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The Tavern at Shelter Island House

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American, Grill, Bar, Seafood
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11 Stearns Point Rd, Suite 2, Shelter Island, NY 11965-2009 (West Neck Road)
16317495659
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sea Cliff, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great Shelter Island dinner! Oysters and quinoa salad were delicious. Terrific service, too. We were able to make a last minute reservation and the staff was kind and attentive. We brought our 2 daughters, who also loved the food. The kid menu provides big portions! The outdoor bacci courts are a fun way to end the meal.

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Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Tavern and your 5 star rating! We are happy we were able to accommodate your family last minute, and that you found the food delicious and enjoyed the friendly staff along with a game of Petanque (aka - Bocci :)). ! We hope you will return to dine with us again... More 

Coaldale, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The food is great here and the service is awesome. If you get a chance to eat here ask for Wayne he is the best and friendliest waiter I have ever met.

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New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I have to start this review by saying the Summer Spinach Salad was delicious and I have been (unsuccessfully) trying to recreate it at home ever since! We were seated on the front porch of the inn and the vibe was casual/elegant. My husband had a ceviche appetizer and the sirloin entree and said both were great. I love fish... More 

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Thank 2015missyb
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review! We appreciate you taking time to write about our Tavern restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed the summer salad and hope you master the recipe soon! We are happy to hear you are returning with your friends for another excellent meal and look forward to seeing again! More 

Shelter Island, New York
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I know this is one of many iterations at this location but this one may be the winner. Friendly, concerned service, sitting outside quite delightful on a summer evening. Food was above average but not superlative. Two of our party had roast beef sandwich, one pasta bolognese and one crab cakes. Each was pleased if not overwhelmed. I've heard the... More 

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Thank jax272014
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for dinning with us and taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you found sitting outside delightful and the food above average. We look forward to having you dine with us again and we hope you can come back for one of our special brunches soon! More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to having an early dinner at this venue, but the hostess was extremely rude, condescending, and unacommadating. The wait service was exceptional and the food was good, but the hostess ruined our mood. The hostess yelled at us from across the parking lot when we walked in and when we left because she thought we were... More 

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Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to review the Tavern. We are delighted to hear that you found the food good and the wait service exceptional! We apologize for any miscommunication with the parking situation and our hostess. We appreciate your feedback and hope your next visit at the Tavern is as enjoyable as your dinning... More 

Cutchogue, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We recently dined at The Tavern at Shelter Island House and truly enjoyed the whole experience. We were warmly greeted and since we arrived early we opted to have a cocktail on the back porch and take a peek at the hotel. What a beautiful setting!! The Shelter Island House has a way of making you feel like you are... More 

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Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the Tavern! We are pleased you enjoyed the whole experience and property during your visit. We are especially pleased that as a burger expert, that the burger "did not disappoint"! Thank you for sending your friends our way and recommending our restaurant so highly. We look forward to seeing you at the Tavern... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I've been out to Shelter Island a few times over the last few years and the Tavern has become my favorite spot to eat. The staff is so attentive and alway give great recommendations for food and drinks. The outdoor seating is fantastic, and perfect for any kind of weather since it's all covered. The french onion soup, calamari, prime... More 

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Thank Caitlin M
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star rating for our Tavern Restaurant! We are so happy you have enjoyed every meal and the opportunity to sit outside in any weather. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon! More 

Mobile, Alabama
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The restaurant has a cool vibe, charming feel, while sitting on the outside porch in the front. It was a very busy Saturday night so I think the kitchen was stressed. service was a little slow. I was disappointed in the quality of the food. I ordered crab cakes. They tasted mostly like filler and seemed to be frozen. Our... More 

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Thank Bob B
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Tavern. We are pleased you enjoyed the feel of the restaurant and enjoyed sitting on the front porch. We appreciate your feedback on the food quality and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner there but this place is super popular and you need to have a reservation on the weekends. We got seated pretty late and just ordered few dishes: onion soup and a chicken potpie. Both were absolutely wonderful.

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Thank Inna S
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at the Tavern. We are so pleased we could accommodate you with a late dinner and glad you enjoyed your meal, we hope you will join us again soon! More 

Long Island
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189 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to this tavern because we spent the day on Shelter Island exploring, and very little was open during the off season. Charming and welcoming tavern. Food was good, but service a bit slow considering we were the only patrons sitting at a table. There were people (and loud) at the bar which seemed to receive the care and attention... More 

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Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Tavern at Shelter Island House. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal and felt welcome. We hope you will be able to dine with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $40
Cuisine
American, Grill, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Stearns Point Rd, Suite 2, Shelter Island, NY 11965-2009
    (West Neck Road)
  • Public Transportation: Train: www.lirr.org Penn Station to Greenport, then board the ferry to Shelter Island. Bus: Take The Hampton Jitney www.hamptonjitney.com to Greenport, then board the ferry to Shelter Island.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island
  • Phone Number: 16317495659
Description
Dedication to local farmers and fishermen ensure the dishes celebrate freshness and inspiration. New American style menu is complemented by handcrafted cocktails, world beers and a meticulously curated wine list to round out your exceptional dining experience. Seasonally driven menus and ambiance change from al fresco to fireside and accompany the re-freshed chic decor. Known as the island hotspot conjoined with the welcoming team that is both local and family owned makes Shelter Island House Restaurant your best island destination for friendly sophistication.

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