Aura
Aura

Aura

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.waldorfastorianaples.com/Resort-Activities/Dining/Aura
  • Phone: 2395946058x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Greg Wallace
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are happy to cater to any event at your house or business. No group is too big or too small.
  • Special Events: NAPLES’ BEST CHAMPAGNE HAPPY HOUR
    TAKEN TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.
    FRIDAYS, 5PM-7PM
    Enjoy energizing, live entertainment
    $5 Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label
    $5 Select Appetizers
    $5 Select Cocktails & Wine
    $25 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
    $25 Premium Appetizers

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine Ridge
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self-Parking: $10, or validated when dining in restaurant
    Valet: $20
A word from Aura
Aura Restaurant & Bar encompasses a truly cosmopolitan, cutting-edge atmosphere for enchanting Naples Florida restaurants. Featuring delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, take part in some of the finest innovative cuisine available in this part of the world at our notable Naples FL restaurant.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Aura reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (2)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)good for groups (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Could be better
    Dutch
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We arrived at 6:30 and the place was empty, we were promptly seated. The service was good. We ordered the Black Grouper and Scallops. The grouper was served on a bed of spinach, it was cooked a little too dry and not seasoned well, it tasted blend. The Scallops were cooked perfect, and the taste was good. Thank god we had four small rolls; the portions are mini, appetizer size. There were only three scallops and three small mussels. Spending $33.00 for three scallops and 28 for a small piece of grouper is too much. It’s a nice restaurant no view, you are looking at the lobby and a bar across.
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  • Great food
    Happy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went there with my family and had a great dinner. Food was excellent and service top notch. The black grouper was delicious.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Nice Evening
    SunnyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Aura is in the midst of the bustling activity of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. We arrived early and took advantage of the very nice happy hour drink and appetizer specials before dining. Our dinners of salmon and pasta were well prepared. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HeretodineVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    It was great, food was very nice and service as well, just needs more planters in the restaurant so you feel like you are in the lobby
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 57 reviews are from the Aura reviews archive.
  • foodfinderVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Had very good steak and fish entrees! Not bad for a lobby restaurant in a hotel. Wine list was average and pricey. Service was good.
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    Romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what we expected
    ScoopVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Empty place for lunch. Big and lacking ambience. Dark next to coffee bar and bar?? Anyway it was the wrong choice for lunch. We ate at the bar. Food was good. Pricey cocktails. Pedestrian Waldorf caters to families who want the pool and get trundled to the beach.
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  • While the decor is 'upscale',
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    While the decor is 'upscale', we were dining with 2 young children and it all worked very well. The service was very good and they paid special attention to the kids. Both our meals and the kids food was delicious !
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some like it Hot
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The service was great and nothing to complain about however the food was inconsistant for example: I ordered a burger which was warm, the fries were cold. I ordered the seabass that was good when it came to temperture however the coconut rice was cold. Frankly the food at the bar was better. For a high price property something needs to be done about the food they put out. I've had better at a Westin....
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  • Typical Hotel Lobby Atmosphere
    KatyVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Very noisy and lacking ambience. The food was fine and the service didn't disappoint, but we probably won't go back.
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  • Been to this restaurant many timesi
    Bednb1VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    It fills many needs. Last night early light meal before Ballet performance. Mant choices!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    FRANK
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    From the moment we sat down our Server Sergio, was very attentive polite. He took his time in answering questions and made sure we were Very Happy with our Meals. From Soup to Dessert the Food was Excellent and not once did we feel Rushed or Hurried to leave.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, romantic
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  • Lousy service
    Melalyssa
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Not what I would expect from the Waldorf. Was ignored while staff talked at hostess stand, had to wait for them to finish talking before I could inform them that we had a reservation. Server acted like he worked in a sports bar. Dirty dishes left on our table, at dessert I moved them all to the edge of the table and dessert was served around them. They were there through paying the bill and were there when we left. We weren't asked if we wanted coffee at dessert. The manager visited every table but ours and all the ladies were given a rose an chocolates for valentines day...I was not. I've had way better service in a diner for less than $10 a person than the $200 we paid for this meal.
