2007 BEST New Restaurant, Martha's Vineyard
The Sweet Life Café
This year French-American husband-and-wife team Pierre and Susan Guerin revamped the menu and ratcheted up the service at their Oak Bluffs café, effecting a vast improvement on what was already a pretty sweet place. Vegetarians enthuse over the meaty wild mushroom strudel, while the lemon-infused pasta with fresh shellfish and the tender steak in a Paris-grade bordelaise are can’t-miss propositions for carnivores. One thing, though, remains happily unaltered: the romantic white-lit garden patio.