There was only one mistake
There was only one mistake which was that they forgot 1/6 dinner plate but other than that everything was great.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice new find on Miami Beach
Nice to find outdoor dining in Miami. Wonderful outdoor garden grown by the chef with daily specials planned by the most fresh and seasonal selections. Vegetarian options that have great flavor and not just a plate of steamed bland broccoli! Service was great inside however, sort of hotel feeling. Better to be outside where it was more ambiance.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a very nice dinner
Enjoyed a very nice dinner for 4 locals at Essensia on a recent saturday night. Our reservation for 8 pm was well accomodated and had nice table on the porch overlooking the tropical green space- very pleasant. All enjoyed excellent salads featuring local produce and seasonings. Dinner choices included fish, steak and chicken with all parties happy with their entrees. I had the Paiche fish, some kind of river fish from S. America that was excellent and very tasty. Service was attentive and pace was good.
Will definitely return as food is a notch above competitors. A bit overpriced - but what isn't?
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A sumptous dinner in tropics ...
My friend and I were referred to Essensia for dinner and thought we'd eat outside on the porch. We walked the grounds before dinner with exotic bar drinks in-hand. It reminded me of Southeastern Asia with large banana leaf plants and palms. Essensia Restaurant is absolutely delicious with fresh farm to table food options and an exciting menu. I had the short rib dish which melted in my mouth. Our waiter was friendly and efficient but we did notice a large amount of family activity even after 8 pm on the porch. The noise at times was highly distracting and people did very little to quiet the children. We asked to move inside and were thrilled once we got to sit in the beautiful dining room to enjoy the ambiance there.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great day or night
Have here for brunch only, never dinner. I have say that I really enjoyed both. It's a great place to eat day or nigh. The food is equally as good for brunch, lunch, and dinner. I will definitely be back!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
As vegetarians, we have learned to be satisfied with what we find and usually resort to salads. Not true here! The menu contains fresh local ingredients and well-prepared vegetarian choices. One of the chefs visited our table (and others) to see how we enjoyed our meal and invited us back to enjoy upcoming vegetarian choices!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect selection of organic
perfect selection of organic meals , everything tasted fresh and vibrant ,healthy food with a twist , so far from some boring "healthy places" , on top of it the service was amiable and impecable ....
the scenery is beautiful and the Mojito to die for :) .....
Great Moment of Life !!!!!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were staying at another
We were staying at another big hotel in the area with a large late night scene. This restaurant was a great getaway for a quiet dinner for two. The hotel lobby at the Palm is beautiful - a must see if you are into the old restored hotel. Makes you feel a little like key west. We ate on the porch and had a wonderful meal. Fresh ingredients and impeccable service!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went there for our 1 year wedding anniversary and we were greeted with champaign and multiple staff members with well wishes. The food was outstanding...we were in Miami for the weekend and almost considered going back our second night. We are vegetarian so it was great to see vegetarian options on the menu and also be told that they could convert many of their dishes into vegetarian friendly meals. Everything we had was wonderful! Hats off to the chef for making a menu with such diverse yet well put together meals!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date Night at Essensia
My girlfried and I enjoyed a wonderful date night at Essensia during Miami Spice 2013.
We had reservation on Sunday at 7pm, and were seated right away. It was a very quiet, romantic dinner - perfect for two parents trying to enjoy an adult-only evening.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a quiet night out at a place with gourmet food made with farm fresh, organic ingredientes.
Thier signature cocktails were also very delicious.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Florida Key's feel
The food was decent for the Miami spice menu but the best part of the dinning experience for my wife and I was the Key's like ambience of the outdoor dinning on the veranda. The service was very attentive without being intrusive.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sit back, relax and enjoy!
I came alone...none of my friends wanted to come.
Great service and they were very attentive to me!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, friendly service & nice atmosphere-
I ordered the Miami spice and enjoyed the Cesar with kale!
Steak with polenta was delicious-
We will be back
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
From top to bottom Essensia shines. Essensia is a marriage of magnificent architecture, a Zen garden and locally harvested ingredients. We went for Miami Spice and had a wonderful time. My son snapped away posting on Instragram. Loved it.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time there. beautiful place. we ate inside.. it was VERY quiet. outside very nice for winter . lovely menu. pretty reasonable for Miami beach. parking validated . $5. all very GOOd for Miami Beach. service was excellent. very gracious. liked it very much.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
We came here two years ago on a conference and couldn't wait to return. Another conference in Ft.Lauderdale, so we drove to re-experience Essensia. It was good, but not as good as the last time...but still special. We sent friends from Brazil who were visiting Miami and they loved the restuarant, they all went twice! Wonderful ambiance outside on the verando, but watch out for the "no-seeums." Omar the waiter is personal and takes care of you!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was outstanding, the good and it's presentation excellent.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was indeed a great dining
It was indeed a great dining experience and I would recommend this restaurant highly
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm to table experience right
Farm to table experience right in Miami Beach!!! Great option for real foodies and those who want a fantasic dining experience. Accomodated my gluten allergy very well!!!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Melton Party of 5 - Monday, 12/9/1
We had a business meeting on Monday evening. The food and service was exceptional.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM