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All 95 Aventura Restaurants

Pilar Restaurant & Bar

20475 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180-1550
+1 305-937-2777
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Ranked #24 of 95 Restaurants in Aventura
Price range: $12 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ives Dairy Road
Description: Pilar is a gourmet American bistro in the heart of Aventura. We present a variety of dishes using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Pilar's menu offers a wide range of exciting choices delivered daily like Scottish Salmon and Yellowtail Snapper to succulent scallops, shrimp and Pilar's famous filet mignon, burgers, and brisket for the meat eaters all paired with unique, savory flavors. Pilar also features risottos, a variety of meats, pastas, vegetarian options and seasonal daily daily specials. The bar at Pilar is contemporary with a neighborhood vibe offering premium cocktails, craft beers, wines and a daily happy hour from 4-7pm and 9:30pm till close. Awarded "Best Value" in "Bon Appetite" magazine , Pilar remains a place where you can eat "great food at even greater prices". There is something for everyone to enjoy at Pilar!
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English first
St. Catharines, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

After visiting Pilar's a few times, I was very disappointed after my recent visit. While looking at the menu outside of the restaurant, we were greeted by a friendly hostess (potentially the owner - she's from Siberia). While discussing the brisket and if it is like the original one - from last year - we decided to eat there in... More 

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Mitch S, Owner at Pilar Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Emily, I wanted to reach out to you personally to let you know how sorry we are about the evening you had here at Pilar. We are always trying our best to please our diners. After reading your review, I did some checking and the Crab Cake should have been taken off of your bill, and mistakenly it was... More 

Aventura, Florida
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have going there for years (usually for dinner) and went back recently for lunch and saw that there have been some interesting changes to the menu and they now also have a daily lunch special that was delicious and a great value. Looking around it seemed that most of the guests were opting for the lunch special which consists... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had the executive lunch. For $15, it comes with an amazing Gorgonzola salad (I almost ordered another), a soda or Arnold Palmer/tea, and a very tasty burger (or chicken Caesar wrap and some other items) with fries followed by a cookie. The waitress was very friendly and attentive and made a wonderful cappuccino. Delicious lunch for an amazing price. Highly... More 

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Colorado Springs
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a really wonderful restaurant. The food is always good and fresh. Each year in December we bring our board of directors to FL staying at the Turnberry Isle Resort and Spa. We go out to dinner one night taking all with us. We look for a good upscale restaurant that has a good reputation. This is the second... More 

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Miami, Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I wrote several months ago that the ahi tuna wrap they made for me was incredible, but the last 4 times it has not lived up to expectations at all. It is pricey and if not made correct, not worth the visit. Again, Amy, sorry, but as you know, I am being objective and it's the only way your team... More 

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Danville, CA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is the third time, while visiting Adventura, we have had an opportunity to enjoy a meal at Pilar's. From the warm and welcoming greeting from the owner, our experience each time we have come here has been great. A nice selection of starters and entrees to chose from, we have always thought the meal was very well done. Splitting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

pilar is my new favorite spot for lunch. It is a great place for a business lunch meeting with a pleasant atmosphere, excellent food at a good price, and friendly staff. I recommend this place to anyone in the area who is looking for a classy place to have a business lunch. I lol forward to many more afternoons spent... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

the most mediocre service I ever seen...7 dollars for a latte and over a cocktail napkin dirty and a biscotti so stale that no even the flies went close to it....me and my girlfriend start speaking Spanish; we are puertoricans; and the waiter came to us and told to change the language.....I ask for the manager and she goes that... More 

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Probably the best brisket I ever had, everything was impeccable,service,food, presentation although pricey to be considered our once a month neighborhood restaurant. It was very noisy as there was a big group of people celebrating a reunion, I will give it another try and hope to be able to carry a conversation with my friends while having dinner. It is... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Pilar is my favorite place to go for for lunch in Aventura. I've gone there many times with friends because it has a lovely, quiet atmosphere, healthy salads, omelets, and some heavier options too. The service is consistently excellent. I am always impressed with the professional, friendly, and attentive servers. The manager and owner also stopped by each table to... More 

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Additional Information about Pilar Restaurant & Bar

Address: 20475 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180-1550
Phone Number: +1 305-937-2777
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Aventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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