Both Commercial Street haunts have foodie cred: Boston culinary celeb Barbara Lynch helped develop Spindler’s, and Strangers & Saints owner Fred Latasa-Nicks trained at the Culinary Institute of America. And both emphasize seasonal ingredients, with oyster, cheese and charcuterie figuring prominently in both menus—venison and boar salami anyone?
But each spot is a unique experience. Strangers & Saints works a contemporary nautical theme, with aged wood panels and polished brass fixtures. Visit for a drink and a snack or two (or eight); the extensive small plates menu ranges from simple housemade potato chips to curried octopus with smashed chickpeas.
Located in the Waterford Inn, Spindler’s adopts the same approach of offering a modern spin on tradition. It’s your place for a well-executed classic cocktail—a sparkling French 75, perhaps—and fresh takes on tuna niçoise, roasted chicken and the ultimate Cape Cod classic: the lobster roll.—Sarah Shemkus
386 Commercial St., Provincetown
404 Commercial St., Provincetown