The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn

4.8
395 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
The Terrace’s dedication to fine cuisine, impeccable service, & a warm, sophisticated ambiance offers the perfect complement to The Charlotte Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property. Chef Patrice Martineau's international & national award-winning experience includes the Chef de Cuisine position at Peter at the Peninsula in Tokyo, two-years as the youngest ever Executive Chef of the legendary London Savoy Hotel, & being Executive Chef for the The Montage in Beverly Hills. He has experienced a longtime relationship with world acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud. Serving as Chef de Cuisine, he managed the kitchen at Michelin-starred Daniel in Manhattan for several years. Chef Martineau’s French inspired menus celebrate the bounty of the island. Delicious food accompanies a fine wine, an elegant conservatory dining room, & each detail needed to create true luxury. We request guests dress mindfully of the fine-dining atmosphere. Not appropriate for children under 12.
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MaskedMan
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience4

Contrary to the Edgartown, MA Board of Health current (9/9/21) regulations regarding Covid that require masks for everyone, vaccinated or not, while indoors in public spaces, the wait staff at the Charlotte Inn were not wearing masks. At every other restaurant we ate at in Edgartown and all over Martha's Vineyard that week, the wait staff wore masks. So we were surprised when we arrived, and had we known in advance the wait staff would not be wearing masks, we would not have dined there, although we have enjoyed dining there in the past, since I have a compromised immune system. So patrons beware, the restaurant operator is more concerned about ambience than your health, or is just a (your choice of expletive}.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we were treated like royalty with complimentary champagne. The ambiance is magical, walking through a library in the inn to get to the restaurant.

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vipPaulaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and ambiance. We make it a point to go to The Terrace when we are on Martha’s Vineyard. I have dietary restrictions and the chef is very careful to make me a dinner that avoids my allergens and is absolutely delicious!
The setting is gorgeous and very romantic. Just the perfect restaurant!

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PaulaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn is beautiful and the food is excellent. The service is also first rate. However, I could not rate it 5 stars because of my concern for safety precautions during COVID. Every other establishment we visited on Martha's Vineyard required indoor masking and servers wore masks at restaurants. No employees wear masks here despite the fact that the restaurant had to close temporarily in August due to a COVID outbreak amongst its workers (see The Vineyard Gazette, August 26, 2021). We were really surprised to find that The Charlotte Inn and The Terrace don't exercise COVID precautions when there is a mandate from The Edgartown Department of Health. So, again, the food and service are great. You won't be disappointed there. It all depends on your comfort level. Had we known before, we would not have gone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Patrice consistently serves outstanding cuisine.
Superior to other local restaurants.
Thank you

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vipAdProf
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without exception—THE finest dining on Martha’s Vineyard. The Terrace excels in every aspect of the dining experience. The service to absolutely top-notch with truly professional wait staff and front of the house personnel. The food is superb. I has a Lobster special and it was spectacular. The Escargot was excellent and my wife’s scallops were perfect. A nice selection of wines by the glass also: We chose the Chateau Neuf du Pape and the bar service was great to. My martini was as cold as I would have normally made it.

Some people will balk at the cost, but you get what you pay for an much more at the Terrace at The Charlotte in Edgartown

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vipBernie21
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, lovely outside table buffered by garden

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Kevin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Food was amazing and a very special wine list.

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vipSangpei
New England
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful spot with excellent food and services. The cuisine is traditional French so if that’s your thing, go there!

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SherylT
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for 10th wedding anniversary and it was such a treat. alex was our server as she was delightful! The diver sole and filet were perfectly prepared! Nice wine list. Would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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vipDeeC
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary. We were acknowledged with a champagne toast! Nice touch! Food was amazing! I had the Dover Sole - never had it before - it was out of this world delicious! Can’t say enough about the staff and service - everything was amazing! Will definitely be back!

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vipEmilyH
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the full package. Impeccable service, food is amazing and the ambiance is sophistication at it best.

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vipRichardL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance in quaint aristocratic setting. Food and service excellent.

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mtfinan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, impeccable service, lovely setting. We were very pleased with our meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We are French and we are very sorry, but it is not the high French cuisine level... Very disappointed by the experience...

We have choosen the Chief’s tasting menu with seven courses :
- the amuse-bouche was supposed to be a celery veloute but finally with tomatoe, tasteless.
- Good Foie Gras Terrine but small piece
- Burgundy escargots supposed to be with parsley garlic sauce, but we are still looking for garlic, so it was very tasteless
- Correct cod with a vegetables Tian (Provencal gratin) but please, don’t use cream in Provence cuisine...
- Good beef duo with wine sauce 😋
- Awful Alps région dessert, the worst dessert ever in a Relais & Chateaux or Michelin restaurant... 😱
- We are still waiting the last part of the menu : Paris region coffee chocolate truffle 🧐

But the worst was the service. Our two servers were very kind but not skilled :
- They forgot one mocktail in 3 and one other mocktail was awful.
- They served tap water in glasses filled with water from bottle AquaPlanna 😳
- We asked for bread with burgundy escargots but they gave us just one bread for 3 people. 😳
- We asked for white burgundy wine, they gave red wine, and finally said they did not have burgundy white wine... and proposed us Chablis: Chablis IS burgundy white wine !!!!!..... 😂
- And finally, they did not give us the Paris Region coffee chocolate truffle 🧐

Perhaps the summer season has not already started, but our dinner was not a very good experience, not the level of a Relais & Chateaux restaurant, not the level of Michelin stars French Cuisine (as the servers said), not the level of the price we paid.

