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Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Area 31 - Epic Hotel

Area 31 - Epic Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.area31restaurant.com
  • Phone: (305) 424-5234
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30am - 3:00 pm
    Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Wolfgang Birk
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: You may reserve the following spaces for your event or meeting :
    Our ballroom provides 4,200 square feet, divisible by half, with stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows and softly illuminated glass spheres that give the sense of shimmering movement
    One 625-square-foot meeting room with outside terrace
    Two large meetings rooms that can each be divided in half to accommodate groups of varied sizes: one room is 1,600 square feet and the other is 1,900 square feet
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live music on our terrace during our Thursday & Friday night happy hours from 6pm-10pm.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Don't forget to visit us for our Extended Happy Hour with $6 premium well drinks, while DJ Kristian Caro spins the best beats. Event takes place every Thursday and Friday in our outdoor lounge.

    With two private dining rooms overlooking Brickell Avenue and the Miami River, your needs are sure to be met whether hosting a small business dinner, birthday celebration, or an intimate engagement dinner. The larger of our private dining rooms can accomodate up to 16 guests and features floor to ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views of the Miami skyline. The small private dining room seats up to 6 guests and has it's own private balcony in the case that you so wish to enjoy the fresh air in addition to the spectacular views.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brickell Ave
  • Public Transit: Miami Metro Mover drop off two blocks from restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: For a limited time, Area 31 will be offering complimentary valet for all lunch diners! Valid between 11:30am and 3pm only.

    Valet Parking will be discounted after restaurant validation for Dinner and lounge guests.
A word from Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Chef Wolfgang Birk at Area 31 delivers a dramatic menu of fresh, local seafood prepared with Global Influences for Atlantic Coastal Cuisine. The name comes from the United Nations 'Fishing Area 31,' which encompasses the local waters surrounding Miami and the Florida coast. The UN is dedicated to supporting sustainable development in this region, a vision that our restaurant has embraced as well.
The menu combined with the chic ambiance welcomes locals and visitors to its stunning 16th floor location for business or pleasure. Guests may dine indoors or on the expansive outdoor terrace overlooking the Miami skyline. The restaurant features an extensive list of high-end and unique wines thoughtfully assembled by Master Sommelier Emily Wines . Our Bar also showcases an innovative cocktail list from Head Bartender Dean Feddaoui.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Perfect food for foodies. Excellent Drinks and the the view is amazing. For couples or groups. Unforgettable."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Food is good, just not incredible... keep in mind it's pricey and portions are on the small side. Other than that, awesme service, incredible view, nice atmosphere, music at the right volume level."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food was superb creative and the service fantastic."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "...the wrong night but the "crudo" presentation experience was embarrassing: 4 tuna slices, each one smaller than the size of a nigiri sushi, quality just fair. We ordered 4 different main courses, none to be remembered. We read many good reviews about this place but honestly much ado about nothing."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful, the good is presented amazingly. The service was not was I'd expect from such a high-end establishment (our server would go missing for long periods of time) and the music was way too loud"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We went For lunch For my Moms b day really bad service never smiled i have never been any where in my Life where none of The staff at The restaurant smileS . I made a mistake ordering a chicken For my Mom And The wait reses says "I told You how it came bredded" like if she was mad at me wow. Then never said sorry it was For my 87 year old birthday Mom wow how rude All at The table were uncomfortable how rude never tried to accomidate ya At ALL. Very disappointing"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Beautiful setting and nice crowd but ridiculously small portions(and I am French) Ceviche misto is a joke"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "After waiting 1 hour for being seated, even though I made reservation, the service was poor. We were 5 persons and the waitress barely talked to us, didn't even said anything about the menu and took forever to bring the dishes to the table. We got there at 8:15 pm (on Wednesday) and left at 12:20. 4 hours for a dinner. They brought the main entrance to 3 members of my party and made us wait 10 minutes to bring the rest."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I made a reservation for Miami Spice by computer and got a response for noon on Sunday. When I got there there was no miami spice on Sunday. And there was no need to make a reservation because all they had was Brunch. The Menu was very short and the room was very cold. We could not eat on the terrace with the views because it was raining"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Amazing!!! Although I don't remember his name but he was if not the greatest server ever. Enjoyed every minute of my experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I had a "seafood" risotto for dinner and it had only ONE shrimp and two mussels.... Very disappointed..... No bread served at the table we ordered some flatbread appetizer which came burned.... Bad bad ... I was expecting a bit more of this restaurant. Not coming back again!