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Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
+1 508-627-8810
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“peach salad” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (21 reviews)
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

A friend and I ate here on a Saturday evening; given the beautiful weather we opted to eat on the patio, which was lovely. The service is exceptionally strong and quite attentive. We had the roasted octopus to start; the flavors were bright and strong,...More

1  Thank allover09
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Since last time I wrote a review of one of our beloved Vineyard restaurants, it became overrun and impossible to get into. Probably not due to our review, but just that word finally got out, as it surely will for Detente. Tucked away from Edgartown's...More

Thank DrPoe
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Went to Détente on our first night in Martha's Vineyard, based on reviews and menu. Our 8:00 reservation was honored immediately and we were seated upstairs, which had a more bistro feel than downstairs. Service was very good--attentive but not intrusive--and when I told the...More

Thank rarin2go
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We just left detente 45 minutes ago. We hadn't been there in at least three years. At the time, the food was excellent. So we were looking forward to a great meal on our last night on the vineyard after a full week of excellent...More

1  Thank joanneandfrank
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Service was great, a reasonable priced bottle of Chassagne-Montrachet and the cauliflower side(which was to die for) made the evening. We had the peach salad and the sole which was amazingly served over lobster risotto. Our children loved the veal Milanese and they could not...More

Thank jmorales
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

If I were rating the peach salad alone, this place would get five stars. Grilled peaches with melted telegio cheese and arugula so good that ant time we told someone we went there for dinner, they asked if we ordered it. The rest of the...More

Thank krismcdavid4
Reviewed 23 July 2014

the food was fresh and very good and the service was really solid...we sat outdoors and felt completely relaxed as it is off the main part of the edgartown strip....so the night felt serene....this is the third best restaurant in marthas vineyard in my view....it...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We loved this restaurant. The upstairs dining room is both upscale and cozy -- wooden floors, tables spaced just far enough apart. The Pan-Seared Scallops in Coconut Soup starter was an incredible melange of flavors -- each identifiable. The local greens salad was fresh and...More

1  Thank Judy G
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We ate at Detente on a Wednesday evening for an early dinner and sat in the upstairs dining room. It was very nicely decorated with an open feeling. We had a very attentive and personable waiter (Kylund) and the food was amazing. I had the...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We have been dining here for many years. We always have had a lovely evening, but the food has never been exceptional. It is good, but not great. But that is true of many of the Edgartown restaurants. We like to sit downstairs indoors. The...More

Thank jscottjoplin
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Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
It is nice casual, I wouldn't wear shorts; a golf shirt is ok.
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Response from poodia | Reviewed this property |
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Smart casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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