Oars, Paddles Propel Staten Island Appetites

Among Staten Island's launch sites for canoes, kayaks and rowboats, Great Kills Park is not only easily accessible, but also close to a the Mansion Grand, featuring Alissia's Cafe and the Windjammer Lounge. Photo: Relevant Public Relations LLC

Among Staten Island’s launch sites for canoes, kayaks and rowboats, Great Kills Park is not only easily accessible, but also close to a the Mansion Grand, featuring Alissia’s Cafe and the Windjammer Lounge. (Photo: Relevant Public Relations LLC)

Canoes, Kayaks, Rowboats Call for Physical Exertion, Then Rewards

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – With the arrival once again of the season for muscle-powered small craft, a day on the water can put demands on the body.

Among Staten Island’s launch sites for canoes, kayaks and rowboats, Great Kills Park is not only easily accessible, but also close to a nearby welcoming haven at day’s end.

The Mansion Grand, featuring Alissia’s Cafe, in the heart of the Great Kills Harbor waterfront, has been popular with boaters of all kinds for years.

After a few hours of salt-water spray and sunscreen under an open sky, many folks feel it’s time to head back to terra firma for refreshments and rewards.

Because it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, restaurant patrons can avail themselves of numerous easy options and a good meal after waterborne activity has stimulated a healthy appetite.

The relaxed camaraderie in the Windjammer Bar & Grill makes this portion of the restaurant a fun place to kick back and chat about being on the water.

Not just a comfortable bar, the Windjammer has bistro service from a menu offering seafood, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and more.

In the adjacent Alissia’s Café, consider the $19.95 prix fixe menu or the generous array from the a la carte offerings.

And, yes, youngsters are welcome.

About the Mansion Grand, featuring Alissia’s Café

Overlooking the panoramic vista of Great Kills Harbor, the Mansion Grand, featuring Alissia’s Café, is a popular Staten Island, N.Y., destination for catered banquets, Italian/Continental a la carte dining, and gourmet prix fixe dinners from $19.95.

The iconic establishment, once known as the Marina Grand, is located at 141 Mansion Ave., in the community of Great Kills.

For reservations, additional information, or inclusion on the Mansion Grand/Alissia’s Café email list of special offers, call 718-605-9200, or log onto http://mansiongrand.com.