Staten Island is often referred to as “the forgotten borough.” That’s not true! It might only be because it’s a bit more chill than the rest of New York!
Staten Island has some of the coolest hiking trails, picnic spots, greenery and delicious food options. If you haven’t visited or are planning to try a new restaurant, go to Staten Island for a scrumptious meal or spend a day on the island, exploring nature and good food.
If you stay outside of the city check the bus tracker app or inquire at the DC, Philadelphia or Syracuse bus schedule and get on the ferry to the island already!
Here’s a list of some of the best restaurants in Staten Island:
1. The Phunky Elephant
1271 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
The ultimate burger fix on Staten Island. The one you want is the Honky Tonk burger: two quality 10-ounce chuck patties, fried onions, bacon, cheddar cheese topped with pulled short rib and Barbeque sauce between two freshly toasted brioche buns. YUM.
2. San Rasa
226 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA
If you’re in the mood for curry, come to San Rasa! This Sri Lankan gem is one of the lesser known restaurants on the island with amazing food to offer. Try the Kottu with chicken curry and a mango lassi (a whipped yogurt sweet drink) to beat the heat!
3. Blue Restaurant
1115 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10310, USA
The best part about islands, apart from the beach and the sand is the fresh seafood. Blue Restaurant offers a number of seafood dishes, views of the water and cozy ambiance. Walk in on a Sunday for a supreme $35 clambake.