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Surf

4.5
4.5
120 Reviews
$31 to $50
Grill
Surf is a new play on American cuisine, using all fire. Located at the Urby development, the exterior boasts of modern design – highlighting both the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the NYC skyline. The old factory building look of polished cement floors with wood and metal accents throughout, give it an understated elegance – something no other restaurant on Staten Island features. The hearth wood fired grill, at the center of the kitchen, gives off an inviting and relaxed atmosphere, while staying true to its classic cooking methods.

At Surf our second floor dining room boasts spectacular views of New York City and the Verrazano Bridge from each and every seat. Special requests for upstairs and window seating cannot be guaranteed.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Grill, American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Closed Tuesday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday 5-11pm Saturday Dinner 5-11pm Sunday Brunch 11-2pm Dinner 4-9pm Bar Hours: Tuesday - Saturday Bar Open Until Midnight Sunday Bar Open Until 11pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 720-1795

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Staten Island

  • Cross street

    Front Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on June 10, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    .........................................................Great food, .............................................…..................….great atmosphere, ...........................................................................great service
  2. O

    Owlhunter

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Reviewed on December 9, 2018

    overall3foodserviceambience
    Beautiful views and wonderful decor, but way overpriced for quality/quantity of food, all sides a la carte, drinks small and pricey. Maybe a one-time visit restaurant, but not on a regular basis.
  3. JA

    JA576

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was fabulous. Our server was great. Can’t wait to go back
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The mussels tasted like they were directly from the ocean and had to be sent back . The steak was incredibly salty . Servers were very nice and ambiance is beautiful . Great cocktails also but too expensive for the food quality
  5. AS

    AndreaS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    FOOD TASTY. GOOD AMBIANCE. APPETIZER PORTIONS SMALL. DRINKS NYC $$$ IN STATEN ISLAND. IF THEY ARE GOING TO CHARGE $15 FOR A DRINK, NEED AT LEAST A DECENT SIZE MARTINI GLASS
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of Manhattan. Excellent service. Food was amazing.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was very nice and food was good but they forgot I guess to sign me in there are no points showing
  8. KZ

    KristinZ

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    It was my third time at surf and I was really pleased with my first two visits. However on my third visit we waited over 45 minutes to be seated, the waitress was not attentive, the food was cold and the bill with tip came to $500. The restaurant is new and I feel is trying to accommodate everyone but they are neglecting the tables and sending the food out cold. Manhattan views, Manhattan prices, but news flash... it’s just not in Manhattan
  9. FC

    FrancineCioffi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Looking forward to our next visit. Bringing family members next to time to celebrate a birthday
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite restaurant on SI
  11. MH

    MeyHem

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Surf is just what Staten Island needs. An upscale restaurant on the water with a spectacular view with great food will keep me from going into Manhattan. Very eager to please staff. (The back servers need to be educated in the finer aspects of what the prices and the menu demand, but that will come.) Great cocktails. Interesting food, very well prepared. Love the wood burning range. The 2 hour free valet parking is a great incentive to get people out so the tables can turn. Can’t wait for nicer weather to take advantage of the outdoor space. Welcome to the neighborhood Surf!
  12. SC

    StephanieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Decor great, trendy, great views, I was in a corner table and lighting was terrible I like dim but this was dark. Food was ok-keep in mind I am a vegetarian and my friends who ate meat said it was phenomenal. Not enough vegetarian options. Salads were meh-Im a bit of a foodie and know you can have creative and delicious. Maybe they will expand their offerings by summer as the patio is amazing to eat and drink by the water.
  13. DD

    DonnaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience with the best NYC views!
  14. DB

    DwayneB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid experience here as always. Cant wait to make it back here again.
  15. SV

    SusanneV

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We had a reservation but were left waiting 15 minutes before they could free up our table. After that the service was good, and the bartenders were very knowledgeable. The view is gorgeous, and the main reason we might come back. The food was... good. Tasty. It wasn't spectacular. Nearby restaurants with absolutely spectacular foods are Enoteca Maria and Beso, both up in St George.
  16. AR

    ARjO

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were great, but the real star of the show is Surf's employees. Everyone from the valet to the hostess to the server was so pleasant and helpful. I hope their management appreciates them! This place is a true gem on the island. I was planning my next visit before I even left.
  17. y

    yuliyar

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went with friends on Saturday night. I was able to get reservation for 9pm, everything else was booked. Place is gorgeous, very nice ambience. Valet parking up front validated for 2 hours, after $4/ hour. We had to wait a little even though table was right near us and empty, but they were getting bigger party ready first. Drinks were very good- my berry mojito was just right! When we asked when our table will be ready, they sat us down right away. We were downstairs though, but went upstairs to check it out and view is amazing. Verrazano on a right, ny skyline on a left- can’t ask for more. Our server was nice and offered some suggestions, i ordered salad with walnuts and pomegranate and it was light and tasty. My hanger steak was ok, i would prefer some sauce with it. It came with potatoes, so no need to order sides... my hubby had fisherman stew- he liked it. Our friends got market fish( sea bass) and pork chop which won the best award. Juicy and flavorful with nice crunch on top! Dessert we had donuts- it was ok, but we were full. Also, a little tip- on April 10, they are switching the menu, they try to stay seasonal. Overall, beautiful place, with nice view and decor. Little pricey, but good for special occasions.
  18. EM

