Area 31 - Epic Hotel

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2022 Reviews
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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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We will be offering special Valentine's Day items added to our regular dinner menu. 2.5 hour limit per reservation. To reserve a Valentine's Day table, guaranteed on the terrace, for the entire evening, we will be requiring a $500 F&B minumum (this will include a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose)

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 2022 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.3
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3.8
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

It is a beautiful spot, Manuel our server was wonderful.! The hostesses were clueless. The menu is very limited, 1 steak only which had the texture of a towel. $60 NY strip. The scallop risotto was gritty. The drinks were weak.

JC
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to sit outside and fine dine, especially for sunset

MK
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good place but overpriced. Otherwise fine.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We popped in for a short visit and ordered a couple apps and they were just okay. We were surround by the beautiful tall building full or lights and the sunset peaking through. Our server that night was Chelsey who was new to Miami but made a great recommendation for us to visit Wynwood Walls. She was attentive and sweet.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy lindo lugar con una vista única! Cenamos afuera, todo excelente

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, kind Andrzej fruendly staff

JG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant was extremely backed up taking room service orders for the Hotel.
But overall the food was very good and the servers were apologetic.

F
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Offered only buffet and place was dirty and no dress code in place. The choice of food was better in my own kitchen. For a New Year’s Day brunch it was a disgrace

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on New Year’s Day for breakfast with my wife and parents, they had offer a breakfast buffet which was good but we went actually for the brunch menu, which they didn’t have it on New Year’s Day I guess (disappointed ☹️) however, the breakfast was delicious, the price was fair, and the views were amazing, I think I would be paying it a visit at night time to enjoy the view.

NB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked for NYE only to arrive to be told there was only a buffet at 150pp no drinks/alcohol inc.

The staff on the restaurant reception did not even know what was available on the buffet when I asked apart from it being 3 courses so we had NYE hotel room service. Not quite the NYE we had in mind.

The hotel needs to not advertise NYE menus online or availability on OpenTable if there is only a buffet available through Eventbrite.

Very disorganised- many left disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Had to ask for a drink 6 times because our server kept forgetting

OT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall absolutely excellent. Be ready for a large bill, but worth it.

OA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I recently dined at Area 31 to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday with her. The experience was absolutely incredible! René, the manager, seated us at a window-front table with a spectacular view of the city. René was hospitable and very gracious during our entire experience. Julio, our server, was speedy and attentive to our every need. The food was incredibly fresh and tasty. We especially enjoyed the Seafood Tower. Afterwards, my girlfriend and I went outside to enjoy a cocktail and cigar with a magnificent perspective of the entire city. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and I can’t wait to go back!

V
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Recommend for the view ! Otherwise, the food is good, a little bit too expansive for what it is in my opinion... Bad point for me is that we had a reservation at 8pm and immiediately when some of us arrived, they told us that we had to order because the kitchen was closing soon but not all of our friends were here yet. So we had to order for them and it wasn't so good to feel "rushed" like that, I mean if we knew we would have taken an earlier reservation !

SP
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The atmosphere was rather quiet and not very exciting. We preferred Zumba which was on the first floor. The atmosphere was lively, dark, and fun. The appetizers of salad with mozzarella and the pork belly were very good. The entrees were disappointing. My husband did not like his pork cheeks which is the most tender part of the pork. I had fish. It was OK.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Don’t get the seafood tower!!! Put in for birthday occasion seem no one got the memo. Reservation for 4 give us small. Didn’t offer to validate our parking had to went up to get parking validated

DM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

sticker shock is not what one should expect particuarly when you have a limited item menu. octopus was raw, chewey, expensive like the rest of the apps and main items.
house wine pour 4oz was $18...come on...?!

TW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

1) The service was slow and sparse.
2) The food was well presented (great presentation by the Chef) but cold (below room temperature).
3) Very chewy Octopus and luke warm

Not a great food experience but appears to be a great place and vibe.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a date or to be with friends.
Outstanding service and ambience. Will come back 😃

RH
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very convenient inside my hotel.

P
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was OUTSTANDING!

SO
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Incredible rooftop views!

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice!! Love the ambiance

J
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
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
Miami
2 reviews
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
17 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
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic! All around fabulous! And you sure can't beat that view! Thank you for a wonderful first anniversary dinner that we will never forget! The seafood pot was Amazing!

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.