Best of Boston

BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

2013 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

Detente

Edgartown

You can’t see the ocean from Detente, but once you taste the food here, you won’t care about the landlocked location. Don’t miss the “boarchetta,” a creative take on porchetta that involves boar belly and sweet cherries. Also unforgettable: locally… read more»

2012 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

State Road

West Tisbury

Rustic-cool State Road reflects the woodsy, Berkshires kind of vibe that defines West Tisbury. Yet chef Jackson Kenworth’s excellent dishes—pancetta-wrapped bluefish, milk-braised pork stracci, Menemsha lobster spaghetti—have the sophistication of the finest city restaurants. And with historically dry West Tisbury… read more»

2007 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

Détente

Edgartown

Certain allowances should be made for island restaurants, as it’s not easy for offshore chefs to get the most au courant ingredients or experienced staff. But Détente’s Kevin and Suzanna Crowell show no evidence of such handicaps. Their diminutive dark-wood… read more»

2006 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard
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Ice House

West Tisbury

You’ll probably be underwhelmed by the squat, nothing-special exterior, but trust us when we say your reaction to chef Job Yacubian’s Mediterranean cuisine will be quite the opposite. In fact, it’s the whole diamond-in-the-rough appeal that makes the BYOB meals… read more»

2005 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

Alchemy

Edgartown

Unlike at many other fine-dining destinations, there is nothing stuffy about the elegant, open-air space at Alchemy. The two-story restaurant’s white tablecloths, warm atmosphere, and welcoming staff beckon diners off the street. The menu and food are superb, with French-inspired… read more»