Get ready, food fans: Borgata today announced the May 6th grand opening of Michael Symon‘s newest restaurant, Angeline. Named after his mother Angel, the newest addition to Borgata’s all-star dining lineup will feature classic Italian-American dishes in a welcoming setting.
Angeline taps into Symon’s Sicilian roots with a menu of simple, bold recipes classically crafted with fresh ingredients and prideful attention to detail. Every dish is inspired by the James Beard Award winner’s heritage and personal history. The menu is approachable, with red-sauce style favorites such as Mom’s Meatballs, Porchetta with Mustard Fruit and Linguini & Clams with Pancetta & Chili Flakes. A focal point of the restaurant’s kitchen is the wood-fire grill on which dishes like the Grilled Swordfish Sicilian Style and the Lamb Chops with Fennel & Mint are artfully primed. Dinner culminates with a variety of delectable desserts including Strawberry Cassata Cake and Bomboloni, a warm Italian fried doughnut filled with Nutella and rolled in sugar.
“This restaurant is so close to my heart, and takes me back to sitting around the family table as a kid, chowing down on my mom’s lasagna,” said Symon. “Angeline’s menu is a modern version of the Italian comfort food I grew up with, served with passionate hospitality in a space that gives off that same warm, cozy feeling.”
Symon’s long-time mixologist collaborator Dr. David Earle has created Angeline’s signature cocktails like the Borgata Spritz – a light and refreshing beverage made with Cappelletti Aperitivo, San Pellegrino Chinatto, Contratto Bianco Vermouth, and Rosemary; and the Rossini Cassata Cocktail, a fruity, but not too sweet concoction made with Reggiano Sparkling Lambrusco, Strawberry puree, Mahina Coco Rum and White Chocolate garnish.
Angeline will also be a feast for the eyes, with an interior designed by New York-based firm Parts and Labor Design and Michael’s wife and business partner, Liz Symon. The stylish restaurant is comprised of several intimate spaces, each separated by custom glass and steel glazing walls, with a dark, lusty color palette featuring deep woods and rich green leather. An illuminated custom bar and bottle display is seen through the urban-style front facade which leads into a wide entryway marked with mosaic tile flooring and a display case for salumi. The sophisticated main dining room is beyond the front bar with a rear dining area located adjacently. Separated by tiled partitions, the rear dining room has caramel leather banquettes wrapping the surrounding walls set beneath a large pane of glass, offering views of the restaurant’s striking wine wall.
Angeline by Michael Symon, located at 1 Borgata Way, will be open for dinner service Wednesday through Monday. Reservations beginning in May are available to book now by calling 609.317.1000 or by visiting theborgata.com.