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31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Flatiron District)
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Ranked #532 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Flatiron District
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
Transit: 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.
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144 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This review is of the prix fixe lunch I ate at Aldea in October 2013. I believe the restaurant is now only open for dinner. Aldea was recommended by eater.com as one of the best places in the city for a prix fixe lunch. I figured it would be a good restaurant to take my friend to who was visiting... More

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wonderful dinner and exceptionally kind service to our mobility challenged group. Kindly offered more appropriate seating for our group. Great service throughout the entire meal.

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Porto, Portugal
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149 reviews 149 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I heard a lot about Aldea, but this was my first visit and I have only good things to say. The place is very nice with a fancy atmosphere, the food is very good, the wine list is fantastic and the service is excellent. The duck rice is really good, one of the best I've eaten all my life, the... More

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New England
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187 reviews 187 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Aldea is a great restaurant for Spanish/Portuguese cuisine. The food selection, quality and service are all excellent. If you like to cook - watch cooking - ask for a table at the chef's counter. It is quite a show. The kitchen is extremely well organized and managed. One of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. But it is... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our party of five enjoyed our dining experience at aldea. The scallops and uni were especially yummy. The staff was friendly and professional too. It was our second visit and we will definitely return.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Aldea 31W 17th Street Chef: George Mendez Cuisine: Creative Mediterranean 1 Michelin Stars Aldea is advertised as Mediterranean but if you do some research it's mostly Iberian/Portuguese influenced. I was very keen to dine here, I had sampled Spanish cuisine countless times but Portuguese only a few times and I had nice memories from the Lisbon/Algarve trip I made 7... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I seem to have developed a mini runt over the generosity of the michelin star system. Not all of my experiences have been to the same standar which can be confusing. What is to be expected of a one star restaurant for instance? Great everything is my answer and this is exactly what Aldea provided. We went for the tasting... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The first time, about a year ago, we had so enjoyed our evening here that we booked well in advance when we knew we would be back In Manhattan. We both had the tasting menu- as we had the last time. However last time it had not only been delicious but was well balanced with a variety of textures to... More

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Ames, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The paella I ordered had overcooked bits of chorizo in it, hard and bitter. The pear dessert was forgettable. Overall, a disappointent.

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Montreal, Canada
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278 reviews 278 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The menu is ever changing. The challenge is narrowing down the selection from all the ones you want try. The flavour combinations sometimes seem odd on the menu but are always outstanding in practice. All the dishes were cooked perfectly. The service is just perfect. They have an outstanding wine list and the waiter made an excellent recommendation.

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