Arties Steak & Seafood
Artie’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant would thrive anywhere yet its right in the middle of City Island, the charming seaport village in the Bronx. The Zagat N.Y.C. Restaurant Survey designates it one of the best in the borough.
Now marking 21 years under dynamic proprietor Spiro Chagares, Manager Laura Vendenberge, the talented kitchen, and floor staff have geared up to serve patrons an inspired global menu of seasonal specialties: Italian, traditional and contemporary dishes served with modern style. Sit back in one of three comfortable dining areas recently enhanced with new artworks and let the knowledgeable wait staff help you thru your meal.
Special Hint: This summer look for such signature dishes as: Lamb Sliders with Feta Cheese, roasted onions and tzatziki sauce; Chilled Seafood Gazpacho Soup; Asian Steamed Buns with crispy grouper filet & Asian slaw; and Oysters Rockefeller. Seasonal main courses include: Bouillabaisse mixed seafood in a saffron lobster broth with toasted baguette; a wonderful Crisp Long Island Ducking served with grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes, and apricot ginger glaze; and Grilled Whole Branzino served with quinoa salad.
Regular starters include: hearty Seafood Chowders; signature Sliders; delicious Mediterranean Grilled Baby Lamb Chops, served over field greens with crumbled feta and herb dressing; Tuna Sashimi with mango and wasabi dipping sauce; Chargrilled Calamari Salad with mesclun greens and lemon basil vinaigrette; a marvelous Seafood Salad for two with clams, mussels, calamari, scallops and shrimp tossed in a fresh herb-diced tomato vinaigrette; notable Clams Casino; Buffalo Chicken Wontons with bleu Fra Diavolo sauce; and Littleneck Clams Posillipo with cherry tomatoes, garlic and white wine.
There are also loaded Hot & Cold Antipasto Platters for two.
The expertly handcrafted Mediterranean Pizza for two is listed as an appetizer but can easily make a full meal. It is served with a variety of toppings each week.
Special Hint: New ‘Create Your Own Combo’ Platters served this fall include: choice of Rib Eye Steak, Chargrilled N.Y. Sirloin, Chargrilled Filet Mignon, Wood Grilled T-Bone or Baby Back Ribs paired with Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs, Jumbo Shrimp, 8 oz. Lobster Tail, or 1 ½ lb. Whole Lobster. Combos are served with vegetable and potato of the day. And you can order optional sides of sautéed broccoli, sautéed asparagus, or broccoli di rabe. Combos are priced accordingly.
Generous bowls of pasta include: Fettuccine with shrimp and lobster in a creamy Alfredo sauce with fresh herbs, parmesan Romano cheeses; classic Linguine with white or red clam sauce; and Angel Hair with Shrimp, scallops, artichoke hearts, black olives and tomatoes.
Carnivores will enjoy the Blackened Rib Eye Steak; Baby Back BBQ Spare Ribs and Fried Shrimp with country style slaw and fried potato wedges; Wood Grilled Center Cub Pork Chops served with roasted red potatoes and vinegar peppers, and Chargrilled New York Sirloin served with crunchy onions. Artie’s big Grilled Hamburger Classic served with fries and slaw is truly deluxe.
There’s a loaded Lobster Salad Roll and fresh Mediterranean Salads and sandwiches at lunch.
Special Hint: Check out the popular redesigned bar/lounge most evenings for good networking. Eating at the bar is also encouraged. There are over 30 imported and domestic beers available. The wine list has also been upgraded, and there is a good selection by the glass. There is also a signature cocktail and martini list.
Artie’ s Steak & Seafood Restaurant is located at 394 City Island Ave., City Island, Bronx, N.Y. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, noon to midnight. Main courses at lunch: $9 to $20. Dinner: $13 to $36. Combination platters and some seafood items: market price. Bar/lounge. Cocktails. TVs. Private party facilities. Off premise catering for home or office. Credit cards. Casual dress. Free parking.
Reservations accepted. Phone: 718-885-9885.