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The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn

4.8
253 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 253 People Are Saying
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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Had an amazing evening!

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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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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Our experience at the Terrace turned out to be more about the experience and the setting than the food. Our meals, while very good were no match for the excellent level of service and the wonderful setting. All in all I would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful ambiance. The wait staff is excellent. Food was little spotty. Was hoping for perfect but it was not. Appetizer was just ok main courses had quite a few issues which could have ruined the whole night but staff reacted properly. Overall a very very nice restaurant and we will give it another try.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

If you at Martha's Viveyard, you need to come here if a dining experiance is what you are lookin for. My wife and I have dined at some very good places in Europe and the US. The Terrace is in our top five. It was flawless.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We went here to celebrate at birthday. The atmosphere was great, nice cozy place. We were given the choice and chose to be seated out on the patio...again very nice but we we sitting on patio furniture which collapsed under a person at the next table. A very nice place but be sure to check the menu as it is limited. Price was not an issue for us but the portions were on the small side. Though the staff was kind an courteous, the wait between courses was rather long...at least for us.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Four of us had an excellent dinner at The Terrace recently. The dining room was full when we were seated at a corner table at 8 p m on a Tuesday night.
We ordered a round of cocktails and were allowed to enjoy them without being asked if we were ready to order, a nice change.
I ordered the wild salmon tartare to start and the scallops, which were the special. Both were delicious. The wine list is also very good. It was an excellent evening in a lovely setting. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2017

It was very nice but thought the prices were a bit
High.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Great, great, great, great, what more can I say?! The service is impeccable, my mouth is watering right now just thinking about the food, the place is immaculate, a class operation!

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service! Great Food! Just a great Place! With the Price!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Elegant dining room. Impeccably trained staff. Great food. We go there every summer for 20 years.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

What a fabulous restaurant for a special dinner!

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

We celebrate our anniversary every year here. The ambiance is wonderful and it feels very special. I was slightly disappointed with my beet salad which was over dressed and not particularly flavorful. The lamb did not disappoint and the dessert was excellent. Overall it was a lovely meal.

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3.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Our first time visiting this lovely spot. Ambiance was nice but we were surprised to find children in the dining room as the website said no one under the age of 14. We were not happy with the lobster dish and sent it back - twice - but the rest of the meal was very good. Service could have been a bit more attentive. Had to ask for a menu, ask for bread, ask for the wine to be poured and ask for the check and waited several minutes for all of this to be done. We were also surprised that there were tables open as they were not available to book online and yet many were empty the entire time of our visit.

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2.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Good ambiance, overrated in all other respects. Look elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Special place in a beautiful quaint inn. Food was delicious. We will absolutely return!

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3.0Dined on August 22, 2017

The Terrace is one of our favorite restaurants on and off island. Unfortunately Tuesday night was such a disappointment. We have come to the Charlotte Inn for over 30 years and never been disappointed till this week. Waitress was overwhelmed with too many tables, my lamb was extremely fatty with only four decent bites. They were indifferent to my feedback. We were truly sad walking out from one of our special places to dine.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Ambience was outstanding. Service was excellent.
Food was very good, however a bit to salty.

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