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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” (129 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 2 days ago

Visting from Australia and B&E was highly recommended so we booked in advance and had an absolute blast. The food was fabulous as were the drinks and atmosphere! Highly recommend B&E and we will be back!

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went on a Saturday night. We made reservations 4 weeks ahead. Everything we ordered tasted unbelievable. Cocktails were solid. The service was good. The atmosphere is trendy and gaudy. But it’s really really loud. If it’s an intimate date or catching up with friends,...More

Thank slevs1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to book at table at this venue, due to friends that have visited New York in the past recommending it. We had a reservation for a certain time, but yet still had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated at our table....More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, service, and atmosphere. We had reservations and did not have to wait. Shared 4 plates and everything was great.

Thank mudslide
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is incredible! If you are in NYC it is a must - do. The atmosphere is amazing- great music and stunning decor. The food and drinks were the best we had in New York. The service was outstanding- we were celebrating a special...More

Thank TravellingGeek89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked Beauty & Essex on some friends recommendations for our last night in NYC and it was a great experience! Coincided with the engagement of 2 of our party, this doubled up as a celebration as well. 6 of us visited and were unsure as...More

Thank noodle123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our first visit to Beauty and Essex. What a brilliant entrance through the Pawn shopinto such a cavernous and atmospheric eatery!! The menu offers something for everyone. Very imaginative and excellent bite size pieces that don’t leave you completely full. The attentive staff...More

Thank Millie100279
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a special place, the food is fantastic, the staff make the magic happen. If you go no where else in New York,,, you really need to go here. Book well in advance though.

Thank Mercbenz320
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a bachelorette party because they are able to cater to large groups. This restaurant is definitely on the larger side. We were late to our reservation but after ~45mins we were seated. Note to others. Don’t be late! The food was...More

Thank Dinah K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

jUST aMAZING! I was looking for a nice place were enjoy my bday dinner and then found the right one! Atmosphere super fancy, good and nice party music, place super cool. Food was lovely we had some shared platters and we asked to the waiter...More

Thank 998vita
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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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
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
18 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
USD 21 - USD 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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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