Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
876 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Established over a decade ago, Aurora restaurant is a landmark of the Italian cuisine in the vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg.
Aurora creates a perfect balance of tradition and innovation, with a great respect for seasonality, by combining top quality Italian imports, sustainably grown local produce and house-made specialties. 
The wine program offers a list of over 150 labels, along with craft beers, signature cocktails, and a full liquor bar.
The rustic and charming dining room with exposed brick walls and high ceilings, opens to an intimate, leafy garden, enclosed during the colder months, and perfect for a relaxing dinner "al fresco" during the warm season.
Aurora is a great spot for a romantic date, a casual getting together with friends, or private events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 876 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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slw711
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Octopus was delicious
Kale salad was a very small portion
Pasta dish was delicious as was the Branzino

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KashiaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, the outside area is so beautiful! Came for my birthday, and we all had such a great time! Have to come back for brunch!

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Costantino
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

House packed (bravo!), very fast and courteous service, and the usual great fare! The Cacio e Pepe was outstanding, and so was the steak!

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DeeD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Dress up because it’s nice. Only thing I disliked was the limited time at table. Other than that everything was great

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vipbenjaminS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday
Love ambience , vibe , great food and service

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vipNYCfeinschmecker
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were there on a Saturday night and the service was slow. The noise level made talking a bit strenuous. But the food was good and the atmosphere was energetic.

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TamaraD
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service, best food, beautiful restaurant. Loved it!

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MarisaE
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Tasty, nice flavors, not too salty, not too oily. Wine was great also.

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Rico
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Absolutely terrible service from all parties we encountered. Food is decent but not spectacular considering the other amazing italian options that NY has to offer.

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CarolF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

To start we had an Aroura Manhattan which was delicious. the beet salad was enjoyable and the Hamachi special was tasty.
We were disappointed with a few things. The restaurant was more crowded than the covid guide lines, which was a big problem. The pappardelle bolognese, a menu classic, very good. It was hot and remained so through dining. The night's pasta special, recommended by the waiter, Straw and Hay was not good. It was warm not hot, and gummy, as if it was waiting for a long time to be served. We passed on dessert, and left as soon as the check was paid.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Do not book a reservation while they are charging shifts. The kitchen closes at 3:30 and we had 15 minutes to put our orders in. So rushed!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. The ambience adds so much to the excellent food and attentive and charming service.

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GeorgeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best al fresco brunches in W'Burg. Great!

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vipSalvatoreT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aura is consistently great. The food, service, and ambiance are excellent.

It is our favorite, 1st choice, restaurant in Williamsburg.

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RaquelleN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite romantic dinner spot. I have been here plenty times over the years. My husband and I came here to celebrate both of our birthdays. Great service and food as usual. This place is a gem.

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Joanne
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely place and the food was very good!

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Scalar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Manages to continue to excel, even during a pandemic...!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great set up on the patio 👍🏼

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DanB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good vibe and food. Would definitely go back and recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally a perfect place. The food is unreal. Everyone there is BEAUTIFUL and so nice. Would give it all the stars in the sky if I could. Fav restaurant in Brooklyn.

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TatianaP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great! Service was fast (a little too fast, didn’t even give us time to chat), but the server forgot two things we ordered so we canceled it. But everything else was great!

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CoreyS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had our wedding reception dinner here and they knocked it out of the park! Amazing food and drinks. The entire staff was very attentive and kind, even though we likely raised the decibel level higher than they liked. Highly recommend for sitting and having a beer in the outdoor area, or hosting a big event. Thanks again.

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Cynthia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Subpar dining spot with ok food, but nothing that stands out

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kvarg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the perfect place for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!! I recommend

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LeahT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice location for a dinner date, the appetizers were delicious

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vipCB914
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional meal and great service at Aurora - never disappoints!

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TimothyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The restaurant was insanely noisy, and did not appear to be respecting distancing guidelines. It appeared to be at 100% capacity and overflowing into the street.

I would avoid this restaurant like a plague on the weekend.

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Gaddemon
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Can't recommend it at all. Indoor dining went way over the allowed 50% capacity, not to mention the outdoor space which was super crowded. The tables were ridiculously small and it was impossible to sit there comfortably. The music was super loud, we couldn't keep up a conversation as we couldn't hear each other. Out waiter was absolutely terrible: he spilled my cocktail all over the place, to the floor and onto the table then spilled the fries as well to my husbands lap an on the floor--it hasn't even crossed his mind to replace the fries with a new one given that the 1/3 of it ended on the floor. The food is mediocre, the burger patty was chewy. The cocktail was awful: it should've been a mix of different drinks (hence the name and according to what was on the menu) but I only could taste the very strong, cheap booze. A waste of money, not a pleasant memory whatsoever.

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Somesweetsunshine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for sisters day with my two sisters and I. The servers and manager were so polite, understanding and accommodating. The menu pricing was moderate. Brunch options we're very healthy.. Air quality amazing. Definitely wheelchair accessibility on warm backyard and front yard eating availability. I would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Smell, terrible smell in outdoor dining area

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

beautiful outdoor garden. such good food. will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved how friendly and accommodating the staff were. We had a reservation but had to wait an additional 15 minutes because they were so busy. Even through the chaos the host was courteous. The wait staff kept checking on us. We loved it

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GraceB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place! Lots of options for my friends and me (we all have very different palates). The only hiccup was that one of my friends is gluten-free, so there weren't many options for her unless she omitted the bread on some meals. Otherwise, the service was lovely, a great location for sitting outside on a beautiful day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, drinks were GREAT. Service was amazing! Wish I knew the name of the server for our table so I could give a shout-out. He was great. Will definitely be coming back. Great was to spend a Friday night with friends.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience4

Seating for the reservation was outside, in an enclosed space, was quite cold, but this was not stated anywhere. And outdoor seating was at 100% capacity, my shoulder was less than a foot to the person next to me. Seating was suppose to be at 35% going to 50% later in the week. Even after covid I likely won’t go back. Luckily once our meal order was placed it came quickly. We left immediately after eating.

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Mari
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simply divine. Anything you choose from the menu will please you, you can be sure of that. And drinks are great too!

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Jordan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, great ambiance! definitely will be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love coming here, the food is DELICIOUS, service is great, and the ambiance is perfect! The music is also always perfect

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You can order delivery directly from Aurora - Williamsburg using the Order Online button. Aurora - Williamsburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 388-5100.

Aurora - Williamsburg is rated 4.7 stars by 876 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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