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About Aldea

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.

31 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Portuguese, Spanish, Mediterranean

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.

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 675-7223

Website:
http://aldearestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Two parking lots are located on 17th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

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.

Executive Chef:
George Mendes

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer private dining options for 8 to 25 people.
Please call the restaurant for details!

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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.

Aldea Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.4

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4.4

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4.2

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Romantic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Casual (4)
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Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
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Late-night Find (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Fun (2)
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Great for Lunch (2)
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Spicy (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 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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·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Sat at the Chef's counter unexpectedly, which was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife and I took two very good friends to our favorite gourmet Portugese restaurant Aldea for a fabulous dinner. The food was spectacular, the wine was delicious, and our server Autoro was excellent. And Chef Mendes made our evening by twice coming to our table to chat about food and Portugal. I highly recommend the farm egg appetizer and the diver scallops entree. My wife and our friends raved about the foie gras and shrimp appetizers and the duck arroz and pig entrees. We eagerly look forward to returning very soon for another great meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great restaurant. Friendly service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

They staff was super accommodating and we didn't feel rushed at all through our dinner. The cocktails were delightful and a great way to start our meal. We each got a 2nd course to start. The charred octopus and wild mushroom broth soup were both very tasty and a great star to our meal. The diver sea scallops were the perfect size and flavor combination and left us with a little bit of room for dessert. The Sonhos, or beignets, were 6 per dish and the balance of the passionfruit and caramel dipping sauces made for a fulfilling sweetness. Would definitely go again, though the service in between courses could have been a little bit faster as we waited on wine for a bit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was awesome, service friendly and efficient; this jewel of a place is highly recommended for special occasion and/or business function only because of the price range.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Not as good as it used to be

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Tasting menu.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food is average as the day we were there was prepared by a guest chef. Most of the dishes are not my style.

And the time for serving foods were slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I really can say didnt taste what all the buzz is about . Maybe a bad night

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Beautiful and simplistic. The most outstanding feature of this restaurant was the staff. Everybody was so friendly and profesional that they make you feel right at home. Food was beyond delicious. Had to specially thank our server Marlon, who took the time and patience to explain to us the menu item by item. His recommendation did not disappoint either. Thank you so much for having us and will definitely stop by once again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really felt disappointed after this visit given the chef is a fellow portuguese countryman. The main thing that let this down was the service. We were seated upstairs which has a very ‘office’ feel to it. The staff seemed to be short numbered and very inexperienced. When courses arrived they were ‘thrown’ down on the table - at times in front of the wrong person! The explanation of what each dish was was inaudible and frankly the server couldn’t care less whether we knew what he was saying or not.

The food was good but not spectacular enough to outweigh the poor performance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Another wonderful dinner at this fine restaurant. Chef Mendes was his usual very hospitable, engaging self. And the food and service was excellent. I especially recommend the scrumptious farm egg appetizer and the diver scallops entree and my wife loved the shrimp alhino appetizer and the suckling pig terrine entree. We can’t wait to return for another great meal. 👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was very good. Food was very good. Staff very nice.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I went there for my birthday dinner. Was not disappointed. Fantastic food. Great service. Was hoping to meet the chef but just missed him. Maybe next time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

came here because it was michelin star rated. the food was good but i've had equally good or better food elsewhere where there was no star. i had the sea urchin toast for first course - the toast is like a cracker but no longer crispy, the sea urchin on top was tasty. second course i had the charred octopus, which was not charred at all, more like boiled... main course i had the diver scallop with foie gras. the foie gras was devine but the rest was average. my husband had the egg custard, the spanish mackerel and steak, he loved them all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was excellent, attentive and yet unobtrusive. Artful AND very tasty food. The room invites diners to get comfortable and let the meal unfold - we went with our adult children and all enjoyed the culinary adventure. Spending an evening together at Aldea felt like a mini vacation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were served water and then waited more than 15 min for the waiter. He walked up, took out his pad and said “what can I get you?” No welcome to Aldea, no hello my name is xxx.” He became friendlier later, but it was a poor first impression. We had a party of five. Two of us had gray meals, three of us had food, not great meals. We’d read good reviews, but were disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat at Aldea. Today, Thanksgiving, the prix fixe menu carried an ample selection of different tastes, so one could carve out a program from classical Turkey to the more unusual. Splendid mushroom, bacon, poached egg and mushroom broth appetizer, splendidly refined salad with light touches of goat cheese, trout caviar, sliced radishes, cress and more, followed by a Portuguese duck rice, embellished with slices of duck breast and a more tasty rice concoction than one could ever find in Portugal, and a sea scallop dish with a little fois gras and fermented japanese turnips that perfectly cut the richness of the scallops and fois gras. Dessert a rice pudding from Portugal beautifully accented with fruits and a little liquer. Excellent wines by the glass, including the Niepoort Douro wines of Portugal (as well as their Port Wine). All served with skill and understatement in a quiet lunch-time environment. Congratulations to the Chef and staff, and thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

A challenge to remain shellfish free, but otherwise, unequivocally the best meal I've had in a long time. Really outstanding in every way. My partner who loves shellfish loved every minute and every dish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I had a great time at Aldea! The food is impeccable, the service is a A+ !
Totally will come back to Aldea!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Delightful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service! Attentive staff. Food is delicious & well presented.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, great service and great environment. Plus they kindly give us a small surprise dessert for my anniversary with my girlfriend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Absolutely one of the best meals in NYC. Wonderful details. Thoughtful touches! Awesome service. Genuinely kind waitstaff. Aldea definitely earned a Michelin 1 Star! This restaurant will not disappoint.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Creative amazing cuisine. Great service. Very small portions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Inattentive waitstaff. Service was like eating in a diner. For the price I️ expected much better.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Thanks to the chef for sending out several Amuse's. Made our anniversary very special

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding food and service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is good but the service has to be improved! It took us 30 minutes to seat. Service was very confused with a long wait between courses.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is a 1 star michelin restaurant with a terrible sub-par service, waiter consistently confused with my dish and my date dish. This should not happen to a 1 star restaurant.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A fabulous and special dining experience. Well deserved Michelin star.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had the pleasure of an 11 course tasting menu, prepared by George Mendes, and Laurent Gras. Every course was delicious; it's a good sign when we left debating which was our favorite. Gorgeous, gracefully prepared seafood comprised most of the meal, but a little kobe beef course was one of the highlights. The lobster cappuccino was totally loveable. And as a whole, the meal was balanced, light enough, but filling. What a fun experience. And compared to some of the crazily priced places around NYC, a reasonable value for a special event meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious chef appetizers, duck, fish, desserts, beautiful presentations.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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