On a recent Friday night, J and I stopped at Angel’s Café on Wilton Drive for dinner. As soon as we entered we could see that Angel’s has a completely different vibe from Simply Delish, which used to be in that location. The space feels larger and has a more…
On a recent Friday night, J and I stopped at Angel’s Café on Wilton Drive for dinner. As soon as we entered we could see that Angel’s has a completely different vibe from Simply Delish, which used to be in that location. The space feels larger and has a more open feel to it. The interior certainly serves the establishment’s name very well, as Owner Angelo Bartolome decorated it nicely with ornate angel statues and paintings. Just past the entrance is a player piano and cozy bar area. Then you move into the dining section which has a large angel statue in the center that was formerly housed in Versace’s Mansion. They also have a few outside tables so that you can watch a parade of men go by as you dine. Angel’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also serves a late night menu. They specialize in American classics but the menu has many tasty bites to choose from.
On the evening that we dined at Angel’s, there was a nice sized crowd and a friendly atmosphere. We sat near the center (practically sharing the table with the gorgeous Versace statue!) and started with Angel’s signature Endive Salad ($6.50), which was very refreshing and had a nicely sweet dressing on top that we especially enjoyed. While perusing the menu, we snacked on the complimentary garlic bread on the table (mmm… garlic bread!). J ordered the Filet Mignon Au Poivre ($22), which was a tender 8 oz. serving topped with tasty creamy sauce and served alongside grilled vegetables and Potatoes Au Gratin. The whole dish was done very well – the steak was fork tender and the Potatoes Au Gratin were a nice touch—I wish more people served Potatoes Au Gratin! I too was feeling carnivorous and went with their half pound USDA Prime Angus Burger ($12.50) and a side of sweet potato fries. The juicy burger and lightly salted sweet potato fries were extremely satisfying – I will definitely be back to order that again.
Angel’s gets its largest crowd at breakfast and it’s easy to see why. They have a large variety of morning delights including their Angel’s Special, which is two eggs, bacon, sausage or ham, two pancakes, and home fries or grits for $8.50. Other favorites include Country Fried Steak, Smoked Salmon and Onion on a Bagel with cream cheese, four kinds of omelets, pancakes, French toast and more. One of the items that really caught my eye was the Strawberry Croissant French Toast ($7.50), which is served open face with cream cheese, fresh strawberries, butter and powdered sugar.
Great lunch specials abound, including the great burger I ordered, NY Style Cheesesteak, Grilled Reuben Sandwich, Brooklyn Sausage, and a variety of wraps and salads.
Angel’s offers happy hour on Thursday nights, which is always a good thing. And theirs is a lot of fun—the give out raffle tickets and prizes and offer 15% off if you dine there that night as well. They have an impressive wine list to choose from, as well as a variety of beer and cocktails made with wine and champagne. They also plan to offer an Open Mic Night in the near future.
Angel’s is a fun and friendly new addition to The Drive. Stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood!