Aldea

4.6
2128 reviews
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In May 2009, Chef George Mendes opened Aldea in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood. Named after the Spanish word for village, the restaurant’s menu is inspired by the Iberian Peninsula and Mendes’ heritage. The chef adds a modern, seasonal approach to create a menu perfectly balanced between rusticity and refinement.

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KB
New York Area
220 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New fantastic, highly recommended items on Chef Mendes’ Aldea menu include the delicious iberico ham from the famed acorn fed pigs and the charcoaled octopus. Of course, we also loved the foie gras, divers scallops, and the 60 day aged steak. We will be back again very soon!!!!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flavors are magnificently simple, coastal, and Mediterranean. Unlike anything I've had anywhere else. We had a wonderful time sitting at the chef's counter seeing the dishes' preparation in action.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Definitely save for a special occasion. Food is good but still very pricey for what you’re getting.

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CS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldea was one of the best dining experience we have ever had! We went to celebrate our recent engagement, and it was the perfect place to celebrate. The service was excellent, from wine recommendations to re-folding napkins if we went to the bathroom. As for the food, every bite was exquisite! What a wonderful, memorable celebration. Thank you, Aldea!

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars all around. Wonderful experience!

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend it to anyone who likes strong flavors in their food. The food was exquisitely prepared and the cocktails were excellent, too.

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P
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at Chef’s counter for the first time (have been several times before”) and really enjoyed the experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific meal with truly delicious food! Best octopus ever!! The cod was delicious and the amaze-Boucher of crispy beet with goat cheese was outstanding!!, but the frozen caipirinha may have been my favorite! Highly recommend for after theatre special day in NYC!! Or any other day!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always.
The new menu is a must try!

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and attentive service as always! Knowledgeable sommeliers! We love Quinta do Moinho 2001 - excellent value. Wonderful dinner!

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a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

wonderful service. lovely food. wasn’t too hard to get in at 5:30

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R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive service. Thoroughly enjoyed the wine pairing and tasting wines we knew little about to discover were excellent. Food also excellent flavors and generous servings. Downside- pricey.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meal i ever had. Everything was perfect.

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FG
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our annual pilgrimage. Always excellent food and service.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little expensive for the amount of food but good quality

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c
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here several times and always love it

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BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is phenomenal. Only had better at Chef's Table. Service impeccable. It's basically perfect.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing culinary experience.

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JW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely stunning meal. Every course was full of flavor and texture and beautifully presented. The staff was friendly and welcoming, and excited to share the chef’s vision of Portuguese cuisine.

We appreciated the choices offered within each course; there was something for everyone in our party.

And, our waiter recommended a perfect bottle of Portuguese wine to accompany our meal.

Finally, if you do not treat yourself to the Dessert Cocktail you will be missing one of the greatest pleasures ever... EVER!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

delicious but pricey

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, superb, as always Aldea exceeded my expectations! Highly recommend doing the wine pairing too, all Portuguese wines presented by a very knowledgeable female somm.

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OS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First visited Aldea when it just opened - the foodie culture was just beginning and the place felt original and I was blown away by the affordable haut cuisine. 10 yrs later Aldea is still here, which is impressive and a testament to its quality. Although it doesn't feel as delicious or inventive as it did back then it's a solid dining experience with attentive service. I suggest taking the counter for a more informal feel and to see the workings of the well-oiled machine that is George Mendez's kitchen.

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FQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, from the monument you walk in to the place to the end.

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is nice, different than the hectic New York style at other comparable restaurants. Food was amazing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with Portuguese flavor.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

They ran out of an entree selection. The best one. Very disappointing. They should have anticipated this and had the adequate supply or simply not listed it as a menu offering when it was not.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waited 30 minutes to be seated as well as several other couples.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was above standards.

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KB
New York Area
221 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always have a great dining experience at Aldea. We highly recommend all of the delicious food and eagerly look forward to our visit every month. Give your tastebuds a real treat and visit this wonderful Michelin starred restaurant!!!

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal. The courses were gastronomical heaven, service was top, and the ambience was clean and simple. I appreciated the attention to detail, as well as the subtle showcasing of Portuguese cuisine.

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GP
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently, outstanding restaurant with excellent and warm service.

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OT
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

the food was spectacular, the prices a bit steep. Service was attentive & when it was time for dessert, we were given plenty of time to relax and enjoy our final course

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DG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's my second time at this restaurant and I loved it as much as the first one. Creative cuisine, great service, excellent dishes.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Must try the egg tarts! Amazing

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply outstanding

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g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice intimate space. Great food and service. Very happy with our meal.

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GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambiance, every single dish was cooked to perfection and the flavors were well balanced. Less is more and here is perfectly displayed; dishes with only 2 or 3 components that allow you to taste every single flavor. Outstanding

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IB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Portuguese Finest, the quality of the food and the execution is espectacular, remarkable wine list. Well deserved Michelin star!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was a perfectly crafted experience. Fantastic!

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