When you think of a night out on State Street, a late night out with friends is what probably comes to mind. However, you might want to consider starting your evenings early with a hearty meal at Uncle Tony’s, a local favorite that’s been around for over three decades.
Both Binghamton residents and students know the bar for its wide-screen TVs and daily drink specials, but did you know that it also offers comfort food from its kitchen?
This year is Uncle Tony’s first time participating in Binghamton Restaurant Week; it is offering a $10 3-course lunch with bar classics like sliders, soups, and baked desserts, and a $20 dinner special featuring items atypical for a bar, including panko-crusted salmon, sirloin with garlic mashed potatoes, and cheesy homemade ravioli.
We stopped by to check out some of the lunch menu offerings, which started with two standard and hearty Italian soups: pasta fagioli and chicken florentine.
The second course highlights a unique Italian pizza fritte; fried pizza dough replaces standard sandwich bread in this twist on an Italian classic. The golden, airy dough sandwiches Italian cold cuts (capicola and salami), roasted red peppers, provolone cheese, and a refreshing basil mayonnaise. The accompanying french fries were exceptionally crisp and were quickly devoured.
Pictured below is another tasty lunch entrée option, buffalo chicken sliders, complete with creamy ranch, crisp lettuce, and tomatoes.
Special thanks to Uncle Tony’s for letting us sample its Restaurant Week lunch menu!