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Taverna on the Bay, Staten Island, NY

Taverna on the Bay

4.8
4.8
253 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Seafood Mediterranean Cuisine experience in the north shore of Staten Island.

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2 people

May 2022
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Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean, Sports Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 524-5686

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    ridi zeneli

  • Neighborhood

    Staten Island

  • Cross street

    Thompson

  • Parking details

    Valet on Fridays and Saturdays

  • Public transit

    51

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Raw Bar

  • Shrimp Cocktail$14.00

    Jumbo Shrimp Served with Fresh Ginger, Guacamole, and a Homemade Cocktail Sauce

    • Clams Cocktail$8.00

      Half a Dozen Served with Fresh Ginger, Guacamole, and a Homemade Cocktail Sauce

      • Blue Point Oysters Cocktail$10.00

        Half a Dozen Served with a Homemade Cocktail Sauce

        • Ceviche Mixto$12.00

          "Fish of the Day" with Calamari Shrimp and Mussels Marinated in Lime Juice & Cilantro

          • Smoked Salmon$10.00

            Stuffed with Guacamole and Served on a Bread Toast

            • Tuna Tartare$12.00

              Fresh Tuna, Capers, Avocado, Teriyaki Glaze, and Lemon

              • Seafood Bowl

                Jumbo Shrimps, Blue Point Oysters, Clams, King Crab Legs and Snow Crabs

                • 4 To 6 People$60.00

              Appetizers

              • Shrimp Ajillo$12.00

                In a Light Spicy Garlic Sauce Served with a Paella Cake

                • Mussels$9.00

                  Sauteed with Capers, Garlic Dijon Mustard and a White Wine Sauce

                  • Clams Salsa Verde$10.00

                    Sautéed with Garlic, Onions, White Wine and Parsley

                    • Baked Clams Oreganata$9.00

                      Half a Dozen With Lemon, Garlic, and White Wine

                      • Crab Cake$14.00

                        Served with a Country Mustard Sauce

                        • Fried Calamari$10.00

                          Served with Marinara Sauce

                          • Hot Antipasto for Two$19.00

                            Clams & Shrimp Oreganata, Chorizo, and Stuffed Mushroom with Goat Cheese

                            • Fried Goat Cheese$9.00

                              With Sliced Tomatoes, Roasted Peppers, and Fresh Basil

                              • Stuffed Mushrooms$8.00

                                With Goat Cheese and Prosciutto

                                • Chorizo$8.00

                                  Beef Spanish Sausage Sautéed with Garlic and White Wine

                                  • Grilled Portobello Mushrooms$9.00

                                    Topped with Melted Fresh Mozzarella, Roasted Pepper, and Balsamic Reduction Drizzle

                                    • Grilled Vegetables$10.00

                                      Portobello Mushroom Zucchini, Asparagus, Roasted Pepper with a Balsamic Reduction

                                      • Prosciutto Melon$9.00

                                        Thinly Sliced Prosciutto Di Parma and Thin Sliced Melon

                                        • Caprese

                                          Buffalo, Mozzarella, Roasted Peppers, Tomato and Fresh Basil

                                          Cured Meats

                                          Served with Dijon, Cornichon, and Toasted Baguette. Choice of 2 - $8, Choice of 3 - $12, Choice of 4 - $16

                                          • Prosciutto di Parma

                                            • Serrano Ham

                                              • Sopressata

                                                • Bresaola

                                                  Italian Cured Beef

                                                  • Chorizo

                                                    Dry Spanish Sausage

                                                    Formaggi

                                                    Served with Toasted Bread, Grapes and Fig Jam. Choice of 2 - $8, Choice of 3 - $12, Choice of 4 - $16

                                                    • Vermont Goat

                                                      Goat Milk, Soft and Creamy

                                                      • French Brief

                                                        Cow's Milk Soft and Rich

                                                        • Cambozola

                                                          Cow's Milk, Creamy and Mild

                                                          • Manchego

                                                            Sheep's milk firm buttery

                                                            • Boschetto Truffle

                                                              Sheep cows milk tender. Sweet with black Truffle

                                                              Taverna Plate

                                                              • Taverna Plate$19.00

                                                                Chefs selections of Meats, Cheeses, and Olives

                                                                Soups

                                                                • Tortellini in Brodo$8.00

                                                                  Cheese Tortellini, Vegetable Broth, and Parmesan Cheese

                                                                  • Minestrone Soup$8.00

                                                                    Seasonal Vegetables

                                                                    • Stracciatella Soup$8.00

                                                                      Egg Drop and Spinach

                                                                      • Chorizo Soup$9.00

                                                                        In a Garlic Vinaigrette Broth

                                                                        Salads

                                                                        • Greek Salad$8.00

                                                                          Lettuce, Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, Onions, Olive, Cucumber, Oil and Red Vinegar

