Aureole

4.5
3711 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Welcome to Aureole, the flagship showcase for Chef Charlie Palmer's unabashed, energetic signature progressive American cooking. For 30 years, Aureole has been known for its longstanding commitment to seasonal foods and local sourcing. Aureole offers two distinct dining venues: the refined formal Dining Room and the lively, convivial Liberty Room. In the evening, tasting menus are available in the Dining Room, and a la carte and pre-theater service in the Liberty Room. For lunch, both spaces serve a three-course prix fixe as well as a la carte selections. When making a reservation please indicate in which space you would like to dine. Our restaurant week menu is available in the Liberty Room only.
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

This Valentine's Day, have a dinner to remember as we offer a special four-course menu featuring luxe dishes including Hudson Valley foie gras, Perigord black truffles, Maine lobster, beef tenderloin + chocolate passionfruit to top it all off. This menu is $185 with optional wine pairings for $65.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The service by our waitress was absolutely terrible. She forgot to put in our side of Brussels sprouts we had to remind her. Finally, by the time they came out we were done with our halibut.

We would have liked the option of having our $200 bottle of champagne left on ice at our table. We waited way too long to have someone refill our glasses.

The service staff that delivered the food and took our empty plates was great and did a nice job being efficient.

The food was excellent for each course we had.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food..awesome ambiance..excellent service..near times square and the theatre district

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JG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Great wine list. Casual atmosphere in the Liberty Room.

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m
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre fix theater menu at $100 offers three courses which are satisfying if not incredibly filling. Quiet and pleasant service makes it an oasis in the 42nd Street area. Very close to Town Hall.

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ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was just a bit too salty.

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TB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Service was wonderful and very accommodating. When we asked for something off-menu, the reply was "we'll make it happen." While most things were delicious, I do have to say the chicken was surprisingly a bit dry, but that didn't stop me from eating every bite...the sauce in the dish was phenomenal. Any Oenophile will be very pleased with the selection and overhead cellar.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Had the amazing tasting menu with wine pairing.

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CM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and ambiance are outstanding and the food is very good. Must choose between 2 prix fixe menus.

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KG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time. Superb food, excellent service. Obviously high end clientele

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MA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a phenomenal experience with stellar service and delicious food

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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to Aureole many times; never have we been disappointed by the menu choices. The food is always prepared to our specifications and is always very satisfying.

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Service and food were outstanding. We had the tasting menu. Each course was well spaced, served at precisely the right temperature. Highly recommended!!!

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HR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very lovely evening as always. It’s is a lovely haven from outside craziness. The setting is just gorgeous as well. The dishes were beautifully prepared with great care for food allergies. Venison so tasty, salmon scrumptious. Foie gras amazing. The amuse Bouche was delectable. The cocktails were interesting and pretty to look at. Tarte Tatin dessert with hot caramel sauce yummmm. Even tea service was in lovely iron pot.
My favorite for pre theater or for just a long, gracious meal served by consummate professionals. This is how a special dinner should always be.

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f
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Aureole many times over the years, especially for pre-theatre dinner.
This last experience was the best yet. The food was outstanding and the service attentive and warm.
This is a lovely restaurant for adults who actually want to converse and dine at the same time.

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B
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good for a bite before the theatre and the location is convenient.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The chocolate dessert is amazing! I love the taste when I had a Bite.

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I
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to say this was more of an experience than a dinner. The drinks were perfect as was the lobster dumplings and the tuna sashimi with spring onions. The cod was beautifully prepared. We had the cheese plate and the pistachio dessert both were phenomenal. Our server was also extremely accommodating when we asked a lot of detailed questions. We loved it and would definitely return!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Again excellent food ...gerat restaurant..
Please open the curtains..

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r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely surprise in a great location for both the New York public library exhibits and broadway. convenient also. a real find and the $38 two course prix fixe seems reasonable for such tasty, high quality food.

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service. Great knowledge of gluten free options for celiac guests. Highly recommend.

