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18 Bay

23 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964
631-749-0053
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Duvall Rd.
Description: 18 Bay is a Chef owned and operated restaurant. We serve a four course Italian inspired Chefs menu that is a direct reflection of the local markets. Dinner begins with four different antipasti, followed by a handmade pasta, a choice of entree and dessert. The menu changes every week. We make handcrafted cocktails using organic syrups, serve local wine including two on tap, as well as international wines from small producers. We offer a vegetarian menu and accommodate for any allergies or aversions. We look forward to sharing with you our interpretation of the best of our terroir.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not worth going...we waited for 45 minutes for the bread, terrible service! The fixed menu was left a lot to be desired. We had reservations and still had to wait 45 minutes for table, not acceptable. The waitress had a bad attitude and was not caring. We will not ever go back!

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our first time eating at 18 Bay, all the outdoor seating was taken so we had to sit inside which I did not mind since it was a very windy evening. We went on a Monday it was a prix fixe menu and we happy with that, which made it easy for us since we got to try... More

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Shelter Island, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a surprise to find such high quality on Shelter Island. I've had a home here for 25 years and have eaten in every food establishment. This is certainly the best and most interesting and unusual meal I've had anywhere. We didn't know it was a tasting menu. We began with the appetizers: four small tastes. One was a baked... More

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Shelter Island, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Have dined here half a dozen times since my first meal on opening night in 2011. The food is lovingly and tastily prepared without fail. I especially appreciate not having to choose among the tantalizing appetizers as all four are presented to each guest on a subtly divided platter. Service is warm and workmanlike. The cocktail menu, while surely inventive,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Was here in February 2014, just after they re-open after winter. The restaurant was quiet but the food, wine and service were great. The set menu was the only option, but it had a good amount of choice on it and the food was excellent - the 4 piece anti-pasta starter was fab. Would recommend to anyone looking for something... More

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New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Really nice staff, wonderful food, very accommodating on special preferences, good wine, reasonable prices for that part of te world.

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South Beach, Miami Beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We heard about 18 Bay at Sylvester Manor north on NY 112. 18 Bay gets some of its produce from Sylvester Manor and other local farms. We were there in late May, a good time for early vegetables. The food was well-presented and cordially served. While the restaurant is in a adapted home, the ambiance was sophisticated, but relaxed in... More

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Greenport, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Me and my husband were at this family feeling restaurant few times, mostly just for a couple drinks. We like to sit on bar, it has only around 10 seats, what works for us, service is prompt and really good. Drinks are always delicious! We had dinner here for a special occasion, we made reservation in advance. What amazed me... More

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Hamptons. NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We'd heard a lot about '18 Bay', nearly all of it good. So, boarding the ferry at Sag Harbor for Shelter Island, we were anticipating a special evening. Mainly, this is what it turned out to be. The homely building is a former supermarket. On a late summer Sunday as we entered the restaurant, it felt almost as if we... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Went on Friday the 13th of September 2013. First ones for dinner service.....beyond great!!!! Everything was absolutely fantastic .......want to give it a very low rating so no one else goes here and ruins this gem on shelter island......what a dinner we had...!

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