For Ethiopians in NYC, Abyssinia will transport you back home. The restaurant feels built from living love for the food, the spaces, and the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Think platters of injera, lamb awaze tibs, and gomey served up on white tablecloths that feel homey, not fancy. Throughout the menu you’ll find robust, spicy flavor and meat simmered to tender perfection (but there’s also a wide selection of delicious vegetarian options, including a combination platter of 100% vegan dishes). Service is clearly a priority. Staff not only pay attention to every detail of your meal, but also meet customers with sweetness and warmth. More than a refuge from the city, dining at Abyssinia feels like a revival of Ethiopia, far beyond the country’s borders.