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Aurora, Orlando, FL

Aurora

4.2
4.2
727 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The stunning lightshow of auroras wouldn't be visible without the combination of unique elements. In turn, we know that true beauty can be found when people from all walks of life come together under one roof for a shared purpose. This is the spirit of Aurora at the Celeste. We believe wonder is created in the midst of communal experiences, particularly over a shared love for delicious food and captivating atmosphere.

An immersive concept set apart from all others in Orlando, Aurora is a restaurant experience that captures vast attention through colorful flavors, stunning ambiance, and refined service. With an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced food, Aurora is a glimmering spectacle within the Celeste Hotel experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 207-4700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Waterford Lakes
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

727 Reviews
  1. Anonymous

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant with a great scenic view. 10/10 recommend for lunch meetings
    AuroraResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for dining with us and leaving such a lovely review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our lovely view and had a successful meeting. We look forward to your next dining experience!

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  2. MontyA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, both in taste and presentation. Good service, nice ambiance. No complaints from me.
    AuroraResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We are so glad you thoroughly enjoyed our elevated flavors and creative presentation. We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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  3. JaxonP

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! My girlfriend and I ordered the bread service to start, which came with a delicious dip that we're still talking about. We both got the sort rib ragu, and promptly cleaned out plates. The ambiance was very nice, and the staff was extremely kind. The rose and note left for us was a nice touch. Absolutely recommend and will definitely be coming back :)
    AuroraResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you for joining us for a special Valentine's Day celebration! We are thrilled you enjoyed both your bread service and the short rib ragu. There really is nothing better than bread and a tomato & garlic compound butter! We are also so glad our staff's personalized service was a highlight of your meal. We cannot wait to welcome you back for another memorable dining experience!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s was a beautiful dinner for our 29th anniversary and Valentine’s Day. Thank you.
    AuroraResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you joining us for a lovely Valentine's Day celebration. We are thrilled you chose our property to commemorate such a special anniversary. We can't wait for you to join us for another memorable meal!

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  5. Maych

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is always good and changes seasonally. I love the zodiac cocktail of the month. The scallops were fantastic and my husband enjoyed the Valentine's Day special (lobster and steak).
    AuroraResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you for dining at the Aurora restaurant! We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal, and especially glad that your husband was able to try our dinner special for the Valentine's season. We can't wait to welcome you back for another delicious meal and celestial-inspired cocktail!

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  6. KerryP

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy Aurora. Quiet atmosphere, great service, and their burgers and fries are excellent. We always love the salads, with chicken added, it is a full meal. Easy to park and a nice view to the outside. We sat on the patio, which is nice in January in Florida.
    AuroraResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad you have enjoyed so many memorable experiences. There's really nothing better than a delicious meal in this beautiful Florida weather. We cannot wait for you to join us for another incredible meal!

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  7. JaniceN

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prompt, excellent service....lovely presentation of delicious dinner. Aurora is one of the best restaurants in east Orando.😘🤗
    AuroraResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so glad your server made your meal such a special experience. We truly cannot wait for your next dining experience with us!

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  8. My2cents

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s our second visit to the restaurant but first for breakfast. Service is S-L-O-W. Like a glacier. No follow-ups for water or taste experience. No “can I bring you anything else?”, “hot sauce with your eggs?” But otherwise a friendly experience. Menu selections are limited and unimaginative. No brunch on Saturday…actually not sure if they do it any time other than special occasions. Next time we’ll just endure the drive to downtown.
    AuroraResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your breakfast experience. We truly apologize for the delayed service. Especially first thing in the morning, it's important to ensure diners receive their food quickly so that they can go back to the exciting activities that brought them to the East Orlando area. There is no excuse for having to wait so long, and especially without friendly follow-up from your server. All of our guests should be properly taken care of at all times during their meal. We do hope you will give us another opportunity to prove our commitment to memorable and efficient dining experiences.

