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Great food. Inexperienced wait staff. Put food on table with no explanation.
Food was creatively prepared, plated, fresh and delicious! Chef de cuisine is one of the best, if not the best on the island!
Service was pleasant, welcoming and accommodating.
A gem in vineyard haven. Don't miss it if you are visiting and dine regularly if you are lucky enough to live here!
Wonderful meal!! Will tell friends!
A lovely atmosphere and some of the best food and service on the island. Not a surprise that this is not their first restaurant. Vineyard haven needed this!
My first visit to Garde East was about two weeks ago. I was very favorably impressed with the ambiance, service, and food so that I invited one couple for dinner on Sunday. They shared my enthusiasm and --being the Vineyarders --said Garde East is the very best restaurant on the island. I will, happily, go back.
This restaurant has consistently delivered this year...food and service. Well managed and aims to please. Don't go expecting a bargain (no place in MV is a bargain) but it is in line with all other restaurants of its caliber. The portions are nice sized and well presented.
We had a lovely evening with friends, perched on a porch overlooking the harbor. The menu was a delightful mix of choices, and all the plates we sampled among the four of us were imaginative and well prepared. An unusually good choice for waterfront dining.
Creative menu, great presentation and dishes were all delicious. Very charming setting.
Great place, one of the nicest places on Island. Terrific food and helpful and friendly staff. We will be back.
The service was the most outstanding feature of the evening along with wonderful views of the harbor. The wine selection was endless. I would of liked to have a few more selecting options On the menu.
Overall great night.
amazing, the best high end meal i had on mv
Servers should pay more attention to basic needs...empty glasses etc Sell more wine!!!
Fabulous meal. Creative and fun. Highly recommended. The chef has true talent.
We enjoyed the food at the restaurant but all tables were not full so we figured we would get good service...one of our diners spilled their water on the table...there was no urgency on the wait staff's part to clean it up nor did they attempt to replace the bread that got wet. We had to ask 3 times for it.
My halibut was delicious but cold. The other diners enjoyed their meals...
We dined at Garde East twice within three days! The first experience was excellent, even on a cloudy evening the view and service were lovely and the food excellent. Second evening we enjoyed a sunset and moon rise. Service is attentive and knowledgeable. A bibb salad with hazelnuts, blue cheese and pancetta was both meaty and light and the duck while a bit cool due to the kitchen being on a different floor across the way had excellent flavors and just the right portion. Fish is their passion and the halibut and catch of the day were both outstanding. Don't miss the pomme frites or hazelnut dessert! Oh, did I mention the "beet & goat cheese" gnocchi - subtle superb flavors. Highly recommend - although would like to keep it a secret too!
Attentive service. Good food. Higher end wine list. Very Noisy & sometimes difficult to carry on a conversation @ your table.
Outstanding selection and the preparation was really excellent. It was a wonderful dining experience, as usual. We've been there before and will be back there again.
Excellent dinner from ambiance to flavors of the meal. Our selected wine was not available and another at same price point was suggested that was superb. Hazelnut dessert outstanding. Service consistent and attentive.
This was my first time dining at Garde East and it was a delightful experience. Four of us were together gathering for a friends dinner. My meal was the monk fish and escargots special which was delicious beyond delicious...such a creative combination. Our welcome was warm and our server equally warm, knowledgeable about the menu and gracious. Everyone agreed that this was a very good experience and we will recommend Garde East.
Every item on the menu that we ordered was exquisite. The sommelier was kind enough to treat us to a variety of liqueurs after our meal just for fun and for our own edification. The whole experience was delightful. Highly recommended.
Everything was both beautifully presented and incredibly original and tasty. Service was friendly and not intrusive. Ambiance is very pleasant. Nice that they have parking, too. Only drawback is very expensive. Very.
