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Scrimshaw Restaurant
Scrimshaw Restaurant

Scrimshaw Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.scrimshawrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (631) 477-8882
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Saturday - Monday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Off Season: Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Cash Only
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Rosa Ross
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Now offering on or off-premise catering
  • Private Party Contact: Rosa Ross (631) 477-8882

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Scrimshaw Restaurant
Scrimshaw is uniquely situated in historic wharf buildings right on the water in the Village of Greenport, New York. The restaurant setting reflects the history of the whaling ships that sailed from this port in the early years of the 20th century. Scrimshaw's dining room offers water views on three sides and open-air dining on the dock. Enjoy drinks in comfortable Adirondack chairs outdoors or in the bar room with windows that look out on a Greenport boatyard. Although the cuisine is contemporary American, the chef's Asian and international background is reflected in many dishes. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Scrimshaw offers top quality dining in a quirky setting. Sitting on the dock of the bay, leisurely eating a delicious meal with easy-going companions, is my idea of perfect entertainment. I will return."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Everything was great about this restaurant. My wife was talking about how much she loved the lobster for two days."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "In historic Greenport, the great setting and asain influenced food outway the inexperienced staff. Dumplings and beet salad great. My pork-belly delicious. Get there for sunset."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Scrimshaw. We were looking forward to wrapping up the holiday weekend by enjoying a great meal out on the deck. The food was very good. I had the ceviche appetizer and jerk chicken entree while my wife had a salad and the pork. Both meals were well portioned and tasty. The problem was the wait staff was, let's say, disinterested. Our waiter seemed to be sleep walking through his shift and the hostess, while friendly, didn't add much."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Service was very slow and not very attentive. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I enjoyed my dishes whereas my husband did not-- I think he was put off though by our waiter, who was not very knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommend the chowder, and it's great for outdoor dining, as well as for a different type of menu than you'd expect in Greenport. For the prices they're charging though, the waiters should have expert knowledge of the dishes. Overall, I'd give it a second try."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I made a reservation via open table for a Wednesday evening but when we got there (with a hungry toddler) the restaurant was closed!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great food, outstanding service - attentive but not intrusive, and you can't beat the view of the water."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This place is a great little retreat, on the side of the main road on top of a dock. We had our anniversary dinner here. Food was great with one small mistake, both the duck breast and steak were undercooked. However it was of high quality."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Valentine's Day had a price fix which is great idea. However, the qty of food was scant. Everything was tasty except the olive oil served with sliced bread (only 2 small pieces each) tasted quite off! We weren't sure if it was old or a lower quality of olive oil."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant has a casual, upscale appearance with a great scenic view of Greenpaort Harbor Perfect nautical ambience appeals to both couples seeking a romantic atmosphere and family gatherings Our prix fixe Valentines Day dinner was beautifully prepared and there was more than enough to share. Will return whenever we can."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Portions are very small and the prices very high. Beautiful view and good Chinese menu, especially for the Lunar New Year."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I would not recommend this restaurant. My husband and I were in Greenport on Chritsmas Eve and wanted to have a delicious Christmas Eve dinner. The Scrimshaw was not our first choice, but it was the only restaurant open in the town. I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi appetizer. The gnocchi was mushy and just floating in unseasoned butter. As an entree, I ordered the monkfish. It was overcooked. My husband's food was completely underseasoned. His seafood chowder had no seafood - just potatoes. In addition, the menu was completely overpriced for the portion sizes and quality we received. The only bright spots were that the service - both at the bar and at the dinner table - was excellent and the waterfront location is beautiful."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Buffet dinner with large choice of food, suer moist turkey, multiple stuffing chooses. Very much enjoyed and will bne returning!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We arrived for our 7 pm reservation and were promptly told they were staying open just for us. We felt unwanted. The wait staff were great , food lacked seasoning but dumplings were great. The owner needs to learn how to be friendly"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "We had a fantastic meal. We forgot to order the dumplings, so we'll go back to try them and some of the other dishes. The lobster tails were perfect and the duck was excellent. We had the bread pudding(yum) and the berry tart, which tasted like home-made. The staff was friendly and eager to please. We had a nice romantic evening."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Terrible. Please do yourself a favor and don't go here. I would give it no stars if I could. We went here for dinner as a party of 5. It was close to empty - we should have taken the hint. The service was terrible, the food even worse, if that's possible (the service really was that bad - when my father's dinner came out 10 minutes after everyone else's food, the unapologetic and very uncaring waiter told us the food runner was busy talking on his cellphone - WHAT?). Bland, boring, but expensive nonetheless! Dinner was $300 and was the quality you'd expect to find at a mediocre diner."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Nice place. Food is nothing too special, good quality but not all that spectacular. A bit overpriced of course. Get a table outside - that is the best and that is what you would be paying for"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Limited menu. Fish tacos with tilapia...we're on Long Island With tons of fresh fish. Asked to substitute Fresh local fish and there was a $10 up charge! First $25 taco I've eaten. Skip this place."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "The setting is wonderful. Attractive restaurant with a wharf extending out on which there are tables too. Waitstaff is very attentive. Dinner was good - not outstanding but very good, especially for Greenport. It's a bit expensive for what it is but you can't beat the setting."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "Fantastic setting on the harbor in Greenport, with a good menu. The dining experience could have been greatly improved with more attention to detail. The canvas director's chairs for the outdoor tables are completely the wrong height for the tables, and the enameled metal tables themselves look like they resist being cleaned. Service was mediocre, with dishes delivered to the wrong tables and simple requests ignored or forgotten."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "For the last three summers my husband and I have enjoyed amazing food and service at Scrimshaw. This Saturday we hosted a couple and was incredibly disappointed by the service and the Angus steak entrees. Our table ordered a bottle of wine for the table appetizers; squash blossoms, green salad, clam chowder and the steamed dumpling which were all delicious. However, the two angus steak entrees for the gentlemen in our party, were requested as "medium, rare" and arrived "well". Needless to say all were gracious but it was too late in the day to send it back for correction. The ladies meals were perfect; sea scallops and a Hong Kong style bouillabaisse. The desserts of cheesecake, tarts and flourless cake were all delicious too!"
