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For 2
Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
7:00 PM

Aria Sydney

4.5
1486 reviews
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$101 and over
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
A synergy of many elements, in an unrivalled harbourside location, Aria is one of Australia’s finest restaurants. Aria brings together the vision of owners Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon, the creativity of Executive Chef Joel Bickford, the best seasonal produce and a world-class wine list in a stunning, art-filled space with sweeping Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge views. Unmistakably Australian. Quintessentially Sydney. Welcome to Aria.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian
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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
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Phone number
(02) 9240 2255
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Joel Bickford
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Moore Steps
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Parking Details
Aria is within close proximity to Intercontinental Hotel Carpark, Sir Stamford Hotel Carpark, Sydney Opera House Carpark
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Public Transit
Circular Quay (290 m) Airport & East Hills (Peak hours), Airport & East Hills, Bankstown, Inner West, South
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
What 1486 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Unbelievably expensive for the portion sizes given for both appetizers and main dishes. Food was good not great. For the prices they charge food should be outstanding. Desserts we’re average at best. Was the least favorite of the restaurants we went to during our 5 nights in Sydney.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

The food was amazing and super pretty.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

One does not normally go to Aria for a birthday celebration for their 6 year old son as it be may viewed as too fine dining for that. But the service from the staff was great in making sure we had a good seat to look out on the habour when Vivid started up (which was the post dinner activity for us). There obviously wasn't a kids menu but the staff offered to accommodate by amend an existing dish to cater for our little man.

Overall the food and wine was excellent. The Pre-Theatre menu is what we picked from and the variety was great.

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Exemplary service. The food is hilarious. Super tiny portions and overly grandiose. You'll get better value anywhere else. But again, the service is perfection.

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Friendly and efficient service. Exquisite food in a superb location. Fine dining at its best. Ideal for special occasions such as a birthday.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Early Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Excellent food and great service. Unfortunately had an table at the back so didn’t get the best view.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

We love Aria. The food and service is excellent. Despite it being a pre- theatre slot we never felt hurried. Great start to a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

our waiter Nick was absolutely amazing, felt spoiled the whole evening. great customer service and the food was amazing

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Food was the best I’ve ever had. Proposed to my partner and all the waiters came over to say congratulations. Felt very special and would go back again! Great for a special occasion

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1.0Dined on 14 April 2018

This restaurant is all about maximizing profits, they remind you hundred of times that you have only 1.5 hours to eat and get out but at the same time if you arrive to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, not a single person would care to wish you a happy birthday BUT all of them will repeat over and over again that you must hurry up and vacate the table in 1.5 hours. They sent you multiple emails reminding about 1.5 hours to eat and when you arrive, they welcome you like that “welcome to Aria! We hope you remember that you only have table for 1.5 hours, please follow me to your table.” Then, our server spent forever explaining that the restaurant does not 2 but actually 3 (THREE!!!) seatings per night so we must hurry up. She explained the same story over and over again to the tables next to us. At some point it got really annoying to listen to this from everyone at the restaurant. They don’t find it necessary to wish you a happy birthday but they think it is totally acceptable to remind you every few minutes that you must drink, eat and talk fast and get out of there so they can sit next table. Everyone who works there is more concerned about time pressure of fitting in 3 seatings per night than your dining experience. They could care less if you enjoy your meal and servers act all annoyed and stressed out. This was not a special or relaxed birthday dinner, it was a complete disaster. The food was overpriced and nothing special to make up for rush atmosphere that the restaurant forces upon each guest. Honestly, there are so many delicious restaurants in Sydney with amazing and attentive service that I would never in a million years recommend Aria to anyone. Shame on you, Aria, for being so concerned about maximizing $$ rather than offering a memorable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Compliments to the chef that came up with a personalized tasting menu for me with my food allergies and made it scrumptious. Very attentive staff. Went out of their way to give me extra brioche gluten free bread that I have never had! Beautiful views. One of my top 10 in the world experiences

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great food great service

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Well presented. Excellent service. Beautiful location.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Glamorous views, superlative service, with exemplary assistance by the sommelier. All round a great event.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Stunning location, service was exceptional & food outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

This is the 2nd time we have gone & it did not disappoint. Food great

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Excellent , professional, friendly and delicious food and wine

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2.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Really disappointing food, lacking in flavour. Very overpriced wine list

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

A beautiful dining experience with breathtaking views. We only had one night in Sydney during a long layover. I am so glad we spent it here.

