Beauty & Essex
Innovative cuisine in glam surrounds
New American · Lower East Side · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.2
Food
4.6
Decor
4.0
Service
 
Behind an “extra-cool” hidden entrance in a pawn shop, this “vibrant” LES resto-lounge draws a “glam crowd” to “splurge” on “imaginative” New American bites in a bi-level space that “truly is a beauty” ; if you “don’t mind a bit of shameless trendiness” (free champagne in the ladies’ room is a “nice touch” ), it “does impress.”
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Chevron
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
location 146 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002, USA phone +1 212-614-0146 website www.beautyandessex.com directions Get Directions
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4.3
(1193)
Great restaurant with beautiful decor. The chicken was amazing however the portion sizes of the ravioli and scallops that my friends had were crazy small for the price. We actually ended up at another restaurant an hour later so they could eat again. And to charge $17 for vodka and 7up is just ridiculous. I understand that it may have been a top shelf vodka but the waiter should’ve asked her what vodka she wanted. Get the chicken if you want an actual meal at a decent price.
Rachel B · June 11, 2018
When you enter, it's just WOW! Great place, great spot, pawn shop in front - everything looks perfect. So atmosphere was perfect! Food little less and also the amount of people and balance in the staff is not great. For example: we bought everything to share, instead of bringing us one meal at the time to share, we got everything within 20 minutes after ordering... So fast that we did not even received our very expensive bottle of wine... So I ended up eating my $ 60 stake with the bad tasting NYC tap water. Also the taste of the food is not what you will expect with these prices. It was the most expensive meal we had during our stay and also the one we liked the less, please don't get me wrong: it is still nice but no value for money... my opinion off course...
Samsung Business Center · May 31, 2018
I really enjoyed this restaurant. - the ambiance of the room is great. It's dark and elegant, but not too stuffy. - they played fun, modern music towards the end of the night, which we really enjoyed. - our server handled the entire meal perfect. Great timing, very friendly, and anticipated our needs. - lots of delicious food options - however not a ton of vegetarian choices. I got the veggie pasta and while it wasn't my favorite, I really enjoyed everything else I tried. Highly recommend for the beginning of a night out.
Michael Day · April 25, 2018