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Posted by Gastronomical Liz on 07/10/2007
I took my friend here today for her nineteenth birthday; we were seated immediately and were asked what we'd like to order quite quickly. I had the picnic platter, with a selection of norimaki, kinpira, live curried cashew spread, walnut lentil pate, and various crudite. While all of this was delicious, I felt quite hungry afterwards (perhaps this is because my non-vegan stomach needs some cheese and bread to satisfy it). However, due to the fact that service was kind, not at all intrusive, and generous with water refills, I would certainly return; I want to get my hands on one of the more expensive entrees when not worrying about treating my friend. ^_^
Posted by Anonymous on 05/23/2007
I completely disagree with the review below.....of course the restaurant you went to years ago will change with the times! You should be happy for a small-business owner that her spot has become popular! It's unrealistic to think that your version of things will always remain static. I eat at Angelica often and always find the food to be lovely and well-priced considering it is all organic. Also, the servers are both attentive and friendly, but not fake-nice or phony like some restaurants. I don't want my server to be my friend, just be informed and provide me with a nice experience, and I am never dissapointed at Angelica Kitchen.....As someone who has worked in the service industry before, I truly appreciate the relaxed, yet friendly atmosphere.
Posted by didi on 05/20/2007
good solid food for a great value. the wait was too long but I would definitely go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/02/2007
A lot has changed at Angelica..but not for the better. Live in the east village and used to go there several times a week for lunch and dinner, for several years. Took a two year hiatus because I was out of town a whole bunch. And when I was in town, I wanted to try new restaurants, as a lot of vegetarian cuisine has been popping up lately in Manhattan. It was always a very laid back, quiet meal, with nicely spaced out tables. When I arrived at 5pm on a Sunday, I couldnt even get into the restaurant because it was so packed. On a rainy SUNDAY!! The tables were so squished together that diners practically eat with one another's tables, and the place is loud, with uptowners and midtowners and out of towners. Used to love the "no cell phone" policy. But it doesnt make a difference..cause noboy would notice if you were on a cell phone anyhow. It used to be lots of villagers in their no-makeup look, and easygoing attitude. Now its people all dressed up for a night on the town, stilettos and hairdos. The waiter was so pretentious. All the waiters and waitresses were very condescending. The whole atmosphere ruined my meal, even though the food was delcious. The menu is twice as large as it used to be. They've added a whole bunch of other items, and their daily specials list is very large. I had to get the chili again, as it used to be my favorite dish. But it came out cold! That was another disappointment. I didnt bother to ask the waiter to take back the soup, cause I didnt want to get a snarky look and roll of the eyeballs. The cornbread is amazing. Hummus is delicious. My friend had a tempeh sandwich that was unbelievably good. Their drink selection is great too..got some kind of cider cranberry tea thing that was great. The prices have skyrocketed. A bowl of soup for $14.00!
Posted by trenker on 03/23/2007
Angelica is a consistent staple in the East Village for thoughful, fresh and healthy food. The envirnoment it open, airy, calm and very pleasing, even when its busy. Reliable items like the tastey sandwiches, appetizers, soups, assortment of breads, desserts and yes...even the Dragon Bowls keep me coming back for simple, clean and satisfying food. The Dragon Bowl may be bland to some, but to me, it is a blessing to get simple basics from time to time...and I find the light dressings to add quite enough pizzaz! For someone looking for more adventuresome fare, try the creative and filling specials. The Chili is great, and the raw foods selection refreshing. While the staff could be a little warmer, they are generally attentive and helpful. I am glad New York has a place like this!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/29/2007
The food was very flavorless. Dragon bowl turned to be a big disapointment. the dressing for your salad was puree grass. My taste buds were not satisfied. it was 12.50 for a wee dragon, and 16 for a dragon which is maining just broiled vegetables. the only good thing i could say was the mash potatoe. that mixture was absolutly yummy! on the value side, i wouldn't say it was really worth it.
Posted by yipi on 11/10/2006
Angelica's Kitchen is tasty, cozy and enjoyable to be a customer there. It has a certain spirit and natural energy that when you dine there, you feel good about the "clean" food you are eating. When surrounded by such as comfortable setting, it is no wonder management does not allow cell phone use. Kudos to them. It is nice to know you can go there and not leave with a headache from listening to all of the self-important people out there, who always have to be connected. There are places few and far between these days, that you can dine in peace, without someone at the next table yapping away on their phone. It is distrupting and rude, and the reviewer prior who is annoyed with their policy, perhaps should try another restaurant. As a loyal customer of Angelica's Kitchen, I appreciate their policy and I hope they never change it.