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381 Van Duzer St., Staten Island, NY 10304 40.628809 -74.079793
at Beach St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-720-1501 Send to Phone

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

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    7 out of 10


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Tue-Thu, 3:30pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat, 2pm-10pm; Sun-Mon, closed


S52, S74, or S78 bus to Beach St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


Reading Silva Popaz's menu is akin to flipping through a photo album of her childhood in Serbia and Brooklyn, as well as a decade of adulthood in Taos. In fact, the signature starter Vida Bites—slow-roasted pulled pork with pico de gallo and vibrant avocado sauce—is basically her grandmother's recipe given a New Mexican twist. Lots of her dishes get this melting-pot treatment: the spicy gumbo made with dirty rice, chicken, and smoked kielbasa, or mussels that kick thanks to white wine, shallots, and fresh fish stock via Korean chile paste. Her ever-changing list of specials, displayed inside on an easel, has been an effective lure drawing Stapleton locals into the warm golden dining room with its lush tropical plants and its eye-catching wall-size oil paintings.

Recommended Dishes

Gumbo, $16; mussels, $13; Mexican duo, $16