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31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Flatiron District)
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Ranked #542 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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149 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Leonding, Austria
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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
103 helpful votes 103 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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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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153 reviews 153 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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