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BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

2014 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

State Road

West Tisbury

It’s easy to stack your menu with local produce and meats and declare yourself a farm-to-table restaurant—but to rise above today’s sustainable pack, you have to present those expertly sourced fava beans and fresh fiddlehead ferns in different, exciting ways…. read more»

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»

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»

2004 BEST Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

Atria

Edgartown

First things first: On an island, going out for a great dinner shouldn’t mean you have to shackle yourself in a sport coat. That’s why this contemporary but elegant Edgartown restaurant wins our praise and our devotion for its delicious… read more»