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Vine Street Cafe

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41 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964
631-749-3210
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to eat on Shelter Island

Went to Vine Street Cafe on Shelter Island for the first time on a Monday evening with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Given that it was very early in the season, they were a bit short-staffed, but our waiter worked like mad to be attentive and move things along for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Philly
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Philly
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went to Vine Street Cafe on Shelter Island for the first time on a Monday evening with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Given that it was very early in the season, they were a bit short-staffed, but our waiter worked like mad to be attentive and move things along for us. The food was quite... More 

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Shelter Island, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visiting this fine restaurant during the summer season is often difficult because it's so popular. A visit in the Spring is recommended, if you can do it. All the same fine food, good service, pleasant atmosphere without the noise of a crowd. Food excellent. One of our party was dissatisfied with what he ordered, it was immediately replaced with abundant... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a great meal in the quaint but very busy location. The menu was seasonally correct and we enjoyed the duck and salmon. Let the waiter pick what was a decent Pinot noir. Next to the absurdly overpriced and equally overrated Topping Room, this place was spectacular.

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London, United Kingdom
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119 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 

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santa cruz, CA
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23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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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
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 

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NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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 

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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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....

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new york
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island
  • Phone Number: 631-749-3210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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