Aureole

4.5
3518 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. 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.
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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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

This Thanksgiving we are pleased to offer a traditional three course lunch, for $89 per guest as well as a three course dinner, at $129 per guest.

As this special holiday menu is being offered in both the dining room and Liberty Room, we do not require specification of room preference.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 3518 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience with excellent food and super high class service

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C
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, great location in the theater district. Friendly staff and interesting food

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AJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The atmosphere was good, but I was really expecting more out of the food. The risotta was a bit too salty, and there seemed to be excessive butter in most dishes. Overpriced for what you get.

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

Reliably excellent

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

Consistently fine food and pleasant, efficient service. Ideal for a business lunch.

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AM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good value, $69 for 3 course pre-theatre menu. Food was very good, service excellent. Close to Broadway.

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

Kudos to Aureole again. Consistently outstanding worthy of it's star. For this recent lunch I had the endive salad and the chef was able to substitute haricots verts for the radishes. A simple swith that one would expect in a restaurant of this calibre, but getting harder to find restaurants that can tweak the menu. The bass was perfection. Dessert was creative. Not only was the meal served well but it was perfectly fresh.

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GJ
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Very helpful and attentive staff. Place for a special occasion as it is expensive but worth it for the experience

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went here for a pre-Theatre dinner. Food and service was good. Small negative point is that their street ad says pre-show dinner $55, but the real price is $69. Food, especially the preselected menu is definitely on the expensive side, but on the other hand quite good.

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

I really liked professionalism which Eric, our table server, demonstrated, fully understood what I needed.

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic and the service was great, great place for a business lunch

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S
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty dinner with beautiful presentation. The room looked like it had acoustical panels on the walls and ceilings so the noise levels were pretty perfect for an intimate, romantic dinner. We appreciated that they did not have a strict dress code and that they served us ice in our water. The wait staff were fantastic, helpful but never intrusive. Our 30th wedding anniversary was truly delightful at Aureole.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazed that this place doesn’t have more than a one Michelin star. Certainly deserves more. Amazing service, amazing food

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p
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took advantage of the Pris Fixe lunch (2 course $38; 3 course $43), which was excellent value. We both chose the same menu. The Cauliflower soup, poured with panache over baby scallops, was delicious. The sea bass with charred corn and pickled peach was beautifully cooked and very tasty. The Variations of Dark Chocolate was perhaps a bit too chocolatty for my taste (my fault - I should have chosen the carrot cake), but my guest enjoyed it. The service was attentive without being intrusive. All in all a delightful experience.

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AA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, creative but unpretentious and brilliant execution. Great service too. Any very accommodating to special requests

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G
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Classy place with great service. Food is expertly cooked and plated but this was my second meal in a row, seafood with a brown butter sauce and personally I find the butter sauce to be over salted. First time I thought it was an error. Second time, I just realize it is not for me. However tuna crudo was great. Rest of the meal was perfectly done. I will be back.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

There are much better restaurants in NY. Go to Hells Kitchen and you'll find much better

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

one word - Superb!!!

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GI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aureole never fails to deliver. From the moment you walk in the door, Valerio is there to welcome you. Make sure you leave enough time for Sean to demonstrate his bar tending skills. The wait staff provides top rate attention without being obtrusive. Aureole continues to be our "go to" place.

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JF
Central Coast
135 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was overall quite good. Highlights were the cauliflower soup and the tuna. Unfortunately in saying we didn't have a show to attend our table was put on the back burner and our meal took about 2-3 times longer then it should have. The EXTREMELY slow service overshadowed the otherwise quite good food.

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OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ate in the Liberty Room. Been here many times for pre theater dinner, but not in over a year. They put up shades to block out the view of 42nd Steet and the huge neon billboard from across the street, I guess that’s a positive, the room feels more intimate and relaxed. The food is still generally good although they shrunk the menu and materially raised the prices in the Liberty Room, especially the pre theater special, which used to be a great deal under $60, now $69, fully priced imo. The deserts seemed kind of small, not the over the top creations I used to associate with Aureole. Regards. Ned.

