Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar in Aventura

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On December - 29 - 2014

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Situated in a busy strip mall in Aventura, the stylish Pilar Local Restaurant &
Bar has become a favorite among locals and part-time residents, offering seafood-focused American
classics prepared with locally-sourced and peak-of-the-season ingredients, all at approachable

Leading the restaurant’s “scratch kitchen” is dynamic, executive chef Erica Nicholl, a rising talent with a passion for creating expressive fare with a Southern disposition. A Dallas-native and award-winning pastry chef, Erica has worked in a number of notable kitchens throughout her hometown –
including George Bush’s Presidential Library and the prominent Crescent Hotel by Rosewood
Hotels & Resorts, named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels,” where she maintained
executive positions in both the savory and pastry kitchens while also preparing private meals for A-list celebrities, dignitaries and notables.

Erica’s Contemporary American cuisine blurs the lines between modern dishes and comfort food at Pilar, while pulling inspiration from Florida’s fresh bounty, integrating hints of her Texas roots and ensuring that every sauce, soup and accompaniment that touches the plate has been made in-house for
an authentic, fresh bite every time.

The exquisite menu boasts the among the best tuna tartare in town, outstanding scallops, fresh catch of the day and steaks cooked to perfection.

Named after Ernest Hemingway’s famed fishing boat, Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar’s décor offers an
inviting, airy dining retreat featuring nautical and pearl accents, glass-blown pendant lights, dark
woods and custom art pieces (available for purchase).

The warm dining room, outdoor seating and the contemporary  bar/lounge offers plush banquet seating and a glossy, ocean blue mosaic-tiled bar, giving the
space a sophisticated yet unpretentious finish perfect for happy hour or an after-dinner drink.


Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar is located at 20475 Biscayne Boulevard in the Promenade Shops, steps
away from Aventura Mall and serves as the ideal midway point for guests and families traveling between Broward and Miami.

The restaurant is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
(Monday – Friday); 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Saturday – Sunday). Private events with custom-catered
menus are also available upon request.
For guests on-the-go, a “Business Lunch” special is available Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. until
3 p.m. offering a three course meal for $13.95. To unwind after work, “Happy Hour” is available
daily at the bar from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with half off cocktails and wines and $6 bar bites, including
the celebrated Fish Tacos with the fish of the day, arugula, pico de gallo and a drizzle of chipotle
aioli. For families, Pilar’s Children’s Menu offers a variety of options to satisfy any little palate.
For reservations, please call 305.937.2777 or for more information, please visit

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