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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
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Lake Worth, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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.

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
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 

Thank DallasAyrUFan
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Thank Chaiwat M
Sewell, New Jersey
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166 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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.

Thank muszekfan
Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Mariolj
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

A great splurge if you want delicious brunch! Had the whole wheat croissant sandwich (recommended by Mihai- hes so great) and shared the quinoa pancakes after reading amazing reviews- they did not disappoint!! My husband got the buffet, also recommended by mihai to help save us a few bucks when my husband was about to order an omelette a la... More 

Thank Katie B
redondo beach, ca
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170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Fresh, flavorful food with an amazing waite staff. The staff is there to serve you. The waite staff wants you to enjoy every bite and sip. If you would like a special martini, they will make it for you. Want your salad or entrée prepared a certain way, No Problem. We had the lemongrass soup, the warm walnut goat cheese... More 

Thank sallygutierrez
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I could not say more of nice things about the food and the staff. The Essensia restaurant caters to people who are health conscious, but at the same time love tasty dishes. BIG THANK YOU to Carlos, Josh and Gracia, who made our every dinner so memorable!!! And hope our requested berry martini will make it to the menu... We... More 

Thank IEGB
San Francisco
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208 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were staying across the street and went over for a light dinner in a beautiful veranda setting near the pool. We loved the beautiful desserts and especially my Asian soup. Excellent quality and wish I had had time to return to try more of the intriguing menu items.

Thank tapestries
Greenville, SC
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We discovered this restaurant while in town for Art Basel. The outdoor dining space was large and had great ambiance. The wait staff was wonderful. Love the farm to table concept here. Wonderful vegan options for appetizers, entrees and even dessert (a real treat). I loved the vegetable platter entrée that is on the menu. They mentioned if you let... More 

Thank Jen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?