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Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, at The Palms Hotel & Spa
Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, at The Palms Hotel & Spa

Essensia Restaurant & Lounge, at The Palms Hotel & Spa

8.76 reviews
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American, International, Natural & Organic Foods
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3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 908-5458
http://www.essensiarestaurant.com/
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Essensia Restaurant & Lounge embodies the simplicity and elegance of natural gourmet dining at The Palms Hotel & Spa. The concept focuses on the pure essence of taste, featuring a healthful blend of ... Read more
global cuisine presented in a vibrant and sophisticated style. Essensia Restaurant follows a farm-to-table philosophy, offering a seasonal selection of wholesome global cuisine with emphasis on premium local and sustainable ingredients. We work with local farmers and carefully selected purveyors to bring to you healthful and flavorful dishes made with locally sourced produce, meats and seafood. We take great pride in being a conscious restaurant and place a genuine focus on the quality and purity of the ingredients utilized on each and every plate. We care about you, our community, and our environment. Our exclusive wine list is committed to being sustainable, organic or biodynamic and has been selected for sharing Essensia

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Ocala

We were looking for fine dining with a wonderful selection of healthy foods.We received all this and great service.Prices were reasonable.If in the area this is a must go for you.The cauliflower couscous was melt in your mouth.The tenderloin was to die for.Seafood selection is great.i had a hibiscus cocktail?.came with a hibiscus flower infused with hibiscus liqueur.must have.Greatly enjoyed this restaurant.Johann was our waiter.He was very informative and gave the best selection.
We returned to Essensia one year later. Again the food was amazing. Robust flavored with fresh ingredients. The seafood was so fresh. Our server was Gracie who was wonderful. He recommended the passion fruit key lime pie. If you are in the area you have to try this cuisine and the pie. Great experience!

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Oceanside

Lush mangrove trees and the sparkling turquoise waters of Miami’s South Beach surround the luxurious Palms Hotel & Spa. The jewel of this wedding destination venue is the trendsetting Essensia Restaurant + Lounge. Under the direction of Chef Venoy Rogers III, Essensia specializes in modern, healthy cuisine using local natural ingredients. Chef Venoy’s fresh take on farm-to-table seasonal fare starts with his inspired onsite organic garden. Both the kitchen and bar staff harvest herbs and or produce on a daily basis to use in signature house cocktails and dishes. Think spicy Nasturtium garnishes and cocktails with a peppery “Culantro” kick.

For starters, the addictive Tempura Avocado is dressed with velvety Cilantro Lime Crème Fraîche balanced by a dollop of tangy Tomato Chipotle Jam. The meticulously crafted custom cocktail menu features drinks such as the Grass Clippings, a delightful blend of Maestro Dobel Tequila, Chipotle Liqueur, fresh lime muddled cucumber and cilantro designed to compliment the silky Corn & Pasilla Soup and or colorful Florida Stone Fruit & Burrata Salad. The latter is an artfully plated oeuvre of crisp fruit, creamy Burrata and crumbled beet “soil” made using ground pistachio.

The chef’s enjoys adding a sizzling Miami twist to traditional dishes. New England and Manhattan Clam Chowders are the basis for his delectable Conch concoction: a marvelous medley of coconut milk, tomato broth, Cuban oregano, purple potatoes and conch galore. For the main, the flakey, buttery Chili Dusted Local Snapper with roasted red pepper over bamboo rice is pescado perfection. Spectacular scrumptious sweets are the divine Local Berry Tartare complete with a surprise mango-orange “egg yolk” and the Chocolate Passion Fruit Layer Cake with blackberry sorbet sprinkled with hazelnut powder.

Essensia’s sultry Southern ambiance enhances the overall gourmet dining experience. The elegant indoor dining room is sumptuously decorated in opulent tones with coastal chic capiz chandeliers and a resplendent onyx bar. The adjacent outdoor patio overlooks lush tropical grounds. Without question, California transplant Chef Venoy is a culinary superstar elevating typical Miami cuisine to extraordinary beachside brilliance.

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Local from Miami

Essensia Restaurant is all about providing its customers healthy, fresh farm-to-table food. Located in the popular Palms Hotel in South Beach, this venue serves organic, locally-sourced produce along with all organic meats and poultry. Many of the herbs used in each dish are from the property’s own garden. The wine list also boasts plenty of organic choices while the beers are specialty crafts made from some of Florida’s best breweries. The ambiance is also very relaxing with a warm interior with large opened doors for beach breezes and a large outdoor patio with tropical garden feel.

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New York City

For the family seeking a gourmet dining experience, making a reservation to Essensia Restaurant should be on your to-do list while planning your trip! It is located in the notorious Palms Hotel, this delicious restaurant exhibits a farm to table philosophy, with many ingredients comes from the Chef’s on site organic garden.

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Pittsburgh
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A very fancy restaurant. Well designed and good food all around. Would surly come here again soon. Don't miss out on the ceviche tasting and seating at the outdoor area on a beautiful day.

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The Palms Hotel and Spa - great spa, great food, great ambiance.

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