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63 Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
5086960200
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Romantic evening in the garden

The food and service was great and we really enjoyed sitting in the garden with the white lights ....a memorable and relaxing evening

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Freckles62
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Marthas Vineyard
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Chicago, Illinois
3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Sweet Life is like a secret garden at the end of Circuit Ave. in Oak Bluffs, and for those looking for culinary experience like no other, look no further. Tucked amongst the flowers you will find a perfectly lit outdoor patio and a little more than a dozen lovely tables inside. The interior consists of a combination of qualities... More 

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Boston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Heard great things about SweetLife and was very much looking forward to dining here with friends. First of all, the atmosphere is beautiful and serene. We sat in the outdoor garden, surrounded by lights which was just breathtaking. Our waiter, Robert was wonderful. He was very knowledgable about the wine and helped us make a selection. Robert also suggested two... More 

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Northampton, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went to Sweet Life last week. Fine dining is expensive on Martha's Vineyard so we asked some 'locals" for suggestions. The outdoor dining room is really nice and you can't really see the street due to vines, plants lattice etc. We liked the menu and since it wasn't busy asked the excellent waiter if the chef did a tasting... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had made a reservation for 10 last summer and had called ahead to make sure that we could be on the patio with such a large patio--we had been inside with a 6 top and felt very crowded earlier in the summer. We were assured that this would be doable and even though we had requested an earlier time... More 

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Connecticut
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We come to the Vineyard for one week a year. Amongst the better restaurants on the Island we could always count on was Sweet Life in Oak Bluffs. Not so much this year. It left such a mediocore, bad taste that we probably will not return. The braised beef and tenderloin combo tasted bad and was poorly executed. Did not... More 

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Marthas Vineyard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food and service was great and we really enjoyed sitting in the garden with the white lights ....a memorable and relaxing evening

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San Rafael, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Service was pathetic for a higher priced restaurant, and our food arrived lukewarm. A month after eating there, I couldn't even recall what we ate. There was absolutely nothing that stood out except how disappointed we were. Management should be ashamed -- and the chef should be embarrassed.

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Yonkers, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Sweet Life has for several years held high marks; It is also quite pricey and should be held to a high standard. This was my third visit in the last four years. The space is charming and both the floor plan and the menu are designed to convey an understated elegance. The problem for me is that I find... More 

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great meal, wonderful atmosphere (outside under the tent) However, we were the forgotten table. Our waitress hardly said hello and it was a struggle to get refills on drinks. Service people will tell you that when a beverage glass is 1/3 empty, a good server will ask if you'd like a refill. Not at Sweet Life.... the patio seemed understaffed,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful garden seating outdoors, fantastic food. My husband won't stop raving about his tuna, we will be back!

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Additional Information about Sweet Life

Address: 63 Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Phone Number: 5086960200
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 65
Cuisine: French, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63 Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
  • Phone Number: 5086960200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 65
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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