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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” (126 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (80 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (78 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a real experience. You have to access the restaurant through an antique shop. The bar is beautiful but the drinks expensive. The menu is very much a sharing menu with small dishes. Again I found it relatively expensive for what we got. That...More

Thank Orla D
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must visit when in NYC. The food was great, the service was great and the atmosphere was great from the moment you enter the pawn shop at the front.

Thank DMO1992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bar & restaurant with a good vibe. It was very busy on a Saturday night so expect to queue for your drinks while you wait for your table. Music was fab and everyone was having a great time dancing in their chairs. We enjoyed...More

Thank Errington100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The soup dumplings...just order them already! If sharing, order two! The grilled salmon was amazing, awesome flavor! The lobster Mac n cheese was good, not the best but good. The crab Rangoons were so light and yummy! I would order several smaller items to share!...More

Thank jcwhite310
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was suggested to try Beauty & Essex by an acquaintance and I was immediately interested because of the speakeasy vibe. I was not disappointed! The candlelight atmosphere was great, albeit the space to get around is very tight. I had no expectations about the...More

Thank SChang88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tuna sashimi was the best I’ve ever had. The dish does have a kick but and the avocado mouse is sooo good. The grilled cheese was amazing as well. Ribeye taco were another standout. Beautiful restaurant made for a romantic evening. Eva our server...More

Thank foodiesickle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place provides a very trendy with a good music selection. The food is excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the meatball dish and the chicken main course. The service is good but a little too slow. Make sure you book in advance as it gets very...More

Thank AndreaNicolaou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for my birthday and it was perfect. The food was so delicious. The portions are quite big and we left stuffed. The bone marrow was amazing as were the tuna tacos. We also had the short ribs and the burger. Both of...More

Thank Rria205
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to a private drinks party on the first floor. The door staff were ok, a bit bored. The bar staff were ok, but not that interested in going off menu. The cocktails were ok - a bit over sweet and over iced. The...More

Thank Tim_Binnington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday night as a family of seven. Enterance is through a door in the back of a shop which was very unusual! Waiting a while for our table but this wasn't an issue as we enjoyed a few pre dinner cocktails and...More

Thank JohnMMoore
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 tavers7 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Saturday night and it was loud. People dancing at their tables loud. I thought it was really fun and the food is amazing. Do not think cafe mambo Ibiza house music vibe though because it is not like that
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
17 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • 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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