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Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar


Braised Lamb Shoulder Bolognese
On mint purée w/ goat cheese ravioli & fried lemon confit
Belgian Endive & Treviso
With crispy potato rosti, rosemary honey, whipped gorgonzola & roasted beets
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
With cherries, braised pistachios, pickled king trumpet mushrooms & chicory jus
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare
With candied‏ ginger, pine nuts, vanilla-lychee purée, togarashi, yuzu gel, & petite asian greens
Blue Lump Crab Stuffed Squid
With citrus glaze, black olive tapenade, cara cara oranges, baby fennel & spiced crispy chick peas
Fried Monkfish
Dusted in corn tortilla breading w/ radishes, salsa verde & pickled red onions
Pan Roasted Fluke
With baby artichokes & poached baby carrots on ginger infused carrot purée & curried farro
Painted Hills Grass Fed New York Strip Steak
On romesco topped w/ arugula, shaved fennel salad, ricotta salata & eggplant fries
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
With soy-chili‏ braised berkshire pork belly, pineapple, spring garlic & cannellini beans
Wild Boar Chop
On spiced date purée & a ragu of cured boar w/ asparagus, maitake mushrooms, cavatelli & pepper cress
Roasted Casco Bay Cod
Sitting on potato gnocchi, haricot vert & fresh garbanzo beans, w/ brandade bisque topped w/ tomato marmelleta
Local Chicken Trio
Confit of chicken w/ sugar snaps & crispy egg smoked drumstick dumpling in chicken broth poached chicken breast on corn purée
Yuzu Semifreddo
With vanilla shortbread & rhubarb-strawberry compote
Poached Pear
With butterscotch ice cream & almond puff pastry
Warm Pound Cake
Bittersweet chocolate mousse, orange & raspberries
Chocolate Cake
With crème fraiche ice cream, cherries & spiced chocolate ganache
Blueberry Buttermilk Bread Pudding
With caramel & lemon-elderflower curd
Détente, is a modern seasonal kitchen in downtown Edgartown, located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. By working with local farmers and fisherman we offer you the freshest products. Our menu, which changes frequently, features inventive American fare with European influences, local seafood, hand rolled pasta and housemade desserts. Our extensive wine list includes regional favorites and hidden gems from all around the world in every price range. Enjoy dinner in our cozy upstairs or downstairs dining room, at our beautiful soapstone bar, or on our breezy garden patio.
$25 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant we loved, our second not so much. First time we stuck with our typical ordering, a shared appetizer and/or salad, separate meals and a shared dessert. That’s the way to go here. Our second time we sat at the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank M T
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We have a lot of allergies among the 3 of us. All were considered, accommodated and lead to a wonderful evening with delightful food. Our servers were friendly and knowledgeable. We loved the grilled octopus with a complex sauce (grapes, gnocchi, figs...). The scallops were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jcfengshui
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Joined a large group here for a special occasion dinner. Quality ingredients, well-prepared, and served efficiently. The server allowed separate checks and managed to get everything correct and in an efficient manner. We would return here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pamela Cazes T
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a large party (20) the restaurant accommodated us with changing numbers graciously. The servers were warm, attentive and accurate handling a complex bill accurately. The Good was delicious! Can’t say enough good things about Detente! Go there!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary Carol T
Reviewed October 2, 2018

From start to finish, our dinner was amazing. We were in the outdoor garden seating, the combinations of food were amazing, and the fish was right out of the ocean - so perfect. The halibut and monkfish were both a highlight. You will love this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Passenger402568
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

No complaints. There was literally nothing wrong here. The service is attentive, the atmosphere is calm, and the food is magnificent. We elected the 5-course fixed menu and were not disappointed. Each course was prepared fresh and served with style. Other patrons were clearly locals,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank 574PeterA
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

In two words... just go... ...you won't be disappointed. Nice offerings for dinner. Monkfish and halibut were delish! Upscale. Great appetizers! Went on the recommendation of a local store clerk and so glad we did.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Elaine R
Reviewed September 19, 2018

It was a rainy night and we were able to get the table on the first floor in the window overlooking the garden and it was early. The menu is interesting and diverse. The North Tabor Farm salad is FANTASTIC and we highly recommend it....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We really enjoyed the food here, we thought it was innovative and you can feast with your eyes along with your mouth. Everything was done to perfection and I would have loved to give 5 stars but there was a bit of attitude when we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lasa88
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry for any confusion with you table, we obviously want you to enjoy your experience as best you can and are happy to hear you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is a really good restaurant. The ambiance is very comfortable. The service is great. The choices on the menu are not extensive but something for everyone. Presentation of food is very beautiful. Taste is even better. Farm to table food is great. A place...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert W
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi Robert, thank you for the thoughtful review, we're glad you enjoyed your experience at Detente. As for the bar scene our bar serves a half priced option starting promptly at 5:30pm, which many people like to take advantage of. Thank you very much for...More

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July 22, 2017|
Response from cherylg430 | Reviewed this property |
It is nice casual, I wouldn't wear shorts; a golf shirt is ok.
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Smart casual.
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