We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 25 Shelter Island Restaurants

Vine Street Cafe

41 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964
631-749-3210
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Write a Review

129 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    68
    38
    14
    6
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

A somewhat cosy all American restaurant in a wonderful area. However, I found it very pricy particularly given the bad service. A waiter should really know how to serve wine! When we asked for a recommendation between 2 dishes, we were told that other dishes were better. My black bass was actually not bad, but I understand that the meat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
santa cruz, CA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went to Vine Street this evening. Another wonderful meal - mine started with a half dozen sparklingly fresh Montauk Pearl oysters, followed by the Monday night special Bouillabaise, served properly with croûtons and rouille. You won't find better this side of Marseille. Attentive but unobtrusive service was most appreciated. This place is expensive, but the product is so good, it's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We booked this restaurant having heard many great things. It was a huge disappointment. The service was poor, the staff did not seem to care in any way. Looking around everyone was feeling the same frustrations with the staff. They dropped off our second $50 bottle of wine and said “it’s a screw top, I will let you open it”... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NYC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We started off at the bar on a quiet Friday evening. Then we moved to a table for 4 by the window. There was a good selection of appetizers, entrees & desserts. Everything was yummy! The chef was very accommodating of my friend who is gluten free- the chef happily replaced a rice side with tasty looking vegetables. The fruit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The cocktails are expensive but delicious. The food is pricey but very tasty and well made. I had the mussels and fries. And the spinach/arugula with mushroom side dish. I was very happy with the food and the wine but the average meal is $100 a plate. It's the kind of place you go to once or twice in your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

WE love to eat at Vine street...inside, outside it never disappoints.....When we have company it is one of the first places I make a reservation as I believe it is a must when visiting the Hamptons...why don't they open in NYC???? The food is that good....

Was this review helpful? Yes
new york
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Leery of slow service and an over-wrought and noisy room, we walked into Vine Street Cafe on a Friday evening in October to find our fears for naught. The candle-lit restaurant was only half-full but glowing with warm, subdued vitality. Warm bread brought to the table was irresistible. A curried carrot soup delicious. The miso grilled salmon superb and their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This type of restaurant can only thrive in an environment with little competition (albeit an environment which is improving overall, see below for some alternatives). You realise this when you walk through the door to be 'greeted' by a hostess who has a slightly hostile and condescending air about her, making you instantly feel unwelcome and realise 'this is not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were old fans of Vine Street starting years ago during our summers on Shelter Island. The food, ambiance and personal attention from the wait staff and chef always justified to us their Manhattan restaurant-level prices. So when we reserved a table for our family to celebrate our anniversary (noting on our OpenTable reservation that we were celebrating) we had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Syosset, NY
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Arrived with reservation 5pm friday. Open table reservation warned there would be a 30 dollar charge per person for any cancelations less than 24 hours in advance - never ever heard of that before and I've been around. Figured I should thus have very high expectations because that is a very strong "how do you do" statement. So we were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Vine Street Cafe also viewed

Shelter Island, Hamptons
Shelter Island, Hamptons
 
Shelter Island, Hamptons
Shelter Island, Hamptons
 

Been to Vine Street Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Vine Street Cafe

Address: 41 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964
Phone Number: 631-749-3210
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Vine Street Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?