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Martha's Vineyard Restaurants

Sweet Life Café

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's Review

Housed in a charming Victorian house, this island favorite's warm hues, low lighting, and handsome antique furniture will make you feel like you've entered someone's home. The cooking is more sophisticated than home-style, however. Dishes are prepared in inventive ways (and change often with the seasons): sautéed halibut is served with sweet-pea risotto, pine nuts, and a marjoram beurre blanc, while the white gazpacho is filled with steamed clams, toasted almonds, sliced red grapes, and paprika oil. The desserts are superb; try the warm chocolate fondant with toasted-almond ice cream. There's outdoor dining by candlelight in a shrub-enclosed garden.

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63 Upper Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, 02557, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Jan.–Mar. No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 12/23/2013


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By stefan

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Jul 18, 2003

Great Ambience

Very good food in a lovely setting.

By Charles

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Apr 7, 2003

Good and overpriced

Yet another restaurant that suffers from the usual Vineyard problem - fine food at a price that should command excellence. I cannot sing its praises until the food gets better or the prices get lower. But if you are looking for the top end in Oak Bluffs, it comes down to this or Balance.

By Deb

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Feb 25, 2003

Expensive but Delish!

Yummy food, nice atmosphere in a converted house. Kind of pricey, but eating in the garden by candlelight is lovely.

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