Aldea

Modern Portuguese

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Overview

This Michelin-starred restaurant in the Flatiron District serves up Portuguese-born chef George Mendes' seasonal, Iberian-influenced modern Portuguese fare – like citrus-cured red snapper and suckling pig and manila clams – in à la carte and tasting menu formats. The double-height space, sleekly designed to evoke water, air, and earth, mirrors the rustic refinement of the dishes.

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ACCOLADES

  • 100 Best New York Restaurants, 2015 — Time Out
  • One Michelin star 2011-2017
  • Top 100 2014 — Time Out
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014
  • Best Restaurants, 2014 — Food & Wine
  • Best New Chef, 2011 — Food & Wine
  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Best Chef-NYC 2013-2015
  • Two stars from the New York Times 2009
  • "10 Best New Restaurants" 2009 - GQ
  • "101 Best New York City Restaurants" 2011 - New York Magazine
  • Zagat rating of 4.5 out of 5

Menu for Aldea

Bar Menu

Seven Signature Bites Bar Menu

  • Oyster pickled watermelon rind, chorizo, coriander
  • Hokkaido Urchin Toast cauliflower purée, mustard seed, shiso
  • Charcoal Grilled Octopus potato, vinegared peppers
  • Shrimp Alhinho garlic, pimenton, red bell pepper juice, pressed shrimp jus
  • Croquetas De Bacalhau roasted garlic aioli
  • Arroz De Pato duck confit, chouriço, black olives, citrus purée, duck cracklins
  • Sonho salted caramel

Dinner Menu

Primeiro Curso / First Courses

  • Bacalhau À Brás Farm egg and salt cod custard, crispy potato, black olive
    $17.00
  • Foie Gras Tarte Chestnut sable, dried cherry and port glaze
    $23.00
  • Hokkaido Urchin Toast Cauliflower purée, mustard seed and shiso
    $16.00
  • Mackerel En Escabeche Hokkaido sea urchin, Kombu broth, radish and shiso
    $20.00
  • Red Beets Cooked In Sea Salt Dough Goat's milk yogurt, marcona almonds, pickled red turnips, crispy chicken skin
    $17.00

Segundo Curso / Second Courses

  • Grilled Octopus Roasted fennel puree, potato and chouriço vinaigrette
    $23.00
  • Country Pork Pate Black trumpet mushrooms, pickled pear, watercress and mizuna
    $15.00
  • Koji Fermented Green Asparagus Crispy pig's ear, smoked crème fraîche, Meyer lemon confit
    $21.00
  • White Asparagus First of the season white asparagus, soft cooked egg yolk, pine nuts, citrus and poultry jus
    $18.00
  • Shrimp Alhinho Garlic, pimenton, red bell pepper juice and pressed shrimp jus
    $19.00

Pratos Principais / Entrees

  • Morel Mushrooms Barley spring onion porridge
    $27.00
  • Monkfish Pressed savoy cabbage, pickled pearl onions, chestnut brioche, meurette sauce
    $32.00
  • Diver Sea Scallops Braised celery root and carrot, carrot juice syrup, black trumpet mushrooms
    $41.00
  • Creekstone Farms Beef and Braised Shortribs Black truffle - mushroom puree and pickled turnips
    $35.00
  • Arroz De Pato Duck confit, chouriço, black olive, orange and duck cracklins
    $31.00
  • House Salt Cod Spring peas, chouriço, catskill mt. ramps and smoked mussels
    $36.00
  • Maine Halibut Broccoli rabe, bell pepper, ginger, hazelnut
    $42.00

Dessert

  • Sonhos Portuguese 'little dreams' beignets with chocolate caramel sauce and passionfruit custard
  • Guanaja Namelaka Blueberry, caramel, milk ice cream
  • Tio Anibal's Rice Pudding Candied pecans, apples, raisins, orange marmalade, licor beirao
  • Vacherin Lemon thyme, mandarin, goat yogurt
  • Ice Cream and Sorbets Daily selection
  • Our Cheese Plate São Jorge, Zimbro, Persillé de Rambouillet, Lemon marmalade and grilled sweet potato bread
    $12.00

