Restaurants in Martha's Vineyard
Restaurants in Martha’s Vineyard have quite the bounty from which they can take advantage: the island offers 125 miles of coastline and is host to 41 farms. In other words, grass-fed beef, turkey, pork, and chicken, seasonal produce, like strawberries and corn, and every type of seafood from oysters to lobsters to salmon are brought to the tables at Martha’s Vineyard restaurants each day. Here are a few of our favorites that are sure to impress:
Located in the Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Edgartown, the Lure Grill is an award-winning seafood restaurant with a stunning ocean view. Consistently rated as one of the best seafood restaurants in Martha’s Vineyard, it features New American Cuisine that shows off the local, seasonal ingredients and fresh seafood, like a bountiful plate of fresh-caught, grilled Atlantic salmon served over asparagus and with a red pepper puree, or a classic clam chowder.
For a casual, local experience, head to Larsen’s Fish Market. Vacationers hosting a clam bake or seafood dinner can have their pick of the local catches at this Menemsha market or pull up a seat on the front porch of the brown, clapboard building to enjoy the bounty cooked on site. Lobsters, stuffed scallops, and lobster rolls are all delicious, while the raw bar offers littlenecks, cherrystones, and oysters.
Chef Christian Thornton, a Bay Area émigré, treats his certified organic restaurant as his culinary playground. Case in point: he cooks local oysters in a wok.
The steak frites and fried risotto balls don’t distract from the tropical drinks such as tangy mojitos and gin-and-juices.
Comfort food (apple-cinnamon crêpes) is served outdoors near the dock in Edgartown (breakfasts are popular).
A great spot for clams on the half shell and to watch the sunset.
An alum of New York City’s Aureole, chef Carlos Montoya turns out Frenchified American classics at this romantic Victorian town house—a favorite of the Obamas.