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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” (9 reviews)
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 Winter St, Nevin Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8133
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Detente and we were so glad that our recollection of a memorable evening were accurate! This time we sat upstairs and found the quiet, well-spaced tables perfect for conversation and enjoyment of a fantastic meal. We enjoyed the halibut...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, wine list surprised and impressed. Elegant menu innovates far beyond standard "farm to table" fare. This is high end dining at its finest. Could rival any restau, anywhere.

Thank Meg88Beijing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here three times and each time the food has been amazing. Reservations are a must. Seating is a bit close but it gives the restaurant an intimate feeling.

Thank dhams0n
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your experiences. We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a charming spot which always has great food. Certainly not a walk-in sort of scene - a bit more formal than that. Upstairs is a nicer space - don't miss their tuna tartare!

Thank rpat0427
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is an incredible restaurant with professional service and an amazing chef. It's wonderful year after year though the menu could use some sprucing up.

Thank Susie R
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Susie, thanks for taking the time to leave a review and visiting us again. We try to change the menu often given the seasonality of many of our ingredients and we're glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Been coming to Martha's Vineyard for years and finally had the chance to go to detente. We both had the tasting menu and shared a wonderful peach salad as well as a bottle of rose. everything was well prepared, presented and tasty. Prices met expectations...More

Thank worldtravelerT1820IO
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We're glad you enjoyed your meal, and we agree the tasting menu is the way to go, especially in peach season! We look forward to seeing you again.

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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
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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