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aldea

31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011-5529
+1 212-675-7223
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck rice” (11 reviews)
“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
“bacalhau” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011-5529
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely great. Food was amazing. Delicate flavors balance each other out. The chef is very creative with classic dishes. The foie gras melts in your mouth, the grilled octopus will surprise you and the bacalhau will amaze you. Only negative was the service which was...More

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I have worked in the food industry for the last six years and have had the privilege of meeting amazing chefs and eating at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world. The food industry is constantly evolving and it requires a chef and...More

Thank ShannonW3
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Wife and I had a fantastic time here. Place is not pretentious and service was great. The food was great as well. We had the Foie gras tart (so rich and delicious), shrimp (delicious), gaspacho (one of the best we had) and duck confit (wow)....More

Thank amirlewko
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My wife had dined here previously and loved it. We went with friends for an early evening dinner, that ended up stretching across the whole evening. The menu offered great options from a tasting menu, a prix fixee (we all chose that, 4 courses) and...More

Thank Lockmk
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had another wonderful dinner at our longtime favorite Aldea. My wife always loves the Shrimp Alhino appetizer and the Divers Scallops entree was delicious. And it's always a pleasure spending some time talking about food with Chef Mendes. We will be...More

Thank wclegends
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The reception desk staff at this Portuguese restaurant are very pleasant. The wait staff are efficient and helpful. The complimentary amuse (3) were delicious. As my appetizer I had the Mackerel ($20) and my main course was the Duck with Rice ($31). I found that...More

Thank Harvey M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Excellent choice for quick meal near my hotel, Chelsea Inn. Good service. Nice variety to test in both food and wine. Also near my office. I'd do the same thing again. Reasonable prices for NYC.

Thank lud2006
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to have a carefully prepared meal. I saw some of the reviews indicating this is not traditional Portuguese food. Of course not! It's a chef driven restaurant and you are there to be surprised and enchanted by what the team...More

Thank TheTravelerDC
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Loved every single thing about our dinner at Aldea. Highly attentive and friendly service made us feel very welcome especially since we needed help with the wine list! Recommended dishes include the foie gras tart, grilled octopus, white asparagus, halibut , sea scallops, and the...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Contrary to some reviews below, found the menu options ok; could choose from an 8 course tasting menu or a 4 course fixed menu for only $79 (which I selected). Excellent value by comparison to others I tried like Per Se and Chefs Table. Only...More

Thank RonWamberal
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photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
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Response from Klingleplace | Reviewed this property |
They may have a paella dish, or a variation of a paella dish, which I expect will be excellent, but this is not a paella Restaurant. The Chef is down to nature, everything cooked with the freshest ingredients he can buy that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011-5529
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-675-7223
  • E-mail
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