Reviews written by Jonathan
Registered on Nov 20 06
everything tastes a bit off:
90% of the food is extremely bland, and in bad need of salt and spice.
on the other hand, stuff like the 'citrus seitan sensation' is just way too tart
prices haven't gone up since rezoning , as they have with other places, but portions have gotten smaller. its just not a filling meal.
some days they don't use too much oil, and they're a 9
other days food swims in it, and they're a 7
so i give it an 8 on average
just to note: you can get in and out for $8 on an entree alone. appetizers are around $4 a piece. the lemongrass soup is amazing.
I give angelica a 10. Its really great.
The specials are just amazing- they're ~$14 a pop, but gigantic platters that are more than filling and always well done.
The sandwiches on the other hand, aren't all that great and pretty overpriced.
I gave it a 1.
Chickpea is just a nicer version of mcdonalds with veggie options. the falafel was nothing special; the balls weren't seasoned all too well, the pita was an off texture-- the salad inside was surprisingly good though.
They seem to cater to delivery & nyu. When i went about 12 people were working , and there were 3 people who had ordered in the store. deliveries rushed in and out on phone & messenger, but a simple falafel took about 30 minutes to make.
You can get better and cheaper Mediterranean at any corner falafel joint in the east village.
First off, the wine selection is overpriced and not that good -- they could do a far better job on it. They also do short-pours on the wine. Most wine bars in the area will pull 6-8 glasses off a bottle, they seem to go for 8-12.
I found the entrees to be overpriced and a bit bland. The lentil walnut spread on foccaccia (i think) was a standout though.
The casual, cheaper, restaurant will set you back ~10 a person for dinner + appetizers.
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