$$$$ 146 Essex St. New York, NY 10022
Beauty and Essex is a american speakeasy and also a pawn shop. Initially think you stroll into is Beauty Essex , you ask yourself are you in the right place ? If it's hidden behind a functioning pawn shop you've made it to Beauty & Essex! Until the host comes up to you and ask “do you have a reservation”? . If you confirm yes , they will guide you to your table, which is toward the back of the shop.
Celebrity chef Chris Santos has a great selection of signature menu of international small plates, dry-aged steaks, and raw bar offerings. My most loved dishes on the menu are crostini with rich ricotta, nectar, sweet-bitter nectarines and lively chile, and veggie sides including fire cooked shishito peppers. Kobe meat carpaccio has a not too bad extension of crunchy sesame and wonton bits. For dessert, the “compartment of doughnuts,” which I generally love to take to go.
Celebrities like Drake, French Montana,Lindsay Lohan ,Taryn Manning ,Zeke Thomas , Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Sting, Trudy Styler, James McAvoy, and Bryan Singer If you’re not into “the scene,” this place may not be for you.
At Beauty & Essex, we encourage you to make reservations up to 30 days in advance.