1833 Kitchen & Bar

4.8
251 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
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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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lobster roll and Salmon Toast needed a lemon squeeze. Sour cream pancakes were delightful. View is outstanding. Service was very good. Didn’t understand the French music playing but it wasn’t obtrusive to be annoying . A great jaunt on the weekend for Syracuse or Rochester residents looking to get away

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H
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely setting on the shore of Cayuga Lake in a beautifully restored historic mansion. Food, ambience, service were all superb. A bit pricey to make this a regular destination, but for special occasions, it's wonderful. Tie it in to a visit to one of the Finger Lakes wineries or MacKenzie-Childs.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We called a few times that we were running a few minutes late and for them to keep the kitchen open for brunch. We go there before 2:30pm but they still decided to just offer us the more limited late lunch menu. We were more surprised that the chef was not accommodating at all to find a way to offer any vegan options for my daughter. We drove an hour from Cornell to dine at 1833 but were very dismayed with the menu options. Wine by glass list was pretty good and the setting is very scenic.

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AF
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful Inn, Restaurant, and bar. The bartender was extremely nice, hardworking, and even knowledgeable of the menu and specials. She remembered our names and checked on us throughout the meal. All of the staff were professional and friendly. Gorgeous view of the lake. We look forward to going back for a wedding and enjoy the fireplace room and back deck overlooking the water.

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EV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I took my best friend here for her birthday and graduation celebration where we met some other friends. We had 6pm reservations and we were practically the only party in the dining room until 7:30pm. The food was wonderful, and the servers were attentive but not at all pushy. We had a beautiful view of the lake and sunset. The only thing better than the Inn was the company at the table - we didn't leave until 9pm!!! Unforgettable night and a wonderful way to celebrate the last four years and everyone's future plans.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Delightful surroundings and ambience, delicious food and excellent and friendly service. A lovely experience. Always a pleasure!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!!! Food and atmosphere are outstanding!! I love the new bar, the renovations are gorgeous! I love the Aurora Inn!!

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MT
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best meals we've had in a long time- Ben was tremendous, and took extra time to highlight places in the area to see, on top of just providing excellent service overall. Both the food and drinks were phenomenal, and we can't wait to eat here again the next time we're in town.

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BN
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A high recommendation. Everything about our dinner was top notch. The bar area has recently been renovated and the view of the lake from the dining room is magnificent.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time with family and friends. Thank you for the great food and great view.

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TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner here to celebrate our daughter’s 21st birthday. Everything about the experience was delightful! Our server Kaleigh was fantastic. She was genuinely warm and friendly. The food was AMAZING! My daughter was even given a complimentary drink and a dessert for her birthday. All of this combined with the coziness of the dining room and the beautiful view of the lake made for a perfect evening for my family. We will definitely come back!

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food in the Ithaca-Syracuse region. Terrific service. Beautiful location. This has become our go-to place for special occasions.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fantastic! We went for Easter brunch. The atmosphere was idyllic. 10/10 would recommend

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful inn. Fresh ingredients that were delicious!

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VP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious as well as presentation & atmosphere! Margaret was our waiter and she was lovely.

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BD
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We went for Easter brunch and we're part of the first seating. Perhaps things improved later in the day. The cornbread brought to each table was delicious. The appetizers were mediocre but edible. I had pasta carbonara that had a thin sauce, undercooked peas, inconsistently cooked pasta, and fatty pancetta. One of my companions couldn't cut through the English muffin on his crab cakes Benedict with a knife. The meal ended decently with well-presented desserts that were delicious. Sadly, I do not intend to return soon.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Poor value for a limited menu. $120. For breakfast
...come on!
Poor seating selection. Ridiculous.

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SS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setting, the service, and the food simply could not have been better. We were gathering with long time friends and couldn't have picked a better location for our reunion brunch - and impromptu bourbon tasting with Erin!

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AT
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Great ambience. Service was great. My wife is gluten free and they accommodated her. Delicious dessert. Highly recommended.

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DM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here several tim

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DP
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food service was great. Somewhat limited menu but accompanied special request

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AL
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was fantastic and ambiance great. Every attention to detail was covered during our stay!