Our experience was just 'OK' went w a group of 4 - our server was partially checked out - maybe because other parties were ordering more alcohol/wine. She forgot us a few times. Also service was subject to residual summer supplemental workers who seemed poorly acculturated/ trained for hospitality work. The runners/busers were a bit stoic and shadowy. The food was mixed. Seafood was best - pork and pastas ok. But both fresh and cooked seafood overall was good.
Eve before we hit Beach Road (across street) and it was pricey and portions were small - but overall BR was v satisfying w great service + atmosphere.
Quality from start to finish. Dining at Garde East is truly a special experience. The service is exceptional; the food is fresh and made with local ingredients, and the wine list is expansive. This is a great addition to the dining scene and a must-try for anyone looking for an all-around great evening. Yes, the view is beautiful too, but go for the food first.
Halibut was a bit overdone & no longer hot but the sauce & seasoning was extraordinarily delicious. But a request for more bread -- the better to scoop up the sauce on a $38 dish -- had to be repeated 1/2 a dozen times. One diner's Monkfish with escargots arrived lukewarm. The server took it back and had it heated; ultimately it was very good. But better service expected at those prices.
I am accustomed to disappointing restaurant dining experiences on the island (overpriced, mediocre food). Garde East was NOT disappointing. I was truly surprised by the quality, taste and presentation of the platters. Our server Franklin was charming, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Garde East is a gem of a restaurant on the island. It's still quite an expensive night out...costing around $350 for dinner for 3 with wine and appetizers. But the octopus was delicious, my mom's tuna poke had hints of spice, and my pasta dish was creamy and just the right portion to fill me up after a work-out earlier in the day. The view over the harbor in Vineyard Haven is lovely. The decor of the restaurant and the ambience in the upstairs dining room was cozy and intimate without being too formal. Standing ovation to the chefs laboring in the kitchen downstairs...that was a delicious dinner.
Sadly the Vineyard has only a handful of really good restaurants, has now risen to the top of our list!
Very refreshing menu using local produce, excellent food especially the deserts, our waiter Franklin was fabulous, a true gem.
Excellent food overall; space over the yacht club was relatively quiet; beet gnochi and octupus outstanding; mussels weren't all as fresh as should have been; service was excellent.
Phenomenal meal and even better service. Highly recommend.
I really enjoyed this restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was superb. Every seat had a wonderful view of the bay. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone who like ambience and great cuisine.
Amazing service from very attentive waiter., who carefully explained every dish.
Wonderful views of the Marina., quite ambiance
I took my parents to Garde East for a nice end of summer meal. We have been to this location before when it was other restaurants and this is so far superior in ambiance and food! Love the new outdoor space for dining. Takes advantage of the special location on the water. Wine, beer and cocktail list was excellent but the food was spectacular. Will definitely be back.
Truly a unique culinary experience. We had local oysters but they we're disappointingly small. The Cod fish was fresh and very light with lemon and wine sauce, quite superb!
Too much time between courses.
Waiter didn't share the evenings specials...
Wait staff were not local people and not well trained for a restaurant at this level.
I would go back since the food was exceptional and hope the staff to be more attentive and the kitchen to be more On time .
Food was very good. Location on the harbor lovely & service was outstanding!
One of the best meals that I have had from a restaurant in a very long time! A selection that was as unique as it was delicious!
Excellent, flavorful dinner. Beautiful presentation. Had largest, tender mussels in a Thai broth, monkfish, beet gnocchi and halibut that were all outstanding, and super fresh. Waitstaff was great.
Thought Garde East was excellent but very expensive, which is why I ranked food value only 4 out of 5 stars. Our server was warm and friendly without being overbearing.
All in all, a lovely evening.
The portions are minuscule for the inflated price, way too expensive even for MV. They should offer valet parking, it's a problem.
This restaurant came highly recommended. It is a high price point. The service was spotty, and the timing of cocktails, bread , and courses was very slow. People were pleasant, the view was awesome but I would not return.
The food was spectacular ! We mainly ordered fish dishes and all were cooked perfectly. Creative menu. Excellent wine list. They have Jura wines which I love and are rare to find on menus.
Terrific place, great view.