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Essensia Restaurant & Lounge

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3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4106 (30th Street)
+1 305-908-5458
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could not say more of nice things about the food and the staff. The Essensia restaurant caters to people who are health conscious, but at the same time love tasty dishes. BIG THANK YOU to Carlos, Josh and Gracia, who made our every dinner so memorable!!! And hope our requested berry martini will make it to the menu... We... More 

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San Francisco
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying across the street and went over for a light dinner in a beautiful veranda setting near the pool. We loved the beautiful desserts and especially my Asian soup. Excellent quality and wish I had had time to return to try more of the intriguing menu items.

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Thank tapestries
Greenville, SC
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We discovered this restaurant while in town for Art Basel. The outdoor dining space was large and had great ambiance. The wait staff was wonderful. Love the farm to table concept here. Wonderful vegan options for appetizers, entrees and even dessert (a real treat). I loved the vegetable platter entrée that is on the menu. They mentioned if you let... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Four of us enjoyed breakfast at Essensia in The Palm Hotel. The hostess greeted us and asked if we preferred inside or outside seating and we chose inside. Our server greeted us and offered coffee or water. I ordered the scrambled eggs and I have to say, the dish has a spicy delicious taste with tomatoes and avocados as well-... More 

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northville, michigan
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The area is protected so even if weather isn't perfect you can easily dine outside. The food was good though not an over the top experience. I particularly enjoyed the ambience.

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Thank azm3
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear azm3, Thank you for being our recent dining guests at Essensia Restaurant. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed Essensia’s outdoor dining and our overall ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Alma More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent Food presentation and service. I had the Snapper and my wife had the Swordfish. We sat on the Veranda and had a wonderful meal...quiet and romantic in tropical surroundings. Broavo!

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Thank mstichter2016
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear mstichter2016, Thank you for choosing The Palms Hotel & Spa as your home away from home and taking the time to review your dining experience at Essensia Restaurant with us on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our natural gourmet cuisine made with fresh premium local and sustainable ingredients and the restaurant’s romantic and tropical ambiance.... More 

Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a week and used the restaurant everyday. The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly. We booked a cabana for the day of our anniversary and had a meal in one in the evening. Again the service and food was excellent even though our waiter had to put up with terrible rain to serve us,... More 

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Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Deefasdad, First of all, congratulations on your wedding anniversary! We are thrilled that you have chosen our property as the background to such a special occasion. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We’re very pleased to read that you enjoyed our natural gourmet cuisine and appreciate the perfect score rating. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Oxford, Florida
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere, great staff, delicious food. My husband had steak & eggs & I had the best Gluten free quinoa, lemon, poppyseed pancakes. Soooo delicious!

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Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Marie-Elise I, Thank you for being our recent guests. We appreciate the kind words you have shared of Essensia’s ambiance, great staff and delicious food. Your recommendation of our restaurant to other travelers means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you and your husband back soon. Warm regards, Alma More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Romantic outdoor seating, great service, delicious food, wonderfully prepared. Miami spice menu was awesome. Generous portions.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Food and service was amazing! The Corn & Pasilla Soup was out of this world, Gulf Ceviche was great too. Pan Seared Natural Chicken was delish, so was the Rock Shrimp & Calamari Pasta. Passion Fruit Key Lime Pie was the best key lime pie I've ever had! Service was great, no wait on a Sunday Night!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4106
    (30th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 305-908-5458
Description
Essensia Restaurant follows a farm-to-table philosophy, offering a seasonal selection of wholesome global cuisine with emphasis on premium local and sustainable ingredients. Working with local farmers and carefully selected purveyors, Essensia’s menu features healthful and flavorful dishes made with produce, meats and seafood primarily sourced from within the State of Florida. Essensia’s exclusive wine list is committed to being sustainable, organic or biodynamic and has been selected for sharing Essensia’s mission to be good for you and the environment. Essensia is open 7 days per week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Essensia offers discounted valet parking rates for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?