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Beauty & Essex

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Lower East Side
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146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301 (Stanton & Rivington)
by Train: F, J, M, or Z train to Delancey/Essex Street. by Bus: M9 or 14A to Essex Street
212-614-0146
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Located in the historic Essex Street Market Building, Essex is a loft-like...
Located in the historic Essex Street Market Building, Essex is a loft-like multi-level space with contemporary cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Lower East Side. Essex is known for its weekday dinner and happy hour specials as well as its lively weekend dinner and bar scene. The weekend brunch is a New York institution and is always a top pick on Open Table Diner’s Choice and other sites. The expansive layout allows for intimate balcony and banquette seating as well as festive group dining and private parties.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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  • 436
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  • 229
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A secret behind an old Pawn shop

when the taxi pulls up outside an old Pawn shop you think it has come to the wrong place. then through the store from a doorway at the back it opens up into an amazing Restaurant. the food is tapas style (not spannish) sharing dishes. it was full of atmosphere, a little noisy at times but great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Michaelfreeman101
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London
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

when the taxi pulls up outside an old Pawn shop you think it has come to the wrong place. then through the store from a doorway at the back it opens up into an amazing Restaurant. the food is tapas style (not spannish) sharing dishes. it was full of atmosphere, a little noisy at times but great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

My sister took us for our birthdays and it was great. We did have a long wait but didn't mind sitting at the bar to wait. Had the pizzetta and empanadas for appetizers. The pizzetta was amazing. Could have ate the whole thing by myself. I ordered the ribs and hubby the brick pressed chicken they were also excellent. Sister... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Really busy, great vibe, ideal place to go with friends to start your night out. The food is served tapas style, which I love, as you can share. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was very good. My only negative was the volume of the music. The music itself was great but my husband and I struggled to... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

went here with friends, wouldn't have known about it as it is a speak easy style place so you enter through a pawn shop. Cool setting and atmosphere, delicious food and wine and great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Best food we ate in our time in NYC. Thought it was very fairly priced too. Highly recommend the Lobster Tacos and the Mac and Cheese!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Loved this restaurant Great atmosphere, amazing food, extensive cocktail menu and attentive and professional service. We couldn't decide on a wine so asked the sommelier for a selection, her choice was perfect and well under the budget we gave her. definitely recommend booking

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Dublin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to beauty and Essex last night with my fiancĂ©. Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The same cannot be said for the service. Still a little shocked about how I was treated. Our server blatantly ignored me every time she came to the table and only spoke or paid attention to my fiancĂ©. It sad pathetic and really... More 

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Lima, Peru
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Loved this restaurant. Food was amazing the ambience is Amazon, service is great! Drinks are sop good! But you have to get the carpaccio crackers!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Delicious and extensive cocktail menu. Great food. Would definitely visit here again. Would recommend booking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant for a friends 50 th birthday. It was certainly memorable with entrance through a small shop. The decor is certainly memorable too. The staff were extremely attentive and service excellent. We went with the staff recommendations for some tastings. The dumplings and kale salad were a highlight. The serving portions are not large but adequate.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
    (Stanton & Rivington)
  • Public Transportation: by Train: F, J, M, or Z train to Delancey/Essex Street. by Bus: M9 or 14A to Essex Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-614-0146

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Located in the historic Essex Street Market Building, Essex is a loft-like multi-level space with contemporary cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Lower East Side. Essex is known for its weekday dinner and happy hour specials as well as its lively weekend dinner and bar scene. The weekend brunch is a New York institution and is always a top pick on Open Table Diner’s Choice and other sites. The expansive layout allows for intimate balcony and banquette seating as well as festive group dining and private parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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