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#345 of 1,871 Restaurants in Boston


$41 - $80
American, Contemporary
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
0.8 miles from New England Aquarium
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

The breakfast buffet at Aura offers an amazing variety of items! We were able to construct our own eggs benedict and yogurt parfaits. The buffet offers a lot more than the typical breakfast buffet fare. It's not cheap - $24.95 pp, but it's located in...the non-tipping Seaport Hotel, so that's your flat fee. The service here is exceptional!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Service and food very good great table setting able to view passing people and Harbour across the road

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed February 11, 2019

The breakfast buffet is solid in the sense that every basic item you'd expect is available (breads and pastries, scrambled eggs & eggs benedict, bacon & sausages, potatoes, rotating veggies, yogurt, fruit, etc.) The poached eggs are consistently good (e.g., runny yolks) and one morning...there was poached bok choy which was fantastic (savory and tender). In terms of drawbacks, the main one is that the sausages (which come in both link and patty form) are very dry. These were definitely not quality sausages, which if you're a vegetarian doesn't matter, but if you aren't vegetarian and you're looking at ~$25 breakfast (inclusive of mandatory 18% service charge), it's hard to argue you will get enough value from eggs and yogurt alone.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed November 1, 2018

It's a nice breakfast buffet with a variety of food. I appreciated that there were fresh fruit and berries, yogurt, poached eggs, hollandaise, croissants, salmon, and other hearty and delicate foods.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Convenient on property location and good food. Service was very good and provided an easy way to start off the day nourished.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We ate here twice. Once on our first day there, just to take the edge off our hunger, splitting an appetizer order of meatballs. They were quite good, and a generous portion. The second time we ate here was for breakfast. They offer a menu...option, or the buffet. The buffet was expensive ($23.50), and served the usual things you'd find in a breakfast buffet. We ordered from the menu instead. I had the Aura Breakfast Sammie, which is a poached egg, portabella mushroom, smoked gouda and prosciutto sandwich for just $10. Filled me up nicely, and was a nice change from the usual breakfast fare. My normally adventurous companion played it safe with basic two eggs, any style, with bacon, roasted red bliss potatoes, and toast, which was still half the price of the buffet. Decent food, good service.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Yuck! Cheap hotel type of buffet with undercooked food , unhealthy choices on menu. This caliber of hotel should be ashamed. One good note, excellent servers.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We have been frequent breakfast buffet fans for years, and we all agreed that today’s breakfast was extremely disappointing. They changed the buffet to accommodate the vegan/gluten customers and removed some of the favorites because of it. I should’ve taken a picture of the changes...I understand that you have to offer things for all different food requirements now but in doing so you’ve taken away this buffets deliciousness. Next time we come into town we will have to check it out before getting it. Please bring back the things you removed otherwise it’s just too odd, sorry to say and just not worth the money.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Wonderful service, they were always anticipating our needs. All food was fresh and made from scratch. Would recommend.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 31, 2018

We ate breakfast here while staying in the hotel. There were several interesting options beyond the traditional bacon and eggs.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Aura is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4