Détente Restaurant

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227 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Situated in downtown Edgartown, Détente is a charming restaurant and bar that serves seasonal, creative dishes. Its setting features two floors for guests to dine, as well as a garden patio. Détente uses ingredients that are sourced from local farmers and fishermen. This eatery also offers a tasting menu with optional wine pairings.

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.
What 227 People Are Saying
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Richmond
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Both the food and the service were top notch.

EL
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I food was incredible and the atmosphere was amazing. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful with everything!!

AN
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service was excellent. Highly recommended.

SZ
Adelaide / SA
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience here! Everything was excellent; food, service, ambiance. We highly recommend this restaurant.

B
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

DE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food over the many years we have been coming to Martha’s Vineyard.

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have ever had on Martha's Vineyard. High-quality food cooked to perfection.

DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food

M
Argentina
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My daughters 30th birthday. Great food, wine, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

JP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine. The small plates are always interesting and delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Book now

KR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 !

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ever. Peach Salad was Devine, as was everything else! So yummy!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Becca made the night!

RP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

o
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive, but everything was really amazing! The food was beyond our expectations and our waiter was knowledgeable and terrific.

r
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You must try the potatoes and sunchoke side; it is deliciously smoky.

LN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

SM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Great!!!!

p
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Detente never disappoints! If the peaches are on the menu, for the love of all that’s good in this world you must eat them.

GH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere are now the best on the island. Enjoy.

T
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food Great service not inexpensive but forEdgartown and the wuslity very good. Accomadating chef. Great server. Glad on open table and can reserve in line. Had to switch tuesday to wed night due to wheather because on a boat in harbour and evrn switching was easy with open table . Wish the conpetition around the corner could go open table and teservstions fir kess thsn party of six

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the chef’s tasting menus with wine pairings...it was delightful!!

DB
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu and it was delicious. The meal wasn’t rushed but we were okay with that. We loved every course. We left feeling very satisfied but not stuffed. Service was outstanding. Would definitely recommend for a special night out.

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

delicious dinner, exceptional service and wonderful experience!

f
New England
54 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our third time dining at Detente and the food and customer service never disappoint. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Always a nice restaurant to visit when in MV.

D
New England
49 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant which serves local farm ingredients in unique and special ways. Can’t say enough about the delicious food. Lovely waiter who was knowledgeable and friendly. Hostess could be more friendly. She seems disinterested and tired.

TL
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. The peach and arugula salad was outstanding.

Service was cordial, efficient and unobtrusive. Great.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food. The menu is small but everything on it is amazing. Our server was fantastic as well. Would highly recommend.

JL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing like none other you will find on the island!

J
New England
56 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another year on MV and another exquisite meal at Detente! The host was so polite and our server was so professional, polished and kind. The food was exceptional and the presentation was lovely! The chef is gifted! Thank you, all!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend!

b
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious always. Great service, food, drinks and desert. My absolute favorite restaurant in Edgartown.

BD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Détente is my favorite among all Vineyard fine dining restaurants. Delicious and beautifully prepared food, reasonably priced, lovely ambience, and a wide ranging wine list with something for everyone.

VM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Detente was one of the best restaurants I’ve been to across the country. Loved the food, service and ambiance. I will definitely be back.

RC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! This was one of our best restaurant experiences of the year. We arrived a bit early hoping to have time before we caught the ferry back and everyone was very friendly and accommodating. All 5 of us had the Five Course Tasting Menu with the wine pairings and this was an incredible meal! First dish was Bigeye Tuna Tartar (ginger, pine nuts, vanilla-lychee puree, yuzu and North Tabor kohlrabi (paired with a French Sparkling wine), next was Croutons of Cornbread with heirloom tomato, cucumber, gooseberries and smoked avocado (paired with a French Pinot Grigio), next was Pan roasted Striped Bass with lobster risotto, shitake mushrooms in a coconut-lime emulsion (paired with a Russian River Chardonnay) , next a Beef Duo (WOW) with beef tenderloin and braised short ribs, fried green tomatoes, ricotta, beet and spinach drizzlings with cipollini onions (paired with an Oregon Cabernet Sauv.). Finally, dessert was an incredible Bread Pudding paired with a Sauternes. Dinner was $85 (wine pairings an additional $40).

LG
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Lovely little outdoor area... amazing food ... wonderful wine list. We loved the fresh ingredients, creative compositions and combinations, and the overall vibe. Very special for my birthday dinner out first time on the vineyard!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little hard to hear the servers details about the wine due to noise, but food, service, presentation and full experience was fantastic! Would definitely go back.

g
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal and attentive service. The indoor space tends to be noisy.

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