Situated in downtown Edgartown, Détente is a charming restaurant and bar that serves seasonal, creative dishes. Its setting features two floors for guests to dine, as well as a garden patio. Détente uses ingredients that are sourced from local farmers and fishermen. This eatery also offers a tasting menu with optional wine pairings.
Détente features an extensive wine selection with regional and international selections.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Bolognese
Cavatelli, parmigiano, basil goat cheese
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare*
Ginger, pine nuts, vanilla-lychee purée, yuzu and shaved radish
Pan Seared Scallops*
Mvm shiitakes & scallion agnolotti, coconut-lime emulsion, cilantro, bok choy, chili
Outstanding food in the romantic setting. Highly recommend!
This restaurant is an excellent addition to the dining scene in Edgartown! Creative, delicious food served by a friendly and willing staff. Highly recommend.
Food was exceptional. Entrees were prepared with seasonal ingredients
Great food, wonderful staff, bit noisy inside sadly
Most amazing dinner we have had on Island. Robert and Alexandra wee awesome!
We hoped to eat outside, but could not. But the inside environment was pleasant. The halibut was fanastic!
Great wait service!
Late dinner for us but delicious food and drinks! Would definitely recommend!
Overall a really nice meal, great tasting, well conceived and prepared. I would suggest they work on serving hotter food: the bread was really good but would have been great if it came warm. My rack of lamb arrived warm instead of hot and cooled off as I ate, perhaps a plate warmer or lamps on the pickup table would help. Detente is one of or perhaps our favorite resterant on island.
Food was tasty, but we were told we had to place our order all together and could not order appetizers while we sipped drinks and looked at the menu.
We love this restaurant! We have had an excellent experience every time we have dined here!! Just perfection!!
Fantastic food, okay service.
Detente was excellent. Food was creative and well prepared. Waitress knew the menu well. It was a great night.
Best food on the Island and beyond. Great service and wonderful ambience. Very well run restaurant
A favorite of ours, we love Detente. It was impossible to get a reservation this summer, only one within 5 weeks! We were all happy to be there, but disappointed as 3 of us were going to have the striped bass only to learn the dish would be the same but with cod instead….for the same price?!?! The panzenella was very good, the corn bread croutons being my favorite part. The house peach salad never disappoints. Tuna tartare was also good. The lamb was cooked perfectly. The pasta as a main was very good, pork ragu, but a bit steep in price I think. The service was wonderful as always. Cocktails were a hit- a good time had by one and all!
The food is delicious and the ambience was great except that some lights were out in our area. Since we were outdoors, we saw a skunk walk by, but I don’t know how that could be prevented.
Awesome food, ambiance and service!!
As year-rounders, it's refreshing to find an island restaurant that prepares interesting food one wouldn't ordinarily make with great care as opposed to a laissez-faire attitude of "tourists will come whatever". The striped bass was divine and prepared in an unusual but unfussy way...same with the Berkshire pork pasta dish. All four desserts sounded unusually inviting and skillfully made. We're usually quite critical in our eating-out experiences here but Detente definitely stands out. Thank you for your care and commitment to the art and craft of cooking!
Food and cocktails were great.
The restaurant has a serious issue with fruit flies inside. While the restaurant did offer to move our table it didn’t change the fact the fruit flies were everywhere.
Aside from the fruit flies, the food was just OK. The coconut cake dessert was dry and unappetizing. Our waiter was kind and attentive, but unfortunately it just wasn’t enough.
We had a really magical evening, from beginning to end. The ambiance of the outdoor seating is beyond compare on a fine summer night. All of the food was delicious, but we particularly enjoyed the pasta bolognese and rack of lamb. Our waiter was attentive and solicitous. A memorable night out!
We were seated promptly at an outdoor table in the courtyard, which was very pleasant. The food was uniformly outstanding, from the pre-meal bread, to the apps, to the mains, to dessert. Highly recommended!
This restaurant has excellent flavors and good service considering the short staffing all over the island. The peach house salad is fabulous! My pork chop tasted great, but it was tough. I would recommend the seafood options especially the halibut.
Beautiful setting, delicious food and attentive service!
From many past extraordinarily good dinners at Detente, we were somewhat disappointed with the food quality; while it was good, our fish dinners were not stellar as they have been in past visits. Service was slow and somewhat unattentive.
Started with the “greenpiece” cocktail which was superb - very refreshing vodka basil and lemongrass. We had the tuna tartare and the tomato panzanella salad both were excellent and I highly recommend ordering a double order of the seared scallops - had a Thai flavor which was light and delicious. Service was excellent as well. We will be back soon!
The food and service was superior. We love the appetizers especially the peach and heirloom tomatoes apps. My short rib was amazing and the swordfish was delicious !!
One of the beat meals we’ve had on the Vineyard.
Never disappoints . A thoughtful seasonal menu. A skilled chef, who has a gift of combining flavors and textures >. Love the balance of spices and always a small surprise f something acidic . Outstanding cocktails and wine menu . Service close to Michelin as you can get on Island. Enjoy
Great food with a nice atmosphere. The fried cornbread was delicious.
It was wonderful for our anniversary. The perfect night, sitting outside, incredible food and great service.
Perfect evening out. Delicious food, creative pairings, attention to detail, lovely staff, calm surroundings. Highly recommend!
Wonderful meal,service and atmosphere.
The food was outstanding! And we love sitting on the outside patio. However, our dining experience was not leisurely. The server served our dinner as the appetizer plates were being removed from the table. As soon as the dinner plates were removed, he came back with the dessert menu. He returned 5 min later to ask about dessert choices. We expect a more leisurely pace at detente.
We eat here every year. They have expanded their dining tables outside without missing a beat.
While the evening began questionably, with a less than friendly hostess who just ‘commanded’ us to wait without explanation, once seated the service and food were spectacular. Initially it appeared as though they did not have a table to satisfy our reservation but that was quickly resolved.
Our waitress and bus-person were extremely attentive and offered excellent suggestions. The food, as always was excellent. Both the presentation and taste exceeded our memory of our last visit.
If you’re going to the Vineyard, De’tente is a must visit.
Loved everything about it! It’s one of our faves!
Amazing peach salad- restaurant specialty. Halibut had interesting sides and was wonderful. Lamb excellent. Loved this restaurant!
Everything was A-Maz-Ing. The octopus, halibut and bread pudding will not disappoint.
A perfect meal. Wonderful service!
Détente Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 627-8810.
Détente Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 441 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.