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Beauty & Essex

146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
+1 212-614-0146
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (118 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (77 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (76 reviews)
11:30 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came as a recommendation of a friend, will leave recommending to others. Good food, great atmosphere, attentive and friendly staff. We will be back on our next trip.

Thank Suggseye
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my second timing visiting Beauty + Essex and the food did not disappoint. The servers were attentive and friendly and who could complain about the complimentary bubbles in the ladies bathroom. It had been a few years since my last visit and the...More

Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food......the ambience.....was truly.exhilirating ......a must do.....we ordered oysters.....the best I have had.....Thai shrimp....kale and apple salad.......salmon was great too.....everything we had.....was amazing......

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing space, decor, music, bit dark. Maybe this is it convince people that the food is good? it was all just a bit basic, and quite expensive to be a bit basic! Wont be going back. Shame as it had a lot of hype around...More

Thank 11EmilyMae
Reviewed 1 week ago

1st the cool entrance thru the Pawn Shop sets up well. The Interior was gorgeous and the host station service was well received. I was there with my wife for dinner. We started with Roasted Bone Marrow, then the Chipotle Duck Chilaquiles were so good....More

Thank dcmcder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having heard plenty of good things from friends about this place, me and my wife were really disappointed with our experience of visiting Beauty and Essex in New York. After arriving at the restaurant at 21:45 for our reservation the rather rude hostess gave us...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

On arriving at Beauty & Essex you enter a pawnbrokers and head through the unassuming grey door at the back of the shop, where you find yourself in an opulent bar/restaurant with a sweeping staircase and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. The hostess wasn't overly...More

Thank Sophie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very crowded when entering restaurant. Large party taking pictures on stair steps; could barely get in the door. Did not want to seat 6 of our party of 8 unless we ordered food, drinks (2 persons issues with Uber). Told hostess we would order. She...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing outside in front of the second hand store and saw some people confused as to where to go and then you are there..... in the Pawn shop and through the back door and you are in a place to be seen. Food was good...More

Thank Bernie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so dark you have to use the table candles to read the menu, and the music is so loud after about 9pm that you can't have a decent conversation. The food and service standards are "ok" but not as high as the...More

Thank snellsnook
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Questions & Answers
25 September 2017|
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Response from Lucythepug | Reviewed this property |
It’s loud. I have been for brunch and dinner and it’s turned up louder for dinner.
10 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
We went on Monday and it was very. Jay. Think it is busy every night. It is a fab experience though would definitely recommend
18 April 2017|
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Response from Rumpelsteiltskin | Reviewed this property |
No. Just go. Dress up and you will probably be in 20-30 mins
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-614-0146
  • E-mail
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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