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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.