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Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

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$$$$
American, Contemporary
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Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
+1 508-627-8810
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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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Boston
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Look no further! Hidden away off Main Street, Detente is a must for Edgartown dining. Superb dinner menu with excellent ambience and service. The roasted beef shoulder tenderloin was cooked to perfection ! The crispy potato purée rolls were magnificent. Chef Kevin Crowell ...hats off to you😎

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Thank universitygal
Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

A small restaurant tucked away in a collection of shops on Winter Street in Edgartown. Linda and I shared a scallops appetizer, which was gorgeously done. For our entrees, Linda had the pan-seared halibut, done to perfection. I scored the hit of the evening with roasted beef tenderloin with smoked short ribs. It was the best entree I had on... More 

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Kentucky
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Small hidden in the back of a shopping center. Menu not too big. Panzenella salad and monkfish with romanesco was perfect. Local sourced fare treated with respect. Wait staff courtious and attentive. Perfect outdoor setting. A must for couples.

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Thank manup47
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I love having a romantic dinner on their intimate patio. It's lovely flowers and quiet ambiance are always relaxing. The food, beverages and service here are wonderful. I enjoyed the Salad with Panzanella and the Cod, it was excellent. We always include this on our list of dinners

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Thank Diane D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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361 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Detente was acute little restaurant with good food. The service, however, was not what we would expect. Our server would take our orders, but a runner would bring out the food and "auction it off" as we would say . He had to keep asking who would get what, and then he pretty much tossed the plates our way...no explanation... More 

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Thank LibbyH1
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went to Detente a week ago and was happy to find a more "normal"menu with something for everyone.

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Thank Beth S
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128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

After dining out 9 evenings on the Island we landed on Detente. What a find. Hidden off the beaten path, again not a surprise that POTUS dined here. We sat in the small outdoor garden on a beautiful summer night. The staff, food, wine and atmosphere were wonderful. It is a small spot but don't be deterred, the food was... More 

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Thank listravellers
massachusetts
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a quaint patio where we enjoyed a fine, high quality meal, with exceptional service. It is expensive but it does provide good quality menu offerings.

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Thank MassachusettsMaureen
Concord, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Our first choice on our first night in Edgartown. Flexibly changed our reservation to a second night, when friends invited us to dinner the first night.

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Vieques
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Difficult to find place if you're unfamiliar with Edgartown, but ask anyone where Nevin Square is and you'll find it. Small place with a great atmosphere. They run a special for Half off at the bar every day from 5:30-6:30pm and it's an incredible value. You end up paying more for your drinks than you do for your meal. Excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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: +1 508-627-8810

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