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Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508-627-8810
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Ranked #7 of 52 restaurants in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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 dinner was good but nothing mind shattering. I suggest eating out on the patio. It's... More

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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 is really good and the menu is interesting...however, it is a cut below red cat... More

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Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 delicious. The Roasted Vineyard Monkfish was another wonderful blend of flavors -- all complementing each... More

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Grafton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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 Chatham Cod which was perfectly cooked, fresh, and tender. The sauce was so good that... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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157 reviews 157 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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 space is cozy and charming. My chicken was good. The peach and cheese salad was... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The place looks great, very chic and the outside terrace was very inviting. Unfortunately it was a bit chilly so we went inside. The top floor was a bit cold, modern and formal but the setting was nice and romantic. The wine list was interesting and I was happy to find a "Menetou Salon" one of my favorite Sauvignon. The... More

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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We read the reviews and were expecting really good food and we were disappointed. The fish was not local, how silly of them, and tasted of butter but no good fish taste. I always like a restaurant that cooks better than I do, but I have to say that my friends and I cook much tastier fish.

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New Preston, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We have been going to Detente for years as it has always been on our short list of favorite restaurants on Martha's Vineyard The food has always been fresh, interestingly prepared, with excellent presentation.They have consistently provided a terrific dining experience. I especially love the tuna tartar and the sea scallops. My only complaint in the past was that the... More

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Millburn, NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went to Détente for dinner last night and the evening was uneven at best and disappointing in several ways. The service was crisp and attentive however was a bit assertive. Taking it down a notch might provide for a more relaxed atmosphere. For appetizers we had the tuna tartare and the peach arugula salad. Starting on a high note,... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The menu looked good, but didn't taste as god as it looked. The service was great and thy were very accommodating with our 10 and 13 year old children, but the food was just ok. We were expecting it to be great given other reviews.

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