We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beauty & Essex

146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
+1 212-614-0146
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (125 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (80 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (78 reviews)
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
146 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-2301
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,766)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,534 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Loved our dinner at Beauty & Essex. Completely unexpected entrance through the hock-shop, gorgeous interiors. Gluten free menu available and no issues dinning with my celiac sister. Outstanding service, loved the champagne being served in the bathroom (make sure you take your handbag so you...More

Thank LKM2007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went after a broadway show at 10:30pm on a Sunday. The place was packed. Excellent food, service & music. Loud, party atmosphere.

Thank Mappie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service, the drinks, the food, it’s all exceptional. I have never seen such talented bartenders, excellent menu and an ambience that is incomparable to anything I’ve been to. Every trip to New York is not complete unless you reserve a table here! It is...More

Thank Kenzybear
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined her on New Years day with my partner. Restaurant was super busy. Quirky restaurant, as you walk through a Pawn shop and are told to push the big door which leads you through to the restaurant. Tapas style food and the server was only...More

Thank Jade M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last nite with friends. Service was excellent. Server was friendly and helpful Reservation was at 5:30. By 7:30 the place was bustling. Tapas style where you share your plates. Food was so good. The 3 of us had 5 plates, one drink each and...More

Thank lann718
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start....... My friend booked Beauty & Essex for Sunday champagne brunch. We decided to go for the later afternoon session. You walk through a pawn shop to the secret entrance into of Beauty & Essex to find the hostess waiting at the...More

Thank FamilyFrame
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beauty and Essex is a must do whilst in NYC. The food options are diverse and our waitress did a great job guiding us on choices. We went as a couple, larger groups will have even more choices with share plates. Great atmosphere. One of...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here New Years Day for dinner and it was great. My burger was a bit soggy but aren't they all!? Tuna was really good and we had a few good cocktails. Great place to visit but tables can be bit low - ask for...More

Thank Dops
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on New Years Day for dinner and really enjoyed it. You actually have to go through a pawn shop to get into the restaurant and the decor is amazing! The food was spectacular although servings a little small. Really enjoyed the tuna tacos...More

Thank Vc6535
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the champagne brunch party was such a great time to celebrate my 40th birthday. Everyone had a ball and the staff was amazing and so accommodating! the belly dancer was an extra special touch too as well as the space we had to dance. I...More

Thank JMarisa23
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 471 hotels in New York City
Redford Hotel
37 reviews
.10 km away
Hotel on Rivington
1,405 reviews
.12 km away
The Ludlow New York City
699 reviews
.16 km away
Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York
744 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Souvlaki GR
148 reviews
.08 km away
Essex Restaurant
105 reviews
.09 km away
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
125 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Essex Street Market
42 reviews
.14 km away
The Lowline Lab
12 reviews
.03 km away
5 reviews
.09 km away
Economy Candy
288 reviews
.09 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Rumpelsteiltskin | Reviewed this property |
No. Just go. Dress up and you will probably be in 20-30 mins
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing