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“Mad whacky and brilliant”
Review of Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex
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Ranked #102 of 13,678 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Mad whacky and brilliant”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

You can imagine a group of creative directors from an international advertising agency in town for a meeting wanting 'to be seen' here.
If you don't mind mind being jostled by other ill-mannerd diners in the bar whilst waiting for your table and hustled along before you're finished to clear your table for the next punters, go here for some really innovative cooking.
The concept's great, small but well conceived and well cooked dishes to share.
Service very attentive (needs to be to explain how it all works), but sadly let down by being presented with the bill/check before we'd even been asked whether we wanted coffee.
So we rejected the bill, ordered coffee and stayed 30 minutes longer!
Original decor and very noisy, but if you want to go to one of the in places in NY, then go here.
We were very grateful that our New York friends chose and invited us to this place.

  • Visited April 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The MOST AMAZING experience”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

From the moment you arrive you know it will be a lifetimes memory all I will say is the staff are great and the food is delicious - this was my daughters 21st and a memory she will always treasure - book early or you will miss out - cocktails are something else......

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank iswifty2
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fun , Noisy , Surprised .”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

We let them feed us 7 guest's and was a brilliant idea that was ! The chops were the best i have had in ages , mini taco's to die for . The fish amazing . I had never been to a speak easy before .So we were very excited , also the served champagne in the toilets !
Fun crowd

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Mouse07
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“pleasantly surprised by the excellent food”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

went to the restaurant on a recommendation and was extremely satisfied.
the service was excellent, and the food was some of the best i've had in a while. ordered quite a few dishes to share between us and the food came out at perfect pace.
enjoyed the decoration and atmosphere. would recommend to anyone!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank James F
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Hot Spot”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Interesting and happening place. The front looks like a pawn shop and when you walk in... it actually is a pawn shop until you keep walking towards the back and it turns into a bar with a beautiful layout and well decorated. We came here for just drinks and our waitress took care of our needs promptly. Overall an enjoyable place.

  • Visited December 2013
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