About The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn
Some of New England’s most acclaimed cuisine is found at The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn. Classic American cuisine showcases many ingredients from Martha’s Vineyard’s own farms and seas, and its bounty of local gardens. Sumptuous meals are presented amidst stunning surroundings. Whether it is by flickering candlelight in the glass-paned conservatory dining room, or beneath the stars on a terrace enclosed by ivy-covered lattice, there is no more romantic or elegant setting in which to enjoy an evening. The Terrace serves dinner to the public nightly in season; this setting is most appropriate for adults and children over the age of 14 as to ensure a quiet, romantic setting for our guests. Having run the Relais & Chateaux hotel for over 40 years, The Charlotte Inn is delighted to now own and operate The Terrace. Executive Chef Justin Melnick has quickly established a dedicated following of regular guests, and is a must-try restaurant for anyone visiting Martha's Vineyard.
American, Continental, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday off season, Nightly in-season 5:30 pm
If you do not see a time you would desire, please contact us directly as our online reservations are limited. Thank you.
$31 to $50
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Private luncheons available in our dining room upon request.
Parking available on public streets and in municipal lot diagonally across street. We gladly assist handicapped patrons with a side path entrance and private parking - please notify us in advance if possible in such circumstances.
MVTA Church Street / Downtown Edgartown
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn Ratings and Reviews
wonderful ambiance for a special occasio ...
wonderful ambiance for a special occasion or dining and want stellar service. My only complaint is that the portions are just minuscule. Price are what you would expect at fine dining but the portions are noticeably smaller. The appetizer salad was the smallest that I
have seen on the island in any restaurant or club we attend. Food was good but not out of the
park. The setting in out of the park...elegant and great wine and dessert was very good...again,
small but exactly what you want for finishing off your dinner.
the food at the terrace at the charlotte ...
the food at the terrace at the charlotte inn is always good. our waiter, a young man from ridgewood, nj is always wonderful, we had him in may and in july. i enjoyed the ahi tuna sashimi and the cheese with the olives, did not care for the duck breast but do like goose liver.
Everything about this visit was special ...
Everything about this visit was special from the second we were greeted at the door. There was an elegance without snobbery. You will truly feel like you are the most important guest. Despite being on Martha's Vineyard you be transported by the Southern feel, charm and hospitality. It's almost as if this place couldn't and shouldn't exist in this location but so glad it does.
Each course of food is truly amazing from the portion size, perfect preparedness and taste.
It is a great value as well- while not cheap, in comparison to the many overpriced options in the area, you will feel it's a dollar well spent.
Gentlemen- wear a jacket (no tie) and you'll fit right in though you will not be treated less if you are neat without one. Without rambunctious little kids, the setting is great for a quiet conversation or that perfect romantic date.
This was our 3rd visit to this lovely, e ...
This was our 3rd visit to this lovely, expensive restaurant. We were disappointed with the attitude of the hostess, who wanted to seat us in an almost empty restaurant, at a table with a large party with kids clearly under the age of 14. ( The restaurant discourages kids under 14 ) and by the waiter station, in a cramped table. I had requested a certain table, however, she said it was reserved and since it was set up for 4 she could not rearrange for our party of 3!! We were quite willing to leave and she was okay, and a very astute waiter saved the evening by asking the hostess to seat us at a table that was fine and lovely.
The waitress was lovely, the meal delicious, however, the server missed telling me that the soup bowl was scalding halt; thus when my wrist, inadvertently touched it, it scalded my now I have a scar, which I hope will fade in time. I was offered an apology for failing to mention that the dish is very, very, very hot!!
In spite of all this and the failing of a very incompetent hostess, we will go back and also recommend that this restaurant be on a list to go.
Lovely, charming, very romantic - not on ...
Lovely, charming, very romantic - not only is the food, service and ambiance wonderful, but it's a perfect place to stay. Reserve a table, dress up, find your favorite person, and enjoy the best dining experience on the Vineyard.
Great for the over 65 set, but not everyone else
Set on the back indoor covered terrace at the museum of Charlotte Inn is the extremely cluttered and very dated dining space. It feels like you have stepped back in time and landed at that crazy packrat great great aunt's home and every thing is exactly as she left it thirty years ago. The hotel staff are extremely pleasant and very helpful and the wait staff do everything they can to make sure you have an enjoyable evening. The food is good but you will quickly notice that the other diners average age is roughly 65 and they cater to those long, repeat customers. We had a very pleasant evening, but just be aware of where you are heading when you book dinner here. The dress code is there to keep away youngsters (under 50!).
