Los Angeles, CA U.S.A.

Beauty & Essex – Los Angeles

I had the pleasure of having dinner at Beauty & Essex with my baby brother this weekend, and it was life changing. The occasion? Life! 

Last time I visited my hometown of New York, a friend took me to Beauty & Essex and we had so much fun. So naturally I had to give the LA location a try. 

When we pulled up to the address there was a sign that said “Please enter through the lobby”, which seems sketchy when you first read it. But then once we got to said alley it was pretty cool! 

The entrance of the restaurant is an actual working pawn shop! There are a ton of cool items for sale, such as signed guitars and lavish jewelry. But one of my favorite items is the Biggie Smalls money clip! 

Because we were celebrating life, we ordered just about everything off of the menu. Everything tasted so good we just couldn’t stop (meanwhile my bank account said: “Girl what you doin’?!”). 

Though the menu is pricey, it’s certainly worth it! Every single item we ate was phenomenal. We ordered the avocado toast and yellow tail sashimi to start. Then we ordered the BBQ fries, Banh Mi slider, Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos, and the Classic Thick Cut Filet. 

Now I’m not usually a dessert person, but I went ahead and shared the “Les, NYC Doughnuts” and boooooy were they absolute heaven. I was full from all of the food and still powered through those doughnuts!

Another aspect that made our dinner great was our overall experience! The service was great and the ambiance was lively, yet still very “chill”. If you are looking for a fun place to go to for your upcoming special occasion I highly suggest booking a table at Beauty & Essex! 

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