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Permanently Closed - Scrimshaw Restaurant

212 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - 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. The quiet intimate bar overlooks historic Greenport boatyard and features a few tables for dining as well. Enjoy drinks in comfortable Adirondack chairs outdoors during the warmer months.

Although the cuisine is contemporary American, the chef's Asian and international background is reflected in many dishes.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Off Season: Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
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Phone number
(631) 477-8882
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rosa Ross
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Off-site catering is available.
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Cross street
Front Street
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Parking details
Town parking one block away
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Some music scheduled in season
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Special events & promotions
Features special holiday menus Open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
Annual Chinese New Year Banquet
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 212 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nofodiner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

I had a bad dining experience at Scrimshaw this past summer, but decided to give them a second try. My mistake. Never again. The only redeeming thing about this place is the gorgeous view of Greenport Harbor. That's it. The food was not good. The service was atrocious. Two strikes they are out.

vipLouieDel (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

This was our first visit to Scrimshaw and we'll be going back. The duck spring rolls were great....and we liked the variety of the main courses.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Simply delicious. Small but refined menu. Imaginative chef.
Very nice service.

HarrietR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

Best restaurant in Greenport. Consistent andcreative. We are never disappointed.
Friendly, staff..don't miss it!

vipMominny (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

Terrible uninformed untrained unprofessional inattentive inexcusably bad slow spaced out and just apathetic service.
Decent food, but served late. In shifts. Some meals arrived. Others didn't. It was a mess for the 4 of us.
No bread offered. No water offered. No salt n pepper offered. We had to ask...and it all took an unreasonably long time to a half empty restaurant.
The topper in this not inexpensive restaurant, as the used appetizer plates were finally being taken away the server/busser asked one of us to hand her a plate. I don't think I have ever heard a server ask that....not in a diner, a coffee shop, a cafe, nor a sandwhich place. "Can you hand me that plate?"
Wow bad.

AJinNY (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

Great food, great atmosphere.

The oysters were fresh and the mignonette was down well. The cocktails were great as well.

Filet mignon was cooked to specification and the lobster tail over pasta was fabulous.

Would've liked to see more variety on the menu, but what was there was exceptional.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Great boulibaise!!!

RobertC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

The food was really super! From the Salmon poke , Octopus and then each Main dish was just a treat, wonderful cook.

Could have used a candle on the table to see my food better. Dining outside on the pier was great , a special night.

CeceB (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

As we entered an empty restaurant on a busy Saturday night in town, a couple leaving said 'what a disappointment', and I must say I am in full agreement. We expected a wonderful evening with wonderful food and service and unfortunately ended up with a one star experience but with four star Manhattan prices. I'm hoping things improve.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Fantastic..great service - great food and great ambience!

ellen (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

It was an unfortunate dining experience because the our food was bland and extremely overpriced. The spicy Thai salad and a simple mixed salad and nothing more. Although the tuna was edible, it was also very tasteless.
I would also recommend that the staff consider vacuuming from the previous days' diners.
We were disappointed overall.

Petunia (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Love Scrimshaw...excellent Negroni on the dock at sunset...lobster and corn were divine. Always memorable.

CaptainNed (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Wonderful place the meal and the view were memorable.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

Beautiful dinning on dock
Great coconut curry bouillabaisse

Saffron (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

Scrimshaw remains far and away the best restaurant on the North Fork. Other Greenport restaurants have more hype around them, but Scrimshaw consistently delivers. The food and the location are just heavenly. I've eaten there numerous times and never had anything from the menu that was less than absolutely delicious. A magical place that exemplifies the best of North Fork living.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2016

Always a delicious time.

vipBleyedgal (Miami)
3.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

This was my second time dining at this restaurant and I thought it was better last year. The portions were small and pricey.

AndDream (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

We at on the dock looking out at Greenport Harbor. There was a wonderful breeze and we were very comfortable even though it was in the 90's. Service was plentiful and amazing. Rose is a gem! The food was excellent. Recommend the grilled octopus and beet salad apps. All the main courses were delicious. Also try the drink of the day. A bit pricey but so worth it.

vipstevenm (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

the Food was horrible, the wait staff kept on trying to serve our apps twice. The lamb chops were not cooked and horrible tasting.

vipluv2eatout (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

We had a mixed meal that was very overpriced. the service is still very uneven. There are a few young busboys wandering around with dust in their eyes. The restaurant has been in business too many years not to have gotten their service act together. Also everything on the menu is overpriced for the area.