                                                                          • Caesar Salad$8.00

                                                                            Homemade Dressing

                                                                            • Apple Salad$9.00

                                                                              Mixed Green with Apples, apple Toasted Almonds, Grape Tomatoes and Goat Cheese in a Honey Vinegar Dressing

                                                                              Brick Oven Pizza

                                                                              • Brick Oven Pizza

                                                                                Topping ($2): Arugula Salad, Fresh Mozzarella, Sausage, Mushroom, Roasted Peppers, Anchovies, Bacon, Ham, Pineapple, Olives, Tomato, Broccoli, Chicken and more. Gourmet Topping ($5): Goat Cheese, Shrimp, Baked Clams, Bresaola, Serrano Ham, Buffalo Mozzarella, Portobello Mushrooms, Caviar, and More

                                                                                • Small Pie 12" Plain or White$9.00
                                                                                • Large Pie 16" Plain or White$12.00

                                                                              Pasta

                                                                              • Penne Arrabiata$13.00

                                                                                In Spicy Marinara Sauce

                                                                                • Spaghetti Primavera$14.00

                                                                                  Seasonal Vegetables, Garlic, and White Wine Sauce

                                                                                  • Penne Vodka$15.00

                                                                                    Fresh Herbs in Light Clam Pink Sauce

                                                                                    • Rigatoni Bolognese$15.00

                                                                                      Ground Beef, Fresh Tomatoes and, Fresh Herbs

                                                                                      • Orecchiette$15.00

                                                                                        Sausage, Broccoli, Grape Tomatoes in Garlic and White Wine Sauce

                                                                                        • Linguini$16.00

                                                                                          Little Neck Clams in a Garlic and White Wine Sauce

                                                                                          Fresh Pasta

                                                                                          Add chicken $4, add shrimp $8. Gluten free or whole wheat pasta available

                                                                                          • Gnocchi$16.00

                                                                                            With Parmesan Cheese and Pesto Sauce

                                                                                            • Spaghetti Sausage$15.00

                                                                                              Italian Sausage, Parmesan Cheese in a Lemon Sauce

                                                                                              • Pappardelle$17.00

                                                                                                Chicken, Portobello Mushroom, Parmesan Cheese, Truffle Oil in a Cognac Cream Sauce

                                                                                                • Fettuccine Lamb Ragu$18.00

                                                                                                  Ground Lamb with Gorgonzola Cheese, Fresh Herbs, Fresh Tomato and Basil

                                                                                                  • Cavatelli$19.00

                                                                                                    With Shrimp, Broccoli rabe, Grape Tomato in a Garlic White Wine Sauce

                                                                                                    • Lobster Ravioli$19.00

                                                                                                      In a Seafood Cream Sauce

                                                                                                      • Black Linguine$24.00

                                                                                                        Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp, Clams, Mussels in a Zesty Saffron Tomato Sauce

                                                                                                        Risotto

                                                                                                        • Porcini Risotto$16.00

                                                                                                          Porcini Mushrooms, Parmesan Cheese in Cognac Sauce and Truffle Oil Drizzle

                                                                                                          • Seafood Risotto$24.00

                                                                                                            With Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels

                                                                                                            From the Sea

                                                                                                            • Codfish Mariscada$18.00

                                                                                                              With Mussels, Clams, Fresh Tomato, Garlic and White Wine

                                                                                                              • Fillet of Sole Oreganata$18.00

                                                                                                                Broiled with Lemon, Garlic, White Wine and Bread Crumbs

                                                                                                                • Baked Salmon$19.00

                                                                                                                  With Garlic Mustard Sauce

                                                                                                                  • Blackened Tuna$21.00

                                                                                                                    Ahi Tuna Over Mixed Green Salad

                                                                                                                    • Shrimp Scampi$24.00

                                                                                                                      Jumbo Shrimp with a Garlic, Lemon and White Wine

                                                                                                                      • Sopa de Pesce$27.00

                                                                                                                        Fra Diavolo, "Fish of the day", Mussels, Clams and Shrimp in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

