Owner | Peter Botros
Seating capacity | 500
Signature dish | Tuna Tartare
Peter’s Favorite Dish | Cookie Butter Mousse
Hours of operation | Monday – Thursday: Noon – 10 pm; Friday & Saturday: Noon – 11 pm;
Sunday 11 am – 9pmAt
At the Stone House at Clove Lakes, guests can treat themselves to a fine-dining experience and an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Situated right on the water in Clove Lakes Park, the tranquil setting invites patrons to unwind while they indulge in an elegant meal. When owner Peter Botros took over the restaurant last year, under an agreement from the Parks Department, which owns the land, he immediately went to work to improve the breathtaking building that houses the restaurant.
Now, with resurfaced wooden beams in the main dining room around a built-in fireplace and new gazebos that bookend the outside seating area just feet from the lake, the natural beauty of The Stone House’s architecture has been enhanced to let diners take full advantage of one of the most unique restaurants in the borough.“Most of the things we did, I’d call them restorations, not renovations,” says Peter, who has about 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. “Food-wise, we’re contemporary American, and everything is made from scratch. We only change our menu
three or four times a year. We try to take dishes people are comfortable with and play with the way they are presented, but not be intimidating.”With a diverse set of appetizers ranging from pear and bleu cheese empanadas to tuna tartare, a fully-stocked raw bar, and various fish, lamb, and steak entrees, The Stone House’s a la carte menu offers the perfect meal for diners to celebrate a special occasion or treat themselves to a fancy day out. Live entertainment is performed every day, with salsa and dance parties held on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer months. Borough residents who are looking to take fine dining to another level might be interested in booking a reservation at a newer section of The Stone House: The Chef’s Loft, only open on Saturday nights, where Peter and his staff put their creative twists on their menu.
A short trip up the spiral staircase to the Chef’s Loft
places you in a whole different culinary world. A backlit Himalayan sea salt wall and candle-lit tables
create a welcoming ambiance inside the intimate 20-seat room, where Peter and his staff cook the five-course meal in front of their guests.“In the Chef’s Loft, every course is paired with a wine, and we get very creative with what we cook and offer, with the way we present the food and the combinations of ingredients,” Peter says. The menu for the Chef’s Loft changes monthly and reservations are required.
The Stone House also offers off-premise catering and can host events and parties for all occasions, with a fully customizable menu.
To partake in a relaxing and upscale dining experience with an unmatched ambiance in Staten Island, book a reservation at The Stone House.