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20475 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180-1550 (Ives Dairy Road)
+1 305-937-2777
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pilar is a gourmet American bistro in the heart of Aventura. We present a...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and attention to details

We visited Pilar restaurant for Valentine's Day yesterday and we were happy with our visit. My wife had the brisket and I had the salmon. While they were both cooked great after tasting the brisket I wish I had ordered that! It really melted in your mouth - delicious. Living in this busy area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
windsurfer5230
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Orlando
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orlando
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited Pilar restaurant for Valentine's Day yesterday and we were happy with our visit. My wife had the brisket and I had the salmon. While they were both cooked great after tasting the brisket I wish I had ordered that! It really melted in your mouth - delicious. Living in this busy area I know many places treat you... More 

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Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Not what I was expecting in a strip center shopping. The place is very well done & belongs elsewhere. The servers where polite and answered questions about the menu. A business lunch & I do salads or soups, and had a good selection. Went Cobb salad with chicken & plenty for the evening. Deserves another visit soon.

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Newtown, PA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We try to go here every year when we go to Aventura. The food is delicious. H had the Paella, very good. We has a very nice bottle of wine although the wine list is not extensive. I had the lobster mac n cheese with a side of grilled Asparagus. The best part was the Key Lime Pie. To die... More 

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Miami, Florida
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209 reviews 209 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Thanks Anne, you listen to your customers... Yesterday was spectacular! My tuna wrap was tasty, rare, and mouth filling! Your balsamic is also very good. Service is above average, and hope it's that way for everyone.... I come here often! This place tries to please customers... Remember they made fried eggs with French fries once for one of our guests!... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
109 reviews 109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Miami
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
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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100 reviews 100 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20475 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180-1550
    (Ives Dairy Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Aventura
  • Phone Number: +1 305-937-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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!
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?