If you are looking to dine at a sceney hot spot, with good food, look no further than the uber-hot Beauty and Essex. Brought to us from the team behind The Stanton Social, Chef Chris Santos is serving up similar eclectic tapas, great for sharing. The space is a beautiful, sprawling three-floor spot, with swarms of good-looking diners and drinkers mingling about.
Tomato tartare ($12), served with a sunny side up quail egg on parmesan crostini is refreshing and a great way to awaken your taste buds.
Crisp hominy ($8), with charred corn, lime, cilantro, and chile pepper, is a fine snack, but not a necessity.
Braised short rib tamales ($13)are tasty.
The Beauty and Essex Burger ($16), with spicy roasted garlic aioli, beefsteak tomato, goat feta, and herb dusted frites is a really good burger, and will totally satisfy anyone's burger craving.
Chestnut & Ricotta Ravioli ($18), with butternut squash, Pecorino, and crispy serrano, is sweet, fine, and dandy.
So if you are looking to dine with a group and share some fine plates of eclectic tapas, and be IN the scene of New York City, Beauty & Essex is one hot spot that will meet your desires.
Beauty & Essex
146 Essex St. (bet. Stanton and Rivington)
New York, NY 10002