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Essensia Restaurant + Lounge
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Holy cow! Our strawberry kale Caesar was named as one of the top ten bites of the SOBE Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival !! Thank you Teenaspride CSA for the kale and Lucini Italia Foods for the olive oil. Couldn't have done it without the right ingredients!
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Food Network and The Cooking Channel's South Beach Wine & Food Festival rolled back into Miami on Feb. 19,2015, packing a new Italian-themed kickoff party, a reimagined Grand Tasting Village and a slew of palate-pleasing events. The 10Best team combed through the jam-packed lineup to find the weekend's best dishes, noting creativity, presentation and flavor.
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This year's SOBE farm to table brunch at The Palms Hotel & Spa
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Chef Julie cooking at Teena's Pride open house.
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The Palms Hotel & Spa will once again host the SOBEWFF Farm-to-Table Brunch this February. Our overnight package includes oceanfront accommodations for Saturday, 2/21 and 2 tickets to the otherwise sold out Farm To Table Brunch on Sunday 2/22 for reservations or inquiries please call 800.550.0505.
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Executive Chef Julie Frans of Essensia Restaurant With Shireen Sandoval from Deco Drive
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Essensia fed some serious turkey eaters this past Thanksgiving! 150 lb of natural turkey, plus ham, salmon, and tons and tons of amazing side dishes were prepared with love! 
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How's your garden harvest today? Ours is gorgeous!!! Come and get it!
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Great harvest today! Sun is shining on our chef's garden!
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you for the recent great reviews, friends!
 If you have dined with us, and enjoyed your experience, please take a minute to review us on trip advisor. We appreciate you!
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Coming soon, Essensia Restaurant & Lounge's 6-course Valentine's Day "Seasoned with Love" dinner menu. From the savory start to the delicately sweet finish…love is not only in the air, it's also in the fare. $125pp - Reserve early by calling: 305.908.5458.
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We are so grateful to our farmers. Thank you Teenaspride CSA for these gorgeous tomatoes!
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Save the Date: Next Wednesday November 12, yoga and garden-to-table dinner from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Enjoy top-quality yoga instruction with garden side dinner at one of the most beautiful locales on Miami Beach. $35 prepaid admission and $45 at the door. $15 prepaid valet parking and $20 at the door. Purchase tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/753204
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The Palms Hotel & Spa 3025 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140
3025 Collins AvenueUSFloridaMiami Beach33140
$$$American Restaurant, Fine Dining Restaurant
American Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Organic Restaurant
Lounge
Brunch Restaurant
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Today 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Prepare to enjoy a natural gourmet dining experience at Essensia Restaurant + Lounge, located at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami. Our Miami Beach restaurant embraces a farm-to-table philosophy and offers a seasonal selection of global, wholesome cuisine made primarily with locally sourced ingredients – including an on-property Chef’s Organic Garden. Essensia takes great pride in being a conscious restaurant and places a genuine focus on the purity and taste of its menu. We care about you, our community, and our environment
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Posh Palms Hotel & Spa eatery with New American fare comprised of organic & seasonal ingredients.- Google
"Essensia is a great restaurant, the ambiance & food was great."
"All in all, service and management was completely unprofessional and rude."
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Marta Lew
a week ago
Brunch was a little disappointing. The baked egg dip should have been simple and simply amazing, but the yolks were not running, and the flavors were hard to find... The Bloody Mary was just okay. Also, I would have liked some more attention from the staff.
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Ben Ipema
3 months ago
Great meal, good service, beautiful setting. Essentia shows that healthy can be full of flavor and presented without being pretentious. Well done!
Rashaad Shaw
a year ago
Essensia is a great restaurant, the ambiance & food was great. I love the whole fresh organic concept of the restaurant and the fact that they grow their own spices/herbs right there on the premises. I highly recommend to try it.
Brenda Case
a year ago
The menu Is well thought out with unique Dishes. The kale Ceasar was Fantastic. Absolutely Superb ! I will be back!
