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Aureole - Bar Room
Aureole - Bar Room
  • Address:
    135 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Aureole - Bar Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charliepalmer.com
  • Email: reservations@charliepalmer.com
  • Phone: (212) 319-1660
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Post-theatre late night menu available Friday - Saturday 10:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Gleadow-Ware
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Charlie Palmer catering can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size.
  • Private Party Facilities: A Private Dining Room featuring rich textures and a palette of silver finishes offers seating for 60 (150 for standing cocktail receptions) and is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Consistent with the fundamental idea of radiance, light plays a key role in the design.
  • Private Party Contact: Yulia Florinskaya (646) 392-9172 x20
  • Special Events & Promotions: Big Mag Boeuf Sundays in The Bar Room. This $49 Three Course Menu includes a simple salad to start, a Cote de Boeuf on the Bone to be shared for two, sautéed spinach, pomme frites, and dessert. Menu will be paired with Bordeaux wine poured from Magnums.
    No Corkage fee on Monday.

    Theater Plans? Join us for our new late night menu served Fri-Sat. 10-11:30pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenue of the Americas
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3, 7, B, D, F, N, Q, R, & S trains to 42nd Street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage one block away on 43rd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway.
A word from Aureole - Bar Room
Charlie Palmer's signature Progressive American cuisine first took root in the original townhouse location of Aureole, where the chef made an early commitment to farm over factory food. Today, Aureole continues to shine at One Bryant Park under the kitchen leadership of Executive Chef Marcus Gleadow-Ware. Dining at the contemporary Aureole is staged in two venues: the formal dining room and more casual bar room.

Designed with modern conviviality in mind, the smart, casual bar room offers a la carte access to many selections that share the same style and ingredients as tasting menu dishes from the Dining Room. Or, select from a list of inventive “bar snacks” for lunch and dinner, followed by indulgent desserts from pastry chef Pierre Poulin.

Reservations can be made here for the Bar Room only.

