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Beauty & Essex

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146 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002   
212-614-0146
www.beautyandessex.com/
Music
Mash-Ups, House, Lounge, Hip Hop and Top 40
Scene
From the team behind The Stanton Social comes Beauty & Essex, a grand 10,000 square foot restaurant, bar, & lounge in the heart of the lower east side.
Eats & Drinks
The cuisine, much like at the Stanton Social, is multi-ethnic in inspiration, casually elegant, and designed for sharing at the table among friends and family. Where the Stanton Social"s menu is Chef Chris Santos' take on cocktail party classics and street foods from across the globe, Beauty & Essex is rooted in a bold bistro direction focusing on the reinvention of modern family style dining that is both whimsical and sophisticated.
Ambience
The atmosphere of the space is both grand and intimate, moody and effervescent. Various rooms for lounging and dining unfold on two floors, like a large turn-of-the-century townhouse. Each room has its own unique elements that celebrate timeless jewelry designs and upscale jewelry stores.

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Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex is literally a hidden gem on the Lower East Side. The gigantic restaurant, lounge and bar completely disguises itself—all 10,000 feet of it—keenly using the exterior pawn shop entrance as a mask. Its true identity is a tempting mystery to all outsiders. The slyness in this top-notch secret makes the Beauty & Essex experience all the more thrilling. Although, the sophisticated bouncer guarding the door into this classified venue may seem a little bizarre to passionate pawn shop lovers.

THE SCENE
Inside the Party: Karen Elson for Nine West Vintage America



It’s not everyday you get to meet someone as ‘multi-hyphenated’ as Karen Elson. Model-singer-songwriter-mother-muse, and most recently, design collaborator for Nine West Vintage America celebrated the collection’s debut last Tuesday at Beauty & Essex, complete with a meet and greet beforehand. Her new collection was available for preview and purchase, which was on display in the Beauty & Essex pawnshop and incorporated into the décor throughout. Our anticipation grew as we absorbed the cool comfort of the crowd, seemingly disaffected by the luxurious atmosphere in the candlelit lounge. Guests indulged in wine and champagne and the ceaseless offerings of gourmet tapas; mouth-watering fare including avocado on toast, whipped ricotta and nectarine, lobster pizza, steak tartare, and grilled cheese, tomato dumplings. Soon, we made our way up the grand spiral staircase, past the fur-lined walls, to wait patiently for our turn to meet the honored guest.