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Aureole - Liberty Room

4.2
4.2
1739 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Charlie Palmer's signature Progressive American cuisine first took root in the original townhouse location of Aureole, where the chef made an early commitment to farm over factory food. Today, Aureole continues to shine at One Bryant Park under the kitchen leadership of Executive Chef Gabriele Carpentieri. Dining at the contemporary Aureole is staged in two venues: the formal Dining Room and more casual Liberty Room.


Designed with modern conviviality in mind, the smart, casual Liberty Room offers a la carte access to many selections that share the same style and ingredients as tasting menu dishes from the Dining Room.


Reservations can be made here for the Liberty Room only.


To be seated in the Dining Room, please visit the Aureole Dining Room.

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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80% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. MW

    MarkW

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and service

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2018

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    Very nice place but TOO LOUD. When I click on the highest noise level it says "lively". This noise level is not lively it's TOO LOUD. It was hard to hear each other at a table for 4.

  3. NF

    NoFo

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2018

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    The Liberty Room was quiet when we got there at 5:30, but when we left at 7:30 it had grown alarmingly loud which made the good food and attentive service beside the point.

  4. d

    drgh

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Birthday Very attentive and fun staff for a friend’s birthday celebration

  5. B

    Bhland1

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    We went for dinner before the theatre and were served well, leaving on time, arriving at 6:30 and leaving at 7:40. Burger and scallops and tuna tartare just ok. The woman on the banquette next to us was watching a movie on her Iphone without head phones. This was extremely disturbing to us and wait staff did nothing.

  6. TB

    TriBeCaFan

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Perfect for a pre-theater dinner. We didn’t feel rushed and still enjoyed an exceptional meal with wonderful service.

  7. AC

    AdamC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic atmosphere and dining. We created our own tasting menu and bam-what!, it was great! The server took great care of us and set up each tasting in a very professional manner. The dining is very well thought out and tastes are layered to intreage the pallet.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The chef could use a little less salt

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. There were seven of us and all the food that we ordered were delicious. They also gave my husband a special complimentary dessert for his birthday. Like some of the reviews, we found the room a little too noisy but it died down after 8pm when half of the people left. Overall, a good place to dine.

  10. E

    Eye4food

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    We chose this restaurant due to location and reviews and were incredibly disappointed. We had 5:30 reservations so we would have plenty of time before our 8:00 show. We ordered from the 3 course pre-theater menu. The food was very good but the service was so fast and cold that we will not return. The waiter never offered more bread, never ask if anyone wanted a second cocktail, never asked how the food was. I had to ask for more water and had to ask for coffee with dessert. It was clear that the staff’s goal was to get us our food as quickly as possible and get us out of the place. We were out of the restaurant in 45 minutes. I believe we would have been treated better if ordering from the full menu but will not go back to find out.

  11. B

    Beets1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Though we went during the holidays there was no buzz or energy here. It was largely empty and the food was totally uninspired. Nothing wrong with the preparations but nothing special or interesting either.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to Aureole for our anniversary, and noted this in the reservation. The wait staff was incredibly nice and attentive. We were given champagne shortly after seating and a delicious sparkling red with dessert. Between the garganelle and Scottish salmon, both meals were fantastic, as were the desserts. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

  13. G

    Gurlygurl180

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    They were very accommodating with my table request. Friendly to both of and we arrived separately. Service was excellent. Food was good...a little unexpected for me based on description (thus 4 stars not 5) but still good. It appeared they change the menu daily and food is locally sourced which I love. And, low noise level for TS/TD for pre-theater very unusual. Thank you!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    The service was absolutely miserable. Our order wasn't taken for over 45 minutes. They were slow bringing drinks. Part of our order never showed up. One of our side dishes came as we were finishing our entrees. The waiter was completely unprepared to deal with our group.

  15. MJ

    MichelleJ

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful experience and even better when we met Charlie Palmer!

