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About The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn

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.

27 South Summer Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Continental, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 627-6227

Website:
http://www.theterracemv.com/

Entertainment:
Visit MVOL.com for our holiday menus!
http://www.mvol.com/directory/restaurants/?searchby=town&id=3

Catering:
Private luncheons available in our dining room upon request.

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.

Public Transit:
MVTA Church Street / Downtown Edgartown

Executive Chef:
Justin Melnick

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Casual (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Had an amazing evening!

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 (Montreal)·Dined 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}

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 11, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 30, 2017

What a fabulous restaurant for a special dinner!

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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

One of the best restaurants I've ever been too !

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Definitely a special
Occasion treat.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always lovely, delicious and grown up. Food and service are excellent. The setting is beautiful and soothing. Local fish, meat and veges. Good wine list. European ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I wasn't told that there was a dress code so my husband had to wear a smelly dinner jacket over his business casual clothing. The food was very good and the table was in a pretty spot. Our waitress was good but the girl pouring water needs to work on manners as she said "what?" when asked for another bottle of sparkling water. A bit too stuffy!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The restaurant itself was beautiful, an old house beautifully decorated with antiques, artwork and plants. The waiter was attentive as well as his supporting staff. The spinach salad was excellent, the steak was delicious, but the onion soup was watery and had no cheese or bread in it. It was awful!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

excellent food and service in town location the best restaurant we found in town

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience and were treated absolutely marvelously by our server Jeremy! We plan on coming back again next year same time, same place! Thank you for a wonderful treat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Elegant atmosphere with outstanding food and service to match
Bolognese was the best I've had
Swordfish was moist and exceptionally seasoned
Will look forward to return with each visit to Edgartown

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

It has been a while since we had dinner at a class restaurant in every sense, and very much from a European point of view. This restaurant knows that having dinner here is an occasion and not a quick meal. Food and drinks were paced the way it should be, slow enough to allow conversation and catching up between us, but expedient enough that you did not feel it was too slow.
It was a breath of fresh air to find a restaurant where they know how to handle food and drinks and how to serve it, i.e. how to apporach us from the right hand side when serving and not to serve the main course while you are still eating the starter. Additionally, the service knows how to handle wine, rather than strutting with arms swinging while having a great wine in hand, allowing the sediment to be shaken into the rest of the wine. No here they know how to do it right.
Restaurants like PapaRazzi, Not Your Average Joe's and alike, take notice. Their staff seems untrained compared to this restaurant.
We will definitely spread the word and be back on our next Vineyard vacation!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Fabulous service and food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Our experience at the Terrace was wonderful. The food and wine were sumptuous. Our waiter was really helpful when explaining the menu and offering wine suggestions that would pair well with our meal.

We also liked that the restaurant specified a nicer dress code as it created a more refined atmosphere which made the evening even more special.

I would recommend The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn to anyone looking to have a creative and delicious meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Celebrated a birthday - it was fabulous - Jeremy was our server and he was amazing - so informative and friendly - made the evening so special. Food was out of this world - pricey but great for a special occasion. The brownie served with the happy Birthday decoration was so sweet!!
The one "issue" is parking - we came from chilmark and it took a long time to find parking and we ended up more than 1/2 mile walk back - it would discourage me from coming again in season.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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