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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

4.6
4.6
1918 reviews
$30 and under
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

19:00


Booked 49 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

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 782-4146

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 1,918 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. JM

    JairoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to eat , very good food and the employees are very nice
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday. Nicole was our server and was absolutely wonderful. She had such a great personality and was very welcoming and friendly. It was refreshing for such a trendy place. The noise level is high - so it’s hard to have conversations, but the vibe and decor are well done. It’s a cool spot.
  3. L

    Leah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Horrible experience! Be careful with the valet parking attendants. If you drive an expensive car and want to park your car in the front, they ask you for $100 and get mad when you decline when valet states $15. I complained to the manager and was told that they are not affiliated. We also saw mice in the patio area and took several videos of it. When we informed the manager, we were given complimentary dessert. There was a small hole in the corner of the patio area and next to the indoor area and the mice kept entering and exiting. I freaked out when one of them came very close to my feet!
  4. L

    Livingfreesince73

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, beautiful people, good food and excellent service.
  5. S

    Sophia

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Really busy with cheesy/obnoxious tourists and bachelorette parties that killed the vibe but probably not like this always. Food is expensive. Good. But not so special or unique that it warrants the price. Great people watching. Fun energetic vibe.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    LOUD AF!!! DINNER AT 8 PM, IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A LITTLE CONVO. I DIDN’T GO FOR THE FOOD, I WENT FOR THE COMPANY. WE ATE IN SILENCE BECAUSE WE COULDN’T HEAR EACH OTHER ACROSS A TWO TOP. I’LL NEVER GO BACK, TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary date
  8. BH

    BrittanyH

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jared was amazing. The food was delicious 😋 I will definitely return.
  9. S

    Simone

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had to check out this gem as the name is so darn cute and it did not disappoint. Very cute girlie vibe, from the spiral staircase to the beautiful chandelier and girlie bathroom. We ordered chicken meatballs, scallops, some amazing fries and cookies for dessert along with refreshing cocktails. The service and vibe were impeccable !!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best birthday ever!
  11. RT

    RobertT

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our meal there! Incredible food, delicious cocktails and super attentive, friendly and fun service! I heard this place was fantastic and now I know why I continued to hear how wonderful it was. Thanks to the culinary and service teams - very well run establishment.
  12. H

    Hamtonite

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We had reservations on a Tuesday night to celebrate two21st birthdays. We wanted them to enjoy the evening by celebrating at a TAO Group restaurant. because their decor, food and presentation. We've been to Beauty and Essex in NYC and LV so were excited to try their restaurant in Hollywood. Our res was for 9:30 and were seated at 9:45 pm at a round wood table not a banquet. The room was dark you could not see the balcony, chandeliers, crystals . none of the ambience shown in all the images on their website. it looked like a dark cave no views of the garden nothing lit up.anywhere. he kitchen and bar closes at 10:30 and had to wait until 10pm to place our order for cocktails which cost $22-$25 each. They arrived in a basic glass with no special presentation, no special container, straws, garnishes etc. they looked and tasted like any drink you would get a a local bar. BJ's or Cheesecake Factory would've done a better job. Now the food- a few things were good but the Mexican street corn ravioli were inedible, the fries were scraps of left over fries the longest one was @ 1". Our waitress never came by to check so I asked to speak with the manager. I explained our disappointment in our experience at Beauty and Essex. That this was a special celebration and there are so many great restaurants in the area that have beautiful ambience, great food and presentation. She was very nice and tried to compensate by sending over a round of champagne, crediting us for the fries and a complimentary birthday dessert wheel. She told us to come back and ask for her. We did appreciate her trying, however the fact is we spent $300 to eat in a dark room with overpriced food and drinks with no ambiance. Beauty and Essex looked like they were going closing down. We cancelled our reservations for at the highlight room for the next day another TAO Group venue. I tried reaching out to the TAO Group and Beauty and Essex to tell them about our experience. I am still waiting....
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Nice and simple brunch menu. Great price on bottomless mimosas. Excellent oysters and toast.
  15. CR

    ChrisR

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tiasha the manager is always so great to us when we dine there.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    never got our dinner, to make up for it they brought us a dessert with nuts in it after stating I had a nut allergy
  17. L

    Lindsay

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Had to wait for a certain number of people of our party to get there before being seated, even though we were just waiting on one more person, so that was kind of weird. Also took roughly 45 minutes for drinks to get to the table (our food arrived before our drinks did) Was informed at the bar that it was backed up, so that may have been the issue. Overall though, food tasted amazing and it's a nice vibe / great for photos.
  18. JJ

