Aurora - Williamsburg

4.7
965 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Established over a decade ago, Aurora restaurant is a landmark of the Italian cuisine in the vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg.
Aurora creates a perfect balance of tradition and innovation, with a great respect for seasonality, by combining top quality Italian imports, sustainably grown local produce and house-made specialties. 
The wine program offers a list of over 150 labels, along with craft beers, signature cocktails, and a full liquor bar.
The rustic and charming dining room with exposed brick walls and high ceilings, opens to an intimate, leafy garden, enclosed during the colder months, and perfect for a relaxing dinner "al fresco" during the warm season.
Aurora is a great spot for a romantic date, a casual getting together with friends, or private events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 965 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DimitraG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

food was delicious and the space was beautiful. would definitely go back again

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vipclab
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place for brunch !!! is a must try when in Bk

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RANBO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Got married there and go every year for our anniversary (9th year) and We have never Been disappointed with the food or the service. I had a dish with crab & sea urchins Yes!! sea urchins so I got adventurous & I loved that dish it was so delicious I would have it again, see you next year aurora😀😀

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Wait staff rushed me out

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PierreA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ! Awesome atmosphere, extremely good food, very fine service.

Will come again with the family, For sure !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Loved this place in the past. Food just is t on par with what it used to be. The pasta is still fresh but the apps all were very bland. Felt like I was being upsold wine as well. Walked away disappointed and spent $200 on a dinner (including a bottle of wine).

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vipDavidT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, excellent desserts. Service seemed rushed.

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Emiii
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were wonderful, accommodating and flexible! This was for a friend’s birthday party and Aurora staff were perfect to help make this the best experience for our friend’s special night. Thank you so much for a great memory! Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff! 5/5 stars 🤩

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Nice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had a wonderful dinner with friends! the food was amazing and ambience was really cute.

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Lana
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio. The ambiance is really what you are paying for and worth it.

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Kate249
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! You can taste the quality of the ingredients in every dish.

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BlakeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aurora is my favorite spot on south side of Williamsburg. Delicious authentic Italian. Lovely space. Great waitstaff.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was delicious! Great service as well. Great ambiance!

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scottaettin
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I very much appreciate how seriously Aurora has taken the need for patron spacing and good airflow in light of the lingering presence of Covid19. My partner and I (while we are both fully vaccinated) felt safe and look after by attentive staff who are also fully vaccinated.

It’s always a treat to dine at Aurora. Thanks to everyone for treating us so well!

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HHHH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We ordered pasta, beets salad, fries, and egg bennies. The egg benedicts were spot on, however the other entrees weren't very good. The beets salad came with maybe 4 pieces of beets and a few leaves.... The pasta was incredibly salty... I think they might have double salted it by accident or something. And the fries were overdone -- I'm not particular about fries usually but these were super hard as if they fried left over fries several times :S

Apart from the bad quality food the ambience is great and service is also great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Honestly, food was mediocre- very disappointing. Have eaten here many times so I was expecting better.
Some things were great. But def not all.

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PatRR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at Aurora for more than a dozen years and it never fails to provide a lovely dining experience. Any item chosen from the interesting menu has always been delicious. The choice of wines and beers to accompany the meal has also proved to be reliably good.

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LauraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

delicious as always - one of our favorite places in NYC.

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vipcccc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

incredible fold

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CesarA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best . Had a great time their. Would definitely come back again

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AdamT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aurora is back. What a great time. Thanks, all for making our first meal together back from lockdown a great one.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great! I would definitely come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

really tasty food, however i wish i was aware beforehand that my reserved table was an outdoor table because it was a really rainy day

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vipMaria
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The waiter wasn’t wearing a mask

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KelseyR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been here yet it’s a must! Food and staff were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7 of us. The table was ready for us and there was no pressure to hurry over drinks or dinner. Everything was excellent. Waiters showed up when we needed them but otherwise left us alone to enjoy the evening. Highly recommend Aurora in every way

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vipMLM12
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

great for groups. service was wonderful and everyone seemed to enjoy their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a date during the afternoon at this fine establishment. The brunch menu is excellent - had 4 items off the brunch menu and it was all delicious, beautifully plated, and well sized. I would highly recommend booking a spot for brunch. The service is great as well!!! Several people checked in with us to see if we needed anything. Thank you Aurora for a great brunch experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect as always.

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YolanaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! We all loved our meals and drinks

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vipDana
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and fast service.

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rital
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Good was great, atmosphere in the garden was great. I would come back for any type if occasion! I loved it!

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Dillon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was overpriced and very mediocre. Atmosphere was great, beautiful garden. Service was decent.

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BrunoS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was quite lovely ! The host was delightful and so kind , service was spot on . This is solid folks , don’t walk ..run...I’ve been in the restaurant industry for generations, this is outstanding... thank goodness for u Aurora !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Hostess was very attentive but server was not pleasant. Food needed some salt and pepper, when we asked the server for some she took more than 10 minutes to bring it even when we had our dishes already in the table .... I asked her for the salt again and she reply that she was busy - not the kind of experience you expect when bringing your family to NY for the fist time

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vipMichaelF
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff. Lovely setting. Really excellent food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was lovely and food was even better

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vipMottStFoodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC! And the best outdoor dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mother's Day brunch, wouldn't have had it any other way. You guys are the best.

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ElijahS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was truly excellent - the atmosphere and service were as well.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Aurora - Williamsburg using the Order Online button. Aurora - Williamsburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 388-5100.

Aurora - Williamsburg is rated 4.7 stars by 965 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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