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Aurora Inn Dining Room

391 Main St, Aurora, NY 13026-9608
+1 315-364-8888
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (24 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (15 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 29 October 2018

The place is absolutely beautiful, with amazing views of the lake. The food was good, even if a bit bland. The sour cherry crisp was gorgeous. The service was extremely attentive.

Thank tgalis
Reviewed 21 October 2018

My party of four had an excellent meal on the back patio overlooking Cayuga Lake. Our server was very attentive and we really enjoyed our meals.

Thank Kirk S
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The view of sunset over Cayuga Lake was wonderful, and the menu was creative--not the usual same-old. That said, some of the dishes were not 100% successful: the white beans in the cassoulet had a grainy texture, for example--but I nit-pick, because the flavor of...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed at one of the Inns of.Aurora and had dinner at the Aurora Inn restaurant absolutely fabulous meal one of the best we have had in quite a while service from Kaylee was impeccable their grilled octopus melted in your mouth I wouldn’t hesitate...More

Thank kathleen554
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Although the atmosphere is excellent, the food is sparse and way overpriced. The service was fair, the lake view was excellent. The Inn is located in a beautiful location close to Wells College and close to Ithaca New York.More

Thank lauralee882017
Erin M, Manager at Aurora Inn Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I would like to hear more about your meal and how we can be of assistance in the future to provide a better experience for you. Please contact me at your convenience at (315) 364-8866. Warmly,...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

a few friends had a lovely lunch at this establishment and what a fabulous day we had. We sat outside on the veranda-soaked in the warm sun and spectacular lake while eating a delicious lunch-what could be better. This place has all the charm and...More

Thank juliescooter
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The Aurora Inn has an amazing brunch! I was very impressed with this Inn. It’s a beautiful, old Inn, perfectly preserved. I have a 3.5 year old and a 3 month old and was very nervous when we stepped in because of the way it...More

1  Thank allisonw991
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Very nice brunch, especially seafood chowder, also loved risotto. Nice ambiance, good service. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank ladyofny
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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 11 September 2018

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 20 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 Pamela2H
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5 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
20 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, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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