About Lighthouse Grill

This graceful Victorian dining room enjoys timeless views of the Edgartown Lighthouse and Harbor. Lighthouse Grill features Chef Shaun Brian Sells’s distinctive Vineyard cuisine. Chef Sells sources the freshest island produce, meats and poultry from established island farms including Allen, Morning Glory and Whipporwill as well as line-caught and day boat seafood from local fishermen for our prominent Edgartown restaurant. Chef prepares the food in a contemporary New England style to enhance the freshness and emphasize the unique flavors of the local ingredients. The Lighthouse Grill menu is designed to be flexible. Adventurous diners may choose to share and explore several of the Vineyard Small Plates or for those who wish to dine in a more traditional manner, full-size entrees are offered at our Martha’s Vineyard restaurant as well.

131 North Water Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday thru Sunday
7:00am - 10:30am
Brunch:
Sunday
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday
5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 627-3761

Website:
http://www.harbor-view.com/dining/water-street

Additional:
Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Lighthouse Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Waterfront (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Casual (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Was looking forward to a great cowboy steak on a special night. The reservations confirmed by you and even a couple of reminder e-mails. Got dressed aririved early but the restaurant was CLOSED. For the season. I we were very disappointed. I thought American Express should have been on top of this. This is the 2nd time out of 4 that open table has let us down. Re thinking my use of the service.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our server, Chris, was very personable and attentive. The food was wonderful. We will definitely be returning in the future.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

This restaurant has not been great in past but I heard there was new chef so we gave it a try. It was absolutely great! We had the tuna with grains and mushrooms - absolutely delicious. One of the diners in the party had truffle fries which were also great,

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food, view and service were outstanding. It was the first time we had been to the restaurant all summer and we were very impressed with the quality of the food. The views of the Edgartown Lighthouse and Chappy were spectacular!
We had an incredibly attentive and helpful server who was knowledgeable about the food and wine.
We would highly recommend going!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Enjoyed it so much, we went back the next night. From the beautiful summer salad to the mini lobster tacos and fresh bluefish caught by the chef himself that day. It was all delicious

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great food and great cocktails in a beautiful setting

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Dinner was exceptional. Our server made the most perfect recommendations. Thank you for making my birthday so special. I can't wait to go back to celebrate again next year.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great food. Great view. Great service.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

One of the best meals we had on the Vineyard. Classic beautiful spot with fantastic service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The view from the dining room is beautiful. We both had beef and it was cooked perfectly. While the food was great, the service felt rushed. We had just finished our first course when our entrees arrived.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

I ate there three times twice in one day, breakfast was a little slow , management was very aware of are issue and offered us to use there food bar for free until we got are breakfast that was ordered. That night for dinner they greeted us and apologize to us for the wait we had for breakfast Great come back service and had one of their best staff wait on us all night. Great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great scallop dish and excellent filet mignonette!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We went to the Lighthouse Grill to celebrate our friend's birthday with her family while on vacation. While we were a larger group, there was some difficulty with servicing the large group. The food was delicious but the time that it took was a bit long.

One other item was that the wine list was limited. We were looking for reds, Cabernet in particular, and while most of the wines were reasonably priced, the only wines in this variety started at $250 a bottle. It was problematic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Delightful. Oysters Rockefeller were perfect, as was the blackened swordfish. Engaging and attentive Waitress from Rumania. Lovely view of the lighthouse and boats off the coast.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We made a Sunday reservation for breakfast and were disappointed to find out when we arrived that our only option was a $28 pp buffet. I am not a fan of buffets at all & was disappointed that it didn't notify me on open table when I was making the reservation. At the point when we got there & found out we didn't have another option and had to stay. The food was all very good, very high quality but the buffet wasn't huge considering the price. I'd go back for regular breakfast but not the buffet. Harbor view should clarify on their website that Sunday mornings are buffet only.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Wonderful Restaurant... I cannot say enough about this dining experience! Simply fabulous! Our server Tyler was exceptional !

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had. The staff are very nice and friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

Lovely dinner at a beautiful location, if you can request a close view when you reserve, try to do that! Convenient hotel parking...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went for the view, left loving the food! We had Lighthouse Lemonade, stuffed little necks and lobster tacos for apps, excellent!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 6, 2017

Loved the food- absolutely amazing sea bass!

