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18 Bay

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23 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964 (Duvall Rd.)
+1 631-749-0053
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 18 Bay is a Chef owned and operated restaurant. We serve a four course...
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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful food

We had a meal here with old friends and enjoyed our evening enormously. The food was all very tasty and visually beautiful. We started with a lovely little amuse buche that was like a miniature Spanish omelette. The antipasti had four components but they were able to vary some ingredients to allow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
janiemac2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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  • Local cuisine
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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had a meal here with old friends and enjoyed our evening enormously. The food was all very tasty and visually beautiful. We started with a lovely little amuse buche that was like a miniature Spanish omelette. The antipasti had four components but they were able to vary some ingredients to allow for food intolerances and dislikes with no fuss... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As I am writing this, I am still torn about my trip to 18 Bay. I like foodie-esque, creative menus but when that's coupled with lackluster service, it can significantly offset the experience. I must have had the same disinterested waitperson that other reviewers mention. It was a Saturday evening in May and the place was only half full so... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a wonderful meal at 18 Bay. The food was simply outstanding, beginning with the four-serving antipasti course of baby scallops and grapefruit, skate crudo, braised fennel with dates, and some delicious greens with small purple potatoes. My risotto and fish to follow were sublime. I am gluten-free and they were very accommodating. Everything was simply yet artfully prepared,... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Shlter Island is very desolate by late fall. But 18 bay stays open and serves a fixed fours course meal high quality. They also serve first class wine by the glass.

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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A perfect evening with farm to table ingredients and a menu that changes weekly. This restaurant is owner operated so we were very well looked after - food, service, and ambiance couldn't have been better!

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Oceanside, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The tasting menu was just a dream. We totally enjoyed the evening. The ambience was great, and the wait staff was professional. I had a great drink with Sarsaparilla syrup and Bourbon wow it was good!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

18 bay was recommended by several New York City and North Fork friends recently; so, I decided to take some friends who were visiting us in Orient, NY. We arrived early and had drinks at the bar, the old fashion was on of the best and the bartender/server was lovely. The menu is a seasonal/local prefixed which we were aware... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Food, service and atmosphere were amazing here - we loved the menu concept, Shannon our server was incredibly well informed and gracious. The chef came and said hi. Some of the best pasta we have ever eaten.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place is what the modern restaurant experience should be about, a laid-back, down to earth atmosphere, combined with personable service and imaginative cooking. Even the jaded, big city person will be pleased. Wonderful!

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We visited 18 Bay for dinner recently. The food was very good with some exceptions, and extremely overpriced. I had read about the fruit purses used to make some of their special cocktails. When I asked the waitress which seasonal fruit was being used she replied, "sugar plums". I was tempted to say, "as in the Sugar Plum Fairy?" but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964
    (Duvall Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island
  • Phone Number: +1 631-749-0053

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?