Our Pick – The Stone House at Clove Lakes
The Stone House at Clove Lakes
1150 Clove Road
Staten Island, NY 10301
The Stone House at Clove Lakes offers it all: elegant dining, exceptional service, and a relaxing setting to escape from the busyness of everyday life.
The spacious restaurant nestled along the water at Clove Lakes Park provides a tranquil dining atmosphere with creative dishes designed by Chef/Owner Peter Botros. The menu changes with the seasons and this summer Peter invites you to try The Stone House’s lighter foods, like a Watermelon Salad or Chilled Corn Soup with Lobster and Chipotle Oil.
“Summer is a time to focus on fresh herbs and bright citrus flavors,” Peter says. “We have plenty of outdoor seating to let our customers enjoy a meal in the warm weather.”
The Stone House can accommodate more than 250 patrons in its restored dining spaces, complete with warmly-colored, resurfaced wooden beams, a fireplace, and outside gazebos next to the lake.
Inside, patrons can experience a different culinary adventure with a reservation at The Chef’s Loft, a separate upstairs dining area with a specialty menu. Every Saturday evening, guests will be served a five-course wine-paired dinner in an intimate seating area with a backlit Himalayan sea salt wall and candle-lit tables. The Chef’s Loft will also be open on the third Wednesday and Thursday of every month, with a different take on Saturday’s menu. July’s offerings will focus on Asian foods, and August will feature avocado dishes.
Sunday Brunch is offered from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., with live entertainment accompanying the prix fixe menu.
An acoustic guitarist and singer perform during dinner every other night of the week, adding an extra element to The Stone House’s inviting ambiance.
In the couple of years that Peter has had The Stone House, he has enjoyed hosting fundraisers for various charities in the community. On August 10, The Stone House will host a benefit for Michael’s Cause, which raises money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research. A $59 ticket includes all-you-can-eat barbeque food, and live country music will be performed.
“It’s gratifying and humbling to see that people appreciate the work that we’ve done,” Peter says. “We enjoy giving back to our community.”