                                                                                                                        • Orata Cartoccio$26.00

                                                                                                                          Broiled Whole Mediterranean Snapper, Mussels & Clams Wrapped in Aluminum Foil

                                                                                                                          • Branzino$28.00

                                                                                                                            Whole Mediterranean Bass Over Roasted on the Bone with Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary

                                                                                                                            • Mariscada Aji Verde$19.00

                                                                                                                              Mussels, Clams and Shrimp Sautéed with Onion, Garlic, Parsley & White Wine

                                                                                                                              • Paella Valenciana$24.00

                                                                                                                                Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Chorizo, Chicken in Saffron Rice

                                                                                                                                • King Crab Legs

                                                                                                                                  In a Garlic Butter Sauce

                                                                                                                                  • MP

                                                                                                                                Meats

                                                                                                                                • Chicken Parmigiana$18.00

                                                                                                                                  Over Spaghetti

                                                                                                                                  • Chicken Francese$16.00

                                                                                                                                    With Lemon and White Wine Sauce

                                                                                                                                    • Chicken Balsamic$17.00

                                                                                                                                      Sautéed with Sausage and Hot Cherry Peppers in a Balsamic Reduction

                                                                                                                                      • Grilled Pork Chop$22.00

                                                                                                                                        With Melted Manchego Cheese and Hot Cherry Peppers

                                                                                                                                        • Skirt Steak$24.00

                                                                                                                                          With Peppers and Onions

                                                                                                                                          • Lamb Shank$24.00

                                                                                                                                            Oven Braised with Red Wine and Fresh Herbs over Saffron Risotto

                                                                                                                                            • Taverna Steak$28.00

                                                                                                                                              New York Choice, Black Angus Broiled with a Mustard Dijon Crusted Sauce

                                                                                                                                              Sides

                                                                                                                                              • Broccoli$6.00

                                                                                                                                                sauteed in garlic and oil

                                                                                                                                                • French Fries$5.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Mozzarella Sticks$6.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Cheese Ravioli$9.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Broccoli Rabe$9.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Chicken Fingers$6.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Penne Tomato or Butter$5.00

                                                                                                                                                            Family Style

                                                                                                                                                            4 to 12 People. Wine, Beer, and Sangria (all Included)

                                                                                                                                                              Appetizer

                                                                                                                                                              • Hot Antipasto & Fried Calamari

                                                                                                                                                                Second Course

                                                                                                                                                                • Greek Salad

                                                                                                                                                                  Main Course

                                                                                                                                                                  • Skirt Steak

                                                                                                                                                                    • Grilled Chicken

                                                                                                                                                                      • Pork Chop

                                                                                                                                                                        • Paella Valenciana

                                                                                                                                                                          • Fillet of Sole

                                                                                                                                                                            • Penne Vodka

                                                                                                                                                                              Dessert

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cheesecake

                                                                                                                                                                                • Chocolate Mousse

                                                                                                                                                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                  What 253 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  4.8
                                                                                                                                                                                  4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.8Food
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                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.7Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Fit for Foodies

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                                                                                                                                                                                    nycgal

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Seafood is good, service is mostly good, but was hard to get a drink at the bar and place an order. Ambiance is warm and cozy. Parking in the area is not ideal.

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. SC

                                                                                                                                                                                    StephanieC

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    We went for my Birthday the restaurant was incredible!!! The food was amazing service was fantastic, and they gave us special treats for free for my birthday. I don’t go out to out to eat very often but if every restaurant was as good as Tarvena I might go more often! It was the best birthday ever. Thank you

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                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great restaurant. We go there often always great food great service

                                                                                                                                                                                  4. J

                                                                                                                                                                                    Joseph

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    59 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    59 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Terrific food and service. First time and cannot wait to go back,

                                                                                                                                                                                  5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    When you want good fresh seafood, Taverna is always a great go to local restaurant. Happy to see restaurants such as Taverna nearby that are reliably and consistently good.

                                                                                                                                                                                  6. N

                                                                                                                                                                                    Nat20

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Stuffed mushroom appetizer was delicious, as was the Pappardelle! The service, as usual, was excellent as were the prices.

