Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
833 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 833 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TomasK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place for food and drinks. Don't miss the calamari and the Aurora manhattan!

JT
vipJenniferT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food! It was a bit cold that day, but they do have heaters and the food was outstanding!

FC
vipFrancineC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambience and food. Will return!

RS
RomonaS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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AdrianS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience1

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.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The top notch service, friendliness, and ambiance at Aurora make an already delicious meal even more tasty and enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The garden area was a little more packed than we expected.

SG
vipShreyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food & service + great ambiance. I would definitely visit again.

PN
vipPeterN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was freezing cold because the staff insisted that the door had to remain open the entire meal.

I was shivering and uncomfortable.

AS
AdrianS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Very Covid conscious and clean. Loved it all, and it was worth every dollar!

CB
vipCB914
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent, and didn’t even realize I was outside!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Terribly cold - host and waiters disrespectful and discourteous

DC
vipDebC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SDsd
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved - great setup, great food, great waiter. Would definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

NY
NYing
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

ER
vipEldR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food, will definitely go back soon .

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Cold af don’t find outside

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vipBrooklyntableof4
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect evening!!! At a perfect place! Warm
And cozy and the food was excellent!

CG
CarolinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the world

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nadslibra
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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...

AO
vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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

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vipbenjaminS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a lot ; never disappoints

JC
vipJessicaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The heat lamps worked so well, the service was great and food was amazing!

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AmandaN
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

LM
vipLaManation
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CV
CathleenV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Please bring back the roasted mushroom starter and the ilatium Amarone! Otherwise heavenly experience - many thanks ! 🙏🏼

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Outdoor garden was so pretty with lots of heaters!

DD
vipDanielleD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, warm, and safe outdoor seating, complete with plexiglass barriers between tables. Great place to go for indulgent, thoughtful Italian fare and a safe yet still bustling scene that feels almost like dining out pre-pandemic.

JS
JennyS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I came here before but goodness I feel their portion has gotten so much smaller. Croquettes used to be three pieces but now it is two, given on a small salad plate with no effort in presentation. That’s not how I remembered it at all!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just all around great. Easy-going, hard working servers. I felt like we were being taken care of even though we didn’t necessarily have a single point of contact.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

KS
vipKasheemaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Went there for the first time and glad i did. Will be going back! Food was excellent along with drinks. Reasonable prices as well. Ambiance was beautiful. They have these big heating lamps which got the job done.

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divneetw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Cacio e pepe pasta was amazing. Service was sub-par but it is also COVID and I'm sure they are understaffed so I will give them the benefit of the doubt. Great heat lamps and the patio is set up so cute!

JL
JondiLu
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As usual, it maintains its beauty and kitchen cred. Even though it was really cold, being surrounded by heating units was pretty good! And even this venue and many others haven't figured out that a cold table cools a hot dish way too fast (needs tablets or heated dish underneath, etc.), I was grateful for the opportunity to enjoy a quiet, delicious family supper there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would have liked to have been seated in patio

FAQs

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 833 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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