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  9. LizG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed picked this restaurant based on recommendations to celebrate the new year with a special lunch outing to only be disappointed. From the hostess who did not take the time to greet us to the food that not only took so long to come out but was horrible. Fries and burgers cold. Shrimp overcooked. The restaurant was not busy so not sure why it took 10 minutes for drinks to come and 30 minutes for appetizers.!! Not to mention that they were cleaning and rearranging the restaurant in between from the previous night.!! Very limited lunch menu and overpriced for the quality.!!
    AuroraResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We truly apologize for the poor experience. Especially when celebrating the New Year, the expectation is that service should be warm and personalized, from the speed of food delivery to a genuine greeting. The service you experience does not align with our beliefs regarding proper conduct at all. We also apologize for the quality of the food itself. Cold food is completely unacceptable, and even more so when the wait is extended. If you are forced to wait for any reason, the food must be absolutely perfect. There is no excuse for this, and we will follow up within our own team to ensure this does not occur again. We do hope you will give us another chance to prove our commitment to memorable experiences.

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  10. TeddySnowcrop

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent in all respctes. Food, service, atmosphere all very good.
    AuroraResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed all aspects of your dining experience, and we can't wait for you to visit us again in the future!

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  11. NSCDC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was nice and polite but they were understaff. And breakfast was a bit slow. but in this area near UCF not many options we could find…
    AuroraResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for dining at the Aurora restaurant! We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience, but we apologize for the delay in your service. Regardless of staffing, guests should still receive impeccable service and delicious meals in a timely manner. We do hope you will give us another opportunity to demonstrate our elevated flavors and commitment to memorable dining experiences.

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  12. KimD

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for UCF graduation brunch. Great ambiance, food was very good but the best part was the service. Our waitress was attentive, fun and on top of it! The rest of the staff would come check on us, make sure everything was good and even join in on our celebration. Definitely recommend.
    AuroraResponded on December 18, 2023
    Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so glad you got to celebrate such a special occasion with delicious food and attentive service. We are so glad our whole team made your experience incredibly memorable. We can't wait for you to dine with us again soon!

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  13. CarolH

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and food. Somewhat of a limited menu however they were very flexible with substitution requests.
    AuroraResponded on December 13, 2023
    Thank you for the lovely review! I am glad our staff were able to ensure you had a delicious meal. We will absolutely keep your feedback in mind when we make changes to our menu. We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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  14. PhillipH

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Been there 10 times and the experiences are always positive.
    AuroraResponded on December 15, 2023
    Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so glad that you have consistently enjoyed your experience with us. We can't wait for you to return for another memorable meal!

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  15. Goose

    Waterford

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you are going to charge handsomely for a dish do t throw it in a bowl. Poor presentation and small portions. Disappointing. Plus they need more options. Lovely restaurant but wish food was worth going g there for it.
    AuroraResponded on December 11, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide elevated presentations, and we never want a guest to feel that their dish was created with anything but the utmost care. We apologize for falling short of our own standards, and will use your experience to curate even better dish displays. We will also consider your feedback when revamping our menu, as we want to make sure all of our diners can find a delicious option! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We hope you will give us another opportunity to prove our dedication to memorable presentations and delicious dining experiences.

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  16. BrettS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was surprisingly quiet for a Friday night, the food and drinks were perfect. Great service and free (excluding tip) Valet was nice!
    AuroraResponded on December 11, 2023
    Thank you joining us for a wonderful Friday night! I am thrilled that you enjoyed both our craft cocktails and delicious offerings. We don't want our restaurant guests to do anything but relax and enjoy, which is why we provide complimentary valet service. We can't wait for your next meal with us!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oscar was very sweet and accommodating to us although we only stayed momentarily. I’ve always loved coming here but even more for brunch. Can we bring it back?
    AuroraResponded on December 6, 2023
    Thank you for your review! We are so glad Oscar provided such wonderful service, and we will absolutely share your praise with his management team. We are always looking to improve our menus and experiences, so we will keep a future brunch menu in mind for future menu updates. We can't wait for you to dine with us again!

