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Pilar Restaurant & Bar

20475 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180-1550
+1 305-937-2777
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Ranked #20 of 88 restaurants in Aventura
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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 local mahi and yellowtail snapper to succulent scallops, salmon and Pilar's famous filet mignon and burgers all paired with unique, savory flavors. Pilar also features risottos, a variety of meats, pastas, vegetarian options and seasonal daily specials. The bar at Pilar is contemporary with a neighborhood vibe offering premium cocktails, organic beers, wines and a daily happy hour from 5-7pm. 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! To reserve go to www.pilarrestaurantandbar.com or call 305.937.2777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Friendly staff welcome us in. We had the homemade ricotta with zucchini salad it was a nice surprise tasty and refreshing. The snapper was delicious. Definite will come back.

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had been here in April with a new chef and the food was excellent. Returned 3 - 4 weeks later, and the chef was gone in a dispute. Ordered snapper, which was super fishy. I smelled it as soon as it was brought to the table - surprised the server hadn't noticed. I tasted it to be sure, and it... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's nice to dine at the non box type restaurants locally and I will miss this one. When we arrived our reserved table was occupied and we were offered a table at the door. No thank you. We waited a bit and an acceptable table was available. We were four people, 2 had the table d'hote - fish, they found... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great atmosphere, food, service and staff. I was really impressed with the entrees, we ordered salmon and chicken parm, both of which were really great. At the end we ordered the triple chocolate cake which I highly recommend as well. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dinning experience

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Miami
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The host greeted us with a smile asked if we wanted to take advantage of their happy hour at the bar…. (nice touch) Great Menu Great Prices!!! … You have to try the JuiceMan Burger out of this world ……I will be returning with my family .....

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We used to go to Pilar now and then and the food was always fine, but a bit bland and standard; I think because they catered to the older crowd that went there. We heard there were new owners and decided to give it a try; we were very pleasantly surprised. The food is excellent and sophisticated. My tuna with... More

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miami
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was sp disappointed in this restaurant! The food was awful, the selections were limited, and the wait staff needs to get a lot better. I hope that they improve because the new owners seem very nice.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food. Had the linguini and shrimp. Our server Alex was very attentive and oleasant. Would I go back. Definitely!

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife, daughter and I went to Pilar a few weeks ago for some seafood during the week for dinner. We had been going there for many years on and off. It seems that the old owners had sold it to a new group made up of family members. We always bring a bottle of wine which I always shared... More

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Hallandal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We were a party of 6. Four of the meals were quite good. Two in our party ordered the Ahi tuna. The server recommended "medium rare" to one patron. It was over cooked. The other patron ordered his "seared". One part of it was so over cooked it was inedible. Of all the times I have had this dish in... More

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