Although the view of the Verrazano from the wood-and-brick dining room remains unimpeachable, nothing else about this Staten Island classic is up to its old standards. Patricio's menu is still packed with items that sound like an intriguing spin on Northern fare. However, the food appears to be in a slump. The texture of the mollusks in the baked-clam appetizer wasn't up to snuff, and it couldn't be masked by an overabundance of bread crumbs. The shrimp in a pasta dish (with broccoli rabe, sun-dried tomatoes and way too much olive oil) had the same problem.
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