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The Beach Plum Restaurant

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Chinese, Fujian
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50 Beach Plum Lane, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02552 (North Road)
Vineyard Transit Authority public buses travel directly past the Inn daily along North Road with regularly scheduled stops at the Menemsha Public Beach and Chilmark Community Center
+1 508-645-9454
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Beach Plum Restaurant serves unfussy and thoughtful food sourced from...
The Beach Plum Restaurant serves unfussy and thoughtful food sourced from the woods and surrounding waters of Martha's Vineyard. We rely on the tight-knit island community of farmers, fisherman, herdsman and family members for the perfect ingredients we use on our menu, which is written daily. Celebrating its second season, the kitchen is run by Chef Chris Fischer, who also operates his family's vegetable farm, Beetlebung Farm, less than a mile down the road.
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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New chef, less than inspired food

We happened to be big fans of the previous chef's food. Though not to everyone's tastes, we loved the inventiveness and high quality. Going back this season was a big disappointment with the new chef who had been in Edgartown. Salad almost inedible with way too much dressing and too heavy on the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Newton(Boston), MA
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Outstanding food, service, atmosphere. Chef Josh adds an interesting twist to a fine dining menu. Owner Sarah handsOn.

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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A talented new chief with imagination has turned this gem of a location into what it used to be years ago. Elegant, beautiful, first class, great food and memorable. Good bye Chris Fisher and his dreams of farm to table, hello to wonderful tasty and imaginative gourmet dishes that are fairly priced for the Vineyard. The setting and the views... More 

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Key West, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The new chef has brought back some of the the great food that we always enjoyed. The view and location can't be beat. We will return again and bring friends and family. BYOB is a luxury these days. Chilmark remains the only dry town on Martha's Vinetard.

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MenemshaSunset
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Have now eaten here at least 4 times this summer and can say that I've never had a bad meal- The chicken is one of the best preparations I've ever had- The staff is attentive and helpful and the atmosphere and views are the best on the island- Highly recommend!

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San Diego, CA
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was always our go to upscale, fabulous food restaurant in Martha's Vineyard. Even though we had a "long" drive from Edgartown. This time we had a 3 minute drive since we are staying & its sister hotel, The Menemsha Inn, right next door (a review will follow on this experience). Expectations were high & sadly the new chef did... More 

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Newton(Boston), MA
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We happened to be big fans of the previous chef's food. Though not to everyone's tastes, we loved the inventiveness and high quality. Going back this season was a big disappointment with the new chef who had been in Edgartown. Salad almost inedible with way too much dressing and too heavy on the vinegar. The 2 pasta dishes (gnocchi and... More 

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Despite a couple recent substandard reviews we decided to take our aunt out to a nice dinner. We had a previous positive experience and we wanted to take advantage of the beautiful setting and view. There was no disappointment, actually the restaurant seemed improved. The whole staff was friendly and eager to please, especially our waiter Spencer. The food was... More 

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Columbia, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After a drop-in visit last summer, we made sure to secure reservations for our trip this year. The Beach Plum resort is wonderful (it should be for the price), and the grounds are beautiful. We were promptly seated in the main dining area with a great view of the water. The menu is limited, presented on what is essentially a... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It has been a few years since my wife and I have eaten at the Beach Plum Inn. Reading the reviews on TripAdvisor made me a bit worried. I know that the chef from last season is no longer at the Inn, and the reviews in 2014 were generally not very good. We have heard good things about the Inn... More 

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Bronxville, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Loved the quaint, charming atmosphere of this restaurant, which is nestled between fragrant flowers and thick greenery. We dined here as a wedding gift from friends, three years ago, and intend to dine again whenever we revisit Martha's Vineyard, which happens every Summer. The food was simply wonderful and the service a delight. I am holding onto my "The Beach... More 

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Address: 50 Beach Plum Lane, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02552
Phone Number: +1 508-645-9454
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Menemsha
Average Prices: USD 28 - 36
Cuisine: Chinese, Fujian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Beach Plum Lane, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02552
    (North Road)
  • Public Transportation: Vineyard Transit Authority public buses travel directly past the Inn daily along North Road with regularly scheduled stops at the Menemsha Public Beach and Chilmark Community Center
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Menemsha
  • Phone Number: +1 508-645-9454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 36
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Fujian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The Beach Plum Restaurant serves unfussy and thoughtful food sourced from the woods and surrounding waters of Martha's Vineyard. We rely on the tight-knit island community of farmers, fisherman, herdsman and family members for the perfect ingredients we use on our menu, which is written daily. Celebrating its second season, the kitchen is run by Chef Chris Fischer, who also operates his family's vegetable farm, Beetlebung Farm, less than a mile down the road.

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