To be seated in the Dining Room, please visit the Aureole Dining Room.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Dined here recently. Native NYers who done out a lot. Go back to This restaurant when it was amazing and located in the 60's. Foud was lackluster...over done and served cold. Management seemed to be inexperienced. Won't be returning."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I recommend Aureole for an excellent, upscale lunch. I got the lobster bisque which was oustanding. Our server was exceptional: helpful and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I went here pre-theater and the appetizer was served right on time and then the entree came 30 minutes later. I asked the waitress and she said she realized that and had already inquired and that is should be out in 1-2 minutes. It came out about 8 minutes later. We had to rush through it and down dessert and then rush to the theater. I got the manager when after we had waited so long and he should of circled back around. It was disappointing to have to pay that and not enjoy the meal. They said we could come back after the show for dessert, but that wasn't an option for us at the time."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great food in more casual environment. Particularly good place if dining alone. The food is top quality and the wine list has an excellent and varied selection. Really cannot go wrong with any dish on the menu. Salmon is as good as it gets."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Amazing food, very good location (near Times Square). highly recommended for couples and groups."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had to watch advertisements on Big Screen across the street for entire meal. Very distracting. Only affects a few tables but if one is yours, watch out. They have a screen up on the windows, but it doesn't block it out. Wine by the glass is way overpriced."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "There was a problem with every course. They did not bring one of the appetizers until we pursued it, salmon sent back not cooked to request and served to wrong person. Coffee didn't come until after dessert and the check, when we were ready to leave. It was hard to get anyone to help us during the meal."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Went with family and loved it. 42nd Street location is BUSY! Came at reservation time and theater crowd was leaving...noise level was perfect after that. Everyone at our table got a different appetizer and entrée and all were great. Service and wine list were excellent. Bar Room dining experience was great!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been here 3 times now. They always remember me from the last time, the sign of people who care about the details. We sat in the main room, not the bar room and got really fine and exquisite service. The meal was really delicious, as well. Buttery swordfish on pea puree. The chocolate tart was to die for."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was good but not WOW. The Tuna Tartare was amazing though. The service was average for this sort of restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "While the food was good the noise level was much too high, had to raise my voice to be heard by my dinner partner sitting across from me and we are not hard of hearing. The noise level made it an unpleasant experience"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food and service in the bar are very good, but they pack you so tight and the bar is 2 deep right behind you, so conversations are not happening unless you join the one next to you. Fine for "eat and run" before a show, but go into the intimate dining room to truly savor this kitchen's awesome talents."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food was good, but not great. Glad we tried it during restaurant week, because I would have been extremely unsatisfied had I paid their regular prices for the meal I had. Nothing was bad, but nothing was memorable either. The service was more befitting of a diner than a four star restaurant. We had to flag down wait staff to get any attention and the attention we got was minimal. Overall, a very mediocre experience. Not likely to return when there are so many better options in the City."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my 3rd time visiting. The first two times were great! Attentive services and delicious meals, vastly different from our experience during RW.Okay I get it, RW menu is not in the same price range, but it is the chef's opportunity to showcase their skills in a more moderate price point. Why serve something so different from the regular menu that the guests won't return again? 1) Fluke tartar: Fish by itself w/out the sauce was a bit bland. 2) Cavatelli Pasta: Nothing special. 3) Grilled veal chop: this dish took me by surprise (IN A BAD WAY). I was expecting a clean grilled veal chop with vegetable on the side, but the meat was IMMERSED in the sauce. I am sad to say that the Austrian riesling we got WAS the highlight of the night."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week. The server was very professional. The quality of the food was pretty good, execution was mixed. We had the fluke tartar, it was excellent, the cavattini was not very good, it lacked seasoning and pasta was overcooked. For main dishes, the cod was perfectly cooked but lacked flavor, the veal chop was not well cooked, the fava beans had no flavor. The chocolate dessert was pretty good. Overall, highend quality of service and food, poor execution."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our group of 8 arrived at our reservation time (I believe 5 PM, maybe 5:15). Our theater, about 3 blocks away started at 7, so we needed to leave at 6:40. It took nearly 20 minutes to get seated and place our orders. Our appetizers came out at 6:00, and our entrees at 6:15. We mostly ordered from the pre-theater price fixed menu. We had to down our meal so quickly, that we didn't have time to enjoy it. With our price fixe menu, came dessert which came out at 6:30. If the service was prompt, there would have been adequate time to enjoy our dinner. Poor service contributed to a rushed meal and anxiety about getting to the theater on time. I don't recommend it."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The Aureole Bar Room is great for pre-theater dining. The food is delicious and they know how to get you in an out before the show. I do very much miss the Aureole town house of years past. Its far from that but it does what it does very well."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Always a great meal, excellent service, outstanding every time I go."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I was awestruck at the hospitality of the staff. Every one was polite, professional and courteous. I arrived a little early, was seated right away and had my order taken accurately. The lighting was exquisite. The bussers and the waiter(?), not sure if that is what they are called, were very informative and attentive. The food was superb, not overwhelming. The first, main and dessert courses were evenly spaced out and came on time. I never felt like I had to sit at wait for the next coursee. I loved my solo dining experience. Keep up the excellent service."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The restaurant week menu was very good. The fluke tartare and the cod were both delicious, but I was not crazy about the panna cotta. Service is excellent."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with our meal during the New York Restaurant Week. Especially the main course was badly cooked. We had grilled veal chops which were both tasteless and overcooked and still not tender. The starters and desserts were fine."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The Aureole Bar Room was spacious and wonderfully quiet, meeting my request. The food was both well prepared , served, and consumed with verve. My favorite dish was Fluke tarter, one I will remember for its perfection of flavors."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Nice $55 prix fixe before theater. Excellent Times Square location. Lots of space between the tables, and you can actually have a conversation while dining."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Expected a lot more than over-salted, bland flavors out of a restaurant that has a michelin star..."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We have eaten at Aureole many times but this time the food was disappointing. The entrees were ok, selection limited and the desserts were hardly noteworthy. The restaurant now just seems overpriced and we all left hungry. I think my daughter had three scallops in her entree. We won't hurry back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went there for the restaurant week, very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food from restaurant week menu is nothing special compared to what offered by other French restaurant. The bar room is very noisy. I love the cocktail."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My husband is on a unique diet not including dairy and they were great about adapting the dishes and serving him a fruit platter instead of serving him a dessert he wouldn't it. The special occasion was a birthday and they helped make it special. I hadn't been to their new location and would certainly go again."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Restaurant Week meal here - and the service was just outstanding, treating us RW customers with generosity and pride. The food was fine overall, although we could quibble about slightly overcooked cod and cavatelli that tended to clump (and where was that guanciale, actually?). But the flavors were delicious, the portions perfect, and the wines by the glass were reasonable and expansive. We had a lovely, unhurried meal in spite of its being prime time in the theatre district. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Since we were there for a restaurant week, I think our waiter wasn't happy with us. Also we didn't order any drinks. However, food was excellent and we enjoyed it very much. Since we work very close, it is a major plus."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We went there for the pre theater dinner. It was a great value, the restaurant is gorgeous and the servers were great at timing everything so we could sit and enjoy our meal. I would highly recommend this as an option for people looking for a nice spot before the show, be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to eat slowly and really enjoy the meal!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I went for a birthday celebration during restaurant week and we had a great time. Food was good and service was great. I wasn't very impressed by the prix-fixe menu options, but the a la carte menu looked good, I may need to try it some time."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "If you want to eat like an adult and not be packed in like a tourist trap cattle call in the Theater District this is the place to go. The service and the food as well as the ambiance are all top shelf. If you are looking for gooey, cheesy, and obscene proportions this is not yo yr place. This is what fine dining is about ( or used to be about). The service is quite professional and charming and the food was prepared expertly and with great flavor. You can carry on a conversation with your date with out yelling above the crowd noise."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food, service, wine and location all combine for great dining. Although I still miss the ambience of their old uptown location, I can't think of a single other thing I would change."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had dined at Aureole several times and greatly enjoyed. Bar Aureole was equally delicious, with wonderful service and a terrific menu. We will go back for sure!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I went to the original Aureole about 15 years ago and was floored with the food and the top notch service. The new Arueole still has amazing food but the service is just like that of other restaurants. The place now has a well designed modern loft feel in a prime location. However I miss the days of the quaint, private Aureole. In spite of all that I still highly recommend it. The food is outstanding."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We reserved a table in the Bar room for restaurant week. We anticipated a crowded noisy experience, but were so surprised when we were led to a very elegant dining room behind the main room. From start to finish, everything was wonderful! The staff were spot on but not intrusive. The pacing was perfect. The food was delicious and very plentiful for restaurant week. Due to some health issues, I asked for sorbet instead of the luscious desserts. My request was granted very elegantly. I was provided with six small scoops of different flavored sorbets presented in an escargot plate! It was delicious and beautifully presented. When the bill arrived, we assumed that we would be charged extra for the dessert. Not at all. Great dinner."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We had a reservation for the bar area. They were full so we went to the dining room. Thank goodness! The bar was extremely noisy but the dining room was quiet. We have been to Aureole before ( in its former location) . . The food is very good, the wait staff very attentive. I would not have given the bar room a 5 for ambiance. The cavatelli appetizer was delicious , the cod was cooked perfectly and my brownie with ice cream was also very good."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "had the burger in the bar room. it's overstuffed, and frankly a bit greasy. then took ages to get bill."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Solid good food. Gourmet with appropriate filling portions. Great veal chop!!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014