Beauty & Essex

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The success of The Stanton Social had The New York Times once again praising Santos’ imagination and talent for the innovative way he tweaks traditional classics with an “infectious playfulness.”

In December of 2010, Chris was at it again, welcoming Beauty & Essex to the Lower East Side. With an operational pawnshop entrance, the breathtaking design transforms the turn-of-the-century townhouse into a seductive, bi-level restaurant and lounge with a twenty-foot skylight and dramatic crystal chandeliers.

The bigger space commands a larger menu and Santos accessorizes his signature share plates with bountiful Raw Bar offerings, creative twists on bruschetta cleverly named “Jewels on Toast,” and a selection of prime meats anchored by the show-stopping Dry Aged Bone-in Ribeye and feta-topped Beauty & Essex Lamb Burger.

Since opening, Beauty & Essex was named OpenTable’s Hottest Restaurant in America in both 2012 and 2013, and both The Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex were recently included in a poll of the country’s Top 100 Restaurants based on feedback from 5 million users.

The upstairs Pearl Lounge, named for the incredible fixture that drapes the entire ceiling in glistening pearls, plays host to the city’s beautiful people, keeping the night going long after dinner has ended.

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(212) 614-0146
146 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002

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Chef Chris Santos’ sophisticated, multi-ethnic sharing menu lends itself perfectly to celebrations and group dining for parties of 10 to 400 guests.

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