Essence Restaurant




Positively Maximize Guest Service!
Essence Restaurant Group creates extraordinary dining experiences with our family of concept restaurants known for exceptional service, knowledgeable associates, creative cuisine and superior beverage.

Local. Natural. Sustainable.
Our sustainable business practices and carefully chosen locations add value to the neighborhoods in which we do business. We were on the ground floor of the local food movement in Grand Rapids and we have become the local experts for healthy, farm-to-plate food.

Passion. Dedication. Satisfaction.
Our passion and purpose is to ensure healthy, balanced lifestyles for our associates and complete satisfaction for our guests from the moment you walk through our doors until you leave. This dedication is what sets us apart from other restaurants and encourages us to continually strive to be the best.

Essence Mission Statement:
To be West Michigan’s most respected restaurant destination through positively maximizing guest’s service with passionately created cuisine in a fun casual atmosphere. We accomplish this with servant leadership principles to ensure profitable financial performance, a creative driven culture, local, sustainable, and environmental business philosophies. Servant Leadership is the skill of influencing people with authority rather than power and using that personal influence to manage a team toward a shared goal and vision.



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