We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 155: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
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.

Thank havesuitcase11
Level Contributor
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

Thank Wendy P
Level Contributor
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 

Thank bookpublisher
Level Contributor
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 

Thank Sarah C
Level Contributor
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!

Thank MassachusettsMaureen
Level Contributor
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.

Thank jdkahn15
Level Contributor
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.

Thank crewsn
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
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 

Thank Coco A
Level Contributor
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 

Thank Robert W
New Haven, Connecticut
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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 

Thank suzanneeisner

Travelers who viewed Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar also viewed

Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Been to Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?