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“Nice lunch out!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of aldea

aldea
31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Flatiron District)
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Ranked #512 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
NJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Nice lunch out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Had lunch here during RW but it seems they have $25 - 3 courses lunch all year round.

Appetizer:
EARLY TOMATO GAZPACHO - tasty
RUSTIC PORK & DUCK TERRINE - a bit salty

Entrée:
FREE RANGE CHICKEN BREAST - could be a bit tender
SKATE WING - yummy

Dessert:
CINNAMON RICE PUDDING - yummy

Service is good - they clean table, wipe the bread crumbs after every course.
decoration is comfy.

They offer $25 off coupon for future dinner use. Will be back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“still good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had an excellent meal here a while back and returned now for the $25 prix-fixe lunch. We chose a meat terrine and gazpacho for starters, skate for the main, and one each of the two offered desserts. Everything was first-class. The noise level in this casual but elegant place is low. We don't care for music at all when we are dining, but here it was relatively unobtrusive. The service was excellent. Wine, at $14 a glass, was expensive - outrageous really, but that seems to be the norm in so many restaurants now.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Delicious food and gracious service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lunch during Restaurant Week was an excellent buy. Portions were generous, service delightful. My salad starter, simple as it was, had a wonderful light but very tangy dressing. I would certainly be willing to return to this restaurant for dinner or a more expensive lunch. Really nice experience overall.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edison, New Jersey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great ambience and food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been to Portugal twice and don't remember the food being this good, but I'm sure its either region specific or a fusion, but was excellent! Although I did not have have the sea urchin, my friend said it was good for sea urchin but the portion is small. The bacalao croquettes were good, but the true excellence was in the larger plates/entrees and dessert. The grilled octupus was amazing as was the mussel soup, bass crudo, scallops and cod. Save room for dessert because the sonhos and mousse were heavenly, if you like the donuts with a slightly tart lemon sauce and salted caramel. The ambience was chic and pleasant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A great portuguse-inspired fusion restaurant.
My wife and I went to Aldea for her birthday. She had duck rice and I had mussel soup and cured ham. For desert we had sorbets and "sonhos", mini doughnuts with three sauces. Everything was excellent. Service was great. Surrounding were well designed and pleasant.
The glass of Bordeaux I had was a bit acidic, but overall, the whole package was very very good and reasonably priced

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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