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Vine Street Cafe

4.8
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1088 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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 1088 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjlynch1
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was very mediocre. The service was below mediocre. The food quality was just OK. For the price it was way under value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinny was one of the very best waiters we’ve ever had the pleasure of being served by. Fantastic evening.

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MACK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Always consistent and enjoyable.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The wait for our table was a bit long but once seated, it was wonderful.

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LizW
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend dining here, great food and service. We were a party of 5, everything we ordered was cooked perfectly, especially the crispy calamari appetizer, the duck confit and chateaubriand entrees, the bok choi/mushrooms, and the brie cheesecake was spectacular. The cocktails were good but took some time for them to get to the table.

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vipNiia
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot with lovely outdoor dining area. Excellent menu with superb salmon with miso glaze (want to try other things but can’t resist this whenever I go there!) and other excellent selections on their appealing menu. A first rate, high quality experience that never disappoints.

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PhilippeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistently well prepared dishes
Good outdoor seating options
A standby in the East End

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vipFoodinNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal and cozy place definitely worth the special trip

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vipMJJR
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. A few nice wines at fair prices. Food very well prepared. Was a really nice dinner. Will go back.

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vipRonDevious
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good all good all good

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CharlesN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Danielle, was very informative, attentive, and knowledgeable about the different plates, the wines, and how things could be tailored to our different needs.

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ChristinaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for an evening out. Gluten free accommodations available.

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AndrewL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and really enjoyed it! Will def be back!

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vipptt52
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to while on shelter island.
Excellent service and food.
Ate outside well spaced tables and Covid protocols to make us feel safe.
Thank you.

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vipDinestar
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Vine Street Cafe for years, and it is always a great meal and great time. They've done a great job accommodating for the new Covid rules and requirements. The additional outdoor space is charming and we felt very comfortable and had a delicious dining experience.

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vipFoodiefam
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific food and service. Visiting during Covid-19 we were made to feel comfortable. Tables are well spaced even while they were quite busy it was very comfortable. We will def visit again when we can.

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RosangelaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time was there celebrating my sons birthday we both love lamb chops and your is perfection

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience! The outdoor dining was beautifully done. We look forward to returning soon.

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vipDonS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

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vipLacey
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All great but service was not as good as usual....I attribute it to being August.

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AmandaN
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal I’ve ever eaten at vine street has been amazing. It’s our date night go to each time we’re on the island!

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vipkristabela
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Take note that they don’t have high chairs. Difficult to enjoy a good dinner with a toddler without one

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otlt2016
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as alwYsalways!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipMopTopKilla08
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Try the homemade ice cream.

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vipBKMD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was kind and helpful. They are doing their best to give everyone space and a lovely dining experience in a stressful time. Thank you VSC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold
French fries too salty and deliver after main course was almost done
Service was very amateurish
Outdoor was ugly with no plants or flowers - only pebbles

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Islander
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was lovely… The service was excellent- catering to all dietary needs with courtesy… and the food was outstanding..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointed that this place went downhill. Food was not great, prices were super high, service was slow and inattentive.

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vipLauraL
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, Vine Street has made the experience even better during COVID with spaced outdoor dining - and they welcome us with our dog , which some places that are seating mostly outside now aren't offering. We love Monday night bouillabaisse; other highlights are the calamari and frisee salad, burrata and tomatoes, scallops with succotash, pasta bolognese and divine duck. Nice wine by the glass list and my favorite dessert, a not-too-heavy strawberry shortcake. The staff are so polite and helpful, and obviously taking great care to make diners feel safe and protected.

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vipStevenG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vine St. Cafe has been open and running for 17 years which is a true feat out East, and for good reason. The food is terrific, the service is great, and the vibe is chill. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening out!

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KTTTTTT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking covid precautions very seriously. Comfortable social distancing

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viptruedat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently good food, and they are handling the volume and Covid-19 constraints really well. I feel comfortable there, the servers are great, and the food, as always, is very good. The outdoor space is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
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 on 3 August 2020
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 on 1 August 2020
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.

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

Vine Street Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1088 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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