Best of Boston

2017 Best Restaurant, General Excellence, Martha's Vineyard

Down Island

Longtime Vineyard chef Scott Cummings made Down Island one of last summer’s most popular island debuts (and an Obama family favorite) by eschewing the stuffiness—and the dress code—found at most fine-dining spots. Each week, he creates a new six-course menu using produce, meat, and fish from only sustainable sources, then serves it up in a relaxed, you’re-with-friends setting.

6 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs, 508-338-2503,