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Posted by veggiemeggie on 10/22/2006
Being a vegetarian I have scoped out most of the vegetarian fare NYC has to offer. Angelica Kitchen in the grand sceme of things may have the greastest hype, but lacks in other major aspects. For example the limited mindset of the "Vegan-minded" staff creates an uninviting atmosphere. The stict NO policy regarding cell phones is highly uninviting, and over dependance on soy products are major sticking points. (Not every vegetarian is looking to eat a soy product, and Cell phones are a staple now-a-days, Get over it!) On the plus side, it's a good place to go to see people who are anti make-up, anti fashion, and anti mainstream society.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/19/2006
I had not been to Angelica for years and was a little nervous given the recent reviews. The place seems not to have lost a step, however. Service was as flaky as always (in a good way), there was a good-sized crowd (took about half an hour to get a table on a weeknight), and the food was excellent (fresh ingredients, strong flavors, lots of originality). Makes me wonder why I stayed away so long...
Posted by Anonymous on 09/21/2006
I hadn't been to Angelica's for many years and recently went back and ordered a daily special. I have always loved this restaurant and have been consistently delighted and inspired by the wonderful, delicious, creative food. I was so disappointed at my recent trip, though. The rice was inconsistently cooked -- parts crunchy, parts cooked. The meal was just not as "clean" as it used to be. Did the original owner sell the place? I keep wondering. I will go back, though, because it's still the best I know of and I will keep hoping for a better experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/11/2006
I've been there twice. The first time I had the dragon bowl which was good but cold. The food I cook at home is much better. The second time I went, it was about 2:30 p.m. There were three four-person tables available, but they made us wait for a two-person table to become available. When we left two of those tables were still empty. The host was arrogant, patronizing and condescending. I ordered the Reuben, which was supposed to be hot. The plate and bread were chilled, and it had lettuce on it. (Who puts lettuce on a hot sandwich?) It was pretty awful. I got no water refill, and we didn't even ask about dessert because we figured it would take another hour since the service was so slow. I don't mind the prices if I get good food, but the food hasn't been very good.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/17/2006
Good food, not great. A little pricey for what you are getting. Barbeque Tempeh is better elsewhere. Corn Bread is sweet and good.
Posted by eater on 06/19/2006
Forget about whether or not the food is vegan- it just tastes great! Gives you a good-full feeling. Hibiscus tea- yum!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/04/2006
Even if you're not a vegan you should try Angelica. Absolutely delicious and virtually guilt-free!