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About Vine Street Cafe

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.

41 South Ferry Road
Shelter Island, NY 11964
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Sun: 5pm - 9pm
Mon: 5pm - 9pm
Tues: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: 5pm - 9pm
Fri: 5pm - 10pm
Sat: 5pm - 10pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 749-3210

Website:
http://www.vinestreetcafe.com/

Executive Chef:
Terry Harwood

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Vine Street Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2012

The availability of wine, by the glass, was extremely sparse---unless you like local wines. The cost of all drinks were overpriced !
Although the entrees were pricey, the cost was justified, as the preparation and the presentation was excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2012

Absolutely exquisite! Food top notch and service as well....worth every penny!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2012

This restaurant never ceases to please. Amazing food, wonderful staff and lovely decor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2012

One of our favorite restaurants to visit when we are out in the Hamptons.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2012

Food and service were good, although quite expensive. The main dining room, where the bar is, is very crowded and loud. We sat in the other dining room -- clearly Siberia -- which was so dark one could not only NOT read the menu, but cound not see our food (moules frites). If you want to eat in the dark, this is the place to go.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2012

Simply outstanding on all fronts!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2012

Delicious Food! what a great find on Shelter Island, we went there two nights in a row and loved all out choices. don't go anywhere else on the island!
Now they also have the 'Blue Canoe' at Greenpoint, right off the North Ferry, which is a great place for a more casual yet delicious lunch on your way back to NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2012

My husband said it was the best pork chop he has ever had. I enjoyed all the I ate and the bread was absolutely delicious. They even made non-alco drinks that were different.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2012

fantastic place. Surprisingly great food. Beautifully simple surroundings. Service didn't get in the way of food. They moved along at ideal pace and let food surprise. When finished the owners stop by to say hello. What a job! I wish more places did that. Great find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2012

We have been to the VSC for many years but this our first review. The food has always been excellent as well as the service! I dream about their bolognese sauce - it's that good! The chopped vegetable salad and the beet salad are also amazing! Steaks are also great! This past weekend we went to celebrate my parent's 50th Anniversary and Lisa Harwood, one of the owners, as well as the pastry chef, gave us a dessert on the house and treated us with the class of a five star restaurant! It's expensive, but what a treat! Excellent food and ambience, good service and a great excuse to take the ferry to Shelter Island:)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 1, 2012

We have been to Vine Street Cafe in the past and all our visits have been consistently excellent culinary experiences, our latest being no exception. The oyster starter was superb (my first Montauks) and my wife's dish of Miso Salmon was particularly succulent. The assortment of sorbets we chose for dessert were nicely done, especially the prickly pear (recommended by our accommodating server).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2012

This restaurant would have received a much better rating from us, because the food is very good. However, the hostesses are young and inexperienced, it is extremely noisy, and they allow very young children.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2012

Great place but the prices are starting to become obnoxious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2012

I loved it. The food was wholesome and fresh and they worked hard to cater to special dietary needs. Very highly recommend. It is expensive but if you get the price fix you get a lot for an excellent price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on August 19, 2012

This place has really gone downhill. Usual chaos when you arrive. Front desk clueless and discourteous. Table not ready. Crowd not cool anymore. Food just average (beans are just dreadful). Service by stealth. Avoid like the plague.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2012

Food was pedestrian; wine list over- priced and mediocre. Very disappointing .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2012

This is a highly recommended restaurant on Shelter Island and after two visits don't understand it's HUGE popularity. The food is good but the scene seems more Hamptons than laid Back S.I. with prices to match. Much prefer Maison Blanche...