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·Dined on July 3, 2017

The food, service, view and ambiance was absolutely lovely! We will definitely be going here again on our next trip out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 2, 2017

Our family loved it so much we booked another dinner in our 1 week stay.

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·Dined on June 30, 2017

It was lovely! The service was outstanding and the food was good. We will certainly go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on June 27, 2017

Delicious entrees, great scenery, considerate wait staff!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Scenic View, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on June 20, 2017

Delicious great service & the view stunning We look forward to going back soon!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on May 26, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant and we were a little disappointed, in the food, however, it was opening night and feel that it was the reason.
We highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning.

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·Dined on May 21, 2017

Birthday brunch

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on May 2, 2017

It's absolute great dining experience. Best pancake ever!

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·Dined on March 26, 2017

Wonderful brunch, beautiful view, amazing service by Emilia

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2016

I had read this restaurant had a new chef and they had pastured meat. I always look for farm to table restaurants. I thought the food was very good. The Filet was delicious. The vegetables that went with it were prepared nicely. The only thing I was disappointed with was the lobster tail that I got to go with the filet. It was okay, but very small and I would rather have it served with drawn butter than grilled. It was salty and not that great. My husband really enjoyed his clam chowder. He also liked the scallop special. It was nice because was not full even on a Saturday night (this was Sept. 28th). It was dark so we couldn't enjoy the view. The only issue I had was that it was quit chilly inside. I heard another table mention that to the server.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 31, 2016

Great Location with outstanding food and service. Can't be beaten in Edgartown.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Business Meals, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 28, 2016

Great good and even more amazing service

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·Dined on August 28, 2016

We came for brunch and the food selection was good for the price we paid but it was not great, particularly because they run out of dessert options at the point we finish our meal and they offer something else but we could not taste any of the things they offered when we arrived and it was still 1.5 hours to finish brunch time. Service was great but we were very surprised to see people so disrespectful and uneducated at the dining room; people from the table next to ours moved their dirty dishes to our table when we got up to bring food for us. So we came back and 2 dirty dishes were on our table and the mother was very offended when we said something since we mention the situation to our server and he was uncomfortable about the idea of saying anything to them; we almost left just because of that. Then people from a different table which seem to stay at the hotel came down to the dining room wearing flip flops and shorts when that is specifically said not to be allowed. Overall the ambiance was not great as we expected.

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·Dined on August 27, 2016

Best Steak on Martha's Vineyard! We come to the Vineyard every summer, and we always knew about the Harborview Hotel, but it wasn't until three years ago that we discovered that this historic hotel on Edgartown Harbor housed an excellent restaurant. My wife and I think it's the best steak on the island. The view is phenomenal, and we finished our bottle of wine on the porch in our rocking chairs!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 27, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurant, and have enjoyed everything about it for the last couple years. I was very disappointed in this particular visit as it was our family getting together here after a long time out of country for 2 of my adult kids. The waiter, kept rushing us and insisted on keep coming back even after we asked him to give us time. The restaurant was more than half full and it seemed a slow night. We were in and out of this place within an hour and had to go to another to enjoy some quality time. We went back last night again, a smaller party, as some of the guests had left; we had a lovely time and Shawn our waiter made it worth while .
I recommend this restaurant to any one for any occasion .

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·Dined on August 27, 2016

We recently ate at the Lighthouse Grill for dinner with our two young children. The servers were very pleasant, the food was delicious and the view over Edgartown Harbor and the Lighthouse can't be beat.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2016

Food, service and atmosphere outstanding as always. Our server Megan made our night so much fun, she had the best attitude and was very attentive. Highly recommend!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on August 17, 2016

Friendly staff. Fresh ingredients.

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·Dined on August 17, 2016

We have eaten here several times and the experience has been consistently good. The atmosphere is pleasant, the food is very good, the service is nicely done and it is "reasonably priced" for a Vineyard restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 7, 2016

Beautiful special setting- bring your regular camera. Service fabulous and food elegant. A must-go restaurant on MV!

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