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“Don't get sucked into this place -- its for the dogs” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aura Restaurant

Aura Restaurant
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Ranked #442 of 1,066 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $35 - $35
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center
ottawa
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Don't get sucked into this place -- its for the dogs”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

We made the mistake of letting the front man for this restaurant sweet talk us into having lunch there. The ambiance was wonderful as we people watched, but everything else was disappointing. We were shown a Zagat rating;; it must have been from years past, as the food was mediocre at best; bland, poorly presented, and with the "out of the deep freeze" characteristics.

There is an automatic 18% service charge, which is not mentioned on the menu. The waiter knew he was getting a tip, so he didn't care; the service was slow and inattentive, and one meal arrived cold. Had to wait a long time to get the meal heated up.

We were given a coupon for a 20% discount, but it was for only part of the meal; the 20% discounted didn't cover the 18% service. A cup of coffee ( not a specialty coffee) in a tiny cup was $3.50, a refill was another $3.50. Very poor value, even with the supposed discount.

We ate on the patio outdoors. I was upset to see a patron feeding her dog from her plate as she held the dog. Surely this must violate the health regulations of even a laid back place like South Beach. Management and staff saw this going on and allowed it.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
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242 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great place in the middle of Lincoln”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Aura is a great place for a bite to eat and have a drink. The staff are very nice and the outdoor seating is best at night. The food is well prepared and very tasty. The drinks are made well and are very pleasing to the palate.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Much better food than expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We last ate in Aura over a year ago. On this visit, the food was much better than I remembered. Pizza was excellent as were the other dishes we tried. Can't go wrong on this place!

Visited January 2013
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Bronx, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“horrible!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

The food was very poor. We decided to eat lunch for because i really wanted pasta- it just wasnt good especially for the price. There are way better options on the strip!
PS we ate out at restaurants all weekend and this was the worst experience/food that we had there.

Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Paying to people watch on Lincoln rd”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

The food was average here. Don't order the mussels. Grilled salmon and lobster ravioli were good. It's in a good location in the middle of Lincoln rd to people watch

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