Restaurant & Bar ↓


Eating with us is indulging in the best of fine dining.

The restaurant at the Ram's Head Inn combines refined open-air dining with island charms. Visitors may choose to be seated in the main, spacious dining room or in the Harbor Hall lounge, both offering the warmth of a crackling fire in the large 1929 fireplaces when there is a chill in the air.  Of course, weather permitting, guests can enjoy their meal on our patios overlooking the harbor.

please call for days and hours after the Labor Day holiday  


The plates are accoutered with local herbs & produce from our own garden right on Shelter Island to the best of our ability. 

The seasonally-focused, farm to table menu is New American and seafood-heavy. Our executive chef, Matt Murphy's, interpretation of the local terroir reifies his delicate presentation of traditional and non-traditional fare.


Dine with a View

Seated inside or outside, we are home to some of the most beautiful sunsets on the east end. 

Wine List


Glass Wine

2016 Santa Marina, Pinot Grigio,  Pavia, Italy 12

2015 Macari, Sauvignon Blanc      North Fork, Long Island 14

2016 Frenzy, Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand  12

2013 Lenz, Chardonnay                 North Fork, Long Island 13

2014 Route Stock, Chardonnay Carneros, California 14

NV Fiol, Prosecco Veneto, Italy 12

2015 Wolffer Estate, Rose                  The Hamptons, Long Island 12

2016 Buena Vista, Pinot Noir    Sonoma, California 14

2015 Edna Valley Vineyard, Merlot Paso Robles, California 12

2015   Lieb Cellars, Merlot             North Fork, Long Island 13                                                                                  2015 Hess Shirtail Ranches, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, California 16

