Aureole

4.5
3827 reviews
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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.
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SB
New England
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and staff attentive. Second visit.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top Notch service

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Order the six course

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Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was outstanding, the service was not that good.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Upon ordering, we notified server of theater showtime, but it took 40 minutes for 2 burgers to arrive. Very unorganized service. Almost missed curtain time.

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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The food was expensive and not worth the cost.

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LB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always! The waiter did lose track of time even though he made a big point of making sure he knew when we wanted to leave to get to our show on time. We had to pay before the pre fixe dessert arrived and had only seconds to spare to eat our dessert.

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YQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

$175 per person is so ridiculous.. and thats not even include drinks

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p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Elegant, attentive and delicious.
It all comes at a price. Arrive prepared to ignore that.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful! Dinner was lovely have recourse was well thought out and it was a truly lovely dining experience.

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g
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place!
Attentive but unobtrusive service. Greeted by chef and other top people.
I cannot think of anything that could be done better.

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice lunch

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TS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was incredibly slow. Asked for gluten free bread right at the start, had to remind them 3 times before it came and by then others were done and courses had started coming.

Ask for salt, took almost 10 minutes by then food was cold.

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GE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service; warm and inviting; friendly staff welcomes everyone as family! Food was delicious!

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a
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for midtown group dinners! I would definitely go back. Most likely for another restaurant week with another group of friends.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait person was awesome. He described our food, paired my companion's wine and made us feel like we were the most important people in the room.

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JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

The short ribs were excellent! The chocolate financier for desert was too dry. Wine pairing wasn’t ideal. Service was nice. The ambience was very very dated.

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W
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Atmosphere was nice but noisy, food good but not as great as I remembered. I prefer The Modern or Gabriel Kreuthers for overall food, decor and experience.

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V
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner during restaurant week. Delicious squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds. Service was very attentive. The location is so convenient to Times Square, Broadway, and Grand Central.

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a
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

the food is good. not awesome. not even great. i had the butternut squash soup with duck and the short rib with brussel sprouts. bland. bland. i didn't even finish the dessert--the choc cake was bland. oh well...

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

I visited for lunch during restaurant week. The service was very slow. I'm not sure if it was because they were very busy or if they're service is always this slow. The food wasn't good but nothing special.

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TC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The server is really nice. The pumpkin soup with duck and short rib entree are delicious. The dumpling entree is too salty for me. The dark chocolate cake is yummy and beautiful!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Came for restaurant week. Salmon was very nice. Rib tasteed ok. Carrot cake was very good. Companies Wine was ok

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P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had booked the Liberty room instead of the bar and they were very accommodating and gracious, offering us the a la carte menu in the more formal setting. The food was spectacular.

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Alan was terrific. The food was all amazing. Thank you for an amazing night! This was my first trip to NYC and loved your restaurant!

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RA
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A busy local indeed and for good reason. The chef has made every plate par excellence. Portions good and service is non stop. They make you feel uber special. Decor might need a little updating but other than that this place has to be on your list of restaurants to try.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional dining experience ambiance, food , service, totally fine in every way

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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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C
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we made a reservation for the Restaurant Week lunch, scheduled for the Liberty Room in the front, we were seated in the dining room in the back, which was a quieter more enclosed and very comfortable space. We both had the winter endive salad which was crisp and fresh, and the Scottish salmon (prepared as we requested) was surrounded with cannelloni beans and pieces of white turnips. All the food was excellent.
We opted for the extra $10.00 dessert course, and the carrot cake and chocolate nougat cake were both wonderful and very much worth it.
We would definitely come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was okay, have had much better short ribs at other East village restaurants. Not sure if I would go back here again :(

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B
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I have been here several times, and it has slipped from a great experience to just standard. Our server was busy and took a long time to approach the table and then another long pause before he returned. Everyone was pleasant, but it is no longer fine dining - just regular service level. Our sparkling water was refilled with ice water, etc. The food is good, but the overall experience is no longer worth $150 per person.

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MB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aireole was the perfect stop for a pre-theater bite. We were warmly welcomed on arrival, promptly seated, and had wonderful service from a very friendly and informative server. The food was excellent, as we have come to expect from this long-standing fine dining establishment, and the ambiance was great...a nice buzz but not loud. Definitely will return for pre-theater and other occasions.

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EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Aureole is a lovely setting where one can hear everyone at the table. I was impressed that their restaurant week menu had many of the same dishes as their regular. It made an excellent impression and I will return for lunch when going to the theater in the future. Service was generally impeccable until we made a special request. We asked to have the rather large bowl of soup divided between us and when refused, asked for a cup or bowl. That request was initially refused. My lunch partner persisted with another server and eventually the 1st server did bring a bowl. We did not reflect this in the tip since we were aware that our meal was a reduced price but I don't think this kind of glitch should happen. Otherwise I would like to thank Aureole for a wonderful experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda excellent bartender and recommendations through your the night!

Zach charming and outstanding service!

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SN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Service professional and courteous. Made us feel welcome. Food exceptionally good. All around excellent

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C
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great dining experience.
Along with a restaurant week menu to choose from made the whole experience a fun way to spend time visiting with a friend.

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JS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

They offer a treating menu but it does not wow; I do not feel after eating that I have had an experience three or four times better than a $50 restaurant; in the case of some very good $50 places it is not clear the experience has been better at all.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited several fine dining restaurants in NYC and so far Aureole ranks at the very top of our list. Our first visit led to two subsequent visits with our experience enhanced each time. Thank you Shawn for that great first meal that set up our future visits. And then Thank you to John and Nicole who continued the finest dining experiences at our subsequent visits. Just a truly wonderful time. Aureole is top notch in atmosphere, service and delectable food. My 13 year old daughter can’t stop talking about how much she loved dining there. She fell in love with the salmon dish.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit to Aureole. We had a reservation for 6:30 pm for my mom’s birthday before the show. We walked in around 6:20pm but we had to wait until 6:40pm for our table. (What’s the reservation for..? Helloo?) But then they fancied us with two glasses of champagne on the house, which was a kind gesture. We had three course meal. Told the server we had a show at 8pm so we didnt want to be late. Staff was kind and friendly. Food was outstanding as always. But the risotto and beef tenderloin was a bit too salty for my taste. They celebrated my mom’s birthday with a cake on the house which was again very kind. Everything was absolutely great except for the fact that we had to wait a little despite our reservation.

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PG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have been there several times. Quite underwhelming this go round. Pleather tablecloths for easy cleaning do not suit a white linen restaurant with their prices. Appetizers were fine entrees decent dessert was OK nothing outstanding. The sommelier was excellent Be careful with the wine list most wines 4x price! .. but NYC so expected..go to hunt and fish club for this price

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