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Review of l'etoile

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Ranked #4 of 69 Restaurants in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$50
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Edgartown, l'etoile offers a casually elegant dining and bar experience l'étoile is a vibrant modern restaurant located in a restored historic whaling captain's house on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Chef-owned & operated, our focus is on guest satisfaction. We offer an inventive, fresh, seasonally-driven menu along with similar lighter fare in the bar. dine in our contemporary, casually elegant dining rooms or outdoors on our festive tented patio. bar-l'étoile is a stylishly intimate and vibrant destination to enjoy a "Startini" or one of our many specialty cocktails or one of 18 wines by the glass before or after dinner. A seat at the lively bar or at your own high-top table - or the porch and adirondack chairs on the lawn in the summer - are the perfect place to have a drink, a relaxed meal or or small plate from the eclectic bar bites menu. our full dinner menu is also offered in the bar.
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Had heard this was the best on the island but that simply isn't the case.
Very disappointed as food was mediocre at best and service was pretty terrible.
One bathroom for the entire restaurant is a bit crazy as well.
There are definitely better options on the island.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We are ardent fans of L'Espalier in Boston and knowing the chef used to work there we were very excited to try L'etoile while in Edgartown. The food was absolute perfection. The service was not. We were in a bit of a rush at the end as we needed to get back to pick up our four year old son, and we think that our server Mary Beth (I think?) may have taken it personally - no other explanation for her unhappy demeanor and blatant rudeness during our final course - with three courses, cheese platter and a bottle of champagne it could not have been our check size - LOL! Disappointing experience to say the least - but the food itself was excellent!

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

It's not easy to offer a fine dining experience to a group of 30 travelers from Michigan but that's just what Chef Michael managed to offer the group at L'Etoille! He was extremely accommodating to our group. The waitstaff was very attentive and the specially prepared brunch buffet was extraordinary. Being seating in the domed pavilion was very welcoming as well. I am very grateful to have had this dining experience!

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1  Thank Bonnie S
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

It was a perfect evening in Edgartown having dinner at L'etoile. The atmosphere is delightful under the tent with the twinkling lights and candles on every table. The service was (as always) impeccable ... and the food ... well, let's just say the canard was magnifique!!!! Chef Michael is fantastic and a great guy too. We met him at the bar after dinner which made the night perfect.

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Thank JayMarshfield
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We went to L'étoile expecting an outstanding culinary experience, and we were not disappointed. I started with the asparagus soup, and my husband with the duck crêpe; both were stellar. We each had the trout as our main dish -- perfect. Finally, for dessert, I had the flourless chocolate cake and my husband the strawberry shortcake. Wonderful end to a wonderful meal.
The service was impeccable, and the patio dining delightful. We will return the next time we are on the Vineyard.

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1  Thank sbenoit34
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