Today we’re flashing back to J’s bachelorette party in New York City to bring you a restaurant review. On the recommendation of our girls at BCBGeneration, we booked a Sunday brunch reservation at Beauty + Essex, a bi-level, chandelier-lit restaurant and bar on the Lower East Side.
B+E has a retro vibe and features a pawn shop entrance (cool but also a little confusing).
After cocktails at the bar, we moved into the main restaurant for brunch. The real scene at B+E is the champagne brunch upstairs (which was just getting cranked up by the time we left)…but we were in the mood for something more chill after our flights the day before. If you’re looking for great people watching, definitely request to go upstairs!
We enjoyed brunch at a large round table (great for conversation) under a pretty skylight.
What We Drank + Ate:
Plus mimosas, of course.
What We Loved:
Everything tasted seriously great, especially that biscuit. We also loved the quirky, speakeasy-ish atmosphere.
What Was Just Okay:
Our service was competent but not amazing.
Brunch was great, but if we ever have a chance to go back we’re going for dinner. We can’t stop thinking about the dinner menu – Lobster tacos, anyone?
What’s your favorite brunch spot?