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The Parsonage

74 Arthur Kill Rd., Staten Island, NY 10306 40.571041 -74.147632
at Clarke Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-351-7879 Send to Phone

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

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Prices

$14-$39.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Classic NY
  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Tucked away in Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island's bucolic 18th-century theme park of a village, The Parsonage offers a dining experience equally suited to out-of-towners and prom dates. Housed in the 1855 Gothic Revival minister's quarters of the area's original Reformed Dutch Church, the restaurant is composed of multiple, smallish dining rooms featuring handsome French doors with gaudy curtains, bright pinewood floors with oversized rugs, and vinyl wainscoting with wacky wallpaper. An elegant (faux) marble fireplace and period light fixtures mitigate the general tackiness, but the dishes aren't as homily-consistent as the church-supper milieu would suggest. Part of the problem is that starters like the artichoke and mozzarella cake and the lightly-seasoned seafood bisque set a standard that the entrees never quite reach. After your garlicky red snapper or a reliable pasta, you can regain the culinary momentum with a dessert—such as the delightfully citrusy cannoli cake—that conveys as much stately gravity as the nearby county courthouse.

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Historic Richmond Town, for all its kitsch, lovingly evokes a Staten Island of ages past. Voorlezer’s House, adjacent to sprawling La Tourette Park, is particularly appealing.

Recommended Dishes

Artichoke and mozzarella cake, $10; seafood bisque, $6; cannoli cake, $5

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