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18 Bay

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23 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964 (Duvall Rd.)
+1 631-749-0053
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beth at Seven on Shelter recommended we celebrate our Anniversary here and Thank GOD she did! The service was impeccable specifically our server and Jimmy who was down to earth, friendly and a true asset. And as impressive was the Chef bringing us our pasta dish which was beyond perfect. The husband and wife owners/ chefs were both welcoming, appreciative... More 

Thank Mike S
Shelter Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here four times and never been disappointed. With a fixed menu that changes each week it's important to check out what's being served. If lamb porterhouse or harpooned fish is on the menu you will not be disappointed. Not sure about the value of wine pairing. This is a top notch, but pricey restaurant.

Thank Glenn78954
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Had an absolutely amazing dinner at 18 Bay with a group of girlfriends back in August. Quality was equal or better the best places I've been to in Manhattan - I'm still thinking about the leg of lamb they served me - maybe the best lamb I've literally ever had - perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked! And they were so... More 

Thank Amy Y
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, excellent service. Even though it might be more pricey than other restaurants on Shelter Island, it is worth the money.

Thank Peter S
New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The chef makes it easy when you all you have to select is your entree choice. The pre-fix menu had a little bit of everything and the food was divine. The service also was impeccable. Our waitress accommodated our every request even though we had a 1 year old child with us who would not stay steady for 2 seconds.... More 

Thank Niko P
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Elegant at home setting for a varied set menu. Jimmy made sure that our dietary restrictions were perfectly accommodated. The four courses are nicely proportioned, so try them all highlights on our visit included a fluke crude and the pasta course.

Thank Martha J
Dix Hills, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We absolutely loved this restaurant and would go back there in a heartbeat.. I wish it were closer to home so we could go there during the year

Thank barbara m
Greenwich, Connecticut
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We ate dinner (the only meal they serve) at 18 Bay on one of the last nights of a distance cruise with our yacht club. It was just the two of us and we enjoyed the prix-fixe 'tasting menu.' Scallops, short rib, delicious vegetables for appetizers and a delightful light salad followed by a terrific pasta and mushroom dish for... More 

Thank CJAP60
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner and it was lovely, given the option to sit anywhere because we came earlier. We were given a special chefs 4 course menu, which was unique, the appetiser was very tasty and the pasta was delicious with a strong pesto taste, I wouldn't really recommend the beef as it was a little over cooked but still... More 

Thank Adrian T
Southold, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This was our 5th time over the course of three years and it is a true go to winner for us. From the winning menu , the decent wine offerings and the attentive service, we know that every time we go we will not be disappointed. Seasonal foods, generous servings and all prepared in a creative and intelligent way makes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?