Aureole

4.5
3440 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
Welcome to Aureole, the flagship showcase for Chef Charlie Palmer's unabashed, energetic signature progressive American cooking. Entering its 30th year, Aureole is known for its longstanding commitment to seasonal, 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 Michelin-starred Dining Room, with 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Monday - Friday, 11:45 am - 2:15 pm

DINNER
Monday - Saturday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 319-1660
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Christopher Engel
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Catering
Charlie Palmer catering can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size. Please contact Grace Lin at (646) 392-9172 ext. 20.
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Cross street
Avenue of the Americas
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Parking details
There is a parking garage one block away on 43rd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway.
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Public transit
1, 2, 3, 7, B, D, F, N, Q, R, & S trains to 42nd Street.
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Special events & promotions
No Corkage fee on Monday.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

A Private Dining Room featuring rich textures and a palette of silver finishes offers seating for 60 (150 for standing cocktail receptions) and is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Consistent with the fundamental idea of radiance, light plays a key role in the design.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our server was extremely professional, and the sommelier was very knowledgeable about wine regions and the effects of climate change on the crops. The meal was delicious and very well balanced.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was great. Food was good, waiter checked on us constantly and we got a nice table as we required. Will visit again!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant week menu was creative and delicious. Highly recommend for the value.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent value for restaurant week lunch! Everything fresh!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Went for Restaurant Week. Each dish was lovingly prepared and DELICIOUS. Noise level a little high.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was our second time dining at Aureole, and we would be happy to return the next time we visit New York. I had the Restaurant Week prix fixe, and the serving sizes were regular menu ones, not scaled down to reflect the value price. Both times that I ate here I had chicken, and both times it was delicious. I rarely order chicken at a high end restaurant, because I cook it often at home, but I would happily order it again at Aureole, they know what they are doing! My husband ordered off the a la carte menu and was very happy with his choices. He was disappointed that the crude was yellowfin and not hamachi as was stated on the menu, but he enjoyed it. His main course was bass, and he liked everything about it. Thank you , Aureole, for another fantastic dining experience!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

A famous restaurant as Aureole would be expected to give more emotions and real samples of vibrant cuisine, instead of just well prepared good food, even during the Restaurants Week.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very slow and indifferent service almost spoiled the always creative and well executed food. Will try again hoping for better service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very delicious, and service was outstanding. I spilled my water--so they immediately moved us to a clean table.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Magnificent!!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Simply perfect. While the food was outrageously delicious, the service even surpassed the food quality. Each guest was made to feel extra special. We had one person dining with us who was on a gluten-free diet. When the bread was served, the waiter asked if she wanted a gluten free variety. She was so pleased that was offered. Ten minutes later when the bread had not yet arrived, she questioned the waiter again. The waiter politely replied that it takes a few minutes longer to bake that bread. WHAT??? You're baking bread especially for me?? Now THAT is going the extra mile. Congratulations on a job very well done. We will be returning to this restaurant often. Everything about it is special.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful post-theater dinner here. Because it was restaurant week it was very reasonable. We had the striped bass and chicken for our main dishes, both of which were excellent. Nice upscale, comfortable atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food! Wonderful service. We ate in the dining room and enjoyed every minute of it!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good but tiny. Fun to try them during restaurant week. We had the squash veloute and sea bass which was good but could have been a little crispier. Service was great. Was freezing inside though.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great Meals, Reasonable Price, Good Atomosphere, we enjoyed very much.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The 5-course tasting menu was an epic meal. Expensive but worth it!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We tried the restaurant week menu for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed all 3 courses!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Very good lunch special for restaurant week, excellent service and a complimentary desert

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Everything was fine. We didn’t realize that they did a special pre-theater menu from 5 to 6, and our reservation was at 630 to see an 8pm show. The waitress was very concerned that we were ordering two courses with the time we had available. I appreciate her concern, but she made us feel more stressed about timing than I thought was necessary.

For the price, the service and quality of the food was only so-so, but for the neighborhood it wasn’t bad. Just skewed towards and expense-account kind of place rather than a “local” spot, but I’ll take that over a tourist trap.

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2.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Very mediocre food, atmosphere decore and service. We had high hopes and definitely won't be returning.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The only star was taken off from the person who confirmed the reservation. Her tone quickly changed when said we were coming for restaurant week. Also, the casual dining space is also pretty loud, my date could hardly hear me. Everything else was perfect. The restaurant was not as fine dining as I expected from reading the reviews, but it was still very cozy which I like.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great experience from start to finish. Great service, good and wait. Would definitely visit again.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great service but the food, particularly pasta was well below average for a fine dining occasion. Even I can make Better pasta.

