Area 31 - Epic Hotel

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1728 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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 may dine indoors where the atmosphere is upscale and the staff is knowledgeable of the menu. The restaurant features an extensive list of high-end and unique wines, as well as an an innovative cocktail list. An outdoor bar is located at THE POOL- Epic, featuring outdoor seating and Cabanas!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:30am - 10:30am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Everyday 6:00pm - 10pm
Outdoor Cabana Bar: Sunday - Wednesday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 424-5234
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alex Olivier
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brickell Ave
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Parking details
Area 31 offers 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.
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Public transit
Miami Metro Mover drop off two blocks from restaurant.
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Entertainment
Enjoy our live DJ on our pool deck during our happy hours! See hours for details.
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Special events & promotions
Don't forget to visit us for Happy Hour with drink specials and DJ spinning the best beats every Thursday and Friday in our outdoor pool and cabanas.

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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Considered to be the best view for dining in downtown Miami, Area 31's large private dining room allows for an ambiance that remains unparalleled. Perfect for intimate gatherings of friends, social functions, or private business meetings, this space allows for nothing more to be desired.

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Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 7:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM

What 1728 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Wasn’t able to sit outside due to their renovations. The poolside and views were beautiful, however the portions of the food were incredibly small. Was not impressed with the overall dining experience. Not worth the money.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

The rooftop was closed and anybody told us Before. The food is expensive and not at the nivel

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

awfull ...
food is terribly bad and it s a lot expensive ...
run away

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Order mahi mahi fish, lacked basic things like salt. . . Pretty much sums it up, all hype little substance.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Had reservations for outside patio seating. Did not know that it was closed completely. We were placed in the middle of the restaurant. They also frosted all the windows in the restaurant (super smart). Food and service was good but I couldn't enjoy the view. Would not recommend

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Came here for - as we had read in other reviews - very good food along with a spectacular view. When we arrived we learnt that the Terrasse where we made a table reservation for - was closed. Then waited 40 minutes for a window table to at least get some city views. Unfortunately the light in that area was brighter than in an ER so you could not see anything outside at all. Also, it was so called in there that my wife put on her jacket - other ladies in that area were also creating but no one from the service realized. Food was ok but over-prized for that quality of products and cooking.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

A little expensive because it is in Brickell ($15 a pudding 🙄), make sure you are drinking what you ask for, instead of that was good.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

This place is phenomenal!!!! I’m not someone who leaves reviews for restaurant but this place deserves it. Excellent service, excellent food, incredible view, Great Staff. The staff accomedated me and my fiancé so well. They helped me make my proposal very special. Didn’t charge me extra!! Any time I’m in Miami I will be dining at Area 31.

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2018

We picked Area 31 because they raved about their views and rooftop dining. When we got there the terrace was closed and the windows when sitting inside were frosted so there was absolutely zero view of anything. That part was a complete letdown since we were excited to be going out for our anniversary. When making reservations, the Open Table app asked if it was a special occasion, so I added that it our Anniversary expecting something special when we arrived at the restaurant, but there was no mention of it the whole time we were there. The food was great which helped the night not be a complete bust! It would have been nice if there was a heads up about the closed terrace on their website. Also, overpriced in my opinion.

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Disappointed.
Date night with my husband. We waited nearly an hour at the table before we received our appetizers. Once recieced it our server M just placed it on our table and left. She never told us what kind of oysters th-at we were eating, what were the different sauces, and when asked for lemons for the oysters she brought them in a napkin. Also for approx. 100$ Appetizer you would think they could give a whole lobster 1 lb lobster, instead it was half a lobster likely 6-8 oz. There was no view at all from the restaurant, we ate in an enclosed dim room. We were truly disappointed I had high expectations, it has been highly rated in the past. It wasn’t just the view area 31 missed.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Had a relatively early reservation and was seated right away in the lovely back room facing the Brickell area and waterway. Service was excellent and the food was as well. I had the mahi special with a side of wilted greens (recommended by my server)-she did not steer me wrong! Definitely would go back...maybe next time I'm in Miami.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Very warm welcomed Resturant, feel friendly environment while I’m walking to the lobby, the talented waitress Ms Maria is unforgettable, because her art works & paintings are hang on the wall in the Resturant. All table wears & decors are extremely artistic !

