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About Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant
The Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant is known as one of the most romantic retreats on Martha's Vineyard. Situated on seven and a half acres of spacious lawns, gardens, forest and meadowlands in the pastoral town of West Tisbury, it offers tranquility and seclusion. The Restaurant offers one of the best dining experiences on the island. Enjoy the ambiance of our casually elegant dining room with it's 125 year old grand piano featuring live entertainment in season. Our dinner menu rotates, offering fresh island seafood, veal, beef, poultry, in-season vegetables from our own gardens as well as local island farms, homemade soups, breads and delicious desserts. The Restaurant is not appropriate for children under the age of 8. Note: Please call the restaurant directly after 4pm for reservations. Also the restaurant is no longer BYOB!
West Tisbury, MA 02575
American, Seafood, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday from 5:30pm. Please call the restaurant after 4pm for reservations.
Off Lambert's Cove Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public transportation stops 1/2 mile from the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
There is no lovelier setting, indoors or out, than the Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant for a Martha's Vineyard wedding reception, anniversary celebration or other special event. We can host events up to 75 guests indoors or up to 300 in an outdoor tented area. The Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant is also the ideal location for your company, professional group or organizations' meeting, conference or seminar. We have a private conference room seating 15 guests and can provide breakfast and lunch as well as organize outings for your guests. Please call for further information.
Private Party Contact:
Scott Jones: (508) 693-2298
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The walk up the path to the front door is inviting. As soon as my wife and I walked through the door we received an extremely friendly, warm greeting from the man that showed us to our table. We like to take our time eating, especially at such a special place. We would order a course, keep our menus and then order the next. Our waitress was extremely attentive without hovering, and assured us that we could take all the time we wanted. The butternut soup was magnificent and the clam chowder was excellent. I had a scallop appetizer and they were way up there with the best scallop dishes I have ever eaten. My wife had the Pork Chop, it was delicious, tender and cooked perfectly. The only rub was my fish entree. It was overcooked and a bit on the dry side. We were the last ones in the restaurant and never felt rushed. Of course we tipped the kitchen as well as the waitress. Overall four and one half stars. If the fish had only been moist and flaky it would be an easy five.
This is a very special setting. Everyone was extremely cordial and professional, without being stuffy. I had a halibut dish that I thought was a bit overdone, but I like my fish just lightly cooked. My husband's salmon was excellent. We ate rather quickly since we had our dog in the car with us and the weather was still warm. Will certainly return when we have a more leisurely time frame-
Secluded location on Martha's Vineyard is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. Friendly service, decent wine list, and a varied menu makes this one of the best restaurants on the Island. Pricier than most but not out of bounds for the quality of the dining experience.
We've been to the Inn every year from dinner and this year did not disappoint. The menu was imaginative and delicious. The wait staff was very attentive. only disappointment was the pianist was not playing this week. Perhaps next year when we return to the Vineyard. Thank you.
I had a late night Friday reservation at the Lambert's Cove Inn and everything about the night was amazing. The restaurant was still fairly busy and the piano player played until the end of our meal even though we were the last group in the restaurant. The food was amazing. The clam chowder was the best I've had on the island thus far with a great flavor and not overly creamy like a lot of places. I got the lobster special for my entree and it was amazing, with a ton of lobster! Some restaurants really skimp on the lobster but not here, it was a full lobster over delicious risotto. Despite being quite full I managed some dessert and got the creme brulee which was the best way to end the meal! Overall a wonderful experience with great food and great wine off their good sized and widely ranging priced wine menu. I expected the Lambert's Cove Inn to be stuffy, but it was the complete opposite with a very attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere, and reasonable prices for very delicious food. I will definitely make a return trip before they close for the season and I suggest you do too!
Great atmosphere, food was fair. The service was acceptable & our waiter was friendly but the service was more attentive on a previous visit last month. There were 4 of us dining on this visit. The Arugula salad was dry & more dressing was requested. The Butternut Bisque was very good as was the Halibut special entree. The Cod entree was bland & virtually tasteless. Two Salmon entrees that were ordered were good but not exceptional.
