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“still good” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of aldea

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Ranked #1,635 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Portuguese, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
New York City, New York
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241 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“still good”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hudson River Valley, New York
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Delicious food and gracious service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Grayhill102
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Edison, New Jersey
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great ambience and food!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Upas12
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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MatthewCogan
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Bryn Mawr, PA
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394 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
“Portuguese Small Plates”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Tucked away on a quiet block, Aldea is small and sleek and offers delicious Portuguese cuisine. Service was warm and polished. Wines were reasonably priced and our server's recommendation was excellent. The open kitchen adds a diverting visual element.

Visited June 2013
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