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Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

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$$$
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508-627-8810
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went with friends and had the opportunity to sample more. Every course was delicious. We started with the lobster risotto that was superb. We had a variety of the fish dishes--striped bass, cod and fluke with octopus. They were all excellent and the accompanying vegetables were great. The deserts were also very good.

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Thank havesuitcase11
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at Detente. The food was delicious. Portions were just right. I had being "overportioned". Would recommend eating upstairs as it is nice and quiet and easy to have a conversation

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Thank Wendy P
manhattan
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120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, this was so unexpectedly amazing I could not believe my taste buds... they were dancing for joy and all 7 people at our table would agree this restaurant gives any place anywhere a run for the money. The wine was wonderful. The appetizers (I had the sea scallops with a lime and coconut sauce) were terrific. My cod fish... More 

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Thank bookpublisher
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year brings new restaurant experiences on the Vineyard. The Vineyard is so seasonal that changes happen every year. Everyone says "have you tried them yet this year?" We had the best food and wine pairings of any place we have tried this season. Excellent fun and friendly staff. Would highly recommend you make the stop in. We always go... More 

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Thank Sarah C
massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious early dinner on the little patio. Our waiter was very attentive, friendly, accommodating. The food (cheese appetizer, duck, fluke, panzenella) was delicious! We would definitely return!

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Thank MassachusettsMaureen
California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was prepared to perfection with multiple flavor. The wait staff are professional and courteous. The hostess was welcoming and eager to please. The chef is truly talented... This restaurant is nestled away in a courtyard and is a true gem! It's a must if you visit Martha's Vineyard.

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Thank jdkahn15
lv
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was delicious, creative, beautifully presented, and with the freshest ingredients! The wine list was nice and not unreasonably expensive. Service was excellent. The upstairs room can sometimes be a little loud, but that was not the case on this visit.

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Thank crewsn
Alexandria, Virginia
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193 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular dinner. Our server was the chefs daughter so was extremely knowledgeable about the dishes. Had the green salad with goat cheese and mole. Fried cauliflower was great. Crisp but succulent. And the lamb ribs amazing. Have an entree or tasting menu, or sample the small plates. By all means try the whole menu. It's great! Dessert was tremendous too.... More 

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Thank Coco A
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This restaurant is a bit off the beaten path. Relatively few tables, which makes it generally quiet and good for conversation. Not a place to go for steak (not on the menu) but great short ribs and many other tasty options. Good range of first courses. Service is very good and servers are highly knowledgeable about ingredients. Very difficult to... More 

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Thank Robert W
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Detente has a lovely atmosphere whether sitting outside (which we did) or inside. The outside eating area is nicely closed off from the commercial store in Nevis Square and heaters were brought out as the evening weather became a bit cool. Unfortunately, the restaurant was understaffed this particular evening. We waited half an hour to get our drinks and an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: 508-627-8810

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