About Area 31 - Epic Hotel
Miami, FL 33131
Chef Wolfgang Birk at Area 31 delivers a menu of fresh, local seafood prepared with Global Influences for Atlantic Coastal Cuisine. The name comes from the United Nations 'Fishing Area 31,' which encompasses the nearby waters surrounding Miami and the Florida coast, and is dedicated to supporting sustainable development. The menu combined with the chic ambiance welcomes locals and visitors to its stunning 16th floor location for business or pleasure. Guests may dine indoors or on the expansive outdoor terrace overlooking the Miami skyline. The restaurant features an extensive list of high-end and unique wines, as well as an an innovative cocktail list from Head Bartender Dean Feddaoui.
Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 6:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy live music on our terrace during our Thursday & Friday night happy hours from 6pm-10pm.
You may reserve the following spaces for your event or meeting : Our ballroom provides 4,200 square feet, divisible by half, with stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows and softly illuminated glass spheres that give the sense of shimmering movement One 625-square-foot meeting room with outside terrace Two large meetings rooms that can each be divided in half to accommodate groups of varied sizes: one room is 1,600 square feet and the other is 1,900 square feet
For a limited time, Area 31 will be offering complimentary valet for all lunch diners! Valid between 11:30am and 3pm only.
Valet Parking will be discounted after restaurant validation for Dinner and lounge guests.
Miami Metro Mover drop off two blocks from restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Don't forget to visit us for our Happy Hour while DJ Kristian Caro spins the best beats. Event takes place every Thursday and Friday in our outdoor lounge.
With two private dining rooms overlooking Brickell Avenue and the Miami River, your needs are sure to be met whether hosting a small business dinner, birthday celebration, or an intimate engagement dinner. The larger of our private dining rooms can accomodate up to 16 guests and features floor to ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views of the Miami skyline. The small private dining room seats up to 6 guests and has it's own private balcony in the case that you so wish to enjoy the fresh air in addition to the spectacular views.
Considered to be the 'best view' for dining in downtown Miami, Area 31's large private dining room allows for an ambiance that remains unparalleled. Perfect for intimate gatherings of friends, social functions, or private, business meetings, this space allows for nothing more to be desired.
Area 31 - Epic Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The food was pretty good, the service wa ...
The food was pretty good, the service was pretty good, but the atmosphere was fair; the lighting, table setting, etc just average; The night we went the place was very low energy. But the food and service met expectations and was worth the price.
We booked a reservation hoping for a tab ...
We booked a reservation hoping for a table with a view of the Brickell skyline. Instead, we were seated inside where there is no view. Service and dinner was great albeit a limited wine list. Prices were high and we would have gladly accepted the elevated cost for dinner with a view. It's a crap shoot with seating.
Celebrated New Year's Eve at Epic Area 3 ...
Celebrated New Year's Eve at Epic Area 31. The 5 course meal was made to perfection. The music was just right for the occasion. The service was wonderful, especially their flexibility to accommodate two (2) additional people in my party last minute. I would do it again, nice job Team Area 31 :-)
It took almost an hour between the start ...
It took almost an hour between the starter and the entrees. Fish was overcooked the first time, and undercooked (cold) the second time around. Sides were uninspiring. Food you would eat in business class on a long haul trip. Sauce for the shrimp cocktail was just wrong (egg yolk with lemon) - too sweet, heavy, and should have been a warning. Waitress did her very best job to make the experience a positive one. View from the terrasse was great - go there for a cocktail, but not for dinner.
We were expecting a exceptional Christma ...
We were expecting a exceptional Christmas Dinner. The food was very mediocre. My pork was cold, the pallea tasted like it was burned, the ravioli was salty. The only thing that was good was the shrimp, and prime beef. Every thing else was not edible at all. Not a lot of option for children. I paid 35.00 for my 9 year old to only eat bread and two pieces of prime beef. Dessert table was almost empty. The worse 400.00 dinner we spent. I was not pleased at all. Very disappointed. I would not recommend this restaurant on a holiday dinner. I could've had a better meal for 75.00 a person !
