AAA Inspection Details
Overall Score: 3.7
Trendy food skillfully presented in a remarkable setting.
Presentation, Ingredients, Preparation, Menu
Attentiveness, Knowledge, Style, Timeliness, Refinement
Style, Materials, Tables, Seating, Ambience, Comfort
AAA Inspector Notes
Sometimes you can't really tell a book by its cover. Inconspicuously located near the Verrazano Bridge in a humble, mostly residential neighborhood, this gem of a restaurant turns out rich, flavorful Manhattan-quality fare. The creative kitchen excels at exciting diners' taste buds with a one-two knockout punch of fresh ingredients and superb sauces. Standout dishes include Chilean sea bass in risotto, veal osso buco with polenta, and short rib with red wine glaze. Plus there’s a good wine list. Being in Staten Island, historically a mostly Italian-American precinct, the lineup of fresh-made pastas is both prodigious and well executed. Service is highly amiable and the kitchen staff's culinary skills are superb.
1233 Bay St 10305
Casual Dining. Lunch and dinner served. Full bar. Accessibility (Call).