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What a disappointment!! Beautiful view and decor but the food was awful. It started off well -- Scallop appetizer had good presentation and delicious, although only three small scallops with a few tiny pieces of assorted vegetable. Downhill from there. The chicken is tastier at Publix. Two small legs on top of two pieces of tepid, uncooked (not al dente) ravioli with a teaspoon of tasteless squash. My Husband ordered the seafood risotto. The seafood had no taste other than whatever they had cooked with the risotto of which I couldn't have more than one bite. Check was $120 with tip, 1 glass of $12 wine, no dessert or coffee. Left feeling ripped off and won't be back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "If you are looking for Friday night drinks topped by a spectacular view, Area 31 may be your choice. If what you need is a nice place to dine and wine and enjoy a conversation with your counterparts, go somewhere else. The noise level, at least on Friday evenings is beyond description! The staff, however, did its best to accommodate us at a quieter corner outside."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Wanting to try a new restaurant conveniently located to my friend's office and me, I found Area 31 on Open Table which fit our needs. Located on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami, we had a beautiful view to go along with an excellent dinner. We each ordered an appetizer and then shared the Red Snapper with which we tried two of their sauces. While I found the Red Pepper Sabayon not to have a great deal of flavor, the Tomato/Olive/Caper was very flavorful and the fish was cooked perfectly and really did not need any sauce. Had it not been for the valet parking which you have no choice but to use, I would give this restaurant 5 Stars. First it is $15, plus tip, with validation and then it took 20 minutes to get my car."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We went last night for our anniversary and were seated at a lovely table outside. Awesome views of the city. The service was top notch from every staff member that came to our table. We had the sashimi tuna which was perfect and the scallops were so good we ordered a second serve! Entrees: Pork trio - absolutely delicious, and snapper with sides of brussels, quinoa and yucca - loved everything. Great value desert selections - you choose mini deserts from the menu...3 pieces at $11 was just perfect for 2. Very nice to be offered complimentary bubbles at the end of our meal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back. Thanks for a great night."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We've been going to Area 31 since it opened, through at least three incarnations. The food is very good. We mostly go for the great otudoor dining and the amazing view of Miami. Can't really see Biscayne Bay from the dining area, but the view of Brickell Ave. is truly world-class. Could be NYC, could be Hong Kong. Really nice. The new bar scene is very energetic, to say the least. Sadly on this latest occasion (July 24) the service was very slow. I am not sure if the waiter was overly challenged (he had tables both inside and out) or the kitchen was slow. Many of the bar patrons, seeking perhaps a respite from the heavy bass music or the crowd at the bar, kept coming over to sit down in the dining area of the terrace. Distracting."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Lived in Miami my whole life and never enjoyed a view of the Brickell high-rises as much. Looked like Park Ave. in NYC. The food was delicious, the vibe was yooung and energetic and it is a great reminder of how Miami is becoming "THE" city to live, work and play in!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The appointment did not go as smooth as I thought. We did arrive late due to the bridge being opened and traffic in the area. After we arrived, we were sat down after 15 minutes in a nearly empty restaurant. We had an ocean and city view from the table which was amazing. Our appetizers were real small as was our entrees. The food was delicious and prepared with perfection. The service was not so perfect. Our waters and drinks were left empty several times and we had to reach out to our server for refills. Empty plates were on the table and we had to remind waiters to please clear our table. I did appreciate the custom made menu for our birthday guest which had "Happy Birthday" written on. Valet service was a nightmare though."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went for the tasting menu and wine pairings as advertised. Only to be told, they no longer have a tasting menu. I could chose whatever I wanted. Hmm isn't that just the regular menu? Why yes it was-- It was very disappointing. But worse we sat near the patio and watched several shirtless flip-flop wearing overweight men drink too much."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "There were 3 of us for a birthday for Mariella. The menu was printed with her name of it which was great. The waiter said she could have it as a keepsake and to pick it up at the front desk when we left. On the way out the hostess said the menu had gotten wet and they threw it away. Our meal cost $400.00 and this little error in goodwill left a sour note as we walked out."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was a little underwhelming and salty. Very salty. Small portions. Decent service and a great view.. This place is not food the FOODIE!! Nope!!! you pay for a view!