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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.
Sydney, AU-NSW 2000
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
$101 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
(02) 9240 2255
ARIA is within close proximity to Intercontinental Hotel Carpark, Sir Stamford Hotel Carpark, Sydney Opera House Carpark
Circular Quay (290 m) Airport & East Hills (Peak hours), Airport & East Hills, Bankstown, Inner West, South
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 !
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