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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Chilmark
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: BYOB Tavern Serving local grown + responsibly raised ingredients from farmers + artisan producers who share our sustainable philosophy in a warm inviting dining room. -Cheers from the wettest dry tavern in America
Reviewed December 23, 2013

YOu know you in a great place when the owner ( Jenna ) comes to your table to ask how you meal was. I am so happy that they are able to bring such an amazing establishment to Chilmark. The food and atmosphere are just wonderful. The BYOB is a bit odd at first but then the bar staff make some magical drinks with the alcohol you bring for yourself. If you are visiting the Vineyard, this is a MUST stop place. Call first and remember the BYOB.

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1  Thank John R
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Have been to the Tavern a few times over a 14 month period and they have proven to be consistently good for both food and service. Every app and entree we've had has been excellent so no need to highlight any one thing over/under another. At first glance it seems pricey - and it is, but keep in mind: It's MV and it's BYOB. They have fixed costs like every other joint on the island without the upside of selling alcohol. Put in that context, and being up-island, it's competitive. Happy to recommend and looking forward to the next meal there!

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1  Thank JakesBBQ
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great experience at Chilmark Tavern. The receptionist couldn't have been nicer. We got there 30 minutes early and she did not have any problem seating us. My four friends and I go to Martha's Vineyard every year for a fishing and fun time together. We decided to try a new restaurant, Chilmark Tavern. From the moment we entered the door till the time we left we had a great time. The staff was pleasant, engaging, happy to have us there and the food was tremendous.
We will definitely be back next year for another super experience and great food, thank you

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Jena , the owner, is there almost every night. She comes from a successful restaurant family from the north shore of Boston. The food is "Superb, excellent and can hold up to the harshest critic".
Every single dish is ample, highest quality ingredients and prepared with lots of succulent flavor . Setting is casual elegant, dress is Vineyard, meaning clean and simple will do.
Waitstaff are tops and they go out of their way to make sure you are extremely pleased with everything. It is BYOB...so bring your own. Drink ingredients are available, you supply the alcohol .
Book early and ahead as they are usually always full in August.

3  Thank Paul I
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Visited the restaurant on a Tuesday evening before Labor Day weekend. Had called 2 weeks prior to reserve a table of four knowing it would be busy for the end of summer celebration. We had not eaten here before and were intrigued by the postings of other diners. Upon arrival for a 630 p reservation we were seated promptly and our server kindly took care of our wine bottles. There is an option to bring hard liquor to be mixed with their house made cocktail concoctions, will try that next time. We enjoyed the evening with fresh local oysters, homemade ricotta to start off the evening. Our entrees were the steak which my friend said was the best he has ever had. And, he is def a steak person. The other entrée was the shrimp and scallops which my other friend really enjoyed. I had the local black bass and I ate the entire entrée which had corn, almonds and local vegetables. Kudos to the chef for a perfectly cooked fish as he did with the steak. It was so good it made me consider cancelling the other reservation during the week at another restaurant and come back to Chilmark tavern later in the week. My husband had the pallea which was good but it comes from someone who really has a passion for Spanish cuisine and it didn't quite hit his mark but may for most. The desserts were very good with our favorite being the chocolate custard. The overall atmosphere can be a little loud but for our table of 4 that was fine. crowd was mixed of mid thirties to mid 60's. The decorating is white on white without much warmth, that's my opinion. Will be back again and remember to bring your spirits with you. The location is considered up island and is a bit of drive from E town and OB, but it's worth the trip.

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