Coffee and Tea

  • Serendipitea Tea Chamomile, Jasmine, Mint, Green, Darjeeling
    $5.00
  • Stumptown Coffee, Hair Bender
    $4.00
  • Nespresso, Leggero Espresso, Macchiato
    $4.00
  • Cappuccino, Latte
    $5.00

Dessert Cocktail

  • Cocktail De Sombremesa Rittenhouse Rye, Disaronno Amaretto, Cream, Pistachio
    $16.00

Wine List

White Wine

Portugal

  • Quinta do Monte d'Oro "Lybra" Viognier- Arinto, Lisboa 2013
    Btl $50.00
  • Niepoort "Dócil", Loureiro, Vinho Verde 2016
    Btl $65.00
  • Niepoort "Redoma", Rabigato, Côdega do Larinho-Viosinho-Dozelino-Gouveio, Douro Valley 2015
    Btl $68.00
  • Quinta do Perdigão, Encruzado, Dão 2014
    Btl $70.00
  • Luis Pato, Vinha Formal, Bical-Cercial, Bairrada 2013
    Btl $70.00
  • Esporão Reserva, Antão Vaz- Roupeiro, Alentejo 2015
    Btl $75.00
  • Foz de Arouce, Sercial, Beiras 2011
    Btl $96.00
  • Caves São João "Poco do Lobo" Arinto, Beiras, Bairrada 1995
    Btl $98.00
  • Herdade do Rocim, Olho de Mocho, Reserva, Antão Vaz, Vidigueira, Alentejo 2011
    Btl $100.00

Spain

  • La Miranda Secastilla, Garnacha Blanca 2013
    Btl $55.00
  • Purulio, Vino Blanco, Granada 2015
    Btl $56.00
  • Ronsel do Sil, "Ourive", Godello, Ribeira Sacra 2013
    Btl $86.00
  • Vinos de Benjamin Romeo, Predicador, Viura, Rioja 2014
    Btl $95.00
  • Quinta da Muradella, Crianza Oxidativa, Doña Blanca 2009
    Btl $170.00

France

  • Pouilly-Fumé, Gilles Chollet, Loire Valley 2014
    Btl $65.00
  • Domaine des Sansonnets, Pouilly -Fuissé, Chardonnay, Burgundy 2014
    Btl $92.00
  • Domaine Jean Goulley & Fils, Chablis Premier Cru, Chardonnay, Burgundy 2014
    Btl $120.00
  • Domaine Ballot Millot & Fils, Meursault, Chardonnay, Burgundy 2014
    Btl $145.00
  • Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe "La Crau" Rhône Valley 2014
    Btl $187.00

United States

  • Clos Saron "Carte Blanche" Albarino, Alvarinho, Sierra Foothills, California 2014
    Btl $105.00

Rose' Wine

  • Casa de Mouraz, Dão, Portugal 2015
    Btl $44.00
  • Bodegas Barranco Oscuro "Salmon I do" Rosado contracorriente, Pinot Noir, La Alpujarra, Andalucia, Spain 2014
    Btl $55.00
  • Quinta do Perdigão, Touriga Nacional-Jaen, Alfrocheiro-Tinta Roriz, Dão Portugal 2014
    Btl $65.00
  • Clos Cibonne, Tibouren, Provence 2014
    Btl $70.00

Champagne

  • Pierre Peters, "Cuvee Reserve" Grand Cru Brut, Cote des Blancs, Champagne NV
    Btl $160.00
  • Tarlant, "La Vigne d'Or, Brut Nature, Vallée de La Marne 2003
    Btl $295.00

Sparkling Wine

  • Sidónio de Sousa, Branco Brut Nature, "Special Cuvée,"
    Btl $60.00
  • Rosė Aphros, "Pan", Vinhao, Vinho Verde 2012
    Btl $65.00
  • Red, Aphros, Sparkling Grande Reserve Brut 'Yakkos', Vinhao, Vinho Verde 2006
    Btl $72.00
  • Red, Aphros 'Super-Reserva Brut', Vinhao, Vinho Verde NV
    Btl $80.00

