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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.5
4.5
2005 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
The third location of Beauty & Essex occupies 10,000 square feet of space on North Cahuenga Boulevard. The menu features Chef Santos’ signature multi-ethnic dishes including: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Dumplings, Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos, and Oven Braised Chicken Meatballs. For the first time, outdoor seating has been introduced to the brand with a ground floor courtyard and a patio on the second level. Not to be outdone, the double-height main dining room offers natural light from a 20-foot oval skylight, while an opulent private dining room that allows for a more intimate dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 676-8880

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Santos

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Group Special Events combines vibrant mix of stylish dining and lounge spaces paired with signature menus and world class service. We collaborate with a wide array of global clients to create unparalleled event experiences. TAO Group Special Events is where culinary innovation meets premium mix

  • Private party contact

    Events Team : (877) 782-4146

  • Neighbourhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross Street

    Cahuenga / Wilcox

  • Parking Details

    We do offer Valet - $12 up too 4 hours with validation you get at the front desk. $20 Flat fee thereafter.

  • Public Transit

    We are located off the Metro Redline at the Hollywood and Vine Station (5 min walk). Once you exit, head West on Hollywood Blvd, then South on Cahuenga towards Selma intersection which is where we are located.If arriving via car share, please use 6417 Selma Ave. as your destination address

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 2,005 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GE

    GEOISK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relax ambience cozy environment tasty drinks and food
  2. JR

    JandR

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The location is very pretty. The service and the food were very mediocre. Would not dine again as there are so many other option in the area that are better.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere. Unique dining experience! Something delayed our food for a bit in the kitchen, so don’t go here unless you’re not in a rush. Worth the wait though. We had the Thai crispy shrimp, tomahawk steak, fries and asparagus. Everything was fantastic! Classic flavors in a unique presentation.
  4. DE

    DEMDEM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    If you are going out to be seen and mingle with people and you do not care if the food is mid out you pay for fine dining then you should go. Unfortunately I expected the food to be better. The environment, staff, energy of the place all great.
  5. GM

    GregM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere. Shared menu items. Tasty options.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were great! Salmon, Mac and cheese, and the chicken meatballs were delicious. We had the ODB margarita and spicy margarita. All good. Loved the music as well. Beautiful restaurant
  7. KK

    KarenK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was a great place for my daughter’s 21st bday dinner. Everyone enjoyed it immensely except for the fact that it was incredibly noisy. We had to shout across our table for 6 to talk. It was a Friday night so I guess that was the reason. Would return for sure but would try for a weeknight as to maybe not have such a loud experience.
  8. TB

    TraceyaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, vibe was great Servuce wasn’t bad just a bit slow.
  9. CC

    ChristieC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Daniel, our server, rose to the occasion once again. Simply outstanding service. Food surprisingly delicious. Cocktails so fun and interesting. My sons and I had a marvellous time.
  10. LS

    LisaS

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service started off great. But then two entrees never arrived. We couldn’t find our waiter. Finally got the two entrees- 30 minutes after everyone else was finished. Waiter brought the dessert menu- never came back. 20 minutes later- we had to walk around the restaurant yo find our waiter. Tables around us- weee all trying to find their waiter to get their bill. 4th time there- not sure we will go back. Food was great.
  11. BV

    BeautifulView

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a great time and the food and ambiance was top tier. It took our waiter quite some time to initially get to us even though it wasn’t very busy at that time. No biggie because the service from there was great!
  12. C

    lesaC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose this place by accident before a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Great atmosphere, great different and delicious food, waiting staff friendly and knowledgeable about menu choices and craft cocktails. Highly recommend.
  13. S

    Sjayne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The menu options were very limited. Lack of car parking makes this a difficult place to go. Staff very friendly considering traffic caused us to be very late. Main concern was the lack of menu options.
  14. B

    Bree

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience on a girls day out! Ashonte our server was great and made excellent food recommendations! The manger Derrick checked in on us as well! Great time, will definitely be back! Thank you!
  15. TK

    TaylerK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I’m in LA, brunch is a must! Service is amazing, food is great and the music is the cherry on top!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I double dated and it was his first time! He had a blast. Our service was incredible. Food delicious.
  17. SH

    StephanieH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience and food
  18. AC

    AndreaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing dining experience with delicious vegan options that give LA vegan restaurants a run for their money. Drinks are super delish too! The decor is great and the staff is very friendly! 10/10
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super cutesy spot! Food was good + drinks were as well! Famous staircase that all the ladies take pictures at so it can get crowded on the stairs at time. Overall, great experience!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. We loved the entrance the vibes and music the lighting everything was elegant. Don’t go here if you are on a budget this place is expensive and worth every dollar spent. We ordered the tomahawk and it was amazing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance amazing food
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The only problem was that we had a reservation but didn’t get sat until an hour later so that didn’t really make sense. The bartender made up for it by being super friendly and so did our waitress. Food came out at a good pace and after that everything was fine
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was good throughout (albeit on the pricey side when you take into account the number of plates that need to be ordered). Service when we arrived at the venue was, however, awful. We arrived shortly before our reserved time and were told to go and wait in the bar as our table would be ready shortly. We waited patiently for 20 mins before asking what was taking so long. There was no hint of an apology. Instead we were told some tables had just become free and were “being sanitised”. Our table would be ready soon… Ten more minutes passed before we were eventually seated (again, no apology for seating us half an hour after our reserved time), where I found the previous customer’s napkin still on the chair (great job spending those ten minutes “sanitising”…!). The food did redeem the evening, but we were shocked at how little the venue (the front desk at least) cared about customer service in what is not a cheap venue.
  24. G

    Goodfoodhappyheart36

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You have to go here! Every single bite was enjoyable. I've been to this restaurant in another location several times, but this was my first (thought not last) trip to the LA location.
  25. KM

    KemberlyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Elegant ambiance, the food was amazing and worth the value, and the overall the experience was great
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great time at the Beauty and Essex. Our server Julia, 10/10. She was very knowledgeable and helped us with the menu.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Slow service, server didn’t necessarily know what all was on the menu and there was a good chunk of our dinner where no one had water. Great vibes and atmosphere overall.
  28. RB

    RichardB

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There's no pretense here, Beauty & Essex knows exactly what it is and exactly who it caters for and it knocks that bit out the park. The entrance is fabulous, the huge rooms filled with beautiful people eating and knocking back cocktails. Service from the front desk to the table is absolutely superb. Our waiter (I wish I'd got his name!) was fantastic. We were there celebrating and 18th birthday and it was made all the more special by his constant attention and ensuring our little dessert big wheel was delivered with aplomb. Made the birthday girls night. The downside? Well it IS a big place and there are a lot of tables and thus sacrifices get made . . with the menu. It's all nicely presented, well cooked and tasty ; but nothing is spectacular. The evening on the other hand absolutely is.
  29. KD

    KristinD

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing. The drinks are strong. Service is fantastic. The main dining room is loud. They have a patio which I’m not sure if it was part of the bar or for dinner, but on a nice night I would definitely request it. One of my all time favorite restaurants.
  30. TG

    TerriG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    It is a loud restaurant and the food is very expensive. They say the entrees are to be shared but they were small and expensive.
  31. VH

    VeronicaH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a good night. Super expensive but memorable and delicious.
  32. NS

    NaihemaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was very good! This was my third time and B&E and I will be returning again.
  33. LG

    LetsGrub

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and the drinks!! Cool spot to hang out!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time being there and will definitely go back. It was a bit loud and i I don’t like to raise my voice too much. So, I didn’t really like that but if you’re ok with that then you should try this place!
  35. K

    Kristin

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had to pop in and out to go to a show but the waitstaff was accommodating and the food was so good! Highly recommend the steak tartare!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place to be with friends
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were excited the minute we walked through the door. The food was excellent. We had the scallops and the thick filet. Probably one of the best filets I’ve ever had. We definitely will be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure dining here. Great atmosphere, prompt and attentive waiter (Thanks Jimmy!), great food and strong drinks 😉
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Food was delicious! Love how it is served family style. The restaurant is gorgeous and very lively!
  40. CS

    CS11

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Rude manager, bland food, fraud valet. Worst restaurant in LA

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles is rated 4.5 stars by 2005 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

1615 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Cahuenga / Wilcox

  • Neighbourhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    We do offer Valet - $12 up too 4 hours with validation you get at the front desk. $20 Flat fee thereafter.

  • Public Transit

    We are located off the Metro Redline at the Hollywood and Vine Station (5 min walk). Once you exit, head West on Hollywood Blvd, then South on Cahuenga towards Selma intersection which is where we are located.If arriving via car share, please use 6417 Selma Ave. as your destination address

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Santos

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 676-8880

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Group Special Events combines vibrant mix of stylish dining and lounge spaces paired with signature menus and world class service. We collaborate with a wide array of global clients to create unparalleled event experiences. TAO Group Special Events is where culinary innovation meets premium mix

  • Private party contact

    Events Team : (877) 782-4146

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