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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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Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
"Exquisite food beautifully prepared"

A creative tasting menu, always outstanding food and service. Go there for a romantic dinner or a feast with friends. Very friendly, cozy, elegant atmosphere. Always a treat! Their mixed drinks are divine!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
mabnyc2015
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scarsdale
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scarsdale
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A creative tasting menu, always outstanding food and service. Go there for a romantic dinner or a feast with friends. Very friendly, cozy, elegant atmosphere. Always a treat! Their mixed drinks are divine!

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Thank mabnyc2015
Sag Harbor, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Turn over decision-making to the masterful husband-wife chef team, Adam and Elizabeth, and come hungry, to enjoy a relaxed and extraordinary culinary journey through 4 courses of locally-sourced seasonal pleasures, often with a touch of something you've never before encountered. The four-section antipasti plate is one of the greatest restaurant treats ever, and this wonderful kitchen actually enjoys creatively substituting... More 

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Thank Sara G
New York City, New York
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

What a pleasure to dine here. The service was attentive. The wine list excellent. The food was great. Prix fixe only at dinner. Few choices but everything served was first rate. There are four appetizers available and you are served them all, followed by a pasta course and then a choice of two mains - one meat one seafood. The... More 

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Thank Dave11743
new York
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Just a superb experience . The menu was inventive and prepared to perfection. The service was equally excellent . Would not go to Shelter Island without eating here.

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Thank MOS6969
Shelter Island, New York
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This restaurant promises a lot -- and delivers even more. They menu is fixed and is a tasting one. So you need to come hungry. The meal begins with four appetizers each in a mini-portion. They are delicious and even if you don't or haven't eaten the main ingredient, you will find it so special that you wonder how you... More 

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Thank jax272014
Pleasantville, NY
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390 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

18 Bay offers a 4 course chef's menu: appetizer (four small plates) + pasta dish (no choices) + entree (2 options) + dessert (no choices). $68 per person. The staff were happy to offer our kids something special instead of the 4 course option: a simple pasta dish and a simple risotto. Overall the quality is very good, but inevitably... More 

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Thank MJMH
East Hampton, New York, United States
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience at 18 Bay last week. Looking for something different, we were influenced by the positive reviews on Tripadvisor and selected 18 Bay for a special evening. A limited menu by design featured a 4 taste appetizer, pasta, entree and desert. Our "limited" menu, sourced locally and changed weekly, included delicious tastes... More 

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Thank Tim B
New York
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201 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

18 Bay gives us an opportunity to have a high quality tasting menu in a lovely setting. The outside seating is wonderful! The chefs tasting menu (required) is delicious with a few exceptions. Although you are given all four appetizers listed on the menu with no choices, the combination of a roasted quail half,alongside crab and corn soup, big eye... More 

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Thank ForeFood
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Sit outside if you can. We waited for our table a little longer than I would have preferred. Also took time for the waittress to take our order...on what is basaically a fixed menu. Steak was very nice and deserts were tasty.

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Thank RSC838
Westchester County, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

not as well known as some other restaurant s in the area with better publicists and worse food...restaurant is an oasis of calm, limited but excellent prix fix menu. worth visiting

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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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 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?