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“Stunning Restaurant Lower East Side NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex
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Ranked #106 of 13,548 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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.
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Stunning Restaurant Lower East Side NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Food was very very good, service attentive but discreet, decor stunning.
Need to book as it is very popular

Visited December 2012
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St. Charles, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food and even better atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a great place to go if you have a small group. The food is really good and it's fun to let everyone pick out a few items to try. Ladies must make a visit to the restroom for a glass of champage!

Visited January 2013
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Free champagne in the girl's bathroom? Yes, please!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Okay, besides that little perk, Beauty & Essex is a real gem. I've been here a few times and can't get enough. The food is beyond, the presentation is fabulous, and the staff is always friendly. I have yet to try one thing on the menu I don't like...and believe me, I've tried it all. Okay, not all, but most! :)

  • Visited November 2012
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Beauty all the way !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a beautiful restaurant loaded with gorgeously looking people. Elegant interiors and great DJ effort set the mood for special eccentric ambience.
Metropolitan dinning.
We were party of four; two couples and for special night out we started at the bar while waiting for the table.
At the table each of us ordered different dish, this gave me an option to evaluate more than just my menu selection.

Food was OK. I had lobster tacos and grilled shrimps.
Lobster tacos was a hit. Grilled shrimps not bad but not superb.
I tried other dishes and found all to be just good. Nothing WoWed me with exception of lobster taco.
We didnt try dessert, we were too full for it.
Would have given it 5 stars but for the service they landing only 4.
Overall, I dont regret dinner at Beauty & Essex I was prepared for what I experienced.

  • Visited January 2013
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“YUK”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

So cliche and just trying way too hard to be cool. Typical hipster. The food was terrible, especially considering the prices. Awful.

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