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Aurora

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70 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249-4111
+1 718-388-5100
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Today
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Seattle
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I have eaten here twice and both times wonderful. Favorite starter dishes are the Suppli (risotto croquettes); Crudo di Tonno (tuna tartare); and anything with octopus. All the pasta dishes we ordered were interesting, fresh and savory. The restaurant itself is comprised of a glassed in garden room and an affixed area with a brick wall and old wood floors.... More 

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Goshen, CT
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Saw this restaurant in an article on buzzfeed about great brunches in NYC and glad I went. It was easy to get to and there was plenty of free parking (midday on a Sunday). There is a main dining room and a solarium type room, which is where we ate. It's decorated to look like a rustic tuscan farmhouse, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

This review would have given an excellent rating but the prices are just a little too high for what you're getting. Now, don't get me wrong, the good is great, the drinks wonderfully produced and the staff conscientious. I just resent being charged so much for a side dish and a huge amount for a fish main course.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We visited from Melbourne and found the food at Aurora outstanding. Recently I wrote a review of an iconic Melbourne Italian restaurant, where the service and ambiance is second to none, but the Italian food was not first class. I have felt I may have been over critical about the food until we dined at Aurora. Aurora's Italian food offering... More 

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Thank PJM15
Katonah, New York
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

The food and service are great but don't go here if you are entertaining for business. They don't take American Express and this makes for costly bookkeeping re-entries for customers. Just no point in tempting fate. This problem is worse if you are traveling from abroad because, where Amex has its own network and can follow you from country to... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Definitely the best Italian in the area and some of the best we've had in NYC. The authentic food is consistently amazing and the impressive wine list leaves many options for perfect pairing. The brunch is particularly good for the very reasonable price. Several egg dishes come with the more subtle black truffle for a dynamite combination. The coffee is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

In August we chose to get married at Aurora in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we could not have asked for more! We visited from the UK, so we had to arrange it all by email. However, Irene was extremely helpful and accomodating. Excellent customer service!!! We had a buyout of the Garden area and the location was amazing - It was... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

My now-husband and I had decided to get married while were on holiday in Brooklyn. We had no real plans as our wedding date was not fixed. A few days before the wedding day itself, I had walked past Aurora whilst exploring Williamsburg and was captivated by the beautiful garden. It was then that we thought it would be the... More 

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Roslyn, New York
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233 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was our destination for Sunday brunch. My friend and I each had a different salad. I had the peach with goat cheese and she had the fava salad.Service was slow but the food was good.

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Thank passionate-gardener
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Dropped by for a lovely brunch. I had the peach and goat cheese salad and my friend had the fava bean salad. We both enjoyed our meals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249-4111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-388-5100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?