This offshoot of the West 57th Street coal-oven pizzeria opens next week in the former Chianti space, which has been furnished with outdoor tables and planters sprouting fresh basil for the signature thin-crust pies. If you're keeping scoreor trying toAngelo's is related to the Patsy's chain, and also Nick's of Forest Hills and Rockville Center fame, but has absolutely nothing to do with Joe, John, or Ray.
1043 Second Avenue, at 55th Street
· Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
This second-story restaurant, whose name is a play on the word loge, is situated on Decade's upstairs balcony and has its own entrance (a glass-sculpted hallway), its own chef (Kenneth Johnson), and its own $45 prix fixe menu, featuring dishes like North African spiced shrimp falafel and red snapper with seven-hour oxtail vinaigrette. Be prepared to spend upwards of $55 for a bottle of wine.
1117 First Avenue, near 61st Street
· Cuisine: Continental