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 15, 2012

We had a great dinner -took my foodie mom and her friend and all were please. Our waitress , Danielle, was fabulous. I will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2012

This is a great restaurant and I would recommend to everyone

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 9, 2012

Yum! My daughters steak was amazing and my bolognase was the best Ive ever had. The calamari salad was not worth ordering again but the heirloom tomatoe salad was delicious.
Best meal we had in the Hamptons over 2 weeks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2012

love this place.....
never disappointed!
the best salmon in the hamptons.... great service -

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2012

This place is well worth the very short (3 minute) ferry ride to Shelter Island from Sag Harbor. The restaurant has a great vibe of mixing white tablecloth service and food presentation/taste with the fresh farm products and rustic feel of being in the woods. The tables are all very pleasant, especially by the big windows, and each dish tasted divine. I loved that they used ingredients from local farms and fishermen. The curry-flavored chicken with coconut rice was delicious, as were the frites that came with my husband's very thick steak. The scallop ceviche appetizer was also creative and very tasty!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2012

fantastic!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2012

Fantastic meal that will make any foodie smile. The miso glazed salmon was one of the best pieces of fish I have ever eaten. Will be back again...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2012

Amazing!! I can see where this place has become the talk of the Hamptons, a quick ferry ride from Greenport or Sag Harbor and a 15 min drive to anyone living on the island. Perfect location. Friendly Staff. The food was out of this world. It was pricey, but being someone who works in restaurants i understand that due to the drought in the west and the economy, sometimes certain foods are going to be more expensive. Totally worth it. The Market in the back is the cutest, a great place for ice tea, homemade Ice creams ( a bit pricey, $11 a pint, but SO worth it!!) bar nuts (make great hostess gifts) or dips and chips for last minute entertaining ideas. This place is a must on a foodies bucket list and everyone should go at least once.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2012

The best restaurant on Shelter Island!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2012

Excellent food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2012

been here before and was really disappointed that food camera at 945 when seated at 815 for a reservation

ordered a steak for two $150 since the bouillabaisse (the special) was sold out by 815 and the chateaubriand was also sold out. Took forever to get extra bottles of water and overall a really bad experience. Very disappointing since have had other good experiences here. I know one thing for sure, this place has jumped the shark

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 22, 2012

Food was above average but service was BAD....too many diners and not enough staff. Would not return as there are other better restaurants

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2012

What awesome food and service. The waiter went out of his way to make it a great night for my mine and my wife's 10th anniversary. I had seafood fra diavlo which was the best I've tasted and my wife had pasta with a light pesto sauce and vegetables it was awesome. Atmosphere is beautiful and the waiterade 1 of our entrees into a price fix without us even knowing about it or asking for it. All deserts are home made including the ice cream. Can't say enough good things about the Vine will definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2012

I've been to Vine Street often and call myself a big fan. This visit however was way off the mark (especially give the pricing here). 4 of us had an appetizer and main course each. Only 2 of the 8 dishers were very good to excellent. A couple were clunkers starting with the veal Milanese which was seriously overcooked. The breading was dark brown and the veal inside it was tough and lifeless. The chopped vegetable salad was inexplicably bland. The heirloom tomato and mozz salad and crab salad were very good as usual. Overall I would call the food good. However when the meal is priced to be great, it needs to be great. I'll wait awhile before returning, perhaps the kitchen is stressed because of the summer crush, no excuse at these price

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2012

Love Vine Street. Everything there is delicious and the staff are attentive and friendly. Rapidly becoming one of the favorite places on the "East End". The menu changes/updates frequently which is both a great thing (always new preparations but sometimes disappointing because something wonderful isn't there anymore. Really a great great place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 16, 2012

We had a delicious fish dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2012

great menu flavorful food, good wines each mea; was fantastic

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2012

Food was excellent, the restaurant ambiance charming

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2012

In a word: Fabulous! The food is so good here and the service is professional--hard to achieve in what is really a seasonal resort town.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 11, 2012

This is a top notch restaurant that we return to each summer. We have tried everything from the bolognese to the skirt steak, to the salmon, and all were terrific!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2012

Interesting location and fun to get there by ferry to Shelter Island. The decor is nothing much, but the food is usually very good, with occasional exceptions. Friendly staff, but sometimes slow service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2012

Some of the best cuisine on the east end, vibrant ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2012

Took my boyfriend there for his 30th bday. It was amazing food - esp the calamari salad and fish pasta. Very romantic. It was perfect.

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