2015 Casillero del Diablo, Malbec Chile 12



2015 Lieb Cellars, Rose                   North Fork, Long Island 48

NV Canard-Duchene, Brut Rose,  Reims, France 70

NV Veuve Cliquot, Brut                 Reims, France 85/19

2014   Sparkling Pointe, Brut        North Fork, Long Island 55/15



2015 Wolffer Estate                            The Hamptons, Long Island 46

2016 Fournier Pere et Fils        Sancerre, France 50

2016   Chateau Minuty ‘M De Rose’ Cotes de Provence, France     55

2015 BY.OTT                                     Cotes de Provence, France     50/14

2016   Lenz, Fire Fly                        North Fork, Long Island 44



2013   La Scolca, Gavi Di Gavi Gavi, Italy 80

2016   Lieb Cellars, Pinot Blanc North Fork, Long Island 40 2015 Raphael, Sauvignon Blanc North Fork, Long Island 46

2016 Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand 65

2016 Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand 41

2015   Chateau de Sancerre, Sancerre Loire Valley, France 55          

2016 Cakebread Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley, California 65

2016 Bedell, Viognier                     North Fork, Long Island 40

2015 Grapes of Roth, Riesling          The Hamptons, Long Island 42

2015 Simonnet-Febvre, Chablis Burgundy, France 42 2016   

Louis Jadot, Pouilly-Fuisse  Maconnais, France 58

2016 Stags Leap, Chardonnay        Napa Valley, California 60

2014 Ferrari-Carano, Reserve Chardonnay                                  Sonoma County, California 67

2013 Louis Latour, Puligny-Montrachet Cote d’Or, France 100



2015 Acacia, Pinot Noir           Carneros, California 60

2015 Domaine Rene Bouvier,  Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy, France 52

2013   Ponzi, Pinot Noir        Willamette Valley, Oregon 96

2014   Louis Jadot, Pommard Burgundy, France 125

2014   Domaine de Dionysos, Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France 42

2014   Lenz, Merlot                          North Fork, Long Island 40

2009   Chateau DuTertre, Margaux Bordeaux, France 135

2014 Cline, ‘Ancient Vine’ Zinfandel Contra Costa, California 46

2010 Finca Wolffer, Brau          Mallorca, Spain 50

2010   Macari ‘Dos Aguas’              North Fork, Long Island 48

2013 BV Tapestry                            Napa, California 120

2014   Sequoia Grove, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California 90

2014 Cakebread, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California 140

2016 Lieb Cellars, Estate Cabernet Franc North Fork, Long Island 60

2015 Bedell, Cabernet Franc          North Fork of Long Island 55

2012   Ruffino, ‘Riserva Ducale’ Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy            92

2014 Nozzole, Riserva  Chianti Classico Tuscany, Italy 52

2015 Stags’ Leap, Petite Sirah        Napa Valley, California 80

2013 Muga, Rioja Reserva              Haro, Spain 62

2013 Vajra, ‘Albe’ Barolo          Piedmont, Italy 75                   

2014 Tenet ‘The Pundit’, Syrah Columbia Valley, Washington 48

2014 Chapoutier ‘La Bernadine’ Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Valley, France 97


New York State Liquor Authority approved wine transport bags available

Vintage may change without notice 04/20/2018

Spring Menu - Dinner



*Crab and Melon Salad

jumbo lump crabmeat, honeydew, pineapple                                                      18


*Local Oysters on the Half Shell

cocktail and mignonette sauces                                                                             18


*Sautéed Local Little Neck Clams

spinach, bacon, corn, old bay, cherry tomatoes, garlic, white wine                  16


*Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras

candied onions, basil sauce, nutmeg, strawberry                                               24


Baby Arugula Salad

crispy parmesan, cucumber, sunchokes, ratatouille, balsamic                        14


*Caesar Salad

brioche croutons, hard boiled eggs, salmon caviar                                            14


 Grilled Octopus & Boudin Noir

baguette, sweet jam, goat cheese, tapenade                                                       16



*Long Island Duck Confit & Hudson Valley Magret  

farro, amaretti chickpea fritter, burnt orange and honey                                36


Poached Jumbo Shrimp

smoked finnan potatoes, fennel, endives, annatto oil                                       34


*Grilled Hanger Steak Chimichurri

potato puree, parsnip straws, asparagus, red wine jus                                    38


*New Zealand Loin of Venison

roast sweet potato, cauliflower, portobello, lingonberry sauce                      38


*Sautéed Salmon

mussels, quinoa, exotic mushrooms, radish sprouts                                      29


*Mustard and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

baby carrots, cippolini onions, white beans, haricot verts,

spring chives, jus                                                                                                36


*Seared Tuna

saffron rice cake, Japanese eggplant, baby bok choy,

ginger black bean butter                                                                                  38


* This menu item is cooked to order or is served raw.  Fish, shellfish, or fresh shell eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.




Chocolate Spice Cake

caramelized bananas roasted peanuts vanilla ice cream

Red Grapefruit Pound Cake

sea salt, creme de menthe butter, custard quenelle

Baba au Rhum

dried fruit, spiced run, bitter chocolate cream, green peppercorn meringue

Homemade Ice Cream

flavors change

Poached Pear & Almond Tart

vanilla sugar, creme fraiche, pear reduction




early spring brunch

(sundays only)

*Eggs Benedict                                                                                                                         18

 Canadian bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise 

*Ram's Head Inn Burger                                                                                                         16

brisket cut, cheese, thick cut bacon, homemade fries

Baked Brioche French Toast                                                                                                  18

apples, raisins, baileys cream, bacon

Shrimp & Grits                                                                                                                        22

shrimp, peas, cheddar, biscuit

*Local Oysters on the Half                                                                                                     18

traditional cocktail & mignonette sauces

*Omelette                                                                                                                                 16

shiitake, peppers, leeks, cheese

*Caesar Salad                                                                                                                           18

chopped egg, brioche crouton, house smoked salmon, salmon caviar

Fried Chicken Breast                                                                                                               24

duck stock bechamel, spinach & bacon salad

*Hangar Steak and Scrambled Eggs                                                                                     32

 chimichurri, homemade fries

*Duck Hash                                                                                                                               24

Crescent Farms duck confit, red pepper chutney, Indian spices, poached eggs


* This menu item is cooked to order or is served raw.  Consuming raw or undercooked fish, shellfish, or fresh shell eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions