Caf? Edwige (333 Commercial St, 2nd floor; 508-487-2008; $18-36) offers an innovative dinner menu fusing Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian cuisines. Signature dishes include grilled Australian rack of lamb rack with a feta-risotto-spinach cake and Brazilian seafood moqueca. LEVEL Bistro at the Commons (386 Commercial St; 508-487-7800; $10-35) offers contemporary comfort food. In summertime, dine outside in the romantic garden courtyard or on the topside deck that boasts great views of Commercial Street and the Harbor.
Another good hotel restaurant option is the Bistro at Crowne Pointe (82 Bradford St.; 508-487-6767; $19-32) Executive Chef Amy Howell wows diners with her seafood bouillabaisse, seared duck breast, and lobster ravioli. Dining is in the hotel's attractive sunroom, just off the hotel lobby. The Lobster Pot (321 Commercial St; 508-487-0842; $17-32) is a traditional New England seafood restaurant on the water, offering the town's best clam chowder and steamed lobster, albeit with a very touristy and fairly straight scene. Lorraine's (133 Commercial St; 508-487-6074; $17-28) is a local favorite, a chef-owned, warm and welcoming bistro with a modern, surprising Mexican- and Latin-inspired menu. It's always a good bet, with notable dishes like blackened-seafood tostadas with black bean-and-corn relish, and tasty slow-cooked pork carnitas. It's in a homey space toward the West End along Commercial.
In the East End, Fanizzi's By the Sea (539 Commercial St; 508-487-1964; $10-25) serves up hearty diner and bistro fare with great harbor views. The d?cor is no-frills, but pleasant, and the quality of ingredients puts the food at a higher caliber than you might expect of such a casual place. The Post Office Caf? (303 Commercial St; 508-487-3892; $8-24), a lively spot that's great for people-watching, has a caf? on the first floor and the Cabaret on the second. Serving good diner food at reasonable prices and providing top-notch gay-popular entertainment, the Caf? has totally modernized and updated its look, and retains a loyal following among locals and tourists alike. Food is served till 1 a.m. in season.
Ciro & Sal's (4 Kiley Ct; 508-487-6444; $15-37) is a reliable bet for traditional Italian food, from calamari sauteed with anchovies, lemon, garlic, and cream to chicken livers prepared with prosciutto, marsala wine, and sage. It's set inside a small house just off Commercial Street, and the dining rooms -- especially the cozy wine cellar -- are ideal for a romantic dinner. An eclectic year-round restaurant, Napi's (7 Freeman St; 508-487-1145; $20-27) offers up a huge menu of mostly Mediterranean fare, but there's also Southwestern, Mexican, Asian, and standard American chow, from cashew-veggie stir-fries to shrimp cooked in tequila with lime juice, garlic, chipotle peppers, and a gazpacho sauce.
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Provincetown: Gay Life
Provincetown: Where to Stay
Provincetown: Where to Play
Provincetown: What to See & Do
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