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Beauty & Essex

146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
+1 212-614-0146
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (116 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (80 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the food and the atmosphere! We had great drinks and our plates were delicious! I would recommend this trendy place to anyone!

Thank Leila D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to see, be seen, and have a wonderful dining experience. Yes, it is "in the back" of a pawn shop, but the pawn shop is really just a small lobby on the front of the restaurant. I don't know if...More

1  Thank 1SouthernBoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at the Las Vegas location last year. This spot is definitely bigger and a lot louder. Food was great and service on par.

Thank stephenday50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite meals while in NYC. Came highly recommended from a family member who lived in the city for 15 years. When you first go up it looks like a pawn shop. But then walk through the back door into a...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my mom and my 19 year old son here for dinner. It was very cool to make my son think it was a pawn shop then it opens up to the restaurant. We liked the vibe here, the decor and of course, the...More

Thank Desiraprewitt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best meal we ate in New York. Hidden behind a pawn shop, it felt like we were in a speakeasy! Great atmosphere, the menu is extensive and everything looked great. Worst part was not be able to eat the whole menu! It...More

1  Thank Marrable43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return visit. I reviewed B&E las year and the review was not great. I came back with my family and this time the service was much improved. The food was still wonderful and it amazing with how service can change a meal....More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little jewel of a place that you enter through what looks like a pawn shop of sorts. The back is a lovely vaulted space. Very luxe feeling sort of decor. Its uber trendy but don't let that put you off. All...More

Thank Kiwiphil_635
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was really an unusual surprise when we entered in such a luxurious restaurant after we passed through the little store which is hiding it. Food and atmosphere were top of the line. I loved the ribs with some sweet butter. Trully recommend this place!

Thank J1232014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend to me and while checking the menu out on the website I came across the Champagne Brunch they host on a Sunday. My fiancé and I went to the second sitting at 3.30pm and I can honestly say...More

Thank Katie P
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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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
Linda N
28 January 2017|
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Response from beachpeach75 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Thursday night. It was very crowded but we did have a reservation. I don't know if the concierge at The Ritz made the reservation for us or if American Express did but we definitely would have needed one. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, 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
  • 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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