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Beauty & Essex

Certificate of Excellence
Lower East Side
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146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301 (Stanton & Rivington)
Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tomato soup dumplings were my absolute favourite...what a brilliant idea, although anything is good with bacon. Cool atmosphere and very friendly staff, absolutely packed but still felt like given individual attention which we are impressed by. Just wish I lived closer to visit more often!

Thank Emma C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the entrance through the pawn shop which opens up into this greatly lit busy bar & restaurant. The decor is superb and the waiting staff are very friendly in helping you understand the menu and how much to order for our large group size. We started with some cocktails which were well presented and some of them were... More 

Thank Jordan M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Trendy and lively place with great atmosphere. Went with another couple who live in NY and it was their choice so expected a decent night. Did not fail to deliver albeit the food was the biggest surprise as usually some of these places are a little "form over substance" but the food was excellent. The steak tartare was my favourite... More 

Thank Dan C
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well we survived the Beauty and Essex, on entering, the security was sensational, we were ushered through a small shop front into a full on night club, after about 30 minutes we were allocated a table/booth upstairs yes its a bit loud but didn't expect anything else, we ordered a few dishes from the menu which were great although it... More 

Thank Chillimudcrab
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As with most tapas restaurants you feel you end up leaving with an empty wallet. Still worth going as it is a night out and fun to select your dishes with a group of friends. Try the wonton dumplings.

Thank Flight_JJ
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nestled behind a gitar shop is this trendy hotspot located. While waiting for a table we had a glass of wine at the bar. If you prefer cocktails, this is a great place to be. The food menu seams a bit complicated with shared dishes and main dishes all different from size. As we were a group of 5, the... More 

Thank J_Nieuwland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps the best the best thing about this restaurant is the super cool atmosphere, clientele and setting. The food was very very good but the service was a little patchy and the prices rather high. I have had better food but I was happy overall because of the setting and I would go again.

Thank Alison T
Radlett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Beauty & Essex on a Thursday evening for a great birthday celebration for my sister. The whole place is fun, the food is fantastic very high quality, we chose 8 different plates, from starters to main course. There were 4 of us at the table and they asked if we would like 4 of each of the ingredients... More 

Thank Maria0663
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal here with great service and excellent food. After you enter through the pawn shop, you are in a long restaurant that is very dark - we all had our iPhones out to read the menus. The service is extremely helpful, wine very nice and food to die for. We shared the fish & chip tacos... More 

Thank DiDarryl
Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We where a group of 8 who went there for dinner and drinks! Had many different courses to share and the waiter was very helpful to put together a nice selection. The atmosphere is perfect to set the mood for the night and in the ladies room you can get champagne while you powder your nose! Super fun night!

Thank Annma1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $50
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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: 12126140146
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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