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Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
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632 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 632 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LawsonH66
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Aurora. The vibe is sexy and hip, the crowd is stylish and beautiful. Food is outstanding, we had the octopus and Veal chop special which was more than enough for 2 people to share. Can't remember the name of the cocktail (that gives you an idea of the booze level..:) but it was akin to a black Manhattan and was a delicious, relaxing way to start the meal. We paired the Nebiollo with the veal and it was perfect. Tira mi su for dessert -sumptuous. The service was terrific and considering the staff had to deal with a massive torrential downpour in the middle of the busiest dinner service ever I'd say they handled it with much grace!

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AleksandrS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place with high quality food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Kale and Brussel Sprouts Salad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was spectacular. I could not recommend this restaurant more highly. Plan to tell all my friends about Aurora. I chose it b/c it had great ratings and I was afraid it was going to rain. The garden area has a bit of a roof over it. Had beautiful weather and a terrific dining experience. Everything from drinks to appetizers to main course and service were just the best.

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vipChaCha
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always outstanding

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MarkD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always excellent, and the place is charming (plenty of outdoor space for these covid times), and the service is great. We always have the octopus for an appetizer, and for an entree I had the rigatoni carbonara with guacinale and truffles. Was really surprised by how much truffle I got with the dish. This is usually the kind of thing where you'd get a token shave or two. But my dinner with covered with it. (I actually would have preferred more meat and less truffles, but that's not something one should complain about.)

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Julie
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was delicious, the patio is very instagramable. The service was great, friendly staff, just don’t go on a busy day. The place feels cozy and safe during covid but it is a bit snug.

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Noemie
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed by Aurora, the food is great, their backyard is amazing and the service is polite and respectful.

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NikkiO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It’s was great. Loved the atmosphere. Server was good. Food was a little slow. Could be because it was busy. The food was okay. Apps were a tad bit greasier than usual but overall had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy pasta and a gorgeous garden. Sweet date night

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this place! It was our first date day out since the pandemic started and it was perfect. Their outdoor garden is as beautiful as ever and food was delicious.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice outdoor garden, restaurant is doing a good job with covid safety. A little pricey but good atmosphere, cocktails and food. Will go again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very sweet and considerate staff and perfect setting for my evening. will go again !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing! We loved the drinks, highly recommend the Grand st.

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AlannaM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Garden seating was perfect. Service was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went for brunch on a Saturday. Food and beverages were good and tasty. For drinks I ordered a “Domino” that is based on tequila and watermelon and it was very refreshing. I got the ravioli which were really good. The ambiance was nice not too loud not too quiet and The service was nice. They took some time to give us the bill but it was pretty busy for brunch so it was okay. Other than that it was a nice experience. Will def come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Place is beautiful!
Food is delicious.
I had couple of issues with service.
I was charged five times.
On my birthday I was calling my bank to resolve the issue.
Waitress made me feel uncomfortable as she picked her own tip.

JM
JaviM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended with a large range of brunch options. Great service

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vipximenam
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great vibe and service was great! Food was really good and portions were big.

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MeredithR711
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I don’t really love Brookyln but I do come over for this restaurant. Their grilled octopus is some of the best I have ever had. Everything is fresh and home made. Hidden gem in Williamsburg!

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vipPontiusPalate
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is divine & the decor is magical. Perfect date spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

It was nice to be out for dinner with my bestfriend after the stay at home process for months. I called the day before we planned on having dinner to make a reservation but the times on open table and their website differed. So, I wanted to make sure we wouldn’t get there after booking through open table and it be closed. The person I spoke to was a little stand offish with answering questions and then told me I couldn’t leave a reservation with him I would have to go through open table only (?). Then arriving, the host I guess? Was the same a little standoffish and unfriendly. I’m guessing we can i between lunch and dinner as we had 2 different servers from one minute to the next. I would come back and it another try due to COVID I’m sure throwing other restaurants just like my own into the air facing new on the run ways of doing things but COVID shouldn’t have effected customer service. Smiles, especially at this time go a long way!

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

We celebrated a Birthday and everything was exceptional.

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LeeH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good all the time. Nice staff and good garden to eat in with some privacy and non middle of street vibe during this outdoor dining necessity

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KaterinaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot wait to come back, such delicious rich tasting plates and menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful! Seated promptly. Well constructed and beautiful glass barriers between tables. Outdoor garden lovely. Beautiful food. Wine list great but not good for people who don’t really know wine. Could use some more descriptions etc, trim it down a bit. Great calamari and pasta! Can’t wait to dine here again!

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ChereeseD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an AMAZING date night spot! Great food! 🙂

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juliab
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and service. Seasonal dishes and lovely wait staff.

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Thomas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Aurora was just what we needed for our first time eating lunch out in a long time!

The garden setting is lovely, atmosphere is relaxed but lively enough, and the screens set up between tables made us feel really comfortable without ruining the vibe. In fact...they should just be a standard feature everywhere from now on.

The food was excellent - prosciutto and burrata to start, fettuccini special with shaved truffle, and a perfect traditional tagliatelle bolognese.

The domino cocktail and a local IPA were good accompaniments and the only downside is that we didn’t have time to stay for the tiramisu!

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vipRazzy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots

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vipRachel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was lovely, there was plenty of hand sanitizer, and the tables were very well-spaced. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best place for perfect date,

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor space. The food was extremely tasty and unique. We got something that looked like risotto (?) balls as an appetizer which were incredible. I was trying to be healthy so I got the vegetarian sunny side up egg on ricotta and veggies and it was sooo tasty — zero regrets. My friends got the eggs benedict’s which were also absolutely amazing. Only negatives were that two out of four of the dishes arrived way earlier than the others but we got two free drinks to compensate. The service was friendly, outdoor space beautiful and food delicious so will definitely be back.

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GiuliaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! Good food,Amazing service ! We had a very good time with our friends, Recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and always great good

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cmandler
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Thank you so much to Aurora for a beautiful and safe garden meal after so many months spent inside. Will definitely be returning.

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NoraK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the garden!

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SandyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely return to dining on a weekday afternoon. I was pleased to discover it is the same ownership as another favorite restaurant of mine, Evelina in Fort Greene. Great drinks, amazing food, low key.

JS
JoannaS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Beautiful garden vibes! Food is a little overpriced for the quantity but it is delicious!

FAQs

Aurora - Williamsburg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 388-5100.

Aurora - Williamsburg is rated 4.7 stars by 632 OpenTable diners.

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