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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 #10 of 56 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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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I sat at the bar for dinner one night. Even though it was off-season, Detente was totally booked, so I recommend reservations. The bar only seats a handful of folks, but was pleasant and the bartender took good care (most at the bar were eating as well). Their tuna tartare is one of the best dishes I had had in... More

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Cambridge
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188 reviews 188 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We ate dinner at the bar and had a lovely meal. We shared their peach salad with truffle oil and cheese...superb! Their tuna tartar was good, but I like Alchemy's better. The rib eye was excellent with amazing truffle mashed potatos wrapped in a sort of crispy dough...out of this world....worth going to the restaurant just for these. Service was... More

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Melville, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well let's start off by saying I went here on my last night of vacation after reading the reviews and thinking well after visiting Atria, Chescas and the french restaurant how bad can this be since they were great? First thing I noticed was that they only hired locals which I actually liked but then I got GINA.....What can we... More

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Berkeley, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a delicious scallop appetizer (and I am not a fan of scallops) and truly magical cauliflower (we ordered a second order). Oddly, we ordered drinks from the bar from the special bar menu, my husband ordered a Manhattan (the couple we were dining with had already had one Manhattan and proclaimed it worthy), the waiter could not explain... More

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Brossard, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I took the Tasting Menu which consisted of a 6 service meal. Every service was just the right size, considering that there were six of them! Chef Kevin Crowell is a great technician and all his plates came out as a piece of art... And each one was very tasty. We were happy to taste his signature... More

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Pittsburgh
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

The peach salad was fantastic and service was good. The menu is a little limited. I had the pork and it was good, but I would not order it again. My husband's fish was better. It's tucked away with some shops so you might not notice it walking by.

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MA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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, and I highly recommend this. We also had the veal Milanese, which was tender and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

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 busy Main Street, the food and service here rank in the top 5 in Edgartown,... More

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Noank, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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 waiter that I didn't particularly like the wine I ordered, he replaced it with a... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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 dining experiences. There were seven people in our party. Four of the meals were good.... More

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Additional Information about Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

Address: Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
Phone Number: 508-627-8810
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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