Vine Street Cafe

4.7
835 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Sun: 5pm - 10pm
Mon: 5pm - 10pm
Tues: 5pm - 10pm
Wed: 5pm - 10pm
Thur: 5pm - 10pm
Fri: 5pm - 11pm
Sat: 5pm - 11pm

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Phone number
(631) 749-3210
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Terry Harwood
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Neighborhood
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 835 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Probably best restaurant in the Hamptons

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Vine St., Café is well prepared and tasty food, albeit, a bit overpriced. The outdoor seating area is very nice; and much more conducive to conversation then the inside rooms. The waitress, while nice, could not answer our questions about some dishes or beers. Oddly, no local / Long Is. is on the menu when there are several excellent breweries in the area. Overall, the food was good; yet there are other local restaurants which are equally as good or better.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Really delicious food - a little on the loud side for us, but we were lucky enough to have a corner table so that helped. No view - my husband was at a window that looked over dumpsters - they should clean that up!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We come every year and it never disappoints. Highly recommend the Calamari Salad! Steak is always great too.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food served by well trained staff. I had clams and seafood Diavolo. Well-heeled sophisticated clientele.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

The vine cafe just has really tasty food! The service was great and everyone was nice. The food was delicious - meat and fish!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

So delicious with fresh local ingredients. Very flavorful meal. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

This was my second visit within 2 weeks and it was not as good as my first experience.
The service was off ...it was lobster roll night and the roll was burnt...it took quite a while for the entrees to be served so we did without the roll.
However the bread is the best around. But I won’t be going back this season.
In all fairness I will give a try again next year.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We went on a Monday night. The restaurant was almost full but not too noisy. We ordered the bouillabaisse and the salmon and both were delicious. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Lovely evening. Delicious food. Helpful service. Sitting in the garden was perfect.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Noise was way more than "energetic" and their air conditioning was clearly not up to the task. Food was fine but there are better choices overall on Shelter Island.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We sat at a back table with no A/C so the back door was open and a huge bug flew onto my daughters napkin and we couldn’t get rid of it. I threw the napkin outside and close the door which made the room even hotter...

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Great food and service

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

My first time was so good I’m going back again this week
The calamari was delicipus

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The food was better than most Hampton's fare, but it seemed less exciting than in the past. The service was lacking, but it does pretty much everywhere in the summer. We will go back but probably not really soon.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Spent the weekend in shelter island and tried this place on a busy Saturday night in the summer. Inside looked cute but we sat outside in the garden patio. I ordered a bottle of Chardonnay and the waiter returned saying they were out. In the past when this has happened every time other restaurants offered another suggestion at the same price. Not here. The next price option was $16 more and I had to pay. Not happy about that. Salads were small and over priced. Pasta Bolognese was tasteless as was the homemade Ice cream. Bread was great. Way over priced for what u get!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Service wonderful. Very comfortable ambiance. Our dinner was Superb!

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The Striped Bass (which all 3 of us ordered) was overcooked (all 3 of them) and was a very small portion on a bed of spinach. Nothing else on the plate. We knew it was pricey but were expecting the food experience to be commensurate with the price. It fell short. Will not return.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

What a gem this place is -- both the food and service are wonderful. The prix fix is an incredible deal -- don't know how they do it! I really respect this place for making fresh food (not the easiest thing to do on an island -- since you have to get deliveries via ferry) and for being open year round. It is for both visitors and locals. Thank you for a wonderful evening! Actually two evenings, since we returned after having such a great first experience.

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I had oysters, mussels and a upset stomach afterwards. Be careful what you order

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Once again, a delicious meal with outstanding service

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

First time visiting and had an incredible time! Highly recommend this place and will be back for sure!

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Delicious if pricey. Food consistently excellent and vibe relaxed.
One complaint- table was not cleaned before dessert and coffee.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

My wife and I had an absolutely delicious meal here! We are looking forward to coming back again.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Service was exemplary! Food just as good. It's a special spot on a very special island!

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Although infrequent diners at Vine we are there at least once a year when we stay on Shelter Island. The food was its usual outstanding self...the bouillabaisse in particular, so thanks to the kitchen. Our service this time was a bit slow. Prices are typical for better restaurants on island, which means steep, but that goes with the territory. If you are going to pay this much for a meal the food better hold up and it did. We will return.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

great spot with continued excellent food.. Really enjoy the attention to gluten free options

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Excellent food. Quiet, quaint and enjoyable ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Exceptanally wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Delicious and worth the sdvance reservation planning

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was amazing! I

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Service not up to par busperson front desk awesome

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Vine street is reliably one of the go to restaurants in
The hamptons for us. The food is excellent , the service is first rate and the place itself, especially outside is excellent. Highly recommended , in my view the best salmon out here

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

I ate there a few years ago and loved it. This time the food ranged from poor to just ok. It is an expensive restaurant. I have much higher expectations. I was embarrassed that I made the reservation. I promised everyone that they would love it. That did not happen. I will not return.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Never had a bad meal here. The ingredients are incredible, the servers are knowledgeable, professional and passionate about local fare and the staff is beyond accommodating. We’ve been coming here since they opened and plan to continue dining here for many years to come!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Utterly delicious food and outstanding service. Beautiful space with a great atmosphere

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The service started out a bit rocky this time, since it was a holiday weekend and we were the first to arrive for dinner. Definitely not the norm compared to the other three times we have eaten at Vine Street. The food was delicious as always.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Where are your plants or flowers. The entire environment, from outdoor parking/entrance to outdoor seating to inside needs a makeover. Place has not changed in the 5 years I’ve been going and the lack of any greenery is cold and I inviting.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food. Great menu as there were many dishes I would have been happy with. Waiter was good but rest of the seasonal staff was in serious need of better training. However, all was still very good.

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

If only service was as good as the food. Waitress spilled a lot of water on my wife and didn't seem too concerned. She left without cleaning up.
No one interested in how we enjoyed our food until billl was presented.

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