We didn't stay at the Inn, but were told they had a lovely restaurant outside very close to the water, so we ventured there for dinner. The property was quite lovely, but the restaurant unfortunately was a let down.
Despite the fact that we called ahead and made a reservation, we still had to wait 30 minutes once we were there to be seated. This wouldn't have been so annoying had there not been numerous empty tables available the entire time we were waiting. Once seated, the menu itself offers only four dinner entrees to choose from at a fairly hefty price. This is definitely not a good place to dine if "variety" is what you're looking for.
The service unfortunately was the most disappointing. He was not attentive or helpful at all. We found ourselves having to ask for things that are usually givens at even lesser quality places. ("Do you have any specials? May we have some bread while we wait for our meal"? May we please have some salt & pepper? Etc.) Our food took an extraordinarily long time to come out with no apologies. Our meals were good, but at this point we were so put off by our experience that we didn't enjoy them as much as we could have.
We ate at a little place the evening before called the "Sweet Tomato". The food was amazing, the service was fantastic and for half the price of The Ram's Head Inn...I'd recommend you go there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ram's Head Inn is a gracious center hall colonial with 17 charming and comfortable suites. It's a world apart, without being a world away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ram`s Head Hotel Shelter Island
- Rams Head Hotel
- Ram's Head Inn Shelter Island, Hamptons