Essensia Dining Room

About Us

Essensia embodies the simplicity and elegance of natural gourmet dining at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach. A member of Slow Food Miami, Essensia’s concept focuses on “the pure essence of taste”, with a genuine passion for providing an opportunity to slow down and indulge in a dining experience carefully crafted for the mind, body, and soul.

Celebrated for its casually-elegant dining room and al fresco seating on the magnificent terraces overlooking the hotel’s tropical gardens, Essensia Restaurant offers a seasonal selection of wholesome global cuisine with a genuine emphasis on premium local and sustainable ingredients, where possible. Following a farm-to-table philosophy, we take great pride in being a conscious restaurant where the purity, freshness, integrity and taste of the ingredients used are at the center of each flavorful dish we prepare. We work closely with local farmers and carefully selected purveyors to provide a culinary experience that nourishes and satisfies on many levels.

Our Miami Beach restaurant features worldly fare presented in a vibrant and sophisticated style. With a long track record creating exceptional green and healthful dishes, Signature Chef Julie Frans’ extracts a kaleidoscope of flavors from local, seasonal, sustainable and organic ingredients, creating a fresh and wholesome food concept.

Our South Beach restaurant’s menus also include an array of lower calorie Spa selections, for our weight-conscious patrons, as well as nutritious kids menus. Experience the pure essence of taste while nourishing your body and soul at Essensia, a unique South Beach, Miami dining experience.

Essensia features an elegant and intimate indoor dining room, plus a large covered terrace and poolside terrace for al fresco seating. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and for brunch on Sundays.

Essensia voted one of Miami’s top five hotel restaurants.Lee Klein, Miami New Times

Elegant Essensia serves exceptional, healthful food…. I was immediately impressed by Essensia’s sprightly, modern menu with artfully sourced ingredients and a healthful bent.Victoria Pesce Elliott, The Miami Herald

A classic hotel restaurant goes natural and organic… seasonal and organic ingredients take center stage at Essensia.Arielle Castillo, Edible South Florida

How can it be that a relatively low-profile establishment fills so many chairs? The answer probably lies in the quality of the dining experience, which is solid.Lee Klein, Miami New Times