Mon-Thurs, noon-9pm; Fri, noon-10pm; Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, 11am-4pm
Staten Island Ferry to S61, S62, S66; S53, S93 from Brooklyn or X14 from Manhattan, all at Clove Rd-Clove Lake Park
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This charming and secluded lakeside restaurant—designed in 1933 by the Tavern on the Green team—echoes a cozy ski lodge, with vaulted arch ceilings, rustic cabin chandeliers, and toasty fireplaces. The Staten Island favorite has a little for everyone: Champagne Sunday brunches, lakeside lunches, weeknight early bird specials, weekend jazz, and even rowboat rentals in warmer months. Eclectic continental starters range from tender veal shank osso bucco ravioli--wrapped in fresh pasta and mired in a salty sauce--to savory duck crepes, the thin delicate shell no match for the thick, heavy duck in garlicky truffle oil. A lightly charred mesquite-flavored strip steak is topped with crisp julienned onions, while a citrus-adorned, thick, juicy salmon is served with a balsamic reduction. The nine savory desserts, including the chocolaty Prada and an inventive a mango raspberry tartufo with white chocolate ganache, add the right finishing touch to this romantic venue.
Three-course prix-fixe-only lunch menu is served Mon.-Fri., noon-3:30 p.m. for $16.95.
Prix-fixe-only “Champagne Brunch,” including a mini-buffet plus choice of entrée, is available for three seatings: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. at $24.95 per person. Restaurant is closed Sunday nights, available for events.
Sunset Dinner Menu
A three-course early bird dinner, if ordered before 7 p.m. on weeknights, features regular menu items (strip steak, chicken Toscana) and off-menu items (grilled salmon, linguine di mare) for $32.95.
The scenic wedding venue hosts private events in the fireside lounge, the main Lake Room with panoramic views, or on the year-round events-only Lakeside Patio. Rates range from $40 to $68 per person; $75 to $125 for weddings.
Osso Bucco Ravioli, $12 (1/2), $18 (full); New York Strip Steak $35; Mushroom Risotto side, $8