I will more than likely dine there again for the overall ambiance but given other options it will not be my 1st choice.
Technically flawless, boring beyond belief. We went to this highly recommended, very pretty and expensive Inn for a "date night". I'm 50 and I swear I was the youngest person in the restaurant. The menu had 5 soups that night (4 hot and 1 cold - this was late August!); There were 2 steak dishes (tenderloin and strip) on the menu and one of the two specials was a third steak (ribeye). Both fishes were flaky white fish. I don't count farm-raised Salmon as true Salmon anymore but it was there too. And the obligatory tofu dish for the "vegetarians". No lamb, pork or duck. Salads were a "garden salad" or a Caesar. Dessert special was brownie sundae. The ice creams were chocolate and vanilla (omg). They were "phoning it in" - no creativity, no imagination. My assumption is that the Inn has found its customer niche and is playing to it. That's fine but anyone looking for something more interesting should go elsewhere.
We felt like we were back at the Wlliamsburg Inn with the magnificent decor and the lovely touch of the piano player in the background. The food was good but not over the top. But priced well Will definitely be back if visiting again might even stay there. Lovely rooms.
What LCI lacks in culinary pizzazz they certainly make up for in ambience and top-notch service. The halibut was bland, in a lackluster sauce, reminiscent of cheaper Indonesian fish readily available on the market today. Both entrees were solid but rather uncreative and uninspiring.
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I had the cod which was a nice light dish. My husband ordered the tuna special which came out well done - that's right, well done. It was served with guacamole and salsa. Nothing special and a disappointing meal for our last night on the island. Although they re-made the tuna and served it rare (instead of medium rare as it should've been), the dish was just blah. The lobster corn fritters were also nothing to write home about. Sadly, I wouldn't recommend.
The caliber of food here is unmatched. The chef has such a flair, the staff excellent, the setting is beautiful. I am vegetarian and always looking for a restaurant that can offer more than pasta and salad. The pan seared tofu was done to perfection with a wonderful combination of veggies and sauce. Mouthwatering. My companion had the salmon and said it was unsurpassed. If you want an elegant dining experience, this is it.
Pretty disappointing dinner. The restaurant was a bit stuffy and stiff. Clientele was toward the older side and the food and service were both disappointing. Drink refills and requested items -- Splenda for Iced Tea, Spoons for soup -- were slow (and shouldn't have been necessary). In a party of four, we ordered two steaks (Medium and Medium Rare). The guest who requested the medium steak got his medium rare and the guest requesting the medium rare got his medium well. And neither was particularly good.
Perhaps it was a bad night, but with so many other choices, perhaps you should try somewhere else.
We went with special guests and were treated to a very special and enjoyable evening. The service was attentive and charming but not intrusive. They presented our delicious meals with grace and elegance. The food was perfectly cooked and very tasty. We were initially greeted by the owner who was very warm and inviting as is the restaurant. The ambiance is really special and the piano was wonderful. For a special night out for 2 or a group this is a top pick.
If you are in Edgartown, stay there. Although this is an idyllic spot in the country with good reviews, it was sadly off kilter and the food left our party of four wondering why we made the effort to drive out there. (Ambience is wonderful though!) We hoped for a real "foodie" experience and the cuisine was only "meh". It arrived a bit lukewarm, and not a ton of flavor in various dishes. None of us liked our appetizers. Entrees were just ok. Sever was sweet, but hardly checked on us and left plates that needed to be cleared between courses, so we had to flag down a busboy multiple times. . We often had to pour our own wine and bottled water. Was totally disappointed after reading all the great reviews and being excited for such a good meal. It would have been nice if the sever or a manager checked on us. The severs were too young and inexperienced to know better. Ours didn't even know what brown butter was. After spending over $500 for four of us, it was a real letdown.