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5.0Dined on 26 February 2018

One of my favor spots in the world.

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3.0Dined on 23 February 2018

View of Opera House and Bridge can't be beat. The atmosphere was a little stuffy, but the food was fantastic. Our dinner was dampened by our server, who dropped a butter knife on my dress (thus staining it). He offered minor apologies and didn't seem to care to make the situation more enjoyable for us.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Everything was perfect. Just as we expected.

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3.0Dined on 4 February 2018

While this is a wonderful setting with great views, the food was pretty average and not as we would have hoped given all the reviews. DIdn't think the value was there for the price. The bass was barely flavorful and the potato side dish was a soupy mess. We had such better meals along the Barangaroo and were saddened this was not as good for the prix fix price.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Great Service & Food. Thank you

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Position was fantastic and convenient to our theatre booking and well done

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5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

It was a wonderful night and great food, wine and service.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

the minute you walk in you get the sense that you will be taken care of for the night, there was so many staff welcoming you when you arrive, it was a great experience, especially for my kids that also accompanied us for dinner,
if i was to throw my a negative is that when i got the bill we were charged 5 bottle of water ($60)- i can understand i do need to pay for it, however after the 1st bottle, the establishment should ask if we would like another bottle , instead they keep pouring without us acknowledging we wanted more and that we had to pay for it.. and also some waiters were getting water from other buckets from other tables, so i dont know if we drank 5 bottles for the night and assuming that waiters were taking water from other tables that the water was for free.. that was my only (small) complaint for the night, overall the food and ambience was great and made us feel really nice and special
thanks
peter

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4.0Dined on 15 January 2018

I have dined at Aria for a few times now, and the food always tasted amazing (except the duck I just had last night, a bit chewy and under cooked). The staff are always very friendly, respectful and helpful. I certainly would recommend anyone who enjoys good food, great ambiance with friendly staff to give this place a go.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Very knowledgeable and super helpful sommelier. Beautiful food!

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

I recently dined here with my partner for our anniversary. The food was beyond amazing and the service efficient and friendly. Each course offered a verity of beautiful flavours. We both had an exceptional dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Special occasion lunch had the degustation which gives a wide review of the whole menu. Service unobtrusive, sommelier knowledgeable,staff professional. A very nice way to spend a long lunch with good company.

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Experience lived up to expectations. As a regular diner, I am never disappointed with the exceptional and innovative food offering and the attentive but discreet service.

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5.0Dined on 11 January 2018

We had the Degustation with matching wines which was lovely.

The service is what really impressed us, attentive but not intrusive. Staff were familiar with the dishes and the somimeliers were knowledgeable about the wines they were serving and why they complimented the food.

Overall a lovely night out.

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4.0Dined on 11 January 2018

Went there with my fiancé last night. First impression was not so good as the host was not at the desk to greet us. We had to wait for 3 minutes to get attention and to be seated. The table service was good overall but there was not any interaction initated by the server. The bread arrived cold which shouldn’t be at a fine dining restaurant. The highlight of the night was the lamb loin and the champagne lobster! They were spectacular!

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5.0Dined on 11 January 2018

Lovely food, exquisite views and overall a memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on 10 January 2018

The welcome. The setting.
The staff. The food.

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5.0Dined on 10 January 2018

Terrific night---staff were great, food was exceptional, wine was wonderful if a little over-priced.

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5.0Dined on 10 January 2018

Quite superb! Very knowledgable, attentive and thoughtful staff. Speedy and faultless service. Outstanding quality of cooking. Very extensive, high quality wine list, perhaps a tad overpriced. But overall a very, very fine experience.

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5.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Second time at ARIA. And still one of my TOP-meals in Sydney

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