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Pilar Restaurant & Bar

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20475 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180-1550 (Ives Dairy Road)
+1 305-937-2777
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice happy hour

Went on a Tuesday night, decent crowd, mostly at the bar. Decent deals on food and wine at bar. Had dinner there as well a few months ago and enjoyed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
josh b
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Miami, Florida
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Miami, Florida
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422 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Congrats Erika and Anne... Anne... I will not call you Amy anymore.... You 2 girls do this place period! I will give you both the 5 stars! Friday even though you did not have raw tuna unprepared, Erika, your tuna tartare wrap was unbelievable!!! Very very good! Tasty, not too dry, not to moist, it was just wonderful! I am... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Why wait an hour in line for the Cheesecake Factory when you can get much better food with no waiting? After our movie at Aventura Mall, we went to Pilar for dinner. Everything was delicious! The service was prompt and courteous. We both loved the chopped salad with mozzarella and chick peas. It was a meal in itself, and very... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went on a Tuesday night, decent crowd, mostly at the bar. Decent deals on food and wine at bar. Had dinner there as well a few months ago and enjoyed.

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Plantation, FL, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Erica is simply the most accommodating, helpful, devoted chef I've had prepare us a meal. Because of my garlic allergy, she's made the point to come out of the kitchen, sit at our table and offer us custom meals using ingredients available from the menu. She makes it all sound like it's nothing for her to whip up a special... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Thank you Anne and Erika! I feel at home when I go there. I also see that you and your staff are trying to please all customers! Their salads are quite good and have an above average dressing. My tuna wrap has been very good and cooked to perfection since my last review! Their ice tea is also quite good... More 

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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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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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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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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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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 

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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