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American Grill

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1180 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10301 40.616581 -74.103019
at Clove Rd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-442-4742 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

americangrillnyc.com

Prices

$21-$32

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

When hyperambitious culinary compositions begin to resemble lab experiments, you begin to appreciate the simplicity of a good, honest steak. Charles and Melissa Santangelo’s clubby American bistro celebrates the latter in all its juicy, grilled glory. Two inches thick and butter-knife tender, the generous one-pound rib-eye comes topped with a delicate version of onion rings—a golden, lightly breaded tangle of skinny-sliced fried onions. This less-is-more unfussiness dominates the menu, showcasing great flavors and good ingredients. Unusual juxtapositions appear elsewhere, like the house-made pappardelle pasta with meaty slices of shiitake mushrooms and cheery orange cubes of butternut squash, swaddled in just enough truffle cream sauce. If there is smoked fish on the evening’s menu, get it; Santangelo’s pan-smoking method yields seafood that tastes sublimely of the smokehouse. And take a moment to look around: The ruby-red walls are lined with caricatures of local politicos and big shots, some of whom you’re likely to see at a table near you, slurping down oysters or forking into the two-day braised lamb shank, or behind a frosted glass partition at the long and stocky wooden bar.

Recommended Dishes

Pappardelle pasta, $8; smoked trout, $10; rib-eye steak, $32

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