Owner Charlie Palmer opened this two-story brownstone establishment in 1988, quickly establishing it as one of the finest restaurants in the United States. Aureole serves an inventive progressive American cuisine and has gained a worldwide reputation for it's talented celebrity chef, elegant atmosphere and delicious cuisine. Palmer has won one many awards, including the 1997 James Beard Award for "Best Chef." Award-winning Chef Christopher Lee joined Palmer's team in late 2008 as executive chef.
Upon entrance into Aureole is an intimate bar leading into two extravagant dining rooms with white linen tablecloths, floral bouquets, contemporary prints and sandstone animal sculptures. Not only does Aureole offer elegant dining surroundings, but also an array of flavored entrees and desserts. Dinner menu includes selections such as Pan-roasted halibut with spring asparagus risotto or the Mixed grill of glazed lamb chop, smoked squab and merguez with a salad of sweet peppers and cumin spiced almonds. Leave room to indulge in one of Aureole’s luscious desserts such as Roasted banana gateau with frozen rum custard or the Fresh raspberry and almond caramel tart. Dine at Aureole for a truly unforgettable experience at one of New York's best restaurants.
It is a testament to Palmer's acumen that, in a time of recession and massive restaurant closings, Aureole has no only survived but thrived, moving to a new location on Bryant Park that exudes an even more thorough beauty than the first. Designer Adam Tihany brings the same classic and unique beauty to the new location that has made him such a hot property with restaurants and hotels across the globe, including a commission to design the Mandarin Hotel's Las Vegas location. A 64-seat dining room is supplemented with seasonal terrace seating, and a breathtaking private dining room seals the deal. Tihany may have made a name for himself with his design work on Le Cirque, but Aureole will likely be considering his masterpiece.
Telephone: (212) 319-1660
Address: 1 Bryant Park
Hours And Additional Info
Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-11:00pmLate Menu
Price: Very Expensive. About $50 and up per person.
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