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Essensia Restaurant & Lounge

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Locally sourced and organic ingredients make for healthy plates at this chic yet comfortable restaurant.

  • Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
  • Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
  • Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
  • Essensia Restaurant & Lounge

Five-Course Tasting Dinner for Two

$194 $115 40% off

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  • Five-course tasting dinner for two (see “Tasting Menu” tab below)
  • One bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne
  • Valet parking for up to three hours

What we love

  • The eco-conscious Essensia Restaurant & Lounge provides local, organic and seasonal fare. Even the wine list boasts sustainable, organic, and biodynamic varietals.
  • Spring has sprung in South Florida. Celebrate with a bottle of Nicholas Feuillatte Champagne and a five-course tasting dinner from Essensia’s new Signature Chef, Julie Frans.
  • Each dish is made using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Start your meal with a roasted cauliflower and leek creamless “bisque” and the tri-colored citrus salad with frisee, dates, and shaved manchego. Other dishes include seafood paella, macadamia crusted local grouper, local grass fed braised beef short ribs, and Moroccan marinated rack of lamb.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • This offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Dates are subject to availability; must reserve in advance of desired date
  • Available for use Sunday – Thursday only
  • Offer does not include tax; tax will be charged upon checkout
  • Gratuity is not included; we recommend tipping on the full retail value of service(s)
  • Limit one per member
  • Purchasers must be 21+ to redeem


3025 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

About Essensia Restaurant at The Palms Hotel & Spa

Located in The Palms Hotel & Spa on Collins Avenue, Essensia Restaurant & Lounge is one of South Beach’s most unique dining experiences. Essensia’s menu and setting are both inspired by nature, supporting their conscious mission to sustainability.

Signature Chef Julie Frans and her culinary team have mastered the delicate balance between the good and the good-for-you. Sourcing local, organic, and seasonal ingredients (some of which come from the restaurant’s on-site Chef’s Garden), Chef Frans follows a farm-to-table approach to craft her cuisine. Current seasonal standouts include salmon tartare with osetra caviar, watermelon salad with watercress, crispy prosciutto, and feta cheese, and wild mushroom and goat cheese lasagna. Indulge in Frans’ “natural gourmet dining” in the expertly appointed indoor dining room, on the relaxing patio lounge, or poolside at the tiki bar complete with thatched roof. You’ll soon learn why Essensia was named OpenTable’s Diner’s Choice Winner for 2012.

— Julia Ford-Carther, Gilt City Editor

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