Dining

Staten Island Dining

by Julie Besonen, 07/31/2013

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  • For a summer getaway, how about cruising to Staten Island? The free ferry is full of tourists snapping selfies and shots of the Statue of Liberty, disembarking at St. George only to ride it right back to Manhattan. Next time, stay for a spell. Several restaurants make it worthwhile, including the Italian nonna–run Enoteca Maria and the German beer and wurst specialist Nurnberger Bierhaus. Another favorite, Bayou, has been delivering a taste of the Big Easy for 10 years while steakhouse Ruddy & Dean has served up dry-aged steaks and spectacular views of New York Harbor since 2000. In our slideshow we're featuring a mix of old and new places, from classic pizza joints to an adventurous Sri Lankan buffet. Some are within walking distance of the ferry terminal while others require a bus ride or a few stops on the Staten Island Railroad (or better yet, a car). On your return ferry trip to Manhattan, be sure to stand on the deck like Melanie Griffith in Working Girl and take in the panorama.

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