Excellent service and food through and through. Went there for a business lunch for 9 people. Still with that number of people, our food came almost quickly and server was attentive to all of us constantly. Would definitely recommend and will use again!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was excellent -
Our server was excellent - pleasant, prompt and helpful. Meals were delicious. But $5.00 for a cup of tea? Really?
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
very professional great for
very professional great for business lunch....good replacement for the now gone commerce club dining room
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Essence for
I have been to Essence for business lunches several times and they have always come through with good service and food.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service, the
Great food and service, the ambiance could use some work.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time at
This was my first time at Essence and I went for breakfast. I noticed they had several healthy choice options on their menu and I look forward to going back and trying them all!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Essence for Mother's
We went to Essence for Mother's Day brunch and the buffet was delicious. Lots of good choices. Nicely located in the Westin hotel.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's day Nosh
At the last moment, we decided we wanted to go for Mother's day brunch. Everything was booked solid but Essence had an opening. Food was great, servers were attentive and the dining area had room to move as the tables were nicely spaced apart. With two small kids, it was the best we could have hoped for. We would go back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
Went for the Mother's Day Brunch and loved it. I actually liked the fact thatt it wasn't a full brunch spread with carved meat and salads, it was only breakfast. The bacon was the best I have ever tastted at a buffet. They had an awesome omelet station and lots of fresh fruits and pastries. The only thing that was missing is the pancakes or french toast. I was fine without it but my kids missed them, although they did like the cinnamon buns. They did have crepes with chocolate sauce and bananas as well. All in all a great Mother's Day Brunch.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Home made tomato soup - excellent. Salads are terrific. Two complaints. Are chefs able to remove grizzle in the kitchen? Why do I have to cut around it? And the dessert list was ho hum and somethings were too expensive like Mini cheesecake for $6 and a brownie for $10. Overall the food and service is high quality and I will be back.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, but not great ambience.
The Westiin used to have a buffet for special occasions that was fantastic. This buffet, while tasty, is quite small. The restaurant itself is nothing more than a hotel restaurant, and we found it to be quite noisy. We would probably not go back.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
High End Decor Beautiful Restaurant
Great elegant atmosphere. Everything newly renovated.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service BUT
Good food and service BUT it was sooooo overpriced!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Atmosphere
Great option for business lunches and breakfasts downtown. Great atmosphere and great tasting food. Always superb quality.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like this restaruant for the food, service, ambience and it is possible to have a nice coversation over lunch because it's not super noisy with all the soft furnishings.
This last time things were a little off but over all it is still a great place to have lunch and I'll be back.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We recently had a group of 5 meet at Essence for a breakfast with a guest of honour. Were sitted at a round table which was good for conversation. Hostess was super friendly and waiter was excellent/very professional. Food was delicious and timely. We felt comfortable and well taken care of. It was a nice, modern, clean looking restaurant but not pretentious, it was just right! It was a "wee" bit noisy but not to the point of disruptive. Really enjoyed it.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite place for lunch. Again I was not disappointed - great food, even greater service - thanks for making my day
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always receive good service and the food is great. Convenient location and never disappointing.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was impeccable
As always, one can expect the best from any westin employee.
Our server was wonderfully attentive and charming. A real gem.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
There is a vast variety of great dishes on this menu for everyone - even for people like me with a gluten intolerance! The green-tea infused salmon is a personal favorite. A little pricey, but the quality of the food and service is worth it.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food very good, great place to take a group and be able to talk and be heard. Service was fine. Everything came out at an appropriate time. Plate presentation very good.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM