Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
750 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
What 750 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipangie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aurora is our favorite restaurant in Williamsburg, amazing food

KJ
KristyJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Daria was fantastic and made everything special

OT
OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We went for my birthday brunch and it was great! Especially the squid ink croquettes!

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vipLawyerinthecity
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

K
Katiewhite
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, every single item was amazing. Quality of ingredients was clear and loved our waiter!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Too crowded. Micro spaces between tables. Unsafe. Food ok. But expensive for the quality. Service couldn’t explain what gluten free pasta was made with. He said was regular. I asked about the grain and he got angry. I used to love aurora, but it has changed so much. 💔

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience was very comfortable and all safe measures are taken in consideration during our dining experience. The food, service and ambiance is always top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an Amazing time here in celebration of my friends birthday . Table for 3, with reservation. Even though we were 15 min late we didn’t have to wait too long for a table. We were seated and our server came right away to take orders for drinks.
The decor is inviting. Rustic bt warm. Was a busy night bt seating was appropriate for social distancing and they had dividers between tables.
For starters I had a mushroom ensemble with fig and cheese
Main was ravioli . Guests enjoyed steak and duck. We had red and white wine and dessert was the icing on the cake
Excellent service and food was delicious
I will definitely return ...I had a blast

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

JG
JackG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a lovely place. I love the food and the atmosphere. The covered garden area is perfect for covid times.

DL
DavidL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, and I’m so happy I did! This place really checks all boxes. The food was incredible, the service was great, and the ambiance is so sophisticatedly charming. A new favorite for us!

JM
JoeM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

LC
LindaC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yummy pastas, pleasant minestrone and perfect setting for lunch outdoors. The overhead heater kept us toasty on the terrace, along with a half wall that kept wind out., and plexi dividers between tables. Still breezy enough to feel very safe. Our server was attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is a 10. Highly recommended

TA
vipTAMMMM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful patio. Overhead heat lamps and plastic partitions between the tables. We'll definitely be back!

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Newtongal1
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful social distance outdoor dinner! Pasts was superb! We will return ! Staff was sensitive to our needs. Beautiful place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow it was amazing! From drinks to appetizers to main courses everything was great! Would definitely recommend!!! I’ll be back soon!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful warm outside patio
Food delicious
Service amazing
Safe and clean

DL
15D11L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a family brunch for my birthday. Everything was nice and food was delicious as usual. Had a wonderful time :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The environment was great- there were lights and people were in good spirits. The food had tons of flavor, we enjoyed everything we ate 😋

GM
GeoveddyM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you all for everything. I really love this place, the food and the decor. Feels like I am in a whole different world.

KT
vipKT2013
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Relaxing and accommodating. I will definitely come back again

DS
DS15
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great caring service, outdoors on the patio was comfortable and felt like all precautions were taken. A great night out.

AP
AgataP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A little to cold in the garden.
Food and service was great!

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carlys
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite little gem in Williamsburg. I also have a nice time & the food is always in point! This time was for our anniversary & it felt special. Service was sooo nice & accommodating even when there was a loud dinner party going on next to us. While the dividers were necessary, our table felt closed off & intimate which was perfect!

KL
vipKLR9
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every single bite was amazing. I would definitely come back.

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restauranteur22
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ambiance was very nice until they sat another couple right next to us and the table was about a foot away with plexi glass that was as long as the table but didn't cover us at all. There were plenty of table open so I don't understand why they decided to sit us right next to eachother when we are supposed to be at least 6 feet apart. Anyway besides that the food tasted good. It was quality and quantity. But the service really lacked. My server was on another planet. He placed our drinks at another table and when he looked up and made eye contact with me he realized his error and proceeded to take the drinks off the table and bring them to mine. Now I didn't say anything bc the couple still had their masks on but come on that shouldn't happen or at least play it off and make the customer think you got them new drinks.

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S779
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was top quality. The service was very attentive as well.

MC
MiaC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was incredible, they were courteous to our party at the peak of weekend brunch hours.

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ItWasOkay
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We were seated fairly on time and the food was okay. We did have to ask the bus boy to re-clean our table as he initially wiped it down with a dry rag after the previous group got up. We asked for disinfectant to be used to which they complied and then placed down paper place mats which had we not asked, probably wouldn't have been done.

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princessJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE
THE SERVER WAS NEVER AROUND IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY AND I DIDN'T HAVE A GREAT MOMENT AT ALL

ST
StephanieT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice ambience. Wish hand sanitizer was provided though.

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vipEmily
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The garden is lovely and I was very excited to be able to sit in the garden

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You must get the burrata and parpardelle. No exception

K
Kimuw1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Enjoyed the food but thought the waiter was rude when we asked to order another drink when the people on both sides of us were continuously ordering drinks. There were also tons of open tables but our waiter told us we couldn’t order anything else. Odd since it means he would have gotten a bigger tip? It was off putting and probably won’t go back.

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Pinkey
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Food was delicious, ambiance to die for!

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vipandresj
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Very good value/price. Food is amazing and the patio is gorgeous.

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vipalcazareo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bring back the original affogatto. The new one is just... another one.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great as always, service was actually terrible

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants in a Williamsburg - They never disappoint! The atmosphere is equally as amazing as the menu. I’ve come for brunch and dinner - you can’t go wrong with either! My favorite dishes would be both of the eggs Benedict’s as well as the lamb meatballs!

FAQs

Aurora - Williamsburg does offer 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 750 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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