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Beauty & Essex

146 Essex St. (Stanton St.) Send to Phone
212-614-0146 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A scene-y pawnshop/nightclub/restaurant attracts the trendy and posh to the Lower East Side.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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Beauty & Essex Restaurant Review

: It’s a pawnshop. No, wait, it’s a nightclub. Or is it a scene-y restaurant? The correct answer is “all of the above” at Beauty & Essex. The first room you’ll encounter sells guitars and jewelry and other knickknacks in its faux pawnshop. But walk through the next set of doors and the Lower East Side’s see-and-be-seen set will be on prominent display. If you order well, you can eat nicely. The grilled cheese, smoked bacon and tomato soup dumplings are inventive and revelatory, while the truffle-laced oven-roasted chicken meatballs are tender and very satisfying. Lobster mac ‘n’ cheese is another temptation. Plan on enjoying a dessert, particularly the peanut butter and jelly crème brûlée. While the food menu is surprisingly affordable, signature cocktails and wine are not. Expect to pay hefty amounts for libations. Brunch offers temptations like a brunch pizzetta with housemade green chorizo, potatoes, manchego and quail eggs.

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