FOOD / May 5, 2014

BEAUTY AND ESSEX JOURNEY TO WONDERLAND WITH PARTY FAVORITES

The Grand Main Dining Room with stunning mood lighting

The Grand Main Dining Room at Beauty and Essex with stunning mood lighting

Beauty and Essex is all about the details of the experience. This Lower East Side Party Restaurant with a cool upstairs bar starts your journey with the entrance through a glamorous pawn shop with vintage jewelry and electric guitars, then leads you through the epic dining room with high ceilings, booths, major flowers and chandeliers. Even the bathrooms are stunning, retro and memorable.

The food is equally awesome; great for a sexy date or a party night out with friends. The modern international party menu with standards like Tuna Sashimi, Raw Tuna Tacos, Asian Spice Rubbed Pork Ribs and Steaks to share serve the best flavors from Asia and Europe. They also have some great original dishes like Tomato Tartare and Chicken Fried Oysters.

The music is loud so unless its a seductive whisper to your date, you’ll need to speak up to the group.  Try and get a table in the main dining room to really feel the magnificence of the room.

MUST TRY DISHES

– Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos

– Sashimi of Tuna, Tonnato Style with lemon zested olive oil, crunchy chorizo and sea salt

– Asian Spice Rubbed Pork Ribs

– Chili Salted Chinese Long Beans

– 24 oz. Bone-in Ribeye

Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos micro cilantro, radish, wasabi kewpie is delicious, crunchy and super fresh

Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos with cilantro, radish and wasabi mayo is delicious, crunchy and super fresh

The Crystal Chandelier makes the sexy corner table a memorable view

The Crystal Chandelier makes the sexy corner table a memorable view

Mediterranean Octopus Salad baby arugula, frisee, chorizo, preserved lemon, oven dried tomatoes, green olive aioli

Mediterranean Octopus Salad with baby arugula, frisee, chorizo, preserved lemon, oven dried tomatoes and green olive aioli. Not my favorite octopus dish to be honest…

Pan Roasted Scallops, smoked tomato & sweet pea risotto are light dish bursting with caramelized flavor.

Pan Roasted Scallops,
smoked tomato & sweet pea risotto are light dish bursting with caramelized flavor.

Long Beans with Red Chilis brings an asian twist and some yummy veges to an awesome meal

Chili Salted Long Beans with lime brings an asian twist and some yummy veges to an awesome meal

Pan Roasted Scallops, smoked tomato & sweet pea risotto are light dish bursting with caramelized flavor.

Pan Roasted Scallops,
smoked tomato & sweet pea risotto are light dish bursting with caramelized flavor.

24 oz. Bone-in Ribeye was marbled, cooked perfectly and had a delicious salt crust served with Beauty and Essex signature sauces

24 oz. Bone-in Ribeye was marbled, cooked perfectly and had a delicious salt crust served with Beauty and Essex signature sauces

Roasted Root Vegetables chipotle maple butter and  collard chips are hearty, earthy and a perfect side to the steak

Roasted Root Vegetables
chipotle maple butter and collard chips are hearty, earthy and a perfect side to the steak

Sparkly goodies at the pawn shop

Sparkly goodies at the pawn shop

Max Mara Textured coat, H&M felt dress, Donna Karan pantyhose, Christian Louboutin Suede Boots.

Max Mara Textured coat, H&M felt dress, Donna Karan pantyhose, Christian Louboutin Suede Boots.

Keep it cool, sexy and understated with great fabrics like wool and felt and wear grey and blacks.  Mix up a loose layer on top and tight layer underneath.

Keep it cool, sexy and understated with great fabrics like wool and felt and wear grey and blacks. Mix up a loose layer on top and tight layer underneath.

WHAT TO WEAR?

Beauty and Essex is the perfect example of top end cooking technique, downtown style, New York party scene and international fusion cuisine. Keep it cool, sexy and understated with great fabrics like wool and felt and wear grey and blacks. Mix up a loose layer on top and tight layer underneath like this Max Mara Jacket and H&M dress (beat you didn’t think it was H&M). Add a cool earring with a skull or feather to match the downtown scene like these ones from Maje.

They also have a dress code for the basics- Amen!:

“OUR DRESS CODE: We have recently issued a dress code policy. We suggest upscale casual attire and will no longer allow admittance to those wearing shorts, hats, flip-flops, ripped jeans, or tank tops.”

 

Beauty and Essex is all about the details of the experience. This Lower East Side Party Restaurant with a cool upstairs bar starts your journey with the entrance through a glamorous pawn shop with vintage jewelry and electric guitars, then leads you through the epic dining room with high ceilings, booths, major flowers and chandeliers. […]





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