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BR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Restaurant was truly wonderful but can’t in good conscious give it the 5 star it should have had.
We had the rib eye for two which was outstanding, but we were NOT presented with ALL the menu options by the server.
My husband had a wonderful birthday dinner except for that one hiccup.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

On a visit to New York we treated ourselves to lunch at Aureole and the were not disappointed. The food was very good and the staff very attentive. We would definitely visit again if we were ever back in NY.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The salad was amazing, my entree was excellent. We didn't order dessert, but happened to mention to our server that we were celebrating our birthday's and he brought us over a dessert plate with Happy Birthday on it and a candle at the end of our meal, which I thought was really nice and totally unexpected!
Great spot -

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BR
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Year's after move to 42nd St Aureole remains a favorite for pre-theater and everyday fine dining

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KC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good. Nothing else was. After telling the wiayer that we had an 8PM show and needed to leave no later than 7:45PM, we signed the check, raced out the door at 7:57PM, left our dessert unfinished and never received the cappuccino's we paid for.
This is the third time this has happened to me at Aureole. I will never dine at this restaurant again, especially pre-theatre.

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GD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I used to go to Aureole when it first opened- it was one of the best restaurants in NYC. I think the food and service are still excellent.

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GK
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can have confidence that with a Michelin star, Aureole is going to be a very fine dining experience. And it is. But I think the trick to have a fabulous meal at an exceptional value is to go by six and take advantage of the pre-theater menu. There are three choices in each of the categories (appetizer, entree and dessert), and it's easy to find one that's appealing. And after a wonderful meal, there are many theaters within easy walking distance.

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PA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always better than the time before. Never knew what you could do with a duck egg--outstanding. Love a restaurant where the flavors keep surprising you. Wonderful lamb dish. Wonderful service.

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AG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinners I've had in years. The food is so tasty you're sad when you've finished a course. Each dish that each of (four) us had was reported as outstanding. We'll be back again and soon.

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EM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I work across the street from this restaurant and have had many of my business meals there. Sadly, they don’t know how to serve a lunch in an hour or even 90 minutes.
Yesterday our lunch took two hours. I ordered soup and crudo. Two things that take no time to prepare. My companions ordered similar things. We even told the waiter we were pressured for time. He ignored our request and the time between courses was 40 minutes. I warned my companions to ask for everything at once.
No wonder this place is very quiet. Maybe it’s different at dinner. But for lunch there are very few things on the menu that are appropriate and the experience is slow and drawn out. The decor is also very 1980s and not in a good way. The food is decent but very expensive. There are other options nearby where your experience will be far better.
I know that was he last time I will choose to go to Aureole.

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OF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definetly one of my favorite NYC restaurants. Food, staff and ambiance are top shelf. I had tuna crudo and icelandic cod - superb...

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best services, foods, and staffs. I loved the atmosphere, the music, and most of all the food.
You’ll also be able to see a wine cellar above you when you’re walking inside of the dining area near the bar. It always caught my interest to how they get up there - by stairs (stairways) who knows.

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L
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Charlie Palmer and dry creek grill in healdsburg so decided to try signature restaurant in NYC. It did not disappoint food wassooo good. Service was impeccable and friendly. Definitely recommend for a special occasion or if you are on expenses because it is not cheap but well worth the experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

exquisite food and service.

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SQ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The waitress arrived in the beginning of our arrival wasn't even smiling when she asked us for drinks. Later on with the same waitress I ordered a sweet wine, which she had no idea what I was talking about, had to show her the wine menu again...

The other waiter was more friendly.

But the overall ambience and level of service is way below a 1 Michelin star restaurant, just a decent local Italian restaurant....

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DM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Had dinner here twice in the last month. Both times were fantastic.

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NF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared seafood dishes and e celebrate service. Great ambience and perfect for pre-theater dinner.

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Consistent quality I look forward to returning.
Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went with 12 ladies for a pre-theater lunch and they could not have taken care of us any better. The wait staff was attentive and ultra professional. Our waiter was genuinely concerned that we had enjoyed our lunches. The pix fixe lunch was wonderful. Nice portions and delicious. They even manged to get all 122 lunches out at the same time!!

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