Aura Restaurant & Bar

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34 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We strive to provide a modern and trendy experience in an energetic atmosphere dedicated to lively food & captivating drinks. Achieving our American Eateries culinary vision by incorporating high quality ingredients at affordable pricing with attentive service.
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Miami
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Zach was great. He made awesome suggestions. The food was very good as well S the atmosphere. We were there early with my daughter and her boyfriend and had a wonderful evening.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The restaurant had great food but could use diversity in their serving staff to better serve their clientele. The food was fantastic, and so was the "aura" (LOL). However, our server seemed a bit irritated with serving an ethnic party from the moment we walked in the door.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & mimosas. Our waiter was very nice. The chef even cake to our table to check on us. I would come again.

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OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good and we had a ball!

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e
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible, restaurant was nearly empty, and the food was mediocre. We will not be back!

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The food was amazing! My wife and I both loved the ambience! We will be back:).

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

Thank you for your review Rick. We are very happy to hear about your experience & hope to serve you again soon!

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R
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved it. The whole team that works there are amazing. The food was delicious & the energy was lovely. The chef and manager came to check on us multiple times.

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

Thank you for your review Renee. We are very happy to hear about your experience and cant wait to see you again!

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JM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

From the outside looking in, it seems to be a place worth checking out and spending a good penny at. but in hindsight of actually experiencing them first hand, it's less than desirable. I had a birthday dinner with 8 guests. Out of 8 people and excluding one who did not eat, 6 guests were left unsatisfied. Mainly, the food was either undercooked, overcooked, or just plain out unsatisfying. The service was pretty standard, so no complaints with that. Also, the vibe was decently nice. I want to give it a try again, but I don't want to waste money on food not worth it.

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

We are sorry to hear about your experience Jamoyia. We never want to have our patrons unsatisfied with our food or service. If you would like to give us a second chance, we would love to extend you a discount to make your trip to us worth it where we can excel at where we failed you the first time Our email is SHMC101@gmail.co m

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great value for the money. My NY Strip was wonderful as was my wife’s salmon.

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JZ
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Solid 4 stars. Delicious food, nice decor, but a tad noisy if you're at one of the tables. Food service was a little slow, but it was a holiday, and it was understandable. I would recommend, and I will be going again.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb!! Great service and delicious food

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LR
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time,food was great except dessert, seemed like cake was microwaved to heat it and it got rubbery. Not serious but need to know. Our waiter was wonderful, we were very pleased with our random choice! We will be back.

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

TERRIBLE service! We waited over an hour for our food, the waiters did not even know the menu, we went through about 3 waiters as no one seemed to know who was supposed to be working our table. We had to go to the bar to ask for drink refills and for our check at the end of the night. The spinach dip appetizer was good, but the entrees were hit or miss. Some of it was grossly overcooked. Overall an awful dining experience and none of us would ever go back.

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RG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This was a nice restaurant but there were a lot of college kids coming in and out to use the restroom and when I went to the restroom there was a guy and two girls in a stall in the women's bathroom smoking pot.

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal! The manager clearly loves this place and it was very quiet. My boyfriend and I wenr for our anniversary and we both really enjoyed our meals. We were too full for dessert, but our meals and the appetizer all together came at an extremely low price which we were both surprised about. All around, perfect, I'd love to go again.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

We left before we ate. The noise level was unreal. The restaurant was really a bar. Packed with people on a pub crawl. Not at all what I expected. It was uncivilized. I was a bit shocked.

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

We are sad to see your review but Aura is both a Restaurant & Bar as described in our name. We do have clientele that book their company events with us & on that day there was a law firm bar crawl downtown we took part in. With downtown's limitations on what to do at night we must do our part in grasping any event that brings life to the area. We would love to have you give us another try & extend you a $15 off coupon if you decide to. Please email us at SHMC101@gmail.co m and mention this post

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SL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food took over 90 minutes from the time we order and they were out of many of the menu items that we chose. While the server was apologetic the manager barely acknowledged the issues. I got the pork chops and they were not edible ( too tough and smothered in gravy). My wife ordered the pulled pork tacos, they were very small and too spicy even after letting the sever know she did not want spicy food. Only one of the four dining liked their meal. I do not think we will be going back. Hope they get their act together.

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

We are disappointed to see we failed you on your dining experience Steven. We would appreciate if you give us another chance to see how we have improved over the past few months specially with our new menu. We would like to extend you a $15 off coupon for your next visit if you decide to give us a second try. Please email us at SHMC101@gmail.co m and mention this post for us to send it to you

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GR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went with a group of 14. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Good variety of options, reasonable prices, and very attentive service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thank guys for making my birthday even more enjoyable! Will definitely be back! One thing I do wish the lunch menu would have been available as well. Thank you again!!

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EW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food tastes great. The staff is very friendly and informative.

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KM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They ran out of one of the three deserts

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

Good evening Kerrii. We are disappointed to see we failed you. We would appreciate if you give us another chance to see how we have improved over the past few months! We would like to extend you a $15 off coupon for your next visit if you decide to give us a second try. Please email us at SHMC101@gmail.co m and mention this post for us to send it to you

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MW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambivalence making it a fun and relaxing place to be. The food and service was very good.

