Party Earth Review A Japanese-inspired hideaway with an almost Victorian sense of propriety, Angel’s Share is a unique sanctuary where calm conversation and a true respect for artisanal cocktails draw a sophisticated clientele. Patrons who... ... read full review
8 Stuyvesant Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
6: Astor Place-4th Avenue; N, R: 8th Street-New York University-Broadway
East Village, New York –
A Japanese-inspired hideaway with an almost Victorian sense of propriety, Angel’s Share is a unique sanctuary where calm conversation and a true respect for artisanal cocktails draw a sophisticated clientele.
Patrons who manage to ferret out the unmarked entrance through the Village Yokocho Japanese restaurant will find a small but elegant space whose list of Eastern etiquette mandates is almost as long as their renowned cocktail menu, and includes such rules as no groups over four people, no standing, no talking loudly, and no cell phones – and those who don’t follow the rules risk being scolded by the staff.
For the discreet friends and lovers who gather at this intimate lounge, however, the result is a serene and secluded atmosphere perfect for civilized conversation or whispered sweet nothings.
Well-heeled patrons out for a night with a friend or two tend to gather at the solid oak bar to chat quietly or contemplate the cherubs in the Renaissance-style fresco above the top-shelf liquor, while stylish couples prefer to cozy up at the cocktail tables by the windows, which offer a greater sense of privacy and views of leafy Stuyvesant Street.
Popular with the sophisticated sipping set, the once secret locale now often has a forty-five minute wait on the weekends – patience, perhaps, being the first rule Angel’s Share expects its patrons to follow.
Sophisticated young professionals, small groups, cocktail enthusiasts, and couples on dates, 20s to 40s.
Ambient music ranging from classical to indie rock.
Asian-inspired menu features sashimi, dim sum, and Japanese sausage.
Menu $7–$16. Beer $7+, wine $9+, cocktails $13+, mixed drinks $10+, shots $10+, sake $7–$20.
Cocktail dresses for women, button-downs and slacks for men.
Mid-week for grabbing a drink with no hassles or lines, or Fridays and Saturdays for a packed scene, though the wait can be upwards of forty-five minutes.
Pegu Club (77 West Houston St) is a larger Eastern artisanal cocktail joint with a more boisterous vibe.