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About ARIA Sydney

ARIA first opened its doors in 1999 and has continued to build upon its highly regarded reputation both locally and internationally. ARIA offers diners an exclusive and intimate environment that is complemented by ARIA's sweeping views of Sydney's famous Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the bustle of busy Circular Quay.

Today, the restaurant is continuing to expand on its already winning formula - adding a repertoire of unique and special events that are attracting a broad clientele from local and interstate corporate business to international visitors, an A-list history of stars and of course Sydney's gourmets.

ARIA offers panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, the freshest Australian produce in an innovative and contemporary menu, an extensive award-winning wine list with seamless, friendly and highly efficient service.

1 Macquarie Street
Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Dinner: Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross street:
Moore Steps

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$101 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 9240 2255

Website:
http://www.ariarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
ARIA is within close proximity to Intercontinental Hotel Carpark, Sir Stamford Hotel Carpark, Sydney Opera House Carpark

Public Transport:
Circular Quay (290 m) Airport & East Hills (Peak hours), Airport & East Hills, Bankstown, Inner West, South

Executive Chef:
Matthew Moran

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
ARIA offers unique individual dining areas to suit your every requirement.

ARIA Sydney Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Group Bookings (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Late-night Find (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Business Meals (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Tasting Menu (8)
Brunch (7)
Cosy (6)
People Watching (6)
High Tea (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
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Hot Spot (3)
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Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service but WAY too upscale and VERY limited menu for most people. The server tried hard and found things we can eat, but the price is sky high and the portions are super small. We regreted going in.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on 11 September 2017

This was a great dining experience, food was excellent, service was very attentive and the wine list was quite extensive. The sommelier was fastidious and refused two different bottles that didn't meet her standards.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Outstanding views and good food. The highlight of our evening was the sommelier who carefully selected a variety of wines for us to try.
One precaution to visitors is that this restaurant has a requirement in the fine print at the very bottom of its confirmation email under the misleading heading "Special Events at Aria" that you are only allowed 1.5 hours to eat. Since this was not known to us, we were surprised when the service was suddenly terminated and the waiter simply said "You have to leave now. You have exceeded your time." and the manager (?) rudely told us "It was in the email. You should have read it." A sophisticated server or manager who gave a damn about service could have let us know about the limit either when we were seated or politely near the end of the time limit. On our second night in Sydney, we discovered that other area restaurants also have a time limit, but they restaurants make it very clear at the time of the reservation.
I commend and recommend the restaurant for its wine list and the quality of the sommelier.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Visited aria number of times over a number of years. Standard always same . Excellent food and service

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on 27 August 2017

One of the most memorable dinners! Beautiful scenery with Sydney harbor, wine selection supurbe, food exquisit. The snapper was the best fish I have ever had. The ribeye special was very good, but not the best. Appetizers were awesome. Our waitress, Jacki, was professional and personable. A couple of premium bottles of shiraz were wonderful, at the suggestion of the more serious sommelier.

I highly recommend this restaurant, with the caveat that it is quite expensive. Dinner for 4 was $900 AUS, with two bottles of wine @ $200+ AUS. But for an American experiencing Sydney, it was well worth it!

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 25 August 2017

A well renowned restaurant which is somewhat lacking in ambiance - yes you can see the Opera House but you can from all the restaurants on MacQuarie street. All table cloths ironed when on the table - very sharp appearance. Overall lacks personality - robotic service staff.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 24 August 2017

Sitio con magníficas vistas. Gran servicio de sala. Carta de vinos extensa. Comida quizás algo pretenciosa en su elaboración.

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·Dined on 18 August 2017

30th Birthday

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·Dined on 15 August 2017

Excellent from start to finish. A must do in Sydney....AWESOME

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on 6 August 2017

The restaurant was expensive, the food was good, not exceptionnal and I was still hungry when I left ! Great location but the view is not as amazing as I expected.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 July 2017

A pretentious overpriced tourist orientataed cafeteria......pathetic as to how it has plummeted from so called fine dining....

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 July 2017

The food was excellent as well as the view. It was abit chilly in the restaurant

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Seasonal, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Canberra)·Dined on 13 July 2017

We had a wonderful evening dining at Aria. The food was just divine & the service exceptional. We were given one of the best tables in the restaurant and looked out at the opera house & harbour bridge. We wont forget our great evening in a hurry.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 July 2017

We were sat at the best seat in the house, right at the window, facing the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Absolutely incredible spot to celebrate my Birthday. We received complimentary finger food from the chef and we ordered 2 x 2 course meals and 2 x 3 course meals for 4 people in total.

We had never been to a fancy restaurant before and my parents did not know of the etiquette. Due to this, we felt like we were looked down upon from all the waiters apart from one server who kindly helped us take a photo. The other waiters were rude and messed up 1 of the orders.