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SC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Aurora Inn's dining room is one of our favorite restaurants in the Finger Lakes. The updates haven't changed the excellent food, wine, and service. Our server was friendly, knowledgable about both the food and the wine and went above and beyond to create the perfect atmosphere. The restaurant manager, Ben, was so incredibly thoughtful. Plus, the setting on the lake is just gorgeous.

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TV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our breakfast. The food was lovely and the view - spectacular.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. Unfortunately live out of town but we'll be back!

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CC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We took the hour ride to Aurora on Saturday morning for a brunch at the Aurora Inn restaurant. All four meals were cooked perfectly and the service was very attentive. The omelets were excellent and the French toast was outstanding. We also enjoyed the country fried chicken with brussel sprouts. We recommend this brunch experience for anyone traveling to the Finger Lakes.

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were perfect! We dine here whenever we’re In the area and have never been disappointed.

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NP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING food, atmosphere and service! We actually came to the Inns of Aurora for our Wedding Food tasting - we are getting married at the venue in August of this year. The food in the tasting (provided by 1833 Kitchen & Bar) was OUTSTANDING - We tasted the Beef tenderloin and gulf shrimp, honey roasted garlic chicken, seared salmon and twin broiled lobster tails. WOW. All were AMAZING! We also tasted numerous hors d'oeuvres. We are SO EXCITED to have our wedding here and feels great to know the food will be fantastic for our guests.
We also had breakfast at 1833 and everything was delicious. What an amazing view of Cayuga Lake, too!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely birthday dinner

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PC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed the experience of 1833 Kitchen & Bar while out for our anniversary. We had a great view out to the lake, and though the restaurant was busy, we still felt relaxed and able to carry on quiet conversation. Our favorite dish was the blue cheese stuffed dates (we'd definitely go back for those!), but every dish was a pleasant surprise, and we didn't have to wait long for each course. The seasonal fish that night was Arctic char, and while the flavors worked, the dish seemed to miss some crunch to break up the texture. Overall, a great experience.

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TP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We found the 1833 to be most enjoyable. From pre-dinner cocktails at the beautiful new bar to the view from our table overlooking the lake, everything was ideal. Our dinners were well prepared and the service and attention by Katy was outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday celebration, dinner was fantastic! I love the Aurora Inn. I come many times through the year, it’s one of my favorites! Our server Amanda is exceptional, very professional and knowledgeable. She is a delight!

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RS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great! Good food. Great atmosphere. Our server got us a complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary. It was nice of him to do so.

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JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It starts with great services. Joshua is a professional - cordial, informative, encouraging. Food was prepared beautifully, and everyone enjoyed everything, from wonderful bread, to perfectly cooked meats and fish. Bravo!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just for the fun of it, we decided to dine at the Aurora Inn and it was a good decision. The filled dates were scrumptious. Our main courses were delicious but we do wish there had been lamb. The 3 flavors of ice cream we shared for dessert were each so different and good. It was fun to analyze it all!

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DE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We couldn't have enjoyed our dinner more, the food was exquisite, and the server, Amanda, was so friendly and attentive. What a wonderful experience!

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TN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed our Valentine's weekend celebration with an excellent meal at the Aurora Inn Dining Room. Great wine, food, service and atmosphere. We will be back again.

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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. Great setting overlooking lake. Food was perfect. Our waiter was best I've experienced, he didnt miss a beat! Cant wait to go back!

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Aurora Inn Dining Room is always amazing! This time when we went, it was busier than any other experience we've had here; but made the ambiance comfortable, relaxed, and still wasn't too loud. Our server Amanda, who we've had before, is always so personable, helpful, but never over-bearing! The seafood chowder was the highlight of the meal for me, although everything was delicious. My boyfriend had the beef tenderloin and he raved about it and loved the demi glaze it was served with. As always, the cheese and charcuterie plate is a must-have! Love it here.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Valentines Day, everything was outstanding except my dish. My husband ordered the special 3-course meal (short ribs), I ordered from standard menu (duck). I was extremely disappointed that mine was prepared the same exact way as his, including same sides. Mine was supposed to be completely different and the reason why I selected it in the first place. They took a short cut I did not appreciate in the least. It was still prepared very well thus the 4stars. I’ll know better next time we go to clarify.

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