The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn

4.6
282 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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, 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
Adam Brown
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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
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 282 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A memorable dining experience. Looking forward to our next visit. Will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Requested an outdoor table which they said was available. Arrived to be seated indoors. AC was too high and was told they would not turn it down I was offered a sport coat although it was my wife who already had her sweater on. Several other patrons asked the same and were turned down. Overall food was good but the whole experience was a little stuffy.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Anniversary dinner!!!!

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2.0Dined on August 7, 2018

This restaurant really fell below expectations and all the positive reviews on line. Our party of four visited on a Thursday in August. There were only 3 or 4 tables filled. The first thing we were told was that there we no mashed potatoes which apparently caused a few entrees to be off the list. Have they never heard of substitutions? our waitress was very slow in spite of the low number of customers. Bread basket never came we had to ask. Food in general was okay but not remarkable. when we were on our way out the Inn host did not reply when we offered our comments about our poor experience. I would pass on this restaurant and find another .

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Wonderful Service and ambience

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Everything was amazing, other customers were not keen on our party having a good time which made us feel uncomfortable but c’est la vie

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

This venue continues to be one of my favorites on the Vineyard. The chef did a fine job with meat and fish, the salads, and dessert. The wine list had only a few reasonably priced offerings of top quality wines and the very expensive ones were so marked up in price as to make them unattractive. The restaurant was very sparsely populated at the earlier hours, the only ones when we could get a reservation. It filled up a couple or hours later, but I cannot see the justification for making people come at 5 when there are plenty of empty tables at 6 or 6:30.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Another fine experience at the Charlotte Inn. The staff is very consistent year to year and it’s nice to see all the servers again. The food is artistically presented. The chef is very accommodating to allergies and nothing is lost during the modification. Our server was very knowledgeable about the ingredients. I loved that our meals were served on antique dishes and my cocktail was delivered in antique glass.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Fine dining at its best. Smart and creative chef. Impeccable service. Beautiful room setting. A classic we will revisit in next trip to vineyard.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The Charlotte Inn is a special place. We’ve been going to the Terrace at the Charlotte Inn for dinner for a number of years and love the ambiance. The food and service are always excellent. We reserve the Charlotte Inn every summer when we visit Edgartown with our boat and will continue to go back. The restaurant and Inn have an old world charm and the owner pays attention to every detail. It’s elegant, charming and delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Always a favorite of ours. Service is always outstanding and
they make returning customers feel especially welcome.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Excellent halibut

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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

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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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Everything was beautiful

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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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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

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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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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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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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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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

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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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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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

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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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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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