Received confirmation of our reservations, went to the Shelburne at the right time, and the place was closed. Was very disappointed. Obviously, making reservations on line is not reliable.
The restaurant was not open. It had been closed all winter. What a waste of time.
We went on New Years Eve and chose this restaurant based on their menu - looked fabulous. Upon arriving, they had a very limited menu of 4 entrees, a couple salads and soups, a few desserts and no appetizers!!! When ordering wine by the glass, they were out of several and left only a few to choose from - I can understand them being out closer to midnight, but this was at 6:30 pm... The entrees were steak, seafood fettuccini, crab cakes and a vegetarian meal. No fresh grill or baked fish, oysters, clams at all. My wife had a Caesar salad. She could not finish it due to the overloaded anchovies they used in the dressing. I had the fettuccini which was under seasoned, but the seafood in it was cooked just right. The crab cakes were good. We did not want dessert since nothing sounded good. Overall, it was a pricey disappointment of a meal. Maybe on a typical evening it would have been fabulous.
Excellent décor places you at the time that the Peninsula was first being developed. The food meets modern standards while showcasing the local, sustainable resources which have been unchanged during the history of the Inn. It's like using a time machine-but without the accumulated dust and cobwebs. Desserts are always outstanding so leave room to indulge.
Service was impeccable. Made us feel special with greeting and attention by owner throughout dinner on Christmas. Food was delicious, right size, and healthy. Superb wine list. Still the best dining experience on peninsula for us. Happy New Year.
We love this place. David is a culinary genius. The bar is always great with great bartenders. Breakfasts come with the hotel stays with lots of options. The first breakfast I had was biscuits and gravy. This was different than any biscuits and gravy I've ever had and they were spectacular. The second breakfast I had was the hang town fry. Oysters I love em. For dinner I had a double order of pan fried oysters...wonderful. My wife had the crab ravioli she loved em.
This is a wonderful place to dine. So friendly and awesome food.
It was our wedding night dinner and the Shelburne was perfect and very special. A cozy romantic atmosphere and delicious food. A perfect night.
Way to expensive for the dishes that were offered. I think they are taking advantage of being the only "nice" restaurant in the area. Waiter dropped the ball a couple of times. Also, made a reservation on Open Table and noted it was my husbands birthday, and told the waiter also, and received no free birthday dessert or just candle on the dessert we did order and pay for.
A authentic gem of early 1900's ambience. Attentive service, prompt fulfillment, good local sourcing.
I love this place and go there very often for Breakfast, Lunch and in the Pub with good local beer and wine and they serve there too with nice crafted fresh local food. They raise their own herbs too. David the owner is always there to service too and what a great humor and friend he is. Every one there is freindly and accomodating. The hotel is great, you have to go see the rooms for they are open to look see. Each is individual and set to a cuzy period with history and antiques and the most comfortable beds. This is a couples romantic Inn. Just down a staircase from upper rooms or the lower rooms, you can enter the bar or setting room to read or just hag out or go into the dinning room. This is a Home Type environment Inn. THIS IS A GEM>>>
We had a late lunch in the Pub. Food was tasty, reasonably priced, good service and a lovely ambiance with the stained glass windows and intimate seating.
We have enjoyed the Shelburne several times over the years. Reliable for good food, cozy atmosphere, nice people!
What a great place for dinner. Definitely a must go place. David Campiche was a wonderful host.
Service was good, food was not. The seafood chowder was more like a watered down, bland curry. The olive oil that came with the bread tasted like burnt nastiness. The crab Ravioli was also watery and bland. The steak with blue cheese that my lady ordered was flavorful, but it hardly made up for the test of the meal. Definitely does not justify the prices they charge here. Never going to return, not impressed at all.
Most of our visits to Long Beach include a dinner at Shelburne Inn, and sometimes the pub as well. We've enjoyed many visits with David over the years, but didn't get to talk with him this time.
On this most recent visit, there was something lacking. It might have been that our table of 9 was placed in the no-mans land between the restaurant and pub. It might have been the little plastic piece in my drink which didn't seem to bother the servers at all. It might have been the lack of "caring" about the food being served. We had attentive service from the 3 different waitstaff working between the pub and restaurant, but it all felt rushed, like we were an afterthought (oh, yeah...can you check on that table in the other room?). Our drinks were good. The food was good. It was all just missing that little extra that we'd come to associate with the Shelburne. We will definitely eat there again on our next visit, but hope for something more like prior visits.
David, the owner, was very pleasant, humorous, attentive, and interesting to talk with. The food was excellent as was the ambience. Prices are reasonable given the quality of the experience. We will return there next year when we vacation on the Long Beach peninsula.
Nice rustic restaurant. And waiter kept us laughing and they had very good food.
Wonderful restaurant. We loved everything. We had a great table with excellent service. The cocktails were wonderful. The music was lovely. The food! My husband had cioppino and said it was the BEST he's ever had and he is a connoisseur of cioppino. I had black cod simmered in a curry sauce, delicious. We didn't have room for dessert. Only suggestion would be the table could have benefited from a period relevant vase and fresh flowers.
Really nice small plates menu. Good variety made it hard to choose. Our server was excellent and made some great recommendations. Key Lime Pie for dessert was a great finish to the evening. Would definitely return and recommend to others.