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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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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peach salad” (22 reviews)
“octopus” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
15 Winter St, Nevin Square, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8133
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Continues to deliver excellent dining experience with terrific food and knowledgeable and attentive service from start to finish. The peach salad as an appetizer and the linguine with octopus confit stood out as did the fluke with risotto as a main course. As mentioned above...More

Thank skidoc2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little pricey but so worth it. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! Definitely leave room for some desert!

Thank darlenenardone
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Darlene, thank you for the review. We appreciate your business and are happy to hear you enjoyed it! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our dining experience. Very nice setting with excellent food. We started with the peach and arugula salad that many people said was a highlight. We liked it, but really didn’t think the cheese went with it . I had the swordfish with risotto....More

Thank scottv9876
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Scott, Thanks for the thoughtful review, we appreciate your patronage and your recommendation. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by our B&B hosts, this was a "true find." The service was pleasant and gracious, the food was served at the proper temperature and was very well prepared. Recommendations from staff were accurate and helpful. They offer outdoor, bar side and upstairs (quiet) dining....More

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

Arthur, we're so glad you enjoyed dining with us, and we appreciate the referral from your hosts. Enjoy the rest of your trip, we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our treat restaurant on our visit. Lots of sportcoats on people who eat here. Excellent food. Not very kid friendly because it is kind of fancy.More

Thank andrewwarner12345
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andrew, thank for taking the time to write a review. We're honored you chose us for your special treat! We also offer a half price menu at the bar at 5:30pm should you want to come back for a more casual experience. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us went to Detente one night and really enjoyed it. The food was good and the service was friendly. I would definitely return.

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

Hi Pamela, thanks for your review. We're happy to hear that and look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 8 June 2018

Creative use of unusual ingredients. Always something to surprise and delight. I had two dinners here within the last two weeks, the first perfect and the second somewhat marred by a beef tenderloin that was ordered very rare but served medium rare. That said, everything...More

1  Thank Gregory P
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Gregory, thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We appreciate your patronage and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Great service. Well-prepared. Presentation ok but not exceptional. Well priced for resort island. Cosy atmosphere.

Thank Ottawa1234567
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 April 2018

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

1  Thank wander_in_waves
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We do our best to make everyone feel comfortable and Lucian is a rockstar, we are lucky to have him. We hope to se you again soon!

Reviewed 14 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

1  Thank RhodyPhotographer
DetenteMV, Owner at Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoy our little "nook" as much as we do. Hope to see you again this season!

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Tony B
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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