I ate here for dinner and breakfast and it surpassed my expectations both times. I had dinner by the fireplace in the beautiful Green Room. The fried oysters are lightly battered and delicious, an upscale twist on a New England classic. My swordfish entree was very fresh, perfectly cooked, and garnished with locally-grown baby "bull's blood" beet greens (nice touch). The service was top notch. They suggested a great pinor noir to pair with my swordfish. The chef personally checked on our table and answered all my questions about where the ingredients came from and how they were prepared. Breakfast was great--they made my veggie egg white omelet to order; it was one of the best I've ever had. The Terrace was a true 5-star experience.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful. The best meal we
Wonderful. The best meal we had on the island. Will definately make it a regular stop when visiting Martha's Vinyard.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
How Chef evolves is magic
Welcome to the world of Chef Melnick. The ever growing and evolving world. A fantastic team from hostess to service to dining to sweets, to potions - they have it all. The restaurant is over loaded in victorian "stuff" but thats not the Chef's fault. What IS his fault is his ability to make flawless meals - that are a boat ride away from ME!! Enjoy the tribute to his grandfather with a cocktail that is anything but a regular classic (curious? well, ask...). A stickler for local and organic, his ingredients are carefully selected and masterfully put together. Like the sweet, salty and creamy flavors and textures of his fig and blue cheese risotto. Pricy. Worth it.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant and food
The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn is a fantastic gem of a restaurant. The food is fantastic and the surroundings are beautiful. Antiques are everywhere and it's as if you are transported to an earlier time. No cell phones, gentlemen need to wear jackets. We had the risotto and it was some of the best I have ever had. The dessert was equally as good. I would highly recommend The Terrace.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Justin Melnick has done
Chef Justin Melnick has done it again! Oustanding food.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Service lacking
The restaurant is beautiful and exactly what I expect from a Relias & Chateaux property. We were seated and waited probaly 15 minutes for our server to come over and acknowledge us. Not accepatable for such a restuarant. I didn't seem to see any manager on the floor supervising and may be the reason for disarray.
Finally once our orders were in our server had taken an assistant outside to the terrace and seemed to berate her for some reason right in front of our table. Again unacceptable for a Relais & Chateaux spot.
Overall the food was outstanding, but service and attitude of server soured what should have been an amazing expierence. I give credit to the Chef for touching our table.
I would return again for the amazing food.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent in all regards
A very nice, elegant, yet not too stuffy place. The food was wonderful, especially the desserts.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our 22 anniversary recently at The Terrace. The staff is very attentive without being annoying. The ambience was great. The food was delicious. I had the scallops and my husband had the pork chops. He said they were the best he ever had (and this is something he frequently orders when we go out). My only complaint was that the beet salad had the equivalent of maybe 1/4 of 1 beet, on it (4 paper thin slices). The flavor of this salad was great, but disappointed in the amount of beet! Don't let this stop you from trying out The Terrace...
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were on Martha's
My husband and I were on Martha's Vineyard and stayed at the Inn where the Terrace is located.
