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Permanently Closed - Scrimshaw Restaurant

3.8
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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About

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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Off-site catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Front Street
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Parking details
Town parking one block away
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Entertainment
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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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.6
service
4.0
ambience
3.1
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2016

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

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1.0Dined 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 appear...in 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.
:-(

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Great boulibaise!!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

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

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1.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Wonderful place the meal and the view were memorable.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Beautiful dinning on dock
Great coconut curry bouillabaisse

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2016

Always a delicious time.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Soup lacked flavor and was tepid. Filet mignon was the best! It's the only thing I order for the last 4 years. Creme br. no flavor. Dumplings cold and couldn't distinguish between beef or chicken. We will be back next July 29

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2016

Service was awful, waitstaff was inexperienced and unprofessional. It took 45 minutes to get appetizers. Main course came with a salad that featured home made croutons. There were no croutons. The waitress said she'd ask the chef about it. We had to flag her down 10 minutes later to be rudely told that they were being made. The croutons arrived after both my husband and myself had already finished our meals. The staff seemed to completely ignore us, instead of apologizing for the lousy service. The food was not up to par for an upscale restaurant. There are plenty of better choices to dine in Greenport. Skip this one!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2016

We arrived for our 5:30 reservation and were seated by the owner, a very sweet and funny lady who was from Hong Kong. After describing the night's special, a heirloom tomato salad with watermelon, mint and goat cheese, she also convinced us on her secret recipe dumplings and a duck spring roll. Our waiter was also very helpful, she got us a nice bottle of white Burgundy and told us about the entrees, we ended up getting the rare tuna steak and the lamb chops. As we were enjoying our delicious appetizers the al fresco seating began to fill up, best to make a reservation on the weekends. Both our main dishes were cooked to perfection and the fish was practically sushi grade. We finished the night listening to a jazz soundtrack at their quiet bar with a lemon creme brulee and what may have been the best espresso martini EVER! This little gem of a restaurant is a must visit!

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Once again - great location, terrible food and absolutely mediocre service.
I am still hoping that someone will invest in this great location and do the right thing. The Chef literally needs to walk out of this kitchen because not only she is not competent, even worse, she can take great ingredients and destroy them. And if the chef is the owner then she should truly be embarrassed for serving old tuna fish, stale bread and food that is so spicy that can make you sick - all in the name of making money. There is a reason why you can always make a reservation at Scrimshaw - even when Greenport is packed and Scrimshaw has the best location of all restaurants. Anyone who knows, really does not want to eat there. Go for the view, maybe for the drinks but that's about it.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

Always a treat, always excellent. Can't beat the view, good food and quiet ambiance make it worth seeking out Scrimshaw. A North Fork favorite.

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1.0Dined on July 22, 2016

As usual, Rosa's kitchen provided us with a memorable meal.

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2016

Having eaten in some amazing restaurants in Greenport and vicinity, we were extremely disappointed in this restaurant. The service was extremely slow and inattentive (almost negligent). The menu for a seaport restaurant was a scant, odd assortment and blatantly absent of seafood options. The menu item of fried chicken, although the best tasting dish the four of us ate, was out of place in this type of venue. The only seafood dish that was appealing was a platter of four shrimp on a bed of rice for $35. The table next to us was seated for about 15 minutes and suddenly got up and left (we should have done the same). All in all, cuisine pricing and service were all out of sync and we will not be returning.

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2016

My husband, a friend and I had dinner at Scrimshaw on July 2. The setting is spectacular-right on the water, with a view of Greenport Harbor. Two apps were pretty good-the dumplings and the spring rolls. Now the bad news. The rest of our food was not good. The shrimp was so overspiced that I gagged (I like spicy food). The lamb was fatty. The bread was stale, white and tasteless. And the service was crazy bad. We waited an hour and a half for our main courses to arrive. The table next to us left in disgust after waiting even longer with no food in sight.

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1.0Dined on June 25, 2016

Over priced, wobbly tables, average food,
Do not recommend it at all.

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2.0Dined on June 25, 2016

My major problem with this restaurant was that the food simply did not live up to the prices that are being charged for it. Also, the menu seems to be all over the map. Some stabs at Asian cooking, some at American classics (fried chicken) but it is hard to put together a meal that isn't oddly off balance. The service is lovely and the place has a lovely outdoor area that must be great when it's a little warmer than it was. But all in all, as Greenport's restaurants multiply, Scrimshaw needs a rework

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1.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Tuna for both woman was ordered rare but came well done.
Waiter returned with new plates within five minutes with rare tuna but
cold potatoes. Waiter didn't offer the ladies a drink or dessert for their mistake.
Wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Touch of Venice is much better and more attentive to the customers.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2016

This was the 4th or 5th time we have eaten at Scrimshaw. Almost every time I have their Duck main course. They never let me down. Other menu items are also great. My wife loved the seafood stew as well as the Seps fresh asparagus appetizer. Our waiter was very attentive. We will certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Great food, glad we tried. Overall an eclectic experience

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2015

Very good food. Nice waterside ambiance. A bit expensive. Service somewhat haphazard. But a find on Christmas Eve!

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2015

The butter lobster tail in corn risotto was amazing!

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Scrimshaw. We were fortunate to be there on a September evening when it was still mild enough (with a sweater!) to sit outside on the dock. The local wine was very nice and the food was delicious. When we are back in Greenport, we will definitely return to Scrimshaw.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2015

It had been some time since we had visited Scrimshaw and the food is still as we remembered; great! Service was slow and a bit inattentive, but that may have been a consequence of the end of summer in a tourist location.

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2015

Short staffed otherwise fantastic. The waiter was gracious and tried to make up for the loss. Owner should have made rounds to apologize to guests.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2015

Beautiful view overlooking water. Expensive, but that cuts down on the crowds.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2015

Great place, food was excellent. Owner very friendly and went around to all tables to make sure everyone was satisfied . We were a group of 5 and everyone ordered something different and everyone was very happy with their meals. Beer battered avocado appetizer with the spicy sauce is a must try!!

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