About Aura

Restaurant & Lounge

Aura Restaurant and Lounge is a locally owned and operated hidden gem nuzzled into the West side of Des Moines. New owners Jason Krull and Cephus Wright II, along with a passionate staff, are committed to ensuring your night out be a memorable one. 

Our mission is to provide our guests with an elevated experience. 

Our dining menu is both expansive and expertly crafted, with our chefs bringing together a vast portfolio of past experience and a willingness to be bold in order to present dishes both delectable and delicious. Our menu offerings range from fresh twists on New American Fine Dining to worldly dishes inspired from Asia, Europe, and South America.  As every expertly cooked steak deserves the perfect glass of wine to pair with it, so does our bar program to our kitchen. Utilizing some of the brightest minds in wine, we have constructed a diverse portfolio of fantastic wines from all across the globe, available at a consumer-conscious price. Our cocktail program features seasonal creations, house-perfected cocktails, and a fully-stocked bar with some of the best spirits available.

So, whether it’s lunch time, happy hour, a date night, a birthday, a business dinner, or even a bite of dessert with a cocktail at the end of the night, make your next night better at Aura Restaurant and Lounge.

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Specializing in modern American, farm-to-table cuisine, Aura is all about sharing the good vibes with family and friends.

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Have a party?
We cater to all occasions

Whether a birthday, a wedding, a corporate event, or whatever matters to you, we offer catering packages for all occasions.

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    Casual and
    Family Friendly!

    Good vibes only
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    Prepared to Perfection

    Made From the Best Ingredients
    Our Menu
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Call us at (515)-225-6005 or book a table through Open Table:



12851 University Avenue
Clive, IA


Lunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 3pm - 9pm
Lunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 3pm - 10pm

Closed on Sunday