Beauty & Essex Restaurant and Lounge Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles outpost of Beauty & Essex, the signature hot spot run by celebrity chef Chris Santos, is located in the heart of Hollywood’s entertainment district.

  • Location

    Los Angeles, California

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  • Client

    Tao Property Group

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  • Size

    10,250 SF

The ambitiously designed restaurant compliments the area’s nightlife-focused venues such as the adjacent TAO and Dream Hotel, and the nearby soon-to-be introduced Thompson and Tommie hotels. Beauty & Essex features a trompe l’oeil entrance off a pedestrian alley; guests must wind through an upscale collector’s shop in order to find their way into the restaurant. Once inside, a series of jewel-like dining rooms and lounge spaces unfold throughout the 10,250-square foot interior.

The design for Beauty & Essex L.A. nods to its capacity for year-round, open air dining with a dazzling outdoor courtyard and second floor patio. Created in partnership with the Rockwell Group, Beauty & Essex brings the vibe dining concept to this thriving corner of Hollywood.