Disappointing to say the least, infuriating at the most.
By A Yahoo Contributor, 9/4/07
As a group of six on a Saturday night, we were pleased to be able to obtain a 9:15 reservation last minute for what appeared to be a charming restaurant in Edgartown. However, from start to finish the entire experience at L’Etoile was incredibly disturbing. We were cognizant to arrive on time as we were told, upon making the reservation, that our credit card would be charged $50 per person if we cancelled, but still only slightly annoyed to find that our table was not ready but would take “another 5-10 minutes”. One hour later we were still waiting, and after inquiring about the situation given the half-hearted option to eat at two separate tables. As this was not what we had in mind when we decided to dine out for the evening, we declined. The hostess was less than gracious and actually incredibly rude; instead of politely apologizing for making us wait she was combative and almost annoyed that she had to deal with us at all. By the time we were seated our stomachs were empty and our heads fuzzy (apparently the only time you can expect any kind of reasonable service is when ordering alcohol). The food was met with mixed reviews: the lobster was amazing but the tenderloin was almost inedible (completely charred on the top, which is apparently the signature method of preparation). The final straw came at the end of the night (probably about 11:30 at that point) when the waitress pulled several of the women aside to complain about her tip, all because she didn’t make the effort to look for the additional cash we had left behind. Bottom line: the service is horrendous, pretentious and offensive; the food is a gamble and the prices in no way justify the experience. Look for another restaurant in Edgartown, because if you choose this one there is a very good chance it will ruin your night and sully your memory of what is otherwise a very charming town.
Diner beware of service here. Slow and inexperienced not to mention pretentious. For some reason this group thinks its still top dog on the island but sadly the relocation from the Charlotte Inn has had an impact. As a group of over eight at a table, we understood there would be some time involved but looking around the restaurant it was apparent the 2 / 4 seated tables were also complaining. I got dizzy watching my wine glass get needlessly refilled (another bottle?) as I waited and waited for each course. One individual in our party waited 20 minutes for a cheese plate which amounted to 6 pieces of cheese with 3 grapes sliced in half - the presentation not worth mention. When the main courses finally arrived, they were perfect but difficult to appreciate given we had been seated for over two hours. Some of the staff did not understand english so be prepared to clarify your requests.
Standing in line for the sole restroom facility puts an interesting twist on departures from the table - you'll have the opportunity to share notes with the other diners while you wait.
Treat yourself to the culinary finesse of Chef Michael Brisson. L`Etoile will not disappoint even the most finicky of clientele. Every morsel is mouthwatering, combined with thier new location out of the stuffy old fashioned Charlotte Inn this star is shining bright!! If you are up for a truly amazing meal, superb service, in a gorgeous atmosphere this special spot is ready for your next vineyard memory. You will be smiling all the way home and you will return. I guarantee it!!
This is the most elegant and by far most gracious restaurant on the island! Be prepared for amazing flavors and mouth watering combinations. L`Etoile
is nothing short of exellent. Do not miss this culinary experience. Chef Michael Brisson deserves every bit of national acclaim he receives. Treat yourself to a night of pure delight.
Call early to experience this fantastic restaurant
By A Yahoo Contributor, 2/6/05
One of the finest restaurants I have experienced in my many years of vacationing on the Vineyard. The service is incredible, and all of the meals are well worth the extrodinary pricing. There four course menu is an ideal choice for someone who is not familiar with french cuisine. My husband and I save a bit of money throughout the year to spend at this elegant restaurant. Expect to spend around $250 for two or $400 for four.
This circa 1800 home sits among apple trees and a spacious garden. Once a sea captain's home, today the Inn
pampers island visitors with country charm and hospitality. The bed and breakfast is in the heart of Edgartown and ...
Edgartown was founded in 1642, and was the first colonial settlement on the island. By the mid 1800s the town
was ranked per capita as one of the wealthiest communities in the country. During that time, whaling and merchant ...