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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
  • Email: geno.dew@area31restaurant.com
  • Phone: (305) 424-5234
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant: Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am; Lunch Daily: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; Dinner: Sunday - 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 WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food, service very nice. And what about those views from the terrace? Wonderful I definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Dinner was lovely! weather cooperated so we sat outside overlooking the beautiful bay view! Service was terrific!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Outdoor dining, overlooking Brickell Ave, very nice views. We hosted out-of-state guests here, and they were surprised by the spectacular downtown skyline."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Terrible service; Waiter took about 30+ minutes to bring us our cocktails. He also told us the portions were for personal orders, but they were easily large enough to share for 2 people. Food was VERY salty. The only plus side to this place is the view. Disappointed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Outstanding view good food and excellent service, cannot ask for more."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Wonderful bar specialities coupled with great bar snacks. Dinner menu was extraordinarily creative, with preparations exquisitely executed. Service was pleasant and attentive. Worth a trip during any special event downtown."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was my Wife's 28th Birthday and Wanted to really make a impression. This was by far the best choice. Outside table overlooking the city was breath taking"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The ambience, food, staff and cocktails makes Epic 31 a very special place! We enjoyed the cocktails our server Jason helped us select and went on to even greater pleasure with our food. Sit outside--the views are lovely. Our first night on this trip to Miami started our vacation in a delightful way..."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Service was terrible. Very nice waiter at first, but he pretty much disappeared, had no interest in taking care of us and we had to flag down someone else to pay the bill because he was completely gone. Food was mixed. My fish was the toughest fish I've ever eaten. My friend's steak was actually quite good. The outdoor patio/bar was nice but the overall experience was a bust."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My family and i enjoyed the entire Miami view, as we dined outdoor. We are looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Area 31 is one of my favorite places in Brickell/Miami. The ambience is great, in and outside. The price is acceptable, and in my opinion moderate, for Miami. We, 2 couples went for brunch on a Sunday. The staff was very pleasant from greeting upon entrance down to the waiting staff. I love that they serve small portions, as well as burgers, eggs benedict etc. Something for everyone's taste. We enjoyed a light brunch with Tuna tartar, Ceviche and eggs benedict. Everything was delicious. The view is absolutely heaven too… well on the 16th floor terrace you are almost there anyway."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Went here for dinner. The food is excellent. Service was friendly but spotty and inattentive, and the pace of the meal was off. There is a nice outdoor dining space, with nice views of downtown Miami."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We used Open Table to make reservations for Area 31 to celebrate my birthday, and it was a perfect night. The food and drinks were amazing and the outdoor dining and view were wonderful. I could not have asked for a better night."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Best octopus sushi I had ever eaten - so tender. Red snapper was excellent, too."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We went there for our anniversary. Had some wine at the bar while waiting for our table. Went early to catch the sunset and sat outside on the patio. The view is amazing! Service was great. We ordered a $60 bottle of wine, the seared scallops (3 small scallops for $18) and crab cake app (1 piece only for $22 I think), then rib eye steak ($48) & seared wahoo ($22), side dish $10, and for dessert 6 pieces of assorted tiny bite sized morsels for $22. The food did not wow us. If you're looking for great food, go somewhere else then go to Area 31 for drinks only. That's what we would do next time. We're used to spending $300+ on fine dining but the food wasn't worth it here. Just go for drinks and the view, not the food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Fantastic evening. From the moment Geno greeted us and had us seated at an outdoor table with a spectacular view this was a most memorable evening. Ryan provided impeccable, personal service throughout the night, and although he kept watch over many tables, it seemed as if he was our own personal server. He knew the menu well, and offered many great suggestions. Excellent variety on the menu and our selection of small plates and entrees exceeded our expectations on all counts. Make sure to save room and try the dessert assortment - a tasting of all. Specialty cocktails from the bar were unique and flavorful. Ready to go back!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I expected to experience the ambience of the restaurant, as well as the scenic view, but was seated in a secluded room that I did not ask for and the view was only seen by a few from our table. I also believe that for this reason the waiter forgot about us most of the time."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was the place of our first date 5 years ago. We went back to celebrate tonight. We sat at a romantic table outside that overlooked the river. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne. Our server Gus was outstanding. At the end of the meal we were also surprised with a complimentary array of delicious desserts. The manager Geno came over to our table and we chatted with him. We expressed how happy we were with the food, service and ambience. Everyone went out of their way to ensure that we had a wonderful experience. We will return to Area 31 in the near future and recommend the restaurant to all of our friends. An awesome five year anniversary celebration. Geno, thank you for extraordinary customer service!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Only these words: my reservation was set to 3 PM. At this time, the restaurant is closed! As a result, I lost my time, money and stilI hungry. It was not a good experience."