If there’s one place that has made surviving this dining in sub-zero weather not only bearable but something sought-after all winter, it’s Don Angie. Far beyond the requisite space heater, this restaurant has made the socially distanced dining experience actually social, with cabins designed so you can see the people around you, outside your pod. Like Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen, who dine there frequently with friends. And we haven’t even gotten started on the stellar food.
We think you’ve seen inside people’s souls this pandemic, and what restaurants especially, are made of. Don Angie has shown that they are in it, to win it. We’re not grading them on a pandemic scale either, which given how insane out of a science fiction novel this past year has been, has required an adjustment to expectations, even at the top Michelin restaurants in the city. Actually, especially at the top restaurants in the city. We would venture to say that Don Angie is just as good, maybe even better, than pre-2020. Right now they’re running a black truffle dumpling special pasta, which is what gluten dreams are made of. Other standouts are the garlic flatbread, and they even make their charcuterie and cheese platter something unique and special. The chrysanthemum salad is a must, even for those who don’t eat greens, and just give in and order every pasta on the menu. There are some unusual combinations too, like the smoked mussels and sopressini, which you don’t see anywhere else. Their lasagna is the stuff legends are made of, where once they make it their own, by creating wheels versus layers of this classic dish.