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“Rooftop Food”
Review of Area 31

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Ranked #34 of 4,220 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Brickell Ave
Transit: Miami Metro Mover drop off two blocks from restaurant.
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.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Rooftop Food”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This restaurant is on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel. It was very windy, but the food was good and you had a nice view of downtown. The service was very good. In terms of price, it was on par with other similar Miami restaurants. It did seem a little overpriced for what you were getting, even in Miami. It's a good choice if you are staying in the hotel.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Stacie R
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Megan R, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, Stacie!
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Athens, Greece
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best view - nice food”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

The breathtaking view from this roof is highly recommended for romantic dinners. The food was also tasty although prices were a bit high. No complaints about the service and I am sure you will enjoy the night view of the nearby skyscrapers. It is also a great feeling eating outdoors in a chaotic city like Miami with the road passing by underneath you.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank ethnikaras
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Megan R, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
So great to see that you enjoyed your evening! Spread the word to your friends back home in Greece for us! Thank you for sharing about your experience, and we hope to see you on your next trip.
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Miami
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing Romantic View!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

The best thing here is the view and the nice people it draws. Out of The bar 's happy hour, the drinks could be very expensive!

The food is average and the service some kind of poor, on happy hours nights will be difficult to get a drink and you could get ignore by the people who work there, but is a most see place for sure and more is you go on a Saturday or Sunday evening that is more relax and excellent for couples.

Fridays are the loud and crowded ones!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Pitboy
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Megan R, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for visiting and we adknowledge it can be difficult to get a drink quickly on those very busy Happy Hour nights, which is why we will soon start construction on a larger, expanded outdoor bar to better service those waiting for cocktails! Look for it mid-summer!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Good food, overly hipster service”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Excellent meal with business associates in private dining room adjacent to Area 31. Inventive, well-prepared food (one or two items a bit precious but overall meal was really good). But our waiter almost ruined it. Interrupted a lively conversation to tell us about the menu. Asked "Have we eaten here before?" and "Do we know what we want?" and "How are we doing?" Too pushy, too familiar, too hipster.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Beth P
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Megan R, General Manager at Area 31, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
We are so glad you felt the food was great, and appreciate your information regarding your service experience. We will look into and correct so that your next visit is perfect from start to finish!
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New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice view and ambience”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Area 31 has average food and service. The great thing is the view and the beautiful people it draws. The bar 's happy hour has Veuve Clicquot at $5 which is the best value in Miami.

Visited March 2013
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