L'ETOILE RESTAURANT

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$50 and over
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French
Please:
• let us know if you prefer to dine inside our dining room, or on our tented patio.
~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.
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C
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at L’ETOILE was perfection as always. Food delicious and elegantly presented. Service impeccable.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely and delicious! We enjoyed the flavorful food and the service was excellent! Highly recommend! Amazing food!

C
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very, very good, but unfortunately it did not live up to the Hype. Our wait person was perfunctory but not exceptional. The decor was also not exceptional / slightly modern and a bit chintzy - the banquet seating along the wall was thin, the artwork a bit spare, bright and modern for the space, and the ambience was not nearly as sumptuous as I expected. For that location, age of the building and hype, I expected candle light and rich furnishings. Finally, there is no 'entrance' to the restaurant. The front door is a nondescript screen door and a very plain door like you'd find at a boardinghouse and is almost invisible from the street. A beautiful, welcoming (red?!) door that invites you up the walk and into the restaurant would make a huge difference. We ranked both Detente and Alchemy above L'etoile in decor and food. High end establishments should deliver in more than just the food.

YO
New York Area
191 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our yearly trip to Martha’s Vineyard wouldn’t be complete without dinner at L’Etoile. Everything is always so delicious and beautifully prepared and the staff couldn’t be more friendly and attentive. Their wine selection is excellent and the cocktails devine. And whatever you do, don’t miss their desserts! Out of this world!! Look forward to going back every year.

P
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best overall restaurant in Edgartown. For great food great service and fine dining there is no better combination. For, week end visitors, summer people to year round residents this is the favorite.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Im very impressed by the food and ambience. The food is to die for and the attention to detail is impeccable. Definitely will be coming back.

R
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

While the food and ambiance were outstanding, the service was really bad. We ordered cocktails and a bottle of wine-which took over 15 to deliver. It was a long wait before the wait staff came back to take our order, followed by an agonizing wait to actually have the orders delivered. We had planned to follow our dinner with a dessert and after dinner drinks, but inasmuch as we had arrived at our 7:30 reservation and it was then 9:45, we decided to go across the street to the ice cream shop. What a shame to have such a beautiful place with wonderful food only to have it ruined by long waits.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting/pairing was superb!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

TN
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining was lovely as was the ambiance. Wait staff were excellent. An average of $21 for a glass of wine was more than I wanted to pay. Had we not been given a $100 gift certificate, we would not have made this reservation.

DP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food with multiple levels of tastes/flavors with every mouthful...could have been at a restaurant in France ( and we go to France annually) Service very knowledgeable and helpful...A great way to celebrate our anniversary and get in the mood for our trip to France next week

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dinner was reserved as part of an Engagement celebration! The services was outstanding and we were greeted with congratulations and with excitement! Such an amazing experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience at L'Etoile. Excellent food and service.

J
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic as was the food, will definitely come back again!!

p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening with delicious food. Great service. One problem was the large table right by us. So loud and annoying. Nothing was done to ask them to keep it down.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As lovely a meal as it gets. Very classy, elegant, and satisfying

DB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food overpriced and lobster over sauced. The filet was dry and tasteless.

DG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! The best lobster I have ever had. Fantastic value for the quality of the food & atmosphere. The drinks were just as good!

OT
New England
192 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L’etoile is a perfect restaurant for celebrating with friends and family. Marybeth one of the servers is outstanding! She makes the dining experience special. They have a prix menu as well as plates and main entrees. Cocktails are fantastic and Michael the chef does a great job consistently!! One word, DELICIOUS!!

MV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, excellent selection of sides and garnishes.

g
San Diego
91 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant several times and I have never had a bad meal always wonderful!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every respect. Pricey. But excellent.

M
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a wonderful evening. The food was delicious. Our waitress courteous and prompt. Will definitely be back for another evening here before leaving the Island.

L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Food delicate and flavorful.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place ever .
Everyone is sweet and amazing but MB is the best 💕

EP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. We sat outside and the landscaping was beautiful. We had the lobster entree and filet mignon special, beginning with the cheese platter. Everything was delicious. Service was wonderful. Kara took wonderful care of us. We will continue to make L’Etoile an annual stop on vacation. Thank you!

SF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have had in my life. I highly recommend. Romantic, classy, and superb quality.

B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server pushed the special over the fixed price menu, thus nearly doubling the cost to us , to nearly $400 for 2 people. And the Scotch pour was really stingy.
On the other hand the food was delicious and the foie gras divine.

CS
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really the winner here. Felt like the atmosphere was a bit stuffy, even though we were well aware that this restaurant is at the top end of upscale. It was an enjoyable meal, but not sure it was worth the price, especially with all the great restaurants on the island.

JE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great intimate spot for an anniversary dinner. The food was amazing and a great selection of wines. Expensive but worth it.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first trip to L’étoile was for my wife’s birthday and from the front desk greeting to the table location to the service to the food it was a night to remember and to be repeated many times. we had the tasting menu so we could get a feel for a range of dishes. All of hem were superb, which of course makes it all the more delightfully difficult to choose next time!

MS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. It's the place to go for a special meal on the Vineyard.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner at L’Etoile. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in years. The Lobster Etuvee was fresh and delicious, the wine list was superb, and the chocolate peanut butter bombe dessert was amazing. A very special night out!

KA
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lobster I have ever eaten! The service was impeccable. The food divine. I am glad we did not miss this restaurant in Edgartown.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful.evening with great food, attentive service and a perfect California wine for the occasion.

L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu paired with wines as suggested by our waiter.
Everything was outstanding!

S
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to The Star, and very good choice for quiet Friday night dinner in Edgartown Martha's Vineyard. Recommend it for a lovely meal in a pleasant period home. The menu offers interesting choices and our lobster was excellent, poached in butter and Chardonnay. While the wine list is pricey, there are nice selections in the under $70 range, especially in whites, if you spend a few minutes searching for it. Would recommend it. John & Judy, Sparks MD

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, pictures attached, went for a date night, great service, romantic ambiance, would recommend, I have celiac, the my were extremely helpful and accommodating.

S
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spectacular menu....

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DW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent as we celebrated our 50th anniversary.

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