$20 for $40 Worth of Contemporary American Cuisine at Rick's Cafe

Staten Island

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Without a distinctive ambience, restaurants would be cafeterias, and nightclubs would be drab mating warrens. Add character to your meals with this Groupon.

$20 for $40 Worth of Contemporary American Cuisine

Options include steamed PEI mussels ($12.50), a beer-brined pork chop ($24), and housemade gnocchi with chorizo ($18). See the full menu.

Rick's Cafe

Drawing on his experience as chef and owner of Aesop's Table, executive chef Dominick Rappa constantly updates the menu of seasonally inspired fare at Rick's Cafe. Waiters serve wine and cocktails to pair with dishes topped with such toothsome curiosities as truffle porcini cream, chipotle ketchup, and marrownaise. Inspired by the character Rick Blaine from Casablanca, owner Joseph Aliotta steeps Rick's Cafe in a classic ambience set to big-band music—the building itself dates back from the Prohibition era, having sprouted from a single cluster of hops. Drinking glasses refract light onto an antique mahogany bar in front of an exposed brick wall. A fireplace illuminates cherry hardwood floors in the dining room, and a private outdoor patio hosts alfresco dining.

Rick's Cafe

Drawing on his experience as chef and owner of Aesop's Table, executive chef Dominick Rappa constantly updates the menu of seasonally inspired fare at Rick's Cafe. Waiters serve wine and cocktails to pair with dishes topped with such toothsome curiosities as truffle porcini cream, chipotle ketchup, and marrownaise. Inspired by the character Rick Blaine from Casablanca, owner Joseph Aliotta steeps Rick's Cafe in a classic ambience set to big-band music—the building itself dates back from the Prohibition era, having sprouted from a single cluster of hops. Drinking glasses refract light onto an antique mahogany bar in front of an exposed brick wall. A fireplace illuminates cherry hardwood floors in the dining room, and a private outdoor patio hosts alfresco dining.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great place , good service and nice owner”

  • “Great food, friendly staff and entertainment. My wife is a vegetarian and the chef was nice enough to come to our table and make a special dish for her. The owner...”

    “Great food, friendly staff and entertainment. My wife is a vegetarian and the chef was nice enough to come to our table and make a special dish for her. The owner invited us back and we plan to return with friends this time a bit later so we can enjoy the entertainment after 9 pm”

  • “We have been to Rick's Cafe several times since its opening--a couple of times with friends. Each time was better than the last. We like that the menu changes...”

    “We have been to Rick's Cafe several times since its opening--a couple of times with friends. Each time was better than the last. We like that the menu changes seasonally as opposed to remaining stagnant like some restaurants. There is always attention paid to the customer for any feedback, whether it be positive or negative. They strive to make it right.”

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    Staten Island

    695 Bay St.

    Staten Island, New York 10304

    718-727-3663

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In a Nutshell

Executive chef Dominick Rappa designs menus of seasonally inspired fare in a 1940s-themed dining room

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 7th, 2012. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Must purchase at least 1 food item. Not valid during special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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