                                                                                                                                                                                  7. PD

                                                                                                                                                                                    PatD

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Excellent food, service and value. Every one enjoyed their meal. We had 2 appetizers 3 main main courses, 2 desserts, coffee a pitcher of Sangria. All for $250 plus tip for 4 people who were sharing. That is a bargain in todays world. And everything was top notch in taste. Our first time here and we will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                  8. NY

                                                                                                                                                                                    NewYorkTexan

                                                                                                                                                                                    Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    This place always delivers delicious food well prepared. We were impressed how our waiter and the chef worked together to accommodate a food sensitive diner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    joann

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    First, Taverna has had a facelift! The new ambiance is upscale trattoria with muted lighting, warm colors and a beautiful long bar along one wall. The menu has also undergone a transformation and though still featuring fresh fish (and other entrees), it now includes multiple appetizers. My friend and I ordered 4 different “small plates” plus a salad to share. Everything was fresh and delicious. A boat of 6 large oysters was just wonderful to start. The shrimp Aiello, grilled octopus, and mussels were all excellent! And the apple salad was beautiful-but we took it home because we couldn’t eat any more! So these “small plates” are really not small at all. The service was friendly, attentive and not obtrusive. Overall, an excellent dinner and we will definitely be back!

                                                                                                                                                                                  10. AB

                                                                                                                                                                                    AnthonyB

                                                                                                                                                                                    Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great food, great prices!!! The Chef/Owner is extremely friendly.. hard working small business owner!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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                                                                                                                                                                                    SeafoodFave

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    66 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    66 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Foods always top notch with friendly staff and candlelight ambience !

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                                                                                                                                                                                    bannerboy

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Fresh and delicious tasting food. Dimly lit ambiance. Terrific service. I’ll definitely return to try other menu items.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Judy13

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    The food was excellent. Prices are very reasonable. The staff is very friendly. They treat you as if you were guests in their home.

                                                                                                                                                                                  14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    We went there last night and everything was great. Friendly staff great service and food. It’s our favorite restaurant

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                                                                                                                                                                                    JeannineS

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Fabulous food, excellent service. I recommend the paella!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    DonnaM

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    Girls night out. Food was subpar as was the waiter. Wasn’t willing to accommodate two requests Fish was mushy and was sent back twice with a substitute that was thrown together

                                                                                                                                                                                  17. j

                                                                                                                                                                                    jackies

                                                                                                                                                                                    Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Really enjoyed this restaurant. Felt like family.

                                                                                                                                                                                  18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    We were visiting Staten Island from Miami and arrived at lunch time very hungry. The people were we staying recommended this restaurant and it was close to our guest home. The service was exceptional, the food well presented and tasty and the price was considerable modest and inexpensive. The only problem we had , we parked across the street in the only empty spot we found and we got a police citation, that ruined our lunch. We will recommend the restaurant highly to enjoy a nice meal but please watch were you park!

                                                                                                                                                                                  19. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Taverna is a family owned and operated restaurant. The food and service are excellent. Our family dines here often. Always great!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  20. J

                                                                                                                                                                                    Judy13

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    The food was very tasty and prices were reasonable. The service was very attentive. A lot of choices on the menu.

                                                                                                                                                                                  21. PL

                                                                                                                                                                                    PerryL

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Service is always prompt, food is delicious... one of my favorite spot in Staten Island

                                                                                                                                                                                  22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    The food was amazing and the service and atmosphere were beyond expectations. Lovely waitress and everything was delicious! Get the homemade sangria! Excellent! You must try this gem of a restaurant in SI

                                                                                                                                                                                  23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Best Restaurant on Staten Island

                                                                                                                                                                                  24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    191 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    191 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Our family celebrated Christmas Eve here. Everything was perfect They had a set menu and the food was plentiful and delicious. The seafood salad was so good. Baked clams and mussels were also good. I ordered shrimp with penne vodka, it was delicious Everyone loved the paella and chicken parmigiana. It was a great choice. The service was great, very attentive and helpful.

                                                                                                                                                                                  25. TG

                                                                                                                                                                                    TimmyG

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Outstanding, as always. Grilled octopus appetizer was sensational along with an incredible Caesars salad had mariscada salsa verde and the best sangria on the island….

                                                                                                                                                                                  26. SG

                                                                                                                                                                                    ScottG

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    As usual, service was terrific and the food was delicious!! Anything we order is great!

                                                                                                                                                                                  27. RM

                                                                                                                                                                                    RuthM

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Beautiful decor, absolutely amazing presentation and food quality, creative and delicious. Excellent service, wonderful specials and regular menu. Quiet on the Wednesday night we dined, so easy to catch up! Thank you for continuing your outstanding performance Taverna! So wonderful to have you in our neighborhood!

