Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Area 31 - Epic Hotel

Area 31 - Epic Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.area31restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3054245234x
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Area 31 - Epic Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (78)great for outdoor dining (69)romantic (48)special occasion (43)hot spot (29)fit for foodies (26)vibrant bar scene (24)good for groups (21)great for lunch (21)late-night find (19)great for brunch (14)notable wine list (8)neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Great Lunch
    sunshine
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    From the seafood appetizers to the steak, everything was delicious. The service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisit evening
    Yummytaco2VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    One of the best dinners of the year so far. The seafood apps and entrees were unbeliveable. The view is wow as well. Thank you mgmt for making the evening over the top with your interaction tabel side about wine, food, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kirk1
    Kirk1
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    View was absolutely amazing, right down town Miami. Great night view from the balcony. Food was great, nice portions as well. Service was A1.... he knew all the dishes and took the time to explain the food preparation to a tee. Great recommendations for our table, as well. David, job well done! Definitely will do a return visit on our next trip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Views of Miami
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Great views from the 16th floor with the Miami Downtown skyline all around plus great food and wine! A perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ultimatefoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great brunch! The quinoa fried rice was a big hit.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    RCal
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I've got a reservation for 9:30PM, but the hostess just gave me a table about 10:30. The service was terrible. They have no waiters to serve all the tabbles
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    Fashionfoodie44
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food is fresh and delicious, our waiter (Gus) was very friendly and polite. Unfortunately we chose a Friday night and it was packed because they had the Happy Hour together We waited 90 minutes for a table... otherwise delicious food, nice views.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD AND SERVICE
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    ALWAYS TREATED LIKE ROYALTY , FOOD AND SERVICE IS GREAT!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deli
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    good food with interesting dishes. great views above Miami. wine selections are weak though. very friendly staff and Manager. they try hard to make your dining experiance a pleasant one and succeeded. great people watching place.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Crab Salad and Fish Tacos
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The Crab Salad at $19 was insipid and tasteless. I had invited my mother for a birthday lunch and her crab salad was so bad, she only took three bites and left it. So I paid for the full bill and invited my mother to Cafe di Milano Restaurant three blocks away. I was angry that I had to take my 80-year old mother to an outside cafe for a late lunch at 3:30pm.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Great staff, great atmosphere and great food.. :) .. Whenever I'm in Miami this venue is a must..
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    SunsetorchidVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I went there to celebrate my birthday and I had a lovely dinner. The good reviews of this restaurant were accurate and I was impressed. The grilled octopus appetizer was out of this world and the service was five star - provided by Jose. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • even though it was a beautiful
    Kells
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    even though it was a beautiful view, HORRIBLE food and service. the food had no flavor. wouldn't recommend
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service very
    Hmngreat
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Excellent food, service very nice. And what about those views from the terrace? Wonderful I definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was lovely! weather
    Jeannette
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Dinner was lovely! weather cooperated so we sat outside overlooking the beautiful bay view! Service was terrific!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    i was really wannted to enjoy the food- app was to $$$$$ and the fish was over cooked had to send it back $420 later i will not go back,you can enjoy the happy hour not dinner
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gorgeous city views
    JoanK
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Outdoor dining, overlooking Brickell Ave, very nice views. We hosted out-of-state guests here, and they were surprised by the spectacular downtown skyline.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service; Waiter took
    SOPEVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Area 31
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Outstanding view good food and excellent service, cannot ask for more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC VIEW, FANTASTIC FOOD
    ShellyS38VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ambiance I've experienced
    Marlon
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    sandn
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful AND Delicious!
    lakesidesuzeeVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious brunch
    Diandra001
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT NIGHT - food, drinks, view!
    bekrierVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • miami
    alibaba
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My family and i enjoyed the entire Miami view, as we dined outdoor. We are looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here for dinner. The
    jsalVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful fresh fish and seafood
    bijoux
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Best octopus sushi I had ever eaten - so tender. Red snapper was excellent, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not meet my expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary Special
    Alwaysa2ndchance
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    LoisVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view & service, food just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trapped
    Guto
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Bill
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot for dinner. Views
    dsinger
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Epic by name, Epic by nature
    Buckee
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding view and delicious food
    OHKO
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The view at area 31 is really outstanding. And the food as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother with reservations
    LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best I setting in Miami
    Gringa
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place to share a
    CRubio
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Beautiful place to share a special or casual moment, nice service, view and food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.