One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
Over 75 USD
Nestled smack dab in the middle of the melee that constitutes modern-day Times Square, Aureole’s message is clear from the moment you enter its serene glass façade: drop your bags (and perhaps your shoulders) and relax—it’s time to be pampered by a truly exquisite meal in a truly luxurious setting. Up front, you’ll find the Liberty Room, home to a lively bar that’s ideal for an after-work drink or pre-dinner cocktail; and a small collection of handsome, walnut-topped tables comprising a more casual dining area. Toward the back of the restaurant, the formal dining room cuts an impressive, elegant figure with sexy low lighting, crisp white tablecloths, and polished table settings. Dinner might begin with a beautifully composed and luxurious Hudson Valley foie gras and fig terrine presented alongside a glistening gelée of vin cotto and poached figs. Then move on to tender Nova Scotia halibut crisped to perfection, nestled in a mound of crushed minted peas, and dressed tableside with fish fumet. Desserts are equally sumptuous, including the elegantly prepared apple-Cassis semifreddo sporting a dark chocolate base, piped ribbon of whipped cream, and paired with green apple sorbet.
- Notable wine list
- Wheelchair accessible
- Private dining rooms