Area 31 - Epic Hotel

4.2
2138 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
With expansive views of the Miami River and Brickell, Area 31 is the ideal choice for a date night, special occasion or celebration with friends. Chef de Cuisine, Carlos Ferreira, has assembled a menu highlighting local flavors, as well as some favorite interpretations from his extensive travels. With a comprehensive wine list and cocktail list, we are bound to have the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Located on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel, our patio is unlike any other in Miami.

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  • Tapas Thursday

    Jan 7 - Mar 25, 2021

    Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Join us on the patio lounge every Thursday for Tapas. 6 - 10 PM Live Flamenco & Spanish music. Complimentary jamon with wine flight purchase.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2138 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.5
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3.8
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No one acknowledged us for 10 min at the door and it wasn’t busy. There was a worker “ that didn’t work there that was just helping out bc his hotel in nyc was closed” that knew we were waiting but didn’t say anything or atleast one moment someone will be with you. We were served water but the drinks took a while and there were only 4 tables inside w people including us( party of 3 ). They forgot about our 2nd appetizer. I had to send my steak back twice bc it was pink when I ordered well done. The jumbo shrimp weren’t good at all. It took 45 minutes to get the appetizer and we were finally prompted for our order bc the kitchen closed in 5 minutes. It also took 20 minutes to get the check bc of computer problems. Would not go back. It was my birthday also.

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JamieL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

View was good, better in pictures than real life. Food was just OK. Smaller portions. This place is somewhat overhyped.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience with Area 31

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Enkelejda
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner because of the view, which was amazing.
We also found an amazing service, delicious food.
Next vacation we'll come again definitely.

Thank you

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Adam
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited almost 10 minutes to even get seated when it wasn't busy at all. We went on Valentine's Day with a reservation and were essentially greeting with a "what do you want?" type of attitude from our server. No formalities, no suggestions, no knowledge of menu items or cocktails or even brands of alcohol that they carry. I've had better service at Denny's and dive bars than I received at this so-called "upscale" place. I ordered an espresso martini which took about 15 minutes to receive and when I got it, it was basically just espresso vodka water with stale coffee beans on top with an excuse from the waiter saying "there were so many tickets at the bar..." The second drink I ordered was a simple whiskey ginger ale which I surely thought you can't screw up, but they found a way to. We ordered the croquettes as an appetizer which says it should be ham, cod, and cheese- 3 different ones- but they were all exactly the same, tasteless and about the size of a thumbnail for $14... Ridiculous. My wife and I both ordered the lobster and crab Benedict which we were both excited for until we tried to cut into it. The English muffin was so hard, you damn near needed a saw to get through it and the eggs that were supposed to be poached were basically hard-boiled. The crab and lobster salad was good as well as the potatoes but the preparation of everything else kind of ruined it. After our entree came out we didn't see our server again until about 20 minutes after we were finished with EVERYTHING and ready to leave. I had to get up and get him in order to ask for our check and he gave another "I didn't want to bother you" kind of excuse which, as a server myself, is no excuse. It's your job to "bother us" if you want to give the kind of service expected for the prices that this place is charging. This place could be a gem of they had any kind of standards in place but like most places in South Florida, they just don't give a damn. Props to the supporting staff though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a great experience at the rooftop brunch. Beautiful views, great food, and really good live band. Really enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not the first time we’ve gone. Nice restaurant. Good service. Great view. Unfortunately our steaks were slightly over cooked but the waiter was very apologetic and tried to remedy the problem. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, besides we didn’t know there is a dress code must have to dine in ! It wasn’t mentioned anywhere.
But we helped ourselves at the bar area. We are very grateful for that. It will be very helpful for other customers to mention dress code as a first priority before making the reservation.

But the whole experience was spectacular ! Thanks for all Bar Staff ! It was super busy, but they all did amazing job!

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and for the 5 star review! We do note a "smart casual" dress code on our open table page, but will certainly make sure it's included in our confirmation emails moving forward. I'm glad you were still able to enjoy the bar area!

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OreN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent views!! Service was great!
We went for brunch, a little pricey but it was worth it.
The server Juan was awesome and all the staff was excellent.
Keep up the good work
Thank you again...

