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Area 31

#23 of 3,384 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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270 Biscayne Blvd Way, EPIC Hotel, Miami, FL 33131 (Brickell Ave)
+1 305-424-5234
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Rome, Italy
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Attived without reservation, we wait just few minutes in a comgortable lounge. On saturday night in Miami it is impossibile to find a quiet and calm restaurant.... Food was great, fresh and well cooked, bill correct (half lobster, tuna chevice on a gusion japanese version, grilled octopus, mushrooms, two bread with melted cheese and two water for 87 $).

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Houston, Tx
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is less than memorable. The menu is small and uninspiring. We ended up have an appetizer, the crab cake which was mostly filler instead of crab. The entrees were not exciting so we ordered the cold whole lobster which is well priced at $35. If you are looking for a place to be seen with 20 something... More 

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Thank piatty73
Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hello! I am so sorry that you were not impressed with Areas 31. We focus on sustainable seafood and local produce. I apologize that the emu was not as large as you may ahve liked but we do change the menu often. I do hope that you will give us another chance or have a drink in a bar with... More 

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Menu wasn't very big at all but the view is nice and our food was good. Service was also good......Parking was an absolute nightmare though.

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

Hi Victor, Thank you for the feedback! I apologize for the parking situation. I do hope that will deter you from returning. Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

Miami, Florida
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626 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place where food could have an improvement. It is only good when it should be better. Came here for lunch

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

Hi Alejandro, I'm sorry we didn't exceed your expectations regarding the your lunch at Area 31. I appreciate your feedback and i do hope that you will return for dinner or one of our happy hours. Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view is breath taking . I went her for a brunch on V-DAY last year 2016 and the food and the view was beyond amazing I had the banana pancakes.

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

Hi Gillian, Thank you for the great feedback! Our terrace is the perfect place for a weekend brunch. I do hope you will return soon! Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places in Miami to eat - sit outside and enjoy the most beautiful city skyline there is. Food is fresh, delicious and highly enjoyable. Great cocktails, super service - overall just a wonderful dining experience.

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

Hi Shannon, Thank you so much for the great review of Area 31! I'm so happy that we are one of your favorite places! Let me know the next time you are coming by would love to meet you! See you soon, Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

Irvine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Area 31, on the 16th Floor of the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami, is probably the best scenic view to share with a group or a special someone. The lights of Brickell, the Miami River, the Yachts and Boats, the Mouth of Biscayne Bay, what a property that dazzles the mind!

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Thank Drewmeister66
Michael D, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review

Hello There! Thank you for the feedback! I'm so happy that you like the view! I do hope that you were able to dine with us and enjoy Chef Birk's local seafood menu. Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Low quality products, terribly cooked, slowly served by an indifferent and tired staff, at absurdly high prices in a tacky atmosphere. Avoid.

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

Hello! i am very sorry that we did not exceed your expectations! I do hope that you will accept my apology and that you will give us another chance. Sincerely, Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

Macedonia, Ohio
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very disappointed with this restaurant. They did not have a regular menu on Christmas day but a buffet priced at $75 per person. With a family of 4 this was a bit pricey and we expected a much better selection than was offered. The food was mediocre and the website listed crab legs which were not offered. This... More 

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

Hello! I'm sorry that we didn't have our regular menu on Christmas Day. We usually do buffets for the holidays. I do hope that you will give us another chance. Sincerely, Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having a good experience here a long time ago, my girlfriend and I decided to come back for New Year's Eve and could not have been happier with our decision. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time, and our server Susann made sure of it! While the NYE was a little pricey overall, we certainly got some delicious... More 

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

Hi Cameron, Thank you so much for letting us know that you had a great time! I'm so happy that Susann made such a positive impact! Happy New Year and I hope we see you again soon. Michael Food & Beverage Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $50
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Scenic view
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
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
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.

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