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18 Bay
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Duvall Rd.
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.
Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Went on Friday the 13th of September 2013. First ones for dinner service.....beyond great!!!!
Everything was absolutely fantastic .......want to give it a very low rating so no one else goes here and ruins this gem on shelter island......what a dinner we had...!

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Thank Mybackhurts
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a lovely dining experience - I love the prix fixe nature of the menu, which enabled me to try things I normally might not have tried. The entrees were fantastic and the atmosphere was just perfect for a late summer night. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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1  Thank sorensaa191
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We have been at 18 Bay when they were in Bayville and liked it very much but the new format here did not work for us. My husband was particularly unhappy with it. The only choices were a small chicken breast or fluke neither of which he would ever order in a restaurant. The small portions of the appetizers were not to his liking at all though I enjoyed them all. The homemade pasta was very good. His chicken came cold and when he sent it back it came over cooked and dry. My fish was fine but not really very interesting. I loved the salt, caramel ice-cream.
The place is lovely and the staff is extremely professional. All in all, we were very disappointed

2  Thank vishty
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you ever travel to the East End of Long Island, take the ferry from Greenport to Shelter Island and dine at the 18 Bay restaurant. In our book, this is probably the best restaurant on the island these days. There is a set five course menu at $75 (smaller portions) or you can order individual dishes. The dishes arrive at a measured pace, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The restaurant could compete with NYC restaurants!! The wine list is great and the ambiance is also very nice. Resrevations are a must - ask for a table on the porch, You will readily believe that you were in a small New England town and not on an island in the Great Peconic Bay!!

On the return ferry trip that evening, pretend that you are board the Queen Elizabeth II coming into the New York harbor..............

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1  Thank newsuffolk
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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

I loved the food at 18 Bay. It's a set menu so you get what your given with a choice between 2 entrees and 2 desserts. Vegetarians and vegans can be catered for if you let them know in advance. The menu is the same all week so you can look online and check if worried something won't be to your liking. My night here was perfect, a romantic dinner for 2 on the penultimate night of the holiday. We had 4 perfect portions of different starters: I loved the soup with crab the most and my boyfriend raved over the caponata. Pasta was pappardelle with beef ragu- superb and mains were duck or striped bass both delicious. Dessert was vanilla panacotta with peach and a tiny melt in your mouth biscotti that lefte wanting more. We also enjoyed a couple of fab cocktails to start . At $55 dollars each it is incredibly good value compared to some of the places we've been too. Definite 5 stars

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Thank River20132013
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