Everything you need to know about visiting downtown Miami’s Area 31 Restaurant (270 Biscayne Blvd Way).
Even if it didn’t boast one of the city’s most spectacular views—the Miami skyline is laid out in front of you from the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel—Executive chef Sezer Deniz’s innovative, sustainable seafood offerings, much of it sourced from the waters you can gaze out upon, would surely be packing in the patrons. The menu changes regularly, but expect fresh, Mediterranean-inspired dishes like horiatiki (Greek salad), roasted scallops with kombu-infused smoked cauliflower and short rib cokertme (Turkish steak and chips), along with engaging tableside experiences.
Happy hour with a view
Area 31’s Friday Social Hour is one of Miami’s most popular—it boasts one of the most impressive views of downtown Miami and Brickell Avenue. The deal runs from 5 to 8pm and features $8 to $10 cocktails and $10 bar bites, plus tunes from resident DJs and the occasional live musical guest. Another reason to dash here after work? Watching the sunset over the Miami skyline from the 16th-floor rooftop bar.