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Essensia Restaurant & Lounge

3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4106
+1 305-908-5458
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“snapper” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4106
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I've eaten here a few times over the years when I stayed or or came to visit the spa at the Palms Hotel where it is located. The veranda is lovely, day and night. The service gracious. In fact my waiter, Gracia, couldn't have been...More

Thank barneyrealtor
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great happy hour with reasonal prices on both food and drinks. My favorite was the tapas plate. Delicious. They have a beautiful bar area and outdoor area that was served as well.

Thank Katherine Z
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi Katherine, Thanks for joining us for Happy Hour! We're thrilled to read that you had a good time and we hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Alma

Reviewed 28 March 2017

The buffet is terrific and excellent value even though it is not inexpensive. Omelet chef was a champ.

Thank Dr R M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husband and I came here for lunch as we heard they catered well for vegans, and we weren't disappointed. The menu is clearly labelled, with at least one vegan choice in each course. Our waiter Leo also said the chef could make changes to...More

Thank y_alison
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My second visit to this elegant, casual and beautiful hotel restaurant at the northern end of South Beach. Our server Noemi was terrific. She help guide us to our terrific brunch selections .... making special adjustments so we could add a few outstanding shareable side...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This restaurant is in the Palms Hotel. We dined on the veranda, and it was like dining in an old Florida plantation. The atmosphere was wonderful, the staff attentive, knowledgeable, and pleasant, and the food was very fresh and inventive. The menu varies on what...More

Thank RMichael43
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had an amazing experience here. The atmosphere is gorgeous and tropical, the staff is attentive and courteous, the food is wonderful. Really, I cannot say enough good things about it. Love that they clearly label what is dairy free and gluten free.

Thank JenniferInMontreal
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Ate on the outdoor patio, great space but didn't like our table. Make sure you get a table away from the sliding door, it is noisy and distracting due to the noise. The food was excellent, rather spendy but delicious.

Thank 3fungals
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Quinoa pancakes tasted like oil. Service was ok. The man shaking the baton with rice or beads in it was annoying, i know he was trying to keep the birds away but it was distracting.More

Thank Ames1980
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Dear Ames1980 Thank you for having breakfast at Essensia Restaurant. We are glad you took the time to express your concerns and appreciate your feedback. Please know that we have shared with the Executive Chef your comments regarding the Quinoa pancakes which are by far...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were staying at a nearby hotel and their concierge recommended Essensia! Great drinks (try the Mule!), and the food equally as good. Great GF options, too. Servers were fun and the setting was beautiful. We'd go back for sure! As a reminder, beware of...More

Thank DallasAyrUFan
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15 September 2016|
Response from Alma C | Property representative |
Dear 105diana, Thank you for reaching out to us through TripAdvisor. Yes, Essensia Restaurant will be open on Christmas day! We look forward to welcoming you to Essensia. Warm regards, Alma
13 May 2015|
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Response from Alma C | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Essensia Restaurant. Since it's on a Saturday reservations are recommended. Please visit Essensia's website or contact the restaurant at 305-908-5458 We look forward to welcoming you to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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