Lambert's Cove Inn was a treat. Our first time but we will certainly return. We celebrated our anniversary there and it was perfect. The menu is brief but the specials were perfect additions. Our Entree specials were excellent and our server was very attentive but not overwhelming. His wine recommendation was spot on.
Driving from Lambert's Cove Road to the Lambert's Cove Inn will make you think that you are in an enchanted forest or at least on your way to the summer camp you want to as a kid. The dining room is beautiful and in our experience there is often live music on Saturday evening. The food is outstanding, however, the menu is short. Keep in mind that the inn is in Tisbury (Vineyard Haven) and only beer and wine is available.
We made a reservation for Lambert's Cove for our last dinner on the island. It was truly fantastic. The ambiance is incredible, with a live piano player providing background music. The food was amazing as well. We will definitely be back next time we are on the Vineyard.
We stayed at the Inn and had reservations at the restaurant on our last night there. Our only regret is that we didn't dine at the restaurant more often. The food and service were a delight. The stay at the Inn was all we had hoped it would be. There are many good choices on Martha's Vineyard and Lamberts Cove has to be one of the very best. Secluded but very convenient.
We had a great experience at Lambert's Cove-it was a wonderful way to enjoy our last evening on Martha's Vineyard! We were seated promptly and the service was excellent. Our group of four sampled the butter squash soup , chicken, salmon and haddock to name a few, no one was disappointed. The talented piano player was a welcome addition. We will be back!
This is our second time dining at Lambert's as it is staying with them at the inn. We wouldn't stay anywhere else on the island and we always make it a point to eat in their restaurant one of the evenings that we're here. The atmosphere is lovely and the food is superb!!!!
The wait staff is very attentive and professional. Keep up the great work Scott and Kell.
Until next time... our best.
Melissa Hopkins/Larry Simpson
We return to the wonderful restaurant year after year because the food is so delicious. And somehow each year the Inn itself becomes more lush and beautiful. This year we were greeted by a bumper crop of ripening tomatoes and the scent of fresh herbs filling the air. New residents include two adorable goats who will soon be supplying milk for fresh cheese and a flock of multi-colored hens providing fresh eggs (they won a blue ribbon!). Now that they have a lovely winelist this has firmed itself as one of our favorite restaurants in New England. (P.S. the halibut was out-of-this-world!) We'll be back.
Went out for our last dining experience of the summer on MV. Piano player gave us great soft music the whole time from the corner of the room. Easy conversation for the four of us. Scallop appetizer and fresh Tomato basil mozzarella salad were delicious. We had the halibut special, sirloin and filet for entrees which were great. Had two bottles of cabernet from their list which was reasonable. Finished with chocolate cake and creme brulee which capped off the night.
The Lambert Cove Restaurant is not worth the price. The food is substandard for a restaurant at this price point. The wine list is poorly selected, although there is one good Chablis on the white wine list. My salmon was dried out and not particularly fresh, and the chicken we ordered was overcooked. The sauces were quite good, but could not hide the underlying problems with the meat and fish.
The restaurant is quite pretty, and the ambience is outstanding. The staff is very accommodating and friendly, but not at the level you might expect at a metropolitan restaurant at the same price level. If you are looking for a pretty dining room, and don't care about the food, then the Lambert's Cove Restaurant is for you.
I was very disappointed with our meal. We've been to this restaurant several times over the years and always had lovely experiences. This time much less so. The setting is still beautiful and the dining rooms are fun to look at but the food was not at all great; the lobster corm fritters were very deep fried looking & tasting and contained only tiny pink dots which I assume were lobster and the special steak was so fatty I ate only a few bites. Maybe even more distressing, our waitress couldn't answer the questions we had about the menu - including a pretty basic inquiry as to what an item was. She then had to reminded that she'd promised to go find the answer.
We just returned from 5 nights on Martha's Vineyard. We ate out each night but felt our night at the Lambert's Cove Inn was one of the best meals we had. The ambience is beautiful, the service is very friendly and the food was fantastic. A lot of what they serve is grown right at the inn and whatever else is as local as can be. Truly a special evening.
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