Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
915 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 915 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
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, wonderful menu. Beautiful space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty and filling; seating was comfortable and the place had great vibes. Only complaint was the $60 mimosa jar we had. It tasted nice, but $60? I’m guessing it was legit champagne.......hopefully

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HollyB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and nice ambience, can’t wait to go back!

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TwahD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible customer service, food, drinks and ambiance. Love the outdoor seating, well spaced with dividers and heaters. A local favorite in every way.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute and quaint

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vipetoth
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The outdoor space is beautiful. Food is reliably good. Love the wine selection.

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CarolinaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food was delicious and the service was excellent

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Steph
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waited long for our food. Seems like our order was forgotten because we were told the kitchen “lost” our ticket. The octopus was amazing. The pasta felt like they just threw it in the bowl rushing to make up for lost time.

Other than that, everything was good. I’d def give it another try.

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PeterS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Felt like staff was rushing us out from the moment we sat down. Handed us menus then asked us our drink order 10 seconds later, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic brunch. The Manhattans were great and the Egg Benedict was delicious.

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BNap
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely fantastic. The servers were friendly and right there when you needed them. Everyone should book a table right now!

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katied
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great ambiance! I would recommend!

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RachelE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; really nice patio. The waiter was took it in stride when I forgot how to order a latte because I haven't been to brunch in 14 months LOL

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LoriS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You know that feeling when you have a meal in Europe, particularly Italy or France and even though it may be a little rich, it's pure and clean and you feel perfectly sated. Not stuffed? That was our dinner at Aurora. Super delicious, super nice staff, super supper!
We sat in garden—lovely. We'll be back!

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slw711
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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KashiaK
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
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
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NY
vipNYCfeinschmecker
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ME
MarisaE
New York Area
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
New York Area
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
2 reviews
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
3 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
2 reviews
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
9 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
5 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
2 reviews
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
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great set up on the patio 👍🏼

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DanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!! I recommend

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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 915 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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