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aldea

#1,360 of 11,539 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
European, 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.
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Absolutely great food. Would definitely go back!

Loved the place. The restaurant is cozy and service friendly and very attentive. We got 2 seats at the counter facing the kitchen, which was fan. And the food was great; it truly deserved a Michelin 1 star. The menu incorporates variety of seafood with interesting twists. Everything we had looked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Papgena
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McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the place. The restaurant is cozy and service friendly and very attentive. We got 2 seats at the counter facing the kitchen, which was fan. And the food was great; it truly deserved a Michelin 1 star. The menu incorporates variety of seafood with interesting twists. Everything we had looked beautiful, had wonderful flavor and texture. And the price... More 

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Thank Papgena
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have dined at Aldea and each time they have not let us down. The prix fixe menu is excellent and just the right in variety and content. Have not tried the tasting but it looked good. Atmosphere is convivial, noise level encouraging conversation and service helpful and friendly. What about the food? I'm not... More 

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Thank BruceAllen
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Well went there for Christmas eve,we wanted to treat ourselves and have a bit of the taste of portuguese food.well they give the dishes portuguese names but they are nothing like they should be.I ordered a dish that should contain salt fis (bacalhau)well I did not taste any bacalhau.we walked out wind a dent in our wallet of 420 dollars... More 

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Thank Rosa B
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Everything was great, from food to service to cocktails. Everything is prix fixe. Since the menu changes regularly, I won't go into details on each dish, but suffice to say every dish was excellent. The dessert was one of the best desserts I've ever had. It was a goat cheese, rosemary parfait. Had the Adamastor cocktail - boy was that... More 

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Thank Jem575
London
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We came here on a fairly quiet weekday and chose to sit at the bar/ kitchen table so we could watch the chefs at work. The restaurant is small and the kitchen tiny, but they produce lovely food beautifully presented. The smoky oyster amuse was memorable, the cod was tender and the cheese course was amazing. This was a delicious... More 

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Thank Bright27
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! We had a wonderful time at Aldea. We decided to go with the four course menu and everything we tasted was delicious. The duck was my favorite. Service is nice and we'll organized. The room upstairs is quite and well suitable for a family dinner. On the first floor is beautiful to see the chef and his crew... More 

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Thank Beatrice G
New York, New York, United States
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180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I dined here the other night with a friend, and both of us were very pleased, not only with the flavors that each of the dishes contained, but also the service was stellar. We had the chef's tasting menu and were both very happy that we did. From the sea urchin toast, to duck breast, to the two desert dishes,... More 

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Thank Bob C
Caguas, Pr
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Don't go without reservation; too small of a restaurant for big groups. There was a lack of accommodations and welcoming....host had a cold attitude towards our party.

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Thank drIrizarry
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Well it surely is not the measly portions we received at aldea's! We went there with expectations of a Thanksgiving Dinner and got less than a "Lean Cuisine" size meal.(a table spoon of mashed potatoes with dinner, a tea spoon of ice cream on the desert).

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Thank Eugene L
Hamilton, New Jersey
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65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Booked a table thru Open Table for an early dinner on a Saturday. The restaurant is at a good location. We were seated downstairs, which was quite cozy yet comfortable and quiet. We ordered the pre-fix 4-course option. The food was good in both taste and presentation. Each portion was small, however, we got pretty full after the last course.... More 

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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: European, Spanish, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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?

Staying in Flatiron District

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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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