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“Great food, but....”
Review of Scrimshaw - CLOSED

Scrimshaw
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Front Street
Baldwinsville NY
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food, but....”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Searching for a place to eat in Greenport, we happened upon Scrimshaw. i preferred the quiet location to the hubbub of the larger restaurants. Scrimshaw is located right on the harbor and offers outside seating. The menu looked intriguing to a foodie like me. I was not disappointed. The food was fantastic! However, as a previous reviewer said, the service was "chaotic." Once seated, we waited quite a long time, even though the place was not packed. I had to remind the server to bring my wine. We asked for more bread but never got any. The server did disappear for a while during the meal. Ironically, the owner seemed to be sitting in a corner of he room, making comments and giving orders, for most of the time we were there, but doing nothing more. It is puzzling to me how a restaurant serving this quality of food would choose to minimize the experience by failing to get its act together.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank PatriciaJ51
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English first
Killingworth, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“East Coast classics with an Asian twist”
Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Scrimshaw very much. On the recommendation from someone else who had eaten there recently, we all had the duck. It was served with a savory Brie bread pudding and was wonderful. The dumpling appetizers were very good too. Our only complaint is that the service was a little chaotic. We had multiple people coming by and it was confusing who was doing what.

The restaurant could do with a bit more lighting on the outside. It looked dark as we walked near it and had we not had a reservation we might have thought it was closed.

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1 Thank SailCT7
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

This was such a cute restaurant. Great ambiance. We initially requested a table outside on their dock, but it got too cold so we moved inside. The servers were young but very nice. I had the bouillabaisse but. It was more of a fish stew than a traditional bouillabaisse but still very good. My boyfriend got the special pork loin which was also very good. If you are in greenport you should definitely try this place.

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Thank jjroehrich
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth paying a bit more for”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Pricey, but the food was delicious, the waiting staff helpful and the location (away from the main strip and at the end of a small jetty looking out over the ocean) pretty unbeatable.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Paul S
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NYC
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great view, wonderfully romantic and the food was quite good too!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was the only restaurant we didn't look up the reviews for before we went out there and I'm so glad we took a chance on it. The other waterfront dining options in Greenport had a bit too much of a frat boy vibe going on. This seemed like a little tucked away restaurant for adults. The outdoor deck was gorgeous, though inside looked lovely too. The service was outstanding. Our meal was really good and not just the same old run of the mil seafood options. We had a curried calamari appetizer that was fantastic!

Yes, it was pricey, but isn't everything out there? At least you are getting an amazing view and really good food for that price! The sunset alone would have made it worth it!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank marisapNYC
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