Vine Street Cafe
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.
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.
As always super solid. Great service and excellent food.
Top notch food and service
Meat was too fatty we had the New York strip but overall everything else wS good and we have eaten there many times before and will return just not get that steak
I have been going to the Vine Street Cafe since it opened on Shelter Island. The food, ambiance and service have always been consistently top-notch except for my recent visit. The only negative was the quality of the steak and the au poivre sauce. The relatively pricey filet mignon was probably a choice cut at best, and the sauce was poorly executed. My weekend place is 5 minutes away from the restaurant so I will return as I have for years. If the food quality remains lackluster, I'll take it as a sign that the traditional attention to the plates has waned and will seek a new higher-end restaurant for the peak season and winter.
Perfect dinner...Absolutely PERFECT!! Cozy corner table was just what we hoped for! Beet salad and lobster bisque were out of this world! Followed by Miso Glzed Salmon and Moules Frites...we felt like we WON THE DINNER GAME!!! Apple tart for dessert unbelievable! Best dinner in quite some time! Serious YUM.!!
We've heard about the restaurant for years but had not had a chance to get there yet. So glad we finally did as we loved everything about it and look forward to going back.
The best restaurant in the Hampton’s
Great service and food!
Always a pleasure
Chris from Cincinnati names after Christopher Columbus is our favorite. He always makes us smile
Booked an early reservation for a Saturday night as we know this spot gets a bit noisy. We were first couple seated in an empty restaurant, 10 minutes later they seat a couple with a baby directly next to us. Restaurant was still largely empty.
Spent dinner listening to occassional squeals and the father making ‘baby talk’.
What was the maitre’d thinking?
So warm and cozy with a great fall menu. Food delicious and service excellent. Love it
Always good. - should consider some different menu items. How about a great hamburger- give it your Vine Street ‘twist’!
We sell an amazing Half Pound Burger at our Sister restaurant Cove Hollow Tavern. They also have a Half Pound Lamb Burger. Cove Hollow Tavern is in East Hampton and is on Opentable as well.
Great fall dinner. Pasta & zoodles with seafood and Salmon with bok choy. Everything was delicious. Service was gracious and efficient. Great meal. Leftovers were great the next day!
Really good ona cold fall evening. Food , service all tops !
Honestly we were pretty disappointed all around. Table was great, quieter side of restaurant. Waitress didn’t know what was in the spicy tuna tartar that made it spicy. Lobster bisque was tasty but no chunks of lobster. Halibut was over cooked and dry. Duck pate was lovely. Asked 4 times for limes. Waitress never came back to check on us once she opened our bottle of wine - until it came to presenting us with the check. No cooler for chilled wine; sat on the table and we served ourselves. Entrees arrived before we were done with our appetizers. Prices really high for quality - and we’re from NYC. Have been coming to the island for 20 years and it was our first time at Vine. Had heard great things; guess we’ll have to try it again next year, maybe earlier in the season.
Excellent service! Pretty busy night for the “off” season! Delicious lamp chops and halibut! Always a night well spent!
Great vibe, great food and fun comfortable time...but not a fan of customers bringing pets there!! FYI...not appropriately cool etc
While the restaurant had a cool look, it was WAY too expensive for what they served. Not that impressed.
So super yummy! If you visit Shelter Island, definitely add this place to you list.
We’ve been coming to Vine Street regularly on Monday nights for their bou
The food is consistently very good. Service is attentive and the atmosphere is charming and quaint. Worth the trip to Shelter Island.
Love it here. Cozy space. Lively crowd. Great service. Delicious food.
Food is consistently good and the presentation is always a joy!
Restaurant gives lots of choices and they are very accommodating regarding special requests!
Danielle is our absolute favorite server!!
My husband thought his duck was dry but the pickled beet salad is terrific. Tuna tartare a bit too spicy. Service very slow.
The vegan options are outstanding! Everything else also.Great bread!
Planned the trip to Vine Street Cafe for a birthday dinner, we have gone to the owner's Manhattan restaurant many times so expected the same quality. Food was very average at best, the soup was extremely watered down. The biggest blunder was the birthday part, shortly after arriving I went up to the woman at the front to make sure that candles would be put on one of the desserts we ordered. She said yes was already aware of the birthday and said it would be taken care of. Desserts come and no candles, I went up to speak with her and she blandly apologized for the mistake and then brought out a terrible scoop of ice cream with a candle and stale biscotti. It was an absolutely terrible response for their terrible mistake.
it was fabulous food was magic love love love love so much
The ambiance was great, the staff was always polite, knowledgeable and always came with a smile. The food was excellent, including its presentation which showed the attention to detail with which it was prepared. We will be back.
A very crowded Saturday night but our reserved table was kept for us. Service was efficient, food good although a little above average in price. The room was extremely noisy, and car parking was a bit of a challenge. It's probably much quiet on other days of the week.
The food was good to very good. My skirt steak was not tender. Good skirt steak can almost be cut with a fork. My piece needed sawing with a steak knife! Everything else I ate was quite good. I was sharing the steak with a friend. I asked my waitperson to have them split it in the kitchen. I was told that they don’t do that. I replied that restaurants of this caliber should be doing that without even asking. She came back later to tell me that the kitchen agreed to split it as if this was an accomplishment. More importantly the bathrooms were a disgusting mess. Again, a restaurant of this caliber should have someone checking them periodically and cleaning them if required. When I mentioned this on my way out to the 2 young women at the front I could tell that they could not have cared less even though they gave me lip service when I told them that they seemed not to care. That is not how a high end dining experience should be even if
It is Sunday night of Labor Day weekend.
It is one of the nicest, most delicious restaurants I have been to. I was very happy with our meal on Sunday night- I had some concerns because my brother took a party of 4 there are on Saturday night and it was a disaster!!!!! Slow inattentive service. Then to make up for the problem they offered dessert on the house and took so long to come out with the dessert-he wasn't happy and I was concerned. Our experience was quite different.
The menu is wonderful and the food is delicious. It's rustic chic and executed beautifully. I could eat there every night and go through the entire menu and be happy. It's casual and fun and yummy. Great vibe.
My favorite restaurant in Long Island!!!! magical ambiance, with great service and most importantly delicious food!
We had knowledgeable wait staff (we inquired about the yummy bread) who were extremely attentive. The place is homey yet sophisticated. The food is good, very good but not commensurate with the outrageous prices. We eat out, and well, a lot but haven’t spent that much in a long while.
The food was really incredible and the service was some of the best we have had since being in the Hamptons. Really lovely place! Can’t wait to go back next year.
Great wine but the chicken was over cooked and rubbery.
Really good food!