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R
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We once again enjoyed our experience. The winter tasting menu was excellent. While there has been staff turnover, they remain professional, knowledgable and unobtrusive. We appreciate Valerio as maitre d'. We look forward to our next dining experience.

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E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, I want to marry the chef who made my dinner.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and ambiance. A bit pricey for frequenting, but I have already recommended it to someone. I did not notice the "bar scene" but I did notice that the bar was stocked well with notable liquor names and the seats looked comfortable. John was our server and was wonderful. The service from everyone was great all the way to a woman walking me toward the restroom rather than just pointing. Very nice evening.

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff and food was outstanding. We’ve dined here before and will make it our go to when in the area.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Stellar food and service!

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GB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was hit and miss. Nice venison, bland cod. Wine list very interesting. Wine service was defficient. Told by som red wine was fruit foreward and it was more like a dry Bordeaux. Leeuwin Artist Series.
Wine was not on table and had to keep asking waiters to refill empty wine glasses.

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C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite service and cuisine. We enjoyed every aspect of our experience and will return again soon.

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NA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dining in a magnificent setting. Service impeccable. Food delicious and creatively presented.

We shall return often.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and Beautiful food. Very accommodating of our time constraints and very attentive. Really liked how they explained each dish to us as they served it.

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ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

OUR FOOD CAME OUT AT ALL DIFFERENT TIMES AND THE SIDE DISHES CAME WELL AFTER THE MAIN COURSE. THE TIMING WAS WAY OFF

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MD
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, the Food was exceptional - though a Chicken entree was warm, not hot. It was quickly replaced and the Restaurant provided comp'd deserts as a result. Service was mixed. It wasn't entirely clear who our primary waiter was - as a result, getting someone's attention wasn't easy. Atmosphere was very good. Highly recommended. We will return. We will recommend to our friends and family.

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EZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience AGM Zach Chambers and accompanying staff made our stay perfect from the moment we entered the door. Inventive and distinctive menu with perfect accompaniments.

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful pre-dinner theatre meal. Food delicious and service wonderful!

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CA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Aureole but definitely not our last. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing and it is highly recommended. Well prepared food and an excellent presentation with superb wines to go with each dish. The service is top notch. Every course and wine was explained in detail. Everybody involved in our dinner did an outstanding job - from the person serving the bread, pouring the water to the two waiters (and I apologize not remembering their names) to Candace - the wine sommelier. They all did an outstanding job and Candace even gave us a tour of their wine cellar (loft). We will be back after this first absolutely first class experience.

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a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a most enjoyable holiday dinner with friends in the elegant dining, not liberty, room. Our corner banquet was comfortable and quiet, and the wait staff on top of their game, attentive, knowledgeable yet discreet. Aureole has an excellent wine list, well-paired especially with the superbly prepared seafood dishes. The entire, almost 4 hour! experience was one of my most memorable dinners out in a long while. Go!

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful but still overpriced. A family of 5 should not cost $700 with a tip.

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This is not my first visit to Aureole, but it will likely be my last. My meal was average at best (ordered Halibut and it was unbelievably fishy tasting, suggesting it was not fresh). We ordered a bottle of wine ($200) and wine steward did not refill any of the empty glasses until dinner was completed and coffee service had begun. (Of course, the wine bottle was not accessible to us during our meal or I would have refilled myself). Lastly, our meal was completely rushed (dinner brought out just as we put forks down from appetizer), possibly looking to turn the table. At this price point, I expect much more. This is the second disappointing experience I have had from one of my former favorite restaurants. I will not rebook with them again.

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DM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had lunch at Aureole twice in one week. Food was very good both times, the service was fine, but inconsistent. We asked to be done in about an hour both times, first time was a breeze, the second ended up around 1.5 hours. While we did order an extra appetizer to share for the table the second time, I was surprised to see it brought out as a separate course rather than with the rest of the appetizers given the time constraint.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and excellent food.

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KD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service and likely one of the best bartenders in the city. Based on my experience, I confidently recommend.

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