Had a great time with my wife. Food, service and ambiance were really good. Would definitely go again.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. FOOD
SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. FOOD VERY GOOD. DIVER SCALLOPS A BIT SALTY. ATMOSPHERE VERY GOOD. NEEDS MUSIC.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience. The food
Great experience. The food was just amazing. the view is unbelievable. Really a place to visit while in Miami. Thanks to Chef Bloise for a great experience.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The view was amazing!!! The
The view was amazing!!! The service was great and the waiter was very helpful. Also the food was delicious I recommend the Tartar
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining Friday Night
Great ambiance, however a bit loud music in the end. May come on a calmer evening but we did enjoy the scene. Swordfish entree was excellent!.
Thanks for an enjoyable evening.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed birthday celebration
Really enjoyed birthday celebration and the service was wonderful!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Decent Food, Better Ambience
I had the Ribeye and my wife had the Lamb. Both of us thought the food was decent. The view and ambience at this restaraunt is what makes this place. It's on the 16th floor of the Kimpton in the heart of downtown Miami and overlooks the river. There is an indoor and outdoor area. We chose outdoor and sat right next to the rail so had a great view. The service was super great.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a quiet Sunday night before high season kicked in. The restaurant was very quiet which is not always the best for the kitchen. I think you get better food on busy nights. Service was outstanding but the food nobly average, and not inexpensive. We'll give it another shot on a busy Saturday night in January and see what happens.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great last minute birthday weekend celebration, views are what makes this place unique are the views!! Great food, great music. Just wished the main pool was open to lounge in the area. BEST WEeKEnD EVER!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Area 31 isn't just another hotel restaurant. It is a destination spot that serves magnificant food. Lobster bisque, a specialty of the night, scallops and beet and goat salad a wonderful way to start. Swordfish, lobster raviolli, roast lamb and Papparadelle, which was braised lamb shoulder, artichoke, meyer lemon, manchego, were each wonderful. Desserts are small so a tasting of 3 is just enought ($11). Service was terrific-- they should give lessons on service because our waiter team (female lead, male assistant) were flawless. Be sure to get valet ticket validated; with validation it is $13; without more than $20. Restaurant is on the 16th floor so you have a great view of Miami and you can sit outside on the 16th floor if you prefer.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent All the Way Around
There was nothing wrong with this restaurant at all. Everything was perfect. Food, service, atmosphere were all PERFECT. I would definitely eat at this establishment again.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner Under the Miami Stars
The outdoor setting on the 16th floor overlooking the Miami Skyline is unbeatable. If the weather doesn't permit outdoor seating, the dining room still gives you a beautiful view with floor to ceiling windows. Every restaurant should have their dining room staff as well trained as Area 31. Such hospitality!! We LOVED the Roast Lamb served with a kale-quinoa side. OUTSTANDING. Chef got the temp exactly right. We would definitely come back just for THAT. We also enjoyed the melon/cucumber soup. Very unique. For a fruit soup, it had a lot of flavor and spice. Usually these types of soups are too bland. Other winners were the Lobster Ravioli and the crab cake special. Desserts would need a page of their own.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Epic Dinner at Area 31!
Great ambiance, awesome cocktails, wonderful food, outstanding service.
It was an eclectic crowd it seemed like everybody was very happy. My date was a success!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine Dinning at its Best
It was our anniversay.
Special menu. Special romantic table.
Great food. Great service.
A wonderful experience.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family and I celebrated a birthday at Area 31 recently and we were extremely pleased. The service was unmatched, the food was fresh, and very well prepared, the presentation was impeccable. Our server went out of his way to makes us feel at home. He was extremely professional and demonstrated a firm understanding of the restaurants philosophy.
I look forward to dinning with them again in the future.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving in Miami
Very different than my typical Thanksgiving. But this year was spent in Miami with just my sister. Both of us are not to familiar with the city and had to do some research to find a place which was open. They offered a Thanksgiving prefix so this review is based on that. Everything was great! There was some timing issues with service at first but the manager immediately apologized and sent over some champagne. It's Thanksgiving, I could imagine they were under staffed. Turkey was surprisingly tastey and juicy, apps were great and the outdoor view was amazing, siting on the 16th floor outside was a very different experience for us but we enjoyed it thoroughly!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Area 31 offered a Thanksgiving dinner, so we enjoyed a romantic dinner on the balcony. The view is spectacular. The food was quite good but a little uneven. Butternut squash bisque was room temperature, pork belly appetizer delicious. Turkey dinner was served home style, and it was quite good. Turkey itself was delicious, and best gravy I've ever tasted. Somehow the fois gras stuffing didn't work for me. For dessert, the chocolate mousse was dense and too much chocolate, and I never say that. Cheesecake seemed prefabricated. Otherwise, lovely.
Area 31 is a seafood restaurant, and I can't wait to go back to try their regular menu. Service was excellent.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
• Amazing food - tried the
• Amazing food - tried the 5 coarse dinner , and it was unbelievable! I would have never thought to put foods the way the chef did together. • our waiter rob was just fantastic. Very perfessional, very attentive , extremely knowledgeable about all the different foods & the wine pairings to go along. He was a big part of our experience being so great.• The restaurant inside is beautiful.•Great View, beautiful patio. •Also, we find out that the menu changes often - LOVE that, I know that when we come again we are going to have the se experience and the same quality but with a different foods & tastes!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome anniversary dinner!
We celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Area 31 and the experience could not have been better! The view was amazing, the food delicious, and the service was the best of all. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and really made our anniversary fantastic.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second time here, and it was better than the first. Went on a Monday night so we had the place to ourselves. Great date spot.
The food was really tasty but the service was the shinning star. I am in hospitality and was blown away.
Sadly the terrace was closed due to weather, but usually it makes it one of the best views in the city, Highly recommended
(try the lamb parpardelle!)
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM