Fortunately in Staten Island, restaurant owners did not let the frigid air stop them from continuing their passion to serve their community. Multiple restaurants on Staten Island successfully accomplished the repurpose of their venues and designed a charming private outdoor eating experience for their customers.
Every owner has faced a tremendous challenge in making their business carry on. The community has greatly supported our local restaurant industry and continues to take out and call for delivery. Families and friends still want to get together around a dinner table to eat out, either its indoor at 35% capacity or in a heated igloo. Peaople still try their hardest to maintain socialization and a feeling of normalcy, even if its for some guac and chips with a few margaritas.
The atmosphere of these exceptional restaurants will make your experience more intimate. Therefore, restaurant owners who have decided to continue to keep their heated outdoor dining areas open is extremely valuable as they are able to serve more customers. Go out and enjoy one another’s company while supporting your favorite Staten Island restaurant.
Here are a few restaurants right here on the Island that you may not know have outdoor dining.
Ho’Brah: Grab a reservation at this restaurant for superb Mexican food! Their tacos are delicious including a variety of gluten free options as well as meat and veggie picks. On their menu they have a burrito called “The Duke Wet” and it certainly is an explosion of flavor when taking a bite! To go with your meal perfectly would be a freshly squeezed lime juice spicy jalapeño margarita on the side. Their drinks are always super fresh and made to perfection. Their flavors are ongoing, I guess you’ll just have to go there to check them out! The outdoor area is transformed to a cozy scene, containing multiple of igloos which all have their own heaters. Making each igloo a toasty, and safe environment for their dining customers. Take a minute to follow their Instagram.
Bin 5: The owner of Bin5 has struggled to keep his amazing restaurant open. He made his tent fairly comfortable with it being quite chilly out. Their electric menu includes, the flat iron steak, pistachio crusted tuna, and eggplant lasagna. Their staff goes out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful time out. It is a hidden gem on Staten Island. Come across their Facebook, and hit follow!
District: Looking for a sports bar? This restaurant is the closest thing you’ll get to that now a days. If you want to watch a big game and enjoy some finger food, this is your spot. Encompassing a laid back vibe makes it easy to catch up with friends. The outdoor experience includes tables safely six feet apart while being in a secluded igloo. Make your reservation now! Check out their Instagram for daily specials and their events!
Richmond Republic: This restaurant set up a beautiful wide outdoor patio with umbrella’s and multiple tables. Their menu has various options to choose from. If you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for, you can have a juicy burger with fried pickles or a seared tuna oriental salad. Their drinks are quite funky including a jelly ring martini and a s’mores cocktail. Grab some friends and try all their newly added specials. Enjoy a chill atmosphere with exceptional service! Want to see more pictures, follow their Facebook.
Duffy’s: Word around town is, they are Staten Island’s best burgers! Their burger is served on an English muffin and it is just to go crazy over. The sweet potato fries is the best combo. Their Irish corn beef, cabbage and potatoes are a delight. During these tough times they made their outdoor setup adorable. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and this is the perfect spot to visit. Definitely, make some time to go down and grab a burger! Please take a look at their Facebook for visualization of the best burger!
The Hop Shoppe: If you’re having one of those days, we have the perfect option for you. This restaurant serves wonderful comfort food. Some appetizers to get your hands on would be: their soft pretzel, sliders, 5 cheese Mac and cheese, and onion rings. You will not have to go all the way to Philly for a cheesesteak because they have the best! Also, they carry every craft beer flavor you can imagine. This restaurant has an outdoor setup that may not be extravagant, but they do the best they can do for their customers! Owners are happy about the 35% capacity, and they are looking forward to the time when they can fully operate. Give them a friendly follow on their Instagram.