Putting its own spin on tradition, Aura Cocina comes from Chef Braulio and specializes in blending Cuban and Asian influences into its signature dishes. Decked out in beachy blue hues, with sand-colored booths and a living wall, the venue really channels the warmer climes it's inspired by.
There's a clubhouse kind of vibe that makes up the space, which hosts Wednesday to Friday nights between 5pm and 7pm, as well as a weekly Sunday brunch that will have you dancing in your seat to house beats. As for the food itself? You've got everything from sushi to ceviche making up the menu. Meanwhile, mains include noodles and fried rice alongside succulent meat dishes like Peiking chicken, Caja China pork, and prime rib-eye steak. These can all be washed down with a long list of carefully curated wines and specialty cocktails that will transport you from NYC to tropical shores.