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Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
+1 508-627-8810
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pear salad” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (21 reviews)
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Winter St, Nevins Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Detente is a delicious surprise on Martha's Vineyard. If you are looking for gourmet cuisine, this is the place to go. It is small and well appointed with excellent service. The wait staff are well informed and friendly. The food is truly the highlight. It...More

Thank Renee H
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Our hotel messed up our booking here but the staff and in particular the manager found us a nice spot upstairs. The Strawberry Aperol Spritz got things off to a nice start. Very nice indeed. The gentleman serving us was a nice bloke from Columbia....More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The peach salad special was superb. The dessert was inventive. The beef tenderloin was excellent. The service, especially attentive on water refills, was extraordinary.

Thank NYTraveler023
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Tucked away in Edgartown, Detente is a favorite special dinner spot. We love sitting outside on the patio. Service is excellent. The fish dishes were excellently prepared (cod and halibut).

Thank carabe520
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Don't miss the chance to experience Detente. The chef offers inventive dishes, excellent fare and fabulous desserts. We dined al fresco, as the inside dining area was full. Get a reservation in advance to get the table you desire. We lucked out with good weather...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Everything about our dinner at Detente was excellent- The service, the menu, the presentation and the amazing, fresh, delicious food.

Thank Kebjlb
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Four of enjoyed one of the best meals ever - probably THE best in Edgartown. Superb service, superb appetizer and superb entrees for all. It was absolutely flawless and the presentation was outstanding.

Thank berkeleybird
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Have been here many times but not for a few years. Four of us went there. The fried cauliflower appetizer was delicious. It was also $12. We had four cocktails before dinner and they were each $15 per. Tasty beverages they were--the gin, lime and...More

Thank steven c
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I go here every year and it's always a treat. The food is outstanding - treat yourself to the special peach salad if available. It's worth every penny. All entrees are excellent and don't ever skip dessert - have their famous blueberry buttermilk bread pudding....More

Thank barclaybear
Reviewed 13 July 2017

As long Vineyard visitors, we had one of the best meal that we have ever had on the island at this gem of a restaurant. The bartender was charming and informative. The service was excellent and the menu was well-rounded. We highly recommend the peach...More

Thank Far-flung73
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23 July 2017|
Response from Cheryl G | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +1 508-627-8810
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