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About Auden Bistro & Bar

Auden Bistro & Bar brings to The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park an ideal dining destination featuring Joseph Lavalle's refined adaptation of traditional bistro cuisine. Featuring clean flavors, and simple, yet refined presentations, the menu emphasizes regionally sourced ingredients and sustainable seafood. The world famous design firm, The Rockwell Group, has created a beautiful open-floor plan design, tying together the Lobby Lounge, Bar, and Restaurant into a stunning space overlooking 6th Avenue and perfectly mirroring the hotel’s impeccable classic design.



Adjoining the restaurant is the all-new Auden Bar featuring legendary New York barman Norman Bukofzer. As everyone who knows Norman will say, he perfectly exemplifies the meaning of Auden, which is “old friend.” Striking the perfect balance of warmth, conversation, and exceptional bar skills, Norman has been welcoming both old friends and new to his bar for decades.

50 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am

Cross Street:
6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 521-6125

Website:
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/NewYorkCentralPark/Dining/Auden_Bistro_Bar/Default.htm

Executive Chef:
Chef Joseph Lavalle

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:15PM 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Private Dining

Auden Bistro & Bar at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is an ideal Manhattan private dining destination, featuring Chef Mark Arnao’s refined adaptation of traditional bistro cuisine in the heart of New York City.

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4.0

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4.3

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4.0

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3.1

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75% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Extremely slow service. Hardly any tables were occupied for an early lunch and food took almost 45 minutes to be served. Given the prices, service should have been on point.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is no where near the price or “Ritz” level. The waiter got our order wrong, the salad wasn’t very good, and the main dish we had was weak. Very few vegetarian options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice place. Good food and service. Always dine here when in NYC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We planned a nice night out and imagined this would be the place to go. The food was good but not great and certainly not worth the prices charged. The ambience was terrible- it felt like an average hotel restaurant and far from a fine dining experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Always a sublime dining experience. If the food doesn't dazzle you, the staff surely will! Zaheer and his crew make every meal a special occasion. The fruit plate is almost too pretty to eat, however, the freshness makes it irresistible. Despite the plethora and variety of the menu items, the chef is willing to accommodate any special requests- vegan, gluten-free, low cal. I can't forget the fresh squeezed orange juice or the amazing smoothies. We make this a "must-visit" every time we go to NYC. The location can't be beaten. Inside the luxurious Ritz Carlton at Central Park, Auden is our first stop before walking off the meal in the park just across the street. After endless refills of the best coffee, we always have plenty of energy.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service and food were impeccable

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We visit Auden whether we stay at the Ritz or not. The food is delish! We LOVE breakfast there before a nice walk in Central Park just across the street. Our favorite is the eggs benedict, the egg white omelete and fresh squeezed juices. I tried a new menu item, the turkey muffin - fantastic! The fruit plate is terrific year round. The portions are perfect. The main draw for our visit though is the outstanding service! Zaheer, our server, is like an old family friend. He recognizes us and makes us feel at home. All the staff is superb and extremely accommodating. Our coffee cups are never empty.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The Bar and Bartender made it worth staying for the evening great service at the Bar!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Since my last time there menu options and portion size shrunk while prices stayed the same. Would greatly benefit from a price-fixe business lunch option to attract more local business and not be just a hotel coffee shop. Lovely quiet setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Friendly service and overall good food! I visit this restaurant almost every Restaurant Week.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Hostess was the only one, who met Ritz service standards: polite, polished and customer service oriented. Our server was a joke. Example: we had to keep asking for waters to be refilled. For an $11 for cup of coffee, service should be excellent.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Quiet and classy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2017

The Bistro is casual in atmosphere, but high end in gastronomic delights. I had the scallops in a saffron and fresh tomato sauce over capellini and it was absolutely delicious! My husband had the NY Strip. He had ordered it very rare, and it unfortunately came to him well done. He sent it back and they made him a new steak that was cooked to perfection. They were apologetic and very accommodating. The prices are not small, so I would recommend that it be saved for special occasions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Less than stellar for location.
Service lacked energy and simple courtesy. When we asked for balsamic vinegar - we got a thick vinaigrette. ( water glass was empty for 20 + minutes and we had to ask for refill)
Food was just ok... lacked flavor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

The food was ok but for this kind of hotel I would expect a better service. The side dish came about 10 minutes after the entree, we had to remind the waiter about our drink, there were so many tealeaves in the tea that it turned bitter after two minutes.
Our reservation was for 5.30pm so there was no crowd but the service was slow.
Not what I would expect from a Ritz Carlton.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2016

This place has impeccable service and awesome cuisine!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2016

Food was ok ambience was nice service was ok

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2016

I love this place. Quiet easy hotel restaurant with really good food and service. I can't rate it outstanding because that would put it on par with NYC's best restaurants and it isn't, but the food was great three nights in a row across salmon, ribs, salads, burgers and veggies. Definitely worth a try!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

If you want an overpriced, totally dull place, to have a really dull time this is it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Hotel restaurant that is worth a visit, particularly on restaurant week! The service is good (sometimes a bit slow, but very uplifting) and the food is good too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Our anniversary dinner at Auden was spectacular! We were greeted by Crystal, who had made note of our names & that it was our 34th anniversary. She recommended the skirt steak and peach melba as well as the mussels,& they were excellent!
We were VERY happy to have chosen this restaurant! The complimentary champagne toast and "happy Anniversary" in chocolate were beautiful touches. Thank you, everyone at Auden!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Love this restaurant ! One of the best ... Comfortable , great food and great service !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2016

The food is excellent. The staff is also very pleasant! I highly reccomend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2016

No matter where we stay in Manhattan, we always visit Auden Bistro at the Ritz Carlton at Central Park. The menu is superb although I always seem to stick to my favorite the BALT breakfast sandwich. Bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato and fried egg on sourdough toast with an exquisite lemon aioli dressing. My fiance craves the eggs benedict 365 days a year. We start with the fruit plate which is abundant with fresh melons and berries. The portions are above average and we typically have difficulty finishing. Fresh fruit juices and a bottomless cup of coffee leave us satisfied until dinner. Our favorite server is Zaheer. He is like family. Kind, attentive and intuitive - he knows all of our preferences and always makes our visit special. Each member of the staff is extraordinarily accommodating. The atmosphere is elegant yet relaxed. While others stand in ridiculously long lines for the hustle and bustle of a crowded Sarabeth's next door, we'll remain faithful to Auden!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2016

It's very difficult to dislike a meal in such supremely sumptuous surroundings. The Ritz Carlton never disappoints with decor and ambiance... but, the food was less than stellar. Ridiculously over spiced sausage pizza, a bland sweet potato and pumpkin soup, and a so called lobster and caviar roll, which was soaked in mayonnaise and slopped on an old moldy brioche. Completely overpriced, and unappetizing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2016

Flat bread was great. As was the salmon. The rye bread (on the turkey sandwich) was dry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2016

There was a mistake on the food order provided. This happened during restaurant week. I would have preferred the owner and/or manager to apologize to the customer if mistakes like that happen. I ended up waiting for a few more minutes before my salmon arrived. Thankfully the appetizer and bread sustained me for a bit.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2016

There are not many customers inside so it was enough quiet to have a conversation with a client.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 24, 2016

It's our tradition to go to Auden for restaurants week and enjoy the prix fix menu. We arrived and were told that they changed it this year and didn't offer it on Sunday's. They were super kind and helpful. We were disappointed and decided to go somewhere else. They offered suggestions and helped us find a new spot. It was amazing. So even though we didn't stay for the food the experience was awesome. Thank you!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 22, 2016

We loved the restaurant - top class service as you'd expect. Food was delicious and ridiculously good value during restaurant week. Would highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2016

Auden Bistro was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! The service was impeccable, and the food was beyond exceptional. I had the Auden burger, hands down was one of the best burger's I ever had! I would definitely recommend this restaurant! You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2015

Auden is located in the Ritz Carlton so the ambience is great. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was average and didn't quite live up to the description or expectations matching the prices. Ordered the quinoa salad with pesto shrimp and the shrimp was tough and over cooked like it had been cooked a while ago and with shrimp, this is unforgivable. Ironically, the highlight of the meal was the side of chorizo mac and cheese which had a wonderful flavor. With all of the great restaurants in NYC, I think Auden could step up its game and not merely ride on the coattails of being co-located with Ritz Carlton with mediocrity.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2015

Came in for lunch with a hankering for a burger. It did not disappoint! Medium rare smothered with Porcelli mushrooms, sautéed onions and cheese. Instead of fries I had the Gouda cream spinach was rich, so I couldn't have much of it, but delicious! Service is always exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Overpriced mediocre food. The jam jar they put on our table was already open (previously used). They forgot to bring us the toast that are part of the meals we ordered, we had to remind them. One server was rude about the green tea I ordered but most staff were nice. they have to be nice because they automatically added service charge on our bill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2015

Came here for restaurant week, the steak was absolutely amazing - very savory. I would highly recommend it to anyone for a nice evening out

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2015

I expected a view of Central Park, but Auden was on the other side of the hotel. My appetizer, tomato soup, was ordinary -- like good, pureed plain tomatoes. The entrée choices were disappointing: a burger; chicken, spinach & egg flat bread; lobster cobb salad. The cobb had very little dressing and lobster. Lobster was masked by the bleu cheese. Very disappointing. But the dessert, a mixed berry cobbler, was something to write home about, with a crunchy top and rich, not-too-sweet berry filling. Finally, something good in this meal.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Four of us (2 adults, 2 kids) went for restaurant week dinner. Service was excellent and food was good quality with very good portions. The restaurant is inside the Ritz Carlton and has a very nice ambiance.
We ordered from the restaurant week menu for the kids because the kid's menu prices were ridiculous ($28 for Mac&Cheese, $10 for kid's desert).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2015

the food was delicious - mussels are exceptionally tasty, and the peach crumble was great. the service was good and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2015

Truly enjoyed the food! Specially priced wine pairing was an extra treat! The waiter made us feel like lower class customers because we wanted the restaurant week special. (Isn't that the point to try out new places?) But the excellent food and super friendly hostess more than made up for it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2015

Food was excellent and well-presented. Wonderful location but regular menu seems a bit pricey. Nice ambience and friendly staff.

Tags: Special Occasion
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