Best of Boston

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.

63 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs, 508-696-0200,