L'ETOILE RESTAURANT

4.8
498 Reviews
$50 and over
French

About

Please:
• let us know if you prefer to dine in our tented patio or on our front lawn
~seating preferences are not guaranteed, but we will do our very best to accommodate them~
• call us directly for parties of 5 or more
• no children under 6
• if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies that we should be aware of please let us know in advance so our kitchen can be prepared during service
• Should your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible, as there is a surcharge of $50 per person if a reservation is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Established in 1986, l'étoile is a vibrant modern restaurant located in a restored historic whaling captain's house on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The seasonally driven menu utilizes native ingredients from local farms, shellfish from the surrounding waters, and the best of fresh game birds, lamb and other meats sourced from sustainable off island vendors and farms.

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
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
What 498 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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DougS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Beautiful food, lovely and safe atmosphere, wonderful service. So glad we dined there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard. The food is always excellent, and the service is friendly and professional. The ambience of the tent with its lighting and heaters when necessary is very nice and comfortable. All protections are observed. Lovely restaurant.

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vipZITA
New England
242 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’etoile is so good we ate there the last two nights they were open for season. In fact, we ate there EVERY Saturday night throughout July to October when they closed! We felt very fortunate that they were able to open the summer under the Covid conditions. They did a great job.

L’etoile is a must if you’re eating out on Martha’s Vineyard!

The menu has something for every palate. Chef Michael provides a delicious cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I worried that L’Etoile would be stuffy and bougie, with conservative menu offerings. I was wrong! It is a sophisticated and subtly laidback place with knowledgeable and friendly staff. We enjoyed local oysters on the half shell (superb with inventive accompaniments); a gnocchi first course that amazed me: light and fluffy gnocchi that any Nonna would approve, with wonderful truffle and wild mushrooms; perfectly cooked duck breast and halibut mains. Finally, a true mousse au chocolat with cherries! All of this was expensive but totally worth it. Our waiter made great wine suggestions throughout. We will be back.

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ScottR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, really talented kitchen. Going back as soon as possible!

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vipchas
Charlotte
48 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our all time favorite...superb as always. Predictably perfect.

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vipSundogs
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience even with the Covid precautions.

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality of food and service was outstanding. Filet melted in your mouth.

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vipZITA
New England
242 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you only have time to go to one restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, L’etoile is a must!! The menu is varied and delicious. The servers are outstanding; attentive, knowledgeable, efficient and pleasant. They make eating “a dining experience.”

Chef Michael runs a tight ship and provides a most delicious cuisine!

We highly recommend L’etoile.

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SusanL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We truly appreciated the opportunity to enjoy fine dining, in a safe setting to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary. L’ETOILE did a very good job with the outdoor seating. Food was outstanding, and the service was lovely.
We will return next summer!

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LaurieS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'etoile is a special place and consistently provides a beautiful meal with outstanding service. We always have a fabulous experience and can't wait to go back!

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ienjoyfood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal in a warm lovely spot on the porch! The food was absolutely incredible and wine as well!!!!

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vipEverpower
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant on the Vineyard. The food and the service are exceptional.

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EllenP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and very COVID respectful. Dined on the open porch and it was warm enough that evening to be comfortable.

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Milano
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be among the best of the fine dining restaurants on Martha's Vineyard

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vipSkiandScubaFan
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Etoile set up a really wonderful outdoor tent to accommodate diners during COVID-19 restrictions. The day before our dinner I took a peek and was really impressed with how the outdoor terrace was turned into a very romantic place for dinner. I would like to mention that when we first arrived a the reserved time, the hostess attempted to seat us in a not so favorable table on the street front that was pretty uninspiring, no flowers on. the tables or decorative accents whatsoever, but I asked to be moved to the beautifully decorated main tent, which she did. After we had found the perfect table to enjoy our special dinner, we thoroughly did! The Gazpacho was tasty, my husband started with oysters. The Lobster Etuvee was to die for, I could have licked the plate (no, I did not...)! The whole dinner was delicious, our waitress friendly and attentive. L'Etoile is a bit pricier than many establishments in Edgartown but well worth it.

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vipBush
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It is difficult to rate a fine restaurant during Covid; outside dinning on a card table with partial tent covering but cold; food was cold; service friendly but slow. Maybe next year.

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froven
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about dinner was perfect except possibly the weather. I don’t often remember meals after a few days. This meal I remember all dishes in detail. Halibut and lamb chops cooked perfectly. Delicious crisp and flavorful spinach’s salad. Tender octopus with strong flavors and of course the Sea Salt Caramel gelato with multiple sauces and glazed nuts.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal even the wind storm couldn’t take away from it.

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JaneB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The gnocchi was superb and the etuvée of lobster was as good as my best memories of that dish in the past. To pull this off in difficult pandemic times is impressive.

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Nora
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at L’Etoile every year since it opened. It has consistently been the best restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard. You will not be disappointed.

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vipRuthE
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb ambiance , wonderful food and great waiters. It’s a must if you plan to visit Nantucket.

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VirginiaW
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous, the duck is outstanding. The service is knowledgeable and friendly. The ambience is absolutely outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had to date! Beautiful setting outside with the lights and lanterns in the tents. My table ordered the steaks, duck breast, and fresh caught tuna - all entrees were delicious! This place has a spot at the top of many restaurant lists for a reason.

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vipZITA
New England
242 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’etoile is 5 star in every measurable quality, food, service and ambiance,
family friendly.

If you are visiting Martha's Vineyard, make this restaurant a must on your list.
There's something for everyone on the menu and the cocktails are fantastic!
The vegetables are from a local farm, very fresh! Chef Michael always offers a
special.

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WilliamD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was outstanding. Chef Michael Brisson & team are the best!

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vipCoogs
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and excellent service! Reflecting on outdoor dining however: a tent with closed sides and our table’s proximity to a large and exuberantly partying table gave us concern in retrospect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Foie Gras was charred which I’ve never had before. We will be back!

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TerryK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening for our anniversary outside on the lawn. Good to see the staff and customers still providing great service and being cognizant of COVID concerns.

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KyleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent. We enjoyed the gnocchi, short ribs, lobster entree and duck and everything exceeded our expectations

JB
JamesB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My favorite on the island ! You can never go wrong here. I think they were a little understaffed for this night I was there a little to long on service but that's not the normal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delightful...amazing flavors!!!

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MargaretF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Etoile is one of my & my husband's favorite restaurants. Perfect for our wedding anniversary every year- still wonderful- Despite Covid precautions, food, service & atmosphere remain excellent- and they adhere to all safety precautions.

JM
vipJulesMacrae
New England
49 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thanks for a wonderful dinner celebrating our 23rd anniversary

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BridgetT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Island everything was perfect especially the waitress👍👍

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AnnB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Pappardelle was outstanding. And the service was great. We so very happy to be outside and under the tent. Beautiful evening and wonderful way to spend our anniversary. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipMDannaher
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special treat this beautiful restaurant experience was!!

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vipPhrankPhilly
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been on a two week trip celebrating our anniversary with another couple. We have been eating the dinners down the coast from Bar Harbor to the Vineyard and after our dinner here, it unanimously topped the charts at number 1. Both men had the Lamb Choos and the ladies had the Surf and Turf. Both to perfection I started with the Grilled Octopus and the the other couple had the Foie Agra’s. Perfect. We ended it with the Peach, Rhubarb and Blueberry Cobbler No anniversary dinner is with without Champagne and Laurent Perrier was the perfect touch. It wasn’t cheap, but Kayla provided incredible service and the food was just perfectly cooked with incredible flavors.

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vipNeilO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Needs to be 10% better and 5% less expensive. Also some tables are basically in their garden (in the bushes).

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vipPaulN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way

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L'ETOILE RESTAURANT is rated 4.8 stars by 498 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.

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