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AURA Brasserie
AURA Brasserie

AURA Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aura-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (281) 403-2872
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Diner Reviews
  • "Steaks cuts were of the lowest quality meat that won't cut or eat, full of fat--just bad. Salad was ok, desrts were ok. House wine was good."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Food was great! The place was too small and tight. Service was not very friendly and was rushed. Because the place was tight, you could hear other people's conversations and the tables and chairs were being hit by the servers and diners. Not very comfortable."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "It was good, not great. I've had better filet mignon, though I liked the size. The place itself is nice. I probably won't return because there are better options."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We eat here whenever we want a great meal out in a place where we can have a quiet conversation and enjoy the food, ambiance and each other's company. In general, I don't understand most star ratings - if one gives a motel in Escalante UT 5 stars, what does one give the Ritz in Paris. In any case, I am comfortable giving AURA 5 stars regardless of the comparator. I don't intend to diss lodging in Escalante, we've stayed there and enjoyed our lodging, I just want to point out the subjectiveness of ratings."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The restaurant is in the First Colony shopping area Town Center and looks like a French Bistro (tables are close together). It was packed and fairly noisy, but the food is great! We went for Houston Restaurant Weeks and had the fixed price menu. The foie gras appetizer was everything I expected it to be. The petit filet was so tender you could cut it with a fork and with a wonderful wine sauce that just made it perfect. We had a wonderful time with friends and our waiter Thomas was very friendly and brought out their birthday surprise, which is a goblet with cotton candy and a sparkler...lots of fun! We will definitely go back in the future."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Aura has never disappointed me. Absolutely fabulous French cuisine! Frederic is the real deal! This is European dining in Sugar Land - have wonderful specials for lunch and dinner!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The pate fois gras with crème brûlée was excellent. The lobster bisque was thin with no actual lobster in it. The duck was average and a little dry. The blackberry cobbler was good but the carrot cake cupcake was lacking. With the lobster bisque, the bill was $45 per person and with a glass of wine, the entire bill was $200. I would rather spend that on a better meal or something else. The restaurant is small and becomes noisy. Our server was nice but we waited a great deal between courses and canceled our orders for coffee and espresso because we were finished with dessert before they even made it. We were there an hour and 45 minutes. I don't think I will be returning. I think such pervasive problems are not easily fixable."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The lunch menu during restaurant week was limited but very good and of good value. It was very difficult to find the crabe inside the beignets, I hope this does not represent the beignets during the normal operation. I will try the restaurant in the evening for dinner a la carte when the choice is more diversify. I think is a keeper"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed the restaurant. It was crowded. Wait staff indicated they were tired. Wine list okay. Food was good but not as excellent as I had remembered from my last visit. We were entertaining guests and wanted them to really be impressed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food and service were great however due to the high notice level we will probably not return. Part of the problem was a party of 16 seated across from us and 8 of them were children under 6 years old . Why they felt this was an appropriate place for a birthday party is mind boggling . Our party of 4 could barely carry on a conversation . Maybe more soundproofing would help. Regardless , we rushed thru our dinner just do we could chat on the side walk."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Chef Perrier's food is always good! (Usually we dine at sister restaurant Coco Pazzo.) The lobster bisque not only is excellent, but for $10 is a bargain for the large serving. Be aware that the reflective walls and ceiling make for a noisy environment when the house is full."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went there Friday (Restaurant Week). We had 7:30 reservations, were seated promptly and enjoyed the next 1-1/2 hours. Conversation was possible in spite of the high volume in the restaurant and an extremely loud party near our table. From the prix fixe menu, we had an tuna/avocado tower appetizer- a generous portion of grilled tuna on guacamole with pico de gallo garnish. We had the escolar/eggplant and filet mignon for main courses. The grilled escolar was tasty, but had a butter based sauce too rich for my taste. Our waiter was attentive and gave excellent recommendations for wines by the glass to complement our dinners. I have not been disappointed by Aura's selection of wines."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were seated as soon as arriving. Staff was attentive although at times hard to understand. Lemon Drop martini was average even with Grey Goose vodka. Wine was excellent by glass. Noisy, uncomfortable seating. Tables too close together. 1st course delivered very timely. Salad fresh but dressing in adequate. Main course was steaks. One steak asked for medium rare came out medium. Both steaks chewy. Taste had to be adulterated with sauce. Vegetables/potatos appeared to have been taken off steam table....mushy. When told of birthday a very gaudy oversized glass with some kind of stuffing and a sparkler were delivered. A requested dessert to take 20 minutes to prepare declined. Crème Brulee unimpressive and elementary."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Nice menu options. Great service, nice atmosphere. Went during the week, so the noise level was grest for conversation. We enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Consistently great dining experience. Innovative cooking in a great atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food and service were wonderful. The waiter went the extra mile to make our lunch special. The chef and waiter were very helpful with regard to my gluten intolerance and recommended a number of wonderful gluten free options from the menu. I did not expect to have so many gluten free options. All three main course selections from the Restaurant Week menu were gluten free."