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Aurora Inn Dining Room

391 Main St, Aurora, NY 13026-9608
+1 315-364-8888
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (24 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
391 Main St, Aurora, NY 13026-9608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was overpriced, and really nothing spectacular. We paid $34 for 3 large Diver scallops, with no side or salad. Ridiculous. Two soups, two dinners with one beer, & two coffees was $125 with tip. We were not pleased, we felt taken advantage of.

Thank LauraB5603
ErinM3985, Manager at Aurora Inn Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Laura B, Thank you very much for your feedback. I would like to hear more about your recent experience. Please give me a call at your convenience at (315) 364-8866. Warmly, Erin McElhinney Dining Room Manager

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I might be biased having graduated from Wells college. I also worked at the Aurora Inn in the early 80's to help with college expenses. We returned today for Sunday brunch after moving our daughter into her dorm at Wells. We enjoyed a lovely Sunday...More

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

In keeping with the style of everything done by the Inns of Aurora, the restaurant is a lovely room with a great terrace overlooking the lake. Essentially, you pay New York City restaurant prices for the view and atmosphere. The food is a little harder...More

Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I've attended several weddings across the country, but none have topped the level of service and care that I received from the Aurora Inn. I would recommend this place to a friend for a wedding. Tip to management: keep hiring and maintain the great people...More

Thank caj741
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Very nice historic inn overlooking Cayuga Lake. We've eaten there twice. Once for dinner on a beautiful summer day. The steak dinners and service were excellent. The second time was for their annual Father's Day picnic buffet. This was an upscale event with too much...More

Thank MrGirt
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We took friends to dinner to celebrate a birthday Friday night. We have eaten at the restaurant several times in the past and were always pleased with our experiences. This time, however, we were shocked to see our plates of food arrive. While the food...More

Thank Ronnie R
Erin M, Manager at Aurora Inn Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Dear Ronnie R, Thank you for celebrating with us last week. We appreciate your feedback. Our Chef is looking into the issue with the portion size on the scallop and seasonal fish dish, I am so sorry that you left feeling hungry. I am very...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Kristen and I were guests at a dinner party and loved the Inn, the fantastic decor inside and the idyllic setting on Cayuga Lake. Unfortunately not all the entrees matched the quality of the Inn. I had the redfish special....my dinner consisted of 2 small...More

Thank RickKristen
Erin M, Manager at Aurora Inn Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Dear RickKristen, Thank you for joining us for dinner on Saturday evening. We very much appreciate your constructive feedback. I will be happy to give this information to our Culinary team and we will work to resolve the issue. If you have any other feedback...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely views. great service very attentive. Fairly limited menu but fabulous food and very creative. Attractive presentation. The grounds are beautiful. Beautifully restored inn.

Thank Ballstononlaker
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Loved eating at the Inn. We sat outside with a view of Cayuga Lake. Enjoyed a nice selection of wine and had dinner and dessert. It was delicious! The service was great, and the food was even better!

Thank Bill-Shannon B
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

It's fun to eat outside on a beautiful day! At The Aurora Inn, you can eat under umbrellas while gazing out at Cayuga Lake. My friend and I had salads and lobster rolls. Both were tasty! For dessert we had cilantro, lime, sour cream ice...More

Thank nanci_h_b
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4 February 2016|
Response from HudsonValGal | Reviewed this property |
I'm only an out-of-town customer who dined there once and enjoyed it a great deal. I suggest you contact the Aurora Inn Dining Room by phone 315-364-8888 and ask them.
Donald C
19 June 2015|
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Response from dese2 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website. I didn't see it either so I guess they don't post it. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 391 Main St, Aurora, NY 13026-9608 (Formerly Aurora Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 315-364-8888
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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.
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