Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Aureole

34 E. 61st St. (Madison & Park Aves.) Send to Phone
212-319-1660
THIS ESTABLISHMENT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Clean, sophisticated lines at this Upper East Side all-American favorite.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
4.0 rating over 1 reviews
Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Aureole, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Aureole Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Charlie Palmer's Aureole formula---modern and elegant food with a smartly appointed Adam Tihany designed room to match---has been copied by countless other restaurateurs. But this all-American original has not lost its magnificence or magic. The historic brownstone (once home to Orson Welles) is cozy and attractive without taking too much attention away from the dining experience. Executive chef Christopher Lee (late of Gilt), who took the reins from Tony Aiazzi in late 2008, puts his avant-garde spin on a menu that emphasizes seasonal fare. Glazed sweetbreads are accompanied by a savory almond froth. There’s a luscious three-cheese ravioli with country ham, sage and toasted pine nuts and Swiss chard. The tuna tartare Arabesque takes a spicy tact with a muse of charred eggplant purée, preserved lemon and spicy mint oil. Butter-roasted Maine lobster and a savory corn and chanterelle pudding make fine partners. The list of can't-miss dishes is long, right down to Rachel Lansang-Hidalgo's classic desserts that have the Palmer stamp on them---milk chocolate mousse and peanut butter crunch, sticky toffee pudding and a Honeycrisp apple tarte Tatin with brown sugar ice cream. The distinguished wine list mixes American and European vintages in all price ranges. Come on a Monday and it's no coincidence the restaurant is flooded with foodies; it's industry night and $45 buys five courses that give waiters, winemakers and those in the food world a taste of the original Aureole before it moves to a new location in 2009.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Aureole
 
New York City Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the New York for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in New York here!

Discover the best restaurants in New York for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.