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The Tree House Restaurant

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The “tree” literally in The Tree House - the reason for the restaurant's name.

City Island is an odd, sleepy little fishing port, rampant with fish shacks and blinking neon lobsters. For more land-locked menu options, locals head over to the Tree House—yes, with an actual tree in the center, wrapped in Christmas lights and encased in glass.

At this quirky, homey restaurant, two brothers born in Montenegro, Yugoslavia, but reared in the pizza shops of the Bronx, bake charred, thin-crust pizza topped a dozen ways, along with a full menu of Italian and northern Mediterranean entrees. Meals begin with crusty bread from Arthur Avenue, served with silky red pepper and eggplant dipping sauces. Meaty choices abound, with pork sausage, pepperoni, and smoked meats topping traditional cheese pies, and appetizers like chevapas (skinless beef sausage) and shunka wrappers (cheese rolled in prime bacon) to titillate hearty appetites. More delicate dishes show that someone in the kitchen has a deft hand with the mandoline: Salads are showered with fine tendrils of mild feta; battered, golden eggplant parmigiana's sliced as thin as poker chips; the Sicilian trout's lavished with nearly translucent sliced garlic, and the house potatoes are deep-fried discs of carbohydrate splendor. Among the soothingly cloud-like Italian desserts, the cocoa-cloaked tartufo.

Extra
The Tree House Restaurant caters private functions, and can be rented for private parties or family celebrations.

Recommended Dishes
Italian wedding soup, $3.95; shope salad, $6.95; Tree House special pizza, $20; trout à la Siciliano, $ 19.95

Address:

273 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY 10464

Hours
Sun-Thu, 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops
6 at Pelham Bay Park

Directions
Take the Bx29 bus to City Island

Prices
$10.95-$23.95

Payment Methods
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features
    * Delivery
    * Dine at the Bar
    * Lunch
    * Outdoor Dining
    * Private Dining/Party Space
    * Take-Out

Alcohol
    * Full Bar

Reservations
Recommended

Delivery Area
City Island

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Anthony Carter

was born, raised and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA He is the New York Jets writer for Jets Stream and The Bronx Times. In his free time, he likes to make intros and find break songs, look for reporters for his online radio show. Conversely, he spends most of his day talking with NFL sources to get the inside scoop on what is going on in the NFL.