Carol's Cafe

(718) 979-5600 | View Website

1571 Richmond Rd, Staten Island, NY | Directions   10304

40.591243 -74.101257

Open Hours

Wed-Fri, 6pm-11pm; Sat, 5pm-midnight; Sun-Tue, closed

 
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More Categories: Taverns

Price: $$$

Cuisine: Eclectic & International

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Todt Hill

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Menu
Warm Roasted Red Beet Tart Served w/ Herbed Goat Cheese, Fried Calamari w/ Garlic Butter & Hot Cherry Peppers, Traditional Fried Calamari w/ Tomato Dipping Sauce, Pizza Fritta, Carol's Crispy Thin Crust Grilled Pizza w/ Broccoli Rabe Roasted Sauteed Sweet Italian, Mussels in a White Wine Sauce or Plum Tomato Sauce, Sauteed Broccoli Rabe, Soup of the Day, Savory Summer Salad w/ Warmed Goat Cheese, Spinach Salad w/ Sweet Roasted Pecans & Gorgonzola w/ Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette... more

Reviews for Carol's Cafe

Recommends

Some locals may grouse at the prices, which are indeed higher than Staten Islanders are used to, but the fresh and reliable food cooked at this casual eatery really is on par with comparable bistros in Manhattan.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Respectable for Staten Island – was there on a Saturday night, unfornately seated next to a loud obnoxious table in the pub section, so we asked to change the table. In terms of service, the head hostess was great, very warm, sincere and friendly, this is where the above average part of the review ends. The staff was below par, a bus boy repeated kicked my chair when passing behind me. Unfortunately the clientale, and the staff are your typical locals. For the price I'd say I'm not entirely impressed with the food, it wasn't bad, but everything was way too salty, from the mussels to both entrees, as if everything was made by the same junior chef. The decor and ambiance was quite medioacre as well. At one point by adjusting the lighting, the lights were accidently switched off, leaving everyone looking around to find out what's going on (amateur attempt at ambiance control). Overall this is a good local choice from a million pizzerias, but not worth a drive from Manhattan or other boroughs.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

An adventure in fine dining – Price is well deserved for the quality of the food that you are served. Other reviewers complained of price, you get what you paid for!!!! Why go to Manhattan to sit in traffic and pay for parking when you can have a exquisite meal close to home. The best food on Staten Island with consistent new experiences for the palate...

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great food - Overpriced – Great restaurant, but if price is a consideration - Stay away. Food is of NYC quality, as are the prices. Service average at best, the local regulars seem to dominate the staff. Other places are worth considerations

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Food – This is one of my favorite places to dine on SI (along with Aesop's Tables and Trattoria Romana) and the reason is simply good food. Carol prepares excellent, diverse dishes and the overall experience is always pleasant. The best bargain, however, is the 4 course prix fixe offered on Wednesday and Thursday night. There is no better bargain considering the quality of food received. You can spend $20 to eat at Applebees so this is truly a catch. The prices on regular nights are a bit high for SI but the food still merits the prices. Definitely a must try!

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Great food w/ Manhattan prices – The prices don't fit the neighborhood. Otherwise, outstanding restaurant - great food, great wine.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

fine dining, no bridge tolls – I've gone to Carol's many times in the last year and no time has been a disappointment. The service is exceptional and staff very knowledgable. The food is always superb. Recommend Beef Wellington, lobster bisque and chocolate soufle when available. The pasta dishes are excellent and not the usual for Staten Island.

 

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