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aldea

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Flatiron District
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31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
+1 212-675-7223
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hamden, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went there for dinner and the food was just so beautiful and so delicious! For someone that grew up with Bacalhau in its many forms, the presentation and the flavor of chef Mendes' version is truly mouthwatering. I am a huge fan of "foie- gras" and again the way he presents it, in a little pie-shaped,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited as a family of 5 on New Years Eve. The tasting menu did not disappoint. The food is delicious and varied. The atmosphere in the narrow building is just right for this type of experience. The staff were friendly yet professional, adding to the fantastic experience. I'd recommend visiting.

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Thank NickDilworth
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

I was wanting an authentic Portuguese Christmas dinner experience as being away from home currently but was deeply dissapointed. The food certainly wasn't Portuguese and shouldn't be called as such not to confuse people. As the plates were being removed the bill was presented without even being asked if we wanted anything else as if to rush us out of... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

On a Friday evening during holiday season when every bar in this trendy neighborhood is packed, nondescript Aldea offered up a bar (about eight stools) in the hallway of the restaurant. Great friendly service and perfect for a drink and chat. Didn't visit the restaurant this time.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Aldea while in NYC. Chose to go with the fixed price menu. Great choices. Had Spanish mackerel escaviche, duck prosciutto. Then on to cured foie gras and an octopus dish. Both were unique and flavorful. Main courses were scallops and monkfish. Again creatively prepared and presented. Dessert was quince cremeux and caraibe ganache. Saw... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

My husband and I loved absolutely EVERYTHING about this place. The service, the wine, the food, the ambiance... Next time, we'd like to sit in front of the kitchen. Can't wait to go back!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Had an accident this day so couldn't complete a full tasting menu but what I had as a selection from the menu was wonderful - top Portuguese food deserving of its ratings and Michelin hat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Aldea is a Michelin one star Portuguese restaurant so I had high expectations. I was seated at the bar facing the kitchen. Normally, I would order a tasting menu but I preferred what I could get ordering a la carte. I ordered two appetizers and an entree. My first appetizer, a foie gras dish, was very good. I wasn't as... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This restaurant has a Michelin star and cooks Portuguese food so we decided to try it when in NY. We chose the 4 courses dinner menu and the highlights were: Bacalhau a Bras (starter), Polvo (1st dish), the Monkfish which was tender and crispy with a fennel flavor. The menu is composed by several portuguese dishes with a Chef signature... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I thought long and hard on that title! The attention to detail remarkable! That alone should earn them the highest rating. The plates may look small, due to so much flavor your mouth and brain can only take. The food was amazing, everything worked well together from the recommended drinks to deserts pairings. This is a true gem of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Portuguese, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
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: +1 212-675-7223

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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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