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Located in the heart of downtown Edgartown, l'etoile offers a casually elegant dining and bar experience l'étoile is a vibrant modern restaurant located in a restored historic whaling captain's house on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Chef-owned & operated, our focus is on guest satisfaction. We offer an inventive, fresh, seasonally-driven menu along with similar lighter fare in the bar. dine in our contemporary, casually elegant dining rooms or outdoors on our festive tented patio. bar-l'étoile is a stylishly intimate and vibrant destination to enjoy a "Startini" or one of our many specialty cocktails or one of 18 wines by the glass before or after dinner. A seat at the lively bar or at your
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French, Contemporary
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was incredible. However, the lobster entre I ordered was awful. It tasted like a cheap dish of dirty rice and shrimp. When asked, I even told our waiter how disappointed I was. Not one person offers a discount. For the two of us, our...meal was over $200.00 and I will warn others of our disappointment.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 27, 2021

Ya wanna be taken care of? Ask to sit in Lola's section. Lobsta was good. Chocolate mouse good stuff. Oysters yummy but I'm a bit of a purist, prefer it raw with just Tabasco. I appreciate the change up in flavors though. But again gots...to get the Lola.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2021

We loved out meal! We at outside under an elegant tent. An amazing meal with fabulous service. Everything was so delicious from the salad to gnocchi to lobster dish to drinks to dessert. I hope to return again.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

We ate here for our anniversary. The wait staff was attentive. The oysters, truffle potato gnocchi, and whiskey pig sour were amazing. The lobster and halibut were both flavorful and memorable 😋

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed November 11, 2020 via mobile

It was great evening dinner that we booked a month before as we missed having dinner in mid September by not having reservations before our week stay in Edgartown.The service was great during the evening.It was a little colder but we dressed for it and...was fine when the heater kicked in. Our food were excellent as always when dining here for years when in the island . Our visit to the island won’t be complete without having dinner at this establishment. See you in May 2021 .Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020

Everything was fabulous. Not inexpensive, but nothing in MV is. After all, it is an island. Atmosphere was lovely. We arrived a little early, but were seated right away. Oysters were luscious, especially with their complementary sauces. Rack of lamb was perfect, as was the...game hen. I had a glass of Sancerre with oysters and a Bordeaux with lamb. Both were perfect. Didn’t even look at the wine list. Service was just right. The waitperson never asked “How is everything,” just appeared whenever we needed something. It just doesn’t get any better.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is fine but should be more then fine for the price. The oysters and gnocchi were good. Duck and filet were average. The service was adequate but certainly did not go out of their way to accommodate guests ( it was cold outside...and had not set up patio heaters yet). For $350 dinner for 2 I would expect much moreMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 12, 2020

Everything was delicious from start to finish. Service was impeccable and the setting lovely. We go there every time we visit the island and it's consistently the best meal of our trip! I had the gnocchi to start, and the lobster etuvee as my entree....Both delicious. My husband loved his short ribs and the halibut entree. The chef is very creative - everything on the menu is special. You must go here!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020

Was advised this place was the spot. Our concierge raved. Anyway, in that this forum is here for honest reviews, I shall deposit mine. Arrived and stood in short line. Was regaled with some jerk ahead of us yelling at the hostesses for not being...admitted without reservation. Said he ate there for 15 years. Blah blah. Whatever. Not the restaurant’s fault at all, and actually made us think we found the right spot. Hostesses were lovely to us. Walked out to a large tent on side of property. I make no comment about it other than to say it seemed like one of those wedding tents they spray out on the Vineyard. Proceeded to order/eat. Ordered the tomato “gazpacho” and what it was was minced tomatoes akin to a hearty salsa, which my wife can make (and better). Should have come with a bag of Tostitos on the side. Maybe a bucket of Natty Ices. Followed with the duck (nothing else on the limited menu appealed to me). Was Never asked how I liked it cooked. Not once. Also it was served long after my wife and kids meals arrived. Have to say my wife’s lobster pappardelle dish was fine. And they went out of their way to make my kid a pappardelle and kid friendly steak and sublime mashed potatoes. However, my duck was overcooked. Not bad, but overcooked. Highlight was my kid’s mashed potatoes and the wine (which I picked). About as unmemorable a place at this level as I’ve eaten at, in all honesty. Not trying to be cruel and I get that restaurants are hurting, but this place seemed to be packed and admittedly this was my first time there, so maybe going there repeatedly helps. The price doesn’t bother me if it’s worth it. The island lacks meaningful competition in this regard overall, in my opinion.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

We ate dinner here on a Sunday night. Made the reservation well in advance via OpenTable. Glad we did bc many diners stopping by that night were being told of long wait times. Our server was very nice, professional, and well-versed in the menu. The...wait time between courses was somewhat long, but that could be due to these Covid times. Kudos to the chef for not having indoor dining so to protect his staff. My octopus app was just ok. Didn’t care for the sauce it was in. My main dish, the halibut, came out lukewarm, but the way it was prepared was outstanding. Most delicious sauce I’ve probably ever had with fish. My husband had the rib eye and said it was good and flavorful. Desert was delicious. My husband had the chocolate mousse and I had the peach/blueberry crumb. Would definitely return if in MV again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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June 3, 2016|
Response from WhitmanCurrans | Reviewed this property |
Although I don't know for sure I can't help but believe they would offer menu items for the ever growing gluten concerns. This restaurant seems to be quaint and romantic yet fresh and in tune with the latest menu options... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5