Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
460 reviews
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Italian
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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.
What 460 People Are Saying
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KR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought Aurora was very cute! I just wish they had a bigger menu however what they made; they made well.

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N
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, great service... pasta cooked perfrctly. Delicious wine. Staff is amazing

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yummy yummy so delish would go again yum yum yum make my tum so full

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c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service! And not to expensive for the quality. Highly recommend

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite local place! Outstanding food that never disappoints. Great atmosphere and everybody is so friendly. It feels so relaxed

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aurora and its impeccable staff are delightful consistently, lunch, brunch, dinner, special occasions and anything that could become a memorable food outing. Top among favorites!

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We’ve been coming to Aurora since it opened. The food is consistently outstanding.
We had a lunch reservation and stood in line for 20 minutes while the single hostess tried to handle the whole process. Get that poor girl some help!

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Guam
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

肉も美味しいが、パスタがすこぶる美味い。
ホームメードのパスタを使っているということで…
納得です!

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TL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely conservatory meets hipster vibe. Food was original without being unrecognizable. Would put gluten-free possibilities on the menu so potential patrons know they have options.

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HB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here it’s amazing. The food, atmosphere, and waitstaff. Delicious and beautiful, my favorite spot in Williamsburg

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B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A funky little surprise in Williamsburg great food.

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FU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch -- food was amazing as always -- fresh and flavorful. Our waiter was wonderful -- very helpful in making our food choices and picking our glasses of wine. Didn't rush us -- very attentive. Been here many times for dinner and my second time for lunch. Never disappoints.

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place punches way out of its weight class for both the price range and the neighborhood. It's the kind of perfect food and warm service you expect from a Danny Meyers or Tom Colicchio restaurant where you'd pay double the price and have to uber home from Manhattan. Serious neighborhood gem.

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p
New York Area
325 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Forts time at Aurora and hope to be back soon! We started with the grilled octopus it was delicious. My wife had the spinach and cheese ravioli and I had a special tortellini stuffed with butter nut squash in a butter sage sauce, yum! Wine list is exclusive Italian

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Came here for a birthday and had a reservation. I was told we could only get a decent table if we were out by a certain time. Guess someone else’s reservation would be more special than ours. They forgot to bring my coffee the. Refused to honor my open table reward when it is the same as a MasterCard. Though the chef did a good job the service and customer care was beyond poor.

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BF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Cute place, probably best during the summer. Food is awesome but the drinks are a bit much for me. Lots of butters and tart tastes. It’s a pricey joint for me.

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DS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food, atmosphere and service

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M
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so nice and such amazing food

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time, at the restaurant. We will celebrate my daughters birthday for brunch. it was Awesome.

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TK
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding experience at Aurora! The service, food and ambiance was perfect for our birthday brunch special occasion! The frittata was best I’ve ever had! Thank you.

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EL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the area! Highly recommend. Everything was delicious, great service too.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Family lunch ,

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Waited 20 minutes for table - w a reservation
Food was slow coming out but one of the most delicious meals I’ve had in a long time
Host was not friendly, servers were great

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. We could see ourselves becoming regulars - the food was that good.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and always a tasty unique experience.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Waiter was pushy throughout our experience and was short. We had dinner here a few weeks before and it was outstanding. Hopefully it was a one time thing.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The tall guy at the hostess stand is super friendly and makes coming into the restaurant a great experience. Main courses are always on point and Delicious, appetizers served with bread can at times be a bit dry. Server can be a hit or a miss, unfortunately our server this time didn't seem to want to be there at all. This is a great spot for dinner with friends or date night.

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FG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always outstanding food, simply executed. Great for lunch or dinner.

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dining at Aurora Williamsburg for years and cannot say enough how much I enjoy each and every visit. The food is delicious, fresh and prepared perfectly every time. The staff works diligently to ensure that each the ambience welcoming; the cocktails incredible. And the food is a reward for a hard week's effort...

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks, cozy and beautiful atmosphere and great service!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eggs Benedict are amazing. Prosciutto was also delicious.

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DJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a memorable meal at Aurora, our go-to for delicious Italian.

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our Holiday Meal with Friends.
Great Service.
Thanks.

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m
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been here in years since we moved to the West Coast, but this place is still amazing! Prompt, courteous service, delicious food, great ambiance, and very accommodating for our party of 12 including 3 kids. We will always come back whenever we're in town.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I’ve been Aurora in the past month, and I really enjoyed both visits! The menu is very imaginative, there is a nice balance of selections, and everything we ordered was delicious! The waitstaff was very pleasant and attentive. Can’t wait to go back!

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ND
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was so bad that it made it hard to enjoy what was actually some fairly tasty food. With the exception of a pleasant female waitress all the other servers were either down right rude or abrupt. There was zero attention paid to the speed at which we were eating and the overall impression was that it was a food mill. For the price of the meal we could have had an excellent experience a few blocks away at a new Italian restaurant in Williamsburg. Guess they have a captive audience of Williamsburg tourists that don’t mind this treatment

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AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious italian food & great service. SUPER cozy!

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C
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Having visited Aurora Soho many times, I was excited to finally get to the Williamsburg location. I was not disappointed. The ambiance is warm and cozy and the food and service were excellent. Our entire party was pleased with our choices and our server was attentive and knowledgable without being overbearing. The pace of our meal was perfect. Can't wait to go back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The truffle eggs benedict was just stupidly good.

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LD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and impressive wine list! Just moved to the neighbor and so happy I found this gem! Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable so was the management. They really go above and beyond to make you feel at home! Can't wait to return. Well done, Aurora!!

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