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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%
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“brunch” (144 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here for an early evening meal and it was a delightful experience. Great setting behind a pawn shop then into the venue itself which is cool. This followed by great food and excellent service what more do you want. Get involved people :)

Thank Carltonia
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here with my boyfriend while visiting New York on a Saturday night as I'd had a few people recommend it. Was a cool place with a great atmosphere. Loved our cocktails and the food was great, but nothing particularly blew me away. Unfortunately we...More

Thank HannahRosa2488
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere! The food was very creative and delicious! The chicken Biscuits and the red velvet waffles were absolutely amazing very pricey but defiantly worth it take your time and enjoy the experience!

Thank andrewlN3317YW
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did not have high expectations if the food as it looked like a “young” night spot, but the food was fabulous and the wait staff friendly

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing food! Great service! Would definitely recommend! Will visit again if we are ever in New York again!

Thank Me M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s hard to find a place that rocks both a sit down meal and a cocktail bar, and this place does it. Through in the speakeasy concept and you have even more fun factor. You really feel like you’re “out” even when you’re having a...More

Thank doitforthemiles
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved everything about this place right in the heart of the lower east side it was amazing! I prefer brunch, but anytime is worth the trip! The elixir cosmo is amazing

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Beauty & Essex as a group of 5 girls on a bachelorette. Our server was fantastic and friendly, nothing was too much of an ask for her and she went out of her way to make our beautiful bride to be feel...More

Thank abbiemac2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun, buzzy restaurant with the added value of great tasting food!! Great staff and excellent, fast service. Went there for dinner, as a recommendation from a friend. Normally I would back away from restaurants with loud music, but this one was different. Good music, great...More

Thank anawu2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for brunch, which was really nice. Order some shared dishes which allows you to taste a lot of different food. Remember that the Americans starts with the sweet dishes, so mention it if you want your pancakes after the eggs

Thank Marvic_01
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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9 May 2018|
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Response from InezLady | Reviewed this property |
No there were children eating there.
8 April 2018|
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Response from FamilyFrame | Reviewed this property |
You could literally wear anything, from very dressy to smart casual. It’s a very eclectic mix of people. Great for people watching.
26 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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