Beauty & Essex
In Beauty and Essex’s case, a pawn shop entrance disguises the hot new New York restaurant to be seen dining and dancing. The menu is made up of small sharing plates covering an extensive variety of cuisines and tastes so you can eat from all around the world in one dinner date. Beauty and Essex’s most inventive plates include roasted bone marrow and chicken fried oysters, as well as more substantial offerings such as brick pressed chicken with creamy mascarpone polenta and seared nori spiced tuna with wasabi parsnip puree. The music throughout Beauty and Essex is pumping, so although the dishes and the bill are for sharing, conversation might not be. The staff know guests are here for the whole Beauty and Essex experience and provide an attentive level of service. Ladies can treat themselves to a trip to the bathroom where champagne is served, while the gents will have to make do with an extensive cocktail menu from the bar to see them through the meal and on to the upstairs dance floor.