Abigail’s Opens at 102nd and Broadway

Abigail’s is now open at 2672 Broadway (at West 102nd Street), the space which until recently was home to Street Taco since it opened a little less than two years ago.

Both Street Taco and Abigail’s – which describes itself as a southern California-inspired “neighborhood eatery” – are projects of Fox Lifestyle Hospitality Group, which last month told us that Street Taco “will still be available for takeout and delivery” at the location. They have just confirmed this is still the case.

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Abigail’s will eventually be open throughout the day, serving brunch, lunch and dinner. Right now it’s open from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. but by next week it’s expected to be offering lunch and within a few weeks, brunch.

The restaurant is being overseen by chef Ash Fulk, an Upper West Sider who is originally from the west coast.

“I grew up in California, but I call the Upper West Side home,” Fulk says on the restaurant’s website. “Abigail’s is a blend of the best of both worlds, combining the fresh food from the California coast with the energetic vibe of New York City.”

The funky eclectic decor seems to marry mid-20th century Americana with a rustic farmhouse feel, including a wood beamed ceiling, industrial stools, avant-garde artwork and a white brick wall. A fun feature is a prominent 1960s-style Volkswagen bus at the end of the dining room that serves as a pass-though window for meals coming from the kitchen.

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On the beverage side, the drinks menu is an “homage to ‘80s pop songs,” the restaurant says. “We are highlighting a variety of spirits and fun, unique flavors in our cocktails.”

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The dinner menu offers entrees such as soy-glazed salmon, sesame-encrusted tuna, a vegan cauliflower steak, fish tacos and salads. One south of the border meal sounds enticing: Calle De Mexico features red rice, pinto beans, smashed avocado, carne asada, cilantro, pico de gallo, cortija and crema.

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So far, the reviews are mixed, with customers approving of the atmosphere but saying the prices are a bit steep and the vegan options lacking.

“Service was welcoming, attentive, and quick. We got the fish tacos and smash burger. The fish tacos were flavorful and a bit spicy – some of the better ones we’ve had in NYC. The smash burger had good presentation and was cooked perfectly,” wrote one customer on their Google page.

“Not the best vegan options, but they definitely make up in terms of ambiance,” wrote another, who suggested the vegan meals should have more protein. “I feel that restaurants will think that if you’re veggie or vegan you can sub a cauliflower for a steak or something, but it really doesn’t have the protein content and you sort of leave feeling not as full.”


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