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Vine Street Cafe

4.7
4.7
1336 Reviews
$50 and over
American

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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Booked 51 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (631) 749-3210

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Terry Harwood

  • Neighborhood

    Shelter Island

  • Parking details

    Our parking lot fills up very quickly during the summertime, especially on weekends. Please carpool or use car services whenever possible.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,336 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Did not disappoint in any category! Felt like we were in Europe, but happily on Shelter Island!

  2. s

    shill1941

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A delightful experience. Limited food choices

  3. AV

    AudraV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was very special to me I a am a huge fan of the chef my children and I have been coming to Shelter Island for 23 years. The food and the service is always outstanding and it is the only restaurant I have been were the food and service just gets better and better. It is a part of our family tradition. Thank you for going above and beyond everytime.

  4. A

    Alexa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Love this restaurant. Best on Shelter Island. This time though we had difficulty with getting an iced tea when asked for during the meal. When it didn't come, we asked for water. That too never came. It was Father's Day, and our server was hustling. But sitting parched, we skipped dessert and dropped our typical five star rating for this restaurant.

  5. p

    patricef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous experience from the moment we walked in. Friendly staff, great service, beautiful atmosphere, and amazing food and drinks from the bread all the way to dessert! Only negative (not restaurants fault), was someone took it upon themselves to smoke pot in the bathroom and the smell was overbearing! Other than that, we will definitely be back!

  6. T

    Tomasin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our experience Vine Street.... we choose to give up our table reservation and sit at the bar which was so cozy, and the bartender was so amazing. Definitely one of our favorite spots in The Hampton's

  7. M

    Mitch

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food served in plentiful portions. Ingredients seemed to be first-rate. Outstanding.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The filet is absolutely magnificent.

  9. M

    Meljoy

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was our third visit in 2 months. And we love it. Going to Shelter Island is a total treat. And Vine street is a dream Great diverse but not fussy menu everything has been well prepared and the service is great. It so rare to find all three any more. It’s our new go to!

  10. BF

    BigFletchMoney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My server Eden provided quite possibly the best experience I've ever had being served in a fine dining restaurant.

  11. MF

    MichelleF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vinestreet is always a special experience. The food, ambiance and staff are all exceptional. Fine dining but with a casual twist. Truly special and our favorite restaurant on Shelter Island and just a quick ferry ride from both the North and South Forks.

  12. D

    Diane

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious menu options perfectly prepared. Knowledgeable and very friendly wait staff. Just the best!

  13. MH

    MaryH

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our meal! My roasted bass was delicious and my son’s steak au poivre was even better. I think it’s some of the best food in the Hamptons. And the service was excellent without any pretense. Don’t leave without getting the sticky toffee pudding! The BEST!

  14. EH

    EH11937

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Very long wait between salad and main course. Duck meatball pasta was barely warm and fairly tasteless. How can you serve broth without a spoon and meatballs without a knife? The noise level on the covered patio was unbearable.

  15. N

    Noise

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4

    Total chaos! The food was very good but this restaurant is totally overextended. We waited 45 minutes for entree. Steak came and fries came 15 minutes later. Half of steak to take home wasn’t saved - hostess put in trash. I’ve been coming here for years and it’s become worse and worse. Extending number of tables is a disaster. They just can’t handle the volume. And - there’s no parking!!!! Not enough spots for too many people. I won’t be back. Not a good dining experience. Cut tables!!

  16. W

    Willajane

    New York Area

    209 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This place is always great

  17. U

    terryU

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best service and food

  18. K

    Kimster28

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love 💕 Vine Street. I love it so much I went with my family to celebrate 🎉 my 58th birthday. The tuna tacos are amazing! The filet mignon is always a winner! Onion soup is traditional and lots cheese and onions. The skirt steak was so good cooked perfectly. I will always be a regular at Vine Street.😍

  19. TE

    TerriE

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was awesome! Service ++ Food was outstanding. Loved the tented outside area we sat under! Thank you! Great night!

  20. BW

    BethW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Everything was great. Can’t wait to go back.

  21. GM

    GlennM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    As always the food was very good, service was excellent. You never can say that Vine Street is a bargain because its pretty pricey. But, still worth it.