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and for he 5 star review. We are so happy Juan and the team were able to make your experience great! Hope to see you soon!

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carlom4rtin
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, nice food and good company.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on February 11, 2021

Hi carlom4rtin, Thank you for dining with us and for 5 star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great and the view was amazing. The service was a little slow but I think our waiter had an excess amount of tables he had to take care of. Overall a great experience.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on February 11, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to review your visit! I'm sorry service was a bit slower than usual, but appreciate your understanding. I'm glad, overall, you were still able to enjoy your dining experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The view is WoW, the food was really good and tasty but something was missing. In the beginning, I felt so uncomfortable but the manager and our server accommodate us! Probably, I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole fish was delicious and the Korean BBQ tacos with kimchi was surprisingly good as we never really before liked kimchi.

Service was excellent!

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on February 11, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for the 5 stars! Glad you enjoyed the food and hope to see you again soon!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

View is good, but it’s the same view from any tower around. We got the salmon and it was good, but the rest is hyped up. The ambiance was not the greatest. Server brought us empty plates for bread, but no bread. Chairs and tables look like lawn furniture. Restaurant needs major updating.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi Mike, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. Experiences such as yours are certainly not standard or acceptable for us. While we are limited with what we can do with our furniture, especially during the pandemic, we certainly strive to provide 5 star service and food to all our guests. I have taken your feedback and shared with my team and the kitchen to ensure all expectations are being met for you and all future guests.

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vipTatianaF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sister’s birthday

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi TatianaF, Thank you for dining with us and for the 5 star review! I'm glad you enjoyed your sister's birthday with us! Please come back and visit soon, hopefully for your birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was not good enough for the price you pay. Menu description is not totally accurate.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi There, Thank you for dining with us and for your feedback! We strive to provide 5 star service and food to all our guests. We are in the process of updating our menus to ensure proper descriptions and pricing. We hope you give us another chance and we can serve you again soon!

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EdSean
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Of all the rooftops I have been in my life this has been the worst (after 230 5th ave 1st place) the manager is the worst, he dosnt have the minimum notion of management, We went for a Thursday's tapas ads but they had NOTHING so we decided to only drink cocktail because they didn't have tapas or appetizers, Then the manager sent us to say that we couldn't be at the table if we didn't order dinner because the tapas are only in the bar area but they would make that day an EXCEPTION, I said Its not necesary because I rather the bar , but the answer was Its not possible because the bar is closed. I want to highlight that in the whole place there were only 3 occupied tables. the manager instead of being grateful, preferred to be useless and rude... only good thing was the view, the waiter was good ...the cocktails are regular. The situation was terrible!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our waiter was very eccentric and hyperactive. He was talking very fast as if he was on cocaine and we couldn’t really understand most of it. My date asked for a glass of wine, he didn’t ask what I wanted and walked away quickly, came back with a bottle of wine and was preparing to pour it for both of us. It was awkward because we had to stop him and tell him she only wanted a glass, and then reminded him to take my drink order (I wanted a mixed drink). It was a good thing I got along very well with my date because it could have been very awkward if it was someone else. It seemed he wanted to sell us the bottle possibly to increase his tip, but it was rude because he didn’t even ask if we wanted a bottle. This restaurant has the best view in Miami so I will definitely be back. The food was good too and the prices are reasonable.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi There, Thank you for dining with us and for the 5 stars! I'm sorry, though, that your server wasn't as attentive and they could have been. I have shared your review with the team to ensure proper service is given to all our guests, matching the view and the food. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When it comes to Valet parking & stamping your ticket the hostess & the server should be admit to let you kno because once you pay valet without the stamp you can’t get a refund once you pay then try to go back and get a valet stamp. It’s Impossible, the valet will make a big about it. It’s pure robbery!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bday!! Nice enviroment

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vipNasrinE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Salmon was raw and my stomach felt upset after.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on January 6, 2021

Hi Nasrin, Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to leave the review. I'm so sorry to hear the food wasn't up to par! I will certainly forward your comments over to the kitchen to ensure the food is cooked to proper temperature moving forward. Hope you can give us another chance soon!

