Accolades

“The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn is one of Martha’s Vineyard’s best-kept secrets. Most people only find out about the Edgartown restaurant if they’re staying at the Inn. But the informed (and very lucky) few who dine at this gem eatery have the opportunity to taste executive chef Justin Melnick’s classic American fare, which – like most high-end restaurants – highlights local food, including produce and seafood from island purveyors. The menu boasts New England delicacies prepared using French techniques, flavorful sauces and innovative desserts. The historic inn, which is carefully appointed with Edwardian-era antiques and surrounded by peaceful gardens, harkens back to a simpler time. Walk into The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn for a delicious meal and leave your worries at the door.”Forbes Travel Guide

Zagat review:

“Ingredients culled from Vineyard farms and crafted into classic American dishes sums up the fine-dining showcase at this bistro in a 40-some-year-old Relais & Châteaux–affiliated Edgartown inn; the traditional vibe is reflected in the candlelit setting, part old-fashioned glass conservatory, part ivy-covered patio.”

Comments from TripAdvisor:

“The setting is simply grand; antiques are everywhere but the real showstopper was the food.” “This is an incredibly beautiful and elegant restaurant. We have eaten at many of the best restaurants in New York and Chicago and Los Angeles and this is as good a fine dining restaurant as any place we have been…. The food is exceptional.” “The Terrace is nestled in a very lovely neighborhood….The staff was wonderful, as was the meal. It is very elegant, yet not in a stuffy way. The service was top notch, and dining here is an experience that will easily fill up your evening. Both of our meals were very good, and the dessert was out of this world. This was by far the best meal we had on our visit to Martha’s Vineyard.” “The service right from the start sets the stage for what will be your most luxurious dining experience on the Vineyard. The Charlotte Inn hosts this sublime atmosphere where your every culinary wish is fulfilled…the ambiance here is picture perfect. The surprise above all was how reasonable the cost was.” Chef Melnick “relies on the freshness of local and organic products or the best of ingredients he can find, and prepares them simply and elegantly…. Overall, wonderful meal, delivered in a very elegant and tranquil setting…. Expensive, maybe. Worth it? CERTAINLY!”

Comments from OpenTable:

“Every aspect of the evening was enjoyable, from the greeting upon our arrival, to the conversation with staff as we left…and everything in between. Impeccable service…very good food, lovely surroundings. A perfect choice for a special evening.” “Overlooking the gardens of The Charlotte Inn, The Terrace is an oasis of style and charm. The menu is a collection of imaginative takes on local cuisine and artisanal ingredients. Everything was prepared exactly as ordered and tasted simply delicious. We look forward to the next visit.”

Comments from Yelp:

“I highly recommend this beautiful establishment for every reason from quality of food to the incredible service to the amazing atmosphere.” “This is probably the finest overall dining experience on the Island.…Take your time – enjoy not only perfectly prepared and timed courses, but also enjoy service that is unseen nowadays. You will not regret it. Highly recommend for a special occasion.”