Dinner & A Movie Just Got Better At Estela and the Angelika In Soho
When it comes to describing the restaurant scene, New Yorkers are often master code breakers. Yes, “intimate” is often code for “small,” and yes, “farm-to-table” often means “New American.” Estela, though undersized and overcrowded, is small but mighty. Elegant and laid back, the atmosphere makes the most of the cozy space. The Mediterranean-themed menu is creative and fresh, and while you can’t go wrong, the burrata, beef tartare, and ricotta dumplings are a few of the standouts. The wine list was curated by former Blue Hill at Stone Barns sommelier Thomas Carter, so you know you’re in good hands with any vintage you choose. Pro-tip: the 14 seats at the bar are reserved for walk-ins only and may provide more ample room than table seating, so don’t sweat reservations here.
We’re suckers for a classic dinner-and-a-movie date, so check out the Angelika for a mix of Indie films and the latest foreign releases. With chandeliers, vintage posters, and railroad seating, this theater has an Old Hollywood feel to it that we just adore. Stop in early to the cafe to enjoy coffee, cakes, and pastries before your movie starts. They also offer vegan treats from Sacred Chow.
47 East Houston Street, Manhattan
Angelika Film Center
18 West Houston Street, Manhattan