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About Area 31 - Epic Hotel

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 or on the expansive outdoor terrace overlooking the Miami skyline. The restaurant features an extensive list of high-end and unique wines, as well as an an innovative cocktail list.

270 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Brickell Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 424-5234

Website:
http://www.area31restaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy live DJ on our terrace during our Thursday & Friday night happy hours from 6pm-10pm.

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Miami Metro Mover drop off two blocks from restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Alex Olivier

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

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 lounge.

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.

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Details
Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 7:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM

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.

Area 31 - Epic Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (28)
Romantic (23)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for a Date (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fun (10)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Waterfront (7)
Authentic (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 3 days ago

tourists might like ok -- especially being high up

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Platos chicos y caros, atención mala.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

We got the perfect outdoor seat. Couldn’t have asked for a better romantic evening with my girlfriend! We enjoyed our experience.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Excelente lugar, con una vista increíble.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Stunning views from the patio. Food was delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Since Sunday brunch here started at noon, the restaurant was quite empty. Nonetheless, service was very slow. Juices and coffee were fresh and tasty, but it took a long time for each to come. Brunch was ok, but not special.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Beautiful view of downtown Miami! Great service and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome food great location!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Unfortunately for my first time, it was not that great. To start off the review I checked in at 7:15 and we didn’t leave the restaurant until 10pm. It was only myself and my girlfriend. I wanted to surprise her for her birthday. The view at this location is great, although we sat near the door where multiple people were coming in and out and even people who were staying at the hotel were just dropping in just to see the scene which was disruptive. Our waitress was nice, however super inattentive. She recommended a non-alcoholic beverage to me and I confirmed but she never brought me the drink. We wanted an appetizer and ordered the shrimp and then 20 minutes later she came and same they were 86? Not having a popular app on a Saturday night early in the evening was shocking. We waited long periods of time for her to come and even give us the status on our food. We did not order that much, I had a salad. All in all the end of the night ended by a waiter pouring the wrong drink into my cup and is waiting forever for the check. Not sure where the disconnect was on this night but I was super disappointed. Not sure I would give it another go. Just for the record this was a birthday occasion. Nothing special was done, given or compt which was really upsetting. I’d like to recommend this restaurant for many reasons but unfortunately the view is all it has to offer.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Restaurant is expensive but this is not a problem because the area (Brickell) is high top in Miami, but in my opinion I think the overall is not good I fell like I’m in a regular restaurant the food is good but nothing extraordinary plates are not well designed and the taste is about average.
There are good restaurants in this area, I not recommend this.
Service was excellent, but they charged 20% of tip mandatory, this is in my opinion disrespectful for customers, because tips are a premium for service .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First. Do not go for dinner during happy hour. Whether you choose to eat outside, 16 floors up, or you dine inside, you will not be able to have a conversation with
Your companions. And you won’t hear tour server unless he/she shouts. The loud, pulsing, mind-shaking sounds emanating from happy hour prevents all conversation.

While ridiculously over prices (grilled salmon for $26.00 with nothing else of the plate) the food was good. We were surprised that we got no bread and that the server tried really hard to up-sell on on wine specials for the day.

Dinner cost over $80.00 per person with
One glass of wine each. Had we been able to hear anything, we might have complained

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Canadian oysters were fresh and tasty. The grilled octopus is one for the record books ! I’ll definitely return to explore more. Our server Yekaterina was knowledgeable and all recommendations were spot on.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Would have loved to be outside! Went out to take a picture of your fabulous view ! Was stopped by a short lady in black with an attitude !
Would definitely come back !

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great place for lunch, food was omg so good. The service was a little slow but the server Maria was very nice.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our first impression was a bit bumpy - the hostess was pretty aloof and sat us right outside the kitchen and made it clear that she wasn't going to move us. It was early and there were empty tables all around us for the duration of our dinner. However, our waitress was amazing. My husband really hates kale and beets -- both of which are included on the two salad options. He teased her about it, but she actually returned with a salad made just for him. Most of the menu was creative and good, if a bit overpriced. Dinner for four was over $500 for 4 people. I'll pay that for a rare experience, but the boys ordered steak...not too much creativity required there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great service! Warm place and amazing view. I was there for dinner with my girlfriend and the place has maybe the best view in town about the skyline. Sea food horrible for the price i paied, with no taste at all, served with ketchup, clear butter and italian sauce.. how can you serve oyster like that i don’t know! I will be back for thé service and view.. not at all for food!

