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September 23, 2004
The restaurant sits on busy Commercial Street, somewhat in the center of town. It's a typical Cape-style building. The front looks onto the street and the back sits on the beach.
This night was chose to sit upstairs in the the upper level because of the kids. They menu upstairs is lighter and more casual. However, I much prefer to sit downstairs.
The upstairs is darker and a little clubby in feel. There is a view of the ocean from the back windows. Most of the activity centers around the popular bar and the piano. It feels like a very urban bar in a big city.
Downstairs the dining room is small but lovely. It's all bleached light wood and has a beach-house feel to it. It's very clean and crisp. The windows sit right at beach level, and you overlook some sandy dunes, a few boats sitting on the beach, and a person or two walking by with their dogs. The feel is perfect here.
Art and George met us here, and it was a fun evening with lots of good food and loud laughter. We had a cute waiter who was very helpful and friendly. He ordered us some crazy martinis called Black Orchids from the bar that set the tone for the evening.
Chef Lauence de Freitas is the head chef here, and he does an outstanding job. I ordered the half of roasted chicken in lingonberry cream sauce. Okay so, it sounds pretty simple, and on some level it was a simple roasted chicken. However, it was perfect, tender, juicy, and roasted just right. The sauce was a bit tart and perfect with this chicken. The kids had burgers (what else) and they loved them.
We have eaten downstairs a number of times, and each time I've left feeling very satisfied. I have had the local fish here, and it's always a safe bet. The waiters know their menus here and are happy to chat about their picks. Sometimes in P'Town service is an issue but never here. These waiters are the best on the Cape; they are professional yet always fun and flirty. However, it would be easy to wait tables here with Laurence De Freitas in the kitchen. I am sure the complaints on food are very few here at The Mews.
The Mews is one of the restaurants in Proviencetown that stays open all year long. I can tell you I would not miss a chance to have a meal here when I am on the Cape. This is dining at its best!
From journal Family Week in P'Town
Medford, New Jersey
May 5, 2003
The wait staff was very kind and helpful. We dined downstairs and had a lovely view across the harbor. The bar/bistro upstairs seemed quite lively for the off-season.
I look forward to going again on our next trip to P-town. Additionally, we felt very comfortable, as a lesbian couple, dining here with a mixed crowd, gay and straight.
From journal New Year's in P-Town