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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” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (20 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks 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 17 August 2017

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 15 August 2017 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 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 11 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 8 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
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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.
12 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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