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STRANGERS & SAINTS
Strangers & Saints is a Mediterranean-influenced tavern that offers Provincetown a unique and fresh dining option. Located in the newly renovated 1850 home of Captain John Cook, we are in PTown’s thriving commercial district, with views of Provincetown Bay. Strangers & Saints offers PTown visitors and locals alike a meeting place to socialize and experience old and new world wines, artisan cocktails and craft beers each with pairing options of gourmet bar food and small plates. Inspiration for the different all-day drink and lounge menu comes from regional producers and distillers, local farmers, and the Cape’s fishermen.
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404 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
April 20th Reopening
We update our wine and beverage program regularly based on seasonal and locally available products.
This menu represents a sample of what you'll find when you visit Strangers & Saints.
(Please note this is a sample menu and our formal offering may be different based on product availability and pricing.)
About Our Name
On September 6, 1620, the Mayflower departed Plymouth, England headed for America. The voyage across the Atlantic Ocean took 66 days and on November 9, 1620, Cape Cod was sighted. Provincetown Harbor was the initial anchoring place of the Mayflower and on November 11, 1620, the passengers signed the Mayflower Compact.
There were 102 passengers on the Mayflower. Only 41 of them were Separatists. The passengers were split into two groups--the Separatists (Pilgrims) and the rest of the passengers, who were called "strangers" by the Pilgrims.
The "Strangers" were not unified by religion, they were not close family units, and they were described as 'common people'. The "Strangers" were tradesmen, craftsmen, skilled workers, laborers and Indentured servants and several young orphans. The "Saints" were a less than tolerant community because they did not welcome other groups or different points of view. There were major differences between the two groups of "Saints" and "Strangers" in terms of levels of education, religion, social structure, political views, aspirations and beliefs.
There are several things on the Strangers & Saints menu I shall crave: The ham and cheese croquettes are an indulgent combination of thickly reduced bechamel, sharp cheddar cheese and jamon that are panko-crusted and deep fried to crispy-oozy perfection.
This Provincetown tavern was opened by Culinary Institute of the America graduate Fred Latasa-Nicks in May in the 1850 home of the whaler Captain John Cook.
What It's Like to Renovate a Bar with a Past Life, Tales of the Cocktail
There’s no easy way to open a bar, but it’s possible that renovating a historic or unconventional space is the hardest. We caught up with three different owners who have gone through this process to get their take on the nuts and bolts of renovation and what they wish they’d known when they started.
Wondering where PTown’s next hotspot is, the place everyone’s talking about? It’s not “fine dining”—just fine food and a lot more at PTown’s new “ultimate tavern,” Strangers and Saints, in the old Cook sea captain’s home at 404 Commercial Street: a place to hang out amid décor that couldn’t be anywhere but in PTown.
Although you can get a 10-inch stone hearth-cooked pepperoni pizza ($18), Strangers & Sinners is really a Mediterranean-style taverna that is all about using fresh local foods, accented with imported and more exotic spices and ingredients to elevate good food to great food.
Entrepreneurs are banking on Provincetown, with new businesses that run the gamut from restaurants to clothing shops to even a new bicycle rental store.