Beauty & Essex

Speakeasy, Lounge, and Tapas Restaurant
146 Essex St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Open until 3:00 PM, reopens later (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

From the team behind The Stanton Social comes Beauty & Essex, a grand 10,000 square foot restaurant, bar, & lounge in the heart of the lower east side.


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    Liz Y.
    The lobster tacos and the kale+apple salad are delicious.(33 Tips)
    Karsten M.
    Lobster tacos and grilled cheese/tomato soup dumplings(22 Tips)
    Go for the chicken fried oysters or roasted bone marrow crostini.(15 Tips)
    Veronica H.
    jewels on toast, chicken fried oysters worth getting.(6 Tips)
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  • champagne
  • lobster tacos
  • cocktails
  • tomato soup
  • soup dumplings
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • bone marrow
  • brunch food
  • lively
  • fancy
  • good for groups
  • ribs
  • donuts
  • good for a late night
  • tartare
  • hidden spots
  • pretzels
  • DJs
  • Juliano C.

    LES - escondido, decente, festivo

    Juliano Carvalho · 6 hours ago
  • Cigdem E.

    Excellent food, nice atmosphere

    Cigdem Erbug · 1 day ago
  • Ru L.

    Surprised to see sashimi on the menu! Sashimi tako was surprisingly good. Also the crowd was older than I expected -- lots of 50+

    Ru Lu · 2 days ago
  • Greg M.

    Tomato tartare is delicious, but really, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

    Greg MacDonald · 1 week ago
  • Mao's L.

    I host/promote Beauty and Essex+limo rides+ 50 venues in the city, to be part of my guestlist, or table reservation, contact me 917-885-1667,, IG: partywifmao =)

    Mao's List · 1 week ago
  • Oyeah

    Everything is perfect! Sapphire 75 should be tasted.

    Oyeah · 1 week ago
  • Neoshi C.

    All time fav! Trendy, great music, and pink champagne in the ladies restroom 🍸

    Neoshi Chhadva · 2 weeks ago
  • Mimi S.

    Champagne in the powder room.

    Mimi Su · 2 weeks ago
  • Brittny

    I wish we had places like this in Dallas! Love the romantic atmosphere but fun party clubby at the same time! A must visit in NYC!

    Brittny · 2 weeks ago
  • Rafi R.

    Excellent food. Tacky decorations.

    Rafi Romero · 3 weeks ago
  • Kristin G.

    Awesome food, drinks and party atmosphere

    Kristin Gulliksson · April 18
  • Kate H.

    Went here for my 30th bday. Great venue, amazing food, and pink champagne in the girls bathroom!

    Kate Hind · April 11
  • Shrikant S.

    Great bar with amazing tapas. I have been here multiple times and found it best to order a bunch of tapas and skip the larger main courses.

    Shrikant Shanbhag · April 10
  • Jim T.

    A simultaneously clubbing/dining experience for people looking to tick their ‘recommended’ lists, Beauty & Essex is a staple part of Lower East Side life. Read more

    Jim Taylor · April 9
  • Josette

    Yes, it's true, complimentary pink champagne is served in the ladies only lounge/restroom downstairs

    Josette · April 9
  • Mara B.

    The entrance is fun. But if you're looking for an authentic experience, this is not the place! Awful music (top charts type, and loud) and lacks character in general. Attracts tourists.

    Mara Binudin · April 9
  • Max F.

    Not many better restaurant experiences than this in the city. Perfect food, service, atmosphere. Known as a brunch spot but should be known for its dinner!

    Max Flashenberg · April 9
  • Josette

    Mac & cheese and tomato soup has never been so elegant

    Josette · April 9
  • belle

    so this restaurant's interior is gorgeous and I will definitely be coming here again. came for brunch (next time dinner!) - especially loved the cheese and bacon dumplings and chocolate croissants!

    belle · April 5
  • Kathryn P.

    Food was amazing. Fun atmosphere. Make sure to check out the bathrooms

    Kathryn Phillips · April 3
  • Grant P.

