The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn

4.6
269 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Some of New England’s most acclaimed cuisine is found at The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn. Classic American cuisine showcases many ingredients from Martha’s Vineyard’s own farms and seas, and its bounty of local gardens. Sumptuous meals are presented amidst stunning surroundings. Whether it is by flickering candlelight in the glass-paned conservatory dining room, or beneath the stars on a terrace enclosed by ivy-covered lattice, there is no more romantic or elegant setting in which to enjoy an evening. The Terrace serves dinner to the public nightly in season; this setting is most appropriate for adults and children over the age of 14 as to ensure a quiet, romantic setting for our guests. Having run the Relais & Chateaux hotel for over 40 years, The Charlotte Inn is delighted to now own and operate The Terrace. Executive Chef Justin Melnick has quickly established a dedicated following of regular guests, and is a must-try restaurant for anyone visiting Martha's Vineyard.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Continental, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday off season, Nightly in-season 5:30 pm

If you do not see a time you would desire, please contact us directly as our online reservations are limited. Thank you.
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Phone number
(508) 627-6227
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Justin Melnick
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Catering
Private luncheons available in our dining room upon request.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Parking available on public streets and in municipal lot diagonally across street. We gladly assist handicapped patrons with a side path entrance and private parking - please notify us in advance if possible in such circumstances.
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Public transit
MVTA Church Street / Downtown Edgartown
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Entertainment
Visit MVOL.com for our holiday menus!
http://www.mvol.com/directory/restaurants/?searchby=town&id=3
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DK
3.0Dined 4 days ago

Ambiance was outstanding...five star. Food was very good, not great. Service was fine until they got busy...had to ask for more bread, only refilled water glasses once, even though we were charged for a bottle of sparkling water. Lengthy wait time for desert menu and check. Hostess called and confirmed reservation and went out of her way to make sure I was aware of their dress code. People showed up in shorts and T shirts...what dress code?? When you are a Relais & Chateaux establishment you can't screw up,,,,everything has to be perfect! Hope they get their act together because it is and absolutely gorgeous and romantic spot for dinner.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Very lovely experience. Food and service are excellent. It’s a lovely, and expensiveevening

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OT
2.0Dined on July 6, 2018

A favorite restaurant that we dine at every year. The service was amazing as always, however, the food this year was a disappointment - pasta noodles were clumped together and the steak lacked flavor.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Really great all the way around. This place is not for kids but we had my very quite 7 year old and went early and they were grate about it. But if your kid can’t sit still for 2 hours I recommend going somewhere else. The food and the service was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We love the Terrace and our waiter JP could not have been better. After a little snafu with the lamb chops, my husband ordered a sirloin and it was superb just like all of the other meals we’ve always had at the Terrace. If you want something special, try The Terrace. You’ll be glad you did!!

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AS
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

A fine meal in a beautiful setting. A pretty pricey evening but great for a special occasion. Terrific staff and service.

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GO
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

It was a wonderful experience. The food was exceptional. The staff are very friendly. Make sure you order the chocolate cake.

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K
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

This is hands down the best restaurant ever. The food is absolutely amazing and the ambiance is superb. It is an absolute jewel.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Food was very average. Jeremy our waiter was very professional

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B
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was very good. Our only complaint is that they were unwilling or unable to use Opentable Dining Rewards despite taking Opentable reservations.

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L
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great ambience. Food is very ordinary but is well prepared. The menu is ordinary and the dishes are not very creative. Better food can be had for a fourth the price at many other restaurants.

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BO
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Ambiance is perfect as is service and food. Quiet and lovely!

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OT
3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Beautiful space and nice service , however, the food, the sautéed spinach which came with Filet mignon was tooooo salty as well as the gnocchi with duck confit. Still felt the salty taste until next morning.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Amazing staff!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything about this meal, location, and service was extraordinary.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Every aspect of the Terrace was fabulous! The setting and decor, our server James, and the food were all of the highest quality. A Vineyard must!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

A beautiful bed-and-breakfast with great food,
service and ambience.

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ZB
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Highly recommended for a special occasion. My wife and I had an amazing time dining here for our anniversary. Very authentic, amazingly decorated.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Beautiful place. Great service and excellent food/meal! Will definitely be back on our next visit to MV

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The Charlotte Inn is a remarkable haven of quality and refinement and the Terrace restaurant was the most exquisite relaxing and charming venue for dinner ...after 10 minutes I thought I was back in Edwardian London

The food was exceptionally good and I retired to bed replete and consoled

Thank you so much

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OT
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

One of our very favorites on The Vineyard. They never disappoint us.

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MV
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

On an off season Sunday evening, we were the only guests for dinner and had the cozy library room completely to ourselves.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful wonderful wonderful as always. Chef was amazing and super creative. Service is always on point. Couldn’t ask for better ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful family birthday celebration with our family. Everything was perfect including a very special cake made in house.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I booked this place for our first wedding anniversary and the food from the appetizers to the main course till the desert that came out was exquisite.

The staff was super friendly and the chef did an amazing job with my fillet mignon.

Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Martha’s Vineyard

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The dining room is an eclectic mix of foliage, art and memorabilia. From the moment you arrive in the door you enjoy this beautiful structure. We were asked if we would like to enjoy a drink by the fireplace, but chose to go directly to our table. Wait staff is pleasant, informative and accommodating. The off season Prix Fixe Menu had something to please most everyone. Since it changes weekly I won't go into details of our choices, but will say that nothing disappointed. A wonderful experience and we will certainly return when visiting Martha's Vineyard.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent, as usual. Elegant and comfortable venue. Attentive service. Delicious food, impeccably presented. We plan to return again and again.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

I was disappointed that the amount of food was so small. I actually went home hungry. It is too bad as I really like this venue. I have been here several times in the past and I have not had this problem. I hope they can improve.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

A wonderful experience! Friendly greeting--made us feel like we were the only people in the rwstaurant. Great service abd excellent food! We ll be back!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent ambiance for a romantic evening. Dining room is cozy and elegant.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Bravo to the chef. Ambience is exceptional, service is superb and it always a winner. Not to be missed on Martha's Vineyard

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Elegant dining experience from start to finish and our server, James, could not have been more accommodating.

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2017

It is actually hard to put this experience into words. They are aiming for "proper" according the the hostess. The place is quite stuffy - with a great deal of effort put into being arrogant. The place was deafeningly quiet and that is what they are working towards and are successful. Our waiter "James" tried to put a little lift into our dining experience - thanks James!!!

The food was OK. The skirt steak was beyond tough - but the scallops were cooked perfectly!! Albeit scallops on a butternut squash purée with fresh apple salad was just weird to me.

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BZ
5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service, wonderful food, nice atmosphere. A lot of neat historical artifacts to see in the front of the house

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

This restaurant is fine dining at its best. The staff was very professional and attentive without being too attentive. The food was outstanding. They have a prix fixe menu in the off season I believe. Three choices for appetizers, entrees and desserts. All very good. I had the scallops with a butternut squash puree. It was delicious! Subtle seasonings to bring out the flavors. All in all this is an exceptional restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

One of a kind eclectically decorated rooms in an antique house. Decorated with lovely paintings and antique furniture it is a visual delight. Although bread was forgotten and we had to ask water to be refilled, overall the staff were caring and willing to fulfill any request. The experience was truly over the top and lots of fun. Looking forward to visit again!

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R
5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

As always a great dining experience. Summer or winter this restaurant is one of the best not only on Martha's Vineyard but one of the best I have experienced. The ambiance is only topped by the food and very attentive but not smothering attention to customers by all employees. Last night I was disappointed to have missed the best member of the staff, the beloved golden retriever, who had already retired for the evening. I'll have to go back soon!!

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t
5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Had an amazing evening!

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DG
5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

My wife and I have travelled through out the world.This is one of the best restaurants that we have had the pleasure to dine.{ expensive but really amazing}

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

We absolutely loved the terrace! The room was lovely with my favorite soft music playing. Our server, James, was knowledgeable and offered great ideas for our first visit. The drink and wine selection was very good. I chose the lobster duo which was outstanding! My husband selected the evening scallop special which was wonderful.
It was just such a special evening all around! I highly recommend!

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