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About Aureole

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. For additional information, visit our website at charliepalmer.com

135 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday - Friday, 11:45 am - 2:15 pm

DINNER
Monday - Saturday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Avenue of the Americas

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 319-1660

Website:
http://www.charliepalmer.com/

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.

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage one block away on 43rd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway.

Public Transit:
1, 2, 3, 7, B, D, F, N, Q, R, & S trains to 42nd Street.

Executive Chef:
Gabriele Carpentieri

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

Special Events & Promotions:
No Corkage fee on Monday.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day steps from Bryant Park at Aureole, with an elegant four-course prix fixe with decadent winter favorites, like Confit Duck or Seared Foie Gras completed by a sweet finish from our Chocolate Torte with preserved kumquats. $185 pp, Credit card required

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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.

Aureole Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (25)
Quiet Conversation (20)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for pre theater dinner and everything was exceptional.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We always enjoy Aureole. The service and food are always impeccable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food and service ! I have a good allergy and they were extremely understanding and accommodating - great place for business or personal lunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE. We went to Aureole to celebrate my boyfriends 30th Birthday, I noted in the reservation that it was his birthday and we were greeted with a Happy Birthday when we arrived and our coats being collected. The waiter seated us and pulled out both of our seats. We started with a champagne toast with a delectible chamapagne. We then decided on doing the Pre-Fix 3 course menu and we started with Wagyu Beef and Tuna Tar Tare, both fresh and displayed to perfection. We then had hand crafted cocktails, mine made with Whiskey, his with brandy-both up to par and the perfect in between taste we needed. We then had a complimentary mushroom risotto which was so flavorful and melted in our mouths. I ordered the Duck Main Course which was so tender and juicy! My boyfriend ordered the Ranch Rib Eye that was cooked perfectly and came with the most amazing crispy potato side dish. We ended our dinner with dessert, his came with a "Happy 30th Birthday" written in chocolate drizzle with a candle and mine was the most amazing coffee icecream and chocolate dish, again we were given complimentary sherbert to cleanse our pallete. The wait staff was knowledgable, friendly, engaging, and the best service we ever received.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Pre theater, great meal and great location

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fuimos en fin de año y nos sirvieron un menú cerrado con pocas opciones para lo bueno q se supone que era el restaurante. Éramos mi mujer , yo y mis tres niñas. No hay que saber mucho de comida para advertir que el menú no era apto para niños, por lo que mis niñas comieron un plato de pasta cada una, y sin embargo nos cobraron sin ningún reparo 5 menús, casi mil dólares. Me parece q aunque ya sabíamos que los niños pagaban como cualquier comensal , debían haber realizado algo especial para dichos niños; o por lo menos decir que con niños es mejor no ir. La cena no era de primera calidad, he ido a buenos retaurante de estrella Michelin y les dan mil vueltas.
Y además nos echaron rápido porque venía la siguiente mesa. Muy poco profesional. Muy mal, era fin de año y se pagaba por eso.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Aureole is a lovely restaurant with excellent food, a terrific and attentive staff and a wonderful ambiance. We couldn't have been treated better and our New Year's Eve early seating was a good value. Highly recommended for very special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The wait staff were very knowledgeable and provided great advice for wine pairing. They also advised us on tasting menu selection based on our theater schedule.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyed the menu. Our waiter was helpful and friendly. He made great suggestions about what to choose from the menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

service , bar, staff, & food were all superb! i would highly reccommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding food and impeccable service. Truly excellent dining.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was great and well timed out for a Broadway show. The goat milk risotto was amazing.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I was expecting more from the plates for such prices. Of the five entrees ordered, two were maybe worth it. The other three, were not worthy of fine dining restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Outstanding food and service. The captain was very attentive and explained the dishes. There was a wide variety of food options. The squid ink pasta and octopus was amazing. The venison was prepared perfectly. The ambiance was very nice. You could carry on a conversation easily but there was life in the restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Space is barely ok, bathrooms are poor quality and dirty, no sommelier showed up to take our order, had to ask for several times for drinks, food was average for a prix fixe experience, overrated, sad

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It Is a Little Star in the Areas of Times Square !
Feel lucky to go in!
Go for it and you will fill it up your Body and mind!
Thank you very much for your very friendly service! See you soon again!
Cheers!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Switzerland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had the 3 course tasting lunch. The portion is big. As a Michelin star restaurant, it is great value with regular price.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Cena de Navidad de excelente calidad y ambiente muy cálido

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

La cena era con niños , lo avisamos me dijeron que habría una opción infantil pero al llegar nos ofrecieron únicamente una hamburguesa con queso .
Se les terminó el pan y nos nos dijeron antes de sentarnos lo mismo paso con las opciones del menú. Para las 21hs ( nuestra hora de reserva) no había varias opciones d l menú que era “especial “ para ese día. Nunca más vuelvo. Nos arruinaron la cena navideña, fuimos por café a un starbucks y agradecimos estar en familia

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a lovely christmas dinner. Good reception, excellent bar tender while we waited for our table (we were very early). The waiters were a disappointment, waiter at least 10 minutes to order, but only after we called them twice to come and take. Also had to mention 3x that we would like some bread while the tables next to us didnt have to ask and received before us while we sat down earlier. Dissapointing certainly as several of them were just standing around. Luckily the food was absolutely top notch and all was fantastic as soon as food came around, including the waiters.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Really poor service, cold food and a general slapdash approach not worthy of Xmas eve dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food and staff were excellent. We are here for Christmas Eve dinner. The filet, halibut, chicken, and salmon were all equally delicious and perfectly prepared. It was a fixed menu. There was an issue with my children being charged the adult price, but our server promptly fixed it, which I greatly appreciated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Quality of food and service for the price paid was under everything!
We had to pay 650+$ cash because the card readers were not working on chistmas eve!
So... really bad expérience !

