New year's eve dinner at Aura was fantastic. Classic French fare was delicious, beautifully presented and filling. The service was impeccable. The wine list was varied and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was classy yet a tad noisy.
We will definitely be back.
Sadly, Aura closed on January 1, 2017. We were very happy to have been a part of their last evening's New Year's Eve dinner. Always delicious food and a lovely ambience. We'll miss Aura!
Aura has one of the finest chefs around. The professionalism of his staff reflect his attention to detail. The food is exquisite!
Love Aura! A shame it will go away soon, we will miss it. Glad we got in before they are sold.
Aura Brassiere offers consistently good food and excellent service. We had not been back for nearly one year, but they've made a step change improvement in decor and sound management. The menu is diverse and the service staff is attentive without being obtrusive. An excellent value for a night out on town or a special occasion.
It was a overall a good experience since my family really seemed to enjoy it! Not the best French meal I've had but it wasn't bad. The pumpkin soup wasn't anything special. The family liked the oysters. Brussels sprouts were good but a pretty small portion. Crab beignets were good. My brother said the pecan crusted chicken was good, my dad loved the crab stuffed founder, and the sea bass was good but seemed lukewarm when I got it. The mac and cheese was super delicious!
Do not care for the new wall around the dining area. Won't be back.
Efficient web booking system.
Pleasant environment and good food.
Aura is always a great choice for a very good meal at a reasonable price. They have a very good menu that is complemented by creative and tasty special dishes.
Have dined there regularly. Very good food and service. However, the 'renovation' has RUINED the experience. Have tried it twice since the change. Will not eat at a place that looks like a cheaply furnished coffee shop. Hostess' outfit looked like workout clothes. Those expecting the old layout on the website are in for a rude surprise.
Excellent wine collection. This was our favorite restaurant when we lived in Houston. Steak is amazing!
A bug fly around our table for entering dinner time
Fantastic French Restaurant in Sugarland. Highly recommended.
The staff, food and ambience are wonderful at this restaurant!
I don't see how anyone thinks this place is quiet. Tile floors are awful for restaurants. There was a table of 8 cackly ladies up front we heard throughout our entire meal, and there was another mixed party of 8 that we almost got seated right next to. And the place was otherwise empty. HUH? We had to ask to be seated away from the party. Unfortunately there was no getting away from the noise.
The food was good. It was tasty and cooked well. I've had better Lemon Drops elsewhere, but the Cosmo was decent. My hubby had 2 nice glasses of wine.
We may go back, but there are plenty of other choices for nice dinners in the area.
Aura has recently reconfigured their room to try and make it more formal on one side, and casual on the other. The new design is a miss. It is now boxy , and the couple of the front tables, as you enter the restaurant look like cafeteria seating. Too bad, as the food is always excellent, and the service is always good.
I came here with my mother and my aunts for Houston Restaurant Week. Overall the experience was mediocre.
First, the service. The host was kind and friendly, but inexperienced - he had to ask what the soup of the day was. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt; perhaps it was his first day. On the other hand, our server was more experienced but could use a lot of work on his customer service. The restaurant wasn't terribly busy at the time as it was past the lunch rush, but he seemed to be in a big hurry to get away from our table.
Then, the food. The four of us ordered a variety of dishes off the HRW menu and almost all of them were good. I especially enjoyed the duck pâté appetizer, and both my mom and aunt loved the lemon sole amandine. Desserts were a hit all around - pecan pie, crème brûlée and chocolate cake. My main course was the faux filet au poivre, which unfortunately did not meet my expectations. I asked for my steak to be cooked between medium rare and rare, and it came out medium. The steak itself was tough and fatty, and I ended up leaving a large portion on the plate. Its only saving grace was the sauce au poivre, which was excellent.
This was a return trip because the last visit was so great a few weeks ago. This time the meal was shared with another person. Still doing HRW menu although you can get a really good deal on the businessman's special. I had the pate and my date the calamari appetizer. The steak was excellent with wonderful sauce. She ordered the duck crepes. Both really good. They were pretty busy and I had to ask for bread. Not quite as attentive as the first time. But still all in all excellent service. The desserts were great!
Fantastic meal.Houston restaurant menu, really delicious!
Houston restaurant week menu was nice but the carpaccio was dry as if it was precut and already sitting in the fridge for a few hours. We were the last table In the restaurant and we thought the staff forgot about us. Maybe they were letting us read and have quiet time but we waited a good 10-15 minutes after other patrons already left before we got the check. It was nice to try this place out but nothing wowed me to come back.