1833 Kitchen & Bar at the Aurora Inn

4.6
315 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
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.
The Aurora Inn is warm and welcoming with exquisite décor. From intimate anniversary dinners to parties for up to 25 guests, we are prepared to make yours an event to remember. Whatever the occasion, it will be remembered for fine cuisine, warm service, and beautiful surroundings.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Let us play host for a hassle-free holiday that comes with all the trimmings. Our from-scratch, three-course menu, with plenty of options is sure to delight the entire family. Dinner is served from 11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. $50++ per adult, $25++ per child under 12 for special children’s menu.

Wednesday, 27 November, 2019

What 315 People Are Saying
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T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful staff

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxing with enjoyable view.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place we have dined in years! The bar experience was so friendly and entertaining. The entire staff was exceedingly professional. The food was excellent! The view spectacular. We are already planning to return soon with friends.

TM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and the view was great. The service was outstanding and they really paid attention to the special needs of the guests. The food was excellent but I think that the prices are a bit high. I would not go there every day, but for "occasions" it would be very high on the list.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal with the perfect setting as the sun set over Cayuga. It was an excellent date night for my wife and I. We cannot wait for our next experience at 1833 Kitchen.

NH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining with you on our 38th anniversary was a great experience. All we could hope for! Thank you.

F
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous service and fabulous ambiance!

MC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with lakefront views. I would definitely recommend it!

PS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

My appetizer was the grilled pork belly (Korean?). It was ll fat, no meat. Very disappointing although the sauce and accompaniments were tasty. My entree was the Arctic Char. The fish was tasty and it was served with potato fingerlings. The amount of accompaniment was disappointing. The fish was cooked just to the point of being overdone but not overdone.

My wife had the pasta Bolognaise. She said it tasted like it was a reheated dish, that the pasta was clearly overcooked. At the conclusion of dinner we asked for a limoncello. The bar did not have any? Really? The selection of other after dinner drinks was disappointing.

Lovely setting. Great waitress. Nice touch with the complimentary champagne was a nice touch.

A great setting does not make up for mediocre food.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely brunch out on the deck with fabulous food and wonderful service. We love meeting friends at the Aurora Inn.

RB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Overpriced and low quality. Waitress was young, lacking experience and had too many tables. The only beer that is available are craft beers none of which I recognized. We ordered the Burrata as an appetizer. The amount of Olive Tapenade that was included in it was so small it was hard to find on the plate. Six tiny pieces of toast were included that were so hard I was afraid I would break a tooth. We both ordered the Boston Seafood Chowder which had excellent flavor with a lot of haddock, shrimp and scallops. We were not offered or given crackers while tables around us were given them when their soup was served. The grilled chicken wrap and sliced roast beef were forgettable except for the lack of chicken and roast beef. The bread the roast beef was served on was very dry. We each ordered desserts one of which was the special of the day - a strawberry rhubarb crisp that did not have any rhubarb flavor at all. A hot fudge sundae was small with very little hot fudge and ice cream that was poor in quality. The total LUNCH bill for this was an extarodinary $110 before tip. All in all, a truly disappointing experience that I do not want to have ever again. I would avoid this establishment.

PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is pricey, but of good quality, and the venue is charming with lovely grounds and views of Cayuga Lake.

SH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience for 60 something ladies group birthday lunch in August. Gorgeous venue and we lucked out with street parking right in front. Sat on verandah. Rachel was awesome server and took care of us very well. Food was very good we each got cold summer salad. Wish micro greens/veggie proportion larger but grilled chix on top was perfectly grilled and cheese and exec quality. Wine list excellent. We shared a bottle of New Zealand Sav Blanc that was delicious plenty of fruit balanced with a mineral finish. Delish

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had lunch, dinner and breakfast in the beautiful setting. Lunch on the terrace (lobster roll and club salad) was excellent. Enjoyed the local pale ale beer. Breakfast's French toast was rich but delicious. Dinner was fine, but not as good as the other meals, perhaps because we had small plates. The fish chowder was excellent, and should have doubled the size to make it a dinner portion. Tuna appetizer could have been a little tastier, but was nicely fresh. Stuffed dates were yummy; my husband and I shared a plate of 4 and that was plenty.