Finally very disappointed... 😔

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TomP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a very special occasion for my wife and I. The Charlotte Inn was the place we stayed at 28 years ago when we got engaged. I made my reservation with specific instructions to have a bottle of Vueve Cliquot at the table for out arrival. I was disappointed not see it there. Our server brought it to the table after a few minutes. Looking at the bottle, I could tell it wasn’t chilled. He opened and poured. It was room temp at best.
I asked the server to ice it. It never really got Cold. The food was good but not up to my expectations. Being a chef in a fine dining restaurant, I expect more when I sit down to dine at such an establishment with a Michelin star chef. My overall feeling was that the servers were not properly trained and didn’t have someone overseeing them. Would I eat there again? Yes! But I probably won’t expect the high level of food and service that I had anticipated this time.

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vipMzjoseph
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our first trip to Martha's Vineyard, celebrating our wedding anniversary, we made a same day reservation at The Terrace. The restaurant is inside the Charlotte Inn, and through the gallery. The wait staff tag teamed and were simply lovely. They greeted us with champagne (in beautiful flutes). The menu was simple and everything sounded yummy. We opted for kale salad and escargot to start, beef short ribs and salmon, and finished with lemon mousse cake and chocolate cannolis. In addition to our meal choices, each course was opened with delicious surprises. The whole meal was simple delicioso! The whole experience was delightful.

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JuneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incomparable! Without doubt. A beautiful greenhouse setting, wonderful
service and delicious food, prepared and served in a quiet, yet sophisticated and
charming glass enclosed restaurant, overlooking the spring gardens at the lovely Charlotte Inn in Edgartown.
An experience to be enjoyed to its fullest capacity!

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vipKHARCA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is magical.... felt like I traveled to the 18th century ....

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Extremely disappointed with the food, which was tasteless and bland.

The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn
Responded on March 18, 2021

We were extremely surprised because we have had so many totally happy guests. These people were extremely rude, screamed at our manager who was trying to be nice by making sure their dinner was complimentary and offered them a return visit, and we must say they were two of the most miserable guests we have had in 50 years.

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JasonW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was attentive and knowledgeable. Pumpkin soup was a surprise amuse bouche. The Short rib was rich, favorful and hearty. The Halibut with herb sauce was delicious. The portions are good sized. The Terrace was warm with plants and soft lighting. We were in on a quiet Thursday on the Vineyard in early March.

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vipEverpower
Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superb!

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trishl
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful overall. Terrific service and delicious food. Will look forward to a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. It was more of an experience than just a meal.

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vipmcat
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the greatest meals anyone will ever have! Absolute perfection in every detail!!

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vipEverpower
Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, exceptional.

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PamelaB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dining experience was similar to the Inn at Little Washington. Absolutely fabulous.

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vipZITA
New England
242 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal immensely. We appreciated the social distancing and cozy fireplace setting. Our server was excellent, attentive and efficient. The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience tonight to celebrate our honeymoon! Wow! The staff was amazing, the food was even better somehow. Jeremy, you’re the greatest, we can’t thank you enough. Never change guys, you kicked butt.

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SarahL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our anniversary and the staff treated us wonderfully. The food was very good - I had the lobster special and my husband had the cod. Both were delicious! The restaurant is housed in an old inn. I appreciate the history but it felt just a little damp inside. I felt like it could use some updating. Our waiter was amazing and we had a very good time overall!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner in an idyllic, secluded garden setting. Our server Kristen was lovely, and even gave me a complimentary and festive chocolate mousse cake. We had a wonderful evening, with the best martinis we’ve ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The hostesses and Dusan, our server, were excellent. The Old Masters paintings, silver, and garden made for the most wonderful experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely and elegant ! Very knowledgeable and attentive staff. My new favorite ! Veal chop special and cod entree well prepared. Large shrimp cocktail. Generous wine glass pour. Yummy popovers Go !!! You will not be disappointed.

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vipmayfair
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about The Terrace was perfection! From the minute we walked in, the staff was polished and polite, the ambience was lovely, and food was a 10+, and our waiter was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Well worth a visit.

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vipkaogage
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful meal that the Charlotte Inn! The service and the food is outstanding.

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viphcorah
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite open table accepted our reservation & sent the usual reminders,etc., when we arrived the door was locked. A man came to the door and told us that hey are closed until April. We have ben before & have enjoyed the food, ambiance, etc. Perhaps you should be in touch with them

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Lexink
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences my wife and I ever had. This was our 4th time at The Terrace and the best.

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The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.

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