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Détente Restaurant, Edgartown, MA

Détente Restaurant

4.7
4.7
452 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Due to social distancing indoor reservations are currently limited. If you can't find what you're looking for on OpenTable, please call us at 508-627-8810 and we will help you with your reservation over the phone.

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 627-8810

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Crowell

  • Private party facilities

    Our dining rooms and patio can be booked for private parties. Please call us at 508-627-8810 for information.

  • Private party contact

    Suzanna Crowell: (508) 627-8810

  • Neighborhood

    Edgartown

  • Cross street

    Between N. Water and N. Summer St.

  • Parking details

    Please allow yourself plenty of time for parking.

  • Public transit

    Closest bus stop: Church St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 452 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  2. J

    Jojo

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Best food on the Island. Friendly professional staff. A pleasure to dine there
  3. AK

    AndrewK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old favorite. Never disappoints. Lovely meal. Great service. Great suggested wine. Great pacing.
  4. LA

    LizA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around incredible
  5. JS

    JulianS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  6. EB

    EstherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  7. SD

    SDEG

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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. Never disappoints!
  8. H

    Harp28

    New York Area

    266 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    266 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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!
  9. DY

    DarinY

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  10. r

    robertab

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    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.
  11. BL

    BillyLou

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top shelf food and service. Looking forward to going back.
  12. YL

    YanL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food in the romantic setting. Highly recommend!
  13. t

    theaccidentalgourmand

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is an excellent addition to the dining scene in Edgartown! Creative, delicious food served by a friendly and willing staff. Highly recommend.
  14. JE

    JEC502

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional. Entrees were prepared with seasonal ingredients
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, wonderful staff, bit noisy inside sadly
  16. NH

    NancyH

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing dinner we have had on Island. Robert and Alexandra wee awesome!
  17. M

    Marigrace

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hoped to eat outside, but could not. But the inside environment was pleasant. The halibut was fanastic!
  18. a

    andream

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait service!
  19. LL

    LorriL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Late dinner for us but delicious food and drinks! Would definitely recommend!
  20. L

    Louisd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  21. NE

    NatE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    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.
  22. o

    outandaboutdiners

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant! We have had an excellent experience every time we have dined here!! Just perfection!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food, okay service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Detente was excellent. Food was creative and well prepared. Waitress knew the menu well. It was a great night.
  25. J

    Jojo

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food on the Island and beyond. Great service and wonderful ambience. Very well run restaurant
  26. T

    Tulanearchi

    London

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    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!
  27. SM

    ShirleyM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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.
  28. LV

    LaurenV

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, ambiance and service!!
  29. GM

    GlimmerMV

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  30. Z

    Zacharyhay

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Food and cocktails were great. Will return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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.
  32. PB

    PamelaB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  33. M

    Moff

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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!
  34. R

    Redbird

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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.
  35. SQ

    SusyQ

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, delicious food and attentive service!
  36. JW

    JamesW

    New England

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    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.
  37. j

    jackpot

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  38. p

    patriceb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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 !!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the beat meals we’ve had on the Vineyard.
  40. LC

    LynneC

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Détente Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 627-8810.

Détente Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between N. Water and N. Summer St.

  • Neighborhood

    Edgartown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Please allow yourself plenty of time for parking.

  • Public transit

    Closest bus stop: Church St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Crowell

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (508) 627-8810

  • Private party facilities

    Our dining rooms and patio can be booked for private parties. Please call us at 508-627-8810 for information.

  • Private party contact

    Suzanna Crowell: (508) 627-8810

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