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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!

Specials

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Join us at Aldea on Christmas Eve for a three-course prix fixe menu- $89 per adult, $135 with wine pairing, and $65 for children 12 years and under.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Come celebrate New Year's Eve with us at Aldea! We are offering a three-course prix fixe menu - $110 per adult, $155 with wine pairing, and $90 for children 12 years and under.

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Daily 5:30PM - 5:45PM

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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
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Quiet Conversation (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Casual (5)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
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Seasonal (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
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Great for Lunch (2)
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Spicy (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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People Watching (1)
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Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant. Friendly service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

Not as good as it used to be

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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!

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very impressed with our overall experience. Excellent professional service but friendly. Food was excellent as was the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. Ambiance, food (especially appetizers) and service were all excellent. The wine recommended by the sommelier was outstanding, We were four people and there wasn't one weak dish among us. We also have to single out the warm and gracious presentation of all the staff. We shall definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Another great meal as we continue our foodie tour of NYC. Portuguese food had all the right tastes. Loved the charred octopus. Another place to go if you want to get away from American fare. Also stayed with the Portuguese theme for the wine. Well worth asking about the wine and trying something new.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful meal with great tasting and creative dishes that build up over the meal. Great attentive service and a cozy feel as well. This place is great for a special meal, date or anniversary.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Generally good food and drinks but unacceptably poor service for a place this expensive. Our server didn't speak enough English to explain the food, we had to ask multiple times to get drinks, they got us the wrong cocktails, etc. Should not happen in a place of this caliber.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A hidden gem in the Village. Had nice complementary treats to get your palate prepared for Michelin starred Portuguese food. The Hokkaido uni toast was beautifully executed, piquant, and full of freshness. The octopus secondo was tender and juicy and paired perfectly with caramelized yellow peach slices. At last, the duck entree was absolutely stunning. Succulent and delectable.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

food here is absolutely amazing! loved it! will be coming back soon.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very satisfied in every way with our meal at Aldea. Food was superb and service was attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

NYC best experience! Totally recommended, food is amazing, best wine selection. About service I have a lot to say, living in ny makes me sometimes forget how important is good service and Aldea just reminded me what good service means. We will definitely come back ! Thanks to all the staff for make us have such a lovely experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great find. Would certainly go back again. Nice little unexpected treats.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Easily one of my top five dining experiences in New York, ever. Aldea's Michelin Star is very well deserved. The food was spectacular, the service was wonderful and the professionalism is palpable. I will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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