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Map & Directions 31 W. 17th St.
New York, NY 10011
  • New American
  • Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Mon 5:30pm-10pm, Tue-Thu 5:30pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible, Business Dining
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

Aldea is a restaurant created with intention: upon first entrance, it’s obvious that the place is something special. The atmosphere achieves that rare feeling of being at once both upscale and comfortable, which is indicative of the food, too—not that Aldea is necessarily serving comfort food. The lunch menu ranges from an affordable ham sandwich (with piquillo peppers) to a pricier dish of scallops, and the dinner menu is only slightly more elevated. Their sea urchin toast is a signature, and is pretty much unanimously loved. But, though this is a pretty affordable place for a Flatiron restaurant, the feel is not totally relaxed: this is a Michelin-rated restaurant, run by a high-class chef. Casual diners beware, and walk-ins are mostly not welcome (or possible).

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  • Good choices include the mussel soup with sausage, an open-faced sea urchin sandwich, plank-grilled Spanish mackerel in escabeche juice, and diver scallops with risotto and orange.

  • nymag on 12/26/10

    George Mendes’s Flatiron spot is Adam Platt’s pick for the best Portuguese in New York. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!

  • Eater on 09/18/10

    George Mendes innovative take on Portuguese is both impressive and adorable. Bonus points for the enjoyable ambiance, with one of the best chef's counters in town. [Eater 38 Member]

  • nymag on 07/23/10

    Try out the "very New York–ified, Manhattanized, upscale-refined treatment of Portuguese" Frank Bruni talked about in his NY Diet. He's a fan of the baby goat three ways and the duck rice.

  • George Mendes innovative take on Portuguese is both impressive and adorable. Bonus points for making an actual enjoyable ambiance out of a narrow, difficult space.

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