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "The food was excellent especially the special Macau dish. Waiter was adorable and very good."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "The cuisine is just OK - nothing to write home about - but they gave us a table outside and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "As good as the food was is how poor the service was. A very young and unsupervised staff. The food however was excellent, especially chinese steamed dumplings and fresh striped basss. The beet salad we had and scallops were also very good. Best to sit out on the back dock. The beautiful mastheads that decorate the restaurant are worth a visit alone."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Great waterside dining out on Preston's dock! If you like to eat near the water can't get much better then out in the dock. Food was very good and service very good as well. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "I made a reservation here because of it's Zagat's review. The worst mistake ever. The place was empty on a Saturday night, It must have been the waitress's first day as a server because she couldn't answer any questions about the menu. She even forgot to put in one of our orders so by the time the dinner came out everyone else was just about done. The food itself wasn't very good either especially considering the price. We couldn't get out of there quick enough. Do yourself a favor, don't waste your time or money eating at this place."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "We had three nights in town and would have to vote Frisky Oyster our fav, followed by Noahs and then Scrimshaw. Food was OK, but none of it life changingly good, service welcoming but not polished at all. Was excited for the housemade dumplings but found filling to be dry, no dessert menu and items not suggestively sold. Good wine list."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "We went for lunch over the weekend. They were out of several items on the menu which left a very limited selection. The fish tacos were good, but the fish was tilapia which had no taste at all. You would think being on the most eastern end of Long Island they would have had a fresh and flavorful local fish. The prices were very expensive. I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "This was my first time here, and I was happy to learn that it was as good as I'd been told it would be. Beautifully prepared and presented."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "Celebrated birthdays with great friends..Rosa never disappoints! Excellent from beginning to end!Perfect winter spot for dining and even better in the summer...one must enjoy all seasons at Scrimshaw!"
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "The food at Scrimshaw is consistently very good. I have taken house guests to dinner there and they have always enjoyed it. Guests have commented on how nice the menu is. This weekend the food was very good as always however it was very cold outside and difficult to keep the indoor temperature comfortable. Also I was disappointed in the dessert selection. There was only one item and it did not seem fresh. That is very unusual."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "menu is diverse very different items to satisfy all tastes"
    Dined on 2/23/2013
  • "A small trendy resturant offering views of Greenport Harbor. My pasta dish with lobster was excellent"
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "We were there for a Chinese New Year celebration. A nine course extravaganza that lasted 3 hours! I can't think of a better way to spend an evening. What a lively, fun place with such carefully prepared food."
    Dined on 2/9/2013
  • "All around, we had a fantastic dinner. It was quiet and cozy; the food was outstanding. For quality of cuisine as well as its atmosphere, I cannot recomemend Scrimshaw restaurant highly enough. We were all just very impressed."
    Dined on 12/28/2012
  • "I had been past the Scrimshaw many times but this was the first time I ate there. The food was amazing and Rosa (the owner) was pleasant and attentive after our meal."
    Dined on 10/27/2012
  • "We were a party of 6 and the food was delicious...Long Island Duck, the best I ever had. The pork tenderloin was also delicious. the mussels to die for..."
    Dined on 10/13/2012
  • "my wife and i were taking a two night getaway to the north fork in celebration of our first anniversary. i ordered the duck and was thrilled with the results. having a brie filled timbale of peach bread pudding for the duck to stand against seemed unusual at first but was found to be just the right comfort food complement in between chews of tender long island duck. my only critique might be that the restaurant was aware we were there for a special occasion and did nothing to acknowledge that fact. perhaps they could have comped the first round of prosecco. would have been a classy touch. all around though, a memorable meal from a gastronomic point of view."
    Dined on 9/11/2012
  • "Nice View of the sound. Small portions and slow service in an empty place on a sunday afternoon..kind of odd? But go for the view and have a drink and relax.."
    Dined on 9/9/2012