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Essensia Restaurant & Lounge

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3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4106 (30th Street)
+1 305-908-5458
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 some of the other menu items to make them suitable for us. We had soup... More 

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Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 dishes. You would be hard pressed to find a more refined patio or interior dining... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 is fresh and in season. We had brunch there, and then liked it so much... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank JenniferInMontreal
minneapolis
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank 3fungals
Lake Worth, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Ames1980
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

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 my favorites! You will be happy to know that the “bird” problem that most hotels... More 

Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the automatic 18% service charge to avoid double tipping but this is not exclusive to... More 

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Thank DallasAyrUFan
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Starting with excellent service from the hostess Joymee to our very polite and charming waiter Joshua, this is was an absolute delight. Food was exceptional. Will definitely dine there again!

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Sewell, New Jersey
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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We enjoyed the breakfast buffet there each morning of our three-days stay and had one very elegant dinner at Essessia, too. It's quite lovely.

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Thank muszekfan
Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The restaurant is beautiful inside and out,they have a beautiful lounge area which is great for drinks al fresco. Great happy hour selection for tourists and locals as well. The server Joshua was especially attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. their signature cocktail (Garden essential) is refreshing and perfect for the Miami weather. We started with the special appetizer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?