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Requested the Liberty room and was seated in the formal dining room which felt like I was in a hotel banquet room. Not the ambiance I wanted for such a pricey dinner. Weird service.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We had dinner here before the theatre. Eric our lead server was outstanding. He really made the night special. We did a wine flight with the three tasting menu. All food and wine recommendations were outstanding. The service was amazing. Truly enjoyed ourselves. And made our show on time.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

What a surprise - a really lovely experience on 42nd Street. I would go more often if it were anywhere else. Exceptional service without being pompous and the back room perfect for quiet conversation. I'm a foodie and the food was flawless. Fresh, beautifully cooked fish presented elegantly but not over the top. A lovely experience in every way.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

came here for restaurant week. Not a fan of salman tartare, but marinated tomato with cheese was surprisingly really good. For the main dish, we got cod and sous vide chicken breast. Perfectly cooked, very tender and moist. Not sure if I am a fan of their sauce, though. Overall, it was very good.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Restaurant week, excellent meal. I have been before and happy to go again. My friend also enjoyed the experience....

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Came for Restaurant Week, where the menu was of course abbreviated accordingly. However, they offered up some excellent options, including a few that made the RW option a truly cost-efficient means to try their fare (striped bass was on the RW menu, which means that if you ordered the Bass plus anything else on the regular menu, you'd pay more than during RW).

I'd come again, though to be honest it might wait until next year's RW.

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2.0Dined on August 9, 2018

VERY DISAPPOINTING
Well below expectations. From the long wait just for water to the delivery of the wine while we were just half through with our cocktails to the admission that they accidentally poured the remainder of our bottle for another table.
They gave us each a very small glass of another wine to make up for it.
I know these are first world whinings, but expectations for a supposedly high caliber restaurant are very high. Especially when the food was good, but not exceptional. Maybe it’s because we ordered from the restaurant week menu.

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2.0Dined on August 9, 2018

This was one of the strangest meals I have ever had in a Midtown restaurant. We were seated in the lovely, and almost empty event dining room during Restaurant Week. After waiting some minutes after receiving water, I had to beckon a waiter to order a drink, which was excellent, and oysters. Then we ordered from th RW menu. By that point, a huge table of 10+ had been seated, and from that point service disappeared, except for the excellent busboy. I had to send back the first course, an almost warm salmon tartare that had a strong off flavor. By the time i received a new dish, my dinner partner had finished his. Then I reordered a glass of the excellent rosé from the busboy since the waiter had gone missing, once again waiting almost until I had finished my dish before it was poured. Then I received a well-cooked fish dish that included rock-hard peaches, a dish touted on the website, that proved inedible. A manger came over and did his best to address the poor experience, and the wrong desserts were delivered and then taken away while he was standing at our table and apologizing. At that point he comped the meal. A very thoughtful gesture, and one that was more characteristic of a place that I love and at which I had had lovely meals in the past. I understand that this was RW, but isn’t the point of it to show off the restaurant and make you want to return? I’ll go back for a regular meal, but I won’t do RW again here. You shouldn’t either.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

They don't have large ice cubes for their craft cocktails. Ice chips water down a perfectly crafted cocktail.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

It has been around for a long time and there is a reason why, it is very good and very reliable. The food is very good right down to the hamburger and the service what you would expect from a top level restaurant. All round very good indeed.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

From the greeting when we arrived until the dessert course, everything, and everyone, was amazing. The food was delicious. There was not one thing we did not enjoy. And the ambiance was lively enough to create a welcoming atmosphere, while still subsided enough that we could have an enjoyable conversation across the table without yelling. Every part of the evening was enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Came for restaurant week. Fantastic and fresh food, great ambiance, energetic but not too loud, can have a good convo without telling. Will definitely come back!

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Two tiny drinks $20 each. Glass was half the size of normal martini glass. Rip off
Food was good.
Service was great.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We really enjoyed our Restaurant Week lunch there. The food and service were top notch and they sweetly gave us an extra dessert because it was our anniversary

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Looking forward to returning after a great lunch during restaurant week. Salmon tartare appetizer and striped bass were excellent!! Our server was the best - very knowledgeable about menu items, friendly yet professional.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Dinner was good - just not great - which I was expecting giving the reviews and reputation. Didn't love that they substituted ingredients without telling us. Jonah crab for king crab is not the end of the world, but also not the same. Service was attentive at the beginning but waned towards the end of the evening as they got busier. Decor is beautiful!

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Salmon tartare was not fresh. I have never eaten salmon tastes fishy. And the pasta was really salty.

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