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Essence Restaurant + Bar, Elkhart, IN

Essence Restaurant + Bar

5.0
5
256 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A culinary playground centered around unwavering hospitality and creatively curated cuisine, wine and spirits.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (574) 327-6143
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Juan Rodriguez

What 256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Best Overall

  • Indiana

    Best Food

  • Indiana

    Best Service

  • Indiana

    Best Ambience

  • Indiana

    Best Value

  • Indiana

    Innovative

  • Indiana

    Great for fine wines

  • Indiana

    Good for special occasions

  • Indiana

    American

  • South Bend

    Best Overall

  • South Bend

    Best Food

  • South Bend

    Best Service

  • South Bend

    Best Ambience

  • South Bend

    Best Value

  • South Bend

    Good for business meals

  • South Bend

    Good for groups

  • South Bend

    Healthy

  • South Bend

    Hot spot

  • South Bend

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South Bend

    Great for fine wines

  • South Bend

    Romantic

  • South Bend

    Good for special occasions

  • South Bend

    Lively

256 Reviews
  1. StefaniL

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and food at Essence hit the mark every single time. 10/10

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  2. JulieW

    SW Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food , service and atmosphere.. can’t wait to go back again

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  3. JonB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Elkhart, and it’s not close! 100% excellent as always.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal and the service was amazing! We will be back!

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  5. DeVonH

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Personal greeting from owner Brad and accommodating service from server Claire helped make our first visit to Essence both comfortable and memorable. Rave reviews led me to the BBQ Carrots on the starter menu and the Grilled Short Rib as an entree. Neither would normally have been my first choice but the reviews were spot on. This local gem takes a back seat to none of the many dining establishments we have visited in the Michiana area. Our visit was for a birthday celebration, but we'll definitely not wait a year for a return visit.

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  6. MEGANK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect. Everything was wonderful. The food is delicious and everything is thoughtful. The service is the best I have ever encountered.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Brad and his team delivered! Was able to bring a friend from out of town to have a food experience and that is exactly what we had! This isn’t a place to go if you want to grab a quick bite to eat, this is a place to go for quality of food and quality time spent.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular. Our new favorite fine dining restaurant.

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  9. PaulG

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great evening at Essence! Drinks, appetizers, entree and dessert all delivered great tastes. Zack was knowledgeable and provided excellent service.

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  10. Denise

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic! We will definitely be back!

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FAQs

Essence Restaurant + Bar is rated 5 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Essence Restaurant + Bar

333 Nibco Pkwy, Elkhart, IN 46516-3565

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Elkhart
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Executive Chef
    Juan Rodriguez
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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