Détente Restaurant

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160 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Situated in downtown Edgartown, Détente is a charming restaurant and bar that serves seasonal, creative dishes. Its setting features two floors for guests to dine, as well as a garden patio. Détente uses ingredients that are sourced from local farmers and fishermen. Lobster risotto, glazed lamb ribs or yellowfin tuna tartare make for delicious appetizers. Guests can dine on seared duck breast with ginger-carrot sauce or roasted short ribs with figs and swiss chard. This eatery also offers a tasting menu with optional wine pairings.

Détente features an extensive wine selection with regional and international selections. It hosts special events throughout the year and provides catering. This wine bar also has a happy hour.
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GJ
New England
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Again, +++ all around....Sadie was great......we did order a bit too much food, but that's our issue!!! salads, great, specials great, desserts great...love the tuna..

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M
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This very nice restaurant lived up to our expectations.
We like to eat outside on the patio but it looked a little cramped and the chairs did not look comfortable. Plan B turned out to be the best. Dining on the second floor with the door leading outside provided a lovely breeze, and the chairs were quite comfortable.
The panzanella salad was fresh and refreshing.
Do you world was cooked to perfection medium rare.
The service was prompt and not overbearing.
I would highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Elegant and delicious. It was a hit with everyone- tasting menu and regular menu- all great.

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JR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular all around! The flavor combinations are exquisite, well done seasonally leaving you a long lasting memory of the meal! Absolutely delicious!

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LD
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Detente. Our dinners were delicious, surpassed only by the excellent service from the lovely Sadie.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice evening at Detente. The waitstaff were friendly, efficient and nonintrusive. The food was excellent- well prepared and beautifully presented. Couldn’t have hoped for a nicer experience.

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M
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and service and food however a bit pricey.

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R
New England
35 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience! Loved our meal. Every dish -- three appetizers, a main dish and two desserts -- was excellent!

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B
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside which was wonderful. We were a bit afraid as it was a little chilly but the heaters kept it very comfortably warm. The food was wonderful and the service spectacular. I would definitely recommend Detente and I would definitely go again.

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K
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We look forward to seasonal visits to Detente. The food is consistently creative, locally sourced, and served with pride. Have a pleasant break, Detente staff!

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b
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were a table of 6 women. It was a lovely evening. Out server was excellent, although a bit busy. Our food was outstanding. It was quiet and we could talk easily. A wonderful evening all around!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate environment, excellent service and amazing food!

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable. Creative cuisine. Attentive service. Peach appetizer to die for

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular meal, fantastic service. Wish we lived closer so that we could go back soon!

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b
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative food and wonderful staff! We look forward to going back again next year!

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was innovative and delicious. We eat regularly in the West Village in Manhattan and Detente can compete with the best.

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BS
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative food, great choices and a delicious experience all around.

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f
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good but the portion size for the duck confit ravioli was skimpy for the money. Recommend the Tabor Green salad and the Beef duo.

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time on the island and we had to stop again at detente. We had a wonderful time last year and the same thing happen again! The food is always delicious, creative and well seasoned with seasonal or local product. We both time ate outside which is very charming. The service is attentive. Great gem place in MV!

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NB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, as always. The Goldbud peach salad is something I dream about all year - I could eat three courses of it! The inventive presentation, wonderful flavors and attentive service make this an excellent choice for a lovely evening.

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CA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner outdoors with a very attention and professional waitress.
We would go there again.

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MS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef Kevin does a masterful and artistic performance juxtaposing various foods and tastes together. Each course, arugula salad with fresh peaches and cheese, monkfish with gnocchi and pork belly, quints with sorbet and sweets, were delights for the palette and the eyes. Service was also outstanding. Just a great evening.

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant the food was amazing .very busy so book a table

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GR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with excellent food and service. Place is small but has a quaint outdoor area. Definitely a place to go while on the island.

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DH
New England
36 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service - who could ask for anything more? Many thanks to Détente for a perfect evening of food and great conversation with friends. The lamb was fantastic as was the halibut with lobster and asparagus risotto.

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A
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Strong menu and kitchen. Very welcoming and solid service. Lovely evening.

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m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent. Lots of care given to ingredients and preparation of food, service steady and responsive, personable, ambience cozy, comfortable

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CK
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was great! Three different meals (rack of lamb, filet mignon and fish) and all were very good with terrific sides and sauces. Best food on Martha’s Vineyard by far. We had a great bottle of wine too! We had the chocalate tort for dessert which was excellent.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated super tasty meal using local products

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything wss excellent at the restsurant. Food service pleasant friendly staff. Off the chart taste and presentation of food and dessert. Will go back and recommend. Franco was the best waiter

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MW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most creative food we found on MV. Wait staff were attentive but not obtrusive. Fine wine list.

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EB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Outstanding menu and wine list. Flavorful and well seasoned courses with seasonal and local ingredients. Service was hurried when present (wait staff seemed overextended) Pacing of courses was prolonged.

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r
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is truly amazing on all fronts . Iv been a fan of this chef ( and his wife ) for years & it's truly a memorable dining experience. Please go a you'll thank yourself !

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AE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Detente. This is one of the best restaurants on the island. Food was perfect and was the service. You can dine inside or outside on a beautiful evening. You won't be disappointed!

Enjoy. 😊

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ES
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

French food. Not better than most of them, maybe better than some others on the island, not sure... Peach salad was good, appetizers not impressive, lamb was undercooked and hard, understated. Dessert also so-so. Plates were nicely decorated but that was about it. Good food but not outstanding. Had better, had worse... May try once I guess, then try other ones.

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DG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was just delicious, almost start to finish. One of us ordered the beef duo, the other the halibut with risotto. The halibut and risotto were amazing, perfectly prepared. The beef duo also was delicious; the only slightly weak link was the short rib, which was fatty for my taste and nothing special. The accoutrements to both dishes showed great (and delicious) attention to detail. The panzanella salad we shared as an appetizer, and the peach-nectarine tart we had for dessert, also were amazing. The service also was very good, and the atmosphere was pleasant -- good for a date as well as for a family occasion.

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DI
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional! Combinations of Flavors were like being on a journey. A true foodie restaurant. Can’t wait to go back again!!

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WB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service where good, there was a very loud table for 4 near us and no one attempted to control the noise. It was quite unfortunate, I think the management should have at least asked them to tone it down. The waiter even apologized to us but didn't do anything to change it.

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HG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a fantastic find. The service was exceptional! The food was phenomenal.

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening we enjoyed the local peaches in salad and dessert

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