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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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“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 days ago via mobile

We had 11:30 brunch reservations and arrived right on time. The very unwelcoming Russian and Ukrainian women at the front of the restaurant told us to wait 5 minutes. We waited much longer than that and would not have even gone inside the empty restaurant...More

Thank Celine799
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Julie Frans' creativity and deep understanding of food pairing, favors, and textures is welcoming to anyone who lives a plant-based lifestyle, but loves diversity in food. The menu has clearly designated vegetarian and vegan choices and goes beyond the common tofu entrée. Also has...More

Thank Lrice255
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Satisfying food and perfect customer service! I ordered a fish taco and it was delicious. In addition, I bought barrette pizza and it was common. Had a good time! I will probably return here.

Thank Joseph G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late lunch with our friend. It was delicious. The service was very good - the waiter Mihai was attentive and made sure that the food was to our satisfaction. He was very kind. We felt really welcomed by him. Thank you Mihai....More

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Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for joining us for lunch at Essensia Restaurant and for taking the time to review your dining experience. We appreciate greatly your lovely comments regarding Mihai and we'll make sure to let him know! Thank you again and we hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a truly outstanding dinner here is a relaxing atmosphere. At the Palms Hotel, they do a great job catering to those eating gluten free. We started with hearts of palm salad, shaved Brussels sprouts and arugula and the chilled chayote soup, all were perfect....More

Thank Kjwachtel
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kjwachtel, Thank you for taking time to review your experience. We're very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time dining with us. We will certainly pass your compliments along to the staff of Essensia Restaurant and make sure the culinary team will also...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This family owned hotel reminds me of the Mandarin Oriental. The restaurant is just as distinctive. Delicious food, appropriate service, beautiful lush setting. Joshua served us.More

Thank SEbiztraveler2
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear SEBiztraveler2, We sincerely appreciate your positive feedback. We are very glad you had an amazing time dining in our restaurant, Essensia. We assure you that we will let Joshua know how much of an impact he made on your experience. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

My wife and I had dinner at the Essensia with friends we hadn’t seen in a while. We began by sitting in the lounge and ordering drinks. Several minutes after the drinks came a small bowl of homemade chips was put on the table which...More

Thank Michael M
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear Michael, We are truly disappointed to read thru your comments and feedback from your past Essensia experience and apologize for our misstep. Our team has taken your feedback and implemented new training standards which will assist us in our endeavors to continually improve upon...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Our first night in Miami Beach we ate dinner at the Essentia restaurant. We sat on the terrace which is lovely. The service and food were excellent. During our stay we ordered drinks and appetizers by the beach. There are many servers who come find...More

1  Thank Sharon K
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear Sharon K Thank you for dining with us at Essensia Restaurant and for taking the time to share with us your feedback. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed great service and excellent food. We sure hope to have the opportunity to welcome...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great outdoor terrasse, nice cocktail menu (the mule is amazing), local and organic food. The bouillabaisse is very Very VERY good. Fantastic quite plate in Miami Beach

Thank Thomas B
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Dear Thomas, Thank you for joining us for dinner at Essensia Restaurant. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the food and drinks. We appreciate the 5-star rating and your lovely comments. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Alma

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Excellent and unusual food - coconut grits, parmesan risotto, great appetizers. Excellent service and ambiance.

Thank mare_z077
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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
14 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
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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