On Saturday morning we has our brunch in SoHo at Aurora Ristorante. The exposed brick walls and wide plank floors were especially warm and welcoming on such a cold and windy day. While we all got coffee, which was delicious, we also got complementary cocktails with a brunch order! Some opted for the Bloody Mary, which was VERY spicy. I know a lot of people who really love that, but for this crowd it was just a bit too much. Not being a Bloody Mary person myself, I got a Frizzante, which had champagne and guava juice.
Most of us stuck with the breakfast menu, but AK was too tempted by the avocado burger combination. The burger also came with tomato, caramelized onions, handcut fries, bacon, cheese, and mushrooms.
Being a huge fan of Portobello mushrooms, I was immediately drawn to the smoked bacon, mushrooms and two eggs any way you want them.
Aurora let us sit for a while, even when the place started to get really busy (with a wait). At no point did they really rush us out the door. Also, we actually left a Bloody Mary on the table because it was too spicy and they gave us another drink for the refill price, which they did not have to do. Overall the food was tasty and the atmosphere was inviting, allowing the four of us to catch up. Aurora is a great brunch spot, and I definitely want to try their dinner the next time I am in NYC.