In the Biz and highly disappointed
5 months ago
As a fellow worker of the customer service industry, I consider myself to be extremely understanding of flaws in service, food quality, and overall experience, because it is usually not the fault of the server or bartender, it is due to a conglomeration of minor issues. I always tip 20%- I believe in good karma and it has almost always worked in my favor. I was with a group of 6 girls for a friend's birthday celebration- all of us WORK TOGETHER in a restaurant- so obviously we can all say that we have that same expectation of any dining experience. We were seated for lunch, and we were all kind of hungover from the night before- meaning we were pretty ready for lots of water and some bread. We very politely asked for a pitcher of water- to honestly save them the trips of refilling our waters all afternoon. Her response was "I'll see what I can do" - came back 10 minutes later after our glasses had been empty (she had no pitcher to refill our waters mind you) and said "We can't give you a pitcher of water we will just refill for you". I understand service quality, but a pitcher or water? Anyways, then we asked for bread- I had to get up and stop a food runner and ask for bread because our server walked by twice after we had asked her originally. When she saw me return to my seat after asking the food runner- she rolled her eyes. For the whole table to see. So from then on we felt like a problem to this girl. We ordered burgers medium rare and medium, they came out medium well to well done. At that point we didn't care because we were so hungry and we had waited almost an hour for our food. The manager had walked by, asked how everything was, our mouths full and because I didn't want to make a scene, we said we were fine. After our meal, I left the table to speak with the manager out of respect, and his response when I explained all of the above - "you should've said something when I walked by". I explained how we were hungry and the food wasn't as much the issue, he said "I don't know why you wouldn't tell me sooner, but I guess I'll discount your food." No apology, no offering any dessert or a drink, nothing. He was extremely rude and unprofessional. And considering there is a 18% gratuity added on the check, we weren't happy about having to pay it. All in all, service and management was completely unprofessional and rude. No sense of urgency or any regard for customer satisfaction. They feel they're not obligated to take full care of the guest considering they get an automatic 18%. Never returning again.
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dukens obain
a year ago
worst service ever. I was at the spa with my mother on her birthday, we decided to have lunch there and it was the worst decision ever. the decor is beautiful and the food is ok. i told the hostess and the server that it was my mother's birthday so they could make sure that her experience was on point. the server dropped off our wine, didn't take our orders and came back after 10 or 15 minutes(she was walking around, while we were waiting for her to take our order) with a " how may I help you" she didn't tell us anything about the menu or make suggestions. The manager is actually worse than the server. when I told her that the service sucked she told me that she disagreed with me and didn't even apologize. the only reason why i didn't walk out was because my mother wanted a quick bite and didn't want to leave after we wasted a good 15 minutes there. i don't know where they get these people from(manager/server). Avoid this place, especially if you are a local.
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Michael Armentano
a year ago
Essensia is the restaurant and lounge in the Palms hotel, located between the chaos of South Beach and the chaos of the Fountainbleau hotel. Parking was easy (valet) and the restaurant validates your ticket so you'll pay 5$ plus tip. The hotel itself is adorned with beautiful palms and other tropical plants and trees and has an old Florida feel to it. I expected Ernest Hemingway to walk in at any moment, smoking a Cohiba and wearing a guayabera. There are quite a few interesting photos of various famous people that have presumably spent some time there. The restaurant has outside and inside seating, we elected for outside seating on the porch overlooking the pool and palm area. It was quite nice, and definitely has an old Florida/Key West feel to it. Except for the large family next to us whose 8 or 9 year old daughter was intent on informing the entire restaurant that she "had to go upstairs and take a dump" repeatedly, it was nice. I guess the moral of this part of the story is, ask to be seated away from the massive family with 14 screaming children and parents who clearly cannot be bothered (they are on vacation, after all). The cuisine was superb and service was excellent. They had an interesting and eclectic wine list, without being overwhelming. I opted for one from Cornas - from which I've never seen available in Miami before. Pleasantly surprised to see a northern Rhone wine instead of just the standard southern Chateauneuf-du-Pape GSM blend. What we ordered: Thai lemongrass lime soup (excellent), chilled local lobster with palm hearts and local avocado (just ok, the lobster was not super fresh), beet and heirloom tomato salad with local Burrata(excellent), kale and citrus salad with almonds (excellent), Peruvian Paiche with spinach and a celery root puree (excellent) and a grass-fed Filet Mignon with a radicchio risotto (good). We originally ordered the short ribs and then the diver scallops wrapped in bacon, however they were out of both (no big deal - it happens when you use locally sourced small batch ingredients). The short rib dish in particular was described by our server as being the best thing on the menu. I love the fact that that the menu is farm-to-table and uses local, organic and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Miami needs more places like this - we'll be back for sure. I can't wait to see what other creations Chef Julie puts on the menu going forward.
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Eilleen Leis
2 years ago
There's no doubt you're in lush, beautiful Florida when you sit on the gorgeous outside terrace. You feel like you're at a resort. My husband and I had the Sunday brunch buffet. I ordered an omelet and he a Belgian waffle at the station. Both came out well. The artisan jams at each table were a nice touch and paired well with the assorted breads and pastries inside. I must say, the bacon was cooked perfectly (I am particular about squishy bacon). The food quality was good. It's one of the better brunch buffets I've been to. Cons: the coffee wasn't very good; bitter. The juices tasted deliciously fresh and are included in the buffet price, but good luck tracing down the wait-staff to have them bring you more than one. Overall: It was very nice; clearly fine dining.
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