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Pilar Restaurant & Bar

20475 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180-1550
+1 305-937-2777
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Ranked #17 of 89 restaurants in Aventura
Price range: $15 - $29
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 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 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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74% Recommend
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English first
Miami, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been a fan for years but the new owner and new chef have elevated the place to new amazing heights. Go now during Miami Spice to get a great sampling. Last night I had the shrimp cocktail (who knew you could improve on an old standard), the best salmon I have ever had and a lovely light Key... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The service was quite efficient and friendly, however the quality of the food was mediocre and terribly overpriced, also very limited wines selection and also overpriced. No worth the time and money!!!!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This nice restaurant is in a strip mall next door to Marshalls. It serves to be in a nicer location. The service was very attentive. We had a flight to catch so they sped up their service. The food was good. The menu is varied. The fish and salads were yummy. The latkes were a little overcooked, but the applesauce... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We thought we would try Pilar which was on the Miami Spice Special menu for $ 39. pre fixe. The service was excellent the entire evening. They included a nice glass of wine with the Miami Spice dinner. Most restaurants do not. We had the wedge salad/blue cheese which was smaller than regular menu size but was very good and... More

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Aventura, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You can't go wrong here at happy hour. Best bar bites and amazing service! Food in the restaurant is good? They have a lively wine selection as well.

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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
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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