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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pear salad” (21 reviews)
“monkfish” (6 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 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am a regular here and when we arrived for our reservation(86 year old dad in tow) we had to wait an additional 20 minutes for an undesirable table upstairs while 2 tables sat empty downstairs and outside. When we were seated upstairs it smelled...More

Thank Onlythebest4me2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is worth every dime - we came here for a double date and what a beautiful area! The patio is charming and the staff was knowledgeable and so attentive. Everything we ate was mouthwateringly good, you honestly can't go wrong with anything on...More

Thank Arielle D
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kebjlb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Tony B
23 July 2017|
Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
It is nice casual, I wouldn't wear shorts; a golf shirt is ok.
13 July 2017|
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Response from poodia | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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