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We spend the Christmas Eve Dinner while our honeymoon there - it was the perfect dinner location - very friendly service, the three courses were delicious and we had a great evening there. Thank you for the wolderful time and our honeymoon surprise!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We ate here because we wanted a good romantic Christmas Eve dinner in NYC. We intended on going to another restaurant but it was sold out.

Overall, good was good but not amazing. This is the second time at Aureole. Once in Vegas and now here.

Appetizer:
Foie gras: amazing, large portion.
Endive Salad: not very good. Bland. Bad choice.

Main:
Salmon: very good. Wish I could cook salmon this good.
Snake river tenderloin: a bit too salty. Still very good.

Desert:
Lol, I don’t remember was we had. Both were good.

Server: too young and too inexperienced. She didn’t know the menu well and didn’t understand our questions. Example: “is the endive salad pieces of endive with meat/cheese mixture inside each leaf?” Her answer, “yes”. It wasn’t. It was all mixed together like a normal salad. We smiled. It is Christmas Eve and she is working. I suspect she wasn’t a lead server.

Service: outstanding BUT one complaint. Multiple servers and hosts were at entrance to kitchen which happened to be right where we were sitting. We had to talk over them as they chatted about their weekend to each other the entire dinner. It was a bit annoying. That said, the service was high end. They were ready with water and plates immediately. I would suggest to the manager to remind them to tone down the chatting while guests are eating.

Cost: it was cheap. For that, I think it was a little lower than what I’d expect at that price range.

I likely would not eat here again. Two reasons: NYC has too many other options and it didn’t quite live up to standards. That said, it’s still a high end restaurant:

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

For a Michelin star restaurant and also one which a meal for 2 will easily run you at least $250 I was very unimpressed. I've had better service and food from your general chain restaurants where the meal would be less than $100 for 2. The dessert was the worst part of the meal. I had ordered the foie gras appetizer which was OK but lacking in flavour. My wife had the tuna tartare and that also was more on the bland side. My diver scallops main was good however her NY striploin was terrible. They had given her the end of the cut and it was over cooked.

The server was also also terrible. She took our order then we never saw her again until it was time for dessert. I had to flag down another server to ask for lime wedges for our waters but then they never came either.

I'm very disappointed in Aureole as this was to celebrate my wife's birthday and she was very saddened by the experience.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Overrated!

Service was very disappointing, food was mostly tasteless. The cheese plate was literally taken from the fridge (with bread and all) and placed in front of me; one would expect a high end restaurant that charges $100 per person knows that the cheese should be served at room temperature and that the bread should be fresh and crispy not cold, dry and soggy!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Sad to say Aureole seems to have lost its sense of what it is. Maybe we were there on an off night but service was quite perfunctory and rushed (our first course came before we ordered wine). Everything felt quite ordinary which is a pity in what always has been a very superior place. For the money I expect a lot more.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Aureole was an excellent restaurant to spend a post theater dinner. Service and food were outstanding!

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Literally a room full of staff ensuring a perfectly orchestrated dining experience. We dined before the theatre so chose a three course Prix Fix menu for timing. The menu selection was broad and well designed making it easy for us to order well coordinated courses. The quality, masterful preparation and presentation of each course was simply exquisite. Can’t wait to return and sample more of this remarkable cuisine. And we made it to the theatre with perfect timing because the staff was truly conscious of our curtain time, something many theatre district restaurants lose sight of.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Celebrated our 32nd anniversary. Wonderful food, fantastic service. Absolutely lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

A personnel was not friendly. I have to wait for all meals, especially too long for the main meal and desert. I would not mention that the food was prepared by Michelin star chef . The waiter was slow and absent-minded. Even after lunch time he was too slow.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and fantastic service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Been here four times. Each one is satisfactory, but a tiny drop off each time. More customers, same staff, a little less care. Will come back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

food quality missed expectations...edible, but definitely not a quality level. The weakest part of the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

As always our experience at Aureole's was fabulous. Ryan, our waiter, was courteous, helpful and attentive. I took two people who had never been to Aureole's before and they left feeling as I have after each dining experience, can't wait to go back! A pleasant surprise was the pasta dish which I have never had before, wonderfully prepared. And of course, a glass of Charlie Palmer's Pinot Noir is worth the trip alone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great place for lunch with clients. The servers are attentive. Will go there again!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent meal! From food to ambiance everything was top tier!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very snobbish staff especially the receptionist lady
Food and service bad
Should have minus Michelin star

Tags: Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Memorable evening with my spouse. The service was terrific, the food beyond expectation. And the experience was fantastic. I would certainly visit again next time in New York for a special occasion. The wine list was excellent with a good selection for all price ranges and we were not pressured at all to pay more than we wanted.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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