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Service was polite but very, very slow -- only about 40 people in the restaurant (making it less than half full) and the meal still took almost 3 hours. Bar service was even slower and not as polite. Tast of food was just OK -- no standouts, except for the desserts, which were very good Best part was eating outdoors on the patio having an awesome view of downtown Miami and the river on a beautiful South Florida evening. Not sure what's going on at this restaurant in terms of kitchen organization and planning, but the overall experience was poor."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 9 in the outside dining area. I got there at 9 and there was no outside table available but there was a table inside. As I specifically went here to have dinner on the gorgeous rooftop, I was upset that we had to wait for 45 minutes for our table and at that we got seated in the bar/lounge area NOT the restaurant. Waitress was super nice but the hotness wasn't very friendly or accommodating."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Great spot for dinner. Views of the city were absolutely fantastic. Appetizers were delicious. Entrees were above average for the cost. My recommendation would be to order numerous appetizers for dinner and skip the entrees. You'll be very pleased."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "From the moment you are greeted on the 16th floor and you step out to soak in the amazing city vista of downtown, the meal has to compete hard to live to expectations....good news is it does, and some! The service was warm and helpful, the food selection was brilliant and it puts many to shame. I heartily recommend to all visitors and locals alike."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The view at area 31 is really outstanding. And the food as well."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Beautiful place to share a special or casual moment, nice service, view and food."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent, it arrived hot to the table, very important! The waiter was helpful and a very nice person. The setting is one of the best in Miami, seating on the terrace."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Miami's skyline was beautiful and the full moon completed the ambiance. Miami has truly come into its own and this restaurant was the perfect showcase for it. Although the restaurant and bar area were vibrant the noise level was moderate allowing us to converse without yelling at each other. The food was very good and our server was wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant when you want to show off our city to out of town guests, especially this time of year while the weather is cooler."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is the second time I eat at Area 31 and they always seize to amaze me. The waiter was very attentive, funny and overall nice to have. The food was cooked to perfection (as usual), and the ambiance is like no other. I totally reccommend this place to anyone looking for an intimate dinner for two, a good time with friends or even just a night out. It's worth it every time. Even the menu is very reasonably priced. And the wine, you can never go wrong. Need advice on what to pick? Just ask your waiter, they'll give you the best reccommendation that'll complement the food marvelously."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When our waiter said that while introducing the menu I thought is that code for tiny portions? Yep, that is just what it was. Ironically wour waiter also told us that sharing was encouraged. Not sure if sharing those portions is possible. Food was good. Waiter forgot part of our order although it was a busy evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The place, fantastic all around. Our waiter, Adrian, was energetic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the menu & offerings. We ate outdoors with a reserved table in an area with 3 tables. The crowd was energized, but not overbearing. The view, magnificent, a full moon visible through the palms. The food was exceptional from the starters to the main course and finished off with just right desert bites. The night could not have gotten any better, except that it did. It was Valentine's Day and the restaurant staff picked 2 tables at random to give away a spa package to the Epic's Exhale spa. Even without the spa package the experience is a must for anyone looking for a great place that is in between quiet seclusion and over done crowded."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was my first time here and I was absolutely amazed! It was a lovely evening and our waiter, Gus was very helpful, energetic, and friendly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good, the view is fabulous from the outside dining and lounge area. Very nice for a happy hour event and getting together with friends for a drink. Portions are a bit small for the prices."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I went to Area 31 for my 2 year anniversary and the experience was amazing! I loved it! Great environment, delicious food, great service and a spectacular view of the city ! I definitely recommend it to everyone, specially if its for a romantic/special occasion."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "good food but tooooooooooooooo noisy!!!!! and many people continuously walk through the restaurant from the bar to the terrace with their drinks - very enoying"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Loved the view. Like no other. You are surrounded by the beauty of downtown. Ours server was very nice and attentive. We went for after dinner drinks and dessert. They have dessert set up in small bite options. We had one of each thanks to the manager. We wanted the key lime pie but they were out. So the manager really took care of us and made up for it with a couple other sweet treats added to the chcolate crunch and rasberry tart we ordered. Everything tasted great. It was like a flavor party of sweetness. We will definitely come back next time we visit Miami."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Exceeded my expectation, I and now my fiancé had a great time. I will recommend this place to everyone."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "En AREA 31 puede uno disfrutar de un buen servicio, una buena comida y de una vista sobre Brickell realmente maravillosa, como pocas."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here on our recent trip to Miami. The food was great! Marcelle (marshmallow) our server was fantastic and created a wonderful and fun experience for us. The chef was so kind as to give me a little more pork belly with my dish. The pork belly was divine! We will definitely visit this restaurant again and would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "You gave us a reservation for lunch, but when we arrived they told us that they did not have lunch only a breakfast buffet. They should have notice us to avoid to lose our time."
    Dined on 1/1/2014