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' 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.
Food not good. Zagat must be from 1995
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.
Try the Passion Mojito! $5 happy hr special
This place has terrible food and even worse service. Do not eat here.
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