Staten Island Restaurants in the AIA Guide to New York City, Revised Edition (1978)

Carmen’s, 750 Barclay Ave., southern section of the island off Hylan Blvd. near Arden Ave. Spanish and Mexican food in a charming hacienda setting overlooking Raritan Bay. A bit on the expensive side. Lunch and dinner seven days a week. Parking.”


Grandma’s Table, 33 Water St., Stapleton. Informal dining, lunch and dinner. Closed Thursdays. Inexpensive American standbys. Unpredictable service is compensated for by warmth of the surroundings. Park on street or in nearby municipal parking area.”


Demyan’s Hofbrau, 742 Van Duzer St. on the hill overlooking Stapleton. Occupies a building which was once a brewery. The restaurant walls are covered with memorabilia. (Demyan’s was used as the commissary during the filming on location of The Godfather.) Lunch and dinner every day. On the expensive side. Lots of parking.”


Montezuma’s Revenge, 103 Stuyvesant Pl., St. George. Don’t be put off by the name… terrific Mexican food, subtle to spicy. Lots of fun in a cozy setting. Lunch and dinner except Mondays. Street parking only, or try nearby municipal parking area.”


Forest Inn Restaurant, 834 Forest Ave. off Broadway and near the zoo. An unpretentious place for snacks and simple American meals. Lunch and dinner every day. Parking in rear.”


Staten Island Mall, Richmond Ave. at Richmond Hill Rd., not too far from Richmondtown. Plenty of parking around this indoor shopping center and a range of eateries to choose from: Zum Zum, Chinese, Italian, pizza, McDonalds, Baskin-Robbins, and don’t forget the department store cafeterias.”