This is a restaurant for those occasions ...
This is a restaurant for those occasions when you want to let the person you are with know that he or she is very special to you. Be sure to start with a quiet drink in the study next to the fireplace, where the mood will be set for the rest of the evening.
Always a pleasure eating at The Terrace
the special appetizer of the trio, bleu cheese, salmon spread, etc. was excellent. my salmon entree and my husband's lobster duo were also excellent. he enjoyed his dessert and we were both very pleased. our cocktails and wine were also great.
Chef Justin and his staff make dining memorable!
As you walk down S. Summer St. in Edgartown MV and enter the Charlotte Inn, your dining experience begins with a showcase of English country elegance. Chef Justin and his staff have all the ingredients to present a memorable dining experience and they put it together with a unique combination of sophistication and spontaneity. My guests and I had the opportunity to partake in a "Tasting Menu" where Chef Justin chats with us table-side, going over our "likes, dislikes" and plans a seven-course culinary performance.
This description sounds very formal and staged..., the meal, however, was a gracious combination of elegance and fun!
Chef Justin, you hit a "Grand Slam" -- if our dining experience was an indication of the wonderful menu you prepare every day, we wholly recommend The Terrace as a special restaurant experience.
Lovely, lovely, lovely!
We've lived on the Vineyard for over 40 tears and nothing else on the island even comes close to this dining experience. Expensive but worth every penny. Dress up and take someone you love to this beautiful inn, and be prepared to be pampered from start to finish.
Delightful, Delicious, Delovely
Once upon a time two active retirees, whose children were planning their own individual Thanksgiving celebrations, went to Martha's Vineyard to chill out and enjoy the holiday weekend. Their accommodations were amazing, the weather was beautiful, and the sightseeing was only as the Vineyard can deliver. Each moment there held the anticipation of a Thanksgiving dinner to be remembered. The Terrace did not disappoint. From the first greeting it became apparent that this would be a first class experience. Entering the dining area was like stepping into a magical scene from 20th Century Fox. A huge vase of white roses greeted us, and our table was impeccably dressed with the finest linens and tableware that one could imagine. Many plants, hanging and otherwise, added to the magic. The first course of butternut squash soup was to die for. The next, a spinach salad with roquefort, apples and walnuts was a real winner. The tender turkey plate, accompanied by a delicious puree of cranberry, was just over the top with baby Brussels sprouts, divine mashed and sweet potatoes and a beautifully flavored stuffing. Dessert was so tantalizing that, as full as we were, we could not turn down.
We cannot speak enough about the quality of service. Our waiter did not hover, but knew exactly when we needed attention. Bravo!
We have traveled all over the world and this was one of the finest dining experiences ever. Price is not for the faint of heart, but so worth it. Thank you, Terrace. We will definitely be back.
An anniversary celebration
One of our favorites on Martha's Vineyard, The Terrace once again helped us celebrate a significant event. We were disappointed that we couldn't start the evening with a drink in the library because it was already occupied, but we were reasonably accommodated in the sitting room. The food was good, service great, and ambience enTerrace is our "go to" spot for special occasions and it did not disappoint for this one.
Totally romantic and enjoyable
My wife and I enjoyed our fifth anniversary dinner at the Terrace. Aside from the inherent romance in the occasion, every aspect of our experience was excellent. Great and innovative dishes, an excellent waiter and waitstaff, and ambiance that was above and beyond.
The service and food were outstanding. Excellent wine list. Beautiful dining room. We had the smoked salmon pate, cheese and steak tartare for an appetizer. My husband had the grilled swordfish and I had the house made gnocchi. They both were outstanding. The is the best restaurant on the island.
Wonderful Evening at The Terrace
I booked our reservation at The Terrace as part of my wife's birthday trip to the Vineyard. The restaurant was incredible - filled with curiosities and amazing art work.
An our meal was excellent. I had the swordfish; my wife, the crab and mascarpone ravioli. Pretty much a perfect evening.
A restaurant of this caliber is a splurge for us, but I was pleasantly surprised when the check came....an experience well worth the price.
Always a winner
From drinks in the green room, to dinner in the beautiful solarium... Everything is wonderful and truly a great evening experience. Ambiance, service, and food are exceptional. One of the best fine dining evenings on the Vineyard.. Don't miss it!
Went for a birthday, 6 of us and the service and food are terrific. Everyone enjoyed their appetizers and entree's . Rack of Lamb, filet of beef, signature pasta were all expertly prepared. We have been to a number of restaurants on the Vineyard, this is hands down the best.
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