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“very good restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar
Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508-627-8810
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Ranked #8 of 57 Restaurants in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Westport, Connecticut, United States
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“very good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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 is really good and the menu is interesting...however, it is a cut below red cat and atria...those two places are just fantastic and rank right up there w the best of them....detente however, is really good and worth the trip....

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Big City Flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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 delicious. The Roasted Vineyard Monkfish was another wonderful blend of flavors -- all complementing each other. The lamb was cooked to perfection. Our server was attentive, engaging, and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience on a miserable rainy night.

Visited June 2014
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Grafton, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious!”
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 the extra spoon our waiter brought was put to good use to finish it off. My husband had the Menemsha Fluke which was also delicious and served over an exceptional risotto. I have spoken to other islanders and would agree with them that this restaurant is the top one on the Vineyard.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Nice place to eat in Edgartown”
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 outstanding. The local fluke was just ok. And, last night, the service was a little off. Had to ask three times for a glass of wine.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great dinner but...”
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 food was pretty good even if my girlfriend pistachio crusted flounder was really under seasoned. I actually wondered if they forgot to seasoned the fish! The cheese plate was a real disappointment despite the great wine recommendation by the friendly waitress. Overall I would say that the food is pretty good but a little pretentious. Maybe too fancy so they can justify to charge u more... Sometimes less it more!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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