Without flavorful fare, eating is just one more thing to check off a daily to-do list, like getting dressed, teeth brushing, and filling up the particle accelerator with plasma fuel. Combine productivity and enjoyment with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Bistro Restaurant in Staten Island.
Offering authentic Italian fare in an elegant dining environment, Bistro Restaurant entices epicures with an eclectic assortment of lunch and dinner specialties. Start dinner with an appetizing mouth party of steamed Prince Edward Island mussels ($10), or opt for the arugula 'n’ grilled portobello salad topped with roasted red peppers and grape tomatoes ($9). Culinary traditionalists can chomp on a classic margarita pizza with basil and fresh mozzarella ($10 for a 12" pizza), and fire-eaters can savor spicy fra diavolo on fettuccine pescatore with shrimp, calamari, octopus, clams, and mussels ($26). For tongue-snuggling entrees, the gnocchi alla genovese embraces taste buds with the help of a basil pesto cream sauce ($16), and veal scaloppine snuggles next to roasted shallots and mushroom fortified wine sauce ($22).
Bistro Restaurant's recently renovated dining room and lounge is peppered with intimate tables and illuminated by soft lighting. Live entertainment is available each weekend to complement the hunger headliners on the menu, and guests can toss back a potent potable while eavesdropping on conversations at the next table with a novelty ear horn.
Five Yelpers give Bistro Restaurant an average of four stars: