The menu choices were excellent. The BBQ shrimp appetizer was excellent.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was good...but
So I made the decision to try out Aura for a double date, it was a good decision. The crawfish potatoskins were AMAZING, the seafood chowder was fantastic and our entrees were great. Three ordered the salmon and said it was very good, I ordered the filet on cheese grits and was a little disappointed. My filet was overcooked (I prefer med-rare) and that ruined my meal for me. But I will say our waitress was fantastic, she was very knowledgable about the menu and she was extremely warm and welcoming. The ambiance seemed a little stale, but the space is a little unusual in shape so I could see how it would be a little difficult to make it super appealing. Even with all this said, I would still go back!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance was great, the food was delicious, and the drinks were so good! I ordered the Alligator Ribs and Sautéed Kale. The food was wonderful. Will definitely go back again. This is going to be one of my new spots.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great surprise. We were
A great surprise. We were a party of 8 which included 2 young ones.
Everyone's food was excellent. Try the salmon, pork shop, or filet.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Menu was
Food was excellent. Menu was unique and selections did a great job of blending favors for delicious outcome.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food and Service in Bar Area
If you want to take advantage of the drink and food specials they offer, sit at the bar. They have 2 for 1 drink and appetizers Mondays and Tuesdays. You can also order off the normal menu. Bar is great because they have normal tables as well and the service is still good. Food is excellent. I highly recommend trying Aura.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique food that won't do too much damage to your wallet. I will definitely come back.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner for two
Had a great meal on a quiet Monday with my fiancé. Meals were attentively prepared, staff were attentive and unusually knowledgable.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Off the beaten path
Friendly,informed and attentive service. Interesting and tasty fusion menu although all combinations don't work(collards and sweet potato fries,for example), but the alligator ribs do.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Food in Town!
I absolutely LOVED this restaurant. I'm not one to write reviews, but I had to make an exception in this case. Hands down, the best food in town. There were so many choices on the menu, and they all looked delectable. Usually when I look at a menu, I see one or two things that appeal to me. This menu was unbelievable. The food had bold flavors and fresh ingredients. The goat cheese fondue appetizer and the grilled Caesar salad are a Must! I loved the grouper/scallop entrée. I tasted the seafood pasta, and it was worthy. The ambiance was a bit industrial for my taste, but we spoke to the owner about how to soften the place. This place needs to be supported. The prices are good, and the food was out of this world.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
AURA...a hidden gem
AURA is a hidden gem off of Division Street. The friendly staff was warm and engaging and very helpful. We knew we were in for a special treat after consuming the delicious appetizers. The crawfish stuffed potato skins where especially delightful. Our party of six all ordered different entrées and none of us were disappointed in our selection. From the Grouper-Diver scallops cooked to perfection to the grilled pork chops with leeks we found it was a pallet pleasing adventure. At most places you eat, but we can truly say at AURA's we dined. It is a place we will be encouraging our friends to try and we will definitely be returning.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Most creative menu in Nashville!
We had a great experience at Aura. The service was great, the food was creative and delicious. I get tired of the same old menus all around town so it was refreshing to have some new things to try! I'm looking forward to trying the brunch!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Dining
As soon as we enetered Aura, we were greeted with by the manager and taken to our seat where our waitress greeted us with water. The staff was nothing but friendly and helpful, and the food was great. My husband and I highly recommend the crabcakes, seafood chowder, and apple fritter. For dinner, my husband had the special...shrimp, pork loin and fritters. A definite must-have. This meal was SOOO good. My mahi-mahi was no comparison. I wouldn't recommend the mahi-mahi since the fish itself was bland. Amazing rice, but I've had better mahi-mahi at home. Fabulous drinks! Look forward to our next visit.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decided to check this out
Decided to check this out while in Nashville, while not on the main drag it's a good stop over while on music row.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food combinations and presentations were eclectic and our waiter Mark was very friendly. I would definitely go back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our third visit to
This was our third visit to Aura but the first for brunch. A great experience from every standpoint. Looking forward to our next visit.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful time at Aura. This was my third time back and it didn't disappoint.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
First timer here and I was impressed by the service of the staff and especially THE FOOD!
The food not only tasted AMAZING but was VISUALLY delicious as well. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a new place to try to COME ON DOWN to AURA'S. I know I plan on going back to try some new dishes & dessert next time!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu for gluten free eaters and those who don't. Great service. Quiet surroundings. They are up and coming in the Nashville area.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the alligator ribs, salmon wrap and the filet mignon this go round. Everything was wonderful.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent as was the food & wine. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the wat each food was prepared and made excellent sugestions.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was a great experience fresh
Was a great experience fresh cocktails, great wine list and descent beer selection. I had the NY strip light char very tasty. My girlfriend had the salmon and she was very pleased. Highly recommend Aura's.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Find!!!
