Aura - Nita Lake Lodge

4.5
373 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Regional American (Northwest)

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Good Vegetarian Options
Lakeside breakfast & special dining events
Aura Restaurant is now open for breakfast, daily from 7:00am - 11:00 am.

Please note: there is no a la carte dinner service at this time. Please join us for lunch and dinner at Cure Lounge & Patio, daily from 11:30am-10pm.

A refreshing breeze over the lake in the summer, the warm glow of a fireplace in the winter – this is the essence of Cure Lounge & Patio at Nita Lake Lodge. It’s a place to share, reconnect, and naturally savour the best of Whistler. Cure’s combination of craft cocktails and local beers along with casual share plates by Executive Chef Josh Kelly creates a wonderfully familiar and comforting palette of flavours.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 373 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
Ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCaiusP
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice service and tasty dishes.

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Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for your review of Aura Restaurant! We hope to welcome you again soon. With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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Billy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good fusion food, start of scallop and tuna are excellent. Steak and risotto are also delicious. Good view of the lake while having the meal is perfect. It was cold, otherwise, had a short walk around the lake before dinner would be perfect. Also like bar next to it, we also had a drink before the dinner.

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Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura Restaurant, Billy! I will be sure to pass your feedback along to the entire team in Aura, and we hope to welcome you again soon. With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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Roger
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Nice contemporary style restaurant. Excellent and interesting dinner. Nice presentation.

Problem was our waiter, although a very nice guy, was missing in action for a good part of the time when it was necessary for him to be present! Long wait between dirty plates, getting the bill etc.
When one is spending that much money for dinner it’s not unreasonable to expect good service. We are understanding, patient people but this was not acceptable.
We spend the winter in Whistler - this was was like a trial to see if we could add this restaurant to a list of places that we might like to go in future.
Sorry won’t go back!

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Responded on March 29, 2020

Dear Roger, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback; we value your honest opinion and apologize that the dining service fell short of the experience we strive to provide. We truly appreciate all opportunities for development and we will be addressing this feedback as a Management Team. If you would like to discuss your visit in more depth, I will be happy to assist and please connect with me directly at the Lodge. Best wishes, Samantha Royle. Guest Relations Manager

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Serving Size was small. Food was ok .. nothing special. My everyday dinner at home is usually much tastier.

Wine marked up 4-5 times store price.

Dessert should have had fresh fruit not feeble cake to dip in the chocolate sauce

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vipdanielw
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Claudia was the best server ever. Not only knowing the menu but able to make us fell like regulars. Well done Claudia!

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Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura Restaurant, Daniel! I will be sure to pass your feedback along to Claudia and the entire team in Aura, and we hope to welcome you again soon. With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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GeoffA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice place to eat. Menu is a bit limited but with still a reasonable amount of choice. Portions were a tad small given the resort emphasis on outdoor activities. Would definitely visit again.

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Responded on March 11, 2020

Dear GeoffA, Thank you for sharing your experience of Aura Restaurant with us. We are pleased to see that overall you had an excellent visit and are grateful for your comments regarding our portion size and menu variety. I will of course share this on with our Chef, and should you wish to discuss your experience further with me, I can be reached directly at the Lodge. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Samantha Royle. Guest Relations Manager

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CharlesQ
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

To be honest, I was expecting more of the service and the food I had last night because this restaurant is one of the "top-rated” ”modern French” dining places on Google maps. The starter I had was pan seared scallops, it tasted fine, but actually I expected a little bit larger size rather than 4 pieces toonie sized scallops with $30. The main course braised lamb was just a disappointment. 4 pieces salty lamb with big bones, the actual protein less than 20%, the risotto was bland and the red wine sauce tasted nothing but salty. We were just too disappointed to order dessert and left.

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Responded on March 7, 2020

Dear Charles, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We value your honest opinion and I apologize that the dining experience fell short of the service we strive to provide. We truly appreciate all opportunities for development and we will be addressing this feedback as a Management Team. If you would like to discuss your visit in more depth, I will be happy to assist and please connect with me directly at the Lodge. Best wishes, Samantha Royle. Guest Relations Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was delicious. Such ambiance to sit and have a view of the frozen Nita Lake.

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Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura Restaurant! We are thrilled you enjoyed our location and amazing views of the frozen lake. We hope to welcome you again soon. With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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Pegg
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience overall. Potato Croquettes were a bit disappointing; not very flavorful but everything else was terrific! Second time we've been there and we'll definitely go back.

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Responded on March 4, 2020

Dear Pegg, Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura! We are pleased that overall, everything was to your enjoyment on your second visit, but we will of course share your feedback along with Chef James Olberg regarding the potato croquettes. Should you wish to discuss your experience further with me, I can be reached directly at the Lodge. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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BKKuhta
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed a very good dinner. i had the beet salad, fish & scallops, and my husband had the duck gnocchi. All was delicious. Lemon tart was also very good but could have been a little larger. Great location with view of lake and quiet enough for conversation.

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Responded on March 4, 2020

Dear PKuhta, Thank you for your review and we are very pleased to see that you enjoyed the deliciously prepared dishes by Chef James Olberg. We will certainly share your feedback along regarding the portion size of the dessert with our team. Should you wish to discuss your experience further with me, I can be reached directly at the Lodge. Sincerely, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were great. I marked off a little for ambiance because it is within a hotel. The restaurant itself was nice. An added plus is they had free covered parking.

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura Restaurant! We hope to welcome you again soon. With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Great place, good food, good wine. Service was slow but overall it was good.

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SteveB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was meh. Service pretty good. Nice environment

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent, from scallop starter (best I’ve ever had) to braised short ribs....yum! Would definitely eat here again.

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Responded on February 21, 2020

Dear Elizabeth, We were thrilled to have you join us and are so pleased you found everything to be so excellent! We truly look forward to welcoming you back in the future, and thank you for choosing Aura Restaurant at Nita Lake Lodge. Sincerely, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, great service

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Responded on February 19, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura Restaurant & we are so pleased you encountered such excellent food and great service! It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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LoraleeL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the crostini, the scallops, and the gnocchi.

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Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi LoraleeL, We are thrilled you had a great experience with us and were truly able to enjoy our crostini, scallops and gnocchi! We will pass your appreciation onto the Chef and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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Garlictraveler
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration We had the oso buco lamb and the short ribs. Excellent tomato soup and a complimentary dessert. Also has a very nice wine list

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Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Garlictrtaveler, We are grateful for your review and are so pleased you enjoyed the lamb oso buco and the amazing tomato soup; I will be sure to share your feedback with our wider team and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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RayW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The food was excellent (osso bucco and shortribs hightly recommendable, the lobster bisque was delicious). Service was pleasant and attentive enough. The lighting is harsh, decor not great, tables very cafeteria like. Overall, very pleasant evening.

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KimJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great dinner, main meal was awesome and dessert was even so yummy! Service was great, I would recommend this restaurant.

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Responded on February 9, 2020

Hi KimJ, Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura Restaurant and we are very pleased that you enjoyed such excellent service and meal quality! We would love to welcome you back again soon. Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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KathyK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. The service, food and ambiance was perfect.

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Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi KathyK! Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura Restaurant; we are so pleased you enjoyed the excellent food and service provided by the team. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future and please stay tuned on our Social Media pages for our weekly and daily specials! With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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ShelleyS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous meal and great service! With an old lodge feel in an updated dining space, great care is taken in meal planning and preparation. I particularly liked the gnocchi in the delicious sauce.

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Responded on February 3, 2020

Hi ShelleyS! Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura Restaurant! We are so pleased you had such a fabulous meal with great service and I will be sure to share your feedback on with our Chef and Team! We hope to see you again. With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We’re on a ski trip with friends. The restaurant was nice, our server was excellent but the food was not at the level of the price points. I had the lamb Osso buco which was overcooked and tepid. Having chosen the restaurant I didn’t want to voice my disappointment to the group.

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Responded on February 2, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review and I would certainly love to hear more about experience and I encourage you connect with me at the Lodge directly. Best Wishes, Samantha Royle. Guest Relations Manager.

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vipLovetoeat
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was fabulous with great council and perfect service and the food was unique and delicious.

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Responded on January 31, 2020

Hi Lovetoeat! Thank you for your 5 star review of Aura Restaurant; we are so pleased you found such great service and unique food options on your recent experience and we hope to see you again. With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Over rated

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Morehabanero
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Arrived on a Monday, AND they have a complete Meatless Monday menu that is quite honestly superb.

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Responded on January 22, 2020

Hi Morehabanero, We are so pleased that you enjoyed out Meatless Monday Menu! We pride ourselves on offering diverse and fresh flavors for any allergy or preference and it's great to see you had such a superb experience! Samantha Royle. Guest Relations Manager.

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vipFalmito
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was very good - sea bass marinate was excellent - mushroom risotto was prepared perfectly - all kids meals are made fresh. Service was slow - good waiter, but wasn't seen after the initial hello four about 15 minutes - a second waitress brought over drinks. Lots of time in-between courses.

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Responded on January 4, 2020

Dear Falmito, Thank you for choosing Aura Restaurant! I will be sure to share your feedback regarding the food quality with our Chef and the Culinary Team, and its great to hear you enjoyed the mushroom risotto so well. We are sorry to hear however, about the delay in service and we will ensure that the quality of service provided by the team is reviewed - thank you for sharing this on. Warm Wishes, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager. Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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vipConstanceH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were visiting from Colorado on New Year's Eve. Everything about the Nita Lake Lodge was excellent. My husband had the Beef Tenderloin and I had a delicious Squash Risotto. Service and ambiance were perfect.

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Responded on January 3, 2020

Dear ConstanceH, Thank you for choosing the Aura Restaurant for your New Years celebrations and we are so pleased you enjoyed such an excellent meal! We too loved the Squash Risotto and the Beef Tenderloin that was available, and I will be sure to share your feedback on with our wider team. We hope to welcome you again soon & Happy New Year! Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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jannekev
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aura is an excellent example of delicious food that is healthy too. There are lots of gluten free & vegan options. The only thing misding on the menu was a vegetarian gluten-free main course. Staff was very creative to design an option.

