Palmer39s restaurant Aureole opened during difficult economic times but has thrived for a quarter of a century

Palmer's restaurant Aureole opened during difficult economic times but has thrived for a quarter of a century.

Aureole chef Charlie Palmer reflects on 25 years

The restaurant has been a success despite challenges in the fine-dining segment over the years.

Aureole, one of the first fine-dining restaurants in New York City to champion American food, celebrated its 25th anniversary in November.

Owner Charlie Palmer opened the restaurant during economic doldrums, 13 months after the “Black Monday” stock market crash of October 1987. Despite the circumstances, it was an immediate success, receiving two stars from The New York Times in 1989 and three stars in 1991.

In 2009, Aureole moved to a larger spac

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