Food x Fashion: Dining at Beauty & Essex

Flashback a year ago... well for starters we weren't going through the coronavirus pandemic and restaurants were open. People were traveling and life was good. I like to think the world will be back in that place in the coming months.

When that happens, have a long list ready of top restaurants to visit & make sure you make this place #1.

Beauty & Essex is a restaurant and pawnshop owned by Tao Group Hospitality. They have three locations in Las Vegas, NYC, and LA. I had the opportunity to go to the Las Vegas Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan Hotel and had such a great experience that I thought I would share it with you. 

Upon entering the shop, you’ll step through Beauty & Essex’s Pawn Shop, where you’ll find an eclectic collection of vintage jewelry, custom musical instruments, one-of-a-kind art, and plenty of other treasures curated by GoldGirl, Lauren Kaminsky. Everything in the shop is available for purchase. 

I was planning on going on my birthday but when we arrived they, unfortunately, we're having technical difficulties and the systems were down in the restaurant. Although, they then got us a reservation at STK that was next door and let us know to call and make another reservation while we were still on vacation. 

We ended up going before we left Vegas and I'm so glad we did! The hospitality was outstanding, they went above and beyond just to make up for canceling our reservation. They brought out appetizers and entrees on the house plus their famous dessert & shot Ferris wheels. Like WOW! I was loving the opportunity to try everything!

Not only that, but the food was AMAZING! Everything was so delicious! The menu has dishes like Little French Dips, Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos, Mediterranean Cauliflower and Seared Scallops.

I honestly was surprised by the outstanding hospitality. They made sure we walked out of the restaurant happy. Now, I will make sure to check out each Beauty & Essex location.

Lastly, The decor and ambiance are so chic inside. I love the vintage vibe! Each location is probably a little different but it's a great and fun atmosphere for a night out or date night. I love all the Tao Hospitality restaurants but this stands out to me because its not just a restaurant but a vintage pawnshop where you can shop! 

The Beauty & Essex location in New York is located In the Lower East Side which is pictured below.

The Los Angeles Beauty & Essex is located in Hollywood. Although, I highly recommend the one in Las Vegas located in The Cosmopolitan Hotel. Try them all though! I know I will. Check out the website here to learn more about the restaurant/pawnshop.

Now let's all go back to dreaming about what the world will be like once we are on the other side of this pandemic. Eating out, traveling to new cities and most importantly, washing our hands.