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About Beauty & Essex- New York
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.
New York, NY 10002
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm
Stanton & Rivington
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
by Train: F, J, M, or Z train to Delancey/Essex Street.
by Bus: M9 or 14A to Essex Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chef Chris Santos' sophisticated, mutli-ethnic sharing menu lends itself perfectly to celebrations and group dining for parties of 10 to 400 guests.
Beauty & Essex- New York Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I don't get out as much as we used to (pre-kids) and this spot was perfect for a lively date night and we both felt like it would be on our short list for company/team dinners in the future. The atmosphere is boisterous and other than the AC randomly clicking on when it was 20 degrees out, the experience was flawless. Great cocktails, great food, great service - we will be back.
Went here for a date with my boyfriend our first night in the city. It wasn't what we were expecting from the photos we saw online but we loved the place. Don't let the elegant decorating fool you, Beauty & Essex is filled with energy and very loud. The food was fantastic, perhaps a little pricy for the serving size. Dress well, you'll probably feel out of place if you're not wearing designer clothes.
I started the date off with an assortments of drinks. I ended up consuming a few glasses of the FOF and GE, which were more than ample for the rest of the night. The meals were minute in size given that the choices were from the tapas menu but filling and pleasing. Afterwards, I ordered a few bottles of varied wine and champagne to enjoy. Overall, the selection of food and drinks were delightful and I’d recommend it to others. The setting and ambiance was fitting for a date and set a positive mood from the start.
Been to the one in Vegas and that is unbelievably good. Very disappointed in the NYC location. I don’t mind noise and places being loud but you couldn’t even hear the person sitting across from you even when screaming. So a great place to take someone you don’t to want to listen to. Food quality was mediocre. Tuna great, everything else was standard fare found at any restaurant.
Don't be put off by the exterior of the building once you go through the doors you will get a great surprise. We went for brunch and we found the food was excellent and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and friendly advising us not to order too much food as we could always order more food which we did. We had a great experience and would definitely go again if we visit New York again.
This place is crawling with rich poseurs—reminded us of South Beach. The “pawn shop” gimmick is dumb. Pretentious ambiance, incoherent menu...food is ok comfort food at best but they recommend you order a lot more than you need and the dishes don’t pair well. Avoid the woody, soy-soaked broccolini. Cassoulet and beef tacos were fine. Complimentary thimble of fragrant squash soup before the meal would have been appreciated if it hadn’t been served hot as lava, presumably microwaved. My palate is still scorched three days later.
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