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

Aureole - Liberty Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charliepalmer.com
  • Phone: (212) 319-1660
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45 am - 2:15 pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00pm. Temporarily closed on Sundays until September 7, 2014.
  • 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 - Liberty 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 Liberty Room.

Designed with modern conviviality in mind, the smart, casual Liberty Room offers a la carte access to many selections that share the same style and ingredients as tasting menu dishes from the Dining Room. Enjoy a glass of wine al fresco and choose from our extensive list of roses and sparkling wines by the glass on The Patio.

Reservations can be made here for the Liberty Room only.

To be seated in the Dining Room, please visit the Aureole Dining Room.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food, fast and very good service, however there was a lot of noise from the people at the bar."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Here for Restaurant Week. Menu was limited and room was crowded. That being said food was good but not great. Service was outstanding and ambiance in dining room was very pleasant."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A delicious, elegant meal amid the hustle and bustle of Times Square; a dining oasis in the frenzy of the neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We ate at Aureole for a restaurant week dinner. The restaurant week menu was not meant to impress. The only part of the meal which was better than average was the chocolate cake. The biggest problem that I had was the intense noise from the bar. It was so loud that I could barely have a conversation with my husband across the table. The other thing is that the waiter did not seem to be available when needed. I would not go back and I would not recommend it to others."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We came to enjoy a meal together and catch up on our lives. We had to shout to even hear each other the noise was out of control. It is a good thing the food was well prepared or I would have asked for a refund. TOO LOUD FOR DINNER. The liberty room is a bar scene at best. Such a disappointment."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Four of us dining on Restaurant week were provided with the same menu for dinner at $38 that we could have gotten for lunch at $25. That could not be because the portions were larger at dinner, as except for the main course, the other courses were tiny. The roast chicken and the cod-fish cake were good. The vegetable risotto was watery and tasteless, and we left that over. The manager gave us a $14 credit when we mentioned this to the waiter. I refer to the gazpacho and (lack of) cinnamon flavored tiny fruit salad. The restaurant was over booked which accounted for the inability of the wait staff to addend to us well. The noise was so loud we and all around us were shouting to be heard. Restaurant Week is to intice returns. Not us."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "definitely gourmet food (with the usual small portions), great & extensive wine list, superior service, but the main (Liberty) room was too loud for us to enjoy as a romantic meal."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Another great business lunch. Food and atmosphere are the best you will get in Times Square. Service slipped again towards the end of the meal, trying to track down the waiter for the check, etc, but overall a good experience."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The food tastes really good, especially the deserts. One caveat is the the portion of the entree is pretty big. However the service definitely needed improving. Some of the waiters were clumsy, dipping finger in the bread served, spilling water on the table, not to mention two shattered glasses at near tables during our 1.5 hour dinning time."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I dined in the Liberty Room with my boyfriend. It was a romantic dimly lit atmosphere. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "nice mood from great interior, but the food isn't enough to give that quality level as well. Feel like waiters were pick on the street. Importantly, the food was like anything on the deli. I understand you used several seasonal materials, but how to cook wasn't that impressive as much as other fine dine and even local great restaurant. Probably cuz of too much rent fee? not managable I guess..."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Aureole is a great restaurant with impeccable cuisine, service and beverages. The food is the very best; the wait staff are attentive and always at your beck and call and your satisfaction is their ultimate aim. Chef Palmer has a wonderful restaurant that everyone should visit while in New York City."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I lived close by Aureole so I choose it to be my first restaurant-week spot. They didn't let me down. The bread and the soup was phenomenal. The main courses that we relished was such a refresh for summer. The dessert, chocolate cake was extraordinarily rich and tasty but not overly done! If the service was more friendly then I would be completely satisfied."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Took my parents who would never consider such a high end restaurant, didn't understand why people would pay so much for food. Thanks to restaurant week they now get it and Aureole was just the place to show them why fine dining can be truly an inspiring experience."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Started at the bar where the bartender ladies were not exactly friendly. Had to ask twice for a glass of water (had already ordered a glass of wine). When we were seated, we were told we were getting a nice side-by-side table. In reality we were facing a large pillar. The right thing to do would have been to show us the seating and ask if we were fine with it?!!! On the plus side the food was very very good. Not exceptional, but very good. Btw. Glass of wine at the bar came to $21 with tip and tax!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Bland food that's right by Time's Square to lure tourists. You're much better off going a little further north to the upper west side for much better restaurants. Dessert was the only satisfying part of the meal."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a great time at Aureole for restaurant week, but for a Michelin star restaurant, I think we are all a little underwhelmed. The food was great, the service was decent, the ambiance was very professional but casual. However, there was nothing truly exceptional about the experience. I found the restaurant week menu to be a significant downgrade from the normal menu. Although our experience wasn't a bad one, I do not think I will be returning to Aureole as I feel that there are plenty of better options in NYC to explore."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I've been here before and it was great the food and service were impeccable. I was very excited to see that they participated in restaurantweek bit the restaurantweek menu was very disappointing. Chicken was undercooked the risotto was just a bad combination of beans. Maine it was my fault for picking an Italian dish in a French restaurant but why was that on the menu. I'm still hating myself for not eating from the regular menu it would've been $20-$30 more. I treated my coworkers there to show them what french foods all about and I was embarrassed to redeem myself now I have to take them to Daniel for xmas."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant for restaurant week with one of my best friends. The prestige of the restaurant made me eager to go and sample dishes with my friend. They were accommodating with adding my friend to the reservation, however they did not confirm that with me, the person who made the reservation."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food was great. They had the special NYC Restaurant week menu ($38 for dinner) or the regular menu. We had to wait at the bar 10/15 minutes for our table. Excellent service."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Just another ok restaurant in ny trying to be a big deal with marketing rather than fresh original food. Dining room is ironically an old fashioned version of modern that just equals dreary. High point was the heirloom tomato gazpacho which was delicious but the fish cakes were ordinary at best and the slaw topping tasted like it was three days old. Chocolate cake tasted like boxed deli cake. Service was overly precious when when attendants were at the table but it seemed like hours passed between table visits. So many restaurants in ny these days seem to miss the point of being a good place to eat great food by trying create some pretentious 'experience' at the expense of just being a good restaurant."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We dined at Aureole and had the Restaurant Week Menu. Choices were good and dinner was very tasty. Service was excellent. This is a theater district restaurant...they noted our curtain time and served the courses so that we relaxed, but had ample time to get to our show. Other places have rushed us thru dinner and then we are an hour early for the show."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I eat lunch here all the time and always leave very happy with the food and service. Monday we went for a pre-theater, restaurant week, dinner, and I was really surprised by mediocrity of the meal. A pretty tasteless pasta appetizer followed a grilled chicken leg or really deeply fried fishcake. I don't know if it was simply because it was restaurant week, or whether they put the b-team on at night because they are catering the tourists at night (and local business people at lunch). Whatever the reason, I will not be going back for dinner, but will happily continue going for lunch."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Finally Times Square has a proper restaurant for business lunches. This is always my go-to place if reservations are available. We typically take candidates here because it's quiet enough to conduct a lunch interview. Service and food are typically impeccable; this time we didn't have the best service and I had to chase down the waiter a few times even though it was very slow by 2PM, but I'll chalk it up to a bad day. I'll definitely come back again."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Although the food and service was great the light from the led sign across the street was blinding and it was extremely loud. Might as well had been at a concert. We left with a migraine from the excessive noise and blinding light. I wouldn't recommend nor return especially for the price range."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was excellent, wine list extensive and had some great-hard to find bottles on it, and the service was helpful but not pushy. Will return."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It's definitely not the old Aureole on 61st Street. More like the Las Vegas Aureole venture. Food was good and service was excellent. But the noise level - could not her yourself think! Add to this a Times Square size digital billboard directly across the street, constantly changing ads in very bright lights (the total white lights became blinding). Good place just to have a drink and maybe an appetizer at the bar."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "but if you're looking for a quiet place, this is not it. I think it is the structure of the Liberty Room that makes it a noisy spot."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The cavatelli pasta had the perfect amount of creaminess, and the grilled chicken was so flavorful and tender. Thank you to the chef and attentive waitstaff for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Aureole is by far the nicest restaurant I have dined in. It is quiet, has a lovely staff, and the food is amazing. They have an impressive wine list, as well as delicious cocktails. Everything we ate was delicious. We were able to take advantage of restaurant week and get a great deal on a three course meal. The appetizers were awesome, we got the gazpacho and the pasta. The entrees were even better, the summer risotto was delicious, the fishcakes were amazing, and the lemon chicken was to die for. Our desserts were also amazing, the chocolate cake was served with delicious hazelnuts and peanut butter ice cream, and the melons with sorbet were the perfect combo of sweet and tangy. Plan to spend here, but you will love it!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I made last minute pre-theater reservations based on reviews from Open Table. We were late for our reservation time due to tunnel traffic. After several frantic phone calls we were assured our table would be held. From the hostesses to the wait staff, everyone was attentive and pleasant. The food was very good, the Liberty Room was lovely and we would go back to try some of the other food selections."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Convenient location and elegant setting. The place was empty on a Saturday night so the wait staff hovered, paced and interrupted conversation to fill water glasses. Food much less memorable than at previous visits. Ice cold gravlax, way too salty cod; more presentation than taste."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Have always loved Aureole, but when we went to dinner on a Friday at 8, the place was virtually deserted. The food and service were excellent, yet there were literally only four tables seated in the liberty room. On one had it was nice and felt like we had the place to ourselves, but it would've been better if there was more life in the place during prime time."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Worked out perfectly for pre theater. They asked us twice what time the show was beginning and they got us our wine, appetizer, and food in a timely but not rushed manner. Sea bass was very tastey. Salad a but salty but fresh. Asparagus soup was good but not stellar. Adequate wine selection. Entire experience worked very well."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Whenever I'm heading for an evening at the theater, Aureole is my restaurant of choice to start the evening. The food, the service, the ambience are amazing. The staff is dedicated to make the customers happy. I truly recommend this restaurant for all foodies. You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Very noisy. Food just ok. Nothing real special. Not sure we would return. A bit overrated. Service was very good"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The Liberty Room (really the Aureole Bar) has great food and service, and a world-class wine list. But I can't recommend it because the room is so unpleasant that it totally destroys the dining environment. I could overlook the coffee shop furniture. I could also live with the noise from the vibrant bar scene, which is amplified by all the uncovered hard surfaces. But nothing can make up for the pulsating glare of the huge LED sign across the street, which dominates the restaurant through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. There's no escape from the glare, since pretty much all the tables are affected. Only a solo diner could eat with his back to the windows and elude the direct impact, but even then the glare would be distracting."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food and service were superb as always. The noise level was totally annoying however."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great restaurant for a business or theatre lunch if you plan to be in the Times Square area. But you have to be very specific with your server about what you want!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014