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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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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“snapper” (11 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4106
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Reviews (418)
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1 - 10 of 316 reviews

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The food was good but it took over an hour to be served. And when the food did come, the order was incorrect. They did correct it quickly

Thank ParksloperBrooklyn
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Location: In the Palm Hotel in Collins 39th street Service: Awesome friendly, attentive waiters Food: Great, locally sourced ingredients. all the seafood is fresh and the steaks are yummy (so says my chicken eating 15yr old) my 13 yr old had Braised Beef, My wife...More

Thank brianp8912
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I've eaten here a few times over the years when I stayed or or came to visit the spa at the Palms Hotel where it is located. The veranda is lovely, day and night. The service gracious. In fact my waiter, Gracia, couldn't have been...More

Thank barneyrealtor
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great happy hour with reasonal prices on both food and drinks. My favorite was the tapas plate. Delicious. They have a beautiful bar area and outdoor area that was served as well.

Thank Katherine Z
Alma C, Manager at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi Katherine, Thanks for joining us for Happy Hour! We're thrilled to read that you had a good time and we hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Alma

Reviewed 28 March 2017

The buffet is terrific and excellent value even though it is not inexpensive. Omelet chef was a champ.

Thank Dr R M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...More

Thank y_alison
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Party of 3 (English) visiting Miami Christmas 2016 - are you open for lunch 25th December 2016 please? Diana, UK
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
We are traveling to Miami Beach on June 6th. Do we have to make a reservation for an evening dinner let's say 8:00pm?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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