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  • VALENTINES DAY AT AURA
    Welovenaples
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our evening was very nice - great food, good service Nice Valentines gifts Had not been in a year - we will not wait as long next time
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Better than most hotel restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Admittedly, most hotel restaurants leave something to be desired; the Waldorf knows better, putting better-than-the-norm food in their open air lobby eatery. The best part of the evening, however, was table service (unlike the hostess, who made me feel more like an inconvenience than welcomed guest). Serge was cheerful, helpful, and present at the perfect moments without being overly attentive. Nice dinner---glad I "stayed in" on arrival night.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    BigDuke
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Big disappointment. My dining partner and I had fish plates both of which were bland and actually tasted microwaved. Server was disinterested lacking any input. Loud venue. Bring back Strip House!
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  • Nice try but not quite there.
    WindsorBoy59
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We picked this restaurant to celebrate my daughter's 19th birthday with a party of 4. Food was very good but the menu lacked a certain flow. Selections were haphazard. The sides did not seem to go with the main courses. Having said that, the food was very good and the restaurant did a nice job at making the evening special for my daughter. The ambiance leaved a bit to be desired though and it felt more like you were eating in the hotel lobby than at a finer dining establishment. Serving staff were attentive, but not quite polished.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enormous disappointement
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Very sad to report, Aura was our most disappointing restaurant experience of the week. We've been dining all over Naples during our week long vacation and were very much looking forward to an exquisite Thanksgiving dining experience at this upscale hotel restaurant or so we thought. The dining room was set in a cavernous space, devoid of any kind of holiday decorations or spirit, more akin to a converted lobby or a sports arena. Service was poor at best, waited for long stretches for clean silver ware, not to mention wine. Food was rather limited and not very tasty, with turkey very dry. At 85$ pp sans wine, this was by far the most expensive and lowest quality dinner of the week. Woud never go back.
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  • Thanksgiving Brunch
    Diner
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Too expensive. Mandatory gratuity for party of 3 was too high. Wrong selection of music during dining. Spotty attendance. Excellent food and great service. Water glasses were too small. Some table clothes draped past the floor creating trip hazard.
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  • Aura under construction, so so.
    nosurprisesVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    We had no idea when we booked lunch fory mothers birthday that reataurant at this walfdorf astoria hotel was open during construction. We dont know how this wpuld affect service (understaffed), but over all mo so good right now.
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  • Nice atmosphere and good service.
    Riley
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Nice atmosphere and good service. Most importantly the food was phenomenal.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Craig to great care of us (again)
    stallroadVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    This was not our first time at Aura and we had Craig take great care of us. he remembered us from a previous visit 2 years ago. Or kids are fussy eaters and Craig helped us navigate those issues, even bringing my daughter hot dogs when she turned her little nose up at the mac and cheese (because it was real cheese and not kraft mac n cheez style). My wife and i both enjoyed our salads and Craig surprised us with a shrimp and grits amuse bouche that we remembered from our previous visit. AMAZING! Our entrees were great as well. highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    The food was absolulety fantastic. Recommend the scallops and for desert the cheese cake! It tastes like sweet air! It was the best cheese cake I have ever found! Go and partake and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere. Good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    When you enter the restaurant in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, then you have the feeling to be in a big city. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The food was good and favorable.
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MishydVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    The food at Aura is great. Due to the location in the hotel, it can be noisy as the bar across the way fills up, or convention guests stroll past to meeting rooms. Our server was very attentive, without hovering. All in all a good experience.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Off night?
    Apw56VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Maybe it was just an off night, but we were disappointed with the food and the service. I had the sea bass, which was dry and overcooked. The waiter forgot one dish we ordered and the drinks were ok. I wouldn't go back as a local, but if you're staying at the hotel, maybe you'll have a better opportunity to catch them on a good day.
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  • A bit expensive for what it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    A bit expensive for what it is, but the food was delicious and the service was fantastic.
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  • This is basically the hotel's
    farmguyVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    This is basically the hotel's coffee shop. It is a nice coffee shop, but it shouldn't be confused with a full service restaurant. The server situation was very strange. The server was pleasant, but he leaned on the table, was lackadaisical about service,and had the general appearance of being a resident of a nice homeless shelter. Another server we observed had the same appearance.It is difficult for me to understand how the Waldorf accepts this situation unless it is part of a deliberate program to employ individuals down on their luck.