I had an appointment at 8 PM/ 8.31.13- NO ONE was there. Thus, it was very quiet and mellow. The food was AMAZING! I had the Hummus, Loaded Potatoes, Lavender Goat Cheese Fondu, Rainbow Kale Salad, Corn Cakes(Cornbread Fritters), Roasted Salmon, and Bread Pudding. Hummus is a touch sweet, but a NICE change. The Potatoes were smooth, creamy, and just heaven. Lavender Goat Cheese is a MUST TRY. The Salad was a salad and the cornbread was cornbread- eh-okay. The Roasted Salmon was very tasty. The Bread Pudding was HEAVEN!!!! Its not like other bread puddings. Its somewhat deconstructed. Our waitress was SO AMAZING! She knew the menu and sold us on everything she recommended. Try the Honey Pot if you like white wine!!! Berry drink=INTERESTING!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here with 2 colleagues while in town for business. The service and food is amazing. The dishes are very creative and wonderful. Our server knew every detail about what went in all the dishes. I highly recommend this restaurant!
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect for a Special Occasion
My husband and I had a wonderful experience. We went on a Sunday night, so it was not crowded at all. Our server was extremely polite, attentive, and very knowledgeable of the menu. I gave food a 4 instead of a 5 because I didn't like the rice that came with my meal...very strong taste that overpowered everything; however the crabcake, grouper and steak we had were great and the scallops were the best I've ever had. It is pretty expensive compared to our normal dinners out, but it is a perfect place for a special occasion dinner. I'd also say it is a great place to go for cocktails and appetizers. They make all their cocktails with fresh ingredients, and it really makes a difference in the taste.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pre-concert Meal
My wife and I had a great dinner before the Chicago concert Saturday night. The server made outstanding recommendations about the menu...two seafood items and two from terra firma. Her chicken torta was fabulous. My porkchop had excellennt flavor but was a little overcooked. The best thing we orderetd at our server's reco was the grilled caesar salad...worth a return visit on its own. The wine list was interesting and their cocktails are unique and fresh.
We'll be back to try the salmo and grouper.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
good date place
Food was good. Service was great. Its close to a lot of cool places to go afterwards. I would go here again
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new Nashville find
With so many restaurants in popping up in town, it's great to find a new one and be a little ahead of the crowd! We went Saturday night before the symphony and it was a quick drive downtown. The goat cheese fondue and edamame hummus were outstanding! The lobster mac & cheese and creme brule trio were also a big hit. We will certainly be going back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great. The atmosphere is romantic and the service was great.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, but the hand crafted cocktails were excellent. Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Would visit again, but only for drinks appetizers.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed and tasty
The kale salad was beautiful and delicious. The steak and veggie salad was a unique healthy salad twist and the chef generously made the steak as rare as I like. The Filet Mignon was tender and well prepared. Though the lobster mac and cheese was not the spectacular event I expected, it was very good and I'm glad I tried it. As good as the food was, the service was better. I look forward to going back to Aura.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great upscale spot
This is a great spot for a romantic, yet sometimes casual, date or special occasion. Lunch is great here as well. I am not sure of the bar scene, but the bar is very trendy and nice. The service staff are upbeat and knowledgeable. Also has a great menu.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and fine food
When we first walked in, we almost backed out. Business was VERY slow on this night, and that often leads one to assume that the food isn't great or something else is wrong. I am SO glad that we didn't!!
Even though the atmosphere wasn't as lively as we would've hoped, the service was extraordinary -- and the food was very good. We will return...
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was looking for a place close to the hotel (Embassy Suite Vanderbilt) and the front desk folks suggested Aura. It was right behind the hotel maybe a 90 second walk. We really enjoyed our time there. Next time we're in Nashville, we'll go back.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was fabulous!
We had dinner with friends at Aura and we have found our new hot spot. The service was also good. We were impressed that the manager and owner stopped by our table to see if we were enjoying ourselves.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not very busy for a Saturday
Not very busy for a Saturday night. Wait staff very attentive for meal and knowledgable of menu. Bar was out of first two wines that were ordered. Food presentations were nice. Two salads were only ok although "wedge" has a very interesting concept on the classic. Both had the Grouper and Scallops and it was fantastic. Grouper was fresh and cooked perfectly. One of best ever experienced. Bread pudding dessert was only ok.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not busy, good food
Valet parking was a nice touch, especially considering the parking options there. Valet guy was really nice and friendly - even though I would normally not valet. Seating immediately. Restaurant was pretty quiet, seemed maybe 40-50% full, even though I would expect this to be primetime. Took a few mins for waitress to come to us, but hostess realized this herself and followed up. Food was good, they have some unique sides. I could eaten just the mac and cheese and been happy.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food, service, ambiance, and drinks were all excellent. Very tasty alligator ribs and salmon. Pumpkin cheesecake to die for.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM