Auden Bistro & Bar

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116 reviews
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Auden Bistro & Bar brings to The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park an ideal dining destination featuring 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. Striking the perfect balance of warmth, conversation, and exceptional bar skills, we welcome both old friends and new.
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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

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious breakfast. Drinks are expensive $11 for an orange juice, but was freshly squeezed and they refilled the glass so it was worth it. Great service. Lovely peaceful atmosphere.

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F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

There were many positive reviews on Open Table so we decided to give it a try. We live in NYC and we dine out frequently. So the first thing we noticed was how empty the restaurant was on a Friday night. Second, the service was slow and the main dish came out only after we asked about it. The octopus appetizer consisted of one tentacle and a bunch of potatoes for $25. The little gem salad was good but not much substance for $20. The halibut was dry and fishy. So now we know why this restaurant offers 1000 points during prime dining hours.

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GP
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu and great service. Our meal was prepared really well and the ambience of the place was excellent. Will be back.

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ND
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Portions were small. My appetizer was size of finger food. Food was Ok. Nice upscale ambience and good service.

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BM
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great eggs Benedict but pricey -/ hey it’s the Ritz on Central Park in NYC

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Auden Bar and Grill was amazing!
I had the best time with friends and the menu was fantastic.
I loved the cocktail list is exceptional and the service staff was lovely.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect to have a work lunch

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IO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. We were seated before our reservation. Waiter was fast , friendly, and attentive. I would recommend this place to any couple looking for a quiet place to eat in a busy New York City! Enjoy!

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JC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Auden is tucked into the corner of 6th Ave and Central Park, so if you're interested in people watching, ask for a table along the windows. We were so glad that our first meal of the trip was at Auden. The food was delightful, and the drinks were delicious. While the food was a bit pricey, the quality was impeccable. Each of us enjoyed her meal immensely. It was quieter than the lounge/bar area in the actual restaurant seating area.

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E
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

It's hard to imagine one is at a Ritz Carlton given the poor quality of the food here. It's as if there weren't a chef in charge and dishes are sent out without a sense of quality control. This is a crying shame given that the location, ambiance and service are excellent. Someone needs to come in an overhaul the kitchen. The prices are over the top, also, given the mediocrity of the fare.

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BB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Definitely didn’t feel like we were in a Ritz Carlton!

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Miami
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

La sopa que comimos no nos gustó, tal vez les hace falta incluir otra opción de sopa en el menú del lunch.

El postre nada extraordinario, muy sencillo, casi simple.

La comida en general siento que le falta un empujón, muy simple todos sus sabores.

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G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible dining experience. Flawless food and service. I was very impressed. As a global traveler I appreciate good food and service. Rarely does it all come together so well . Nice job. A+ on everything!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place just across the Central Park: Central Park South. Nice people served us. Food is delicious. Especially many thanks to Rachel for the perfect birthday cake. We really loved it.😊

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Breakfast with specialties and special attention from the staff.
We tasted a more sugar than usual in Parfait, juices and bread.

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MB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

With a name like Auden, the bar has to be good. Or maybe not.
Skip the restaurant and have a drink in the magnificent adjoining bar area. Lots of cozy seats and a high ceiling. A great, atmospheric refuge the manic Columbus Circle crowds and traffic. You can order from a bar menu.
The restaurant has more choice but much less in the way of ambiance.
I had the onion soup, not bad, and the lemon sole, soggy and bland.
Our waiter kindly arranged for us to move to a table away from a trio of high-volume, pink cocktail-chugging young women gabbing on their cell phones about the virtues of pave wedding rings vs. traditional rocks. Why we were seated next to them in the first place is another question, because the dining room was pretty empty.
It only took two requests for our drinks to be served.

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A
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, but pricey.

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AY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

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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Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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F
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were impeccable

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A
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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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B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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LB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Quiet and classy.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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c
Louisville
70 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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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D
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has impeccable service and awesome cuisine!

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was ok ambience was nice service was ok

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RS
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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

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B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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YA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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