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“very good restaurant”

Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar
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Ranked #11 of 69 Restaurants in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 23 July 2014

the food was fresh and very good and the service was really solid...we sat outdoors and felt completely relaxed as it is off the main part of the edgartown strip....so the night felt serene....this is the third best restaurant in marthas vineyard in my view....it is really good and the menu is interesting...however, it is a cut below red cat and atria...those two places are just fantastic and rank right up there w the best of them....detente however, is really good and worth the trip....

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Thank Randy S
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We loved this restaurant. The upstairs dining room is both upscale and cozy -- wooden floors, tables spaced just far enough apart. The Pan-Seared Scallops in Coconut Soup starter was an incredible melange of flavors -- each identifiable. The local greens salad was fresh and delicious. The Roasted Vineyard Monkfish was another wonderful blend of flavors -- all complementing each other. The lamb was cooked to perfection. Our server was attentive, engaging, and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience on a miserable rainy night.

1  Thank Judy G
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We ate at Detente on a Wednesday evening for an early dinner and sat in the upstairs dining room. It was very nicely decorated with an open feeling. We had a very attentive and personable waiter (Kylund) and the food was amazing. I had the Chatham Cod which was perfectly cooked, fresh, and tender. The sauce was so good that the extra spoon our waiter brought was put to good use to finish it off. My husband had the Menemsha Fluke which was also delicious and served over an exceptional risotto. I have spoken to other islanders and would agree with them that this restaurant is the top one on the Vineyard.

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Thank L H
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We have been dining here for many years. We always have had a lovely evening, but the food has never been exceptional. It is good, but not great. But that is true of many of the Edgartown restaurants. We like to sit downstairs indoors. The space is cozy and charming. My chicken was good. The peach and cheese salad was outstanding. The local fluke was just ok. And, last night, the service was a little off. Had to ask three times for a glass of wine.

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Thank jscottjoplin
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The place looks great, very chic and the outside terrace was very inviting. Unfortunately it was a bit chilly so we went inside. The top floor was a bit cold, modern and formal but the setting was nice and romantic. The wine list was interesting and I was happy to find a "Menetou Salon" one of my favorite Sauvignon. The food was pretty good even if my girlfriend pistachio crusted flounder was really under seasoned. I actually wondered if they forgot to seasoned the fish! The cheese plate was a real disappointment despite the great wine recommendation by the friendly waitress. Overall I would say that the food is pretty good but a little pretentious. Maybe too fancy so they can justify to charge u more... Sometimes less it more!

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1  Thank DDJ-1971
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