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Area 31

#116 of 3,463 Restaurants in Miami
#131 of 3,774 Places to Eat in Miami
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270 Biscayne Blvd Way, EPIC Hotel, Miami, FL 33131 (Brickell Ave)
Miami Metro Mover drop off two blocks from restaurant.
+1 305-424-5234
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Chef Driven. Ocean Inspired. Local flavor. We have a unique perspective...
Chef Driven. Ocean Inspired. Local flavor. We have a unique perspective here on the 16th floor, allowing us to see everything that makes Miami famous. Then we hand it to Executive Chef Wolfgang Birk to make into something even more remarkable. Area 31's panoramic vistas provide the wow factor, but Chef Birk's elegant yet approchable cuisine draws full attention to the plate, as avid diners anticipate what his worldly influences and fresh inspiration will cook up next. Keeping it fresh is a big part of Area 31, and that includes sourcing ingredients from our favorite local vendors. While it's preferable to come here hungry, we're always happy to share the view with you over cocktails and people-watching from our spectacular outdoor Terrace Lounge. Habitually innovative, often breathtaking and always welcoming, Area 31 is here to make sure you're never more than an elevator ride from a singular Miami experience.
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  • 262
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  • 158
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Area 31 is a trendy restuarant, Farm to Table with a menu that varies from day to day. If your young and single (I'm not) it is a very nice place to go and the scenery both inside and outside will appeal to that younger age group, the outdoor area will appeal to everyone. The food is good but for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Ceez787
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Coconut Creek, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Area 31 is a trendy restuarant, Farm to Table with a menu that varies from day to day. If your young and single (I'm not) it is a very nice place to go and the scenery both inside and outside will appeal to that younger age group, the outdoor area will appeal to everyone. The food is good but for... More 

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hello There! I'm glad you enjoyed Area 31 and the view. We strive to exceed all guest's expectations and I'm glad we succeeded with you and your guests. i will speak to chef about the size of the oysters. I hope you will return next time you are in town! Sincerely, Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went to Sunday brunch for the first time at Area 31 in the Epic Miami hotel. Interesting enough, Area 31 is located on the 17th floor. Dining is available both inside and outside. On a great day as the one we had the decision was hands down the outside patio. The view is breathtaking! You have a view of downtown... More 

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hello There! I'm glad you found us for brunch! We do have a great ala carte brunch menu with great drink specials and oh that view! Next time you are in Miami think about us again. We also have a great dinner menu and the view is even mroe dynamic at night. See you soon, Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The view is amazing, however, the food was average at best. We were hungry so we sampled everything the fantastic server recommended... $23 for crab cake apps, $21 for scallops apps, $38 for lobster risotto, $35 for swordfish, $40 for a whole fish, duck confit sweet potatoes $11 sides etc. Presentation was good but portion size was completely off. Here's... More 

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hi Simon, I appreciate your comments and will share them with Chef Birk. I can tell you that we do take our menu seriously and that as with all feedback we will do our best to make the appropriate changes. I do hope you spoke with your server or with one of my managers so we could have either replaced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great food, the server Ryan Steele was awesome!!! While waiting the hosts served us champagne, I recommend the chef special pork pasta. And the view was perfect for my first date.

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hi Carlos, I'm glad you enjoyed Area 31. Ryan is a great asset and I'm glad he made a good impression on you. I hope you will return soon, Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to grab a little lunch. Nice view from the area near the pool. Easy access when using the pool at the Epic.

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hi Mark, I'm glad you enjoy the pool and menu at the Epic Hotel. Next time you are up there try Area 31 for lunch. We are particpating in Miami Spice and our tuna tacos are delicious! Hope to see you in the restaurant next time. Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in which I have eaten in Miami. It is worth every penny. Your stomach and palate will thank you for choosing this restaurant. Everything on every plate, even a little arugula leaf is infused with flavor and tastes so fresh and delicious. All the plates are perfectly portioned. We left so satisfied and... More 

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hi Elle, WOW! Thank you for the rave review! I am so glad you enjoyed Area 31. I do hope you will return soon for another special night out. Sincerely, Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

Miami, FL
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202 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

we were pleasantly surprised by how good this restaurant was. The food was excellent and service was fast, efficient and friendly. Nice view from the 16th floor, indoor or outdoor seating.

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hello There! I'm so glad you enjoyed Area 31. Chef Birk prides himself in using all locally sourced products. I do hope you will return! Sincerely, Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

Weston, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I had previously entertained business clients at Area 31 and had positive experiences. Not tonight. We showed up at 7 PM, a group of 8 professionals looking to have drinks and dinner. We were greeted by a hostess who might be better suited to work as a prison guard. Granted we had no reservation but it was a Thursday night... More 

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hello! I am so sorry for the way you were treated. I am trying to wrap my head around what could have happened and why they didn't seat you. If you wouldn't mind can you contact me at the restaurant so i can get more details. We are much better than this as you know since you have been her... More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a dinner reservation at 6 pm today, we order one appetizer and its 7:43 and our plates are still here and our waiter has not come to the table

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hello, I apologize for the lack of attention while you were dining in Area 31. I do hope you spoke to one of my managers before you left so we could have addressed this while you were here. We try to exceed our guests expectations every day but at times we falter and for that I do apologize. I hope... More 

Hialeah Gardens, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The grouper burger was good if you are trying to keep it healthy.They have a great cheese pizza to eat by the pool.The half chicken with vegetables is another option.The fish tacos are great by the pool as well.

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Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hello There! I see that you were at the pool or dined with us for lunch. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Come back and try our happy hour ( Wed-Fri) DJ and great specials or try us for dinner on the terrace overlooking the Brickell Skyline. Hope to see you soon! Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, EPIC Hotel, Miami, FL 33131
    (Brickell Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Miami Metro Mover drop off two blocks from restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 305-424-5234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Chef Driven. Ocean Inspired. Local flavor. We have a unique perspective here on the 16th floor, allowing us to see everything that makes Miami famous. Then we hand it to Executive Chef Wolfgang Birk to make into something even more remarkable. Area 31's panoramic vistas provide the wow factor, but Chef Birk's elegant yet approchable cuisine draws full attention to the plate, as avid diners anticipate what his worldly influences and fresh inspiration will cook up next. Keeping it fresh is a big part of Area 31, and that includes sourcing ingredients from our favorite local vendors. While it's preferable to come here hungry, we're always happy to share the view with you over cocktails and people-watching from our spectacular outdoor Terrace Lounge. Habitually innovative, often breathtaking and always welcoming, Area 31 is here to make sure you're never more than an elevator ride from a singular Miami experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?