We had a wonderful dinner. It was a beautiful evening and the food and ambience were outstanding. When we return to the Vineyard we will be sure to stay at the Inn and dine at the Terrace again.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
32 wedding anniversary
If you want a romantic place with real New England charm, ambiance, and excellent service this is the place. Top staff and such a beautiful place.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was lovely. Great menu, attentive service, beautiful ambiance, and even my favorite china pattern on the table. We definitely consider this a new favorite!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming inn with great food
The restaurant is beautiful and reminds you of a southern inn. The food was outstanding and the service quiet but excellent.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decor and service were incredible,
Decor and service were incredible, and food close behind.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was absolutely impeccable. And the food was almost as good. Lastly, it was so nice seeing male customers dress appropriately in a nice restaurant. The next night we dined at Atria, and many men were wearing shorts.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
truly the best on martha's vineyard
a beautiful setting with five star food. the outside area is lovely and the inside is the best of victorian. men, wear a jacket. the hostess will gladly supply you with one if you forget. portions are surprisingly large. my next trip will include a return to the inn
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful place with excellent food
Foie gras was perfect. Entire meal was wonderful - you even impressed our friends who have lived in Paris and enjoy gourmet dining.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overlooking the gardens of The Charlotte Inn, the Terrace is an oasis of style and charm. The menu is a collection of imaginative takes on local cuisine and artisanal ingredients. Everything was prepared exactly as ordered and tasted simply delicious. We look forward to the next visit.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming Inn and romantic ambience
We chose the Terrace to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary and were very happy with our choice. The wait staff were very attentive, the restaurant itself was lovely, and the food was delicious. I had the swordfish filet which was excellent, and my husband had the scallops. We shared the chef's nightly appetizer plate, and that was delicious too. The wine selection was good, and overall, we thought it was a very classy place. It's nice that there is a dress code!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old World Romance
What can I say about the Terrace, other than that it was sublime in every way? The dining room is breathtaking, the food is beautifully presented and perfectly prepared... the whole experience was lovely.
The service was very good as well, but we were there just past the high season on the Vineyard so I presume they may have been training some newer staff, as it was the only thing I would not have rated impeccable. Overall though we certainly had no real complaints.
The price tag is also incredibly fair when you consider a similar meal in Manhattan would be double or even three times as much. If you are in Edgartown, or really anywhere on the Vineyard, make a reservation and treat yourself to a meal here, you won't be disappointed!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and evening
Started with drinks in the green room. (Beautiful wood and ambiance). Moved to the dining room. Menu provides a wide selection of choices as does the wine list. Great service.. And food. Could not ask for a better evening!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
my birthday celebration
this restaurant was one of the best restaurants i have ever been too. from the hiotess to the waitress everything was excellent. i have never had pasta like this before. so delicious. what a great find. i would highly recommend it.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Finest Dining In Edgartown
My wife and I visited Martha's Vineyard for the first time over the week, and we decided on The Terrace for the dinner of our 6th year wedding anniversary. The atmosphere immediately impresses you, as you step through the richest and sophisticated of rooms before being seated. Our reservation was for 8pm on a weekday, so it wasn't very busy - which was extra nice since it remained quiet and romantic. The waiters took allowed us to enjoy our every minute there, never being pesky but always very accommodating. The food was excellent, we tried the lobster and avocado salad which I can't recommend enough and both our steaks were cooked perfectly and tasted wonderfully. I only wish we saved room for desert! If we do return to MV, we'll be back!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant dining Romance
Loved decor - beautiful room and appointments!
Sparodic service - loved nouvelle style - smaller adequate
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
None other than top notch service
Celebrated a special birthday on a weekend trip to the vineyard. Made sure to book the best restaurants for this and on the birthday night the Terrace at the Charlotte Inn was the highlight of the weekend. Service as top notch. Of course the food was excellent but the presentation and the attention to details and the process made me feel so special.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best on the island
We finally got around to trying The Terrace this past weekend for my birthday celebration. Although they have been open a year it took us awhile to get there. What was I waiting for?! We absolutely loved our dining experience in every way! The decor is magical, our table was in a private corner which we asked for, the Manhattan cocktails were out of this world and the food was delish! Our waiter was content to let us sip our cocktail without rushing us. Gary and Paula know how to do things top notch and The Terrance is no exception. Your hard work paying attention to details does not go unnoticed. Thank you for a gem of a restaurant.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening !
Terrific night in every way. Great food, wonderful staff, lovely setting. Cannot wait to return!
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Memorable Evening-Wonderful Place
We've been to this restaurant several times over the years, but this visit was our first since the Charlotte Inn's newest chef was in attendance. Every aspect of the evening was enjoyable, from the greeting upon our arrival, to the conversation with staff as we left...and everything in between. Impeccable service...very good food, lovely surroundings. A perfect choice for a special evening. Pricey for sure, but worth treating yourself, especially if you're celebrating something special.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM