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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Portuguese, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 5:30-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30-11:00pm
Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-Closes one hour 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 1886 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined 4 days ago

We were a party of 4 celebrating a 40th birthday. The staff was very attentive and kind but unfortunately the quality of the food was below our expectations. Some dishes were worth it, but most of them actually didn't match what one can expect from a 1* Michelin restaurant and sizes were rather limited as well.

AdamA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My friend and I did the 4-course prix fixe menu. Standouts included the sea urchin toast, the cured salmon with caviar, and the venison loin. Service was attentive but not overbearing, and we were both very impressed with our meals. The cheese plate was the perfect way to finish out the evening - I will definitely be back!

3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

vipAlicia (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

Ninja (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

Amir (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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

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.