About 18 Bay
Chef Owned & Operated
18 Bay is the Chef owned and operated restaurant that Elizabeth Ronzetti and Adam Kopels had originally opened in 2005 in Bayville, NY. In 2006 they received an “Excellent” in the New York Times. However, with a desire to be in closer proximity to their producers and purveyors, the Chefs decided in 2011 to move 18 Bay to its current location on Shelter Island. Surrounded by the farms and sea that define their menu stands the historic building, and new home of 18 Bay Restaurant.
Originally built in 1893 by Marcus Duval, a decorated Civil War hero whose family had been on Shelter Island for generations. Named for its operators, Duval and Payne's was the original Post Office and General store for the Island, where residents came for everything from lamp oil to ice and even fresh meat from the butchery.
Producers & Purveyors
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is a 243-acre historic plantation and nonprofit educational farm on Shelter Island, NY, engaging all ages in farm-based programs and growing directly for our restaurant. info
400-year-old, family run farm in Orient, NY supplying us with beautiful, naturally grown vegetable produce.
Wickham's Fruit Farm
Wickham's fruit is grown on some of the oldest continually cultivated land in the country, much of the farm dating from 1661. Wickham's Fruit Farm is an historic, bicentennial farm and one of the largest farms on the North Fork, approximately 300 acres, of which 200 acres are in fruit, all of which is retailed at the farm. The emphasis is on fruit of the highest quality, and all fruit sold is guaranteed. In addition to their fruit, we also love their honey. info
Southold Fish Market
Our only fish purveyor, Southold Fish Market provides us with the best of the local catch every morning. Owner Charlie Manwaring has been with Southold Fish Market for over 25 years and has fished the local waters for even longer. info
Red Bell Foods
Red Bell Foods is a wholesaler dedicated to connecting Chefs and specialty food markets with small producers who grow and make foods with passion and integrity. Their meats, poultry, vegetables, beverages and pantry items are produced using healthy and sustainable alternative production methods. info
Zombie Free Farms
Zombie Free Farms is a brainstorm of Craig and Carrie Wood. It is their goal to keep the microfarm homestead free from toxic petrochemicals, genetically modification, and corporate driven products and ideas. We can thank them for our beautiful flowers, herbs and select produce throughout the year. info
An all-natural syrup company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Their syrups are handcrafted in small batches using only whole ingredients. They always strive to source as much organic product as possible and never add extracts, flavors or colors to the recipes. We love using them in our handcrafted cocktails. info
Plain-T is a boutique style premium tea company based in Southampton, NY. Their focus is on authenticity, craftsmanship, sustainability, and the client/community bond. Their mission is to share with customers “the secret truth about tea”. info