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Vine Street Cafe

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1053 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS, BUT PLEASE READ: IF YOU DO NOT SEE A OPTION FOR OUTDOORS, YOUR RESERVATION IS FOR INDOORS AND WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIT YOU OUTDOORS UNLESS SOMEONE ELSE CANCELS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND WE ARE DOING THE BEST WE CAN AND JUST NEED A SMALL AMOUNT OF CO-OPERATION.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1053 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It felt like a bistro in France or Italy . Best restaurant in the Hamptons

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Julygirl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten at Vine Street every summer for many years. Everything is always perfect. This year they did a particularly good job with distancing, and other virus related precautions. The food is delicious and the ambiance is charming. Our server, Sadie, was lovely. Can’t wait to return. I only wish they still sold the mixed nuts!

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Hot37
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Was disappointed that I couldn’t take drinks to go when all the other restaurants are allowed to do it by the NYS LIQ authority . They should invest in to go cups , would increase there sales

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vipOmnivore
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service outstanding-especially in light of the health emergency. The new outdoor area is lovely and our waiter made us feel right at home in spite of the precautions that were necessarily in place for our safety. The food was outstanding as always. So glad that my son finally got to have your duck, which is one of my favorites.

OB
OldBeach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic...service was superb! Would recommend to anyone
Best restaurant on the island

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from service (thank you, Sadie) to food was outstanding. Great job, overall, during these very trying times.

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Samantha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A go to! Always great food and a great ambiance. Worth the drive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The restaurant didn’t honor our outdoor reservation which was completely unacceptable during these times where people are concerned about their health during the pandemic.

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Casey3339
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome Hamptons restaurant! Consistently one of the best. Everything is top-notch and charming. Eating outdoors was just the ticket after the long COVID lock down. It's pricey - that's for sure. But you definitely get a fabulous meal.

PB
vipPatriciaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service as usual

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vipYasminny
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Alejandra is a great server. I felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent ambience was excellent ,but the service needs some attention.

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vipkristin
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Had been told about how great Vine Street is by multiple friends and I was extremely disappointed. The food was fine, but the service was lackluster was quite poor and I am not going back soon.

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vipExcellent
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great job of making the most of the terrible situation that we are all experiencing. They extended their existing outdoor patio and put up string lights and created a lovely place to dine al fresco. The tables are spaced well apart and they are taking proper precautions. And the food is always excellent. Don't miss the calamari salad, pasta bolognese, the salmon and fries. Thank you Vine Street Cafe, for giving us a place to get out to....we've all done way too many loads of dishes over the past several months!

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KarenL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always great! Vine Street never fails to satisfy the taste buds!!!

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GisellahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food in courtyard setting. Lots of space for social distancing between tables. Our waitress was really great and so interesting to talk to. So friendly.
Food was really delicious. We would love to return.

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vipRES9
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was fantastic. It was great to eat outside. The only hiccups was that the original napkins were dirty. I do wish their mixed drink menu was a little longer. All of the seafood was fresh and delicious. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really our fav spot on the East End. They’re doing such a great job managing with COVID restrictions, too.

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VictoriaM
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chris and staff were considerate and outstanding.

KB
KimberlyB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and staff was very accommodating.

BF
vipBarbaraF
New York Area
447 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was very good. We sat in a room with only two tables. It was very well spaced. We shared tuna tacos and calamari salad for starters. I had mussels for a main course. One friend ordered the scallops. I don’t remember what the other two ordered. For dessert we had profiteroles.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. A must hit on shelter island

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vipBaba
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant out here! Well worth the ferry trip! And very impressed with their precautions concerning COVID-19.

Just wished all the diners came with masks on...

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ClarisaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did an amazing job adapting to social distancing. It was such a pleasant dinner and the food was outstanding!

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vipAstrongin
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We came here for my husband’s birthday during the first week outdoor dining was permitted. They did a wonderful job of creating an inviting space in what was the parking lot. The food was excellent but the service was not. I enjoy a leisurely meal but they seemed short staffed. I would definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in shelter island.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Attentive service amid COVID restrictions, delicious small menu, fresh seafood choices.

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KevinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent re-opening. Put a lot of thought into ambience and social distancing. Food was excellent as always. Welcome back.

LC
LisaC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The long-time owners, Lisa and Terry, are committed to offering the very best of Vine Street but in a safe setting. Seemed to us they've managed to pull that off. We had a lovely and anxiety-free meal. Vine Street is not missing a beat!

DG
vipDianaG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great effort by both front restaurant and kitchen staff in these unusual times. Vine Street met the challenge. Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Food and Great service!

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vipDonna
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

It was freezing where we were seated in some back room

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GregS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!!

HS
HelenS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place to dine on Shelter Island. Very nice. Not cheap but elegant yet approachable.

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Pattideb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tuna tartar tacos were delicious! Not a big fan during the high season when very busy but would definitely revisit in the slow season.

GM
GlennM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

As usual, good not great food at Vine Street. A busy night for the restaurant and service was slow. Ordered a calamari salad as an appetizer and it came with the calamari cold! Generally, the food is good, service is iffy and the price is very high for what you get. On Shelter Island this time of year there's not much choice, though.

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vipNiia
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the perfect spot for a winter's eve with the welcoming, cozy atmosphere. Servers were excellent and knowledgeable. Many fine choices on the menu. I had the miso salmon which was fabulous - and I often order salmon but this was a stand out preparation. Really good wine, great desserts. No complaints at all, just praise. Will surely return here soon.

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ALEXANDERC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always super solid. Great service and excellent food.

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vipsweeteats
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Top notch food and service

FAQs

Vine Street Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 749-3210.

Vine Street Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 1053 OpenTable diners.

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