Beauty & Essex

146 Essex St, New York City

4.5

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    11:30 - 18:00, 00:00 - 01:00

  • Thu

    17:00 - 01:00

  • Fri

    00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 - 01:00

  • Sat

    00:00 - 01:00, 17:00 - 01:00, 11:30 - 15:00

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Reviews

  • jeffery usher

    2
    - 03 September 2018 -

    This is a nice-looking place, but not for me. The drinks are pricey. I did not eat any food here because the food was pricey too. The place looks like a pawnshop from outside and in the back, is the bar and restaurant. The place has low dime lights which are nice for a date. But if you chilling out with your people find other place where the drinks are cheaper. I am not a fan of this place, but the staff at this place was nice and friendly, however staff is not enough for me to come back.

  • Gene Pope

    5
    - 30 August 2018 -

    What a great place for my birthday. Fantastic bar and drinks. Superb food. Expensive but unlike others... worth it if you want a real treat. Watch out for the "secret service looking" dudes with ear buds. They may show up and hover near your table when you've signed your tab to gently persuade you to leave if you're holding up a table (which we weren't). That's something I've never seen before. Can't say I liked it much.

  • Brandon Peters

    5
    - 30 August 2018 -

    This place is amazing! All the food we had was amazing and the wait staff was very friendly. We went for brunch/lunch so it wasn't as busy. The serving style is tapas so there's plenty of chances to try different dishes. We had the Avocado toast which was super creamy and delicious. Probably the best I've had. We also had the grilled cheese, smoked bacon, and tomato dumplings which is a must try! If you're coming for dinner, I guess they get pretty busy so I'd suggest making a reservation. Also worth noting is that while the food is amazing, it's also pricey. It was well worth the money in my opinion.

  • Adam Cohen

    5
    - 29 August 2018 -

    This place was amazing. They really make it an experience for you. As soon as our waitress knew we had 5 people in our party, they accommodated each dish for 5 people. I've never had a restaurant do that before. The food, although very good, came in very small portions, so prepare for that. I would say my favorite of all the dishes was the Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon and Tomato Soup Dumplings. I don't eat red meat, so they put it on the side for us, which was very nice. I also enjoyed the Lemon-Pepper Ricotta Ravioli. It was really moist and flavorful.

  • jessica kallo

    5
    - 15 August 2018 -

    First ones to Order this Ferris Wheel of dessert. It's $28 but it's I personally found it worth it in the end because it just brought so much joy along with a bunch of tasty treated, very fun! My personal favorites were the cheesy pretzel bites and the cake pop that looked like a corn dog, both were so opposite yet so right together. Delicious! Honestly it became my favorite part.

  • Brittany Miller

    3
    - 23 June 2018 -

    Great meal, but the server was very MIA. The server with the table next to us advised that the girls were ordering a bit much and should pause and see if they wanted any more a bit further into their meals. We wished our server would have done the same as we ordered way too much. Despite our server being quite absent, the other staff picked up the slack. I went dressed a little too casual for Saturday brunch. Err on the fancier side!

  • Rachel B

    4
    - 11 June 2018 -

    Great restaurant with beautiful decor. The chicken was amazing however the portion sizes of the ravioli and scallops that my friends had were crazy small for the price. We actually ended up at another restaurant an hour later so they could eat again. And to charge $17 for vodka and 7up is just ridiculous. I understand that it may have been a top shelf vodka but the waiter should’ve asked her what vodka she wanted. Get the chicken if you want an actual meal at a decent price.

  • Samsung Business Center

    3
    - 31 May 2018 -

    When you enter, it's just WOW! Great place, great spot, pawn shop in front - everything looks perfect. So atmosphere was perfect! Food little less and also the amount of people and balance in the staff is not great. For example: we bought everything to share, instead of bringing us one meal at the time to share, we got everything within 20 minutes after ordering... So fast that we did not even received our very expensive bottle of wine... So I ended up eating my $ 60 stake with the bad tasting NYC tap water. Also the taste of the food is not what you will expect with these prices. It was the most expensive meal we had during our stay and also the one we liked the less, please don't get me wrong: it is still nice but no value for money... my opinion off course...

  • Michael Day

    5
    - 25 April 2018 -

    I really enjoyed this restaurant. - the ambiance of the room is great. It's dark and elegant, but not too stuffy. - they played fun, modern music towards the end of the night, which we really enjoyed. - our server handled the entire meal perfect. Great timing, very friendly, and anticipated our needs. - lots of delicious food options - however not a ton of vegetarian choices. I got the veggie pasta and while it wasn't my favorite, I really enjoyed everything else I tried. Highly recommend for the beginning of a night out.

  • Natalie Romaniuk

    5
    - 10 April 2018 -

    LOVED my experience here!!! We went to the lower east side a Sunday night, and got some delicious cocktails. The women's bathroom downstairs serves Prosecco in nice flute glasses. We checked out the upstairs, but decided to stay by the bar on the main floor. Hannah (the bartender) was very nice, when a group of guys bought us drinks and she made sure everything was OK. I appreciated that small gesture. The venue itself is stunning inside, and concealed behind a pawn shop. I liked the experience this bar offers and will be back again when in New York. I haven't ventured deeper than the bar, but a reservation is very likely to be required. Don't miss out on seeing this beautiful bar.

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