    ElizabethM

    New York Area

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was very pleased with our dining experience at Surf. The view was lovely as the sun began to set and the tables were pleasantly spaced so servers could accommodate us without stretching over us or feeling bundled up with other diners. There were a few innovative twists on traditional dishes and we enjoyed our entire meal. There were sophisticated touches, such as the French Press coffee and individual serving pot for my decaf. I'll definitely return.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, delicious, great service. Not rushed! Great view and in such a great new restored area of the island. Give yourself some extra time to walk the promenade on a nice night. Only negative would be to get rid of canned beer. Such a nice, high quality restaurant shouldn’t even carry beer in a can. Order from a wide selection of tapped beer instead of beer is your preference. Menu is limited but everything on it that we tried was absolutely delicious.
  20. l

    lsss

    New England

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere - sides on the entrees could have been a little bigger
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Very disappointing!!! Service comes from extremely inexperienced waiters. The food is flavorless and comes in tiny portions. The city prices are completely unwarranted. I would love to pay $40 for main courses if they looked or tasted like they were worth it, but not here. Ordered same drink at the bar and during dinner and was charged two different prices. Doubt it’ll stay in business long unless they make a lot of changes. Restaurant itself is very nicely decorated with a beautiful view. It would be unfortunate if they don’t revamp and have to close.
  22. FC

    FrankC

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is very busy so reservations are a must. The food and staff were absolutely phenomenal.
  23. KR

    KeithR

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great addition to Staten Island, excellent food, service, view and atmosphere
  24. DD

    DawnD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Such a shame beautiful space with abysmal service, and mediocre food! 8:00 reservation didn’t actually eat until 10:00, really why take reservations? My advice get the young girls out of front of the house, have your bartenders pay attention to the customer in front of them, train the wait staff, and fire your GM! Will not be back or recommend to anyone!
  25. m

    moonchild981

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!
  26. JM

    JeanneM

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all-around. It was a wonderful brunch, scenery is just amazing, and we had a great time! thank you Surf!
  27. d

    deniset

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant should have valet parking; not a fan of using the garage in this sketchy neighborhood.
  28. C

    Christine

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Beautifully designed restaurant with a great view. It ends there. The menu is extremely limited and very overpriced. The portions are small and the food is fair. News Flash..even though you can see Manhattans skyline you are still located on Staten Island.
  29. CG

    CityGirlDoesItAgain

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food experience is excellent, as is the wait staff (Ms. Sol). Great ambiance and aromatic fires give a nice touch to the dining experience.
  30. PG

    PGBCEO

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food with an amazing view.
  31. LL

    LouL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was expertly prepared! I only wish I could get my cowboy steak blackened with sweet thin potato fries on the side! Blackened Steak is awesome
  32. DC

    DianaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed everything! Service was great! Loved the decor and the view! Definitely going back! Want to try other things!
  33. DG

    DebbieG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Heard so many good things about Surf, I couldn’t wait to try it. A little on the pricey side for a burger and pastrami sandwich, but it was worth it. Quality food, excellent service.
  34. MS

    MargaretS

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wednesday night dinner with girlfriends server was excellent very informed on menu all dishes were excellent beautiful views valet parking a big plus cannot wait to go back in summer for outside seating
  35. JP

    JonP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food but Manhattan prices. Drinks are even higher. Nice staff very helpful. Great views but you should have a reservation.
  36. DS

    DianeSS

    New York Area

    134 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    There is more to a restaurant than the view. With the name Surf, would be nice to have some selection of seafood. Beet salad should be named Frisée salad. 4 beets & lettuce with an overpowering garlic flavor Mussels had very little flavor Grilled octopus was gritty Burgers should have fries not burned chips Ribs were a bit dry. The cheese board (although sparse) Was very nice selection. Prefer table cloths and prefer not to dip bread in communal olive oil. For the yuppy crowd - Will try in the summer. DISAPPOINTED!
  37. j

    jerzergirlncity

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is very nice. The food and cocktails were great. I had a prosecco martini with citron vodka...very good. The oyster appetizer with the chimichurri and house made bacon. Excellent. Flat iron steak with Brava potatoes and escarole . Steak was very tender and flavorful. The wait staff was very atrentive..We had Raven....she was very helpful. In the warmer months they plan to open the outside for brunch and expand the.menu.
  38. PL

    PaoloL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding brunch!! You will not be disappointed. We have been here two sundays in a row. Dinner Is amazing too !! A must try
  39. AF

    AlysonF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! We found it really, really warm downstairs, but the ambiance was really nice! Will definitely be back!
  40. CR

    CalR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cowboy ribeye did not disappoint. The steak had a great seasoned crust and was juicy. Loved the mashed sweet potatoes with pecans. My one recommendation is that they add more appetizers like Shrimp Cocktail, Ribs, Bacon to the menu. The view is spectacular from the Verrazano Bridge to the NYC skyline.

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Surf is rated 4.5 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front Street

  • Neighborhood

    Staten Island

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Closed Tuesday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday 5-11pm Saturday Dinner 5-11pm Sunday Brunch 11-2pm Dinner 4-9pm Bar Hours: Tuesday - Saturday Bar Open Until Midnight Sunday Bar Open Until 11pm

  • Cuisines

    Grill, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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