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Vine Street Cafe

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41 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964
+1 631-749-3210
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Syosset, NY
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235 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

Arrived with reservation 5pm friday. Open table reservation warned there would be a 30 dollar charge per person for any cancelations less than 24 hours in advance - never ever heard of that before and I've been around. Figured I should thus have very high expectations because that is a very strong "how do you do" statement. So we were... More 

1 Thank SueSyo
New York City, New York
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

There's a reason it's crowded all the time! Terrific food with a great wine selection and friendly Shelter Island hospitality. Also recommend their market in the back for take-out containers of their mysteriously delicious bolognese sauce.

1 Thank john w
New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

Tuna tarter was a bit bland but the tuna was pretty fresh. Salmon entree was pretty good...the miso sauce could be less salty, but otherwise, the Jasmine rice with vegetables were superb! My boyfriend enjoyed his medium rare steak..... Most of the wines listed was marked up 3 or 4 times more than when you purchase it yourself at the... More 

1 Thank cindyy0424
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

In contrast to the cool, laid back & sometimes frustrating service on Shelter Island, Vine Street Cafe has the slick service of a city restaurant. We selected a range of meals between the 5 of us, and all were good or very good and there was food envy for passing dishes that we hadn't ordered. It's hard to imagine this... More 

Thank Richmondmotherof3
Las Vegas
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

We went to have a quiet couples dinner and were not disappointed. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Many choices on wine menu. Some of the best steak tips I've had, especially in a pre-fixe menu.

1 Thank MayreGretTravels
Kitty Hawk
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Went here with friends while visiting LI vineyards. Our Chateaubriand was ice cold and served with ice cold sauce. No potatoes and no vegetables. Came with fries. When the manager came to the table, he informed us that they serve it this way. They are eclectic. In my 35 years of owning a restaurant, being the executive chef, French trained,... More 

4 Thank Argyles
Dallas, Texas
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

If it would of been appropriate, we might all have licked our plates clean! The pepper corn sauce on the perfectly cooked steak and the bolonase. I mean seriously, how can food be that good? And the bread - YUM! The only reason I gave 4 stars for service was because they quit paying attention to our lack of water... More 

Thank momlindsay
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Yes. The food is good but do you really need to pay $42.00 for a piece of fish no bigger than a Brillo pad? Marginal white wine for $14.00 a glass is a true lession in sipping. Is that really a $50.00 steak on the menu? Again the food is good but how they charge what they do is a... More 

3 Thank Williams86
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Great vibe nice menu great service yummy food. Our second time there and both times were great. Will return again.

Thank Laura P
Southampton, New York
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Recently went to vine street, which I have wanted to visit for a while. Good was good but not with the $$$ sings for sure. There are many other local places out East that offer great menu items with less pretentious atmosphere. Our waitress was very nice though.

4 Thank zo0sha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island
  • Phone Number: +1 631-749-3210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?