Any place that plays Two Chainz’ “Birthday Song” when bringing out the birthday cupcake is a must try in my book!
Beauty & Essex is the perfect restaurant to feel like NYC royalty and going during Brunch is no exception! Uniquely located behind a Pawn Shop, the restaurant is beautifully decorated with antique décor, beautiful light fixtures and chandeliers. This was in fact the absolute perfect place to host a birthday brunch with the girls. I chose a Sunday because this is when Beauty and Essex offers their famous Champagne Brunch.
Champagne brunch is offered every Sunday from 1 – 6pm. Located on the 2nd floor of the restaurant, this was in fact one of the best brunch parties I’ve been to in a while. When dining for the Champagne Brunch, you have a choice between the traditional brunch menu and the prix fixe menu, which is a generous taste of eight different dishes as well as two glasses of Chandon Brut Champagne for $55 per person. Our waiter generously kept topping off our glasses of champagne, which kept the party flowing! Also, please note that the food is served family style, so the portions are customized to fit the size of your party.
The Food ($55 Champagne Brunch Prix Fixe Menu)
Fried Chicken Biscuit Bites (served with Tabasco honey butter, red cabbage slaw)
Skillet Roasted Potatoes (spicy Italian sausage, kale, sunny side up egg)
Kale & Apple Salad (apple cider vinaigrette, pancetta, candied pecans, shaved goat cheese)
Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon and Tomato Soup Dumplings
Red Velvet Waffles (with cream cheese Icing)
Dark Chocolate Croissants
Braised Short Rib Huevos Rancheros (sunny side up eggs, black beans, cotija)
Dessert (Not Pictured)
You Must Try: the Kale & Apple Salad, Red Velvet Waffles and the Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon and Tomato Soup Dumplings
Recommended for: Girls Brunch, Birthdays, Wedding Showers
The Crowd: Young professionals, Stylish New Yorkers (During Champagne Brunch)
Overall Grade: “A” (My only complaint is that this is NOT the place to go if you are really hungry because portions are on the smaller side. I feel like my man might still be hungry when we leave lol