Spain

  • Bodegas Barranco Oscuro, La Traviesa "Burbujas" Vigiriega, Granada 2015
    Btl $60.00
  • Cava, Vilarnau, Brut Reserva, Catalunya NV
    Btl $60.00
  • Cava, Rose, Raventos I Blanc "de Nit", Conca del Riu Anoia NV
    $65.00
  • Barranco Oscuro Brut, Vigirega, Methode Traditional, Andalucia 2012
    Btl $85.00

Red Wine

  • Filipa Pato, Post Quercus Baga, Beiras ***500ML 2014
    Btl $52.00
  • Quinta de Viçosa "Single Vineyard" Aragonez-Petit Verdot, Alentejo 2012
    Btl $50.00
  • Foz de Arouce, Baga, Beiras 2012
    Btl $65.00
  • Monte da Casteleja, Classico Tinto, Bastardo, Alfrocheiro, Algrave 2013
    Btl $72.00
  • Caves Sao Joao, "Porta dos Cavaleiros", Dao Tinto 1980
    Btl $90.00
  • Filipa Pata, Beiras Tinto "Nossa" 2013
    Btl $82.00
  • Quinta de Lemos, Jaen, Dão 2009
    Btl $86.00
  • Niepoort, Charme Tinto Niepoot, Redoma, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Douro 2012
    Btl $95.00
  • Monte dos Cabaços Reserva, Alicante Bouschet-Touriga Nacional-Shiraz, Alentejo 2008
    Btl $96.00
  • Luis Pato, Quinta do Moinho, Baga, Beiras, Bairrada 2001
    Btl $115.00
  • Prats & Symington, Chryseia, Touriga Nacional- Touriga Franca, Douro 2013
    Btl $185.00

Spain

  • Purulio, Vino de Tinto de Espana 2013
    Btl $44.00
  • Priorat, Alvaro Palacios, Camins de Priorat, Catalunya
    Btl $56.00
  • Ronsel do Sil, "Vel'uveyra", Mencia, Ribeira Sacra 2014
    Btl $56.00
  • Priorat, Ardevol, "Anjoli", Catalunya 2012
    Btl $72.00
  • Foz de Arouce, Baga, Beiras 2012
    Btl $65.00
  • Ardevol, "Anjoli", Catalunya, Priorat 2012
    Btl $72.00
  • Bodega Barranco Oscuro, Vino de Espana, "El Canto de Mirlo", Merlot, Andalucia 2012
    Btl $80.00
  • Bodegas Señorío de Barahonda, El Remate, Monastrell, Murcia ***500ML 2011
    Btl $88.00
  • Rioja Reserva, Remelluri 2010
    Btl $88.00
  • Proirat, Alvaro Palacios "Les Terrasses VV" Cataluyna 2014
    $112.00
  • Rioja Reserva, Lopez de Heredia "Viña Tondonia" 2004
    Btl $124.00

France

  • Arbois Pupillin, Phillip Bornard "Le Ginglet" Trosseau, Jura 2013
    Btl $60.00
  • Antoine Lienhardt, Côtes de Nuits - Villages Les Essards, Pinot Noir, Burgundy 2013
    Btl $100.00
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau Maucoil "Privilege" Rhone Valley 2010
    Btl $135.00
  • Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Virgine de Valandraud, Bordeaux 2010
    $160.00

USA

  • Hendry, "Hendry Vineyard", Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2013
    Btl $140.00

Dessert Menu

Dessert

  • Sonhos Portuguese 'little dreams' beignets with chocolate caramel sauce and passionfruit custard
  • Guanja Namkelaka Blueberry, caramel, milk ice cream
  • Tio Anibal's Rice Pudding Candied pecans, apples, raisins, orange marmalade, licor beirao
  • Vacherin Lemon thyme, mandarin, goat yogurt
  • Ice Creams and Sorbets Daily selection
  • Our Cheese Plate são jorge, persille de rambouillet, apple butter and grilled sweet potato bread

Coffee and Tea

  • Serendipitea Tea Chamomile, Jasmine, Mint, Green, Darjeeling
    $5.00
  • Stumptown Coffee, Hair Bender
    $4.00
  • Nespresso, Leggero Espresso, Macchiato
    $4.00
  • Cappuccino, Latte
    $5.00

Dessert Cocktail

  • Cocktail De Sombremesa Rittenhouse Rye, Disaronno Amaretto, Cream, Pistachio
    $16.00

Wine By The Glass

Rose'

  • Folias de Baco "Uivo", Pinot Noir, Duriense IGP Douro Valley, Portugal
    $14.00

Red

  • Niepoort, "Vertente", Touriga National, Jaen 2014 Dao, Portugal
    $16.00
  • Quinta de Lemos, Jaen, 2009 Dao, Portugal
    $18.00
  • Lavradore de Feitoria, Tinta Roriz-Touriga Franca- Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, 2014 Douro Valley, Portugal
    $13.00
  • Morgon, Dominique Piron "Côte de Py" Gamay, Cru de Beaujolais Burgundy, France
    $15.00
  • Roija Crianza, Abando Spain
    $15.00

Coravin Reserve Red Wines

  • Clos Cibonne, Tibouren, Rose, Provence 2014
    3oz $14.00
    Gl $24.00
  • Ardevol, Coma d'en Romeu, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Garnacha, Carinena, Catalonia 2009
    3oz $16.00
    Gl $24.00

Sparkling

  • Vilarnau, Cava, Brut Reserva Spain
    $13.00
  • Sidónio de Sousa, Branco Brut Nature, "Special Cuvée Bairrada, Portugal
    $15.00

White

  • Txakolina, Gorrondona, Hondarribi Zuri-Hondarribi Beltza 2015 Spain
    $13.00
  • Pares Balta "Cosmic" Xarel-Lo-Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Penedes, Spain
    $15.00
  • Lasso Branco, Ferñao Pires and Arinto, 2014 Lisboa, Portugal
    $14.00
  • Nieuwpoort "Dócil", Loureiro, Vingo Verde 2016 Portugal
    $14.00
  • Esporão, Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro, Alentejo 2015 Vinho Verde
    $15.00

Coravin

  • Caves São João "Poco do Lobo" Arinto, Beiras, Bairrada 1995
    3oz $16.00
    5oz $25.00
  • Herdade do Rocim, Olho de Mocho, Reserva, Antão Vaz, Vidigueira, Alentejo 2011
    3oz $16.00
    5oz $25.00

Cocktails

Specialty Cocktails

  • Rosa dos Ventos Tito's Vodka, Yellow Chartreuse, Rose Water
  • Pérola de Aromática Exotico Tequila, Licor Beiråo, Chamomile - Vanilla Caviar
  • Nublado Tanqueray Gin, Luxardo, Champagne Foam
  • Fumarento Anis Bulliet Bourbon, Amaro, Ferreira Duque Anise
  • Escora de Espumante Cachaca, Drambuie, St. Germain, La Traviesa Sparkling Wine
  • Outono em Portugal Tequila, Lillet Rose, Angustura Bitters, Lemon
  • Cocktail de Sobremesa Rittenhouse Rye, Disaronno Amaretto, Cream, Pistachio

Mocktails

  • Black Templo de Tamarindo Tamarind Drinking Vinegar, Blackberries, Mint
  • Gengiore Hortela Fizz Ginger Beer, Lemon, Lime and Q Ginger Ale

Beer

Draught

  • Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yellow Pils, 5.3% ABV, 12oz
    Gl $9.00

Bottled Beer

  • Superbock, Portugal, 5.2% ABV 12oz
    Gl $6.00
  • Flagship Brewing Company, American IPA, Staten Island, 6.9% ABV, 12oz
    Gl $8.00

Sherry

  • Amontillado, Bodegas Hidalgo, Napoleon, NV
    $14.00
  • Palo Cortado, Bodegas Cesar Florido, "Pena del Aquila"
    $21.00
  • Amontillado, Bodega Hidalgo, Napoleon, 30 years
    $40.00