JW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bartender!! The stuffed dates were spectacular

LA
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Unfortunately we were entertained by a couple playing a guitar and singing. The volume was much too loud for the space. We were unable to converse while dining. This should be something you correct in the future. A great meal was made less pleasant. How can we be made aware of this type of entertainment when booking in the future?

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hotel restaurants are rarely this good! The food was outstanding

RR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was just over seasoned/sauced. They are not good at bringing out the flavor of the ingredients (i.e. the protein, starch, or vegetables).

BA
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was lovely. My only comment would be that there wasn't much crème in the Crème Brulée.
Otherwise everything was fine.
We especially enjoyed sitting by the lake before dinner.

MK
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our wedding reception at aurora in 2015 and since have moved away. But we visit the area annually and try to visit the inn or restaurant. It was a lovely evening and we sat outside. The wedding reception below was pretty loud but it added rather than detracted from the experience. The food, as always, was excellent and the service wonderful. We'll be back!

JE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Can not beat the deck on a beautiful summer evening.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight was a special date night with my husband. When we arrived we settled into the bar for a perfect cocktail before dinner. The bartender was great and the company at the bar made for pleasant conversation. We dined outside on the deck and enjoyed an absolutely fabulous meal overlooking the beautiful view of Cayuga Lake. It was a great evening!!

LF
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friends and I love to dine at The Aurora Inn and visit at least once every summer. It was a beautiful day by the lake. We ordered stuffed dates for an appetizer: they were exquisite and can't wait to try them again. The shrimp rolls we ordered for lunch were quite average; we were not impressed. Tables were bare wood: plaacemats would have been nice touch in such an elegant surrounding. Overall presentation also average.

JC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great ambience and beautiful view of Cayuga Lake. Food is always good and creative. Great spot.

J
Chicago
158 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in a lovely relaxed setting. Gracious service. Reasonable prices

MP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved sitting on the patio overlooking the lake, & enjoyed exceptional service! Our lunch salads — beet salad w/chicken and Cobb salad w/steak — were delicious though on the small side & would have been better served with small rolls, crackers or a small piece of bread.

BM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My party all ordered the Lobster rolls for lunch to which they seem satisfied with. I ordered the eggplant wrap which was just ok. It said it had pesto on it, but could have used more as there was no flavor. Beautiful location, service was good. Beer menu could be improved, limited options. Wine list is very good. Will try it again for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful experience can not wait to return, the food was outstanding and the service and professionalism of the staff made the night memorable

LC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends were visiting from abroad and we wanted to have a special dinner. 1833 Kitchen and Bar did not disappoint. From the moment we sat down we were treated to perfection in hospitality. Our waitress was warm and professional in equal measure. The food was out of this world. The meal was paced nicely and requests for special accommodations were cheerfully and creatively met. Of course, the view of the water was the proverbial cherry on top. Speaking of sundaes. Yours is the best we have ever had. Thank you for making us look like superstars for picking the perfect place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service excellence in all areas.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped here for dinner on our way home from a day trip around Cayuga lake. Beautiful inn right on the lake! It was a lovely night so we sat on the deck over-looking the water. Service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a bottle of wine from the Finger Lakes, fresh baked bread (with a delicious oil and vinegar dip), salads: Beet and multi-grain (which was amazing!) then my husband had the seasonal fish (Atlantic Char) and I had the Dicer Scallops (both phenomenal)! We shared the strawberry-rhubarb crisp for dessert which did not disappoint! Overall a lovely evening and delicious dinner! Already making plans to return and spend more time!

LC
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food presentation was outstanding. The taste was first rate.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On vacation with family and the dinner was very special

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Will definitely go back!

AK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place, great service, great food, amazing view, great place for celebrations or just lunch, dinner any day.

DJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have had great meals at 1883.. breakfast lunch and dinner

j
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

we were lucky to sit outside in a sunny day. The lobster was quite good but there was not much of it. The scallops were amazing while the artic char was disappointing . The berries crisp was amazing. Ambiance is quiet and pleasant

FA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good kitchen/chef and presentation. A little noisy at lunchtime with tables close together.

CC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I loved dining on the patio at the 1833 Kitchen! The weather was beautiful, the grounds were gorgeous and we were able to walk around the grounds and sit by the water after dinner. The food was very good. The service was excellent.

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