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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!

90 Manaquayak Road
West Tisbury, MA 02575
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday from 5:30pm. Please call the restaurant after 4pm for reservations.

Cross Street:
Off Lambert's Cove Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 693-2298

Website:
http://lambertscoveinn.com/

Public Transit:
Public transportation stops 1/2 mile from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
James McDonough

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

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.3

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4.5

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4.1

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86% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (12)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2011

A beautiful dining room, lovely decor, but overall, we were a bit disappointed. They did not publish their menu on line, so it was our fault to be surprised that it was modest in scope. My wife's app was very good, I was a bit disappointed with my oysters (they need to be served on ice, ALWAYS). Entrees were good, but my beef came very rare after requesting medium rare, so it had to go back. Service was friendly. Great that it's BYOB (dry town), saves on the check.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2011

We have always loved Lambert's Cove Inn - we go every year for our anniversary and have NEVER been disappointed. It is a gem for sure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2011

We really enjoyed our evening here. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the fresh local veggies. Our only complaint was that the vibe was a bit stodgy (conservative) for our taste.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2011

Lambert's Cove Inn is a great place to dine, Food and service is always good, although you must be adventurous to travel out in the dark down the long entrance road to get there.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2011

Everything was great. The food was prepared very well. The only criticism was the very small and quite honestly unacceptable portion on the short rib. As can be anticipated 3 of the men in our party ordered the short rib and although it was prepared very well as were the accompaniments, there was about 1 ounce of meat and that is being generous. It took discipline to separate the serving into 2 fork fulls. Most restaurants that serve it on the bone also braise some boneless chuck with the rib and serve a piece of both. We will definitely dine here again but will avoid this particular menu item.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2011

Incredible food, staff and ambience, but in a dry town. Bring your best wine for a reasonable corkage fee.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2011

We went to dinner with our two teenage kids and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The food was top notch. We think that the Lamberts Cove Inn is one of the best restaurants all the island. In the spring we came for Tapas Night and loved that too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2011

Food was very good. Waiter very clumsy. Guests were on average over 60 years old. Ambience needs to be updated.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2011

The food was very good, but the ambiance and decor was incredibly poor especially for having just been redone! We felt like we were eating in a Marriott and not some beautiful location on the Vineyard. I was actually shocked at the lack of character in the dining room. The rest of the property was well done, but the dining room was over the top in its mediocre taste.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2011

New owners have done a wonderful job. Took it off our list for a few years it has now jumped to the top of the list. Only complaint is the charge to split a salad was a little over the top. My wife and I being in our sixties always split an appetizer or salad, order our own entrees and then split a dessert. Chef is very knowledgeable and the food and presentation was very professional. It is a BYOB restaurant which I did not notice mentioned on the web site.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2011

A wonderful new surprise on the Vineyard ... tucked away from the noise and traffic of Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, the Lambert's Cove Inn is a treasure in the woods on the beautiful north shore of the Vineyard. The Inn itself suggests Vermont at its best but the restaurant and its Chief a real gem. Inspired local farm produce and oysters and fish (freshly caught striped bass was the special and much more. The Inn remains BYOB, which for those of us who prefer a cocktail before our wine or beer is an added blessing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Lambert's Cove was just magical. It was like going to a friend's amazing dinner party. What a wonderfully sophisticated atmosphere, phenomenal food and friendly/accommodating staff. It was a truly amazing experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2011

Beautiful setting and lovely ambiance. The freshness of the local produce was amazing. Though presentation was appealing the daily special, swordfish, was surprisingly unexciting and the poached fish in olive oil was very bland. Biggest complaint - they did not warn us ahead of time that there is no alcohol served as Tisbury is a dry town. That should be on the website. Very disappointing to find out after we'd been seated. Also, food came out slowly (over hour for salads, longer for entrees) and they were out of quite a few menu items (our reservations were for 8:30pm). Server was friendly and very helpful.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2011

Excellent food, very nice ambience and so so service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2011

Food was disappointing and definitely not worth the cost. We most likely will not return to this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2011

Disappointed. Though the menu looked interesting, service was poor, inexperienced wait staff, food not cooked properly. Waitress was pleasant. Granted it was restaurant week and the first Wed night it was opened, however the owners were not properly prepared. We were a group of three who are frequent visitors to the island and who eat out quite often. I had never been and was looking forward to the food in the beautiful setting. Sadly it did not meet our expectations. Owners did come and apologize for the poor dining experience, however they should have comped us a meal or extended an offer for us to come back. Unfortunate!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2011

Seasonal servers mean iffy service sullied an otherwise excellent dining experience. Worth a second try at some point.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2011

We enjoyed our dinner at Lamberts Cove from the special tuna appetizer, melt in your mouth short ribs and delicious tuna entree. We were too full to really enjoy the creme brulee and strawberry rhubarb crisp, but we sampled both of them.
Thanks for a lovely meal and a wonderful end to our 30th anniversary weekend celebration!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2011

The food was incredible, beautiful presentation and very tasty. The setting was quiet and romantic. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Bring your own wine bottles as the restaurant cannot sell alcohol. I definitely recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 24, 2011

