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Area 31 - Epic Hotel

4.2
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2086 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Area 31. Dany offered wine and food pairing recommendations that did not disappoint. Food was amazing and Dany provided outstanding service.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Excellent Goat cheese salad.

Service was so-so considering there were few diners in the restaurant. It was a birthday and they did not offer anything even though we let them know in the reservation. The waiter did not check in enough. We tipped 30% even though we did not get great service and no response from the waiter after viewing the bill.

The parking is crazy expensive at this hotel $44, luckily I asked about the validation which reduced it to $17 but still expensive. The part that was disappointing is that no one offered to validate my parking I had to hunt down someone to do it.

Noise from the street is very loud. We won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved it, will definitely be back! Chef Raul was amazing. Thank you to the kitchen and waitstaff 👍🏿

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The place has great potential to a great night out .
They should improve their customer service because the lady in the reception of Area 31 is pretty rude . Service in general was ok . The view is stunning and the food is really good .

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DaineG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for a anniversary or a birthday.
The only thing that I found bad was that they didn’t have the appetizer that I wanted which was “Spanish Croquetas” or the dessert that I wanted which was “ lava cake” . But other than that the food and the service was great.

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PedroP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor terrace with water views. One of the best risottos I've ever had. The steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly.

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vipDonnaI
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome views. Good drinks, service was nice. The Epic Burger of wagyu meat, this was one of the best burgers I've ever eaten. Very tasty. My husband had the morroccan chicken, he said it was okay. They were out of the Spanish croquettes. I would recommend this place. Got our valet receipt validated and received a discount. Took about 30 minutes to retrieve the car..very crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for dinner last night at Area 31 and this place definitely never ceases to amaze me. Our server Marcus was great, very attentive. This location has a great staff, specially Carolina the bartender, which by the way her mojitos are the bomb! Tried many dishes from the menu, everything was delicious but without a doubt my favorite will always be the salmon and the Korean steak tacos. I would like to thank Chef Carlos and Nicole for such an amazing work, I had a very pleasant experience in restaurant and will definitely come back.

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RocioA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danilo was really nice and he gave us the best experience. He explained all to us and was always asking if we needed something. Really good.

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PatriciaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

I was so excited to go there but was severely disappointed in the food. Beautiful view and ambiance, bad food.

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JayNorm
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The view was amazing, very disappointed in the service. Kinda ruined the whole experience on how poor the service was then to just require gratuity for only 2 people . Ended getting the Australian waygu ny strip and it was over cooked on top of everything. Didn’t have a chance to even tell the waiter because of how bad the service was. Unfortunately won’t be back again and won’t be recommending to any of my friends.

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JennOchoa
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and great food. The waiter was very attentive. The only downside was that it started pouring at the end of our meal. Didn’t ruin our perfect night though.

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GregS
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Danny provided superb service. The food was excellent as were the views of the Bay, downtown, and the Brickell area.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

View is great, service was subpar. Waiter took our order down incorrectly then blamed us that we didn’t tell it to him correctly. My salmon was over cooked, and the flat iron steak was burned and with no taste. Been here before and was disappointed this time around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The appetizers are better than the entres. The entrees are similar type of food that I would expect at an Outback or a Chili’s.

The drinks and ambiance were top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

This was a very bad experience very bad costumer service and the people where very loud inside the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance

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Rozay
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a beautiful place with breath taking views. Food was delicious very tasteful. Nice presentation. Server danilo was very quick even with a full house. I would recommend and will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The waiter, I think his name was David or Joseph or even Jorge. Not sure because his service was bad!!! All I remember is that he was wearing a shield. Anyway, almost the worst service ever. I had to ask for water, he brought my cocktail and it wasn’t made correctly. He didn’t come back for a good 15 minutes at least. The ice had melted and I had to ask for a drink replacement. He brought the replacement and it still wasn’t right. Meanwhile, I finished my dinner and kindly laid my fork and knife crossed on the plate. He came to the table and never took the plate!!!! I then put my napkin on top of the plate. He came back with the water after another 10 minutes and never took the plate!!! We waited another 8-10 min; I asked for the check, he took another 8-10 minutes to come back with the check. STILL DIDNT TAKE THE PLATE!!!! Came back and took the money for the check - still overlooking the plate. Finally, another waiter came back with my change and FINALLY TOOK THE PLATE!!! What a horrible experience!!! I will never return and needless to say, I didn’t leave a tip. The experience was so bad, I didn’t even order all the food that I intended to purchase for our celebratory event. Horrible experience!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing !!! Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view was fabulous and the food was very tasty. Service could have been better but we had a lovely evening overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The host sat us in the sun when there were numerous other tables available with shade.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food was absolutely horrible. Extremely overpriced for dismal low end hotel food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for the drinks and view & we were disappointed

