Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn

4.4
443 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Woods is a hidden gem on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Tucked away deep in the woods of pastoral West Tisbury at the end of a long, windy road, Woods offers one of the most unique and whimsical dining experiences on the island.

The menu re-invents and re-defines classical New England dishes. A comprehensive wine and beer list is also offered.



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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 443 people are saying
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4.3
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vipMeghanM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming restaurant. The food, atmosphere, service -- everything was wonderful. A very special place to celebrate our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Woods created a great outdoor dining experience for these times. The scallop ceviche and short ribs were particularly delicious. A very good experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service!

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Wrightshouse
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woods at Lambert's Cove Inn was a wonderful dining experience for us. The setting ~ outdoors and integrated with the beautiful gardens was excellent! The food and service were excellent. It's clear that the chef has taken great care to present interesting and delicious preparation of local produce and ingredients. Service was friendly and attentive. Our server knew when to engage and never intruded.

We had not planned this dinner, but chose the Inn that afternoon becuase it was our last evening on MV and we were looking for something different and memorable. Mission accomplished!

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AnthonyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding in every way! The outdoor dining area was by far the most romantic I've ever seen, and the food and service were outstanding!

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MADiner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife and I came here on a Saturday night early fall 2020. The outdoor garden is spacious with lots of open air and tables appeared to be at least six feet (if not more than) apart. My wife and I are not gourmet diners by any stretch of the imagination, so coming here was quite a treat. We both had carrot soup, regular salads, vegetable pasta (there's a fancier name for it on the menu) and a brownie dessert. I'm not much of a vegetable soup person so I was not excited for it - but apparently good chefs know how to make good carrot soup. Our service was prompt and the server was nice/very pleasant. For colder weather, there's giant heat lamps. We had one next to us (slough I noticed a few tables didn't have them). The ambiance is superb. The pics on the website show only day time pics. But the lights at night are stunning. We'd certainly come back again.

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vipJules
New England
47 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner celebrating our 23rd anniversary

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MVtourist
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing, the ambiance was quiet and relaxing. If our review was based solely on that, Woods would get 5 stars. Our issue was that we never received the salads. For the amount we spent on the dinner, it's such a simple thing that should not have been missed. Also, our dinner lasted 2 hours and we were alone in the garden at the end of the night. Several tables around us had customers arrive later and get their food before us.

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Discerningpalette1
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We recently dined at Woods and given the current concerns with social distancing and protocol we were very comfortable and felt safe. I had the lobster clam cake dinner and it was lovingly prepared with sweet corn and sausage and my scallop ceviche was also fresh and herb infused. My husband enjoyed the clear broth chowder and bass.
The dessert was good a panda citta with blueberries and balsamic ( a little heavy on balsamic). The value was good not great and hence we are giving a four star not a five star rating. Portion size was small.

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DaveA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Nice place, food was satisfactory, but the price was completely out of line. $95 for a four course prix fix meal was twice what it was worth.

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viptheydonbois
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting in beautiful gardens outdoors, delicious dishes, wonderful, attentive service, and a very romantic evening.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Perhaps because it was after the high season, in September, but the staff seemed quite inept, especially when it came to serving wine. The ambience on the other hand was lovely. Very sophisticated low key vocal music, natural wood decor and lots of windows overlooking lovely gardens, which we could see even at night, due to the lovely lighting. Food was great to fabulous, however, on top of a prix fixe charge of $100, the $10 surcharge for lobster, seemed over the top, when all that was served was less than half of a lobster, just one claw and half the body. Overall, left with a good, but mixed impression.

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AndreaP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience was amazing. We sat outside in the garden. It was great!

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vipJasonW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our server was gruff, and seemed rushed. Ordered a bottle of wine, and we were served from two left over half bottles of wine without being asked if it was okay, or being allowed to taste first.

The food was excellent... Amazing oysters, perfectly balanced salad,, superb burrata, perfectly done salmon, and a very good short rib.

The decor and sound baffling are very well thought out. Maybe just an off night for the server?

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Roberto
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food came from a few selections on a prix fixe menu. Our group tried almost all the selections and were impressed by all. The service was excellent, attentive but not obtrusive. Finally, there was a disconnect between the wine served and that billed. The staff corrected the billing in our favor with no hesitation. We were very impressed.

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Mortenveld
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The food was very very good, but we didn't know ahead of time it was a Pre Fixe priced menu. It was also quite dark in the restaurant. They would do well to add white "christmas" lights to the trees inside. This was one of the first times we've eaten indoors since Covid- it was spaced apart well, and windows were open throughout for ventilation. It would have been pretty cold that night to sit outside as there were not many heating lamps.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with lovely ambiance.

