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Area 31

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way (Brickell Ave.) Send to Phone
305-424-5234 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Sustainable seafood plus local produce, a hot happy hour, and a terrace with views draw a trendy crowd to this sleek spot.
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Area 31 Restaurant Review

: Don’t be confused by the number in the name. Unlike the Conrad’s Level 25 restaurant, the name of EPIC hotel’s Area 31 does not refer to the floor this spot occupies (it’s on 16). The name is a reference to Fishing Area 31, the massive expanse of Atlantic/Gulf/Caribbean waters from which many of the restaurant’s ecologically admirable, sustainable species of fish and shellfish hail. Executive chef Wolfgang Birk presents a menu that ranges from crudo (red snapper with pistachio and carrot vinaigrette) to small plates (seared local grass-fed beef with passion fruit, soy and bonito) to mains like roasted lamb with wild mushroom, quinoa and watercress salsa verde, and cobia with salsify, escarole and white anchovies. Our pick, though, would be seating on the outdoor terrace; the skyscraper-to-bay-beyond view actually makes Miami look like a real city, and is a perfect backdrop for cocktails during happy hour.

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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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