Maitre D

Beauty & Essex New York, NY
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Employee Discounts, Meal Plan / Free Food
  • Employer Fairly Likely to Respond

Beauty & Essex Restaurant is 250 seat, high-end multi ethnic share plated restaurant located in the heart of the Lower East Side is looking for experienced Maita D' to join our dynamic leadership team! If you are looking for a career opportunity in a high profile, high volume, hospitality driven restaurant group then this is the opportunity for you!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Review reservation book to strategize the most effective plan for seating, while anticipating potential problem areas
  • Review reservation notes, photos and special requests in detail to prepare for dining service
  • Communicating pertinent information about incoming guests to FOH and BOH management and FOH service team
  • Support with welcoming and seating guests
  • Ability to be resourceful, calm and proactive when issues arise
  • Knowledge of menu items, tables and seat numbers
  • Execute opening and closing procedures
  • Make guests feel comfortable while waiting
  • Create or alter reservations for private bookings, events, and restaurants, getting approval if needed
  • Be ready and willing to fill in where needed to ensure our high service standards and efficiency of operations by helping other team members as needed
  • Professional correspondence via email, phone calls both internally and with guests
  • Maintain mental athleticism for coordination with hosts, servers and managers to seat guests in a warm and hospitable manner, while also meeting the needs of the restaurant
  • Strong communication and listening skills to effectively deliver accurate messaging to both guests and teammates


  • Experience working as a Maitre D in a fine dining environment
  • Positive attitude, a sense of responsibility and ownership of the position
  • Appetite for creating memorable experiences for our guests and members
  • The ability to stay calm and positive under pressure
  • Detail oriented with writing, communication and phone etiquette skills
  • Team oriented with a strong sense of punctuality, reliability and professionalism
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency, strong work ethic, ability to mentally prioritize and stay organized in a high volume atmosphere
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English 
  • Be able to safely lift and easily maneuver items up to 30 pounds
  • Be able to work in standing position for long periods of time

Beauty & Essex is part of TAO Group Hospitality. TAO Group Hospitality is an EEOE.

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