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2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

This establishment initially looked amazing and we were excited about our visit. We arrived and in the entire restaurant there were about 4 other tables being waited. Not a lot based on the amount of tables they have, it was the slowest service ever on earth. To even get a drink it took over 20mins. We were never checked on we had to continually wave down our waiter Marquise. Nice gentleman but his wait skills are horrible, he was never busy and could have been doing a better job. My fiancé had to get the attention of another higher up to being to their attention the ridiculous waiting times. Once we got the food it was ok. The lamb was super fatty (I’ve never had my lamb with so much fat it was barely edible. My fiancé had the snapper which was ok but was such a small portion that he was still hungry after this meal.
To finish off, we left our service charge in cash and we’re charged the higher service charge instead, so for a $131 bill we basically paid a $50 tip for a poor dinner experience, Ridiculous,. I will never go to this restaurant again. Wish it could have been a better experience. I have called and sent an email about the unauthorized service charge but have not heard back at all from anyone.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

This was my second time at Area 31 and I really love the view. Unfortunately the terrace is closed because the building is under construction. The view is not the same, not at all! The indoor local was extremely noisy! I felt so uncomfortable with that. It was difficult sometimes lisyen to the waitress. The tiny space had an echo which make it worse. The food was good and the service very fast. We were able to enjoy the view after our dinner. We went next door, to the pool area. In my opinion this place is not a good idea till the remodelation is done.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great food with an incredibly tasty shrimp cocktail appetizer followed by amazing lamb!! The view was absolutely stunning from the 16th floor getting to look at downtown Miami!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Pedro my server was great! Service was amazing and very personal, and the food was amazing. I highly suggest the Chilaquiles. Sadly the outside patio was closed when I went, but still the interior of the restaurant was very classy and chic. I would highly recommend, and request Pedro!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

This was my 2nd time here and I had great time. I met up with some friends and we ordered tapas style and shared a bunch of appetizers and the entrees. The pork belly dish, steak and pork chop were excellent and worth coming back for. The drinks creative and the wine list was extensive.

The servers were very attentive and they had good recommendations, which is always appreciated. I would come back again.

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Terrace is under construction so it is CLOSE, you do not have any view at all...only a couple tables onside the restaurant...dont recommend it , until work is done

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Hermoso lugar!!! Platos exquisitos y una vista de Miami inolvidable!! Un lujo total!!!

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Got to the restaurant and they never mentioned the outside seating was closed or under construction even though I specified on reservation wanting to seat outside .. also took over one hour for food to be served ..overall not the best expirince would not recommend to anyone close or family

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

TGIF
Friday night dinner.
Missed the view.

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The restaurant is doing renovation outside, so if you come for a view - you are in for a surprise. Also, all of the food that we ordered had too much salt and has been over cooked. The service was great and the staff had been very helpful.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Took the love of my life to this restaurant for Fathers day specifically because I've heard how amazing the view and experience was. I personally did not get a chance to experience that atmosphere because it's just my luck a painting project is going on. Food was good but not getting a view like I requested but a damper on my entire experience.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I had a great evening with my wife celebrating her 40th birthday! Our waiter was great very informative about the menu and provided great service. I had a birthday cake delivered and they provided seamless execution all the way to our table.

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1.0Dined on June 11, 2018

It’s not possible to eat outside, there is no ambiance and no music.
The portion are very small
I don’t recommanded it..
I so disapointed

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Wonderful meal, I highly recommend the Frito Misto and Fisherman Stew with Coconut Broth. However I thought there would be views of the Biscayne Bay and Miami River from my table but it is very enclosed with no windows. Only the Private Dining area has this advantage. No outdoor seating for dinner is available from what I could see on a Friday, but the outdoor lounge was buzzing and it was a great place to chill after dinner, if you didn’t mind the music being loud.

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2.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Celebrating friends

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food was very salty. Risotto was inedible. Even on a slow night, noise level made conversation challenging.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Never fails. Been a couple times already. Food is great and the service as well.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We went for girl's weekend. The restaurant contacted me hours before the reservation to say that the outside area we requested was under construction... Was a little disappointed. Douglas our server very nice. The seafood chowder and octopus was amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The Blackened Mahi Burger maybe the best burger I’ve ever had. Seasoned Mahi, chipotle mayo, lettuce tomato layered between a soft brioche bun - YUM!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Definitely great food, excellent service and nice panoramic view. I will recommend It 😊

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

very nice, fancy place, food was great! outdoor dining was closed when we came because of the storm so that disappoints me a liitle, but overall, i had a very nice experience and would want to come here again

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It was great

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Erika was fabulous. She made our dinner a wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Beautiful view. Nice restaurant. Great staff. Enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

It was great even that it was raining and we couldn’t sit outside . Our waitress Erika was great and our host Paola too . Very nice evening in the place my couple and I enjoyed everything.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Came for Mother’s Day brunch. The food was great, and the service was outstanding. Everyone from the managers/maitre d’ to waiters to busboys were incredibly attentive and courteous. It was pricey, but it was worth it for the occasion. I would definitely recommend it for Mother’s Day, Easter, or a similar occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This year's Mother's day breakfast @Area 31. Great breakfast! Tasteful omelets and waffles. Awesome ambiance...We didn't stick around for the Mother's day brunch at noon, nonetheless, we enjoyed the EPIC Miami landscape views...

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was good. Service was great. Was seated inside even though during reservations we requested outside seating. It was empty outside so not sure why that request was not honored.

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