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Essensia Restaurant + Lounge
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Join us for happy hour every day from 6 to 7pm for 50% off all drinks at Essensia Lounge.305.908.5458
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From garden to glass, we've looked to our backyard Chef's Organic Garden for our new Fall/Winter Essenstial Cocktails at Essensia Restaurant. Tip: incorporating freshly grown ingredients from a garden or local farmer’s market is an ideal way to lighten up any libation. ‪#‎gardentoglass‬
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Look who's growing! ‪#‎EssensiaRestaurant‬ ‪#‎ChefsOrganicGarden
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Eat your heart out this September with our new Miami Spice menus. Essensia's farm-to-table menus remain one of the best Miami Spice values in town! Reserve your table here:
As Miami Spice month continues into September, Essensia's farm-to-table menus remain one of the best Miami Spice values in town! Chef Venoy Rogers III continues to serve up fresh combinations based on premium local, seasonal ingredients, giving you another month to experience some of our ...
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A few months ago Chef Rogers decided to bring his talents to South Beach. He also brought along what he calls his “New American Fusion Cuisine’’ to Essensia Restaurant and boy are we excited!
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National Tequila Day is this Friday -July 24th. Of course, you could opt for the classic tequila shot but if you want to get a bit wild, toast to summertime with a garden-to-glass “Conscious Cocktail” like our Spicy Passion Fruit Margarita at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge located at The Palms Hotel & Spa. Happy Hour: Monday – Thursdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call 305.908.5458 today.
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Slow Food Miami, the local, 100% volunteer non-profit dedicated to planting a fresher future for children, will hold its next Snail Social at Essensia on Tuesday, April 12th from 6PM – 8PM.

Guests will savor a distinctive variety of complimentary small bites prepared by Chef Rogers. Delight in these palate-pleasing bites along with complimentary wine and half-off cocktails from 6-8pm. Stay for dinner and enjoy a 20% discount on your meal.
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The hardest decision you should have to make today is which Essential ‪#‎HappyHour‬ cocktail at Essensia you will choose. Save 50% off daily from 6 to 7pm. 305.908. 
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Waiting for lunch might not be so bad after all.
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Breakfast on the Essensia Terrace. Good morning!
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Food Network "Chef Wanted" winner Venoy Rogers III brings an elegant New American twist to Essensia's farm-to-table fare. Experience our Miami Spice menus starting August 1 featuring 3-course meals & signature dishes for just $39. Reserve your table by calling 305.908.5458 today.
Chef Julie Franz is no longer at Essensia at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach. She is replaced by chef Venoy Rogers who is a disciple of the natural, fresh produce and farm-to-table philosophy Chef Franz put in place at Essensia. The restaurant with the charming wrap around terrasse
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Try our Pre-Miami Spice Dinner 3-course $39 dinner menu this July and get a sneak peek at our offerings for Miami Spice months! Call 305.908.
5458 to reserve today.
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The Palms Hotel & Spa 3025 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140
3025 Collins AvenueUSFloridaMiami Beach33140
$$$New American Restaurant, American Restaurant
New American Restaurant
American Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Organic Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Today 7AM–10PM
Sunday 7AM–10PMMonday 7AM–10PMTuesday 7AM–10PMWednesday 7AM–10PMThursday 7AM–10PMFriday 7AM–11PMSaturday 7AM–11PM
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Posh Palms Hotel & Spa eatery with New American fare comprised of organic & seasonal ingredients.- Google
"Great meal, good service, beautiful setting."
"Very poor service and definitely not fine dining food or services."
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Jessica Clark
2 months ago
My husband and I returned to Miami this summer because we were here last year and had such a good time. We have been thinking of the cuisine we experienced at Essensia all year long. Last year our server was Johann and this year it was Gracie. Both are just wonderful. The cuisine is so fresh. Full of robust flavors and the plates are wholesome. You definitely won't still be hungry after dining here. The atmospher is splendid. All ingredients practically organic, and the meat and seafood is so fresh. My husband and I will drive 5 hrs to Miami just for this food. The menu did change some but the food the still amazing. The cocktails are also very fresh and delightful. Gracie recommended the Paddionfruit key lime which was absolutely melt in your mouth tasty. A great competitor to the famous Key West key lime pies but with a different twist. If you're in the area you have to visit this restaurant.
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Jessica Coane
a year ago
First off, I'm absolutely astounded by the negative reviews. I've been to this restaurant numerous times and this place is amazing. I'm tough to please, ask many picky questions, and a perfectionist. This restaurant is one of my favorites in all of Miami and with good reason. Last night, we had a group of 10+ guests to celebrate my birthday. I was a bit sad to see that the gnocchi was removed from the menu, but it basically gave me an opportunity to try every other tantalizing menu option. My husband had some of our usual favorites, like the kale salad and lemongrass soup. I took the vegetarian Miami Spice menu set. They gave me a birthday cake dessert in addition to my spice dessert - which is extremely generous of them! The service was perfect. Our waiter was on point in terms of availability and food course timing. He handled our group very well with no order errors, a super friendly professional attitude, and efficiency. No management issues either. Everyone, as our previous experiences at this restaurant are superior to many Miami restaurants. A really cool tidbit about Essensia is that they grow their herbs and other veggie food products on site. They even give tours of their gardens. It doesn't get any fresher than this! The cuisine theme, in my humble opinion, is asian fusion. It's delicious. Comparing it to many of the other higher-end restaurants in the area, this restaurant is actually fairly reasonable (again, this is Miami - also, I don't eat meat out). If I could give this place a thousand stars I would.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Dear Jessica, Thank you for choosing Essensia Restaurant for such special occasion as the celebration of your birthday. We appreciate your perfect score review and are absolutely delighted that you and your group loved our excellent service and food! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to become one of your ‘favorite’ restaurant in all of Miami. Hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Alma
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Marta Lew
a year 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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brandon buckli
a year ago
Can't give it 1 star because the food was delicious. However, the service was pretty horrible. It took an hour and a half to get our food after we ordered. We did have a group of 11 but it definitely shouldn't take 2 hours + to get drinks, food, and our bill.
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Mary Serrano
8 months ago
I went for dinner last Sunday 17th and definitly the food was wonderful, the service very nice and elegant... The only issue was the valet parking.. $ 20 and the cashier ignored the discount ( the stamps)suggested by the restaurant...
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Treat Thao
a year ago
NEVER EAT in the Essensia Restaurant they have there. So over priced and food was not good at all. Service was poor. Ordered chicken but the server Gracia, must had placed the wrong order in for pork and later asked if I would change my order to the pork because it was the last one they had so they want to use it tonight, that they won't have anymore for tomorrow. So I agreed, and as soon as I agreed, they brought the food, so therefore they had already cooked it and didn't want to waste it so he had to come up with a lie for me to change my order. (Should have turned it away but didn't want to be a B****). The food had no taste. After my main dish, I was waiting for my dessert for 25 minutes, then finally asked one of the server to check why it was taking so long for my cheesecake. I know they don't have to cook the cake, so there is no reason for the long wait. No one came to check how things were. I had to ask for a refill on my water. This is supposedly a fine dining restaurant. Very poor service and definitely not fine dining food or services. Would not eat here ever again nor would ever recommend it to anyone unless you have money to throw away.
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Ben Ipema
a year ago
Great meal, good service, beautiful setting. Essentia shows that healthy can be full of flavor and presented without being pretentious. Well done!
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dukens obain
2 years 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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