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Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

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American, Contemporary
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Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
+1 508-627-8810
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Difficult to find place if you're unfamiliar with Edgartown, but ask anyone where Nevin Square is and you'll find it. Small place with a great atmosphere. They run a special for Half off at the bar every day from 5:30-6:30pm and it's an incredible value. You end up paying more for your drinks than you do for your meal. Excellent... More 

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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We were tired after a lot of walking and decided to eat here on the recommendation of family that had visited the island. This restaurant is fabulous, lovely service and the food very creative and flavorful. Be aware pricing is high end, eg wine starts in the $40 range per bottle and entrees mid 30s but if you are in... More 

Thank DrSteveL24
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We went with friends and had the opportunity to sample more. Every course was delicious. We started with the lobster risotto that was superb. We had a variety of the fish dishes--striped bass, cod and fluke with octopus. They were all excellent and the accompanying vegetables were great. The deserts were also very good.

Thank havesuitcase11
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at Detente. The food was delicious. Portions were just right. I had being "overportioned". Would recommend eating upstairs as it is nice and quiet and easy to have a conversation

Thank Wendy P
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Well, this was so unexpectedly amazing I could not believe my taste buds... they were dancing for joy and all 7 people at our table would agree this restaurant gives any place anywhere a run for the money. The wine was wonderful. The appetizers (I had the sea scallops with a lime and coconut sauce) were terrific. My cod fish... More 

Thank bookpublisher
Maui, Hawaii
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Every year brings new restaurant experiences on the Vineyard. The Vineyard is so seasonal that changes happen every year. Everyone says "have you tried them yet this year?" We had the best food and wine pairings of any place we have tried this season. Excellent fun and friendly staff. Would highly recommend you make the stop in. We always go... More 

Thank Sarah C
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious early dinner on the little patio. Our waiter was very attentive, friendly, accommodating. The food (cheese appetizer, duck, fluke, panzenella) was delicious! We would definitely return!

Thank MassachusettsMaureen
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The food was prepared to perfection with multiple flavor. The wait staff are professional and courteous. The hostess was welcoming and eager to please. The chef is truly talented... This restaurant is nestled away in a courtyard and is a true gem! It's a must if you visit Martha's Vineyard.

Thank jdkahn15
St. Thomas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Food was delicious, creative, beautifully presented, and with the freshest ingredients! The wine list was nice and not unreasonably expensive. Service was excellent. The upstairs room can sometimes be a little loud, but that was not the case on this visit.

Thank crewsn
Alexandria, Virginia
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228 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Spectacular dinner. Our server was the chefs daughter so was extremely knowledgeable about the dishes. Had the green salad with goat cheese and mole. Fried cauliflower was great. Crisp but succulent. And the lamb ribs amazing. Have an entree or tasting menu, or sample the small plates. By all means try the whole menu. It's great! Dessert was tremendous too.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
American, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-627-8810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?