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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.
- 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
Pan Seared Scallops
Mvm shiitakes & scallion agnolotti, coconut-lime emulsion, cilantro, bok choy, chili
Corn, brown butter, vanilla, peas, endive
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare
Ginger, pine nuts, vanilla-lychee purée, yuzu and shaved radish
Excellent dinner on our last night in Edgartown. It was “lick the plate” delicious! Worth every penny. See you next time we’re in town.
Best food on the Island. Friendly professional staff. A pleasure to dine there
Old favorite. Never disappoints. Lovely meal. Great service. Great suggested wine. Great pacing.
All around incredible
We often take the expression "fine dining" with a pinch of salt when used by the restaurant to describe themselves......but, there is no question that this beautiful little restaurant, tucked away in the corner of an exquisite mall in Edgartown, MV fits the bill and then some. The rooms (smallish main, bar area, various outdoor seating options, are all intimate and very comfortable. The service is both professional and warm, and unusually enthusiastic about the chef's abilities. I have a feeling that you could order almost anything on the menu and be delighted beyond your expectations. We had some scallops that were a delicious appetizer, and they were an "appetizer" - not meal killer. The braised short ribs were like butter, and the flavors of the ribs and the accompanying risotto were subtle and delicious. We wish the were closer to were we lived (San Diego) - a reason to return to Martha's Vineyard. Do NOT miss this place if you visit Edgartown, and reserve well in advance.
It was a very satisfying experience. Everything was excellent the food, the service, the ambiance was very good, we has the swordfish the cod and and the ribs. The cauliflower side dish was very special.
Detente has always been my favorite Martha's Vineyard restaurant. Last night confirmed that opinion. We had outside seating with heating lamp. Setting was beautiful, service exceptional and food delicious/beautifully presented, as usual.
Fantastic cuisine, beautifully presented and cooked to perfection!
Artichokes out of this world 👏 Great outdoor setting too! We loved all our dishes and are only sorry Détente closed next week for the season. But we will be back!
Great experience from start to finish. Servers were excellent and food exceptional. Had the panzanella salad, rack of lamb, and blueberry bread pudding. Every bite was delicious and memorable.
Service and ambiance are lovely. Food presentation and flavor didn’t live up to my expectations. Thought it would be more like Persimmon in Providence but not. Fairly large portions. Nice wine list.
Top shelf food and service. Looking forward to going back.
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
Détente Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 627-8810.
Détente Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 452 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.