From $50 to $74
Aldea
31 W. 17th St., New York 10011 Driving directions
MICHELIN Guide 2018
Mediterranean

MICHELIN Guide

A perfect climate and great scenery— it’s easy to see the appeal of life on the Mediterranean. George Mendes’ cheerful restaurant may not transport you there, but you will leave feeling as though your serotonin levels have received a timely boost. Those who like to eat while deciding what to eat will delight in an appealing petisco or snack—the crisp and refreshing gin and tonic macaron for example—served to kick off the four-course meal. The menu reflects the seasons and is full of dishes to match that Southern European climate: they are bright, sunny, and you feel they are doing you good. Nothing says the Med more than bacalhau—here served grilled and set over earthy-sweet sunchoke purée, finished tableside with enriched soy sauce. The kitchen is equally adept at more warming, comforting dishes—try the grilled quail with butternut squash and pumpkin seeds. Aim for items that remain truer to their Portuguese heritage rather than Japanese embellishments. The restaurant comes decorated with birch wood and shades of blue and is spread over two narrow rooms. Thanks to the open kitchen, the first floor has more buzz, but ask for the more intimate mezzanine level if on a date. - MICHELIN guide inspectors
  • One MICHELIN Star : High quality cooking, worth a stop! Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.
  • Good standard.

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