Deep in the quiet Staten Island enclave of Grant City you'll find Alor Café. During brunch, the usually pulsating lounge foregoes the DJ in favor of flat screens playing cartoons. Grab a booth at an arched window and dig into the avocado breakfast burrito, sweet corn omelette or fried-egg-topped chicken schnitzel. Tear the kids away from the restaurant's stash of Wikki Stix by offering them a PB&J and banana sandwich.
In some ways, Staten Island isn't like the other four boroughs: there's no underground subway and you'll see more sky than skyscrapers (unless you look toward Manhattan). But when it comes to food, the oft-forgotten southernmost borough has proven to be a standout time and again, boasting some of New York City's best pizza counters, ethnic eats and the Time Out Battle of the Burger champion patty Standard Burger. From Cajun to tapas, these are the best Staten Island restaurants.
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