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Vine Street Cafe

4.7
4.7
1316 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 38 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 1,316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    American

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  1. TT

    TTCon

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  2. 1

    11937

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. s

    scrapbookmom

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 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.

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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."

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. GM

    GlennM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great. Love Vine Street.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. C

    Carrie

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent, fresh seafood. The halibut and the lobster pot pie were so incredibly delicious. Started with the tatsoi and clementine salad - was so healthy but managed to be very tasty. Fantastic meal. Loved our waiter too.

  20. s

    susand

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fantastic meal and experience Staff is wonderful….especially Jamal our server…..

  21. MH

    MikeH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jessica was one of the best waitresses we ever had.

  22. R

    Ruth

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    Place was almost empty when we arrived but we were placed right on top of another table. Food was fine- tuna tacos especially good. Nothing stellar. Drinks had immensely large ice cubes in small glasses which were awkward to drink. Waiter was lovely. We do love this restaurant and have been there many times. Maybe they just need to get their groove back.

  23. P

    Patrick

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Decor and ambiance was great. Staff was courteous and professional. Our waitress Danielle was the best and made our evening relaxing and enjoyable. Food was excellent.

  24. PP

    PeterP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best! Love Vine St. my fav place to eat! Can’t wait to go back.

  25. LC

    LCDB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    It was a really pretty restaurant, but when I entered to an almost empty dining room, I was place in a back corner. I made the reservation two months in advanced and had a not so great table. Also my entree came out raw in the center. I enjoyed the company I was with, but I would not rush back

  27. CB

    ChristineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks were amazing as usual. Our waitress was so attentive and a great conversationalist. Can’t wait to go back again!

  28. DS

    DonS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very good food and atmosphere

  29. WL

    WatersoundLover

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The duck is a must try! Don't pass up the Tuna Tacos to get started...

  30. CC

    CraigC

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining at the Vine Street Cafe. Ambiance was delightful, food and drinks tasty and our server Jessica a pleasure throughout our meal. We look forward to returning in the future. Lynne & Craig Clausen Montauk NY/Madison CT

  31. Y

    Youngs

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great waiter, food and ambiance

  32. O

    Oysterponder

    New York Area

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Best restaurant on the North Fork bar none!!!! We try to come over in ferry once a month. Great excursion.

  33. n

    nativeeastend

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was really wonderful, especially loved the Calamari salad!!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and food delicious! Will definitely return!

  35. MG

    MicheleG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    We had the best experience here two years ago during the same time of year but tonight was such a disappointment. We loved this place so much, we drove 2 hours each way… however, tonight’s experience had us wishing we picked one of our local favs. Server was absent throughout our visit and to a point we had to wonder what the hell she was up to. 4 tables filled in the entire restaurant and maybe that should speak for itself?! Never again. Prices are inflated and for that kind of service, never again.

  36. C

    Chloegirl

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dining experience as always! The food is outstanding and service was exceptional! We always have a wonderful time at a Vine Street!

  37. a

    afsheenk

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fabulous meal!!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came to celebrate my niece and our Mother's birthdays last night Everything was wonderful and greatly appreciated. Thanks to Chris and the whole Staff. Had a wonderful and memorable dinner!!!!

  39. p

    pbny

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always an awesome meal at Vine Street. Excellent service and the quality of food is superb. I’ve never had a bad meal. You pay for the quality and service but it’s worth every penny. It’s great all year round! Highly recommend!

  40. DS

    DonS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good food and nice atmosphere

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 1316 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 38 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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