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Marina Cafe

154 Mansion Ave., Staten Island, NY, 10308
at Hillside Terr.
718-967-3077

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 7
Service: 10
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

67% would go back.

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Good as it Gets

By mjana on 4/10/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I rate the Marina Cafe as a "10" As far as food, service and atmosphere this place is as good as it gets! I've had many fun times there last summer and am looking forward to spending a bunch of summer nights there again this year.

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28 out of 60 people found this review helpful.

Totally forgettable except for the bar-back

By Visch on 6/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I've been to the Marina Cafe several times, not because I like it, but because almost everyone I know is dying to go to it for some reason. The food just not good enough for the price. Your paying for the view. That's it. Also, if you sit inside, there is no view except for maybe if you get really lucky and get placed next to a window. In the summer they have the patio thing, but that's incredibly crowded and the crowd is either obnoxious kids or strangely promiscuous old people. Avoid the chicken mango sandwich thing because it tastes like pure sugar and the lobster ravioli because it is not even remotely fresh and portion is comically small. If your in your early 20's and don't mind paying 9 dollars for a mixed drink or 6 for a beer this is the place for you. (if your looking to pick up 50+ year olds that is) The one positive every time i go is the very funny and entertaining bar-back. He is hilarious and the best at getting ice and drinks ever!

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68 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

Great food, great views

By mediagirlnyc on 1/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is a gem. I live nearby, but don't get to go as often as I'd like. I've never been disappointed in anything I've ever ordered, and the entertainment is always top-notch. Try making reservations for dinner during the week - they have a great fixed price menu that is sure to tempt anyone's tastebuds. And in the summer...what a beautiful view!

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