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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.
Miami, FL 33131
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy live DJ on our terrace during our Thursday & Friday night happy hours from 6pm-10pm.
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.
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.
Miami Metro Mover drop off two blocks from restaurant.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
I took my wife to Area 31 for her birthday and it was a very good time. We were seated in the outside area and the view and ambiance was great. The food was pricey but very much worth it. They also have a happy hour with an outdoor bar that is separated from the outdoor dining area. So you can hear music playing while sitting outside without have to stand at the bar. Overall this place was very nice. I guess my only issue would be the waiter placing a 20% gratuity on the check which is usually reserved for a party of 6 or more. Not a big issue as I customarily tip 20% or more anyways, but the assumption was a little annoying. I'm not sure if they usually add 20% gratuity's for parties of 2 or if he thought he wasn't gonna get a tip so he went ahead and placed it on the check. Make sure you leave early for your reservation as there is a bridge right by the location that always seems to be up. This backs traffic up and probably adds 5 to 10 minutes to your travel time.
Our group of six friends had an outdoor table and thought the nighttime urban setting was impressive. My tuna ceviche followed by swordfish both were excellent, and everyone else in my party seemed very pleased with their respective choices. Great wine selection, too. After a somewhat slow start to service, the pace and attention picked up for the rest of the evening. I had opted for Area 31 for dinner on a one-night stay in Miami, and received lots of praise for my choice.
The food was just ok . I would not recommend this place . I had the fried fish, which was bland tasting . I also had the scallops and prawns with the black rice and that was just ok . The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would not return here for dinner again .
This restaurant has beautiful views of downtown Miami besides the food is fantastic. I took my wife there for her birthday and she loved it. We had a good time at the pool after dinner, the hotel throws a happy hour there for free with music very nice. The only thing I didn't like was the valet parking I found it over price for 29dllrs was expecting 20 so if you don't want to pay 29 go with a small car or park some place else because mid size cars go for 29 charge
The service was way below what we expected. The server was short worded, and not at all helpful when ordering from the menu. The food was not out of the ordinary, ambiance and location was good. The experience with customer service was just horrible. Would much rather expend the money somewhere else.
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