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Lava Restaurant and Lounge, Staten Island, NY

Lava Restaurant and Lounge

4.6
4.6
30 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Welcome to Lava Restaurant and Lounge!

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (929) 744-1575

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Perth Amboy

  • Cross street

    East 73 Brooklyn

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 30 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Latin / Spanish

  • New Jersey - North

    Notable Wine List

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  1. M

    Mitch

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent food quality and portion size that is only exceeded by their warm and welcoming staff who provided excellent service!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great. Music got louder. Great wine and service.
  3. J

    Jespo4

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Lava a few times now and every time is a great experience. The food is amazing and the drink menu, but most importantly the service is like no other restaurant. They literally make you feel like you’re a special guest of the owner or something every time you’re in there. The place is beautiful too, always spotless and looking great. I would recommend Lava to anyone, but especially for people going out for a special occasion or a date, the menu and drinks will have something for everyone.
  4. g

    greateats

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding hosts. Amazing food. A great selection of interesting and delicious dishes
  5. M

    Mitch

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely marvelous experience. The staff is warm and welcoming, friendly and makes every effort to meet the customers wants and needs. Staff work as a team and make a sincere effort to remember past conversations with customers. We have had the pleasure of being served by Matteo but he is also joined by others. They are truly my number one restaurant!
  6. J

    Jess

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The bartender ruined our drinks, they were different each time we ordered another round. The waiter stated she’s training, which sucks for us. It took over 20 minutes to get one round of drinks on top of it and it wasn’t even busy. Also the bathroom was super dirty. There was no toilet paper and it was only early in the evening.
  7. J

    Jcjf

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great place. Just wish the party scene started just a little later.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice to eat enjoy the time
  9. MM

    MichaelMckenna

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Very surprised by what we encountered when dining at Lava for the first time. Service was extremely slow - friend and I ordered the same two drinks, they brought out one and had me wait about 10 minutes for the other. It got to the point when I’d have to leave the table to go to the bar and get a drink. I don’t mind it at all, believe me - but when you’re getting charged top dollar, service needs to be on par. We were served water once we sat down and about two hours later after we finished our meals. Food was also extremely slow to come out. They charge mid to top tier steakhouse prices for steak that does not live up to the hype. Four people, over $500 bill - I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and the music… But that’s where it ends. The prices and slow service doesn’t do Lava any good. I wish this establishment the best, but maybe management needs a wake up call.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious & service with a smile - fun night music & dancing!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super good
  12. R

    jeffreyR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing will be going back many many times
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice!! Super food and good atmosphere
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and beautiful decor!
  15. CW

    ChristineW

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for dinner with friends. Sat outside on the patio which was very nice and private. Food was very good. I recommend the Lava Tini for your cocktail!
  16. AV

    AnnetteV

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and would recommend for a great meal.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family fun
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never actually got to eat there. Had 8:15 reservations and they had us waiting still at 9:00. Hostess kept saying “2 minutes” when I asked. She was too busy texting on her phone. It’s poorly run place. The place itself seems confused as to whether it wants to be a nightclub or restaurant. I eat in trendy restaurants in Manhattan and Atlantic City and never have I heard the DJ blasting music that loud while people are eating. I get it’s a lounge too but how do you talk with music that loud. They overbook and so I went to Delucas and had a wonderful meal.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Restaurant or nightclub….. if u want to nice meal where you can hear you guests be done by 10pm, our mistake was having cocktails at the bar first and sitting late. Hostess was terrible… came to get us 20 min after our reservation time, we just ordered another drink so we asked for 5 minutes and she never came back. When we found her 20 minutes later they gave away our table had to wait another 45min then was seated in bar area where you could not hear yourself think or what anyone you were sitting with was saying because if we wanted a seat upstairs would have been an hour. Maybe upstairs would have been better? Crowd turned young. Wouldn’t be opposed to going back (early dinner) but not rushing back and I wouldn’t suggest it. Food was fine, nothing bad but nothing I’d need to have again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the drinks were excellent. I'd drive back to Staten Island for the chipotle wings.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! We got there early before the dj so we had time to chat before it got too loud. When the dj came on it was definitely harder to chat BUT the music was great so it was still a fun time!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful place, great food and service and priced well. Converts to a club. Very young vibe
  23. CH

    CarolH

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The maitre di and service were amazing. They gave us a little plate of delicious cheese and salami when we sat down, and a piece of cheesecake to share for dessert that we didn’t order. Very attentive. It was 430 in a Thursday and it was very quiet but picked up when we were leaving. The noise level was loud then with kids screaming, etc but overall I would return
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service, excellent! Beautiful restaurant, great staff. Weekends are lively and energetic, with music it’s bustling. If thats not for you go during the week. I’ve done both and truly enjoyed! Great menu!!
  25. j

    joanm

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Too loud and tables way too close.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best on the island for food, decor and service.
  27. FS

    FrankS

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was Amazing
  28. A

    Acchman

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at Lava. The food was outstanding along with our waiter. The place was very noisy if you're looking for a quiet night out. The drinks were reasonably priced and the bartenders were generous with the alcohol. We're definitely going back! Highly recommend. Paul
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was tasty and good portions. The waiters are extremely friendly and attentive. They also have a DJ come around 9/10 on Fridays, which is nice- so after eating dinner you can hang by the bar and dance if you like.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I went here for brunch and had a great time and experience. The food was delicious. The service was great. I highly recommend. And we can’t wait to go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lava Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Lava Restaurant and Lounge

4916 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East 73 Brooklyn

  • Neighborhood

    Perth Amboy

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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