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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (37)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (36)
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Romantic (17)
Cozy (17)
Seasonal (17)
Casual (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
People Watching (8)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
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Healthy (6)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place is always nothing short of perfect -- the ambience, the staff, the service, and that's before we even begin to talk about the amazing food and cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We've been there often. The food is good, though a bit expensive. It was not as crowded this weekend as it is in summer.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is very good but the service lack the standard that I would expect for the price point.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Prix fixe is a nice value, if you get there early (before 6:00). The restaurant was full by 8:00 p.m., even in mid November. Likely a tough place to get a table in season. I did not see or taste anything to support the few negative reviews.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was a wonderful dinner. The food was delicious and the service excellent with such attention to detail

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food and phenomenal and attentive staff. I would recommend for small groups or a couple's dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A good meal, but pricey. Vine Street delivers in terms of service and dependability. But does every entree in the Hamptons have to be $30. and up?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Party of 4. Service was eh. Asked for a side of ice with my mimosa, never got it. Had to ask for butter twice. I ordered the smoked tuna sesame. It was not smoked and had little flavor. The others did enjoy their apps. I ordered the special, lobster pot pie. The lobster and seafood filling was delicious but only had a tiny circle of pastry on top. So more of a bouillabaisse than a pie. To be fair, the others enjoyed their meal. Dessert choices were kind of mediocre. One or two interesting items and ice cream. And they couldn’t make a Baily’s coffee. Had to serve liquor on the side with coffee and I had to pour it in myself. No whipped cream. The topper? Prices were ridiculous, even for a quality place.
No need to go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The calamari salad is excellent!!! i would go just to sit at the bar with a nice glass and order the salad. The prix-fix has a lot of choices and is a good value. We went twice last week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves both times.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

One of the two best restaurants on Shelter Island. 18 Bay is the other, but has a very limited schedule off season. We were very pleasantly surprised to discover upon our arrival that Vine Street offers a $29 early bird prix fixe menu from 5 to 6 p.m. with just a few supplements. The salmon is a must.

The staff was very warm, attentive, and accommodating. When our 11-week-old son fussed, they didn't bat an eye, just continued to treat us very warmly at the same time that they took excellent care of the other patrons. Thank you, Vine Street, for a delightful evening! We will certainly be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything is so good. Warm bread, miso salmon, filet, calamari salad, bolognese sauce are our usually ordering choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Vine Street remains a good choice for an evening out. Well worth the ferry that most people will have to take.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Never disappoints. Staff was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions. There's no better restaurant on the east end.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I hadn't been to Vine Street Cafe in a few years, as the ferry ride to the island has increased in price. However, a friend gave me a gift card to this spot and I was thrilled, as it made me make the trip. The food is always excellent. Our waiter got a bit confused during our dinner. He had cleared our dinner plates and we were ready for the dessert menu and he returned with knives and spoons for a first or second course. If he had been a good waiter, he should have remembered our table and known that we were on the third course. Menu choices are always good and the food preparation and presentation is outstanding. I highly recommend Vine Street Cafe.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a great night with friends. We were seated on schedule on a busy Saturday night. Diver Scallops, Mussels and filet got high marks. Good wine list. Enjoy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I have eaten at vine street many times and the food is always fantastic.
I brought friends from out of town and raved about it being the best restaurant on shelter island.
The food was very good. The service was very disappointing. The server apologized about the service but did nothing to improve it. At the price point of vine street , a diner deserves excellent service every time
Unfortunately Friday night we did not get that and were embarrassed to have brought our friends there paying a lot of money for Mediocre service at best

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have been to this restaurant a number of times and find the food to be consistently good. Service is friendly.

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

Yes there arent a lot of good restaurants on shelter island. This isnt one if them though

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

We had a truly extraordinary meal at Vine Street Cafe. We were a birthday dinner of five. If you are there on a Friday, have the lobster pot pie.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was our second visit to Vine Street Café and it did not disappoint! Everything was delicious and the service was very good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food excellent service. It's one of the best on Shelter Island!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

What a great meal! The bolognese was excellent. My husband had the steak and it was cooked perfect. We always dine at Vine Street when we are in Shelter Island!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always perfect!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We dined on Saturday night of Labor Day Weekend. This was our third time at the restaurant and we had a 6:00 reservation. The restaurant was fairly empty. We ordered an appetizer then two entrees. The minute the appetizer was cleared our entrees appeared. We had two fish entrees, one was piping hot, the other ice cold and had to be sent back. The minute the protein was eaten of our entrees (read: we still had food on our plate), the first of four different people wanted to clear our plates. We politely declined. They politely disappeared only to have three more people attempt the same. In the meantime, the round table in the corner for 8 was seated with two couples with infants in strollers. They were two of the four infants (under the age of 1 year) seated around us. We finally left our table and retired to the bar since we were not quite ready to end our evening (this was about 7:15). Low and behold, one mother from the table for eight was pushing her fussy infant IN THE BAR AREA IN A STROLLER! .

For a $200+ dinner I do not expect to be rushed, I do not expect cold fish, and I do not expect to navigate strollers. This is not a restaurant for infants.

We left at 7:30 and every table inside and out was full.

We learned our lesson. As wonderful a restaurant as Vine Street Cafe is, holiday weekends is not when it shines. Service, food, ambiance sadly declines in the final push of the season.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Vine Street Cafe is an absolute Shelter Island MUST! My wife and I recently dined here for the 2nd time. We sat outside on a cool summer night surrounded by lit torches. The atmosphere can feel surreal at times. Each dish we ordered was perfect. (TIP: they currently have a Thursday evening special for ribs. Order this as an appetizer. The flavors are strong yet balanced. Amazing.) They have a great cocktail menu, as well as select wines and beers. Any time we come back to Shelter Island, we'll be dining here.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Outstanding! Service excellent
Dinner was fresh and innovative
Bartender super friendly..
Can't wait to come back
Thank you for a lovely evening❤

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always consistently great. FOOD, ambiance and service. Such a pretty restaurant with a rustic island feel. A true treasure.

Debra

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Wonderful experience! The pork chop was amazing as was the mushroom risotto. I also has the blackberry and nectarine crumble- wow!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

As ever, food was delectable! All five of us loved our dinner. Even there special coctail was delightful. If you're on or near Shelter Island you should try to snag a reservation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

We always enjoy the excellent food. Can be hectic at times and quite noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very good food but really too noisy. Just try the 'Moules frites' safran or red curry!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Expensive! Thirty-five dollars for a quite good pasta bolognese, but nothing all that memorable. Other diners had a chicken dish that they also thought was excellent, but not quite worthy of the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great service. Bouillabaisse was excellent and one of the best Cosmos I've ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Vine Street has been very popular on Shelter Island for many years. Our waiter was very nice, all service was very nice. We (our family) have had many dinners out over many urban venues over the years; VS is a nice restaurant but the prices are high for the value.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

From beginning to end a true pleasure in every way...ambiance, service, food.. 10,10, and a 10...
a bit pricey but worth every penny...i highly recommend...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My tuna appetizer and pasta with seafood Fra diavlo were excellent as was the special whole fish dorade. The food does not disappoint as it is consistently excellent.

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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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