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Aldea

4.5
1884 reviews
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$50 and over
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Portuguese
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  • Tasting Menu
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  • Creative Cuisine
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.

Please join us for our 3 course $45 per person Prix Fixe lunch menu of some of our most classic dishes, prepared by Chef George Mendes. $45 per person, limited reservations.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Portuguese, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
DINNER:
Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30-11:00pm
BAR:
Tuesday-Saturday 5:00pm-Closes two hours after our last seating.
*Join us as Aldea opens its doors for a special brunch on Sunday, March 4th. For one day only, George Mendes will offer a brunch menu inspired by Lisbon’s most beloved ingredients like salt cod, sardines, piri piri and chouriço. For $65, receive a complementary mimosa and choose between dishes like Bacalhau Casserole with potatoes, eggs, onions and black olives and Creek Stone Farms Skirt Steak “Bitoque” with a sunny side up egg and Port wine sauce. All proceeds of the dinner will go to Boston-based food rescue charity, Lovin' Spoonfuls, who will be sponsoring George’s first time running in the Boston Marathon this April.
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Phone number
(212) 675-7223
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
George Mendes
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Cross street
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Parking details
Two parking lots are located on 17th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
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Public 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.
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Special events & promotions
We offer private dining options for 8 to 25 people.
Please call the restaurant for details!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Aldea's unique bi-level space lends itself to a variety of special events and occasions, from intimate seated dinners or corporate gatherings in our Wine Room; to a buyout of the Mezzanine for cocktail-style soirées; or a private kitchen demo and multi-course tasting menu in the Chef's Area.

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Daily 5:30PM - 5:45PM

What 1884 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dominique 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was overall disappointing. It was expensive, which I expected, but not only were the portions tiny, the quality wasn't up to par. For instance, a $48 lobster which was only half a tail and one claw and... chewy at that isn't totally satisfying. I'm still glad we came here and made an evening out of it, but I won't be coming back nor recommending it given the quality/yummy to cost ratio was so poor.

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vipAlicia (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was amazing and the services was wonderful! Enjoyed the night at Aldea.

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Ninja (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excelente! Great menu. It is worthwhile watching Chef Mendes do his thing

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Amir (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The vibe inside was inviting and cozy. The tasting menu, wine pairing, and service was A+ but the open kitchen layout and watching Chef George prepare our dinner turned it into a truly remarkable night.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It is a Michelin star! Service, food and atmosphere match! Arturo was very professional and pleasant as the rest of the team! Definitely it’s worth the experience!

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Fanfan (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice menu with wine pairing. The food was very inventive. We loved the shrimp and the scallops. The duck seemed more Peruvian than Portuguese, the dishes were less Portuguese than we expected, but very good. Service was friendly, but a bit disorganised. We were seated in front of then kitchen, very interesting.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great menu, prep and service. Will definitely be back.

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vipbetsy (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was good but nothing was hot enough. I'm sure we would have enjoyed our dinner more if it was served hot. Also our plates were cleared too quickly and we felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I heard too much good reviews about this restaurant, regretfully I ended up with disappointment. The 7 course seafood tasting many had nothing extraordinary but more over cooked items. Very small space and over populated. I am a skinny 100lbs Asian but still I had to move the table a little bit to squeeze into the seats. And consequently the entire restaurant was very noisy that we had to almost shout over the table to communicate.

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Snuffer (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

First time dining at Aldea and we’ll be back! Excellent service and incredible food. So flavorful and beautifully presented. Small and intimate. Loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

On n a pas retrouvé les saveurs portugaises c est un restaurant où la nourriture est revisitee. Le barman est très sympathique le service bien. La note en revanche est très élevée.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Service took long not what we expected from a highly rated restaurant. Food was ok- many other places in the City are superior in the same price range

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DavidG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful food and magnificent service made this one of the better restaurants we have been to in New York. Highly recommend for anyone who has a desire for something special.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was alright. Very small portions not worth the price. The calamari were bad, the shrimp was quite nice. Really appreciated getting a dessert for my friend’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Extremely special, the food spectacular, the service and attention meticulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding food and service. We really enjoyed the delicious foie gras and the excellent wine. Every course was excellent. The cocktails are creative and the service was superb. I would love to go back and try the four course with wine pairing.

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Horray (London)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I ordered 4 courses but can really finish two of them. The foie gras terrine is extremely salty, whereas the squid is very chewy. Sorry to comment that the dishes are really not up to standard. Their staff offered really good service, asked me a few times whether I dont like the dish as I only finished a small portion, and the Manager insisted to waive the charge of that two dishes, very attentive!

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vipMaxS (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent creative food and service to match it! We loved the fusion of the Portuguese and Asian influences. I would recommend Aldea without hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

All courses were outstanding and highly recommend pairing with the wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great place - very good food and amazing sommelier (very knowledgeable)

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vipVinoman (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The presentation was very good. Made a better picture than enjoyable taste. I had bacalau with egg custard. Poached egg on top. Not my favorite taste. Cod, ok, not great. Shrimp, good but different flavor for me. Maybe it's me, but I was not impressed by the taste as much as I was with the look of the presentation.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a good time, but left hungry after having 3 appetizers and 2 main courses for 2 people.

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vipCloverMay (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We were here on a Thursday night. After being seated, we were ignored by the waitstaff for 15-20 minutes. We gave the drink and food order at the same time since we didn’t know how long they would take before returning - good move. It was difficult getting anyone’s attention, even to get a check. However, the food was marvelous!

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Mocci (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was delicious,it just the way they explain the food sometimes I didn't get it...but overall was good

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

The dining room is cozy and beautiful. A fabulous experience by all accounts. Will be coming back for the great food and perfect service. I can't wait to try more things out on the menu.

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FelixS3 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely inviting. Satisfyingly delicious. Memorable. HiPhenomenal. Obrigado.

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jw01 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious and the restaurant staff went above and beyond to make sure that our evening was special - highly recommend!

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Willow (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We had an open table gift card from my wife’s job. This was the perfect place to use it. We did the 4 course prix fixe with wine tasting. Everything was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Enjoyable, relaxing and peaceful during lunch to avoide the 18 degree temp outside

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viprasberrykay (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

My first for an "Portuguese" restaurant, it was creative, the service was great, wine pairing was wonderful. Especially good for people who love seafood.

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