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“What a Treat!!!”
Review of Pilar Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Pilar Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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 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!
Reviewed April 3, 2013

While visiting South Florida we decided to dine at the restaurant. Everything we ordered was wonderful. 5 of us in total for dinner. This is what we enjoyed for the evening: Roasted Beet Salad, Flash Fried Fresh Calamari, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Yellowfin Tuna Two Ways (unanimous favorite), Seared Scallops, Grilled Mahi Mahi, Grilled Yellowfin Tuna Steak (favorite), and had a chocolate desert which the name has escaped my mind. Everyone was extremely pleased and went away completely full!!!! Give it a try...you won't be disappointed.

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Thank asmile2day
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Either we came at a bad day or the cook went fishing again.There are pictures of fishing trips and boats all over The only reason I gave it a token ** is how can you mess up a salad? There we sat,and sat, we could time the waiter with a calender forgot us. " SORRY" My friend had the fish with asparagus, it was so tough my friend needed a saw, Bread plates on the table yes ,four of them, bread . NO LUCK ! STILL BAKING. We could have had a better lunch at MC Donald's and you can too ! Then came the bill it was $50 with a $4 sales tax , which being a math teacher means 8% sale tax in a state that has 6%, I asked him to explain, he looked at me like I came from the planet
UR ANIS. As we got up to escape from here, I heard a lady seated at a table near the bar say " will someone please help us . PLEASE ! " WE HAVE BEEN WAITING SOOO LONG." Run don't walk out of here !

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Thank Jim D
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Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Finally found a strip mall restaurant with delicious food. Ordered skirt steak medium with Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoe mashed. Steak had enough red yet tender and flavorful. The mash sweet potatoes were great and not over done with the usual cinnamon and such. My friends had scallops, another the chicken and the last the shrimp dish. They are all raving how good it was. Dessert! Of course. Beignets were plentiful and covered with the right amount of chocolate sauce powdered sugar nd caramel. At the table we also had the apple walnut crumb pie with ice cream. Soooo good. Service was on top of her game and pleasant. Stop here to eat! Your stomach will thank me.

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Thank ichinagrli
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Ate here last Saturday night. Fortunately, we had a reservation. The food was excellent, as always. Wonderful selection on menu. Server was nice and friendly. Had to ask three times for bread to be brought to the table, otherwise it would have been rated as excellent!

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Thank YoungGrandma62
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We had a delightful and delicious dinner for three -- the two of us plus Jeff's dad. Elaine's roasted beet salad and Jeff's baby spinach salad were fine starters -- excellent ingredients, wonderful flavor combinations, and sizeable portions. Jeff's dad was perfectly satisfied with his straightforward shrimp cocktail. The true stars of the meal were the fish main courses. Elaine had the grilled mahi-mahi, Jeff the yellowtail snapper, and Jeff's dad the slow roasted salmon. Each choice was wonderful: delicious, simply but perfectly prepared, with accompaniments that enhanced the flavor of the fish without ever overpowering it. The service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. The noise level grew a bit as the tables all filled during the course of our meal, but never to the point of defeating conversation. In short, for those who love fish and are able to get to northern Dade county, Pilar would be a great option.

JeffandElaine

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Thank JeffandElaine
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