With the season winding down, more and more of our favorite restaurants are settling into hibernation. However, this year we are lucky because there are a couple more options to tempt us on these long, cold days.
Oops – sudden change in plans, Beetlebung closed on November 9th sadly.
Beetlebung on Circuit Avenue currently plans to stay through December. With this prospect, we’ll have a place to sit and have coffee and work a bit too, since there is wi-fi (thank goodness).
Also there is a new, Fall-inspired, menu for dinner which I am yet to explore but have it on my list. It’s filled with yummy sounding small plates including local scallops. Red Cat Kitchen at Kennebec is also planning to keep us fed with delicious food until the end of the year. As an OB resident, this is quite exciting since Ben DeForest’s little spot is a fav.
With the renovation, the Lookout Tavern keeps the sushi rolling until New Year’s. This was so exciting for me, I went there for New Year’s eve dinner and couldn’t believe I was sitting on the porch in December — and loving it! Though I did not do a “shotski” as I might have in the past.
The Lampost has extended its season a couple of weeks, and will be closing November 16th, at least that’s the word on the street. So, you can still get your Saturday night dance on if needed.
Isola, one of the best new restaurants to hit the Island this year, plans to be open until the end of the year as well. Most likely it will be the pizzeria portion of the building, but with an expanded menu. I am hoping for even longer, since this is quite the Edgartown hot spot. L’etoile will keep us dining on fine food until after Thanksgiving which means that this is a great time to grab a bite at the bar there. I love to have a glass of wine or two, and some well crafted nibbles at the bar and catch up with the crowd.
The Square Rigger is expanding its season as well. This means you can get their hearty Bouillabaisse on chilly nights! The Rigger will be open Thursday to Sunday until the end of the year, close for the month of January, and then re-open the first week of February. It looks like the Triangle in Edgartown is going to be lively during the off-season. Also, the highly anticipated Rockfish is planning to open its doors later this month. I am so looking forward to this restaurant. Plans are to be year round, so let’s keep it busy!
Here’s some great news in the restaurant world up-island. 7a is going to be open thru December! The hours might get reduced and it might be limited days, but as of right now, it’s 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. 7a is like a little oasis, and always dazzles your tastebuds. I’ve also heard that it might reopen in February.
Have you been to Little House for dinner? I have not yet, but friends rave about it. The sweet little house whips up some tasty breakfast and lunch too.
Closed on Sundays, but open for the rest of the week as of now. Don’t forget it’s a good option for takeout too. Of course Copper Wok is now lighting up Main Street. Whether take-out or dine-in, you might want to make time to try one of their signature saki cocktails.
I was sad to hear that Jimmy Seas had closed early for the season. There you can find the type of comfort food that you want on these chilly nights. Also closed for the season is Sweet Life Cafe. That too was supposed to stay open and possibly even year-round.
There are a few more restaurants added to the list of off-season favorites, and hopefully we can make it worth their while. I know I certainly love having more options, but it’s a tough time of year for businesses.
Please know that any of the restaurants listed could change their status at any time. I would call to double check. Things are constantly influx in the restaurant world of Martha’s Vineyard, and let me know if I missed any restaurants.
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