Beautique

Restaurants , Contemporary American Midtown West
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Venue says Join us for Gianni Russo next Wednesday, Dec 7th at 8pm for a night of live music with Frank Sinatra style tunes!

Descend a mirrored staircase to discover this sleek, velvet-swathed Midtown boîte inspired by the mystique of Coco Chanel. While the "beauty" aspects is a more prominent feature than the "boutique"—there's no shortage of handsomely-plated dishes and see-and-be-seen diners— renowned culinary director Alain Allegretti (Bistro La Promenade, Azure in Atlantic City) has not compromised his talent for the sake of the party. With dinner giving way to disco after hours, a night at Beautique is a free-form experience that's yours to curate.

The dining demographic morphs from business-casual to New York fabulous as the evening progresses, motivated by low lighting and live music which kick in at 9pm. A mural of glittering lips provides a fantastic selfie backdrop, and equally photo-worthy is the French-inflected cuisine. The caliber of ingredients shine through in the freshness of a fluke crudo ($22) and luscious tuna tartare ($22), while octopus and monkfish, which often risk turning rubbery, are flawlessly executed. The lustily spiced octopus appetizer ($24), large enough for an entree, achieves toasty flavor even in the absence of visible char, with grape tomatoes and dense potatoes. Monkfish ($34) celebrates spring, with a tajine of seasonal beans and bouncy Israeli couscous.

The lively scene naturally encourages a steady flow of libations ($19), designed by bar maven Charlotte Voisey, whether you choose an Absolut martini (lemongrass, pineapple, mint) or a bourbon-berry smash, and adept servers ensure even water glasses never sit half-empty for long. As dinner morphs into disco, don't be distracted from dessert. Strawberry souffle ($15), delicately marshmallowy and drizzled in key lime creme, is well worth its twenty-minute prep time. And if you're watching your figure (like everyone else is) take that time to boogie away the calories in anticipation.

BY: TIME OUT COMMUNITY REVIEWER DEBORAH FENKER

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Beautique says
Beautique is a Modern American restaurant located just steps from the iconic Plaza Hotel and Paris Theater, (8 West 58th Street). Beautique is owned by Jon Bakhshi, an American restaurateur. The new menu for Spring 2016 showcases market-fresh ingredients and classic French technique from Chef Alain Allegretti, alongside cocktails from James Beard-nominated mixologist Charlotte Voisey. Channeling the spirit of Coco Chanel’s house in Paris, the sprawling space features sleek yet romantic décor.
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Venue name: Beautique
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Address: 8 W 58th St
New York
10019
Price: $31 to $50
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Adam V
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The aesthetics here cannot be overstated. The tight angles, mirrors, and reflective services, make the spot fun and lively. The space itself is comfortable, and the location is right off Central Park. The food was tasty, and the service attentive. There was live music, and I think formal restaurant service leads to a more open bar scene later night. 

Mackenzie C

This place is a great spot to go for after work drinks (they have happy hour Monday-Friday), date night, girls night out, or even with a group of friends. The dining room decor is beautiful and unique. When you're in Beautique, it can feel like you're in another city or even country. They have seasonal menus, and the new Spring menu is impressive. The Roasted Monkfish, Truffle Mac & Cheese, Veal Meatballs, and Chicken Breast are a MUST try. Best truffle mac & cheese I've had in New York City. Excited to see what fun events and menu items Beautique launches next!!

Denise B

This is the place to go if you want to have great food, fun and enjoy yourself from the moment you arrive until you leave. We were greated by a beautiful hostess and seated at a great table.  This was the third time I had dined at Beautique and had brought 2 friends in that were visiting from London. The oysters were the best we ever have had and also loved the truffle mac and cheese.  My friend loved the veal meatballs.  For dinner we had the Seafood Risotto, Veal Shank and Burger. We all shared and we coulnt decide which was the best.

We were too full for dessert, but the waiter described each dessert perfectly so we had to get one . The vanilla creme brulle and the cheesecake were amazing - the cheescake was better than the one that is at Hotel Costes if you can believe.  Thats all i have to say !

Caitlin L

I had a wonderful night at Beautique on Friday and I am highly looking forward to going back for live music on Monday night. They had a really fun DJ playing some classic tunes and it created a great mood in the dining room. Everyone was dressed very chic with a cool, relaxed-fashionable vibe as well. I had the chicken with asparagus and roasted potatoes in this amazing green onion sauce which I had to ask our waitress about because it was one of the best I have ever had. The chicken was incredibly moist and it's display was certainly one for the gram. The service was the best part of my experience as we got in right on our reservation time and were greatest by two very friendly hosts who made us feel right at home. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helped us to choose what I felt were the perfect starter and entree combinations with the wine we choose from the sommelier. All and all, GREAT NIGHT!

Michael G

DELICIOUS AND FUN!!  I had a great experience during my visit to Beautique. I really enjoyed the Veal Shank and the Rack of Lamb. The Gnocchi, and the Truffle Mac & Cheese Appetizers are the best! The Drinks were amazing too. We went for Dinner and ended up staying late for Drinks in the Lounge.  The DJ was great. Would definitely recommend checking this place out.

AshleyS

FABULOUS! That is the one word to describe this impeccable restaurant. From the lovely doorman and grand piano upon entrance, to the maitre'd .. the service.. the food.. décor... I couldn't have asked for anything more.

Beautique was recommended to me by a coworker to celebrate my friends 26th birthday - we are SO happy we came!

Our table of 5 ladies split the tempura soft shell crab (to DIE for), the carrot salad with just the perfect amount of spice and the marinated big eye tuna. 5 ladies - 3 apps - we ate every last bite... Wished we had ordered more.Our entrees were timed perfectly.  I ordered the grass fed beef, melt in your mouth! Birthday girl had the duck.  I'm typically not a huge fan of duck, but having the a bite of her dish may have converted me.

The desserts were delectable. Birthday candle for the special lady included.

A manager invited our table to the lounge in the back for drinks, which was hidden we didn't even know it existed!  The entrance is through the kitchen - exclusive! We were beyond satisfied, and most importantly, so happy we took up my coworkers advice and celebrated her birthday here! Gorgeous crowd, amazing service, and spectacular food. We literally left feeling like rockstars.  From what I was told this place has only been open 8 weeks - you would NEVER know. Ultimate hotspot. I never write reviews, but this one was a must. Hats off.