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  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The menu, while somewhat limited, had good variety. Everyone in our group of four was oohing and aahing about the flavorful and perfectly cooked meals. This restaurant has ultramodern decor with an open feel. Nearby, in the lobby, is a vibrant bar, and outside there is a beautiful view,as well as a poolside restaurant. This is a find, especially when it is so difficult to get reservations during "the Season" in Naples.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Food was very good, nice menu.
    AmbienceVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Food was very good, nice menu. Exceptional service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Last-minute Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Last-minute Valentine's Day reservation... Though open to Waldorf bar/lounge across the wide hall, was possible to find a table that was quiet/secluded/reasonably intimate. Though service was haphazard despite seemingly more than adequate staff, with forgotten/overlooked requests and insufficient "check-ins", was ultimately still a pleasant, slightly comical experience not to feel rushed and flushed... The spirit of the day may have helped as one could have been irked on a less auspicious occasion. Food was surprisingly well-prepared/delicious, (perfectly seared scallops w/ a superbly seasoned quinoa, which I usually find insipid at best), tho one meal arrived hot, the other tepid. Great coffee and a key lime creme brûlée (excellent).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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  • Informed Server & Succulent Food
    WarswawRunVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    Though menu is limited, it is diverse. Better to do a few things well, which appears to be the hallmark here. Server was very knowledgeable and guided us well. Seared Sea Scallops were perfection an Grouper on black bean base was delicate and naturally flavorful. calimari was fresh and tender with flavorful accompaniment. Asparagus was young, crisp and tender. Atmosphere is attractive and airy with a contemporary flair. Conversation was easy. When asked about limited menu and whether server could point equally appealing dishes for a return visit, the server credibly promised to come up with dishes that would delight. He clearly understood both well-prepared food and the kitchen's strengths and capabilities.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • A Disappointment!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    First, I want to comment on the valet parking which used to be complimentary and now there is a $10.00 charge! In the past, you were able to have the ticket validated to received complimentary parking, but not anymore! This, alone, will keep us from returning to this venue. The first negative was my Cosmopolitan, which was probably the worst I have ever had. It was all Cranberry Juice and very little liquor. I returned it for a Prosecco, which was acceptable. Most restaurants serve bread before the salads. in our case, the bread came only after we made the request. My Pork Loin entree looked good, prepared as I requested it but it had absolutely no taste. The gravy, served on the side, somewhat improved the flavor.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Our waitress Laurie was outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Our waitress Laurie was outstanding, well informed and pleasant. Food excellent, but we were very displeased that the hotel had recently decided to charge 10. parking fee for patrons (parking free if dining at only the highest end restairant in the hotel). Naples has by far complimentary valet parking, so we would not choose to return to dine at Aura. It is not special enough to warrant the fee, since there are so many other wonderful dining options in the immediate area.
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  • We had a great server, first
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    We had a great server, first day on the job, wanting to please!! The food was average, the ambience was great, but NOBOBY was there!! Only three tables of people!!! Our table of six was well taken care of!!!!
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  • Thought we would try this,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Thought we would try this, the burger was very good the flatbread so so. Good place for a burger if you are staying here at the hotel but would not make a special trip here.
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  • We dined on Christmas Day,
    jamesell
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We dined on Christmas Day, so the meal was a special buffet. Excellent selection of foods combined with terrific table service. Expensive, but well worth the holiday treat.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • There was no restaurant -
    Gem1VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    There was no restaurant - just a part of a lobby.......
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  • never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    really bad for a Hilton Waldorf Astora. Very disappointing.
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  • Excellent Lunch
    QMLQ
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    We had an outstanding lunch. Our waitress was very attentive and made several trips to the kitchen checking on our food allergies. We were never rushed and had an excellent meal. We will return.
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  • For breakfast buffet only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Had breakfast here two days because it was included with our room rate. Even though buffets aren't usually my thing... I enjoyed it, however wouldn't have paid $60 for two people for it. I will say the service was amazing though.
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