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Vine Street Cafe

41 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964
631-749-3210
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
NYC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is gorgeous and the service was great. I get a little underwhelmed by the food on shelter island with the high prices however this place was good. We shared a delicious cote de rhone from a decent wine list. Scallop ceviche we found fresh but under seasoned, I expected more lime zesty. Hanger steak was delicious and cooked... More

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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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We went on a Tuesday (which seems to be the night that may restaurants are CLOSED on a Tuesday) and it was packed. The ambiance is romantic and cozy. That night was not my husband luck ... our waiter forgot his wine and we couldn't get a hold of a server since it was really busy but we finally did... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It isn't cheap, but it sure is delicious. Vine Street is one of the great places to eat on Long Island's east end, and is justly praised by locals and visitors alike. Great food.

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Sag Harbor, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Food here is absolutely amazing. We started with some local oysters, then crispy squash blossoms stuffed with a really tasty local goat cheese! We shared a miso glazed salmon and a strip steak - both cooked to perfection. The staff was friendly and very professional. Our server made great recommendations for our meal, and then the sommelier came by and... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I have been going to Vine Street each year for the past six years, and we have never been disappointed. The Vine Street Cafe is a rare treat in dining: excellent food, excellent and near-perfect ambience (once in a while you'll get a loopy customer with an obnoxiously loud laugh.) At tonight's visit, we had the Jumbo... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

making our reservation, confirming it and checking in with the maitre d' and her assistants were unpleasant experiences and it continued until we were finally seated half hour late on a Saturday night (to be expected in the summer). it is too bad as the waiters were eager to please and the food was delicious.

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Roseland, New Jersey
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303 reviews 303 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have had the pleasure of dining at Vine Street Cafe probably a half dozen times over as many years on my annual fishing trip to Shelter Island. This place is really excellent. Nicely casual trendy, dim lighting Island feel. Terrific service and excellent food! What more can you ask for? Briny fresh local oysters on the half shell followed... More

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new jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A special place. Lovely setting in a simple setting, simple but warm. The food (ahi (montauck caught) tartare with olives and capers, boulliabaise (local fish) , roasted herb crusted local fluke) were accompanied with vegetables and sides using local ingredients. The wine list is balanced and well matched to the foods. However, the fare is not inexpensive. Dinner for two... More

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Seattle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Our son brought us all the way to Shelter Island to experience Vine Street. We had lovely food and a wonderful visit with friends who'd come from Sag Harbor to join us. We really wanted to catch up with our family and friends, but the service was a bit too cloying. I felt like I was constantly being interrupted, but... More

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east williston, ny
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Vine Street came highly recommended. And it was vey good. I had the duck, it was perfect. I liked that they did not overbook the room. It was full but not overcrowded. My only wish was the someone else paid the bill. Pricey.

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