Tuesday, July 21, 2015
DRINK: FIRST LOOK AT ANGEL OF HARLEM
Angel is mainly a lounge space so the 60 seats includes a large bar along with smaller tables and banquets around the perimeter of the room. Our window table provided a great view of the room and had ample sunlight in the early evening hours which was perfect for an early summer outing. Cocktails are set at $12 which seems to be the standard these days and we ordered a watermelon basil offering which had the right balance of dryness and sweetness. A full menu is still under works but a handful of plates such as the Cuban sandwich with plantain chips provided enough for the dinner hour. Everything is pretty solid here and the proprietors who are also the owners of Corner Social really know how to get a bar scene together since Angel was moderately busy by the time we left.
Overall the new establishment is a great addition to this formerly sleepy corner of South Harlem and the forthcoming menu by Chef Banks White should be something to look out for when everything is up and running at full capacity.