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aldea

31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Flatiron District)
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Ranked #510 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
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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
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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Chef Mendes, while doing research for his cookbook, returned to Portugal, his homeland and his culinary roots. In a recent Wall Street Journal Article, He stated: :"it’s a powerful thing to be a chef for so long, then discover this rustic, gutsy cooking style—and realize that it’s actually where you started out. That trip, I think, made me a better,... More

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Leonding, Austria
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276 reviews 276 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I give Aldea an excellent because the food was just that and that is the most important thing when dining out. the 75 $ 4 course meal is a real good deal for what you are getting and we just loved the sea urchin toast, skate was perfect and the lamb as well, even the cheese course was great. What... More

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Summitville, Ny
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I were in NYC for a few days going to Broadway shows. We were looking for a unique restaurant experience that would entertain us, feed us well and get us to Kinky Boots on time. Check, Check, Check for Aldea. We sat at the Chef;s bar where you could watch the kitchen staff do their thing while... More

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Yes, you need to have reservations because this a small, cozy, simply decorated restaurant with an impeccable service and one of those delicious menus where everything tastes amazing. As I mentioned at the beginning the decoration is simple but beautiful, the restaurant gives a sense of natural well being. We were a party of three, when we arrived they gave... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It may sound obnoxious, but sometimes the memories of meals in fine restaurants can become a blur. Elevated Portuguese food is not something one often encounters and that is why Aldea and their fantastic flavors stay fresh in your mind and draw you back again. The ambience is very nice and the service is excellent. We have been twice and... More

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Sao Paulo
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I and my wife went one time and we had the tasting and wine pairing menu, it was a good choice. The othe day we had the US$75.00 menu. (4-Course Prix Fixe for $75. This includes a choice of Petisco, First Course, Main Course and Dessert). The petisco (snack) was really poor, no connection with the description and no flavor... More

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Bangalore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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