Sophisticated yet approachable. Chic yet rustic. Inventive yet delicious. That's the vibe at the highly anticipated grand opening of Aura Restaurant & Bar, set to open the week of September 27th. With a menu overflowing with a variety of elegant, decadent dishes and an atmosphere to match, this just may be your new go-to for your much-needed adult night out.
Aura Restaurant & Bar, located on Main St. in Hackensack, combines American and international cusine with exotic cocktails and an all encompassing wine list. Their extensive menu is filled with flavorful fare, including appetizers such as spicy ahi tuna over crispy rice cake and roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts with caramelized walnuts; fresh-made pastas such as mixed paella or handmade spinach and goat cheese ravioli with toasted pine nuts; and main courses including honey and ginger glazed norwegian salmon and herb crusted Colorado lamb chops. In the spirits section of the menu, look for beer on tap, red and white wine selections from Spain, France and Italy, plus cocktails including their pineapple mojita and dirty martini.
The atmosphere is just as eclectic, offering a swanky yet rustic design in their restaurant and lounge setting. It's the NYC spot you long to visit, without having to cross over the bridge or through the tunnel. Think: leather couches, old-world chandeliers, and sleek décor. Yet, the space remains welcoming and cozy, continuing with a neighborhood feel. Post-dinner, keep the night going as Aura pumps up the jam with music from a local DJ.Aura Restaurant & Bar 159 Main St., Hackensack