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  18. SusanS

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely awful. The poor server was also the host and bartender and she didn’t know how to make a Bloody Mary or old fashioned. Our reservation was at 11 and we still had no food at noon, so we left. They comped our drinks, but it’s as if the hotel had abandoned this restaurant.
    AuroraResponded on December 6, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your experience. We always want our guests to be able to order anything from our menu, regardless of who is available on staff. We truly apologize that you were unable to start your meal with a delicious cocktail. We also know how frustrating a long wait can be, and we are devastated that you had to leave before enjoying a meal with us. We are going to share your review with all of our team members and management staff to ensure this does not happen again. We truly hope you will dine with us in the future so we may prove our true commitment to our guests.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. Definitely pricey but worth it.
    AuroraResponded on November 27, 2023
    Thank you for the stellar review! We are so glad you enjoyed our delicious food, and we truly hope you will dine with us again soon!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was thanksgiving so I understand to a degree. The waiter checked on us maybe twice, forgot our beverages more than twice and the food was sometimes cold.
    AuroraResponded on November 27, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. While we appreciate your understanding, there is no excuse for not offering stellar service and food, especially on a holiday. Food is even more important during a special occasion, and we truly apologize for falling short of our own standards. We will absolutely follow up with our team members to ensure this lapse in service does not happen again. We hope you will dine with us again soon so we can provide the service and unforgettable meal that you deserve!

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  21. DH51

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first time trying the Thanksgiving buffet at Aurora. The food was fine. But, the service was disappointing. We had early afternoon reservations and there didn't seem to be an overwhelming number of customers. However, our server was not very good. We were seated without much comment from the receptionist. We then waited about 10 minutes without any interaction from any wait staff or leadership. I finally found and asked a server to bring us water/other refreshment options. Even after she asked another waiter to handle our table it took another few minutes before he approached our table and simply asked "Do you want something to drink?". No, greeting, no review of available options. After that we had to call to him to have any other service. The maintenance of the buffet tables of cheeses, fruits, etc was poor. Food was spilled around the dishes. The dishes of various dips, sauces and hummus were not labelled. So, you had to guess what each was. The staffed tables with hot dishes were well handled. All the food we tasted was very good. So, thankfully, this was the best aspect of the buffet. Overall, this was not the enjoyable experience we expected. Hopefully, ours was the exception. We've had good recommendations for Aurora which led us to selecting them for Thanksgiving. We will try Aurora for a normal dinner before making a final decision on further recommendations. But, I do not expect to try it again for Thanksgiving.
    AuroraResponded on November 28, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Aurora restaurant. While we are glad you enjoyed our delicious offerings, we want to sincerely apologize for the service you experienced. Especially on a holiday, it is more important than ever to make sure our guests feel valued and taken care of. Such delays in simply getting drinks is unacceptable, and so is the lack of friendliness and personalized service. From the missing labels to the rushed and inattentive service, this is not in line with the high standards we hold for our establishment. We truly hope you will join us for dinner so that we may prove our dedication to memorable experiences and personalized service.

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  22. MdWice

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Making reservations at Open Table was incredibly easy. The Thanksgiving feast at the Aurora was, as always, delicious. It's well worth the money. The food is incredibly varied and the service was outstanding. We highly recommend the Aurora especially during the holidays. It's also excellent for any other time of the year!
    AuroraResponded on November 27, 2023
    Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so glad you had such a wonderful experience. Especially during the holidays, it is imperative to provide memorable service and delicious food, and I am so glad you thoroughly enjoyed our holiday buffet. From making the reservation to sitting down to dine, we want our guests to feel relaxed and valued. We can't wait for you to dine with us again!

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  23. EH07

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very very good. But wait staff wouldn’t even fill our glasses with water until I asked three times, each and every time (!) that I needed refill and they would only fill 1/2 a cup - of just water! They were quick to remove plates, but how do you enjoy the food with nothing to drink? I won’t go back, not worth $115 per person to deal with being blatantly ignored then the bill had a 20% tip applied for poor service. But the food was great.
    AuroraResponded on November 27, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your most recent experience with us. While I'm glad the food was delicious, great food does not in any way make up for inattentive service. Especially on a holiday, you should feel relaxed and taken care of, and there is no excuse for having to continuously ask for a beverage refill. A dining experience should be as much about the unforgettable service as the wonderful food. I hope you will dine with us again so that we can prove our commitment to stellar hospitality and service.

