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Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar

15 Winter St, Nevin Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8133
+1 508-627-8810
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“peach salad” (25 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
15 Winter St, Nevin Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8133
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant we loved, our second not so much. First time we stuck with our typical ordering, a shared appetizer and/or salad, separate meals and a shared dessert. That’s the way to go here. Our second time we sat at the...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a lot of allergies among the 3 of us. All were considered, accommodated and lead to a wonderful evening with delightful food. Our servers were friendly and knowledgeable. We loved the grilled octopus with a complex sauce (grapes, gnocchi, figs...). The scallops were...More

Thank jcfengshui
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Joined a large group here for a special occasion dinner. Quality ingredients, well-prepared, and served efficiently. The server allowed separate checks and managed to get everything correct and in an efficient manner. We would return here.

Thank Pamela Cazes T
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We had a large party (20) the restaurant accommodated us with changing numbers graciously. The servers were warm, attentive and accurate handling a complex bill accurately. The Good was delicious! Can’t say enough good things about Detente! Go there!

Thank Mary Carol T
Reviewed 3 October 2018

From start to finish, our dinner was amazing. We were in the outdoor garden seating, the combinations of food were amazing, and the fish was right out of the ocean - so perfect. The halibut and monkfish were both a highlight. You will love this...More

Thank Passenger402568
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

No complaints. There was literally nothing wrong here. The service is attentive, the atmosphere is calm, and the food is magnificent. We elected the 5-course fixed menu and were not disappointed. Each course was prepared fresh and served with style. Other patrons were clearly locals,...More

2  Thank 574PeterA
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

In two words... just go... ...you won't be disappointed. Nice offerings for dinner. Monkfish and halibut were delish! Upscale. Great appetizers! Went on the recommendation of a local store clerk and so glad we did.

1  Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 20 September 2018

It was a rainy night and we were able to get the table on the first floor in the window overlooking the garden and it was early. The menu is interesting and diverse. The North Tabor Farm salad is FANTASTIC and we highly recommend it....More

Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We really enjoyed the food here, we thought it was innovative and you can feast with your eyes along with your mouth. Everything was done to perfection and I would have loved to give 5 stars but there was a bit of attitude when we...More

Thank Lasa88
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry for any confusion with you table, we obviously want you to enjoy your experience as best you can and are happy to hear you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a really good restaurant. The ambiance is very comfortable. The service is great. The choices on the menu are not extensive but something for everyone. Presentation of food is very beautiful. Taste is even better. Farm to table food is great. A place...More

Thank Robert W
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi Robert, thank you for the thoughtful review, we're glad you enjoyed your experience at Detente. As for the bar scene our bar serves a half priced option starting promptly at 5:30pm, which many people like to take advantage of. Thank you very much for...More

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23 July 2017|
Response from cherylg430 | Reviewed this property |
It is nice casual, I wouldn't wear shorts; a golf shirt is ok.
13 July 2017|
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Smart casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Winter St, Nevin Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8133
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Edgartown
  • Phone Number: +1 508-627-8810
  • E-mail
Détente, is a modern seasonal kitchen in downtown Edgartown, located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. By working with local farmers and fisherman we offer you the freshest products. Our menu, which changes frequently, features inventive American fare with European influences, local seafood, hand rolled pasta and housemade desserts. Our extensive wine list includes regional favorites and hidden gems from all around the world in every price range. Enjoy dinner in our cozy upstairs or downstairs dining room, at our beautiful soapstone bar, or on our breezy garden patio.
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