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Vine Street Cafe
Vine Street Cafe

Vine Street Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinestreetcafe.com
  • Email: christopher@vinestreetcafe.com
  • Phone: (631) 749-3210
  • Hours of Operation: Mon: 5pm - 9:00pm
    Tues: Closed
    Wed: Closed
    Thurs: Closed
    Fri: 5pm - 10pm
    Sat: 5pm - 11pm
    Sun: 5pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Terry Harwood

    Executive Pastry Chef: Lisa Murphy Harwood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Vine Street Cafe
Chef/Owners Lisa & Terry Harwood opened Vine Street Cafe in 2003. Located on South Ferry Road, just 1.5 miles from the South Ferry. Chef Terry works with area farmers, fishermen & vineyards and features their natural bounty on his seasonal menus. We make everything in house and Lisa's desserts, ice creams and fruit crisps are no exception. Recently, we opened a small market behind the restaurant. This is where you pick up take-out orders while stocking your home pantry. Specialty catering is available along with ready fresh meals such as meatballs, chicken salad, bread, smoked ribs, BBQ Sauce and a selection of artisan pastas. Reservations are highly recommended year round.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Always great - both in food and ambiance although better off season like last night when the crowd is less and noise level lower. As a Shelter Islander I love coming in the winter since is a real haven in the storm kind of experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "On a cold, rainy spring night, dinner at Vine Street was a treat. I finally had their lobster pot pie, which was not your typical pot pie. Every bite was full of shrimp, lobster and scallops, as well as vegetables in a perfect red sauce. My wife had their cod, which was also excellent, and we both started with their signature calamari salad. Definitely worth the trip."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was very slow coming out of the kitchen - it was the off season and not overly crowded. Slightly wary of going back on a busy summer night. But everything was delicious and very fresh."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This place never disappoints with both its specials and classics that have been around for a while. I look forward to every meal. It's one not to miss. The only problem is getting a reservation."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This place is outstanding. Definitely worth the effort to get there!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Limited, not especially creative, choices, but most very well prepared. On our most recent visit, delicious butternut squash soup and chicken, very good biscotti, but bland, under-seasoned gargamelli. Plain, roadhouse style decor, with too many hard surfaces (noisy when busy; the back room is quieter). In some areas dimly lit -- we sometimes need a flashlight to read the menu, and I once left too small a tip because I misread the bill. Very cold on a winter night. Service varies in our experience, but generally friendly"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants - anywhere. I've been a number of times, and it always delights everyone at the table. The mussels and clams on the halfshell are fantastic - so flavorful. Even the plain green salad is delicious. The Miso Glazed Salmon (which I almost always get) is possibly my favorite piece of fish anywhere on the East Coast. The Moules Frites is unbeatable. My family had the Chateaubriand on Sunday, and said it was cooked to perfection. Even the bread and butter is irresistable. The service is very friendly and knowledgeable. This place is pricey - but worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "It's been a couple of months since we ate at Vine Street and it was as good as usual. We started with their calamari salad, which is always amazing. Nice that they serve it with chopsticks. I had the duck confit which is the special on Saturdays, and my wife had the salmon. Both excellent and always a memorable meal. Next time, I want to get there on a Friday as they have a lobster pot pie as their featured dish on Fridays."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The hostess was very rude to us, we told her we made a reservation and she had said that is she wasn't sure if she could sit us. She went to go "check for tables" and there was at least a dozen open tables. We stood around for 15 minutes before the took us into the back room, and there were only a few tables filled. What was the point of that? It was the first time we have gone where we had come across an employee that worked there who was rude. Other than that, our waiter was a delight and the food was excellent this time!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "In my opinion it's outstanding in every way. The style, food & the service."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We had a lovely meal at Vine Street this week. The service was attentive and the food was delicious though they ran out of the evening special lobster pot pie. I had my old standby: salmon with miso. My biggest issue is that the food and wine are overpriced (the same bottle of wine was $15 cheaper at Blue Canoe VSC's sister restaurant in Greenport). Oh well..."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Always a great dining experience and very friendly service keeps us coming back!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "This used to be a moderately priced local restaurant. Now one of the most expensive on the east end. Food is good but if you remember from past be prepared for sticker shock."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Our family had its second Christmas Eve dinner at vine street. Once again the food was wonderful and the service outstanding. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The linguini with seafood is amazing and the kale!!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Wonderful experience. Thrilled with my candle and the handwritten chocolate sentiment on my dessert plate"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "For a change of pace on our annual Sag Harbor weekend, we took the ferry to Shelter Island. Best move we made. From the moment we walked in, we knew we made the right choice. Our waiter was on top of his game. Asked all the right questions and had the answer for our questions. The food with local flavor was outstanding. Loved the real french fries with dinner. Looking forward to another visit next time we are out East."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I was really disappointed with the service here. Our table was virtually ignored while the maitre d' and wait staff visited with every other table of neighborhood regulars, lavishing them with attention, extras (free desserts) and good service. We had to hunt someone down to get a simple glass of wine! It was as if we weren't there. Could have overlooked this if the food was stellar, but my duck entree was overcooked and portion sizes, especially for cocktails were very small. All in all not the celebratory experience we hoped for."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "This was the first time we got there for their Monday night boullabaisse special and was worth the trip. When a friend first recommended Vine Street, he raved about this dish. The dish was outstanding and included almost both a lobster tail and lobster claw, recognizable fish and clams and muscles in a rich broth. Being a Monday night out of season, the restaurant was quiet, but we will be back on Mondays just for this dish."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Great food, excellent service. A nice get away from the hamptons. There herbed nuts are wonderful, salty and sweet at the same time. had the duck special for the evening a bit dry. The rest of the food was great."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "That is all I need to say about this restaurant...."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "Beautiful place, beautiful people, delicious food, but definitely over priced."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "We have been going to this restaurant every summer for three years. It is always top notch. This time I started with the Montauk oysters. They were fresh and delicious. I had the pasta bolognese for my main and it is the best I've ever had. My daughter had the pasta pesto, and my husband the sea bass. Both were fantastic."
    Dined on 7/15/2013