4. Artie’s Steak and Seafood

Artie's RestaurantArtie’s Steak and Seafood

Artie’s Steak and Seafood, at 394 City Island Avenue, offers a selection Mediterranean seafood and American-style fine dining fare. Opened over 20 years ago by Spiros Chagares, the eatery prides itself on locally sourced ingredients prepared using creative cooking methods. The eatery’s decor features white tablecloths with wooden chairs, white brick walls, an ornately decorated gray ceiling, and paintings of fruits and vegetables.
Reasonably-priced appetizers range from grilled octopus served over gigantes beans to coconut panko-crusted shrimp, to buffalo chicken wontons with diavolo sauce. Artie’s also offers a selection of clam and mussel starters as well like little neck clams Posillipo with cherry tomatoes and white wine. Italian-style pastas include Frutta di Mare in a spicy tomato sauce, rigatoni with sweet sausage, and their Zuppa di Pesce for two with a selection of seafood over linguine.
Artie’s offers a rather large seafood menu with creative and cross-cultural dishes like Caribbean jerk mahi-mahi, shellfish jambalaya, and miso-crusted Chilean sea bass with cellophane noodles. In addition to a selection of fried seafood, Artie’s offers more traditional fare like fillet of sole stuffed with crab meat, broiled lobster tail, and poached salmon. Non-seafood entrees include Southern-style baby back ribs, NY sirloin with crunchy onions, and Italian-style pork chops.