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438 Nome Avenue (off Richmond Avenue) Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 761-HOLY (4659)
STARTERS / SALADS
Chicken Lils- Crispy chicken on a brioche roll dipped in your choice of Buffalo, honey BBQ or sweet chili Sabich in a Pita- Roasted eggplant, egg, hummus and Israeli salad Cigar Platter- Spiced beef wrapped in crispy filo with a side of tahini Kung Fu Salad- Shredded carrots, napa cabbage, bok choy,mushrooms, Asian sesame dressing Fire Salad- Mesclun mix, red and green peppers, jalapenos, roasted corn, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, lime zest, cilantro lime dressing
SANDWICHES / WRAPS / BURGERS
The Franky Schnitzel- Crushed garlic and Italian seasoned breading Shwarma Sandwich Baby chicken with shwarma seasoning
The Tony Special- Marinated grilled chicken, sauteed onions, peppers, garlic mayo, jalapeno mayo, spicy mayo
The Big Sister- Kung fu schnitzel or grilled chicken with sauteed mushroom, spicy peppers and Asian sesame dressing
The Holy Toasty- Crispy chicken topped with grilled pastrami on a flat toasted baguette with honey mustard, holy sauce
The Maurice- Grilled chicken topped with grilled pastrami, sauteed onions and honey mustard Panini & Veggie Sandwiches
The Cali Love- Marinated grilled chicken breast, avocado, sun-dried tomato, marinated eggplant with a creamy pesto sauce
The Rosie Special- Baby spinach, avocado, egg, red onions, tomato, garlic mayo Shimmishuka Three eggs in Shimmy's
special tomato sauce served in pita or baguette
Pepper Steak- Sauteed steak served with sauteed onions and peppers
In each of their locations, the Holy Schnitzel staff greet their customers the same friendly way, matching the pleasant ambiance and autumn color scheme of green and orange hues. The chain was started by a brother and sister team Ofeer & Sivan Benaltaba, who after growing up in Staten Island felt kosher was missing this type of cuisine done right. After the success of Staten Island (opened in 2008) and the Five Towns (2011), Holy Schnitzel brought an American menu with schnitzels (breaded chicken cutlets) splashed with a touch of Mediterranean to Brooklyn (2013). Drawing families for lunch or dinner, there is something for everyone with additional healthier alternatives on the menu.
The fun part about going here is that you can mix and match your own sandwich, with a wide variety. The restaurant offers starters such as Buffalo chicken fingers, falafel, and the most ‘craved’ about, Popcorn Chicken with a side of Buffalo, sweet chili or honey BBQ. Health watchers can create their own salad with a choice of four free toppings or to make it simple, just order the Healthy Delight or Avocado Salad. New to the exciting menu is the Steak Egg Roll (London broiled pastrami, sautéed mushrooms, garlic mayo in a Teriyaki sauce). For a great Panini sandwich, the "Cali Love" brings you grilled chicken, avocado, roasted eggplant, and a creamy pesto dressing.
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Be sure to try some of their many signature dishes, including: "The Tony Special," a baguette topped with marinated grilled chicken, sautéed onions, peppers, garlic mayo, jalapeno mayo, and spicy mayo; "The Big Sister" an Asian inspired baguette, which includes panko breaded schnitzel with a sesame dressing, sautéed mushrooms and spicy peppers and "The Holy Toasty" consisting of corn flake battered schnitzel, grilled pastrami, and vegetables on flattened toasted baguette with "Holy Sauce" and honey mustard. At Holy Schnitzel you can be guaranteed a pleasant experience from their family to yours.
Holy Schnitzel (Staten Island)
Michael DeMartino- 07/21/15
I came in for lunch and enjoyed the Cigar Platter. It was minced roasted beef with a tahini dipping sauce. The outer shell had this roasted cracker crunch and the inside had a light chew which balanced it out. It was a really great meal, would recommend. It's also a cozy place. They have just enough seats so it doesn't feel crowded but still small enough to have that "hole in the wall" type of feel to it. I also enjoyed the decor of the place. I'm a graphic designer by living so the first thing I usually notice is the colors of a room. It's absolutely worth checking out if you are in the area and want a good meal. Prices are about what is expected for a New York restaurant and the platters have pretty awesome serving sizes so you don't walk away feeling cheated. Keep in mind the Cigar Platter is an appetizer so that wouldn't be what I wouldn't be something you'd eat alone.
I've never left Holy Schnitzel less than satisfied, both in terms of being full of great food, and feeling like I got good 'bang for my buck'. A great addition to Staten Island, and an excellent stop for people travelling through...