Phunky Elephant’s patio has enough room for you and a few friends to hang out with a couple of drinks and some cheese-forward bar snacks like macaroni and cheese spring rolls. They occasionally host live music here, and you can always make a reservation ahead of time online if you’re worried about finding a spot. They also have bingo brunch, in case that pairing of nouns makes you perk up.
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Jelisa’s Cafe is a Dominican bakery on Staten Island where you can stop by for a big plate of pernil or a smoothie.
Egger's Ice Cream Parlor
The Richmond Town location of this nearly century-old Staten Island ice cream chain has a bunch of picnic tables where you can eat a sundae.
99 Favor Taste
99 Favor Taste is a Chinese hot pot and Korean BBQ restaurant with a bunch of locations around NYC, including this New Dorp Lane spot on Staten Island
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Verde Curated Greens
Verde Curated Greens in Nomad does fancy, pre-made salads with some upscale protein choices.
Holy Ground is a below-ground Tribeca spot that looks like an old-school steakhouse, but actually specializes in slow smoked meats.
Studio is the all-day restaurant on the second floor of the Freehand Hotel, and it’s a great place to eat a burger and people watch.
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