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The worst service ever had any restaurant ever been to. The way it was upset that the reservation was late it’s not my fault that they booked us at 9:45 and didn’t sit us down till 1015. He wanted us to order all our food at once and not have a chance to look at the menu. Then when I told him about that situation he seemed upset and went to go ask the manager. After him speaking to his manager he stated that I can’t do nothing about it the manager is my manager so I have to stay. When I ordered wine he brought out the wrong wine which was more expensive than the one I chose, didn’t give me a chance to taste the wine. And slam the wine glasses on the table in front of my wife. The food came out cold overall horrible experience

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KatieN
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Service was great. The food was amazing. They were so sweet to even help us celebrate our anniversary.

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vipLily
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great view, waiter was very attentive. the food & drinks were yummy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I moved to downtown Miami 3 years ago and Area 31 has been near the top of my list of restaurants to check out. I don’t know what took me so long to try it but It was NOT worth the wait. Frankly the experience was disappointing on every level. People rave about the views but frankly the view from my own balcony is better. The service was *fine* meaning passable but certainly nothing special. The server was cordial but never asked if the food was ok despite us leaving more than half the 2 dishes we ordered and half a $17 glass of sangria. I am not joking when I say the food was positively insipid. We ordered the hummus of the day which had absolutely no flavor, no salt, and didn’t even taste like chick peas. It was blended until liquified and thus had no texture either. It was truly one of the most tasteless things I’ve ever experienced. We also ordered the tuna tacos (both dishes were recommended by the server). The tuna in the tacos had also been put through a blender and also had no seasoning whatsoever. It honestly felt like the meal had been prepared for geriatrics with severe heart conditions and no teeth. I will literally never, ever go back to this place. If I could give it zero stars I would. It was one of the worst meal experiences of my life. On the plus side they had a nice Cava brut which I enjoyed despite the exorbitant price.

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CharlesL
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went here as a night cap and couldn’t have made a better decision! beautiful hotel, restaurant, patio and views of the city.

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NeolaniR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. Easy to get to the place as well. Clean and people very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service with amazing view 👌

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Expensive for average food. They’re selling their view. It’s a great view. The waiter was very kind.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was breathtaking, but what we enjoyed the most was the experience our waiter Danny provided. Excellent wine selection and food choices. Great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Attentive staff (Marcus) and very well presented food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Prachtige locatie op de 16e verdieping. De bediening is correct. Eten uitstekend. Hadden een crablike en snapper. Prijs is wat hoger dan andere restaurants maar die hebben niet dit geweldige uitzicht over downtown Miami.
Heb je de tijd dan is dit restaurant zeker een aanrader!

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SabrinaS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the gentleman that greeted us and took us to the table to our server and bartender, service was excellent!!!!
Restaurant is nice and the terrace has amazing views.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Lexy2878
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Stopped in for a late dinner but made a reservation. We were seated right away but service throughout the entire night was extremely slow and disjointed. We had to ask for things multiple times and it took forever to get our check, and we had to ask another server to help us. Other than the service the food was excellent and the views of the city were lovely.

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vipMarcoEsquandolas
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fantastic view. Great vibe. Cool hotel.
The lounge outside is great too. Good DJ.

The food was just ok for me. It didn’t have that wow factor that the rest of the place has.

The chefs looked bored too. It showed in their food.

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 2086 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.