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  • American (New), Local/Organic, Cocktails
  • 135 W 42nd St One Bryant Park, New York NY10036 40.7556347 -73.9855375
  • (Btwn 6th Ave & Broadway)
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  • (212) 319-1660
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User Ratings (Based on 14 reviews)

3.515
Food 3.9 Value 3.1
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 319-1660
Fax:
fax
(212) 750-8613
Website:
www.charliepalmer.com/Properties/Aureole/NY
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx Pre Theater Hours Mon-Sat: 5pm-11pm
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:45pm-2:15pm+5pm-10pm Sat-Sun: 5pm-10pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Pre/Post Theater, WiFi, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Aureole

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/16/2011

    Beautiful but small portions

    Met folks there for business last night. We ate at a large table in the bar area with a really great window view. Service was good and the place is beautiful. Appetizers were delicious as was my dinner, which was the size of my appetizer! Although the food is of high quality, it is expensive and you can walk out hungry. All in all a great meeting place to meet for appetizers and drinks. I would not have dinner there again.

  • Aureole

    Posted by Lee G. on 01/15/2011

    Fantastic!

    Conveniently located near times square, so it's perfect before a show for a fabulous meal. There are few restaurants in the theater district worth talking about. Service was wonderful and the food amazing. A must do!

  • Aureole

    Posted by Food is ok, service is ok also on 02/11/2010

    Great environment but that's all!

    We were on a Corporate tab so weren't very concerned about the price. I say that the wine list was amazing and thought the price was reasonable so no issues with that at all. Food was good but nothing spectacular, my main course was excellent but my appetizer was cold (was supposed to be fried instead). What irritated me most was the service from our waitress. I have never experienced this before and so I was very shocked with her rude behavior (for such a fine dining restaurant). We ordered five bottles of wine (for 7 people) for about $1400 a total! After we paid the bill she felt we didn't tip her enough (we didn't give her 20% tip for the wine -- that's not the etiquette and paying her $280 would be ridiculous for her to just bring the bottles to us since we didn't her ask for advice on the wine). After we were done we wanted to order another bottle of wine. She saw me call her and rolled her eyes -- extremely unprofessional for a restaurant of this caliber! I was totally awed by her behavior and decided to write this review on the same night as our dinner. Seriously after spending 2K for 7 people we get this sort of treatment -- this is abhorable. I would let it slip if the food was great but that wasn't the case either. I am extremely disappointed by this place! I will never spend my corporate dinner at this place again. By the way, this is my first negative review for any restaurant in NY, so you can imagine how much of a disstate I have for this place

  • Aureole

    Posted by Jonah on 12/29/2009

    If only it were located someplace else!

    My sister and i had a wonderful lunch at Aureole this past Monday We each had an appetizer, a salad and an entree. The foie terrine was delicious, the skate with fregola and black olives and the cod were both perfectly cooked and our waiter could not have been more attentive. I only wish Aureole were locate outside of the Times Square area.

  • Aureole

    Posted by De on 11/05/2009

    Over hyped and Overpriced

    Four of us went to the new location for a pre Broadway show dinner . We oredered the pre show fixed price dinner. Way overpriced ($85) for what you received, & the food was only average. The bright spot of the evening was our waiter - he was excellent. We won't be going back anytime soon.

  • Aureole

    Posted by Nors on 08/16/2009

    Average food. Slow service.

    This place is trying too hard. The food isn't good enough to drag it out for a 3 hour meal. When they were on the East side, I swore I wouldn't go back. Ditto for the new location -- but its gotten worse! Has anyone realized there is a recession on? There are a lot better restaurants at this level in New York.

  • Aureole

    Posted by ronj on 07/29/2009

    a hit on times square

    My wife and I had dinner last Saturday night at the new Aureole location in Times Square. After checking on menupages.com, we decided that the bar menu had a bigger selection of appetizers and dinners that appealed to us, as opposed to the more formal dining room menu. We advised our server that we had a show to catch at 8, having arrived at 6:15. Service throughout the meal was prompt and professional, none of the "who gets what" or other issues one sometimes faces even at what are considered top restaurants. The server took the time to describe the ingredients in the dishes we ordered after they came, and our appetizers of the heirloom tomato soup and soft shell crab were great. Warm rolls were served and hit the spot. For our main course, we each had the halibut, which was perfectly cooked, crisp outside and moist and flaky inside, and full of flavor. The portion sizes were just right, leaving room for the chocolate dessert, rich and just spectacular. The wine list was large and varied, and wines by the glass were not too highly priced. The bar room is a bit minimalist on decor and can get a bit noisy, but it was perfectly comfortable. The dining room, more formal, is at the back of the restaurant and one enters it through the bar room. There is also outdoor dining outside the bar in the breezeway, but there was no one there and lacked the energy a crowd brings. For now, at least, Aureole is having a soft opening, meaning 15% off the tab, making dinner a relative bargain for a top notch meal. BYOB is also evidently OK, with a corkage fee, but there are over 10,000 bottles in the upstairs wine "cellar", so there is something for everyone and every price. While we were not expecting it, we both commented that we had experienced one of the best meals we had in a long time. Years ago, we had eaten at the Upper East Side location of Aureole when it was "hot" and were not overly impressed. However, in this new location, we would definitely make a date to go again and would put it up against any of the best New York restaurants.

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