People who love to eat are always the best people – Julia Child
STRANGERS & SAINTS
Standing tall in the East Side’s commercial center, Strangers & Saints is a modern interpretation of a portside tavern – blending the history of sea captain salt, swank and swagger with the deep sense of hospitality, food and drink. Lively tavern atmosphere offers Mediterranean-inspired cooking comprised of small and large shareable plates, handcrafted cocktails, wine and local beer. The focus is on pure, simple ingredients brought together in imaginative and unexpected ways.
It’s the place PTown comes to eat, drink and play.
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404 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
Open Every Day Starting at 4pm.
$1 Raw Bar Happy Hour 4 - 6pm.
Dinner until Midnight.
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.
“Fundamentally, as people, we’re all in this together,’’ said Fred Latasa-Nicks, co-owner of Strangers & Saints, an 80-seat tavern that serves Mediterranean food and good fellowship. “Whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, gay or straight, black or white, here in Provincetown we’re a community. But what is a community? It’s about helping and caring for each other and having that empathy and knowing that there for but the grace of God go I.’’
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.
HOST YOUR PRIVATE EVENT AT STRANGERS & SAINTS
Be our guest and host your next event at Strangers & Saints. The flexibility of our lounge and outdoor space make it possible to host up to 150 people, while offering intimate spaces for smaller groups. We can customize food and drink for any event, at any time of day. The Stranger & Saints team will help plan your special event, so you can relax and enjoy your special occasion. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.