                                                                                                                                                                                  28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 14, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Food and service were amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                  29. e

                                                                                                                                                                                    ebd4662

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    The food and service were very good. Everything served to us seemed well prepared and fresh. Clams, stuffed artichokes, shrimp apps were all great. The staff is very attentive, professional and likable. Only negative was that the room was very loud. It’s the holidays and to be expected but the noise drowned out our table conversation at times. How ever the enthusiasm lent to our Happy Birthday singing when the room joined in, so… I guess lively in a good way. I would most definitely recommend eating here and will certainly be back again. Oh and PS— the bartender made a great Manhattan- served straight up and stirred , as god intended it.

                                                                                                                                                                                  30. F

                                                                                                                                                                                    Foodvacationer

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Enjoyed a fabulous birthday dinner on a Friday evening. Our table of 7 ordered the following and they were all delicious: appetizers- grilled octopus, so tender; goat cheese bites; stuffed mushrooms. Entrees - black linguine, zesty sauce and fair amount of clams, mussels and shrimp; seafood risotto, more soupy than expected but very flavorful and also full of mussels, clams and shrimp; suckling pig; and tuna. The chocolate mousse for dessert was decadent. Chef Ridi was a gracious host and made sure all our dining needs were met, he even gifted us a with a bottle of house made Red sangria that we enjoyed the next day. Valet service was also a bonus. If you are seeking seafood in Staten, this should be on your list.

                                                                                                                                                                                  31. J

                                                                                                                                                                                    Judy13

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Very good food, excellent service. It was not noisy, but the restaurant was not full. Prices were reasonable.

                                                                                                                                                                                  32. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    The best Restaurant on Staten Island

                                                                                                                                                                                  33. SF

                                                                                                                                                                                    SeafoodFave

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    66 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    66 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Beautiful candlelit dinner with great food and drinks ! Always a home run when we dine here !

                                                                                                                                                                                  34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Food excellent Service excellent

                                                                                                                                                                                  35. IF

                                                                                                                                                                                    ItalianFoodie

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Don't judge a book by it's cover. The inside of this restaurant is romantic and can be casual or more formal. Staff were friendly and attentive. Beginning with a wedge of imported parmesan cut from the cheese wheel set the tone for upscale dining at moderate prices. Authentic espresso with perfect crema topped off dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                  36. SG

                                                                                                                                                                                    ScottG

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dinner was delicious!! Service was terrific. Been here numerous times and always great!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    We’ve eaten here many times. Always great!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  38. MD

                                                                                                                                                                                    MD2020

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Excellent service, delicious food, cozy ambiance - overall amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                  39. NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                    NJKat

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    While spending the afternoon at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens, my friend and I were looking for a nice place to have dinner. We weren't at all familiar with the area, so I relied upon the reviews here on Open Table. The dinner reservation was for 5pm, and we arrived a bit earlier, so we found a place nearby to park and walked over to the waterfront. When we arrived at the restaurant at 5pm, there was only 1 other couple in the dining room with us. The decor reminded me of a Portuguese rodizio establishment in the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ but the menu had a more Italian flavor to it. We ordered a bottle of Malbec (modestly priced at $38). Hot and fresh Italian bread and a bowl of olives arrived next. We ordered an appetizer to share (grilled portobello, roasted red peppers, mozzarella and arugula with a balsamic drizzle). It took about 20 min to arrive after we ordered it, which surprised us. But it was worth the wait. Our entrees included Chicken Francese (me) and Black Linguini with shrimp/clams/mussels in a zesty tomato sauce (my friend). My dish was designated to come with steamed broccoli and potatoes, but this dish deserved pasta, so I had linguine instead. Both of us enjoyed the generous portions and had 1/2 leftover to take home. The only suggestion I would have for the chef is to include some thin slices of grilled lemon on the Chicken Francese. Such a shame that this restaurant didn't live up to its name "on the bay". I would have loved to have had a view of the bay while enjoying this meal!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  40. CG

                                                                                                                                                                                    CityGirlDoesItAgain

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Celebrated a friend’s birthday in style. Always a pleasure to dine there. Gracious family hostess and servers. Excellent food, pleasing presentations. Attention to details

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                                                                                                                                                                                  661 Bay St Staten Island, NY 10304

                                                                                                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                    Thompson

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                    Staten Island

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                    Seafood, Mediterranean, Sports Bar

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                    Business Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                    Valet on Fridays and Saturdays

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Public transit

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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                    ridi zeneli

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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