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About Aura

Aura offers one of the most intriguing dining atmospheres in Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Whether your eating in our cherry wood dining room or 'al fresco' in our spacious dining patio; Aura is the perfect place to enjoy the Lincoln road view, while having fabulous food and delicious wine.

613 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, International, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 695-1100

Executive Chef:
Didier Balluais

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Aura Ratings and Reviews

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3.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.3

service

3.3

ambience

3.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Good for Groups (15)
Hot Spot (13)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Romantic (7)
Special Occasion (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The service is terrible. No one takes charge or expect someone else to take care of you.

Their deals are meant to "fish" customers/tourists.
Their deals are not reflected in the bill at all.

In addition, they automatically include a 20% tip.

Not sure I would recommend a place which culture is to fool the customer.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Loved the sushi... Amazing service !!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Good food and service but when asked to split our bill, $100 was added "mistakenly" added into the two-way split. Left feeling that they hoped we would not notice.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Excellent experience, prompt service and food was perfect!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Really not worth the value, food was bad service was under par.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Love this restaurant. This was our second visit. Would go frequently if we lived in Miami. Food was delicious. Staff was upbeat & welcoming . Attentive service . Perfect spot on Lincoln Road to dine outside & enjoy the atmosphere. Yor inside is small & has a fast food feel to it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 11, 2016

I don't like being forced to write reviews, so I don't have much to say

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Me and 5 of my friends went to Aura while at a Bachelor party in Miami. The food was so good, we actually ate there two nights in a row. Some of the best lamb and steak I've ever had. Go here! Also ask about the 20% discount and two for one drinks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 20, 2016

The food and service was outstanding. The ambiance was ok because it was an outdoor table and pets were allowed to sit in the seats as if they were paying customers. We weren't too excited about that, but everything else was very acceptable.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Lincoln Road has changed over the years and there are more and more restaurants placed there to cater to the tourists wanting to people watch. I think this is one of them. The food was was as Italian as it was Greek. It was good and the service was good too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (México)·Dined on July 6, 2015

Located in Lincoln Road in a stratgoc location, with a Brazilian restaurant as neighbour. Tables are outside in the street which gives you a nice view to a street that no one should miss in South Beach.

Despite being a Greek place i liked the Pizza that was in the pictures of its Ad, and it met all my expectations, which were very high.

The beer selection is quite limited though

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Touristic place with terrible service --- waited for food for over an hour.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This was not my first visit to Aura. I've been before when visiting South Beach. The food is good but not outstanding. They have a nice outdoor dining area and out server was very nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Open table said this was a Greek restaurant and it's not. It's italian - open table needs to correct this. While I like Italian I hate to be surprised. The food was good, not great but we sat in the big outdoor patio which is fun and makes for great people watching. Service was very good but of course that will depend in who you get. Prices were fair.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Excellent food, service and location

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 21, 2014

Excellent service. accommodating chef!!!!!! Delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I had much higher expectations for the price. It is a very interesting location, but nothing about my experience was exceptional.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2014

I enjoyed my tim, the service was very attentive, the food was great. Great for outdoor sitting and people watching in Licoln Road!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2012

New years eve. I confirmed that they had their regular menu. When we got there we found out that it was not the regular menu and had raised the prices by about 20 dollars per entree.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2012

Enjoyed the lobster. It was really tasty & moist.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 18, 2012

We ate at Aura on a Tuesday night. The hostess and wait staff were friendly and very helpful. My only problem with staff was constantly having to ask for water. Food quality was a different issue. Started out with an order of frozen strawberry margueritas...it was hot and we were sitting outside. Definitely not frozen. We ordered the spinach and cheese dip appetizer and were not impressed. Spinach was limp and seemed as if it was from a package of frozen spinach. Cheese was okay but a little watery due to the spinach. For an entree we shared the seafood and chicken paella. The shellfish and chicken were all overcooked. The rice was a risotto and was not the correct texture. Not one of our better dining experiences

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 13, 2012

Great food, a bit overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2011

The food was simply mediocre. The caesar salad had very little flavor, and much of the romaine was on the yellow side. There was great difficulty communicating with the waitress who didn't seem to understand open table, and said I could not be marked as seated because "we don't take lunch reservations", even though I had an open table reservation.
The menu was uninspiring.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 5, 2011

Not for foodies, but a fun place to hang out.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 5, 2011

This is not the restaurant described on the website and in other places. This is a tourist trap that sell large neon colored drinks and large plates of bad spaghetti. Avoid.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2011

A great spot on Lincoln Road but don't expect great food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2011

From appetizer to dessert,the taste and the presentation of our food was unappealing. Tough fried calamari. A caprese salad that was three thick slabs of mozzarella (which tasted fine) next to three thickly sliced, somewhat pale tomatoes. The pistachio crusted sea bass, supposedly their signature dish, wasn't crusted at all. The pistachios are simply incorporated in a sauce poured over rather mushy fish. My chicken picata was a thick, dry chicken breast,not pounded thin as picata should be, served with a large pool of lukewarm mashed potatoes. The best item on the plate was the steamed broccoli. My husband's dessert, a passion fruit pie, was surprisingly good. My cappucino pie was not. Our server on the other hand was terrific.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2011

if you would like to experience the open-air ambiance of Lincoln Road, which is a "car-less" street in South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida....this is the place.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 1, 2011

This little bistro sits outside in the main pedestrian area of South Beach. Good people watching if you are in the right spot. We were looking for something easy that night and this fit the bil. That being said this gets a very high rating/review so our expectations were high. The food was good not great and we felt a little rushed. If you are looking to grab something quick that is better than average this is the place for you.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 1, 2011

They are too salesy for me. Mi felt like I was at a used car lot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2011

Good service... good food.... good atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2011

We were a large group of 18 and we were very happy to see our table ready when we got there. The service was very good. The menu offered many choices. Overall, we had a great experience to celebrate our daughter's sixteenth birthday.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2011

Outside is in the fun, but busy, Lincoln Rd. Mall, which is where we sat (the inside looks a bit dreary). Service was attentive and professional; they kept things moving so we could get to a concert. Food was good, but not outstanding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2010

can't believe the rating it got in zagats. that must have been relatives writing those reviews...

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2010

It is a tourist trap! I can't believe it was so well rated in Zagats!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2010

Went here for dinner my second night in Miami and wasn't very impressed. Menu didn't offer a wide variety of choices for dining and the servers were not very attentive to us which I thought awful because the restaurant was not busy.
Its located on Lincoln Rd which is polluted with outdoor dining and due to that, there are hosts and hostesses hawking there menus at you as you walk down the street( fighting to get your business)which is a big turn off.
I do not recommend this place to dine at. I only recommend dining on Lincoln Rd if it's for lunch and you have nowhere to be after.

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