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Mediocre food. Very expensive. Who cares about a good view when the below average food is wayyy too expensive

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Was really good
The waitress was awesome
Food was good and the wine list really good
I tried to comunicate via email for a request one day after and there is not any available.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I went for lunch with a business client, food was not worth the money being charged.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Server Zack was very good. The team very attentive. The view is amazing and romantic. I had one issue, but I tried to look past it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The bar area was great, especially the view of brickell. We were under the impression that the restaurant closed at 11 since that’s what google says. They closed at 10 and we arrived at 9:30 and our waiter tried to convince us to go downstairs to eat instead. I was apologetic for us showing up at 9:30 but the hours online were wrong. I understand they wanted to go home but it seemed unprofessional he tried to convince us to leave.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Awesome restaurant with dockage for boats..food and selection was awesome, a little bit pricey but it was well worthy.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The hostess would not seat us until all were there even though we had a reservation we had confirmed twice. Long wait for server to take order. Another long wait for the food. So noisy was hard to hear each other. But the food was very good. Wine prices are quite inflated. Server was helpful but seemed quite taxed. The phone line is difficult as it is necessary to go through hotel switchboard.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Our group enjoyed a great night out and beautiful food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food, great ambiance. Parts of the building under construction so it takes away a bit from the experience.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have many food allergies and the wait staff and chef did excellent job making sure I stayed safe. Great wait staff both nights I dined there

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was my husband birthday and i want to surprise him with something romantic and nice..! I googled and area 31 showed up at the first in the list..
Even if we live here in miami, the view was amazing..! Probably the only thing good after the drinks.. the food is nothing out of this world.. but before going there, i was reading the reviews about this place and i was kind of prepared for it.. so.., i didnt get surprised about the size of the meals.. the taste of the food was ok but the portions were really small..also they don't sing the happy birthday song but if you ask for a dessert, they put a sparking candle in the middle .. cocktails were really good.. SUNSET is the best in handcrafted cocktails menu.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Overpriced food you can make at home. You’re just paying for the view out of the 16th floor.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Place was great. Took a date, she said "I appreciate." She became boisterous after the oysters.
The waiter looked like a skater, but his commentary was greater
Than what you'd expect.
He got the check, hundred on deck. My wallet is wrecked.
Parking sucked and it was 27 bucks.
Overall good in the hood.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Healthy, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is average and overpriced - But the reason to dine there is the view of Brickell Avenue and the Miami River - Great location for a date and take photos -

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great overall experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went for happy hour first - deceptive- only straight or single mix drinks are included - anything else was about $14+tax+20% tip added on. For bar bites, ceviche and croquetas were good. Very young crowd- early 20's. Then moved over to the restaurant which was empty at 8PM- almost no one inside and a handful of tables occupied outside. However, service was slow despite few patrons. Asked for bread which apparently is not usually provided- it wasn't brought to us until after we finished our entrees. Food was good but small portions with nothing else included. Didn't bother to stay for dessert. Valet parking $17 when validated (otherwise $22 so no bargain)- and the approach to the hotel/valet is a mob scene. Not worth it- won't go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I really enjoyed the enivorment; everything was fast pace. I chose this option for my pescatarian father and he said he enjoyed the meal. This is a great option for those who don’t eat but still enjoys seafood.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Vegan, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great view, regular service, extremely small portions for the price.
They asked us to choose a side dish with some meals and then charged $10 each (?)
A wasted $480.00 dinner. Never more

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 (Kiel & SH)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Dinner: Main meal and quality of side dishes had been really excellent!

Wine somewhat overpriced.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great view, but kitchen very mediocre. Party of 5, 1 starter forgotten. Ordered a second bottle of wine, not a cheap one and that was sold out. Took at least 45 minutes to get another one.
Waitress tried her best, but was stressed and/or overloaded.
Preprinted gratituide of 20% was a joke !

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Worst service imaginable. Food is mediocre and over priced. No one informed me of free valet. I made reservations for Christmas Day one week in advance, called the day prior to confirm operations and hours would be the same as usual (I’ve visited in the past) the hostess I spoke to stated operations would resume as usual. The day of at 1:18 pm I received a call confirming my 1:30 reservation while I was en route. The hostess over the phone told me the restaurant will close at 2 pm and that I must arrive prior. I was frustrated because the confirmation was minutes before the reservation and I had called the day prior to avoid having my Christmas lunch ruined. Very disappointed by the service I received once I arrived (on time) they ran out of the ceviche I ordered, I was told 20 min later and the complimentary lunch valet was not communicated by any of the staff I encountered. Service was a disgrace.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nice atmosphere and good service. View is awesome - specially if you don’t live in a big city - but the food is ok.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful service, custom cocktails, great seafood, the views are astounding. Would recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My husband and I attended this restaurant for his birthday. We really enjoyed the view, the food and music. The service start off bad then once they got it together was great. When I visit Miami again i will attend this restaurant again. Food was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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