Beauty & Essex

Speakeasy, Lounge, and Tapas Restaurant
146 Essex St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–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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    Nikki B.
    "Faves include: tomato tartare, pretzel, lobster tacos, foie."(34 Tips)
    Mike C.
    "Try the Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings - Great"(23 Tips)
    Jordana M.
    "Don't forget to order the bone marrow - delish!"(16 Tips)
    Jess P.
    "emerald gimlet is kind of like a mojito in a martini glass"(7 Tips)
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  • champagne
  • lobster tacos
  • cocktails
  • tomato soup
  • soup dumplings
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • bone marrow
  • lively
  • brunch food
  • fancy
  • good for groups
  • good for a late night
  • chicken meatballs
  • ribs
  • pretzels
  • tartare
  • steak
  • DJs
  • Erica v.

    The eggplant appetizer was good. Wasn't too excited about the salmon or dessert

    Erica van Rabenswaay · 20 minutes ago
  • Krespi O.

    For 5 years i run, manage and promote NYC nightlife. For guest list / table reservation at or any other venue in NYC contact me :-D 609-271-3368, Facebook:: Ofer Krespi

    Krespi Ofer · 3 days ago
  • Amrit A.

    Amazing food, highly recommend the filet.

    Amrit Ayalur · 6 days ago
  • Fares F.

    Go for the atmosphere and vibe, you will get nice food with that too but not a wow one

    Fares Fa · 1 week ago
  • Christine T.

    Lobster taco and gimlet - lovely dinner

    Christine Tabone · 1 week ago
  • with Dee

    Bone marrow is so awesome! Ladies, hit the basement restroom, it's great.

    with Dee · 1 week ago
  • Adnan M.

    Excellent, flavorful food. The Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is fantastic. Also, the 90s hip-hop/R&B soundtrack is stupendous.

    Adnan Manjal · 1 week ago
  • Estelle T.

    Love the atmosphere! The first floor is more of a dining vibe, the second floor more of fun. Dessert could be better- do NOT get there smores jars! I thought no one can mess up smores but I was wrong.

    Estelle Tcha · 1 week ago
  • Justin M.

    Awesome speakeasy style restaurant with an entrance through a pawn shop. Fun place to do tapas w/ friends. And of course they serve free champagne in the ladies lies.

    Justin Myers · July 8
  • JJ K.

    Surprisingly great food at an uber-trendy spot

    JJ Kasper · July 6
  • Tim C.

    MUST GET the grilled cheese, bacon and tomato soup dumplings!!

    Tim Clarke · July 3
  • Arie

    Dark. Very stylish. Breath taking. Service was excellent. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Oh, and free champagne in the ladies room? 'Nuff said. Don't forget to make reservations to go though.

    Arie · June 22
  • Marc S.

    Do not miss the "Philly" pretzel, a yummy twist on the classic Philly cheesesteak. The caramelized shallots and Gruyère cheese sauce make it amazing.

    Marc S · June 19
  • Danielle H.

    Lobster tacos!

    Danielle Hayner · June 5
  • Juliano C.

    LES - escondido, decente, festivo

  • Cigdem E.

    Excellent food, nice atmosphere

    Cigdem Erbug · May 22
  • 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 · May 21
  • Greg M.

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

    Greg MacDonald · May 17
  • Oyeah

    Everything is perfect! Sapphire 75 should be tasted.

    Oyeah · May 15
  • Neoshi C.

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

  • Mimi S.

    Champagne in the powder room.

    Mimi Su · May 7
  • 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 · May 3
  • Rafi R.

    Excellent food. Tacky decorations.

    Rafi Romero · May 3
  • 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

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