We went to Area31 because of the great r ...
We went to Area31 because of the great reviews but the Christmas buffet was incredibly overpriced for what it was. The food was bland and none of it seemed to go together - suckling pig and paella? The paella incidentally appeared burnt
The staff were great but there is only so much they can do and at $75 per head we were incredibly disappointed with such a poor meal and it is doubtful we would ever eat or be an advocate of the restaurant in the future
We've enjoyed celebrating our birthdays ...
We've enjoyed celebrating our birthdays on the terrace with this unique view and ambiance! Would definitely recommend it especially for those travelers who are the first time in Miami! Great contrast to Miami South Beach!
This place has no personality, their emp ...
This place has no personality, their employees lack customer service skills. This was our first and last time. Over-priced, food was not cooked properly, and in general it was an awful option for a Saturday night diner.
I were disappointed with the location - ...
I were disappointed with the location - massive happy hour event had to be relocated inside due to rain. Wanted to celebrate my birthday in a nice romantic atmosphere, instead ended up in the middle of a binch drinking event, surrounded by drunk people.
Took my girlfriend there for her birthda ...
Took my girlfriend there for her birthday, we were visiting Miami / south beach area.
The food: 5 stars
Everything we ordered was incrediablly tasty. The cold seafood platter was 5/5. Chef definitely knows how to treat the delicate ingredient. Sordfish and seabase dinners were very good. And of course the melting lava cake was the icing on the cake ;)
The service: 4 stars
The hostess were friendly, we didn't wait too long for a table, sitting at the bar for about 15 minutes (just in time for our 8:30 rsvp) the wait staff was professional, from all the servers offering to open the door for you and being helpful to the bar tenders working as a team. My only area for improvement, the food takes too long to come out we spent roughly 3 hours in total for a 3 meal course and bottle of wine.
The environment: 5 stars
Classy, clean, romantinc, professional on the inside and the patio has great views. The patio is really what made me drive to the place from south beach.
Overall: 5 stars
You will not be disappointed. $200 - $250 for a 3 course dinner with bottle of wine but well worth the money and drive.
Only go to this restaurant if you are lo ...
Only go to this restaurant if you are looking for a "vibrant" bar scene. The "music" (pounding disco-crap) was outrageously loud and there is no separation between the bar and dining area. Maybe if you are under 30 this would be a good place, but skip it if you want a relaxing, quiet, meal with really good food. Crab cake appetizer sure didn't look like the jumbo lump crab they show on the menu, and it was FRIED in some kind of oil that was used for other items. Yikes. Main fish entrée was pretty good, though tiny portions. Overall, the atmosphere killed the meal. My colleague's room was directly above the restaurant, and the pounding didn't stop until after 11pm.
I went for a special occasion, my wife's ...
I went for a special occasion, my wife's birthday. There was a large party that the staff seemed to pay more attention to. The large party seemed to take over the quaint area I thought was going to be a romantic dinner for two with a wonderful view, but what we got was people in the large party imposing on the other guest small space trying to take selfies and being very loud . There is nothing wrong with your hotel having large parties, you are in the business to make money but it shouldn't be at the expense of the more intimate gatherings.... Hopefully our next visit will bring the ambiance we were expecting.
Wonderful views and sexy atmosphere. P ...
Wonderful views and sexy atmosphere.
Lovely sounds from the boats and nautical ambiance
I had the steak and it was extremely good
Waiter was pressing us to order more food and wine
-He was trying to rack up the bill
-Service is a little pushy
I feel like this is a great place to start your night though. Just be prepared to spend and or either continue to rent the waiter/waitress
We have dined at Area 31 several times, ...
We have dined at Area 31 several times, however this by far was the worst ever experience we have had in a long time (and we have been on vacation for 5 weeks). No management whatsoever - the food was inedible and the customer service was absolutely awful (except for the bartender). We will never be back and unfortunately we brought my parents whom we had given rave reviews to about the restaurant. Wow, so disappointing. We could not eat several meals and were never asked why, wine came out during incorrect times after the main entrees came in and so on. Phuuu, just a very disappointing experience. Never again!
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