Aurora

Address: 70 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York City, 11211, United States
Telephone: 718-388-5100

- Mid-range

4.4

One of the best eateries in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has plenty of good and not-so-good restaurants. Aurora is one of the area's best. Since 2003, locals have flocked here for the savory and inexpensive Italian dishes. Brunch is a culinary highlight. 

Food and drink
4.5
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Service
4.1
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
4.1
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Ambience
4.3
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Location
4.4
90%

Food and drink

It's standard Italian fare but made with care and love. Everything is savory and flavorful and I've never been disappointed. The wine list is small but carefully chosen to match the food.

Recommended dishes

I liked the spicy Crystal Valley chicken with cannellini beans. My friends chose several pasta dishes with the orecchiette with pork sausage being their favorite. The mixed beets with Greek yogurt is also my favorite appetizer.

Ambience

Rustic and casual; it has a very welcoming atmosphere and you'll see a lot of locals here. Manhattanites head here if they've stayed overnight in the area. 

Service

Service can be a bit slow at times but the staff are eager to please, so I tend to cut them a little slack.

Location

On a bustling street in Williamsburg's south side. It's close to the subway and there are plenty of places at which to enjoy an after-dinner drink. 

Price advice

Dinner is about $50-$60 for two. Brunch is better, in my opinion, and is about $20 cheaper for two. The Eggs Benedict or Florentine brunch special includes coffee and a cocktail and is only $15 per person.

Tables to book

The outdoor garden is the place to be year-round. It's really romantic and cozy.

Branches

The owners opened a branch in Soho in 2007.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Trendiness
  • No fuss

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