Détente Restaurant

4.8
441 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 441 people are saying
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YanL
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food in the romantic setting. Highly recommend!

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viptheaccidentalgourmand
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is an excellent addition to the dining scene in Edgartown! Creative, delicious food served by a friendly and willing staff. Highly recommend.

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JEC502
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. Entrees were prepared with seasonal ingredients

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wonderful staff, bit noisy inside sadly

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NancyH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing dinner we have had on Island. Robert and Alexandra wee awesome!

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Marigrace
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hoped to eat outside, but could not. But the inside environment was pleasant. The halibut was fanastic!

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vipandream
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait service!

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LorriL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Late dinner for us but delicious food and drinks! Would definitely recommend!

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Louisd
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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NatE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipoutandaboutdiners
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! We have had an excellent experience every time we have dined here!! Just perfection!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, okay service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Detente was excellent. Food was creative and well prepared. Waitress knew the menu well. It was a great night.

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vipJojo
New England
62 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food on the Island and beyond. Great service and wonderful ambience. Very well run restaurant

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vipTulanearchi
London
86 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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ShirleyM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, ambiance and service!!

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GlimmerMV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Zacharyhay
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.
Food and cocktails were great.
Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipPamelaB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Moff
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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Redbird
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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vipSusyQ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food and attentive service!

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vipJamesW
New England
88 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

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.

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vipjackpot
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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patriceb
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the beat meals we’ve had on the Vineyard.

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vipLynneC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HollyT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a nice atmosphere. The fried cornbread was delicious.

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djones
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful for our anniversary. The perfect night, sitting outside, incredible food and great service.

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BarbaraB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening out. Delicious food, creative pairings, attention to detail, lovely staff, calm surroundings. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal,service and atmosphere.

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vipandream
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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Ed4food
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here every year. They have expanded their dining tables outside without missing a beat.

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vipJDinOC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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RoseW
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! It’s one of our faves!

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vipYumfactor10
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing peach salad- restaurant specialty. Halibut had interesting sides and was wonderful. Lamb excellent. Loved this restaurant!

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vipvalwood
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was A-Maz-Ing. The octopus, halibut and bread pudding will not disappoint.

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vipLulu117
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect meal. Wonderful service!

FAQs

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.