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  24. PatriciaH

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We have came her for restaurant week and magic dining before and got blown away both times. However, the thanksgiving buffet was a disaster. Service is lacking and the food was mediocre at best. Won’t come for buffet anymore.
    AuroraResponded on November 27, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your experience. While I'm glad you had positive dining experiences in the past, I want to apologize for your poor experience at our most recent buffet. We strive for culinary greatness and stellar service for all of our events, and there is no excuse for falling short of our high standards. Especially for holidays, it is important that every guest feels valued by our team and has no shortage of delicious food options. Please know we will take your feedback very seriously when planning for future buffets. I hope you will dine with us again so that we may provide the meal and service that you deserve!

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  25. Mia452

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING! Chef Ibis Lopez and his team provided a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast with world class service! A treat not to be missed, from Prime Rib, Signature Grouper, Scratch made Roasted Corn soup unlike any I've tasted before! Delicious!Oh & the desserts and chacutre boards for miles! Thank you for such an amzing experience!
    AuroraResponded on November 27, 2023
    Thank you so much for joining us for a delightful Thanksgiving buffet! We are so glad you enjoyed our varied food offerings and friendly service. There's nothing better than being overwhelmed with delicious options, and it looks like you got to try some great ones. We will absolutely share your compliments with our culinary team. We can't wait for you to dine with us again soon!

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  26. Alanl

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Only time we saw server was when she was taking order. Place was not busy.
    AuroraResponded on November 27, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your experience at the Aurora restaurant. While we are glad you enjoyed your delicious meal, it is equally important to provide unforgettable service. Our guests should feel valued, and that starts with their server making sure they are accessible and friendly. This is not up to our high standards, and we will make sure to follow up with our team to ensure all guests receive only the best customer service. I hope you will dine with us again so that we may prove our true commitment to our guests!

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  27. CindyS

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, and their spicy margarita was out of this world.
    AuroraResponded on November 20, 2023
    Thank you for the lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed our delicious food as well as our signature cocktails. Sometimes there's nothing better than a spicy margarita! We can't wait for your next dining experience with us.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Desserts were awesome; we would definitely go back just for them!
    AuroraResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you for the lovely review! We're so glad you loved our delectable desserts. They are definitely the sweetest part of any evening! We truly look forward to your next visit!

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  29. SadDiner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Appetizer croquettes were ok Pork belly was ok Wagyu beef was tough Ragu was ok Server took her sweet time to get our dinner order The food used to be outstanding, but not anymore. :-(
    AuroraResponded on October 30, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. Reviews like yours allow us to improve our operations and offer better dining experiences. We truly apologize that your food quality and service was below our own standards. No diner should feel underwhelmed by their meal, and they certainly should not be kept waiting to simply place an order. We will share your feedback with our entire culinary team to ensure that this lapse in service and quality does not happen again. I truly hope you will return for another visit so that we may prove our dedication to our guests.

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  30. iheartaustin

    Austin

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I guess they were understaffed. Took a really long time to get drinks. The people next to us said it took 20 minutes to get coffee. Food was mediocre.
    AuroraResponded on October 30, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent dining experience. A guest should always feel that they are the highest priority, and we are truly sorry that your meal was plagued by lengthy waits. Even if the team is short-staffed, no guest should be kept waiting. A wait is made to feel only longer when the food is not up to par, and I apologize that your meal was not worth the delays. This is truly a lapse in a quality that is inexcusable, and we will be sharing your feedback with our culinary team to ensure no future diners are kept waiting for food that is not up to our own high standards. I do hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to prove our commitment to memorable dining experiences.