  16. J

    John

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall4food2service1ambience5

    To of my friends ordered Salmon one ordered it seared almost raw, it arrived medium, 2nd one was ordered medium showed up well. I ordered scallops the were so over cooked only ate 1. But the real problem was our personality 'free' waitress. We tried to engage her in the menu explanation, various questions etc. Most answers were I'll get someone, no, or yes. As we all know average food can be over looked by wonderful service. In this case average food was made worst by poor service. PS. Enjoyed this place 10 to 12 years ago maybe more when it was in its old location. Its gone from top notch 5 stars to just average. very sad.

  17. ML

    MickeyLikesIt

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Great food. I found it a bit too noisy, but service and food were wonderful. I would definitely go back.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    While nothing really wrong with the dinner, nothing really right either. Somewhat bland food, unpleasant lighting flashing from the huge signs across the street...

  19. j

    jeannes

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice, elegant restaurant. First time customers. The menu is small with a lot of unique selections. I have selective taste, not much in the menu for picky eaters. There was quite a bit of waiting, had to inquire about my drink. Appetizers arrived before cocktails were served. Had to locate the waiter for a few items for the table ( smaller spoon, pepper, etc..) And, a lot a down time between each course especially at the end of the meal, waiting for dessert. Waiting, waiting.... Requested the check in advance so we didn’t have to wait too long. Overall it was a nice experience. We’ll try it again sometime.

  20. E

    Enjoysfood

    Philadelphia

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a very good meal. Nice atmosphere. I had the roasted cauliflower appetizer which was very very tasty. I also had the spatzle which also was very good. My husband had the pea soup and the halibut and he enjoyed his dishes very much also. We thought it was very reasonable for New York City even on the cheaper side and it was right next door to the play we were attending. So all in all it was a winner.

  21. E

    Elizabetta

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dinner with old friends here recently. The waitstaff was impeccable, and the food and wine exceeded expectations. Will definitely be going back.

  22. SS

    notSamSifton

    Exclusive

    50 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    This was the worst dining experience in years. The food was good, but at this price point, it should be. Service was ABOMINABLE. My drink came 5 minutes after my husband's - and 3 minutes after our appetizers appeared. I almost sent them back as they were cold and could wait. Had I done so, we probably would have missed our theater curtain. A group of 4 near us waited 25 minutes for WATER. They came to the play with seconds to spare. The sommelier disappeared after bringing our bottle of wine. We asked a bus boy if he could get it, but he had to ask our waiter, who was busy with a party of 18 who were in the dining room, instead of a private room. We will never return. There are too many other options.

  23. A

    Al88

    New York Area

    204 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    204 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had an excellent pre-theater dinner here and everything was delicious. It was a good value and service was very good. It is a very attractive room with a varied menu and good service - not easy to find a restaurant of this caliber in the theater district.

  24. j

    joec

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2017

    overall2food5service3ambience5

    Fabulous dinner, but it started out very Rocky! We checked in for our 7:30 reservation at 7:02 pm and the host said that it would be a few minutes because he wanted to give us a wonderful location. So my wife and I let him know that we would grab a drink at the bar. We had a drink and at 7:50 pm the host came over and sat us in at that time was a near empty restaurant. Clearly we were forgotten and I made mention of it and he just smiled and provided an uncomfortable laugh. No apology. Ryan and his team did a great job with the service and the food was outstanding. He did acknowledge that we were made to wait and Although Ryan did disappear at the end, his team was capable. I’ve been to Areole on multiple occasions including a few to Las Vegas and I am not sure I will give it another try. There are many outstanding experiences to be had without the upset and clearly the restaurant is not truly interested in gaining new customers. Sometimes restaurants take themselves a little too seriously and this may be the case. I love Charlie Palmer restaurants and frequent them often. This experience has lessened my exuberance. Per Se has earned the right to be pretentious, but is not. The host at Aureole should remember that. I used to love this restaurant, oh well I am sure they have plenty of guests. I was going to bring a small group, but we will go elsewhere. Unfortunate!

  25. PM

    PhyllisM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner at Auerole was a delight with a staff that paid attention to us at all times. The food that was recommended was outstanding. Definitely a restaurant to go back to.

