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Beso Restaurant

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11 Schuyler St., Staten Island, NY 10301 40.64339 -74.076516
nr. Richmond Terr.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-816-8162 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$$

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Special Offer

A weekday bar-only happy hour includes $3 to $5 drink specials, and $2 to $5 select tapas from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Official Website

besonyc.com

Hours

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

Prices

$19-$28

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

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

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

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.

Weekend Brunch

A three-course prix fixe brunch is served on weekends till 3 p.m. for $25, including a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or sangria.

Recommended Dishes

Relleno de gambas (shrimp in plantains), $12; Beso chicken, $24; paella, $28; sopapillas, $6

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