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La Belle Aurore

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75 Pennsylvania Ave, Niantic, CT 06357-3224
+1 860-739-6767
09:00 - 21:00
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Waterford, CT
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here before, especially good breakfasts. My experience this past weekend was unforgettable. The trout was fishy, undercooked, and just plain inedible. My wife returned the meal to the waiter. She picked an alternative from the menu, but was told they were out of it (only a half hour after they opened), so she ordered from the appetizer... More 

Thank Rob_L426
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296 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you actually pull into the tiny strip mall parking lot, you will get a treat that is worth suspending your disbelief that a good restaurant would be cheek-by-jowl with Dairy Queen. Small, without enough sound absorbing textiles to overcome the very bibulously boisterous group at the only large table in the place, the reviews we read kept us seated.... More 

Thank eitravel76
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great menu, great creative chef. Nice atmosphere. Staff friendly and you are always made to feel welcome. The food and atmosphere has been consistent for years.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Creative (but not fussy) cooking with fresh ingredients and wonderful favors. Lots of good choices, the fish is amazing and the presentation of the meals is beautiful.

Thank josephinecmartin
Niantic, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

La Belle Aurore is a gem. Don't be put off by its location. It's masked -- actually squeezed -- between a Dairy Queen and a dry cleaning store. The menu changes almost daily in concert with the produce and harvest the restaurant obtains from local farms, local fisheries, and local sites that raise their own cows for beef. If dinner... More 

Thank Barry S
Charleston, South Carolina
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143 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This place is really cute & cosy, the menu is pretty good although there did seem to be a lot of pasta the night we went & I'd had past the night before so wanted to steer away from this so my choices were pretty much halved, which was a shame. I ordered the trout & I have to say... More 

Thank joloubo
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We have lived in town for many years, and this place had always flown under our radar. It's in a little unassuming strip mall next to a Dairy Queen, but we decided to take a shot. We are so glad we did. The restaurant specializes in farm to table dining. The menu was eclectic with a wide variety of dishes... More 

Thank Andrew W
Franklin, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Service is interminably SLOW! There were only two other tables being served yet our appetizers took 45 minutes to arrive. Our servers were attentive and tried to be helpful with water, etc but, apparently the kitchen staff could not handle the "Rush" of three tables that came in at different times. I had the Watermelon, cucumber & Heirloom Tomato salad,... More 

Thank 46Meeitnghouse
Madison ct
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My wife had been here before and enjoyed the food but that time there was no one else in the place. We waited exceedingly long for our food. No big deal but when the very small salad came it had no dressing. Are it since we were starving and there was no sight of the server to ask for dressing.... More 

Thank RichFisler
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The cooking is excellent. The vegetables are fresh and imaginative. My dinner was the Stonington sea scallops with pesto over crispy kale. Delicious. Is there a better meal in the area? Tell me.

Thank richard p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Pennsylvania Ave, Niantic, CT 06357-3224
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-6767

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?