Area 31 - Epic Hotel

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Chef Alex Olivier delivers a menu of fresh, local seafood prepared with exotic flavors inspired by his travels. The name comes from the United Nations 'Fishing Area 31,' which encompasses the nearby waters surrounding Miami and the Florida coast, and is dedicated to supporting sustainable development. The menu combined with the chic ambiance welcomes locals and visitors to its stunning 16th floor location for business or pleasure. Guests are invited to dine where the atmosphere is upscale with knowledgeable staff, and if the terrace is what you desire, we will do our best to accommodate. The restaurant features an extensive list of high-end and unique wines, as well as an an innovative cocktail list.
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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Come celebrate Christmas at Area 31! We will offer breakfast easing into brunch. In the evening we will feature holiday night specials. Please call us for more information!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Take in the cityscape on our 16th Floor with Miami River views. Music & Entertainment by DJ KRISTIAN CARO with featured musicians on our lovely Pool Deck. High-end gilded food buffets inside a transformed Area 31 and terrace dining. Buy your tickets today! www.epicageofaquarius2020.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2000 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.4
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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P
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was OUTSTANDING!

SO
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Incredible rooftop views!

J
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food options were not enough, food was just ok, and parking at the hotel was headache. Valet was $17 with a voucher and I had to wait a long time just to reach valet.

RB
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We stayed at the hotel and received a 20% discount for dinner at Area 31. We sat outside with a great view of downtown. The drinks were very syrupy — something I would expect at a college bar ladies' night. Food was bland, with no real flavor. Everything was fresh but seemed to have no real culinary influence. Prices were on par with the most excellent Michelin rated restaurants. Curious, they don't offer 20% off Zuma... I think the hotel is aware of the sub-par product offered at Area 31 but bank on enough people falling for the offer based on the Zuma reputation. We would recommend a pass on this Tourist Trap.

M
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing Epic!!! Was in town and staying at the hotel, so decided to stay in the first night. We expected a whole lot more from a 5 star hotel, and especially the area. Would definitely not eat here again, especially with all of the other local options available. The cost/value equation just wasn't there, and nothing on the menu, nor what we had set off the sensometer. I would recommend the grilled octopus appetizer though, best part of the meal. Disappointing, as we were looking for a whole more, and Area 31 just didn't deliver.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu is limited. Speakers were super loud by our table and it was hard to hear.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving Day buffet.

f
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Server was outstanding and he is what made the day sincerely. He was attentive, fun, focused, really a pleasure dealing with him. His name is Dany. He is the reason we want to go back!

SP
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience4

The hotel was nice and the ambiance was very good. The person that was helping our table was very entertaining. However, we went for a thanksgiving brunch that was advertised on the webpage and they didn't have that brunch any longer. apparently they used to have it in past years. the food was good, not great but it took more than 45 minutes to get breakfast food. the location is amazing but the overall experience not great.

JY
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was very good, but a little expensive. We sat on the patio, which was nice, but the disco was loud. Service was good, but uneven. At times the waiter was very attentive, at others nowhere to be seen.

OT
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular views of the city and delicious food. The server was wonderful and made great food/drink recommendations. She also provided Prosecco on the house for my husband’s birthday. Highly recommend!

TD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful settings and view atop majestic Miami. We visited for my cousin’s birthday on a cousins day out. Really good food and service

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida muy buen servicio recomendadisimo

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was overpriced for what we received. Very disappointing. Valet is unorganized and we had to go up to restaurant 2x to get out validation for valet service when they could’ve just called them directly. It’s a shame the restaurant was disappointing because the view is amazing. Sorry but not worth the $$$.

JY
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great view, lively atmosphere, good food and drinks

J
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend that if you stay at the Kimpton Epic hotel that you go to Area 31. Great menu and amazing food. Atmosphere is spectacular

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very average and the guest were load and low class

r
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a double birthday... one 76 year old and his 13 year old grandson.

We loved it all and the staff went out of their way to make us feel special.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone very nice, our waitress very knowledgable on the different plates overall great experience

RB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. The views are incredible which create an unforgettable atmosphere. This is our second time dining here. We will definitely be returning

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend ordered the salmon along with some mashed potatoes and some friends. The service and the environment was great but I think that the food was a little bit overpriced.

BG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dinner was horrible! Do not go here...we ordered an appetizer that was delivered THIRTY minutes AFTER we were finished with our main course which was absolutely terrible. I ordered the snapper which was timed upside down on my plate with the skin left on it. Living on the coast I would have expected much better seafood. Don’t waste your money.

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vide! Great views. Excellent food and service. Thanks to the manager Diego.

SB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

This was the first experience here and given the high standards of Zuma, expectations were high. Cocktails took an unusually long time to arrive but were good. The smoked beef tartare was the best part of the meal. The yellow tail main course would have been acceptable had it arrived hot! The side of Robuchon Potatoes also arrived cold with virtually no taste. At $12 for 7 pieces of potatoe is just unreasonable. I cannot see a return visit on the cards. All things considered, this was very disappointing..

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great time with a spectacular view at Area 31. Warm welcome from the hostess and our waiter, Alejandro, was just perfect, he took really good care of us.

AI
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside is the best experience. Very romantic

AE
Las Vegas
58 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view. Simple but perfectly executed lunch menu. I'll be back soon. ♥️♥️♥️

M
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Dinner here was so fabulous that we were disappointed by the poor service and experience we had at brunch.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really bad the service the food the only good thing about this restaurant is the view nothing more

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outside dining a must. Spectacular city views

JF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Food was delicious, service ok but melodramatic. Noise level was intolerable, adding stress to the evening and detracting from the meal. Acoustic blocks could easily be installed to help.

PC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter went above and beyond to make my birthday so very special. He new the mere and explained everything to us. He needs a special honor His name was Danny Rodgers. Thanks so much for a great night

M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner experience! Excellent

J
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Disappointed. Exceptionally limit menu. Server went out of his way to improve selecting

YA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant is very beautiful, the views are stunning. Great service, drinks were good overall. My only complaint is that it is very expensive, but I guess you're paying for the views it offers.

OT
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service excellent (Alexandro is a great waiter)

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. A little pricey for the average person but we are here from Chicago so I believe that you get what you pay for. The staff was excellent and attentive. I’ll definitely be back.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We picked this restaurant only for the outdoor sitting terrace. We reserved a table outside but when we got there they said it was closed. Then we asked to have drinks after dinner and they said it was totally fine. We had dinner inside and afterwards before leaving we went to the terrace which was closed. Nice. Very disappointed especially because food and ambience weren’t that great for the value. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to go to be honest. We also asked why as we saw few people outside before and they didn’t give as an explanation. Very unpleasant experience

OT
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The food is incredible and the views are absolutely stunning of downtown Miami.

DT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente restaurante! Definitivamente volveré, y Dany,, excelente servicio!

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