Had a meal here on Easter Sunday so the regular menu was not available. They only served brunch. The brunch offerings were very limited and the food was quite mediocre for its cost. The restaurant is located in a "dry" town, so we were able to save some $$$ by bringing our own bottle of wine.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2011

A tucked away inn in the woods. New England country style with polish.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2010

We loved it. Great food and service. What was most important for my family was that we felt entirely comfortable with our boys in this fine dining atmosphere. We owe that to the service. we noticed there were not any other tables with kids and our boys are lively.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2010

Although not having a liquor license might seem to be a drawback - it is inconvenient - but you are able to bring the wine/refreshments of your choice.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2010

The Lambert's Cove Inn is nestled deep in the woods making it a quiet and secluded destination. In season, you make your way down the small road to find it a bustling center of activity and people. There for the food and the beautiful location. In late October, things are slower and quieter. We had the beautifully restored Inn's restaurant almost to ourselves. The food was wonderful. Refined, playful in presentation and delicious. The starters, mains and dessert were all great. And they serve the best coffee in MV. Service was spot-on. It's BYOB on this part of island by the way. We're going back again tonight for our final dinner in MV. It's that good.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 19, 2010

The atmosphere is wonderful- private, small and lovely. The food was excellent- Lamb and seafood were superbly prepared.
The chocolate dessert was not as up to par, although my friends said the peach dessert was wonderful. Would absolutely go back.
Charming place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 11, 2010

A wonderful experience. Great food, great, friendly service, beautiful decor and very romantic setting. However not for those seeking a bargain.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2010

This restaurant is waaay down at the end of a long woodsy trail. Beautiful surroundings. The crowd was definitely older than in other MV resturants, and it was a quiet room with live piano music. Hans was our waiter and he was friendly and attantive without being intrusive. This is a BYOB restaurant and they charge a nominal corkage fee. The food was excellent-I had the butter-poached lobster, and my husband had the swordfish-all perfectly prepared. We had the huckleberry upside down cake for dessert. Lovely ambiance-more quiet than most, so if you need to take a break from the noise, this is perfect!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2010

My wife and I went to Lamberts 20 years ago on our honeymoon. We returned this week to an experience that was excellant again, our only regret is we live in Atlanta so frequent trips are unlikely but I am sure we will return within the next twenty.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2010

Great place for a 25th anniversary Dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2010

No one managing dining room. We had a series of different waiters. Food quality inconsistent. The inn itself is beautifully decorated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2010

The Lambert Inn features an elegant dining room overlooking the gardens and another in a library room. The food features seasonal fare beautifully presented. We found the staff attentive and obliging. Entrees ran from $30 to $45. The drive along an unpaved road left us wondering if we had lost our way, and suddenly the Inn appeared. Just remember to bring your own wine to this BYOB!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 19, 2010

This restaurant definitely deserves a better chef. The menu looks very promising, with interesting combinations. What we got on our plates however, was a hotchpotch of ingredients, visually and taste wise, where we could not tell which was which. The location and the ambiance of the place are great, with a (over)attentive staff, so if there's a better kitchen, we would certainly return. One is advised to read the website of the restaurant very carefully - missed the fact that we had to bring our own bottle of wine, in order to have drinks during dinner, but the water tasted great....

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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2010

Our party of six agreed the ambience and staff was lovely. The food was just average at best. The lobster bisque was missing something. The filet mignon ordered by 3 of the 6 diners was also just average and that's unfortunate. My lobster was fine, probably the best meal out of them all. That said, because of the lovely ambience we would probably return to try it one more time.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2010

We dine every year upon our visit to the Vineyard. Lamberts Cove never disappoints with food and service. The only reason Food rec'd 3 stars is because I would like to see some variation to the menu. Otherwise food is always consistently good.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2010

This place has fantastic menu options and they are all delicious. The wait staff is polite and attentive without acting overbearing. I highly recommend this place for any special occasion dinner.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2010

We had a wonderful meal at Lamberts - a highlight of our trip to the Vineyard.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2010

Food is excellently prepared, stripped bass was superb, sea beans unique and tasty. It is BYOB. Corkage fee of $10 is a bit excessive compared to $6 fee at other restaurants. Atmosphere in Library room is quiet and nice, window seats in main dining room appear to be more inviting. There is segregation of seating, not sure what the criteria was to be allowed to sit in the main dining room. After we were told they were stopped serving in the main dining room at 7:30 PM, several couples were seated and served with remaining tables left open. Seating in the main dining room continued throughout our stay, well past 8:30 PM. Staff is, friendly though conversation was stiff and forced.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2010

Nothing short of superb. We were running late and nevertheless got a very warm welcome. It was a gorgeous evening, beautiful views over the ocean in two directions, wonderful sunset, and then our courses started arriving. Indescribable. Sorry, but you'll have to go and experience yourself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2010

have been many times over the years, this was a great meal tonight

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2010

Lambert's Cove Inn is an oasis of tranquility in the madness that is Martha's Vineyard in July and August. The food remains top rate, featuring many local products from farms and the fishing fleet. The traditional but tasteful decor, a beautiful setting in the woods, and the food make it a perennial favorite in my family.

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