Aurora - 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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
burrata filled pasta, asparagus, porcini butter, morels mushrooms
Lamb Shoulder Steak
raw asparagus, pea greens, mint, green garbanzo
Grilled Skirt Steak
broccoli rabe, cipollini onions
Had a lovely evening at Aurora. Great ambiance and tons of space for both indoor and outdoor dining.
2nd time here in the last few months. Food and ambiance were excellent both times
Food was very good and the desserts were the added bonus!
Everything was great from servers to the food! One thing that needs to be mentioned is although there was great precaution with dividers between tables for covid safety- no temperature or info was taken in case of exposure.
Not sure which was the star of the show for me - the wonderful host Guillermo, the warm and relaxing ambiance, or the incredible food? All of the above! Thoroughly enjoyed dining at Aurora this past weekend. Made a reservation through OpenTable but was running late. I gave them a call and Guillermo was so friendly and accommodating and moved the reservation forward. Upon arriving, Guillermo greeted us with such warm and friendly energy and led us to our table in their covered outdoor area with heaters. Food and drink was incredible and we left ridiculously full. All Covid safety precautions were followed and felt super safe. Thanks again to the Aurora - Williamsburg team, will be back :)
Juan was awesome
This place is our go to! Food and ambiance is always the best.
There wasn’t any social distancing. Tables were next to one another with only a small divider between.
A great place for food and drinks. Don't miss the calamari and the Aurora manhattan!
Yummy food! It was a bit cold that day, but they do have heaters and the food was outstanding!
Great service, ambience and food. Will return!
With the indoor and outdoor dining, it was a bit cold inside the restaurant from the front door being constantly opened, and the garden entry way opened. Food was excellent and the staff was just nice.
The food was quite good but the little outdoor heating lamps were smoking so much, I ended up smelling like straight smoke and we were coughing the whole time. Do not outdoor dine there right now, you’d regret it.
The top notch service, friendliness, and ambiance at Aurora make an already delicious meal even more tasty and enjoyable.
Food, ambiance & service was excellent!
It is a place I would head back to on a warmer day because the wood burning heater were nice but couldn’t compete with the cold.
I KNOW I would have enjoyed the experience more if I was not so cold.
I will definitely go back.
I went for valentines day with a bunch of girlfriends and we had a perfect night! Service was amazing, heating was provided and the food was delicious. Thank you so much for treating us so well.
The garden area was a little more packed than we expected.
Phenomenal food & service + great ambiance. I would definitely visit again.
I was freezing cold because the staff insisted that the door had to remain open the entire meal.
I was shivering and uncomfortable.
We dined outside again for valentines and it was super freezing, not their fault. The heaters could’ve been arranged a little better infront of the building so every table had heat. The food was the highlight of the night though the host was a little rude when we got there.
Amazing food. Great service. Very Covid conscious and clean. Loved it all, and it was worth every dollar!
Food was delicious, service was excellent, and didn’t even realize I was outside!
Terribly cold - host and waiters disrespectful and discourteous
My daughter had just gotten into medical school. We told our server this, and immediately three glasses of Prosecco appeared on our table. Aurora is a place we will keep coming back to, again and again, and they have excellent warmers for sitting outside during the pandemic. Always always an excellent meal with kind servers. I've loved this place for years.
Loved - great setup, great food, great waiter. Would definitely go back.
Great, all around.
We waited a bit for our table and to be greeted by a host, but we weren’t in any rush.
Might be smart if you trained more employees on the host stand procedures, so that they don’t have to walk past people just standing and waiting.
I think the restaurant has a great vibe but the tables are arranged too close with each other even with plastic divider given current COVID situation. The food was moderately okay as I had high expectation for Aurora. Pasta was a bit undercooked and slightly under seasoned for my taste.
Amazing service and amazing food, will definitely go back soon .
Cold af don’t find outside
What a perfect evening!!! At a perfect place! Warm
And cozy and the food was excellent!
We were a party of 4, had made the reservation for 11am when they first open but we were 20 minutes late (I called in advance to let them know and they were fine with it). So because we were late, we couldn’t sit in the garden which was our original idea (our own fault); but their outside by the entrance tables were just as nice, we sat in a corner where the sun was right on top of us and we also had heaters to help with the freezing cold (28F).
I was the only one who had previously eaten there and everyone loved their food options. Service was on point with special requests and bringing out the food at the same time. I also let the waiter know it was my birthday and he came out with a candle on top of the dessert I ordered! So nice!
We will definitely be coming back again and hopefully will arrive on time to sit at the pretty garden.
My favorite restaurant in the world
The food was outstanding
The service was excellent..
I had the steak.. it was perfectly cooked..
I thought we would be freezing sitting outside,
but it really wasn't cold at all under the heat lamps
will be back in the Spring...
Do yourself a favour and fire the front of house manager who is always arrogant and hostile. Despite making mention that it was my birthday and asking specifically for a space in the warmer part of the restaurant we arrived on time to be thrown into a tiny space and left the restaurant utterly cold
The food was substandard. the quality of the wine proves that they do not keep their bottles correctly. Overall a very disappointing experience. I would wait until after Covid for them to get their act together
Been here a lot ; never disappoints
The heat lamps worked so well, the service was great and food was amazing!
Loved our experience here! We came for dinner and was seated right on time. The waiter was friendly and personable, and the ambience was romantic. The garden is well heated and so cute. The food was amazing as well. We will definitely be back!
Great winter set up for NYC standards. But F DiBlasio and F Cuomo for opening indoor dining in every county except the 5 boroughs. They can both rot in hell.
We always loved this restaurant! They really have a great set-up for outdoor dining using their garden and deck spaces. They have brought in heat lamps and partitions between the table. They take the COVID precautions seriously!
When it was in the 30's, were were comfortable and felt very safe eating there. The food was wonderful as always!
Please bring back the roasted mushroom starter and the ilatium Amarone! Otherwise heavenly experience - many thanks ! 🙏🏼
You can order delivery directly from Aurora - Williamsburg using the Order Online button. Aurora - Williamsburg also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 842 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.