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Responded on December 31, 2019

Dear jannekev, Thank you for your detailed review, and we are so pleased to see you enjoyed your dinner in Aura! We will be sure to pass along your feedback regarding a vegetarian, gluten-free main course to our Chef and Culinary Team. We hope to see you again & Happy Holidays! Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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vipBruceW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This review is.fornthe brunch, not dinner. It was $36/ adult. The hot food was not impressive. Then old food looked good but we didn't eat it.

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karenc
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice setting for dinner. Enjoyed my squash risotto. Hubbie had the duck gnocchi (a bit heavy for him). Salads were fresh and delish

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Responded on December 18, 2019

Dear karenc, We were pleased to welcome you to Aura for dinner and we are pleased to see you enjoyed the squash risotto and duck gnocchi, as well as our fresh salads! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes, Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food drink. Super friendly professional courteous staff. Really personal touch. Cullain was our server and one of the nicest people we’ve met. Had a lovely chat with dinner. He was there when you needed but never hovered. Super nice receptionist too. Very courteous.

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Responded on December 5, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience in Aura with Cullain as your server! We truly hope to welcome you back in the future. With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager.

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EileenJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We only experienced the lounge and restaurant -- the food was outstanding and service was great.

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Responded on December 1, 2019

Dear EileenJ, We are grateful that you enjoyed such a wonderful time with us in both Cure Lounge and Aura Restaurant! We are thrilled that both the food and service was so memorable and we truly hope to welcome you back again. With Thanks, Samantha. Guest Relations Manager.

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louiss
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We were lucky to be able to sample the last day of the preset 3 course menu for only $39 per person. The choices were varied and enticing, and between my wife and I, we ordered 4 different meals (2 starters and 2 main) and all 4 were delicious. Service was a bit slow and our server seemed to be easily distracted. Great evening though. Would recommend without question.

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Responded on November 28, 2019

Dear Louiss, We are grateful to receive your review and than k you for sharing. It is fantastic to see that you enjoyed many different options with the fall, 3-course pre fixe menu and I will share your feedback with our Chef and Culinary Team. I am sorry however, to hear of the slow and distracted service and I will also be sharing this on with our Food and Beverage Manager for their review. Best Wishes, Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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Rockette
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is absolutely one if the best restaurants my boyfriend and I have been to. Food was delicious. Great cocktails. Love the open kitchen. We really enjoyed our time here and would return again any time.

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Responded on November 20, 2019

Dear Rockette, Thank you very much for your review! We are thrilled that you had such a great dining experience with us and were able to indulge in some of our wonderful cocktails! We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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LJis
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I found the restaurant too bright as the tables we were seated at line up along the open kitchen and hallway, very brightly lit.
Portions were generous, lab shank delicious. Dessert was only fair We had 4 course deal which was certainly reasonable offering.

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GaryC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This place was great for recovering after too much food/wine at the 'Cornucopia' event the night before. Everything was spot on and at a $1.32 exchange rate, a cheap date, eh?

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Responded on November 20, 2019

Dear Gary, We are so pleased that a great dining experience with us at Aura - Congratulations on a fantastic exchange rate! We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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Christopher
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first visit to the restaurant. It’s was a excellent experience. The wait staff was pleasant, helpful and attentive. The food was delicious, well presented and a good temperature. I had the lamb shanks. The dish was not too salty and the quantity was perfect. The mashed potato was very good and the carrots/turnips cooked to perfection. The crèche brûlée was excellent. Just a great dinner from start to finish. I was also appreciative of the fact that it was relatively quiet, no intrusive music.

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Responded on November 20, 2019

Dear Christopher, Thank you for your review of your Aura dining experience! We are thrilled the team provided such pleasant and helpful service while you enjoyed such delicious, well presented dishes! We truly hope to see you again soon, and thank you again for your review. Best Wishes, Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Host needs to be more informed of events. She was unable to communicate with customers, us and a previous group

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Responded on November 20, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your Aura experience. We are sorry to hear that the host was not able to provide the details required for an enjoyable experience with us. Thank you for this feedback, and I will be sharing this on with our Food and Beverage Manager for their follow up. Please accept my apologies on behalf of the team for the impression this left on your dining experience with us. Best Wishes, Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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Joan
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

We had dinner with another couple. All of us are professionals and well traveled. Only my husband ate his entree, the salads were not even restaurant worthy. My friend and I ordered the linguine dish with mushrooms and braised beef-we didn't even save the leftovers and only had a few bites at the table. We are unlikely to return for a dinner meal.We have a mountain home within walking distance and we were hoping to be regulars. Restaurant was noisy and the round table was small for 4. The waiter removed our bread basket to allow room for our meals. Such a great location but terrible food.

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vipSDFoodie
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic all around!!

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Responded on November 20, 2019

Dear SDFoodie, Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon. Samantha R. Guest Relations Manager.

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Aura - Nita Lake Lodge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 966-5711.

Aura - Nita Lake Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 373 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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