Move over Johnny's.... Make room for Tony's Pier, which is back in business very soon!
Tony proudly says he is from The Bronx and claims to hail from Crotona Avenue. Named after the Greek colony of Croton and known for its Olympic athletes, Crotona Park has served the Bronx community steadily since its purchase by the City way back in 1888.
On October 29, 2012 City Island lost Tony's Pier Restaurant, This popular place burned down during Hurricane Sandy. There is a new building, owned and operated by the same great family.
City Island Images spoke with restauranteur Anthony A Palumbo, who tells us that he plans to be open for lunch a year to the day when Hurricane Sandy devastated his popular outdoor food establishment.
We toured the facility with the condition that we not take any indoor photos of these modern and totally renovated digs. We can report that the indoor bathroom facilities for gentlemen as well as Ladies rooms are clean and spacious.
The outdoor seating is specious, with the same great view it always offered. There is plenty of free parking, including spaces for the handicapped.
Tony promises many fabulous surprises on his new and improved food menu. This place has been totally rebuilt and remodeled to appeal to their family clientele.
The breaded shrimp is delicious and their fried fish is even better.
Vaya Con Dios, TONY!
Tony's Pier Restaurant
1 City Island Avenue
The new restaurant looks terrific from the outside. Lots of windows. With the new modern look, I hope they will consider a new, modern, expanded menu with more alternatives to their popular fried foods, because then I can visit more often.
Welcome, bienvenido... etc.