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vipHinghamHarbor
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our entrees were delivered to the table in the middle of our second course. I stated they must be for someone else because only 1 was correct. They insisted it was right and left one. I had to wait 25 minutes for my entree to arrive
Management did not even apaolgize

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vipJoeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot! Terrific, tasty, locally sourced food! Wonderful wine list and attentive, knowledgeable service. A must!

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vipRayb
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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ashley
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The people and ambiance was super. The food was good but not great. Expected better for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. We sat in the gorgeous garden. The server was possibly the best I’ve ever seen- she completely understood allergy needs and knew all the ingredients on the menu. We had amazing panna cotta, and couldn’t identify a subtle flavor- and she knew it was just a smudge of very good balsamic vinegar on the berries. It’s prix fixe this summer ($100). It is worth it!

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vipssss
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the tables on the lawn are so charming during covid. the tables in part of the tent lack ambiance. be sure to know where you’re seated

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It felt like drive through fine dining without drive through prices. If I had the choice to choose between lighting $500 on fire or this experience, I’d pick the fire.

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Souza
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend everyone trying this place! Everything was perfect.

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JosephA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

There is no warning but eating here is a $95 per person set menu so don't plan to eat there unless you are ready to spend over $150 a head. The food was pretty good but not worth the price. The service seemed to be trying to be very high end but definitely not achieving as we waited for 10 minutes before anybody tried to seat us and felt like we were getting pressured into buying extras as well as asked to wait to order even when we said we were ready. The seating it self was nice as they have tables set up in the garden but it was very dark. I would not go back even if I could afford it.

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EatWithDignity
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

$95 Pre-Fixe menu the night I went. So budget $130-$150 per person. A mandatory four course meal for two people seemed aggressive in terms of portions. Party of more than 5 next to us were given an accommodation to split the appetizer, salad and mains. Food was worth it. Even the vegan options were exceptional. Felt at times the sell was aggressive. Dont look at wait staff here they come up to you and ask if you have been helped. She came over because I stared, odd interaction.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor setting for our 5th wedding anniversary with friends. I like the concept of the four course pre- fix menu but I wish there had been more choices and greater explanation on the menu of each item. For the appetizer there were 2 soups and raw oysters. My friends loved the oysters but I don't care for them and really didn't feel like soup on a hot summer night, though one was chilled, and so some other option would have been appreciated, maybe tuna tartar? The salad was small but good though I would have liked more lettuce versus raw vegetable, but the ingredients were fresh and tasty. Three options for the entrees and my friends enjoyed the salmon and steak. The pasta was good, but no parm was offered and it needed it, and green beans were under cooked. We opted to bring our own wine and paid the $30 corkage fee as we had some really special bottles we wanted to drink, this was great and appreciated. Great service too by Benetta!

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vipWendieL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love going to farm to table restaurants. This was such a special place between the food, great decor and the alpacas. Our favorite part was the daughter of the owner took us on a special tour of the animals and showed us the games to oaky while we waited for the taxi. This is a very special place for all!

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vipCherylD
Poconos
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time with a wonderful server. The food was delicious and the English Garden atmosphere was beautiful. We will definitely go again and were so pleased to find this Island gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Food was delicious

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

They are not able to provide great service, but the setting and food are outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. They do a great 4 course tasting menu for dinner and all courses were so tasty. We all left saying we would definitely eat there again and speaking about how good the food was. Wait staff was polite, attentive and all around great. We sat outside in the garden, made for a great outdoor dining experience and perfect for the current social distancing regulations, but would have been great even for a ‘regular’ night. Overall great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I think it would be good for the venue to share they only have prefix menu option and it’s a 2hr dining experience minimum with no option for a la carte upon reservation. Other than it’s a lovely spot a bit off beaten path. For dinner dining it would be good to have more lighting on so you can see what you are eating outside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect! The outdoor garden and grounds were beautiful. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine. The food was superb—so fresh and clean. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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RajeevJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Awesome. Superb. Best on the island.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience, ambiance and overall dinner was much more than what I expected. Staff was highly accommodating making sure that the outdoor experience is exactly what I came there for. Highly recommended!

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PenelopeC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible! Everyone in our party of 4 ordered something different. Everyone was oooing and awhhhing over every bite. Went 2x in a week. The ambiance is incredible. The most beautiful setting for dinner on MV.

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KarenB
Anchorage
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, prix fix menu was delish, service was rough at first but got better as the evening went on. Our waitress was wonderful and very apologetic about the wait.

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vipMatty
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The outdoor set up was beautiful but the service was terrible and the food was not worth the inflated fix price set up.

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Woods at Lambert’s Cove Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 443 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.