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Pilar

Map & Directions 20475 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. G1
Aventura, FL 33180
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305-937-2777
  • American, Seafood
  • Daily 5pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available

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Miami New Times' Description

Chef/owner Scott Fredel long ago mapped out the mission for his Aventura venue: "To show that a restaurant can be friendly and affordable without sacrificing creativity, style, and quality." With his steady hand at the wheel, Pilar has stayed that course. The menu has changed over the years, but not much else. The seafood is lifted rather than weighed down by accompanying garnishes. An assertively grilled square of mahi-mahi is served with just a tad of garlic oil so the fresh fish and char flavors come through. Another worthy catch: Moist fillets of sweet, mellow yellowtail snapper draped over a mound of buttery polenta. Pilar is thought of mainly as a seafood restaurant, but there are nearly as many meat entrées as fish -- including a delectable Angus skirt steak, Asian-marinated beef short ribs, and an Angus burger capped with shaved onions and cheddar cheese (an excellent choice for lunch). Whether you choose land or sea, count on your entrée ticket costing under $20. Pilar is still all about fresh, delicious meals at an exceptional value.

 
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  • miaminewtimesbestof wrote a review for Pilar
    on 05/06/09
    4

    Scott Fredel opened this stylish contemporary American bistro in Aventura's sprawling Promenade Shops to show that white-tablecloth dining didn't have to come at white-knuckle prices. Four years later, he's made his point and then some. Sophisticated dishes such as slow-roasted salmon with truffled red potato salad and coarse-grained mustard sauce come in at a fistful of dollars... More >>

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  • Tya E. on 01/08/12

    5-7 half off wine and liquor, 7 days a week

  • Carl S. on 08/03/10

    Awesome Burger and Beer Night on Thursday!

  • Elizabeth K. on 09/05/13

    Great service! Interesting lunch choices. Had a fresh spinach wrap with mango, goat cheese, walnuts, sweet onions, and balsamic vinegarette. Yum! Moderately priced.

  • Arielle Q. on 09/01/12

    Everything is amazing here! The scallops were deelish! I highly recommend!

  • Ali R. on 07/02/12

    Everything that has ever come out of this kitchen is amazing!!

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