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The Tavern at Shelter Island House

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American, Bar, Grill, Seafood, Pub
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11 Stearns Point Rd, Suite 2, Shelter Island, NY 11965-2009 (West Neck Road)
+1 631-749-5659
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Shelter Island, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Special restaurant tucked away on Shelter Island. New owner/management doing a terrific job. Menu is good but limited except for daily specials. Tavern House Salad a winner! Burger also very delicious. Excellent service and lively bar scene. Great addition to SI!

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Thank islandwhine
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of the Tavern at Shelter Island House! We are pleased you were able to meet our new manager and enjoy the atmosphere and food! We look forward to having you dine again with us soon! More 

Stony Brook, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

While staying for an overnight at the Shelter Island House last week, my wife and I decided to have dinner at the inn's restaurant, the Tavern. Turned out to be a great call. Plenty of strong options on the menu, and our choices--half chicken and linguini with clams--were delicious. Warm rolls and coconut shrimp were got the meal off to... More 

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Thank swoosh8
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review and five star rating of the Tavern! We are delighted you liked the menu and enjoyed a delicious meal! Come back and stay and dine with us soon! More 

merrick
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

my husband and I wanted to go for drink and ecide out plans for the day. We were served by Mike the bartender who was no nice insightful offered suggestions for the evening. I was givien a tour of the place and enjoyed and nice leisurely drink (wile the hubby watched football) and immediately wished I was staying here!! Well... More 

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Thank beth b
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review of the Tavern! We are delighted you and your husband were able to have such a nice evening and enjoyed the drinks and the staff! We hope to having you dine with us again and hope to have you as a hotel guest someday soon! More 

Storrs, Connecticut
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went the week after Labor Day on a Monday-this, thank goodness, was the only restaurant open that evening..it was excellent-

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Thank Elizabeth A
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send in your five star review! We are happy we could be open after Labor Day and pleased to hear your experience was excellent! We hope to have you dine again with us soon! More 

New York City, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The setting is lovely and the service is friendly, but we had a bad experience at The Tavern. On a recent Sunday night, one of the specials was seafood paella, a favorite dish of my wife and me. We both ordered it. What we got was not paella at all, but rather a bland, soupy seafood stew, with a little... More 

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Thank andybaum
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry to hear your experience was less than satisfactory and appreciate your feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you with our upcoming new menu this fall. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This was a dinner and drinks get together for about 20 people and kids. The venue was the Tavern and I can't comment on the rest of the facilities at the House. Suffice to say that the staff were very obliging and efficient - particularly in respect of the needs of children and toddlers. The food was excellent with special... More 

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Thank leonard m
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the Tavern at Shelter Island House. We are so pleased your special event went well and that you found both the food and the service to be excellent! We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Me and my husband went for our anniversary and we had a blast! The food was outstanding and the service was perfect! From the second we walked in everyone was very welcoming and helpful! The owner was very kind and gracious! The rooms were clean and comfortable! And we sat out on the porch in the morning! The pool area... More 

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Thank Pixie M
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your review of the Tavern. We are pleased you were able to stay with us and that you had an "outstanding" experience at our restaurant during your visit! We look forward to having you stay and dine with us again soon! More 

Sea Cliff, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

What a great Shelter Island dinner! Oysters and quinoa salad were delicious. Terrific service, too. We were able to make a last minute reservation and the staff was kind and attentive. We brought our 2 daughters, who also loved the food. The kid menu provides big portions! The outdoor bacci courts are a fun way to end the meal.

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Thank Allison M
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Tavern and your 5 star rating! We are happy we were able to accommodate your family last minute, and that you found the food delicious and enjoyed the friendly staff along with a game of Petanque (aka - Bocci :)). ! We hope you will return to dine with us again... More 

Coaldale, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The food is great here and the service is awesome. If you get a chance to eat here ask for Wayne he is the best and friendliest waiter I have ever met.

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Thank THEREAPR11
New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have to start this review by saying the Summer Spinach Salad was delicious and I have been (unsuccessfully) trying to recreate it at home ever since! We were seated on the front porch of the inn and the vibe was casual/elegant. My husband had a ceviche appetizer and the sirloin entree and said both were great. I love fish... More 

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Thank 2015missyb
Shelter Island H, Guest Relations Manager at The Tavern at Shelter Island House, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review! We appreciate you taking time to write about our Tavern restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed the summer salad and hope you master the recipe soon! We are happy to hear you are returning with your friends for another excellent meal and look forward to seeing again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Grill, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Stearns Point Rd, Suite 2, Shelter Island, NY 11965-2009
    (West Neck Road)
  • Public Transportation: Train: www.lirr.org Penn Station to Greenport, then board the ferry to Shelter Island. Bus: Take The Hampton Jitney www.hamptonjitney.com to Greenport, then board the ferry to Shelter Island.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island
  • Phone Number: +1 631-749-5659
Description
Dedication to local farmers and fishermen ensure the dishes celebrate freshness and inspiration. New American style menu is complemented by handcrafted cocktails, world beers and a meticulously curated wine list to round out your exceptional dining experience. Seasonally driven menus and ambiance change from al fresco to fireside and accompany the re-freshed chic decor. Known as the island hotspot conjoined with the welcoming team that is both local and family owned makes Shelter Island House Restaurant your best island destination for friendly sophistication.

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