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146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301 (Lower East Side)
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Ranked #112 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $50
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
Lower East Side
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Stanton & Rivington
Transit: by Train: F, J, M, or Z train to Delancey/Essex Street. by Bus: M9 or 14A to Essex Street
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.
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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Behind the facade of a pawnshop is a great restaurant. A quirky place with a fantastic bar and sensational food. We loved the atmosphere, the staff were really friendly. The food is mexican fusion. The kale & apple salad is out of this world, as well as the tuna tacos. I would highly recommend this sister restaurant of lasquina to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

arrived pretty late at beauty and essex but they were able to get us a table in the lounge...good food, fab drinks and up to date music!

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I recently had the pleasure of celebrating my mothers birthday at B&E. There were 8 of us at dinner and the food was fantastic! My only issue was that we were sitting in the center of the restaurant and it was really tight quarters. I even had a server that was trying to pass behind me spill something on my... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

When you arrive at the address you start wondering if something went wrong ? You walk into the door only to realize you have entered into a vintage pawn shop ! Then you open another door and … there is the amazing with lots of nice people. Great cocktail bar with good alcohol free cocktails as well ( was having... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I like the entry which is through a thrift store into a bar. Our waitress was nice, made some good suggestions. You order a few plates for each course which was a nice way to do it. The desserts were amazing. That's all the good stuff done, now for the rest of the review: My number one gripe I'll start... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here while staying in the lower east side for a few weeks. One of the best meals we had during our visit. Make reservations early or you will not be able to get in. We were able to make reservations early in the evening. 4 of us were dining. We had Pizzetta, Tuna and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had a business dinner here. It was delicious. Great vibe, delicious food, service was okay. (Our server brought the wrong drinks and when we told her we didn't order these, she just shrugged her shoulders.) The back ribs, scallops, kale salad, pasta, grilled cheese, donuts and butterscotch pudding were solid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I have been to B&E many times and always love it. The small plates are great for groups to share. Everything I have tried has been fantastic and I love that they serve bubbly rose by the glass (even in the ladies room)!! My go to spot in NYC when I want to have a fun party night because once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This restaurant not only gives me good memories (when I went I was pregnant and after hanging around with friends and husband at night, the next day, my baby was born! ) the food is delicious !!! Nice place, nice people, you can have a great time! Would go again for sure!

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

been to new york a few times and this was by far the best meal i have had there. The staff are great, the food is to die for and the atmosphere was just brilliant. Going through the shop front was brilliant fun, even i was a bit confused. Cannot wait to go back, this place is dynamite

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Additional Information about Beauty & Essex

Address: 146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
Phone Number: 212-614-0146
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
Cuisine: American

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