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Vine Street Cafe

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41 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964
+1 631-749-3210
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I won't give it an excellent only because the tomatoes in the tomato salad were chilled (chilled!!!). It would have otherwise been an amazing salad, to go along with the rest of a delicious meal. The lamb in the main course was perfect, and the desserts, both of which included seasonal fruits, were amazing. I have to say they were... More 

Thank Margarita P
New City, New York
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Vine Street Cafe is a short ferry ride from Sag Harbor, and in addition to the calm ferry ride, your seating as you have pre-booked your dinner reservation, inside or outside will be ready for you! The Menu is delicious, and there are nightly specials always added to the evening menu.... I recommend this restaurant as one of the... More 

Thank Shrothman
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strip steak and scallops were out of world. Fries that came with steak were delicious. Staff was very attentive.

Thank Carol A
Holbrook, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to start by saying you need a reservation. We didn't have one but did get to eat at the bar which was fine. The food was spectacular! We started with an heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad. The tomatoes were very fresh and the red onion was paper thin. I had the filet Mignon and my husband had the... More 

Thank Kibi94
Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth visit . We go once a year. It is rated as the best restaurant on Shelter Island but this past visit disappointed all four of our party. Except for the halibut, which was nicely prepared and served with spinach(although no starch) none of the other dishes were enjoyable. The chicken was dry and the lamb chops(a... More 

Thank Portojon
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

took friends last week to thank for their fabulous hospitality and was furious to have wasted the journey and cost of going there . Steaks arrived underdone with the wrong sauce , the bolognese was like somthing cloggy out of the 80s . Bread was hard and curling and the mint tea was served after a 3rd request for fresh... More 

Thank AnniebelleLondon
Allentown, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Vine Street Cafe was highly recommended so we went with another couple. The calamari was outstanding as an appetizer. My husband enjoyed the duck confit. I ordered the pastrami pork ribs. Although they were very tasty, I found them to be too heavily spiced with the pastrami rub and very salty. The other woman had the lobster risotto which she... More 

Thank NYNann
Acton, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Took friends out for dinner to thank them for a lovely weekend at their house only to have one of the most average meals at very high prices. We started with their Heirloom Tomato Salad, which sounded good from our waiter's description. Our heirloom tomatoes were neither heirloom, nor ripe. The mozzarella cheese was only fair. They got the basil... More 

Thank Steve L
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I think rating this restaurant 5 stars would have been a stretch but food is good service is good. So I rated it very good it was a little off season when we went but I liked it. It would not be my first choice especially when it's packed in the summer. Try it and see for yourself I will... More 

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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Not the best restaurant of shelter island but this place definitely serves quality food although a little overpriced. The special for last night was the bouillabaisse and that was very very tasty. The steak was very tender, I guess the best steak in shelter island. And the pasta was definitely very good but also filling. The clams were really fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +1 631-749-3210

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