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31 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011-5529 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a non pretentious restaurant with amazing cuisine and laid back environment. They offer ala carte or the chef's menu. The ala cart choices were all wonderful. The service was good.

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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came back to Aldea for a fabulous dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday with our 3 young adult family members. We all had the 4-course prix fixe ($79) and enjoyed two wonderful bottles of wine (a Portuguese Rose and a Spanish Rioja), in lieu of the wine pairing option ($49). Among the 4 of us we must have eaten... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The food was amazing. Compared to other Michelin restaurants the prices were competitive and even in the low end with wine pairings. The Chefs tasting menu had a great tour of Portuguese dishes with modern twists. The restaurant itself is small and cozy.

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Pasadena, California
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I tend to stick to the same proven restaurants when I have to go out to a business dinner, but this time I was looking for a place walking distance from Union Square, and found Aldea. A cozy restaurant, with modern touches yet still providing a warm and inviting atmosphere, Aldea puts you at ease the moment you enter. The... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant where you can have Portuguese food on high level, friendly staff, really great food, go and try,...

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Portugal's reliance on the sea probably explains why the seafood (mouthwatering shrimp, perfect scallops) are the shining star of this Portuguese cuisine near Union Square- this gem deserves it's Michelin star. But just one, due to a few small details (a beautiful restaurant and yet I was staring at the cashier computer all night while fighting to keep the wall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

If you are a foodie person you must visit this 1 Michelin star restaurant. This is a very cozy, small and charming place. The service is superb and the food to die for. We tried the 4 course dinner with pairing and it was totally worth the money. The freshness of ingredients along with the execution makes this place a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I had a fabulous dinner last night at Aldea. It has one Michelin star, a tribute to its quality. Some background: it's founder and owner, the Chef George Mendes, was born into a Portuguese family of immigrants in Boston, and when visiting his roots in Portugal he discovered many rustic Portuguese cuisine dishes that he refined and modernized to adapt... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Where better than NYC to try new and different foods. I travel there frequently and have hits and misses. This was certainly a hit. The website claims to be the perfect balance of rustic and refinement and it is. Even the simple foods are presented perfectly. Three of us shared Sardines filleted in a light oil, urchin with cauliflower puree,... More 

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New York
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I've only need to Aldea twice and that was a few long years ago. Coming back was something I was looking forward to for a "girls night out' The menu was a choice of either the tasting menu or 4 course prix fee at $89 per person. We opted for the 4 course. The choices are plentiful and the courses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
European, Portuguese, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011-5529
    (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

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Staying in Flatiron District

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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