AMERICAN NOUVEAU
Restaurant Opening: Aureole in Midtown Manhattan

Aureole
Cuisine: American Nouveau

1 Bryant Park
Bank of America Tower
(Corner of 42nd Street and Avenue of Americas)
New York, New York 10036
(212) 319- 1660

Opening at the end of this month, the new location of Aureole looks to have a lot of promise. The restaurant is divided into a bar (18 seats), a bar room overlooked by a giant wine mezzanine (64 seats) a dining room (56 seats), a private event space (60 seats), and an outdoor seating area in the alley between 42nd and 43rd Streets (13 seats). Different from the old Upper East Side spot, this time the décor is bright, airy, and modern, mirroring the new Bank of America Tower that it resides in. Yet at the same time, keeping that townhouse feel of the old space in the dining room with dark carpeting, brown leather chairs, and brown shades.