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  31. CathyC

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu has changed and food wasn’t good. Nothing worse than spending a lot of money on food that wasn’t good. Very disappointed, we always eat here when we visit of UCF Knight.
    AuroraResponded on October 30, 2023
    Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. We always want our guests to walk away from their meal excited to return, and we truly apologize that you were disappointed in our updated menu. We strive to serve fresh ingredients and elevated flavors, and it is clear we fell short of our own standards for your dining experience. We will share your feedback with our team to ensure that your next meal is nothing but a delight.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can i just take a moment to rave about Miss Melody. She is the gold standard when it comes to fine dining experience. From start to finish the way the table was setup, her approach, her demeanor and delivery all aligned with giving any guest the experience they would travel and dine for. That’s the only server I want from now on. If she’s not there I’m not there lol. The whole snapper for 2 was a mouth watering sensation. The Neptune cocktail needs an award. The wine was a heavenly touch to my lady and seeing her happy makes me happy. Whatever we can do to bring more attention to this gem just let us know. We may look like travelers but we moved here at the inception of your establishment…so basically makes us family.
    AuroraResponded on October 30, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your stellar experience! We will absolutely share your compliments with Melody and our culinary team. From the moment you are greeted to the first sip of your cocktail, we want our guests to be as blown away by their experience as they are when they take that first bite of their entrée. Every moment of your meal should be memorable, and we are so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed yours. We cannot wait to welcome you and your lovely lady back for another delicious meal!

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  33. HiddeGem

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Melody was our terrific server. Crab cake, pork belly w/ tamarind sauce and coconut custard pie are highly recommended.
    AuroraResponded on October 16, 2023
    Thank you so much for dining with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Melody's stellar service and your delicious meal. We truly hope you will dine with us again soon!

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  34. Christine

    Orlando

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance. Attentive servers. Pompano was excellent, as was the lobster ravioli which the chef prepared as an entree as a special request.
    AuroraResponded on October 10, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your stellar experience! We strive to go above and beyond for every guest, whether that's by providing efficient service or by ensuring our diners receive exactly what they're craving, even if it's a special request! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal, and we can't wait to welcome you back.

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  35. MichaelB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner au Aurora! The chef did a great job blending various spices in my fresh Pompano fish dinner. I would highly recommend Aurora!
    AuroraResponded on October 10, 2023
    Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review! The Florida Pompano is definitely one of our star dishes, and we are so glad you were pleased with the blend of flavors. We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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  36. HotPepper

    Orlando

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Melody, our server, was very attentive! The crab cake is delicious. The skirt steak was okay.
    AuroraResponded on October 10, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! Melody is dedicated to providing memorable guest experiences that make every guest feel valued. We will absolutely share your compliments with her management team. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal, and we can't wait to welcome you back!

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  37. Crabcake

    Orlando

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from bar staff and management. Thanks so much!
    AuroraResponded on October 6, 2023
    Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so glad you were thrilled with our personalized customer service. We truly hope you will dine with us again!

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  38. JamesB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were top notch. Everything the waiter recommended was great. The ambiance and presentation were delightful.
    AuroraResponded on October 3, 2023
    Thank you so much for dining with us! We are so glad your server suggested some wonderful dishes and that you enjoyed our celestial theming and creative presentations. We can't wait for your next meal with us!

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  39. JenniferB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, last night of Magical Dining. Service was really slow…had 7:15 reservation, sent seated until 7:35. Took 20 mins to get a drink
    AuroraResponded on October 6, 2023
    Thank you so much for joining us for our last night of Magical Dining! While we are so glad you enjoyed your meal, we are sorry to hear that your service was not efficient. We strive to provide delightful service in a timely manner, and I apologize for falling short of our own standards. I do hope you will dine with us again in the future so we may deliver on our promise for memorable dining experiences!

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  40. Joanne

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi we had breakfast while staying for parents weekend. Menu is very traditional. Nothing special or unique just basic offerings. Food was hot and service good. Recommend servers come around with coffee or offer refills as we did not see our server until end of meal when we flagged her down for refill. Pleasant breakfast and convenient on game days.
    AuroraResponded on October 2, 2023
    Thank you for joining us for an exciting weekend! We are so glad that we offered a convenient option to enjoy a hot breakfast during your stay. While we're thrilled you enjoyed our service, we will absolutely share your suggestion with our staff. Especially on such a busy weekend, coffee refills are a must! We hope your travels will bring you back to our restaurant for another great meal.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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4105 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Waterford Lakes
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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