New York

Best Restaurants in Staten Island, New York

5 Restaurants
It may be the least populated of the five boroughs, but Staten Island has a rich and diverse culinary scene, studded with impressive Sri Lankan, Italian and Spanish restaurants.
Updated on 09 December 2021
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Enoteca Maria
27 Hyatt St., 10301 New York
Italian
25 - 50 USD

The menu at this restaurant just blocks from the ferry terminal changes depending on which nonna is presiding over the kitchen. Nina from Belarus might serve a salat Odessa mingling grilled eggplant, red onion, tomato and parsley while lasagna di Adelina arrives as an inspired layering of zucchini, basil pesto and creamy cheese, all topped with parmesan. 

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Sagara
98 Victory Blvd., 10301 New York
Sri Lankan
10 - 35 USD

Visit Sri Lanka by way of Sagara, where the island nation’s rich cultural diversity is on full display. Fish cakes, mas paan, and fritter-like dhal vade come first, followed by fluffy Basmati rice with piquant curries.

Seppe Pizza Bar
3 Navy Pier Ct., 10304 New York
Pizza
25 - 50 USD

From the breezes blowing off the water to the natural light flooding its space, this Navy Pier restaurant is a breath of fresh air. Start with one of the fantastic pizzas, such as the unusually delicious "Pep in your Step," starring pepperoni, sliced jalapeños and a drizzle of spicy honey.

Lakruwana
668 Bay St., 10304 New York
Sri Lankan
25 - 50 USD

Lakruwana is covered floor-to-ceiling in murals, sculptures, flags, and more. The flavorful fare here is spicy, from fiery red chili lunu miris chutney to deviled chicken. Loaded with ginger and garlic, this stellar tomato-based chicken specialty comes with cooling raita and tangy vegetable curry.

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Vinum
704 Bay St., 10304 New York
Italian
25 - 50 USD

Inside this wine-focused eatery is unexpected décor that gives the place the look and feel of a proper osteria. The menu is designed for sharing, making the salumi and cheese platters a prevalent choice. “The Meatball Bar” is another treat, with unlikely twists on tired offerings—think truffled veal or lamb.

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