Restaurant and Hotel Week: Here’s what’s on offer in Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Of the hundreds of restaurants in NYC & Company’s Restaurant Week program, there are three in Staten Island to choose from – Gio’s in Eltingville, Ralph’s Sports Bar in Dongan Hills and Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Bar and Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield.

Restaurant week now runs until February 13, Monday through Friday. Participating restaurants offer lunch and dinner at a fixed price. Taxes and tips are not included.

Gio’s is a newly renamed upscale Italian restaurant offering signature steaks, chops and cocktails – 3800 Richmond Ave., 718-227-3914; GiosNYC.com. For Restaurant Week, customers will receive lunch for $39 and dinner for $59. Starter, entree and dessert options will change daily at Gio, but each offering includes a three-course meal.

Gio’s in Eltingville offers steaks and Italian cuisine. (Courtesy of Gio’s)

Ralph Tafuri of Ralph’s Sports Bar in Dongan Hills – 1571 Richmond Rd., 718-714-8805 – was thrilled with his inclusion in NYC Restaurant Week. He is delighted to share the neighborhood restaurant’s extensive, unpretentious menu with visitors from outside the borough. Her three-course choice will show a handful of Ralph’s bites, hearty pastas, burgers, steaks and, of course, her mother’s homemade tiramisu.

“Come for the cold beer and the warm welcome you can always find at our Staten Island dining room,” Tafuri said.

Lorenzo’s prix fixe offers his most popular dishes such as Calamari Padella with sweet cherry peppers, pine nuts, sweet chili-soy sauce and white balsamic vinegar. Entree choices are grilled pork tenderloin and salmon with basil pesto. Bombolini filled with Italian pastry cream is the dessert. Lunch and dinner at Lorenzo’s during Restaurant Week includes a glass of wine and coffee or tea. Three courses are $39 per guest. Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret is located at 1100 South Ave., and can be reached at 718-477-2400 Ext. 4, Lorenzosdining.com.

Earlier this month, NYC & Company also launched NYC Hotel Week. The Hilton Garden Inn is part of this effort which sees 22% off the best available rate, to celebrate 2022 – www.nycgo.com/hotelweek.

Reservations can be made through NYC & Company, the Big Apple’s official tourism organization, or directly with the restaurant.

Diners who pre-register their Mastercard online and spend more than $39 in a single transaction will receive a $10 credit at participating NYC Restaurant Week restaurants at no cost to the owner. The customer can receive the $10 statement credit up to five times.

Generally speaking, city-wide prix fixe menus may include lunch and/or dinner for on-site dining (indoor and/or outdoor seating). Lunches include a minimum of two courses priced at $29, $39 or $59. Dinners translate to a three-course minimum priced at $29, $39, or $59.

As NYC & Company launched NYC Restaurant Week, it also launched NYC Broadway Week and NYC Must-see Week.

“Not to be missed” refers to attractions and museums, and like Broadway, it will be a two-for-one deal. These are all components of the NYC Winter Outing program and full details can be found at nycgo.com, the official New York tourism website).

Restaurant Week is free for participating businesses. The deadline for this program has passed, but interested sites can contact NYC.go via business.nycgo.com/about-us/contact-us.

Pamela Silvestri is editor-in-chief of Advance Food. She can be reached at [email protected].

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