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Very good food prepared with perfect sauces and an excellent wine selection. Good value and a great place to have in Sugarland."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food was good and it was probably worth the $250 meal for four. However, the service was at the level I would expect from the local Chili's. Too long to wait for the initial drink order and specials discussion. Abandoned between appetizers and main course. Empty plates sat on the table for a long time. We only tipped 15%."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We went on a Saturday night my husband and I for our anniversary. We had been to this restaurant before and loved it so decided to go back. Ordered Pork Shank a favorite presentation was different but it was still delicious. It's a great place to take guests."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been twice now. Once with a group and once with my husband. The best part for a large group is the bill is broken down into indiv by # who had what. I am big on just tossing my card in but hard when it is a mixed group of not all close friends. It is loud but not an issue. Food is outstanding and I have never had a bad dish. Great options."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food and service and I liked that the menu offered dishes you can't find in other places in Sugar Land."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The noise level was a little high when the place wasn't even half full, but the food was excellent. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have been here several times, and they always offer great selection business lunch special with really affordable price. You get great food with good presentation."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Aura is a family favorite. We also enjoy hosting guests to enjoy the exceptional food and vibrant ambience of the surroundings. Aura never disappoints. While the menu is notable and varied the true enjoyment is being surprised by what Chef Perrier has decided to showcase as his specials for the day. Whether traditional meat cuts, game or seafood the dishes are inventive and interesting. The wine list is varied and reasonable and, if you do your homework, can provide great value."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had the crispy pork belly tacos this time, & they were really good. I would've preferred them to be a bit more crispy--but the all "around" flavors really made up for it. I also had the foie gras duo (this time they only had pate & not the foie gras creme brulee). Service was personable & impeccable as always! I will keep going back as they have really won my loyalty!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "They have a great wine list & happy hour. Food is nothing short of spectacular w/just the right sized portions so if you walk away hungry it's your own fault, servers & staff are very knowledgeable, service is impeccable, ambiance is very inviting not "stuffy" like a lot of French restaurants, & no small bank loan required. Try the crab beignets, the seared foie gras (or better yet the duo of foie gras), pork belly tacos, the Frenchie Burger, duck confit, & the pork shank."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. Thats all I have to say. nothing else is necessary."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We were not happy with our experience at Aura's. There were only three tables occupied when we sat down. Someone came over and got us bread and water. We then sat for quite some time while the waiters hovered over the other patrons. Sometimes two were at the same table at once. I finally asked the hostess if we had a waiter and she got us a waiter so we could place our order. We enjoyed the escargots but did not enjoy the rest of our meal. My husband had a pork dish and I had salmon. My salmon was extremely greasy and did not taste fresh. We may return to the restaurant but only to eat the escargots. By the way, this was our third visit to Aura. We had a much better time on the two previous occasions and the food was much better then."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great fixed menu for Mother's Day! Food was great as always"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • " We had enjoyed several evening dinners at the original Aura in the Township. Our first experience at the new Aura at Town Center was a surprising disappointment. You have lost our patronage. You have also lost the ambience of the original Aura - - - your Town Center Aura is simply a bar which also serves food (despite the efforts of your excellent Chef). "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was bland and not seasoned. The chef cursed repeatedly in front of children. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took the wife here for date night. The environment was cool, but the food was ok. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Not your typical French restaurant. I would call it Texas Country French. Friendly restaurant chef/owner and staff. Food is outstanding and creative. Don't think twice; book your table!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Overall great experience. Will be back. Wine list, specials, entrees all very good."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The best burger I have ever had-the Frenchie. There is some real genius there. All of the bread was amazing. My wife loved the creme brûlée and she is a tough critic. My profiteroles totally caught me off guard. I was not expecting such an amazing desert. Service was perfect. Again that burger...truffled mushrooms! The best. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We had a great meal with our 2 boys, ages 14 and 11. We will come back! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have been there many times before so we knew the food would be awesome. We needed a place for Easter Brunch and it was amazing. Even during a busy time the staff was on it and attentive. The food was amazing as always. Can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Rude waiter! He seemed like we were a bother. He raised his eyebrows and did a head-tilt thing to indicate he was ready to take our order. As oppose to saying anything along the lines of "may I take your order." We asked to hear about the business lunch special. He brought the chalk board over with the specials and left it by our table. Other waiters would read the menu to their table, we did not get that same courtesy. Lamb sliders were overcooked. When we brought it to the hostess' attention (since our waiter was nowhere to be found), the waiter came over and told us even if they re-fired it we "would not see pink in the middle because lamb meat is not pink.""
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food was not as good as I have experienced in past visits. Probably just an off night."
    Dined on 4/5/2014