The Red Inn, Provincetown
Provincetown , Massachusetts
Tel: 508 487 7334
Concierge.com's insider take:
The Red Inn's 200-year-old dining room in Provincetown's West End is a stunner: Its unparalleled views of Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown's dunes, and Long Point Light have attracted the likes of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Norman Mailer, and Isabella Rossellini. The food is good, though not quite as estimable as that guest list: Our dry, bland grilled lobster made us pine for the traditional boiled variety. Indeed, surprisingly for a restaurant in a fishing town, the Red Inn does best with meat dishes, most notably herb-crusted roasted lamb chops. The wine list is quite good, although it's pricey and, inexplicably, arranged in alphabetical order, instead of by variety or region. Ask to be seated away from the bar or large parties, as some of P-town's rambunctious spirit can drown out the conversation at your own table. There are also eight bright and airy guest rooms and suites, most with the same outstanding sea views. Dinner reservations are essential.
Open Mondays through Wednesdays 5:30 to 9:30 pm, Thursdays through Sundays 10 am to 2:30 pm and 5:30 to 9:30 pm, May through early September; Thursdays through Sundays 5:30 to 9:30 pm, early September through November.