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KianaT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was beautiful and delicious. Picked the perfect place.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi KianaT, Thank you for dining with us and for the 5 stars! I'm so happy you and your guests enjoyed your birthday dinner. Hope to see you again soon!

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Christiant
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I had the worst experience at this place. the service was terrible we saw our server once and then he disappear. we waited for the food for a long time. no one was able to help. food was ok.
I wouldn't go back to this place at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were waiting there for 40m and nobody took care of us. Had to leave to another place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Most disorganized dining experience.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on January 2, 2021

Hi There, Thank you for dining with us and for your feedback. We certainly realized and understood the challenges on NYE and making plans to change them for next year and any other service periods. We would love for you to come back and dine with us to have a truly EPIC experience at Area31.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year!!

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on January 2, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for the 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon!

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Layla
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Worst new year eve experience ever! We reserved the new year eve package that costs $250 per person. Our reservation was at 9pm, we arrived at 8:45 but we didn’t get seated until 10:30 even though the seats have been ready for quite a while. Other guests have also been waiting for at least 30min. The entrance was crowded with people waiting with no social distancing and many ppl have no mask which is proper considering the price we pay for this meal. Definitely will not come back and will not recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great location and food! Service sub optimal with poor service reactions and late wine pairings with courses.

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MrsRadtech
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Not sure if there was a perfect storm for them on New Years Eve. My husband and I was looking forward to the 5 course special for New Years Eve. It was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!!! The wait staff was unorganized. I had to request bread for the table. Food was delivered to the wrong table twice. Waiters did not refill drinks due to lack of attendance. The food runners would drop food off of plates as they were being delivered . The most downfall was that the food took forever to come out and when it did finally arrive it was lukewarm. Not to mention tasteless. The service received was not worth the $150 per person. If it wasn't for the city view we would of left. My waiter would not have received a tip but since it was already included on the tab he got lucky. A waste of time...... I do not recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The service was ATROCIOUS.

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LuisF
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was awful, we had a reservation for 5 and the got us in atable for four and add a chair, table was too small for the 5 of us. On top of that we wew waiting for about 1/2 before they even offer us something to drink, we had to wait over an hour for the food after ordering and when they finally serve it, it was cold and tasteless. Also it was espensive. Food and service definetily doesn’t worth what they charge. Never will go again

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on December 26, 2020

Dear Luis, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write a review. We are so sorry the experience did not match the expectations. This is certainly not standard for us and we truly appreciate your feedback. We would love for you to give us another try in the future. Please email us at info@area31restaurant and we will ensure your experience is truly EPIC next time.

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RobertoS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hermosa vista y excelente servicio. Lo recomiendo

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you for the 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Long wait for food, drinks were good.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on December 26, 2020

Hi There, Thank you dining with us and taking the time to provide your feedback. We are sorry to hear the experience didn't live up to our standards and expectation. We would love to hear more to help better the experience for you and other diners in the future. Please email us at info@area31restaurant if you would like to provide more feedback. Thank you!

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vipJoannaS
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Area 31 has a privileged location in downtown Miami. The views from here are second to none in Miami. Food and service could be improved so it can be a hit all the way around. I know with focus and taking pride in the details this restaurant could be the Best in Miami!

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vipNeda
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small menu , food was good , service was good. we love the outside view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. I cannot get over how absolutely WONDERFUL the service was!! The food was also amazing but W O W the staff made our night with how friendly they were!

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vipMike
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and view were amazing! The waiter made us feel a little uncomfortable as he wore his mask under his nose, when it wasn’t under his chin. Never did he wear it properly.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on December 20, 2020

Hi Mike, Thank you for dining with us and your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and the view. We will certainly address the mask issue with our team. The safety of our guests and fellow co-workers is top priority and will ensure this does not happen again. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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AndrewW
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and wonderful views!

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for the 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I literally had one of my best dinners! The services were great! The staff it’s awesome! Perfect view! And most important the food ! Was so great !!! I will definitely come with next occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great... amazing ambience... superb service... Thanks for an awesome Thanksgiving dinner with my spouse :)

Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for the 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

Area 31 - Epic Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 424-5234.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 2138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.