Beauty & Essex

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beauty and essex chandeliertuna wonton tacostuna sashimibone marrowbox of doughnuts

It’s a little hard to find. This gorgeous restaurant is hidden behind a pawnshop in the Lower East Side. Once we figured out where it was and entered through the pawnshop’s back door, we found ourselves in a lavishly decorated restaurant complete with ornate chandeliers. We were seated upstairs thankfully as the bar downstairs was starting to get crowded and loud. The upstairs restaurant was distinctly more quiet and calm as compared to the bar downstairs.

The menu primarily consisted of small plates that were meant to be shared. Since there were three of us, we decided on five plates to start, which ended up becoming six once we decided to get dessert.

We started with the tuna poke wonton tacos, which was filled with fresh tuna topped with cilantro, radish, and wasabi kewpie. It was delicious and the wanton shells were wonderfully crunchy. Next we had the tuna sashimi…

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