

  • Private party facilities

    Chef Chris Santos' sophisticated, mutli-ethnic sharing menu lends itself perfectly to celebrations and group dining for parties of 10 to 400 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Barragan: (855) 514-4350

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