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "It was our 13 year anniversary and I made our reservations thru open table and the service from Area 31 could not have been more perfect! We were give a phenomenal table by on the balcony over looking the Brickel area of Miami on the Fourth of July. What an incredible way to celebrate ours and our Country's anniversary! We were greeted very warmly by the front desk and when we were sat, Area 31 served us 2 glasses of champagne and wished us a Happy Anniversary! Absolutely phenomenal. Did I mention that we are a gay male couple? How accepted they made us feel!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was supposed to be a 1000 point restaurant. I have only been credited with 100 points and would like to have this corrected ASAP. It is clear from the OpenTable website that this is a 1000 point venue on the date and at the time for the reservation. There seems to be a serious glitch in the system so be sure to watch your confirmations to make sure you are receiving the correct point credits."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Perhaps it was the "happy hour" thing going on at the bar, but without a doubt this was way too noisy for a nice dining experience. If I am going to a place to pay $20-65 for dinner, I would think one would actually be able to enjoy dinner and not have to shout across the table to have a conversation. Happy hour usually ends a bit earlier everywhere else I have been - we sat for dinner at 9pm and it was obnoxiously loud. On the plus side, the service was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "One of the best outdoor dining spots in Miami. The night views of Brickell and the Miami River are spectacular. The food is delicious. The waiters do not rush you. An incredible evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "One of our favorite places to bring people visiting from out of town or for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great waterfront location in downtown Miami with spectacular view on the 16th floor. Open air dining option is well worth the heat on a summer night. Safe recommendation..."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It was our first time coming to the restaurant. Everything was great until it came to the people at the bar. I understand the world cup is going on right now however it became somewhat of a mood killer especially for someone experiencing the restaurant for the first time."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was good, one seafood dish and one steak. The seafood was fresh and the steak was perfectly medium-rare and tender. The service was spectacular. David was well versed on the dishes, the preparation, and was very knowledgeable about the local area. He was very personable and made us feel like special guests. The views were amazing and got to watch the skies behind the buildings turn orange as it transitioned to night. The night view was wonderful. It was my wife's birthday and once seated, we were warmly met with two glasses of champagne. We were then presented with the drink menu, as well as a menu with a personalized birthday greeting for my wife. The trio of desserts was fantastic. Highly recommended overall."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "this restaurant was amazing great atmosphere and great food and the service was great aswell."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here to celebrate the first night of our honeymoon. The staff went out of their way to make us feel special. We were giving a great table with an amazing city view and they had glasses of champagne prepared for our arrival. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and made great recommendations. The drinks are creative and fantastic. We enjoyed oysters and the swordfish was amazing. We've returned several times since dinner just to enjoy the cocktails and the view and have gotten great service every time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was okay. I would definitely get the risotto and dessert. The crunch for dessert is the best! The dessert portions are actually pretty generous so two pieces would probably be enough. The appetizers were nothing special."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent service. Get detailed information about coffee and juices, which I also found them excellent. The poached eggs were cooked to the right point and very well presented. I loved the bread."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I can't believe I've passed this restaurant up so many times. Curiosity finally go the best of me...and to me surprise, it was INCREDUBLE! The view is, bar none, the Best in all of Miami. The food was sooo yummy. Our server was so professional. I will definitely be back. This is my new favorite restaurant in all of Miami!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "i loved it! scallops are great and so is the jumbo crab cake! the menu and staff is wonderful. Must go"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Second visit - two years apart - consistent on all counts. Particularly calm and gracious atmosphere. Range of very tasty menu options particularly strong on fresh fish. Service very attentive but unobtrusive. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A group of us went to Miami for a bachelor party. This was our last night out before we had to fly home. The food was amazing, the views were awesome and the service was top notch. I have been raving about Area 31 since I got back home."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Area 31 was happening on friday night. The outside bar was packed, so we decided to have drinks inside even though they had 6 dollar drinks and apps outside. Our server was Mauricio, He did an excellent serving us and was entertaining while he gave his theatrical take on the menu. The food was excellent everything we ordered was gone!. After we ate we got to enjoy the outside balcony area and chilled by the pool. Great night!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Happy hour on Fridays on the outdoor patio a bit loud but did not diminish the dining experience. Great for people watching."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great views! Nice place to go out with friends or for a romantic dinner. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014