Tawny Port

  • Kopke Colheita 2000
    $14.00
  • Kopke Colheita 1999
    $14.00
  • Kopke Colheita 1987
    $16.00
  • Kopke Colheita 1985
    $16.00
  • Kopke Colheita 1981
    $23.00
  • Kopke Colheita 1963
    $24.00
  • Quinta de Infantado
    $14.00
  • Quinta de Infantado LBV
    $16.00
  • Quinta de Infantado 20 year
    $18.00
  • Casa de Santa Eufemia 10 year
    $14.00
  • Casa de Santa Eufemia 30 year
    $18.00

Ruby Port

  • Quinta de Infantado Ruby Port
    $18.00

White Port

  • Kopke Fine White Port
    $14.00
  • Quinta de Infantado White Port
    $14.00

Madeira

  • Rare Wine Co. New York Malmsey
    $16.00
  • Rare Wine Co. Boston Bual
    $16.00
  • Rare Wine Co. Savannah Verdelho
    $16.00
  • Rare Wine Co. Charleston Sercial
    $16.00
  • Rare Wine Co. Baltimore Rainwater
    $16.00

Amari, Grappa & Liqueurs

Amari

  • Amaro Ciao Ciaro
    Gls $7.00
  • Cynar
    Gls $8.00
  • Fernet Branca
    Gls $12.00
  • Branca Menta
    Gls $11.00
  • Nardini
    Gls $11.00
  • Nonino
    Gls $18.00
  • Zucca
    Gls $8.00

Liqueurs

  • St Elizabeths All Spice Dram
    Gls $11.00
  • Baileys
    Gls $14.00
  • Benedectine
    Gls $14.00
  • Chambord
    Gls $13.00
  • Amaretto Disaronno
    Gls $14.00
  • Drambuie
    Gls $20.00
  • Frangelico
    Gls $14.00
  • Grand Manier
    Gls $15.00
  • Kahlua
    Gls $13.00
  • Luxardo Marashino
    Gls $14.00
  • Sambuca Romana
    Gls $14.00
  • St Germain
    Gls $14.00
  • Germain-Robin Abinthe Superieure, Napa Valley
    Gls $30.00

Grappa

  • Nonino, Moscato
    Gls $25.00
  • Suprema, Tocai
    Gls $20.00

Whiskey

American

  • Bulleit Bourbon
    $14.00
  • Woodford Reserve
    $15.00
  • Knob Creek
    $14.00
  • Makers Mark
    $13.00
  • Michter's Bourbon
    $15.00
  • Jack Daniels
    $12.00

Rye

  • Rittenhouse
    $12.00
  • Michter's Rye
    $15.00
  • Templeton
    $15.00
  • Crown Royale Rye
    $15.00

Scotch

Single Malt

  • Macallan, 12 years
    Gls $18.00
  • Macallan, 18 years
    Gls $50.00
  • Highland Park, 15 years
    Gls $24.00
  • Lagavulin, 16 years
    Gls $24.00
  • Oban, 14 years
    Gls $21.00
  • Talisker, 10 Years
    Gls $26.00

Blended Scotch

  • Johnny Walker Black
    Gls $16.00
  • Dewars White Labe
    Gls $12.00
  • Glenmorangie
    Gls $15.00
  • Glenmorangie Sherry Cask
    Gls $18.00
  • Pig's Nose
    Gls $11.00

Other Whiskey

  • Jameson, Ireland
    Gls $13.00
  • Canadian Club, Canada
    Gls $12.00

Vodka, Gin, Rum and Tequila

Vodka

  • Tito's, Corn, Austin,TX
    $13.00
  • Stolichnaya Gluten Free, Russia
    $14.00
  • Ketle One, Wheat, Netherland
    $14.00
  • Belvedere, Rye, Poland
    $15.00
  • Grey Goose, France
    $15.00
  • Death's Door, Wisconsin
    $15.00