    Best brunch I've ever had! Lemon & blackberry pancakes, red velvet waffles, cubano sandwiches, grilled cheese dumplings were all amazing! Loved the Geoffrey cocktail as well!

    Grant Peters · March 29
  • 🌙crystal✨

    Find the furry walls

    🌙crystal✨ · March 27
  • 🌙crystal✨

    Save room for the Guinness and red velvet mini cupcakes

    🌙crystal✨ · March 27
  • Helen L.

    8/10. I could not fault any dish. The 8 rating is due to the atmosphere. The music was ridiculously loud (I like to hear the person I am talking to) and it was very hot inside.

    Helen Lewis · March 27
  • Julia R.

    You cannot go wrong with the kale Apple salad, lobster tacos, or grilled cheese tomato soup bites

    Julia Ressler · March 27
  • Patricia F.

    Great hidden gem! Fun and fancy, really hip!

    Patricia Fdez · March 18
  • Karina O.

    If you come with a group, order your drink at the at. They won't do separate receipts. They charge you all as one

    Karina O. · March 16
  • Karina O.

    Bring some cash to the bathroom

    Karina O. · March 16
  • Karina O.

    Free champagne in the bathroom

    Karina O. · March 16
  • Amy B.

    One visit is not enough. Order everything.

    Amy B · March 15
  • Barton S.

    Incredibly delicious and creative food. It's supposed to be tapas style but the main dishes are good portions. You should try a few starters as well though cos they're just that good.

    Barton Smith · March 14
  • Ting T.

    Not much of a speakeasy.

    Ting Tsai · March 13

    Dinner with some groove. Grilled cheese and tomato soup dumpling is sooo delicious. · March 9
  • Joy T.

    Loved every dish we got here. The Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Dumplings are a MUST

    Joy Tenenberg · March 8
  • Monti B.

    Can't go wrong with a box of doughnuts. The beauty elixir also goes down like water 👌

    Monti Bray · March 7
  • Michael F.

    Fun semi hidden entrance, great very strong drinks, absolutely fantastic food across the board. Lobster tacos, spare ribs meatballs... Yum

  • Stephanie C.

    Rosé champagne in the bathroom.

    Stephanie Cesear · March 5
  • Neha A.

    For all you trendy and bougie hipsters

    Neha Agarwal · March 2
  • Saleem

    Can't speak to brunch. As another tip said, "Avoid on weekend nights". Too douchey and pricey ($18+tax+tip for an old fashioned?)

    Saleem · March 1
  • Steve W.

    Great atmosphere

    Steve Watts · February 28
  • Amy W.

    Food and drinks are really good! Tried pink panther grilled octopus tomato soup dumpling but gets super packed after 9 and too much a scene

    Amy Wang · February 26
  • Christina

    The burger is definitely one of the best I've tasted. I ordered it rare and it was cooked perfectly. Also, the hot chocolate jägermeister shots are insanely delicious.

    Christina · February 25
  • Spencer V.

    Avoid on weekend nights unless you're willing to shell out lots of money, pop in to check out the decor and high ceilings then head to Beauty Bar

    Spencer Vairo · February 22
  • Victoria U.

    Beauty and Essex never fails for groups- champagne in the ladies room is always a hit.

    Victoria Ugarte · February 16
  • Leta F.

    Fish tacos. Sliders. Cocktails. Love.

    Leta Fields · February 15
  • Ben

    One of the best fancy date spots downtown. Unusual and well crafted cocktails and shareable plates.

    Ben · February 7
  • Masha M.

    A hidden place, u can't see from outside that it s a bar as many years ago when there were a dry law. Nice music&wine, 2 floors, so it can be suitable for dates and for big crowds.

    Masha Matakova · February 6
  • Kavita B.

    Sweet potato ravioli, avocado toast and all the Rioja you can drink

    Kavita Baba · January 31
  • Wendy Q.

    Free champagne .. does everyone get this?

    Wendy Qiu · January 26
  • Tori M.

    The pumpkin ravioli and the chocolate cake

    Tori Matheson · January 13

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