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aldea

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
Portuguese, Spanish
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Classy

I consider my self a gourmet. Been to excellent restaurants. This one did not disappoint!! Started with an amuse bouche, then onto mussel soup, which was delicate and rich. On to beets and burrata and octopus on the plancha. Both were delicious. We had nice fish dishes as mains and some lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
galisgr8
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Irvine, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Irvine, California
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I consider my self a gourmet. Been to excellent restaurants. This one did not disappoint!! Started with an amuse bouche, then onto mussel soup, which was delicate and rich. On to beets and burrata and octopus on the plancha. Both were delicious. We had nice fish dishes as mains and some lovely dessert. The service was superb. The cocktails were... More 

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Edgewater, New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We ate dinner at Aldea recently and our whole group enjoyed every aspect of the meal. The food, service and atmosphere are all top notch. The only difficulty we had was trying to figure out the wine list. It has many wines which we were not familiar with, not that it's a bad thing, just a bit confusing. Our server... More 

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Jim Thorpe, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
313 helpful votes 313 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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: Portuguese, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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