Gin and Genevere

  • Tanqueray, England
    $12.00
  • Bols Genevere, Holland
    $13.00
  • Dorothy Parker, Brooklyn
    $13.00
  • Plymouth, England
    $14.00
  • Hendricks, Scotland
    $15.00
  • Bombay Saphire, England
    $15.00
  • Nolet's, Netherlands
    $15.00

Rum

  • Rhum JM, Agricole, Martinique
    $12.00
  • Don Q White Rum, Puerto Rico
    $12.00
  • Mount Gay, Barbados
    $12.00
  • Goslings, Bermuda
    $12.00
  • Ron Zacapa Centenario, 23 year old
    $14.00
  • Ron Zacapa Centenario XO, Guatemala
    $44.00
  • Flor de Caña, 18 year old, Nicaragua
    $18.00

Tequila

  • Avion, Blanco
    $16.00
  • Partida, Blanco
    $17.00
  • Herradura, Reposado
    $18.00
  • Don Julio, Blanco
    $18.00
  • Excellia, Reposado
    $22.00
  • Don Amado, Reposado
    $22.00
  • Don Julio, Reposado
    $22.00
  • Casa Dragones, Joven
    $55.00

Mezcal and Cachaça

Cachaça

  • Avua Prata, Rio de Janeiro
    $13.00
  • Avua Amburana, Rio de Janeiro
    $18.00
  • Yaguara, Santa Catarina
    $15.00

Mezcal

  • Din Amado, Reposado, Minero
    $18.00

Brandy

Cognac and Armagnac

  • Guillon-Painturaud VSOP
    $16.00
  • Hine VSOP
    $21.00
  • Nisme-Delclou VSOP
    $14.00
  • Nismes-Delclou 1965
    $42.00
  • Nismes-Delclou 1956
    $80.00

Other Brandy

  • Cardenal Mendoza, Spain
    $20.00
  • Lairds Applejack
    $8.00

Calvados

  • Adrien Camut, Pommeau, Calvados du Pays d'Auge
    $15.00
  • Adrien Camut, 6 years old, Calvados du Pays d'Auge
    $24.00

Pisco

  • Barsol, Peru
    $9.00

Non-Alcoholic, Coffee and Tea

Juice and Soda

  • Cranberry, Pineapple, Grapefruit
    $4.00
  • House-made Lemonade
    $6.00
  • Arnold Palmer
    $6.00
  • Coke & Diet Coke
    $4.00
  • Sprite
    $4.00
  • Q Ginger Beer
    $5.00
  • Q Tonic
    $4.00
  • Q Ginger Ale
    $4.00
  • Q Grapefruit Soda
    $4.00

Mocktail

  • Templo de Morango Pomegranate pomegranate drinking vinegar, strawberry, kiwi and Q club soda
    $8.00
  • Geniore Hortela Fizz ginger drinking vinegar, lemon, lime and Q ginger ale
    $8.00

Coffee and Tea

  • Serendipitea Tea Chamomile, Jasmine, Mint, Green, Earl Grey & Darjeeling
    $5.00
  • Iced Tea
    $4.00
  • Stumptown Coffee, Hair Bender
    $4.00
  • Nespresso, Leggero Espresso
    $4.00
  • Macchiato
    $4.00
  • Cappuccino
    $5.00
  • Latte
    $5.00

Tasting Menu

Chef's Tasting Menu

  • Petiscos
  • Oyster and Green Apple Tartare Perigord black truffles, oyster gelee, cucumber and Meyer Lemon puree
  • Mackerel En Escabeche Hokkaido sea urchin, combo broth, radish and shiso
  • Shrimp Alhinho garlic, pimenton, red bell pepper juice, pressed shrimp jus
  • Charcoal-grilled Bacalhau pickled pearl onion, white bean puree and cilantro
  • Duck Breast black trumpet mushroom, swiss chard, daikon radish, glazed with black currant
  • Zimbro Cheese Meyer lemon, grilled sweet potato bread
  • Tio Anibal's Rice Pudding candied pecans, apples, raisins, orange marmalade, licor berirao

31 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (212) 675-7223
  • Private Dining Room: Yes