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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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“peach salad” (22 reviews)
“octopus” (8 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 1 week ago

If you are looking for an unforgettable meal on MV, you've found the place! Not only is the staff knowledgable & approachable, but the host, Lucian, is extremely charming & he will make you feel like an old friend returning home. The ambiance is quaint...More

Thank wander_in_waves
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Went here with a few friends. The location was in the square in Edgartown, so out of the hustle and bustle. It had a very casual and relaxing atmosphere. Food was fantastic, and there was enough to choose from. The service was great. Overall this...More

Thank RhodyPhotographer
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Casual restaurant with interesting menu which delivers tasty dishes. Unfortunately there are not a lot of ‘fine dining’ options on Martha’s Vineyard; having been disappointedly Etoile the previous night we opted for Detente, which our hotel said was very good, and we weren’t disappointed.

Thank Elise H
Reviewed 10 October 2017

we hadn't been to Detente in a long time until last night. Unlike their on-line menu, which has not changed, the menu at the restaurant is now small plates. They recommended 3 per person, so the price point gets up over $50/person very quickly. Our...More

Thank robdavis309
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had researched several restaurants and their reviews prior to our trip to MV. This restaurant seemed to be a perfect choice. Their on line menu looked absolutely delicious, and raving reviews. We decided to make reservations for our 1st evening here. When we arrived...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Chef was serving variety of small plates. Everything we tried was unique blend of fresh ingredients with interesting sauces. Definitely will go back. Great atmosphere.. probably favorite in MV

Thank MilitaryDr
Reviewed 17 September 2017

You'll have to walk passed it a few times, and then walk through the inner court yard/shopping mall and you'll think to yourself "how do they ever get any customers from random foot traffic", but your adventure will have been worth it. Rather small, so...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A fabulous dining experience. Everything was perfect--the patio setting (indoor rooms are noisy), the service (friendly, knowledgeable, efficient), and the food! Don't miss the peach salad if available. The pulled pork bolognese, seared scallop/octupus, and beef trio (tenderloin, braised short rib, smoked portobellos were outstanding!...More

Thank Mizzou2
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We started with the asparagus and Kimchee which was very different and very good. I had the halibut and it exceeded my expectations. My husband had the striped bass which was seasoned very well and cooked perfectly. The wait staff was very attentive.

Thank kwall1972
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We came for dinner on a rainy night- no expectations and were pleasantly surprised. Excellent service, drinks and food. We loved the ambiance. Would highly recommend Detente. Loved the cauliflower appetizer and the cod dish. Delicious and fresh !

Thank ce781
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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
US$ 25 - US$ 40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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