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Area 31

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way (Brickell Ave.) Send to Phone
305-424-5234 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Views of downtown Miami along with seafood and a hot happy hour that draws a trendy crowd to this sleek spot in the sky.
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Area 31 Restaurant Review

: The name of EPIC Hotel’s Area 31 does not refer to the floor this spot occupies (it’s on 16). Instead, the name is a reference to Fishing Area 31, the massive expanse of Atlantic/Gulf/Caribbean waters from which many of the restaurant’s sustainable species of fish and shellfish hail. Executive chef Wolfgang Birk presents a menu that ranges from crudo (grouper ceviche with green papaya) to small plates (grilled octopus with pickled red onion) to mains like pork belly fried quinoa and seared snapper with fennel. Our pick, though, would be seating on the outdoor terrace by the glass railing with the skyscraper-to-bay views, a perfect backdrop for cocktails such as the Blinker, mixing Wild Turkey rye with grapefruit juice.

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Average rating    4
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Special ocassions to impress out-of-towners
by criticatlarge on Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:33 am
 
Great ambiance, great view of Miami and located in a nice hotel on a historic site. The Epic Hotel used to be DuPont Plaza and in early Miami pioneer days it was the royal Palm Hotel site on the river. Great food, but it was served a la carte and didn't even come with a garnish. We had the yellow tail snapper fish which was great, although a bit too many scales were left on the fish for my taste, but a great price. The flat iron steak was great. The lobster was too small, but good. The sides we ordered were excellent: tasty risotto with mushrooms and polenta. For appetizers we had a great hummus with delightful pitas. I would highly, highly recommended this appetizer.
Dessert was the most wonderful delight of chocolate with one or two pieces of bananas, whipped cream and light cookies all put together in a great presentation. We all wanted more of the soft bananas. We didn't think it was expensive and the service was good. The waiters seemed to be very accommodating and the busboys were outstanding!
 
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