• Critics’ Pick
  • Beso Restaurant

  • Spanish/Tapas $19-$28
  • 11 Schuyler St.
    Staten Island, NY 10301
  • Neighborhood: Staten Island
  • Phone: 718-816-8162
Like a Spanish colonial inn, the 60-seat Beso is warm with nostalgic paintings, a faux-clay fireplace, and hand-painted hacienda-like walls—handiwork of chef Julian Gaxholli. Tapas as inventive as the setting give classics a new spin: relleno de gambas is pinwheel-wrapped wide butterflied shrimp swirled in thick shallow-fried plantains, dressed with mango and Mahón cheese. Valencian paella is made with lobster-broth-absorbing Bomba rice infused with Mancha saffron: a savory bed for succulent shrimp, Brazilian lobster tail, and mussels seeped in rich, smoky chorizo flavor. A simpler Beso chicken sears thin fillets under a light porcini mushroom sauce borrowed from Italy beside a stewed tomato-onion mix. For dessert, try the Chilean sopapilla; the delicately fried and lithe saucer pastry is topped off as they do in South(west) America: with Mexican-spiced, bittersweet caramel-espresso sauce and creamy vanilla ice cream.
http://besonyc.com
  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight Sun, noon-10pm

  • Prices

    $19-$28

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Design Standout Bar Scene Dine at the Bar Lunch Fireplace Take-Out Good for Groups Notable Wine List Special Occasion Brunch - Weekend Great Desserts Business Lunch Hot Spot Reservations Not Required Catering WiFi Romantic

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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