Miami Beach, FL 33139
- Daily 12pm-12am
- MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Delivery, Private Party
- Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Miami New Times's Description
From its serpentine, cherry-wood bar, to its pastel-washed walls, accented by back-lit sweeping mirrors, Aura's interior exudes panache with the al fresco dining area flexing style muscle all its own; comfortable tables and eye-popping tangerine chairs courtesy of the late designer, Morris Lapidus. This restaurant, his last project, reflects such creativity making it a popular destination among tourists and locals alike. Menu greats include a sliced, filet mignon wrap stuffed with squash, zucchini, onions, and mushrooms, and a pistachio-crusted sea bass slathered in red pepper coulis, lemon, garlic, and spinach, served over a bed of white rice. A diverse selection of thin-crust personal pizzas are enticing; a goat cheese, walnut, and arugula version drizzled in extra virgin olive oil is a crowd favorite. Aura also boasts a full bar. Like clockwork, regulars pile in on Thursday and Friday nights to cheer snazzy bartender Victor, a long-time staple, while he concocts ever fabu-fruity daiquiris and smashing chocolate and espresso martinis.
Tips from foursquare
Nice place to eat and drink ;) u have to try lamb chops! Delicious! I also loved the mojito.. Very friendly people.
Whole fish was pretty good! Note they charge for flat water $6.50 (never mentioned it to us..), and gratuity is already included in the check.
Food not good. Zagat must be from 1995
Very Good as You can see from Bibi's plate!!!!
Povo safado. Abusam dos turistas! Falam que dão 20% de desconto e cobram 30% de taxa. E nos obrigam a pagar! Ridículo.
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