Best of Boston

2014 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

State Road

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. This West Tisbury destination gets it deliciously right, with inventive preparations (pappardelle with octopus and roasted tomatoes; crisp-skinned duck with spelt risotto); a stylish, rustic atmosphere; and endlessly helpful servers, who don chic, custom-made aprons.

688 State Rd., West Tisbury, 508-693-8582,