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Détente features an extensive wine selection with regional and international selections. It hosts special events throughout the year and provides catering. This wine bar also has a happy hour.
Anniversary trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Very good meal, but probably the most expensive one I’ve paid for ever too.
Win, appetizers, entrees and deserts.
The only thing disappointing was the bread at the start of the meal, which was dull.
We arrived early but were very swiftly accommodated to a table upstairs. Our waitress was charming as a native of MV and provided excellent service. Cocktails were perfect. From the bread offered when we sat to the apps and dinners, we were thrilled at each course. The peach app was amazing as was the panzanella. The striped bass and pork shoulder entrees were amazing. Our daughter ordered the bolognese app as her dinner and loved it!
We will DEFINITELY be back next year!
Great food! Great service
Very good dinner experience. Service was great, good food overall and value. Would recommend.......
Great restaurant. Creative dishes. Moderate portions, which is great. No New York buzz: quiet enough to have a good conversation. Excellent wait staff. Deserts take bit of time to come but they the pastry parts are baked fresh upon order. One of the best restaurants on Martha's Vineyard. Each dish has interesting pairings. Very tasty.
We visit the Vineyard annually and Detente is on our “absolutely must-do list”. The staff is always delightful and the cuisine is simply first-rate. We do every one of the top-rated restaurants on the island. In our opinion, Detente is number one.
This little tucked-away spot was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious and the wine list was just what we wanted. We actually liked it better than l'etoile and it doesn't get nearly the hype - it should.
Excellent attentive service, phenomenal seafood and quiet intimate atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
Prices high but felt underwhelming compared with a true high end restaurant such as Bouchards in Newport RI. The latter was different class but did not cost anymore!
This was fresh, beautiful, delicious food made with passion. Pleasing on the plate and the palate. Service was welcoming and kind and efficient. This was our favorite meal in Martha’s Vineyard! Bravo to the chef/owner and fantastic team!
Incredible meal! Beautiful and inventive dishes executed perfectly. Service was terrific, including great accommodation of food allergies. Everything about this place was lovely, highly recommend.
The food, setting and wait staff where awesome
We’ll be back!
Kevin is a master chef. We have been patrons for years. Every dinner a mouthwatering combination of flavors. The cod dish is one of my favorites. Always yummy. And deserts-what a treat. Go- enjoy. Treat yourself to a taste delight.
One of my absolute favorites! Great ideas with local foods!
Quality of food and service was well worth the price.
What a delight Détente was! We were celebrating our anniversary on MV this year, and Détente truly surpassed expectations. Every dish was delicious, and interesting to boot. The fried cornbread is infinitely craveable; I enjoyed the fried cornbread panzanella so much that we ordered a side of crispy cornbread. Our drinks were also very, very good; I had a strawberry spritzer that was perfectly balanced between sweet and fruity and tart and complex. Our server was warm and friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The ambiance was also great. Inside was warm and comfortable, although a bit noisier; instead, we sat outside, and the greenery and lights gave the entire night a lush, dreamy romanticism that was the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a nice dinner on MV!
Lovely evening. Very friendly, personal, attentive service. Different fish dishes cooked in interesting and delicious, inventive ways. Pleasant quiet crowd. Reservation easily made on Open Table and Detente was ready for us upon arrival. Also timely in getting us to the show after our meal. Exceptional. We look forward to dining there again.
We met friends who were visiting the island. It was a lovely evening. The peach salad is one of my favorite dishes ever. The wine and beer selections were very good. Our main dishes were very good. We will dine at Detente again.
Beautiful al fresco dining on the patio. Menu is small but wonderful. Nice mix of sea food and meat entrees and wonderful starters.
Really fantastic. We are fortunate to have so many good restaurants on the island. But this is one of the best. Service and food were excellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Detente. Every course of our meal was delicious,creative and beautifully prepared. Our waiters were informative and always available. We eat dinner at restaurants frequently and feel Detente was one of the best restaurants we have ever visited.
Harvey and Susan Gates
Wonderful experience. Both the food and the service were top notch.
I food was incredible and the atmosphere was amazing. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful with everything!!
Food was fantastic, service was excellent. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful experience here! Everything was excellent; food, service, ambiance. We highly recommend this restaurant.
It takes a long time to get food at this restaurant. Drinks are slow too if you’re not sharing a bottle of wine. Halibut was good not great.
Excellent food over the many years we have been coming to Martha’s Vineyard.
Best meal I have ever had on Martha's Vineyard. High-quality food cooked to perfection.
Loved the food
My daughters 30th birthday. Great food, wine, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Great place to dine. The small plates are always interesting and delicious.
Amazing. Book now
My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Detnete over the Labor Day Weekend ! Straight to the point the food was superb ! Personally I had a cod dish with a sauce that was just outstanding ! My wife doubled up on a bolognese appetizer as an entree which was also delicious....personally we had a table in a very nice alcove.....our server Sadie was a delight and my deciding factor is always would we go there again and the answer is a resounding YES ! Thank you Detente !
Best ever. Peach Salad was Devine, as was everything else! So yummy!
My husband and I had the striped sea bass and beef duo meals. They were both good. Our server was good. Great for a special occasion.
Becca made the night!
Our server was extremely friendly and very timely. The food was all prepared perfectly and not your average selections. The appetizers were terrific, I had the peach salad that was wonderful and had the braised beef and filet combo which also was great. All four of us had different meals and all of us were completely satisfied. The ambiance was wonderful, quiet and quite friendly.
Expensive, but everything was really amazing! The food was beyond our expectations and our waiter was knowledgeable and terrific.
You must try the potatoes and sunchoke side; it is deliciously smoky.
We had a wonderful experience dining at Detente. We arrived early and they seated us immediately. From the excellent and accommodating table and wine service , to the creative and sophisticated menu , our meal couldn’t have been better . Two years in a row they have exceeded expectations, and we can’t wait to return .
Détente Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.