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For 2
7:00 PM
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Essensia Restaurant & Lounge

471 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Top Tags:
  • Creative Cuisine (5)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
  • Great for Lunch (3)
Essensia follows a farm-to-table philosophy, offering a seasonal selection of fresh, locally-inspired cuisine with emphasis on premium local and sustainable ingredients. Working with local farmers and other carefully selected purveyors, Essensia’s menus feature 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 or organic and has been selected for sharing Essensia’s mission to be good for you and the environment. The signature cocktails are made with premium craft and organic spirits and all-natural ingredients. Essensia is open 7 days per week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Essensia offers discounted valet parking rates for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Groups up to 40 people can be accommodated in one of our dining areas.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Global, International, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 908-5458
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jonathan Haloua
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Private party facilities
The Palms Hotel & Spa can cater to private events of all sizes, with private venues available from 30 up to 200 persons, including the tropical Poolside Terrace, covered Veranda Terrace, elegant ballrooms and other outdoor venues around the hotel’s lush tropical gardens.
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Private party contact (305) 908-5416
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Cross street
30th Street
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Parking details
Discounted valet parking available:
Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch: $15
Dinner: $15
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 471 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Grapes (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I dined at Essensia everyday for 5 days while I was staying at The Palms. I was very pleased with the menu and the service. The portions are perfect, and I truly enjoyed that the meals often featured produce straight from the kitchen garden!

vipDinealot1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Honestly, we went for the burger as the concierge at Edition said it was the best. And it is! Had a great salad to start. Lovely porch dining and warm staff. Just wish there was some on street parking. The whole area is under construction!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious and fresh ! Beautiful presentation and great menu selection. It was a highlight of our visit to Miami Beach area . We sat outside on the deck which was lovely .

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Creative chef. Very good food. The outdoor patio area is a wonderful, serene setting. Servers are attentive and friendly, but they could use better training in terms of knowing the menu and exactly how dished are prepared.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Great place for Sunday brunch. Staff was nice and attentive. Patio was pleasant. Food was great!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

The mahi was very good the flatbread was cold and the chicken was just ok. The drinks were overpriced but the service was very good

vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We dined here on New Year's Eve. The setting was beautiful, surrounded by lush tropical plants. The meal was good but not great. The service was also good, but not as "connected" as was hoping. This is likely due to being in a very busy touristy area. If the food and service was as good as the atmosphere, it would be superb. As it was, very good.

BMW67 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We went here for our anniversary. My husband had the duck and I had the special, scallops. Both were absolutely spectacular. Our waiter and the manager were so sweet. I put in our reservations that we did want not want to be seated near children, we were one of 2 tables sat when a family came in with 2 kids and the hostess sat them next to us. We asked to be moved and the waiter was more then understanding. Towards the end of our meal the hostess (who we asked again not to be seated near children and a quiet location) seated a family of six next to us. The waiter came by and apologized and the manager gave us 2 drinks on the house for our anniversary. We really were so pleased with everything except the fact hat the hostess just wasn’t paying attention to detail in such a high caliber restaurant. I wish we could remember our waiters name.

vipKRLdines (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

I’ve been wanting to check out Essensia for awhile now so we stopped for lunch on a recent trip down. The food & service were great — and because we had a few people with food sensitivities, we were thrilled with all of the options available

Wildcat (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Best part of our experience was our waiter Alex. He was outstanding!!!