Steaks, along with black coffee, entire pies, and eau de lawnmower, are an essential part of the 1950s Tough Gent's Diet Plan. Partake in the only edible retro eat with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steakhouse fare at West Shore Inn on Staten Island.
West Shore Inn's entrees showcase the fruits of the sea and the meaty vegetables of the land. All beef is aged on-site, including the black Angus New York strip (12 oz., $24), as well as the terra firma-dwelling half of the rib eye and shrimp scampi combo ($26). The arsenal of appetizers includes stuffed mushrooms ($8) and the house-favorite gastronomic gastropod, scungilli, served with choice of sauce and classic issue of National Geographic ($15). Diners craving a breaded Italian classic can order the veal parmigiana ($20), shellfish can listen to the sweet siren song of the sea scallops ($22), or sugar can choose the hot chocolate brownie explosion for dessert ($6.50).
The cozy, wood-paneled walls of West Shore Inn create a casual, inviting environment. Friday night guests may discover a live entertainment soundtrack to dinner, while Wednesday nights play host to karaoke sing offs.