With the history of the Chinar Tree in mind, comes Staten Island’s Finest Russian Restaurant, Chinar On The Island. It is rumored that, under the Chinar Tree, Hippocrates taught his students. The Chinar Tree is also held in history as the place where lovers would meet. We carry on the beloved history of the Chinar Tree by bringing you, Chinar On The Island. The ambiance, romantic! The food, exquisite! The drinks, strong.