Staten Island is the underdog when it comes to the five boroughs. If these five places were all people, Staten Island would be the quiet one who has a lot of hidden talents but, again, doesn’t talk about them. Only accessible by the Staten Island Ferry, it has one of the prettiest to and fro journeys. A scenic ride across the Hudson? Yes, please.
Apart from providing stellar views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Lower Manhattan, Staten Island has amazing food too!
If you’re feeling peckish for some new food, take a trip from Philadelphia to New York and get on a ferry to Staten Island! We promise it’ll be worth your while.
Here’s a list of some of the best restaurants in Staten Island:
381 Van Duzer St, Staten Island, NY 10304, USA
A mixture of Mediterranean, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian cuisines cooked in chef Silva Popaz’s own style. Walk in for the Vida Bites: Pulled pork, pico de gallo and crostini schmeared with avocado!
2. Bayou Restaurant
1072 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
A Cajun-Creole restaurant with the craziest brunch! A $25 multi-coursed brunch with complimentary cocktails and live jazz performances. The seafood jambalaya and the Elba Blues (pork tenderloin) are favorite among the regulars.
3. Enoteca Maria
27 Hyatt St, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA
An Italian affair with a rotating menu! The staff is from different parts of Italy and whoever cooks, makes a regional specialty. No matter who the chef is, you can expect a stellar dish each time.