  22. CL

    ChrisL

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    When I told a Shelter Island local that I'd be dining at Vine Street that night, he responded: "H-m-m-m-m-m. Pricey." Despite his suggestions for 2-3 other, locals-only type dining spots, I persisted and had dinner at Vine Street. Dining room is a plain white box with views of the parking lot. Service was adequate, not energetic. And $37 for a bowl of pasta ??? Their Bolognese was rather dry, and parmesan to top it off was not offered. Not so sure I can wholeheartedly recommend, altho others filling the room on a Monday night might disagree.

  23. TT

    TTCon

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited with some friends on a rainy evening and was pleased to sit outside Uber the tent where the raindrops serenaded is and the heat lamps kept us warm. The diner was delicious and our server was lovely.

  24. 1

    11937

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food served in an attractive room by a very professional and personable waitress.

  25. s

    scrapbookmom

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love Vine Street Cafe. The food is always perfect. Love the service. I feel that this is always such a special treat when we go there.

  26. HB

    HeatherB

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really exceptional fine dining experience!!! The staff is wonderful and so friendly and accommodating, especially Eric, our server. Really loved the food and the atmosphere! Can’t wait to return in just a few days - it’s that good!!!

  27. JU

    JonathanU

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    I’d eaten here last summer and really enjoyed it. I was looking forward to trying it again after they had remodeled the place. Unfortunately they got rid of the ceiling wood vines and intimate setting that was so special and now just have basic ceiling with beams. They also now have tent outside with tables that feels like festival seating- definitely avoid getting out there!! Regarding food, we decided to splurge and get the Moulle Frite with steamed lobster and shellfish in a “spicy chile broth”. I love steamed mussels and shellfish, unfortunately the dish tasted soggy and flavorless. The texture of everything indicated that they had boiled it, not steamed it. The excess broth had no butter or spices and was just salty water.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Have been to Vine Street many times, and it is usually great. Last night, a crowded Saturday night, the service was exceptionally slow...like an hour to get our appetizers. Waiter apologized but we never did learn what happened. Felt like maybe something was amiss in the kitchen. We will return and hope for better services.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our dinner at the Vine Street Cafe restaurant The service was attentive but not obtrusive. The waitress was knowledgeable about the various dishes and their ingredients, and made helpful recommendations. The food was perfect, tasty and flavorful, cooked to perfection. We loved everything.

  30. AD

    AdeleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing dining experience in a quaint location. Food was exceptional and the service was beyond compare. It felt like we were in another country It had an eclectic vibe & I highly recommend that you put this on your list of places to visit over the summer.

  31. B

    Bruce

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    This was our first visit and we were warmly welcomed. Two had the filet mignon and loved it and two had the duck confit and also loved it. Service was just fine albeit someone slow. The only problem was we sat at a large round table in front of a west- facing window and the sun was shining brightly into our faces with no shade or blind to pull down. I mentioned this to the manager as we left and he smiled and said, "I've been meaning to do that."

  32. 8

    8itallup

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Obtained reservation on same day! Excellent food with a wide variety of choices, service friendly and prompt. Waiter knowledgeable. Not too noisy despite being at full seating. Will return soon.

  33. N

    Natalie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious! Kids also enjoyed. A family favorite for years!

  34. GM

    GlennM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    This is a very good restaurant, especially if you want to eat beef or one of the specials. Its expensive, but can be worth it if you want to treat yourself or others.

  35. LC

    LisaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    One of my go to places let me down. Visited on the off season . We were the only guests in the house and we were served burnt frites . What a disappointment.

  36. EE

    EastEndEats

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an opportunity for three lifelong friends to get together at Vine Street for an early dinner followed by a lovely concert at the local church. Everything was marvelous… from the wine, to the crusty hot bread, to the bass, to the profiteroles for dessert. Luscious, beautifully presented, with a server from heaven. We are talking perfection.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great. Love Vine Street.

  38. K

    Ksax

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Eric the waiter is xcellent…. Menu is vastly improved and wine list is solid.

  39. HW

    HankW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shelter Island wouldn’t be Shelter Island without the Vine Street

  40. P

    Poppy

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Consistently good solid food. Service not up to scratch due to what seemed like be lack of staff. Very efficient bar person though who made an excellent cosmo.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Vine Street Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 749-3210.

Vine Street Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 1336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Vine Street Cafe

41 South Ferry Road Shelter Island, NY 11964

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Shelter Island

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Our parking lot fills up very quickly during the summertime, especially on weekends. Please carpool or use car services whenever possible.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Terry Harwood

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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