New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractionsâ€”and enough personalityâ€”to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Blue reigns as the most happening restaurant and lounge on Staten Island, helped along by its waterfront setting (quite close to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden) and clubby exterior—a white hacienda framed by an attractively landscaped lawn. The Mediterranean menu includes slow-roasted lamb shank with risotto, chicken Malaga and branzini with herb sauce; every Sunday there's a fun clambake. Chef and owner Julian Gaxholli's Staten Island portfolio also includes Bayou, which serves Cajun-Creole specialties, and Beso, a Spanish-Mexican hot spot near the St. George ferry terminal.