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“First rate food in a beautiful setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aurora Inn Dining Room

Aurora Inn Dining Room
391 Main St, Aurora, NY 13026-9608 (Formerly Aurora Inn)
315-364-8888
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Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Aurora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Whether dining indoors in our elegant dining room or enjoying lakeside dining on the veranda, the Aurora Inn is the best restaurant in the Finger Lakes region for waterfront dining and spectacular sunsets. Our award-winning, refined American cuisine is inspired by the changing seasons and fresh regional products and pairs perfectly with the many Finger Lakes wines on our list.Warm and welcoming with exquisite décor, our dining room combines traditional tables with intimate booths and banquettes—all topped by sparkling silver and crisp linen napkins. During cooler months, there is always a fire blazing on the hearth.The Aurora Inn Dining Room is a perfect place to celebrate special occasions—from intimate anniversary dinners to parties for up to 25 guests, we are prepared to make yours an event to remember. We can also accommodate larger events in our private Lakeside Room. Whatever the occasion, it will be remembered for fine cuisine, warm service and beautiful surroundings.
Boulder, Colorado
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57 restaurant reviews
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“First rate food in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Aurora Inn as experienced a renaissance. The food is beautiful, interesting, and features much of the bounty of the Finger Lakes, in the food, the wines, and even the beer. I thoroughly enjoyed my cannelloni filled with rich ricotta and goat cheese and served with local greens and amazing sauteed oyster and shiitake mushrooms. It was expertly seasoned and beautifully presented. My daughter had lobster ravioli with a tangy lemon sauce which was a great counterpoint to the richness of the lobster. The vanilla creme brulee for dessert was smooth, and full of black flecks shows that they use actual vanilla beans, rather than vanilla extract. Great attention to detail make this a special meal. The prices reflect this but it's worth every penny. Great local wine list with nice selections by the glass.

And, then there are the views of the lake. They are incomparable, especially at sunset. In the past I've eaten out on the patio and it is gorgeous.

Visited March 2014
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Aurora, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Elegant lakefront dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

First of all Aurora is an adult delight- historic but lovingly renovated,beautiful lakeviews and surrounded by wineries. Stay at the Inn or EB Morgan house- have breakfast outside on the deck at the Inn- such a treat. And breakfast at the Inn is a reasonably priced delight. Dinner is expensive but so worth it. There's a reason they are booked every weekend for weddings. The seafood chowder is rich and creamy- a perfect starter on a cool night. My only criticism is I wish they offered more seafood choices.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Catskill, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Breakfast at the inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We loved the dining room. So much history and character. Fireplace was perfect for end of February. Service was with a smile and food was very good.

Visited February 2014
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Hampton Bays, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The breakfast was abundant and the service what you would expect in a fine restaurant. We had a corner table facing the lake, surrounded by glass doors and lots of snow on the ground. I imagine that in the other seasons, the view is just as wonderful.

Visited February 2014
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Barrie, Canada
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“EXCELLENT FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

One of the best meals we have ever had. Kudos to the Chef !!! Service was excellent and the Inn was stunning with charm and warmth.

All around it was an awesome belated anniversary dinner.

Visited December 2013
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