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly delicious food!! Def will return! The chipotle egg Benedict was out of this world! It was great to have enough room for our party of 10. Great service, great atmosphere, close to everything!

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N
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience at Aura! Love that they offer botemelss wine on Wednesday’s and have a great wine selection. Would definitely recommend!

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

Thank you for your great review, hope to see you again!

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NL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Gorgeous restaurant but everything else was blah. We went for our anniversary which we put on our reservation and nothing was said, no complimentary desert like most upscale restaurants which is fine if they don't do that. Next we had to get our waiter attention several times which was annoying because there was only 1 other couple when we arrived. We sat by the side door which did not close on its on so I was constantly getting up to close it because it was cold and raining outside. I finally stopped and the bartender started doing it. The food was not that great for the prices honestly but my son did enjoy his wings. Their social media page responds quicker than the actual employee's working in the restaurant. Another group walked in as we were waiting on our check and no one acknowledged them so they left. Not a good look at all.

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

Good evening Nikki. We are disappointed to see we failed you for your special day. As with any new restaurant there are many kinks that needed to be straightened out. We would appreciate if you give us another chance to see how we have improved! We would like to extend you a $15 off coupon for your next visit if you decide to give us a second try. Please email us at SHMC101@gmail.co m and mention this post for us to send it to you

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RL
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great. The food experience was mixed. The salmon salad and flank steak were good. The fish tacos were served not hot and the tortilla was not fresh. They had a wine list, but were out of half of the wines on menu. They said it was hurricane related? Fairly new restaurant, so they probably need some time to get it together.

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

Good evening Rick. We are sad to see your review and that we failed you. We were fairly new at the time and Hurricane Michael did have an effect on our ability to purchase enough stock properly. We would like to invite you back to give us another chance and see how we have improved though! We would like to extend you a $15 off coupon for your next visit if you decide to give us a second try. Please email us at SHMC101@gmail.co m and mention this post for us to send it to.

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R
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Just wish the service if the waiter and food were quicker. Almost decided to leave because we waited 30 minutes for our waiter to come.

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

Rayy we are very sorry to hear this about your wait. We would like to invite you back to give us another chance and see how we have improved over the past few months! We would like to extend you a $15 off coupon for your next visit if you decide to give us a second try. Please email us at SHMC101@gmail.co m and mention this post for us to send it to.

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D
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Manager was busy bartending instead of managing. Waiter made several mistakes with our order. We waited a very long time for our food and they brought the wrong steak out for us. It took 3 tries until they fixed our bill.

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

Good evening. We are sad to see your review and the issues with your steak but we were just about 2 months into opening. As with any new restaurant there are many kinks that needed to be straightened out. We would like to invite you back to give us another chance and see how we have improved! We would like to extend you a $15 off coupon for your next visit if you decide to give us a second try. Please email us at SHMC101@gmail.co m and mention this post for us to send it to.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately, we had a very disappointing experience at Aura. When we arrived, we were greeted with an insincere welcome. The quality of the food was poor. The Carolina gold burger came mooing to the table. It was sent back and another one returned that was burnt on the outside. The salmon I ordered was raw in the middle. I was looking forward to the beet salad and the beets tasted like canned beets. The chicken in the pasta Alfredo dish was rubbery and tasted like it was out of a can. We’ve had better tasting Alfredo sauce from a jar. I would not recommend the buffalo dip as it was complete mush. With our very bad experience, we did appreciate the manager taking the burger & salmon off of our bill. Sorry to say, we will not be returning to Aura.

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

Good evening Christie. We are disappointed that we failed you back then but we were just about 2 months into opening. We would like to invite you back to give us another chance and see how we have improved over the months! We would like to extend you a $15 off coupon for your next visit if you decide to give us a second try. Please email us at SHMC101@gmail.co m and mention this post for us to send it to.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My server was awesome. I had alot of questions and she handled every concern I had.

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ZZ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant in downtown Tallahassee. Would definitely recommend to check out this new spot!

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A
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Friendly service with mediocre food. The menu was lacking options The staff however was very friendly. I think once the restaurant gets more customer feedback and puts it to use they will grow their business. There’s lots of potential here and it’s a great location, but there’s lots of room for improvement. I’ll give it a couple of months and try again. They’re a new restaurant so it’s probably still the trial and error phase

Aura Restaurant & Bar
Responded on March 15, 2019

We are disappointed to see we failed you for your visit. With any new restaurant there are many kinks that needed to be straightened out & when you visited we had just opened about 6-7 weeks prior. We would appreciate if you give us another chance to see how we have improved over the past few months! We would like to extend you a $15 off coupon for your next visit if you decide to give us a second try. Please email us at SHMC101@gmail.co m and mention this post for us to send it to you

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BM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, nice ambiance. New restaurant, still working out some kinks. Staff was friendly. Will come back.

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