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“Spectacular Splure on the Vineyard”

Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar
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Ranked #16 of 67 Restaurants in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Middlebury, Vermont
Level 6 Contributor
334 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Spectacular Splure on the Vineyard”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

I thought L'Etoile couldn't be beat, but this was even better overall. The salads (especially the peach/arugula) were to die for, not to mention the side of fried cauliflower with peanuts - out of this world. Since they were out of monkfish I had the sea bass which was off the charts and tried my friends' scallops which were excellent as well. The menu was small, but excellent - all good choices. We did have dessert and I have to say the chocolate brownie with caramel salt gelato was incredible. Our server couldn't have been more helpful. A first rate dining experience on MV. A bit expensive but worth it.

  • Visited August 2013
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4 Thank VTwelltravelled
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always the best”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Our favorite place and had another great time and meal this trip. Love it! Everything that comes out of that kitchen is delicious. Love those little raviolis with the fluke. The great staff always makes it perfect.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank R L
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Detente was the best restaurant on all of Martha's Vineyard. Everything we tasted was fresh and cooked with impeccable accuracy and flavor. L'Etoile was good, but this was a step above.
The peach taleggio and white truffle salad was really amazing and the mussel agnolotti (clear broth with coriander and jalapeño) was incredible. The brownie and the shortcake was worth every pound of sugar and butter. And service was irreproachable.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Olivia A
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Rhode Island
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dining Experience”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We loved the flavors in the grilled squid appetizer. Main course monkfish was also very good. Service and ambience were wonderful. Seated on the patio. All around great experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Susan E
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New York
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great menu”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

the service was wonderful and I really enjoyed the ambience and the food. it is located off the beaten path but well worth the find.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank behappy27
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