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aldea

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
Portuguese, Spanish
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aldea
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31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
The restaurant is 2 blocks from Union Square/14th Street with access to all major subways, including: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, L, N, R & Q trains. F & M trains at the 14th st stop.
2126757223
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
creative dishes

we stayed at 5th and 15th, and this restaurant is very close to us so we decided to have dinner there, we had reservation at 9pm and we got a nice table facing the kitchen watching the chef and his team working away on all the creative dishes, this place is a happening place, the decor is moden and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
Sam D
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we stayed at 5th and 15th, and this restaurant is very close to us so we decided to have dinner there, we had reservation at 9pm and we got a nice table facing the kitchen watching the chef and his team working away on all the creative dishes, this place is a happening place, the decor is moden and simple,... More 

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haines falls, ny
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Last night was our 4th time at Aldea. Each visit better than the prior one. The food is an elegant and modern take on Spanish/Portuguese cuisine. There were no misses. Each course a surprise without being part uf the trend of Cuisine De Torture. The devoted staff brings the essence of the food and seem genuinely pleased when you are.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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252 reviews 252 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a dinner for10 in their private room and it was quite lovely. The room is very quiet and fully enclosed with glass wine racks along one wall. It is a great place for conversation and the service was very attentive. Our whole group was very happy with the meal- I had a green salad, the steak and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Food is inventive and delightful, the open kitchen is a treat and the service is impeccable. A great and congenial place for a group of friends or an intimate dinner.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This place gets very little buzz, but it's a fantastic, chef-driven restaurant. It's one of my favorites in NY. Grab a seat at the back bar facing the kitchen...it's a great show!

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I dined at Aldea with my boyfriend and parents Saturday evening and it was delicious.The whole experience was great. Friendly, informed service without being overbearing. Nice wine. We started with salad and croquettes, along with Serrano ham...for dinner I had the suckling pig and my boyfriend had the cod with roasted corn and cilantro...hard to decided what was better, both... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Awesome food and awesome service. Every one was so friendly. The four course meal was exceptional. Great ambiance.

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Lenox, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Aldea a week ago The restaurant is lovely and the service quite good. We were however somewhat taken aback by the wine service. Since my husband prefers white wine and I red, we often order glasses instead of a bottle with dinner. I ordered a glass of a cabernet, the server asked if... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

First the bad news: Middle aged couples (over 40) beware, you will be seated as far away from the main dining room as possible. Yet another restaurant that wishes it could seat its slightly older patrons in the restroom or near the wait station. More bad news: The desserts are mediocre at best. And one more bad news: The food... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The atmosphere was very nice. We had a booth. The service was outstanding, and the food was wonderful. We especially enjoyed the octopus.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is 2 blocks from Union Square/14th Street with access to all major subways, including: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, L, N, R & Q trains. F & M trains at the 14th st stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: 2126757223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Portuguese, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?