Pilar Aventura- Great Dinner
Our family had a great dinner at Pilar in Aventura last evening.
My husband and 20 year old son had Caesar salads which they liked. My 18 year old son had a shrimp cocktail which he loved. I had the tuna tartare appetizer which was great and very fresh. The boys all had the “Special” Surf and Turf which was a peppercorn filet steak in a brandy sauce that came with grilled shrimp, shitake mushrooms, scalloped potatoes, and asparagus. They loved it and at $36.00 was well worth it. I had a crab cake app as my main. It was very low on filler, high on crab and a very generous portion. The boys tried it and we all thought it was awesome. We had two sides- the onion rings and sautéed spinach with mushrooms. They were both great.
A wonderful meal and very good value!
Pilar is walking distance for me, and it was a very good deal when it first opened ('beat the clock' specials got good press), but $36 for an entree is a little steep for the area, particularly when you can get a 3-course dinner at nearby Chef Allen's for the exact same price (and on the Tuesday I went, it included a whole lobster with fixins).
I wish they'd put another restaurant in the former "red thai room" space. The deli that opened next door is apparently recently defunct. Come to think of it, I just wish the Thai place would come back!