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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.
Shelter Island, NY 11964
American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Sun: 5pm - 9pm
Mon: 5pm - 9pm
Thur: 5pm - 9pm
Fri: 5pm - 10pm
Sat: 5pm - 10pm
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Vine Street Cafe Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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:)
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).
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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