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In Partnership with Ocean Conservancy

This January, The Palms Hotel & Spa will be joining #TeamOcean and partnering with Ocean Conservancy on a variety of ocean-focused initiatives. Preserving the South Florida waters that surround us and make Miami a global destination is a priority. All of us have a role to play in protecting this treasure and we’re stepping up our support this year by making the following changes:

  • Essensia will be featuring a new Sustainable Seafood Dish from January through April this year to highlight Florida’s world-renowned fisheries, which will be Red Grouper Bouillabaisse with Smoked Prawns, Mussels, Fingerlings Potatoes, Garden Pea Tendrils and Grilled Sourdough Bread. The Palms Hotel & Spa will be donating 20% of the dish sales to Ocean Conservancy’s work in Florida. The fish will be provided by Gulf Wild™ the nation’s only conservation-based traceability program that works directly with U.S. fishermen who are dedicated to the integrity and sustainability of fisheries throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Wild™ sets the standard for genuine, responsibly caught, traceable and reliable wild domestic seafood. View Menu
  • Skip the Straw at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge as well as the Tiki Bar. We’ve already removed plastic straws and only offer paper or agave straws upon request, but to create awareness about the importance of eliminating single use plastics, we’re providing guests reusable metal straws, which they can take home with them, for the month of January.
  • Supporting Ocean Conservancy’s goal to remove and divert 54 tons of ocean plastic and trash for Super Bowl LIV, we’ll be at the Ocean Conservancy and NFL Huddle for 100 Beach Cleanup on January 28 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.


Great Food and drinks. The staff was extremely attentive and the view was AMAZING! Although I made reservations, I was able to dine early, which I appreciated. The prices were reasonable, and the experience was memorable. Will definitely return.- Opentable Reviewer July 2019

There are many restaurants in the world where you will have an excellent lunch, but Essensia is a special treat . You should try it yourself . I can say excellent food, perfect service , great staff etc. but this one of the places you have to visit.-TripAdvisor Reviewer August 2019

The best restaurant that I have ever been to. Lovely ambiance, amazing atmosphere, food, lighting, staff everything. A must if you are in the area and even if not staying at the hotel. We had a great time, don't miss! - Google ReviewerMarch 2019