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
The chef goes out of his way to please h ...
The chef goes out of his way to please his diners. The food is always perfectly prepared.
A very elegant place to dine. Perhaps be ...
A very elegant place to dine. Perhaps best on the island
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.
Gorgeous setting with the best food on t ...
Gorgeous setting with the best food on the island. What more can be said.
Birthday dinner to enjoy
The waiters were attentive and helpful. We were given our space and enjoyed the evening.
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. Thank you!
Wonderful ambience . The lamb was excell ...
Wonderful ambience . The lamb was excellent. The vegetable risotto was very good. The chef Hors d'oeuvres were interesting but did not pair well. The lobster duo was good not excellent.
Amazing Dining Experience!
Beautiful atmosphere and fantastic food. The chef is extremely talented and i can't wait to visit again.
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.
One of the loveliest restaurants you'll ever visit. The food is excellent, though the service can be insipid and almost obnoxious. Too bad, as it is otherwise nothing short of perfection!
Extremely superb dining!
We loved our Thanksgiving feast at The Charlotte Inn. Food was amazing, decor unprecedented, service impeccable. Can't say enough; just go if you are in Edgartown!
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.
A perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Great ambiance, impeccable service from Josh, And food that was superb from appetizer to entree.
A perfect place for an elegant dinner wi ...
A perfect place for an elegant dinner with a friendly attentive staff and some of the most delicious food on the island. Quickly became one of our favorites.
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.
Absolutely outstanding beautiful dinning ...
Absolutely outstanding beautiful dinning room friendly-helpful servers /waiters And, most importantly the food was great!
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.
No complaints whatsoever... Food beautiful and tasty. Price point good - no more expensive than places not nearly on their level.
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.
Love the ambiance of this restaurant. Very quaint and beautiful....food was excellent!
The Terrace is worth the trip
The location at the Charlotte Inn is really cool. The building is ancient and the place feels haunted in a good way. The best food we had in the Vineyard inc Le Etoille. Would definitely go again.
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.
Outstanding on every level
My first 5 stars across the board review. Not sure what to say about each category other than each was fabulous
Lovely setting, atmosphere, service and food. The waiter, Josh, was well-informed and helpful. Highly recommended for a special occasion.
Wonderful celebration with great friends!
Thank you to my husband and our dear friends for a lovely birthday celebration at the Charlotte Inn. Excellent wine list:)
Enchanting evening out
The Inn and restaurant is historic and charming, as well as interesting to tour. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. It seems to draw an older crowd and is a bit on the conservative side, however the experience overall was great.
Great find in Edgartown. At first I was worried because they mentioned men wearing jackets on their website and I thought it would be stuffy. I was wrong. Everyone working there was friendly and welcoming. Both the garden and indoor seating are charming and inviting and the food and service were wonderful. Both my husband and I had the halibut and it was fantastic. For appetizers we had the beet salad and a trumpet mushroom salad - both excellent. This is a wonderful restaurant. When I made the reservation they asked if it was a special occasion. It was, in fact, our anniversary. As an extra nice touch, we were presented with proseco when we arrived. I think this is one of the better restaurants in Edgartown and highly recommend. We will be back.
Joe. Williamsville ny
One of the most beatiful restaurants we have gone to. Definitely 5 star plus
There is a stuffiness we did not enjoy;waiter was terrible; food was OK. Beet soup was terrific.
First five star after 6 years on OpenTable
Thoughtful and anticipatory service starts with reservation confirmation, before entering building and continued through the meal. Tasteful decor, flavorful menu selections pleased the palates of our four diners although we had different dishes. Notable items included the beet salad, crab ravioli, and an exquisitely prepared opa fish from Hawaii, a must have if it's on the menu. Highest of compliments to the CIA trained chef and the entire team for providing us with a wonderfully memorable experience.
Among the best dining experiances we've ever had!
It was our last night on Martha's Vineyard, and we wanted something special. The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn surpassed all of our expectations. The inn itself is beautiful both inside and out. Our server Sean was outstanding. And then there's dinner. All I can say is "Wow", the food was amazing. My grilled swordfish was the best that I'd ever had. My wife enjoyed one of the specials, a locally caught sea bass that was prepared to absolute perfection. If you are looking for a special night out in Edgartown, I would start right here at the Terrace.
Everything was amazing about this restaurant. The service was great. It was one of the best meals I have had in a long time.
Wonderful meal, beautifully presented
The service was exceptional to begin with. Classic cocktails served in vintage glasses. Chef very talented at pairing foods. Waiter was amazing. He knew that I was allergic to dairy and prepared a special dessert. Can't wait to return someday.
Beautiful place with terrible food
Restaurant is very nice, beautiful, service is great, plates with food look good but taste terrible. Drinks were not even close to the taste we expect, then food tasted bad. If you want nice cozy romantic time-go, if you want good tasty food- dont.
A wonderful special occassion dining experience!
Reservation confirmed and great communication and follow-through on all details to make the special occasion/Birthday early dinner perfect. We had noted that we had an early ferry departure time and the pace of the meal was adjusted to accommodate without any problems. Delighted by the delicious food start to finish. I would most certainly return to dine again - and in particular, enjoyed both of the seafood dishes we selected along with the spinach salad and other items selected. We chose to dine inside the Terrace area v. the patio area. We enjoyed it very much.
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