Area 31 - Epic Hotel

4.1
2155 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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience1

The atmosphere was a school lunch room

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Danny was such a great server and he took GREAT pictures of us! I will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food is not great. Food selection on menu is minimal. Save your money!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unfortunately due to the weather we couldn’t sit outside, the food was alright and we felt like we were being rush a bit.

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DavidS
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed our time. Service was great - host and waiter were the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was good. The outdoor scenery was beautiful. Took a lot of pictures. Food was a bit pricey. $100 for a whole snapper fish is expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They were sneaky about the price 1200$ for two people on New Year’s Eve night for buffet style eating complete rip off and did last call at 12:30am will not do this again

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Emha
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Area 31 was absolutely amazing, I had the best salmon I’ve ever had and the setting along with the server made for the perfect dinning experience! Drinks were hitting the spot, the only minor downside was semi-small portion sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Came for a birthday that wasn’t even acknowledged , mainly came for the view and ended up having to sit inside .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Cold food, only the server spoke English, they gave us butter knives to cut the steak, asked for salt 3 times and never got it, and the prices were pretty expensive. Great view though!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Beautiful outdoor space. The thumping music from the adjacent outdoor bar was a little annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Very poor service. The waiter barely checked in on us ever. We waited about 30-45 minutes after finishing dessert for him to bring us our check. Food was overpriced, two drinks each plus an entree each, a shared dessert & appetizer was $345. Very very disappointed.

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VincentO
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time at a fancy restaurant. The food was really delicious. The Waygnu NY strip was incredible. It had a few tough parts. Loved the little details on the plate. I didn't like paying $14 for 2 pieces of jumbo shrimp added to the steak. The waiter was friendly and distinguished. We came on a Thur night at 6pm, and there were only two other people there. We will be back. Loved being able to go outside at 5 for "social hour" and get discounted drinks, and was able to bring them into the restaurant. The view was gorgeous. It was an interesting place, informal and formal mixed into one.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The host was extremely rude when he was asked how long it would take to be seated. We had a 7:30 reservation and were seated after 8pm. Our waiter was great. The food was not worth the cost. The view was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

View is amazing, but food and service- horrible 😞

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente cena, lo repetiremos

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by our server Danilo ,one of the best server i have experienced and manager is very involved with the tebles ,great view and food
Thanks guys

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DanielaC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent view. Dany rodgers served us and recommned excellent options of the menú
I ll definetly recommmend this place yo my friends

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Pre-Birthday go my Wife, we run away after appetizer

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Docrick
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place is in need of a makeover. The chairs were worn, the floors were filthy, the service was moderate at best and the food overrated. There is no, I repeat no, view of the water unless you look over the railing. Eggs were sitting under a heat lamp, toast was cold and had to request hot sauce three times before it was brought. Definitely not a Sunday brunch restaurant. It was a typical hotel afterthought restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating My Aunt’s Epic 93rd Birthday 🥳

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RafiR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We visited recently to celebrate a special occasion. I’m a foodie and have eaten at great places across the world. The Area31 location is great but the food and service are nowhere near worth the prices.

The food was mediocre in flavor, texture and presentation. For example the pasta carbonara came out congealed into a solid half-sphere (the shape of the bowl). It wasn’t smoky at all and the pasta was over-cooked. The Caesar salad dressing just tasted bad and was presented like a McDonalds salad with the lettuce cut up very small, barely any croutons. The padrón peppers were drowned in an aioli - not a drizzle but drowned. The key lime pie is more like a citrus cheesecake - but was pretty tasty once you accept it’s not key lime pie.

The staff are mostly well intentioned but haven’t been trained nor directed well. We had two different waiters throughout the night but still had to wave people down to get things. Our first waiter was also the bartender - he wasn’t very knowledgeable about the menu. The second waiter always seemed to be in a rush when visiting our table. But neither visited often. One woman spent much of her free time between bussing tables hugging and kissing on the expediter right in the center of the restaurant.

They have an extensive and very pricey wine list but no one seemed to know much about the wines.

All of this may be due to the pandemic - but S Florida has been mostly back to normal for a while. Our meal for four was $600 including tip and excluding wine. I can assure you for that money there are many better places in Miami.

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Amber
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely setting, ambiance and view. The cocktails were quality but we were all left feeling quite disappointed with the food. It wasn’t bad, just nothing above average. Wonderful service and a very fun evening

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vipFood4life
Minneapolis
116 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing patio view, good food, and friendly service!

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Manny17
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Área 31 was a very pleasant location . I particularly enjoyed the risotto a light yet fulfilling savory dish. All of the servers were very attentive, receptive, and kind. Overall the location hold great value, spectacular service, a great view of Brickell, and alludes to the classic Miami feel.

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vipTorbenC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Overcooked pasta and sugary sauce and rubbery calamari. No price mentioned for specials and the appetizer special octopus was $48. Service non-attentive. Would go for a glass of water and the view in the future but not food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friend’s accomplishments!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing

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Angela2014
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service was fab, just quite cold as the air conditioning was very high.

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vipDave
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice outdoor dining experience, great view, good to very good food and service, prices reasonable for this caliber of place

JD
JoelD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Service was great, food could be better. Music outside would be nice as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just my friend came in town and I wanted to take him to a special place to eat

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service not what it should be

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ashl
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing affordable experience! Went here for my husband’s birthday, the rooftop views are breathtaking, the food was so good, we were shocked as most “upscale” restaurants don’t have great food lol. We are definitely going back here to experience it in the day time. On the house champagne was served for his birthday.

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vipMiguelC
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

food has to improve a lot , serve were like in a hurry

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner w/ Great Friends… Salmon 😀

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Baraberg
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The dining experience didn’t start off too great as our hostess was not friendly. We had 2 people from our party of 4 come in first, and she checked us in for only 2 at first. I told her the reservation is for 4 and we were waiting for 2 more people. She appeared very annoyed and went in to print a new ticket. She still only brought our 2 place settings and we had to ask 2 more people for the extra place settings.

Our server was amazing and enthusiastic the whole night which did make up for the other woman. Our drinks and appetizer came out in a timely manner.

The food took over an hour to come out - and my risotto and steak were almost cold when they came out. The food preparation could have been timed better.

We were celebrating an anniversary and our server was very excited to greet us with a surprise.

There was a private party going on which was noisy - but not particularly the restaurants fault.

Overall it was a subpar experience, the view was nice, but the food quality did not support the higher prices. Would probably not return

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vipMannyS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food but most of all was the incredible view of downtown Miami and Brickell. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view excellent service and the food was beyond delicious. Loved the specialty cocktails as well.

DC
DominiqueC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Ambiance and view was amazing. Food was truly terrible.

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 4.1 stars by 2155 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.