Best of Boston

2004 Best Romantic Restaurant, Martha's Vineyard


Housed in a glass atrium attached to the island’s most exclusive inn (the Relais & Chateaux-affiliated Charlotte Inn), this restaurant continues to charm with its alluring mix of casual elegance, contemporary French cuisine, and good-natured, accommodating staff. Whether you’re seated inside or under the stars on the adjacent open-air patio, L’Etoile will seduce you. And don’t be surprised to see a proposal or two at the tables around you. Order up the house specialty, étouffée of lobster, let the learned sommelier guide you through the extensive wine list, and wait for the romance of the room to work its magic.

27 South Summer St., Edgartown, 508-627-5187,