With subtle hints of style reminiscent of the great swing and blues era of the 1940s, Rick's Cafe lends a welcome vintage feel to the dining landscape of Staten Island.
You'll appreciate the warm mahogany bar with exposed brick and plenty of pleasant potables to quaff, from fine whites and reds to smoky bourbons and classic martinis.
The menu's enough to flip the script on dinners, with its fashionably eclectic blend of the comfortable (try Aesop's Classic Meatloaf or the Chicken-Fried Chicken) and the inspired (open up to Root Beer-Braised Pork Belly or the Gnocchi featuring shrimp, chorizo and absinthe).
End the night with a delectable dessert and a cigar on the patio.
Private parties up to 100 are welcome at Rick's.