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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.