  26. D

    Dookie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    usually very good and great for the theatre-but main course pasta was tasteless and mediocre

  27. AG

    AltGirlTX

    San Antonio

    71 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We went on a Friday evening at 6:15 but weren't early enough for the pre-show tasting menu so ordered a la carte - an app and an entree each.The restaurant already had several tables seated when we arrived and was bustling and extremely noisy by 6:30. However, despite that, both of my dishes arrived cold. I didn't mention anything because our server never checked on how the food came out, and we were time constrained to make a show. The roasted cauliflower and the Scottish salmon both had some lovely flavor, and the fish was cooked perfectly, but getting cold food left me with a pretty negative experience that makes me not desire returning with so many other options in Manhattan. I saw Charlie Palmer walk out of the kitchen area, which made it even more disappointing not to have a great experience. Service was friendly but mediocre, but I did hear a wine steward telling another table they were short-handed that night. Overall, this was just disappointing.

  28. JM

    JudithM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food. Great service. Great for pre-Theater dining

  29. J

    Jasper

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2017

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Food was awful, heavily salted and lukewarm and the order incomplete.

  30. R

    Richard

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Food is good, room is nice, but it took more than an hour to get our main course and then only because we complained to the manager. Clearly the food had just been sitting in the kitchen since the manager whipped it right out. We were on a tight time table due to theater, so we had to wolf our meal rather than to enjoy it. A major fail!

  31. NA

    NormaA

    Denver

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful lunch. Pasta with veal raging was outstanding.

  32. I

    Ingrid

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my second time visiting Aureole and as the first time, I was very happy with my choice. The food is delicious, the service oustanding with many attention to details. Very nice!

  33. PK

    PatriziaK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent! It's a great place have dinner before the theatre!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Fabulous pre-theater dinner! The service was impeccable and friendly!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    While visiting NYC, I dined at Aureole with my wife during restaurant week. I would have to say the experience was quite forgettable. It was not such an inconvenience that our table was not ready when we arrived but the host did not even suggest we wait at the bar. After a few minutes, we made our way to the bar and ordered drinks. The restaurant was quite loud - but that could be attributed to 1 or 2 party tables. Our appetizers were probably the best part of the meal - a fresh salad and refreshing gazpacho. My wife ordered the salmon and I took the veal chop. I was impressed that they would offer a veal chop as part of the restaurant week menu but unfortunately, the sauce was way to salty - and I like salt. My wife's salmon seemed fresh and generous in size but was served a little undercooked - and we don't like our food well-done. Yes, we could have returned the plate to the kitchen but, that is not something we do unless there is an extreme problem. It was mostly edible. There was a well-selected wines-by-the-glass menu and the wines we chose were excellent. Our server, Emily, was very helpful and friendly.

  36. A

    Awesome

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great for pre theater dining. Service was Outstanding!

  37. AC

    AllieCat

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We went here for lunch and the food was creative and delicious! The staff was very attentive and professional. I will be visiting here again!

  38. S

    Saltnpepper

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and ambiance. I enjoyed the meal- Wish that they gave 2 chops instead of 1 ( they were small).

  39. G

    10005Gal

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent visit to this restaurant. The waitress was attentive and value for our lunch during restaurant week exceeded expectations. Will definitely go back

  40. T

    Truffles

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    I was a bit disappointed. I had gone for lunch 3 days earlier and it was great. Returned for dinner with a colleague and the service was awful. Not a question of being too crowded because we came at 7:30 when most people Were leaving. Our waiter rushed us to order drinks and then didn't bring themfor 10 minutes . He didn't ask how we'd like our entrees (veal and salmon ) and when the veal arrived well done and we complained the response was. "Well that's how it's usually served here and you should have asked first". I've never had that response at Aureole in the past . I realize it was restaurant week but really that was uncalled for. And we each had cocktails and wine so it's not as if we were only ordering the minimum. Another waiter came over and offered to reorder the veal And it was much better

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