The food was amazing, I would recommend the lamb and the pork belly. In the end, we were rushed out of the restaurant as we booked for 90 minutes of seating time. This was not our fault as we had ordered dessert which took 10-15 minutes to arrive.

Overall, the food was great, the location and the view was incredible, but poor service always leaves a bitter taste to the experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 July 2017

Extraordinary food, wine, service and view. It doesn't get much better than this peeps!

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 (London)·Dined on 8 July 2017

One of the best food experiences I've ever had. The tasting menu was a procession of beautifully crafted plates; visually stunning and a wonderful mixture of tastes and textures. The seven dishes had no misses, and some stunning hits such as the oysters and the beetroot. It was, all in all, a wonderful experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 1 July 2017

Aria is one of my favourite restaurants. It helps that it is next to the Sydney Opera House and offers pre-theatre dining. One of my party was a vegetarian - no problem, special menu for him! Complimentary champagne and a brilliant sommelier with great wine recommendations. The service is always professional and the food interesting. Throw in the views and the beautiful fit-out and this is dining at its best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 29 June 2017

Has been on my list for years and did not disappoint.
food was next level.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 29 June 2017

We had the pre-show three course meal before attending Sydney Symphony at the Opera House.

A superb meal in a lovely quiet atmosphere with outstanding views. What more could you ask for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 28 June 2017

Fantastic food and service from the time we reached the door until we left. Absolutely awesome was my 10yr old daughters response when offered a tour of the kitchen.
Thanks so much Matt and your team. Outstanding!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 28 June 2017

We went there for my wife's Birthday as she had wanted to go there for a while.
It was nice and we enjoyed the whole experience, but I was a little underwhelmed.
Fine for a special occasion but the food is not quite as high end as their reputation suggests.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 26 June 2017

Delightful however when dinning for over 290 a accompanying wine or drink would show the establishments appreciation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 23 June 2017

Someone should write an Opera to Aria..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 23 June 2017

I couldn't think of a better place for romantic evening. Aria is stunning. From being greeted at the door, the gorgeous sophisticated decor, amazing views, extremely helpful professional staff to the incredibly artful plates of delicious food. Aria deserves the highest accolades. Thank you for a most wonderful evening - next time in Sydney it will be my first booking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 23 June 2017

One of the best fine dining experiences we have had, the food was amazing and very well crafted. The staff provided professional service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 20 June 2017

Aria was amazing, the table allocated was fantastic with panoramic views of the Opera House & Harbour Bridge.
It was a birthday celebration and didn't disappoint.
The service was discreet, friendly and extremely professional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 20 June 2017

It was my wife's 50th Birthday and thus I asked for a special table with views of the Opera House and preferrably by the window. Instead, I was not even seated in the main dining room but on the side of the restaurant, by a window, but with NO view at all. Insulting! Wagyu steak was loaded with grissle, worst I have ever had. I have had better $30 steaks and this was $170. Staff was arrogant. Over priced for what you get. You can get the same great views and experience and spend half elsewher

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 18 June 2017

Pre theatre dinner so served in a timely manner without rush. Our gluten free colleague was so impressed that she was not made to feel different

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 18 June 2017

Amazing location, service, food and wine. What else could you want?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 17 June 2017

Love Aria, great fine dining and excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 17 June 2017

Perfect night to spoil my girl, food was excellent and made my night a memorable one

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 16 June 2017

The Staff were great efficient. The only thing I would not recommend on the menu was the Wagu Beef which I cook better at home. It was an experience that both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 16 June 2017

Entree was terrible (pork belly no crackling, wouldnt give to my dog. Mains were average (no seasoning, and no offer from staff for cracked pepper or salt), deserts were boring and very underwhelming. This was our second time to aria, after visiting 3 years ago, since then something has changed because it was a horrible disappointment.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 14 June 2017

We spent a great time in this restaurant. We highly recommend this place.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 12 June 2017

Spectacular

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 12 June 2017

We went to celebrate my wife finishing her PH.D. The food was presented Masterchef style & tasted great but when you see how much each course is costing you it has to be excellent & my wife's steak was rare nearly raw for an ordered medium, my pork was excellent but no sauce or gravy All in all excellent lunch but worth $800 for 4 of us not sure !

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 11 June 2017

We need to ask twice for wine assistance, and no explanation on each dish compared we had before. Services was bad and overall not pleasant!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 10 June 2017

The food was exceptional. Location perfect. Wine selection was off the scale impressive. Lovely feeling to be greeted by each staff member whilst lead to our table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 10 June 2017

Great place for dinner and drinks. Service is excellent. Food is fresh tasty.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 10 June 2017

amazing food

Tags: Great for Lunch
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