    JoannaJ

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing- the fries were the best I have ever had, the french dip sliders were stellar, the chicken meatballs and the scallops were also so good. The service was attentive and our plates were cleared promptly. It was our first time, and as a result of how great it was in LA, we are going to check out the Las Vegas location where we live.
  19. PP

    PeterP

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent experience from checking in, food and service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great vibes and a great atmosphere. Not a lot of cocktails choices beyond sweet drinks. The service and staff were both awesome and the food came out quickly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful location great food friendly service. We will be back
  22. N

    Noname

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We so enjoyed our meal and experience. The front staff was a bit unwelcoming at first. The guard was a bit unfriendly too. However, once in the bar, the service was friendly and enjoyable. The dining hall downstairs was enjoyed too. The waitress know the menu and the food tastes. We started of with pearls from the sea , unbelievable good and ended with sorbet and coffee. A most enjoyable evening. We will be sure to return.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The host accommodated our request to move away from a very loud table, but that was the highlight of the service. The main server was friendly, but the support team kept diluting our sparkling water with still water and it was off service. They kept messing with the lights and the music volume. It was a very odd experience from a restaurant I used to like pre-2020. Chaotic and poor service at 7:30 on a Friday.
  24. EA

    EricaA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here for my birthday over the weekend. My guests and I had such a great time. Great food and great service and I'd definitely come back. Highly recommend!
  25. CB

    ClaBae

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, beautiful atmosphere, and fantastic food. Such a great first experience at Beauty and Essex. Coming back many more times. Thank you!
  26. SM

    SarahM

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very hip spot and great food as well as service!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jimmy was A+++
  28. SL

    SurajL

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was amazing! Food was fantastic
  29. S

    Sunshine

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for dinner for a friend’s birthday. It was great! Food was good. They do a shareable menu. So there’s one dish at a time coming out. At first I thought I wasn’t going to get full, but it was fun to chat and be able to try many of the dishes. They have outside seating which is a little more quiet. There is a bar/lounge in between the outside and inside dining and it can be a little loud for those who don’t want to hear loud music while they’re eating. I enjoyed the music! Mostly R&B and rap playing when I was there.
  30. M

    Mzshylaine

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined outside in the upstairs patio. It was gorgeous and all the food we had was amazing. We had all three courses and I couldn’t find one thing that the store table didn’t love. Definitely splurge for the wonder wheel of deserts!
  31. H

    Homecook100

    Los Angeles

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant place full of elegant people. Fabulous food and drinks. Impressive and novel location. Will differently added to our list of places to take out of town guests.
  32. SR

    SharronR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courteous, clean, consistent service, upscale and welcoming at the same time. Food was delicious.
  33. G

    Grandi

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The salmon was a little over cooked and dry on the outside. The scallops were delicious . The grilled cheese and tomato soup bites were over salty. The theater special was too much food for four. The watermelon mint lemonade was not well balanced I could only taste the mint. Location was an easy walking distance to the Pantages theater. Overall taste was good but a little pricy based on some of the cooking flaws
  34. AK

    ArnoldK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Food was incredible and service was great.
  35. JB

    JerryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husbands birthday at Beuty &Essex. Our server Daniel’s suggestions and overall attentiveness made our evening extra special. The food was such a hit we could not stop talking about it all night. If you’re ever in the area, this is an experience you do not want to skip!
  36. MC

    MarissaC

    Birmingham

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were outstanding. Love the chicken meatballs and kale salad. Lamb chops were so plentiful and very tasty. Would definitely return another time.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Si vous n êtes pas hype … votre table se trouvera dans la haie à l extérieur sans profiter de l endroit Le service a été lamentable ou les plats arrivaient au gré de leurs envies !!! Les frites avec votre entrée La qualité culinaire était indigne de ce restaurant mais surtout le serveur nous a pris pour des idiots en voulant m expliquer que je n avais pas compris le concept !!! Il peut y avoir des erreurs mais le respect oblige dans ce cas un peu d humilité ….
  38. CE

    CrysE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This location is always attentive plus the food and service is always speedy.
  39. AS

    AndreasS

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hip and vibrant place. Outstanding food, creative and tasty.
  40. HS

    HarryS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got in quickly for my reservation, server very pleasant and friendly, drinks were excellent--dessert (berries and chantilly cream) excellent--all round, I really enjoyed it.

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 4.6 stars by 1918 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

1615 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Cahuenga / Wilcox

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 782-4146

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