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31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Flatiron District)
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Ranked #612 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Jim Thorpe, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I made a last minute reservation to have dinner before a show. We arrived promptly, were welcomed nicely and seated right away. It looks as if it would be a snooty place but it was not. I had the Prix Fixe Meals and my husband ordered a la carte. Both selections were very good. I Croquettas de bacalao were excellent.... More 

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I mainly went here for the food selections for the seafood...I also read the background of the Chef..very impressive...that's why I went there. + we were celebrating a friend's birthday...As I entered was not very welcoming..also the bar is tiny and the girl bartender did not even acknowledge if I wanted a cocktail..there was only 1 person at the bar...since... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had high expectations. First, even with a reservation, they made us wait forever for a table and then rushed us into ordering (we are Brazilians, we take our time!). Food was ok, just ok. Nothing much.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Located just off Union Square this small two level narrow restaurant offers fine dining but it lacks the wow and creativity that would have earned it a higher rating. The main menu offered is a 3-course prix fix $95... about 5 choices per category. Surprisingly no vegetarian offering (a problem for one of our party of four... solved by the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 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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255 reviews 255 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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
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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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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: Portuguese, Spanish

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