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Carol's Cafe

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1571 Richmond Rd., Staten Island, NY 10304 40.591349 -74.10096
at Flagg St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-979-5600 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global, French
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Official Website

carolscafe.com

Hours

Wed-Fri, 6pm-10pm; Sat, 5pm-10pm; Sun-Tue, closed

Directions

From Staten Island Ferry terminal, take the S74, S84, S76, or S86 bus to Four Corners Rd.

Prices

$15-$35

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Notable Wine List
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Chef Carol Frazzetta's tranquil café and pub, nestled in charmingly suburban Dongan Hills, could make the list of worthy Staten Island destinations based on atmosphere alone—the warm, exposed brick walls, high tin ceilings with hanging plants, and rich, dark wood fixtures are as lulling as the hyper-diligent wait staff is genuinely attentive. Frazetta's menu, which reflects her training at London's Cordon Bleu and Paris's La Varenne, is the real draw, though: Using seasonal, fresh ingredients, the care and precision taken with each dish is abundantly evident, such as with the near-gamy heartiness of the beef Wellington. There are also daily specials of wild game, homemade pasta and risotto, and dessert—like the made-to-order souffle for two. It's enough to make you borrow a car and apply for an E-Z pass. For those who don't mind a mid-week ferry ride, Carol's also offers a bargain-priced three-course prix-fixe meal on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Note

Closing time is dependent upon business; we recommend calling ahead.

Recommended Dishes

Beef Wellington in phyllo pastry with wild mushrooms, $35

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