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Beauty & Essex

Certificate of Excellence
Lower East Side
As featured in Manhattan to Remember
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146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301 (Stanton & Rivington)
+1 212-614-0146
17:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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Oakville, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great. Atmosphere was pretty amazing - you enter through a pawn shop. Special place. Great service and fab vibe.

Thank 5HABfans
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Beauty and Essex last year and loved everything about it but.....everything can change in a year! I was so looking forward to visiting but this time they appear to have become really pretentious, the food was just ok the service was off hand in general apart from our actual waitress who was lovely but the rest of the... More 

Thank gandh43
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food tasted well, but was cold. Server made an error and acted like it wasn't his fault. A little pushy. Enjoyed the atmosphere, had the service been better, we would have enjoyed it more. Would try again.

Thank Katie W
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing place. When you pull up outside you can't possibly be prepared for what you will see when you enter the door at the back of the shop. You feel like you've just been let into a secret. This is a happening place. The food is excellent the service is amazing. The only problem is if you've booked... More 

Thank 4realWokingham
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Book for Sunday evening with friends, place is really funky and a young vibe. Waiter was good and suggested dishes, starters we went for were beef carpaccio, tuna, fish tacos. Mains were excellent, lamb chops to die for, beef short ribs, pasta and prawns. In the ladies toilets you they get free fizz! Great place that would have 5 out... More 

Thank Markh1205
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely dinner and great atmosphere. Staff was wonderful and great service . Food was amazing. Would definitely return again . Very romantic restaurant.

Thank maria19902015
Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a friend's birthday - the gimmick is of course that you enter through a pawn shop. However, the gimmick doesn't take away form the food - it's great brunch food. Drinks are good, just overpriced but that's to be expected at a place like this.

Thank cincommst
steamboat springs co
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is exotic, imaginative, and fun (but a bit tacky if you look too closely), Staff attentive and efficient BUT cold, unfriendly and arrogant. Made the experience very flat.Food: there is the real issue. Terrible. Only good small dish we ordered (out of 5) was the oysters which had not been ruined by an overly inventive manipulation. 'Famed' dumplings in... More 

Thank cherri b
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on my last night in New York after being recommended by some colleagues. The good: *amazing decor *delicious cocktails (I recommend the beauty elixir) *really friendly staff *delicious food (I had the bolognese and my friend had the burger) *the bar area upstairs is great for a drink after dinner *you get a complimentary glass of rosé champagne... More 

Thank Tara H
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely good for a special occasion night out but not if you're looking for quiet conversation - it's buzzing, its busying and noisy. Having said that its great fun, the decor is very different and the food is super. All small tapas sharing plates that will have you ordering at least two of a couple things and... More 

Thank NorvicLondon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 15:00
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
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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