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Aureole

135 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 319-1660
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Ranked #269 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Avenue of the Americas
Transit: 1, 2, 3, 7, B, D, F, N, Q, R, & S trains to 42nd Street.
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Boca Raton, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We come here often when visiting NYC, and are never disappointed. The welcome and service are crisp and friendly. The staff keep a watchful eye on the table to make sure that everything goes smoothly. The lunch menu is on target - not too extensive or fussy - a half dozen starters and main courses covering most of the bases:... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently visited NYC, and had not one but two dinners during our visit. My husband was excited to take me there, as he had dined there on a previous business trip. We had the 5-course tasting menu on the first night and loved it so much we had the Chef's 7-course tasting menu the next night!... More

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bonita springs
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We had the most amazing meal at Aureole for lunch. We started with pasta with crème sauce with a raw egg on top. After it was mixed into the pasta, the egg cooked. We had a salad, dessert, and coffee. We loved it.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Dring a recent visit to NY with my Sister-in-law who was visiting for the first time she had pre-boked the Aureole after lots of research and reading reviews on Restaurants close to Times Sq where we were staying.She had booked the a la carte section to the rear behind the glass wall. I must say we were not dissappointed. The... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

On our last trip to NYC, my wife wanted to try out the Aureole, 136 West 42nd. Street. I wasn't too enthusiastic thinking it was just another hyped up NY location. How wrong I was. Once again, my wife's judgment was spot on. Excellent food, very good sophisticated service, good ambience and very obviously not a tourist rip off. New... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate at Aureole early (5:45 pm) and chose from the pre-theater pre fixe menu. The waitstaff at the Aureole were very attentive and helpful. However, the food was very average. Its location was convenient (Times Square) for going to a show. This was my first time at Aureole and while the experience was satisfactory it was not special enough... More

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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I hadn't been to Aureole since it moved to it's new location. 42nd St. isn't often top on my list of locations for a great meal. A colleague suggested we have dinner there this week and it was a treat. There are two experiences to be had there: the a la carte busy front room that is casual and lively,... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. From the moment you are greeted by the friendly, knowledgeable staff until you reluctantly depart, you know you are engaged in a memorable experience. Exceptional preparations of fois gras, tuna sashimi , wagyu rib eye, sea bass, Alaskan black cod....and then the outstanding dessert

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We normally choose less expensive restaurants before a theater performance, but it was NYC restaurant week, so it was a great opportunity to enjoy a high-quality 3-course dinner at Aureole for only $38. We were lucky to be seated in the elegant back room where it was quiet and tables were nicely spaced. In passing by the front room (where... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lives up to the hype, no problem. Ate in the library room. 3 course prix fixe only $55 pre-theater and they serve healthy portions. Not at all noisy and had very attentive service. All the food was interesting and outstanding. Steak and free-range chicken seems likes nothing special but it brought out the oohs and ahs. Finished with 7-layer chocolate... More

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