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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (27)
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Local Ingredients (18)
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Cozy (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Seasonal (10)
Romantic (10)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Organic (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We've been to Vine Street many times over the years and always enjoy the ambiance and food. Our last visit was very disappointing however. It took forever to get our food although the restaurant was not particularly busy. Tables around us that arrived when we did were on dessert when our entrees arrived. My son ordered the filet mignon (the most expensive entree) medium and when the entrees finally came it was raw in the middle. The rest of us had the salmon, which we always love and even crave, but it felt flat this time. The waiter took the meat back to the kitchen and we were all done with our entrees when it finally returned. Further, the white plate had a single piece of filet on it - not a garnish - not a small side vegetable of any kind. For $52 they can at the very least include a side. The waiter did not make any effort to make up for the fact that our very expensive dinner was very poorly executed. A drink on the house or extra dessert would have gone a long way to have us leave satisfied. Instead we left thinking that perhaps Vine Street is not what it once was.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I just love Vine Street Cafe. The food is always delicious and the ambience is lovely. The fried chicken is to die for. Love the calamari salad. Great cocktails.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Good but unduly expensive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Wonderful evening! Wonderful hostess - excellent dinner!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

It was awesome!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Saturday night in August...but the fish I asked for well cooked through came out raw

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We took an advantage of the Pre-Fix Menu that is available daily between 5pm and 6pm.
Everything was very tasty, service was spot on and atmosphere was so lovely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. Vine Street was always #1 on MY List. It was perfect - he was thrilled. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

The Vine Café is a cozy and romantic spot with good cocktails and a well-executed American menu.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We always love Vine Street, one of our favorite Hampton's Restaurants. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

a favorite of ours on the east end always provides excellent service! wonderful food and ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

went to Vine after Sunset Beach for an evening on shelter island, great time and we saw a "real house wife"

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

As a full-time resident of Water Mill for over a decade, I can say that the food at Vine Street is unparalleled (as are the prices) in the Hamptons. So is the service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Always wonderful. Reliable and delicious choices. Local or organic food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Excellent service, ambience, and food. Well done!
Expensive, but they deliver, thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Excellent service. Good food. Very pricey. Need reservations as it gets very crowded. One of the better restaurants on the island, especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Delicious. Salmon was amazing. Bread and butter perfect. Look forward to returning.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We were a party of eight crowded into a table for six. It was noisy, hot and uncomfortable. Food was better than the service which was adequate but rather slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great atmosphere and fine dining. But you pay a premium. It's summer in the Hamptons. What do you expect.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Consistent quality food. Service spotty.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very noisy. Food average and way overpriced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent ambience, food, cocktails, wine and service. The salmon and steaks are amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Always lovely, delicious, and reliable! The daily specials are particularly enticing.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

This was our first visit to the Vine Street Cafe and it will not be our last.

The entire experience including food, service, wine, and music were all wonderful! There are so many more menu options we are looking forward to try on our next visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Spicy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Organic, Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Always a good dining experience. Never disappoints.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Quality of food has declined

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Always a fantastic meal.......we always celebrate family birthday's here.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

They serve consistently good food, but management needs to step up the training of the wait staff. Tell them not to interrupt people who are in the middle of a conversation (unless they say, "excuse me"), and never to ask "how is everything" when a diner is chewing his or her food. I found the two people who waited on us annoying and intrusive.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great food and beautiful place, but for the money, having screaming children and babies at 8 pm at night , was inappropriate and disappointing.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Food was delicious, but seated between two loud tables. Not sure why, since there were other tables for two available on arrival that were still empty when finished.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food was excellent, but it was unbearably hot and the management feigned ignorance. It was hot when I ate there last year, but this time it was worse. Air conditioner was on but not strong enough

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Cocktails were The Vine's well done take on standard drinks. Outside seating was a summer treat. Our meal was delicious. Generous portions of wonderful combinations. We shared the calamari salad, the duck and the seared prawns, the nightly special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Best restaurant I have dined at in Shelter Island /Greenport locale

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We love this place, the food is consistently excellent, the service was excellent. Only 1 complaint, I don't think they have AC. So I had to put my hair up to avoid sweating! It's on the pricer side, but then again, anything decent on Shelter Island is and no one is nearly as consistent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Stuffy atmosphere. Good food. Nice service. Overpriced. If you are looking for the upper east side on shelter, then this is your place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

fantastic food... great staff! my new favorite place

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

A true find for foodies who can really appreciate a restaurant that tries real hard and delivers in every way. It's warm and inviting, yet not sleepy. A great vibe and atmosphere , attentive staff and the food is fresh and flavorful. Try the pastrami ribs! Try everything. This is Shelter Island's most delightful find. We already made a second reservation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Wedding Anniversary dinner. On vacation from Atlanta. Lovely ambience and good food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

VSC is a great spot for a fine dining meal. We had a very pleasant experience. The food was excellent though the mushroom risotto my wife had was way more mushroom than risotto. While the room is romantically lit, it could use a bit more illumination. Service was excellent and attentive and each course came promptly. My bouillabaisse was wonderful with massive prawns and a big half lobster tail. Truly delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Vine Street has been on Shelter Island, and the fod in th epast 10 or so years has ALWAYS been something special. The mussels as well as the duck confit and the boullabaise are PERFECT.
Service wonderful. This place is a classic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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