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aldea

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$$$
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Flatiron District
Spanish, Portuguese
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    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
Unforgettable food

Beautiful restaurante in a very nice zone. I had a sepia rice that I will never forget. We were four and all of us enjoyed our meal a lot. Great wines. We will deffinetly go back. Other dishes, mainly fish and desert, excellent too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Concha1958
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful restaurante in a very nice zone. I had a sepia rice that I will never forget. We were four and all of us enjoyed our meal a lot. Great wines. We will deffinetly go back. Other dishes, mainly fish and desert, excellent too.

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Irvine, California, USA
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The sea urchin toast was fishy and not very fresh. I also had the Jamon Iberico which was very good. For entree, I had the smoke suckling pig and I t was too smoky for my taste. It completely overwhelmed the taste of the pork. The service was very slow and not too attentive.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Yes, it is a bit expensive, but Aldea is an exceptional dining adventure! Each course is beautifully presented and delicious, and the service is impeccable! The chef sends some additional goodies throughout the meal, and the sommelier is knowledgable and friendly. We were catching up with old friends, and the atmosphere was quiet enough to be heard, and we had... More 

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New Jersey
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87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our meal was good, but we found this restaurant is overpriced for the value they offer. The wines are much more expensive than other restaurants in the city with similar fare. Wines by the glass are around $20 a glass. Service is decent, and the dishes were tasty. We will not return to this restaurant.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Restaurant is very nice and the food was tasty. We did the 4 course dining option which is a great way to experience their menu. Service there was excellent and very attentive. I did find it a little pricey for what we got. I've had meals in Vancouver that were less costly and much better than what was served but... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Rarely eaten such uninteresting, flavorless uninspired and completely overpriced for what it is food. Having lived in the South of France I found the dinner menu a great disappointment and embarrassing to offer as Mediterranean to visitors of NYC. It lacked all the flavors, herbs and love that makes great med. food. We ate the 4 course menu as suggested.... More 

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Carmel, CA
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ate at the fabulous Aldea, a Michelin star restaurant in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood, and for those of you who are going to be in New York City, this is our new gourmet discovery. Aldea means “village” or “hamlet” in Spanish and is a blend of Portuguese and Spanish small plates. Chef Mendes’s menu is eclectic, highly original, and mixes... More 

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Joinville, SC
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Aldea is a beatiful restaurant in Manhattan. The place is cozy and the service, nice. The plates are very creative, well served and delicious. The only problem was my entree (duck rice). It was a little salty. The cost is fair.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our experience at Aldea was excellent! The restaurant itself has a nice, intimate, clean and modern decor. The staff is friendly and very attentive. We had the spring market menu and chef Mendes does an outstanding job at translating typical, home cooked Portuguese dishes into modern and elevated versions of themselves, yet keeping them familiar to the ones who grew... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have been lucky as our “table” was a countertop facing the kitchen (no glass window or anything), you are in the middle of the show. And what a show. Food was superb. The amuse-bouche was an elaborate shot of caipirinha! Fantastic. Everything we ate was inviting us to go back another day and try what we haven’t eaten. Very... More 

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Additional Information about aldea

Address: 31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
Phone Number: 2126757223
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Spanish, Portuguese

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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: Spanish, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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