Last week, for a friend’s birthday, we decided to check out Angel of Harlem, a cute American restaurant with Latin and Caribbean influences, in Harlem. By word of mouth, I heard that the restaurant served a delicious and “lit” brunch, which after my experience last week, I can vouch, is accurate.
For starters, the food was fantastic, bursting with delicious flavors. All of the food had an appetizing presentation, especially the chicken and waffles, which everyone around us was ordering.
I ended up ordering the skirt steak, accompanied with eggs, sliced potatoes and this tasty spicy sauce. The steak was well-seasoned and was a good portion/quality for a brunch steak. My friend ordered the shrimp and grits, which were smothered in a delicious red based broth. This was also an excellent choice.
For an extra $20, you can opt for the bottomless brunch (i.e. Mimosas, Sangria or Rum Punch). My drink of choice was the rum punch, which was strong and delicious. Because the drink kept flowing, I felt like “I got my bang for my buck“.
As far as the crowd goes, it was a true black melting pot, a mixture of young professionals, singles, couples and a gay scene. The DJ kept us going! By 5 p.m. they had to lock the doors because the restaurant was at capacity.
Overall, this brunch was fantastic! The DJ was awesome, the ambiance and crowd was unpretentious/fun and the food was delicious. If you’re looking for a fun, local brunch party in Harlem, I recommend you try Angel of Harlem.
Check out some pictures below.
Angel of Harlem
Address: 2272 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY, 10027
Cuisine: American, Caribbean