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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
Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Syosset, NY
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There's a reason it's crowded all the time! Terrific food with a great wine selection and friendly Shelter Island hospitality. Also recommend their market in the back for take-out containers of their mysteriously delicious bolognese sauce.

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Tuna tarter was a bit bland but the tuna was pretty fresh. Salmon entree was pretty good...the miso sauce could be less salty, but otherwise, the Jasmine rice with vegetables were superb! My boyfriend enjoyed his medium rare steak..... Most of the wines listed was marked up 3 or 4 times more than when you purchase it yourself at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

In contrast to the cool, laid back & sometimes frustrating service on Shelter Island, Vine Street Cafe has the slick service of a city restaurant. We selected a range of meals between the 5 of us, and all were good or very good and there was food envy for passing dishes that we hadn't ordered. It's hard to imagine this... More

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Las Vegas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to have a quiet couples dinner and were not disappointed. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Many choices on wine menu. Some of the best steak tips I've had, especially in a pre-fixe menu.

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Kitty Hawk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went here with friends while visiting LI vineyards. Our Chateaubriand was ice cold and served with ice cold sauce. No potatoes and no vegetables. Came with fries. When the manager came to the table, he informed us that they serve it this way. They are eclectic. In my 35 years of owning a restaurant, being the executive chef, French trained,... More

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If it would of been appropriate, we might all have licked our plates clean! The pepper corn sauce on the perfectly cooked steak and the bolonase. I mean seriously, how can food be that good? And the bread - YUM! The only reason I gave 4 stars for service was because they quit paying attention to our lack of water... More

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NYC
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Yes. The food is good but do you really need to pay $42.00 for a piece of fish no bigger than a Brillo pad? Marginal white wine for $14.00 a glass is a true lession in sipping. Is that really a $50.00 steak on the menu? Again the food is good but how they charge what they do is a... More

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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

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