Gabriel’s Gate has been around for 50 years, located in one of the original Tift Row Homes built in 1864 in the Allentown District. Inside it’s a mix of antique and hunting lodge. Between the various objects, old wood booths, tin ceiling, lowered lighting, music in the background and stuffed heads it’s worth going to just to look around. The large bar in the back room is solidly covered with decorations. There is a patio when weather permits and fireplaces when it doesn’t. But they are also a local favorite for Buffalo wings. However, service is a huge issue and really slow.
They offer lots of items besides wings but that was what we were there to try. We had a single order of 10 wings. It came with tasty blue cheese dressing in a plastic container, one stalk of celery and a couple real carrot sticks. The difference in these wings is they are fried first and then sauced. That gave them a crisp exterior yet kept the meat moist. The sauce on them had a good amount of hotness but not too much and I’m sure they can ramp it up if you request. They were good but it took forever to get them.