Best of Boston

2011 Best General Excellence Restaurant, Martha's Vineyard


It may not have an ocean view, but who cares? At Détente, all eyes should be on the food. The innovative chefs craft dishes like a refreshing peach-and-taleggio salad, a fantastic wild boar ragù, and a delightful spin on surf-and-turf done with ancho-rubbed veal and soft-shell crab. Grab a spot at the bar when the restaurant opens at 5:30 p.m. and make the most of the summer special, which gets you the entire meal at half off. Then order two of everything.

15 Winter St., Edgartown, 508-627-8810,